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Private emails with caught domain names

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  1. anthony United Kingdom

    anthony Well-Known Member

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    When I register dropped domain names, I tend to use catch all email initially, so as to provide a basic filter for possible future use, mainly to be spam aware. I don't know if anyone else bothers with this side of things, but it also highlights a glaring hole from a security or privacy perspective.

    One domain I nabbed in the past few months is frankly frightening. I swear I know far too much about this guy, and could quite easily gain access to a number of accounts with well known internet organisations who offer simple 'forgotten password' facilities.

    It also makes you aware of the problems for yourself in the future. I'll bet quite a few of you have multiple email addresses tied to a small number of domains (maybe just one domain) that you own. If you kicked the bucket tomorrow, you'd want to be sure these particular domains are made aware to your family, as it's not a genie they can easily put back in the bottle once someone else has the domain.
     
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    Edwin Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    That's why I renew the domain tied to my email account for 10 years at a time. Which reminds me it needs doing again (thanks) as it's only got 5.5 years to go...
     
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    Great if it's a .com but not possible with .uk
     
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    Really important post Anthony - it has got me thinking about ensuring important domains are looked after properly should anything happen to me.
     
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    I have had to forward some really important news from a caught domain (and not the Nigerian banker type news!)
     
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    That's a good read, cheers. Can you imagine the info some of the top catchers are sitting on? Maybe companies should revisit the prospect of using the .ltd.uk, at least that would limit info leaking to all but the next limited company to use the name. Then again, there are problems with that route too.
     
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