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New York Times site hack shifts attention to registry locks

Jaikumar Vijayan | Aug. 30, 2013
Mechanism provides relatively easy way to mitigate risk of unauthorized DNS changes, security researchers say.

Matthew Prince, co-founder of CloudFlare, saiddomain registrars generally do not make it easy for website owners to request registry locks, however. "[Locks] make processes like automatic renewals more difficult," Prince said in a blog post. "However, if you have a domain that may be at risk, you should insist that your registrar put a registry lock in place."


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