The Domain Lock tool inserts additional, manual authentication requirements into the processes for modifying domain names.
The tool is targeted at high-traffic websites with substantial brand protection and security interests but can be applied to any .uk domain.
DNS hijacking occurs when an attacker gains unauthorised access to the DNS system and modifies registration data for malicious purposes – for example, by redirecting traffic to a different website that could display objectionable material or be used for phishing.
DNS attacks are rare, but on the increase. They have the potential to disrupt business and damage consumer confidence. Nominet is focused on offering increased security in the management and registration of domain names, and helping companies to protect their brands online.