Someone stole my domain name. What can I do?

 Someone Stole My Domain

Posted on January 4, 2017
Author: Katherine Bruhl Zraik
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Have you ever let your domain name expire by mistake and then someone snatched it up before you could renew it? If you answered yes, you are not alone. Here are some ways you can go about getting your domain name back and avoiding this situation in the future.

Check to see if your domain is in a “redemption period” :

Call your domain provider. Your domain could still be in a “redemption period”. This means that your domain provider still has your domain name and they are willing to give it back to you for a small fee. GoDaddy charges an $80 recovery fee. This “redemption period” only lasts for 1-2 months so if your domain name just expired, give the company you bought it from a call. They may be able to help you.

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How Secure is WordPress?

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Posted on January 2, 2017
Author: Katherine Bruhl Zraik
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If you have ever had your website hacked into, you know the havoc that malicious code can wreak on your website. Any website can be hacked into if you are not using best security practices but recently, WordPress has become more of a target for many reasons. As a result, it has become very important for you address security concerns as you create and manage your WordPress website.

Plugins and Themes are created by developers and most of them are legitimate but some developers are malicious and they embed code into the themes and plugins that you use. This code can leave your website vulnerable to hackers and even blacklisted or removed from search engines.

First and foremost, always have secure usernames and passwords. This should be a given but I’ve seen too many people call their username “admin” or have passwords like “password123”. If you use these login credentials, you can be sure that your WordPress website will be hacked. Here are some ways to prevent your WordPress site from being compromised.
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