Go Daddy & Paypal implicated in domain snatch

From: Rod 
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The Domains were used as leverage to get a rare single twitter handle.
That Paypal gave up the dudes last four of his credit card and Godaddy  
used it as verification are really bad.
http://it.slashdot.org/story/14/01/29/1527247/developer-loses-single-letter-twitter-handle-through-extortion

The other take away seems to be acvoid custom e-mail logins. Is there away  
to secure your own e-mail login?
Does good security demand you use a big brother corp e-mail account?



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=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ It means if you are still using GoDaddy for your domains, you may want to consider changing. GoDaddy has long had a history of attacks, data leaks, and all around negative reviews. I left them several years ago during the SOPA/PIPA scandals, and went to Namecheap. I am glad I did. Paypal is another service I have been refusing to use. They have horrible business practcies and shoddy customer service. I only use them as a last resort.

=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Paypal coughing up CC digits seems to be the problem from my read. I'd substitute "find a real registrar" for "avoid custom email domains". Regards, dtb - -- "Some things in life can never be fully appreciated nor understood unless experienced firsthand. Some things in networking can never be fully understood by someone who neither builds commercial networking equipment nor runs an operational network." RFC 1925 -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.17 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Thunderbird - http://www.enigmail.net/ iQEcBAEBAgAGBQJS6UfjAAoJEMP+wtEOVbcdpEIIAIGCw6VSj3VPmbPT9Jivxwju rr/aAo6tEio5H/dTKCN1en5KohiZwAP+GMuLF85j1+47zGXPQVRj6Pe0O6DR5yy8 HdRWzjnKkXhBF85fHk2Mb+MPq7S5u/Z/b2DrZpBc9wCJiu9ATv74N5MmdZvy+iA1 vxsaviznOqexLmSke56IKtMEWLiZxyZZ6NTkiMKsyxi/VTldtWX+5OeFzVT6PCvv b1Z34dzj3ptLKq2EiKTLXRh3SuUX3jziHqv8I31ty0SQivqC2LyliVNv5NQg+XVG ArPppeaEpi7kS0ffGSF3cNqHk1UvmB7fSZOXIlqgKPvcS5lI9auJLi0DhQ+jwjM= =+9od -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

=============================================================== From: Rod ------------------------------------------------------ I never used godaddy. ;) On Wed, 29 Jan 2014 13:26:43 -0500, Dave Brockman wrote:

=============================================================== From: Chad Smith ------------------------------------------------------ GoDaddy is the devil. On top of everything else - if you search for a domain through their service, and don't register it with them soon, there is a good chance they will just register it themselves because they know someone (you) is interested in it. *- Chad W. Smith*

=============================================================== From: David White ------------------------------------------------------ As Rod said, I too, never use GoDaddy. Never have, never will.

=============================================================== From: Dan Eveland ------------------------------------------------------ I used GoDaddy for maybe 50 domains. I got tired of the up-selling for everything I tried to do. Now as they come up for renewal I am switching to Hover. So far Hover has been great.