Podcast: How to protect your domain registration accounts against attack or misuse
I recently had the opportunity to record a podcast with my friend and ICANN colleague, Scott Pinzon, on the subject of protecting domain registration accounts against attack or misuse. We discuss a recent report from ICANN's Security and Stability Advisory Committee that tackles this problem space with a vengeance. Some of the questions Scott asks (and I attempt to answer) are listed below:
What kinds of attacks or misuse does SSAC's report consider?
Can these attacks lead to other kinds of attacks?
Are the measures SSAC recommends practical for individuals and micro-businesses or are they only interesting for large organization?
Are domain name holders really on their own, can registrars or other providers able to help, and if yes, does the report tell me how to make an informed choice?
Can you make a case that this report is relevant for the skeptics of the world who believe "I don’t really have any enemies, and most people don’t know about my account. I don’t think anybody’s going to come after me. And I think probably my registrar protects my account anyway.”?
The podcast audio can be found here. A transcript of the audio is also available.