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  • What are the SMS settings for?

    SMS settings are used to add additional security to your account. All accounts require a "birthday," but it is a good idea to also add our two-factor authentications settings. These include SMS authentication, which uses your cellphone's Short Message Service, aka texting service, to verify your identity when you unlock your account. You can also add Google Authenticator either in addition to SMS or instead of SMS. Both of these settings are optional, however, they can increase the security of your Dynadot account. NOTE: Carrier fees may apply for any SMS message sent to your cellphone. How do I activate my SMS Authentication settings? When will I be required to enter my SMS Autehnticator code? How do I change my SMS settings? Help! I lost my cellphone! How do I turn off my SMS Authenticator settings?

  • How do I view a log of my past orders?

    To view a log of your past orders, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "My Info" from the left-side menu bar and click "Order Log" in the drop-down. Here you will see a list of orders you have made with your Dynadot account. To view an order's details, look under the "Item" column and click on the link that corresponds to the order you wish to view. You will find the order details along with the option to generate an invoice or receipt that will load a printer-friendly page for you to print or save. The order log will show you order details, but we also have a payment log that will show you payment details. The payment log is a great place to keep track of your yearly spending with us, especially if you are a bulk ($500/year spending qualification) or super bulk customer ($5,000/year spending qualification).

  • How do I set up DNSSEC?

    To use the Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC), please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Set your name servers. After setting your name servers, select "My Domains" then "Manage Domains" from the left-side menu bar. Under the domain name column, click on your domain name (which should be a link). This will load your domain's setting page. Find the "DNSSEC" section. (You may need to scroll down). It should indicate "Not Set." Click on it. To add a new DNSSEC record, select the top section, "Set a DNSSEC Record". Enter your DNSSEC values in the provided text boxes, then click the "Set DNSSEC Record" button to save your changes. If you already have existing DNSSEC record(s) for another domain and would like to re-use them, select the bottom section, "Use existing DNSSEC Records". Choose the DNSSEC record from the drop-down menu (you can choose up to 3 different DNSSEC records), then click the "Set DNSSEC Records" button to save your changes. NOTE: Dynadot's name servers for services such as domain forwarding, parking, custom DNS, and Email Hosting are NOT configured for DNSSEC. You can configure DNSSEC for our VPS Hosting.

  • What is a support PIN?

    The support PIN is a new security feature used to prevent anyone from gaining account specific information. As of June 1st, 2022 our support team will ask for your Dynadot username and PIN before assisting with account-related inquiries. Your PIN generates a new code when you log into your Dynadot account and is valid for 24 hours. Related help files: How can I find my Support PIN? Can I change/update my PIN number?

  • Help! I lost my cellphone or serial number! How do I change my Google Authenticator or SMS settings?

    If you lost your cellphone or cannot access your Google Authenticator app, you will need to get your settings reset. To submit your reset request, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select “Security” from the "My Info" drop-down menu. Click on either the “Manage Google Authenticator” or Manage SMS Authentication” button. Click on the "Lost Cellphone" link on the new page. Enter the answer to your secret question and provide any additional information below. Please note that your secret question must exactly match what you entered when you created it. Click on the "Submit Request" button to submit your request. A Dynadot team member will review your request before updating your Google Authenticator or SMS settings. We may contact you at your account email if we need to you to provide additional information. Please allow up to 2 business days to process your request.

  • Can I change/update my PIN number?

    Sign in to your Dynadot account. Click ‘My Info’ > ‘Security’. Scroll down to the Customer Pin section. Here you can reset the PIN as well as see when it expires.

  • What do the statuses on my backorder requests page mean?

    There are 5 statuses that you may come across from the backorder requests page of the user control panel. Here are what they mean. ACTIVE: Domain names that you have placed backorder requests for. Status will change after the name has dropped. SUCCESS: The domain was successfully secured on your behalf, either by you being the only person who placed the request or winning it at auction. AUCTION: The domain is currently in auction. It is open for bids. FAILED: The domain was not successfully secured for your account. It means we have failed to catch the name. DIDN'T WIN: The domain was not successfully secured for your account. It was won by someone else in auction. Note: We send email notification when we successfully catch the domain name that you requested. If you are the only person who requested the name, we will automatically create an order for you. If there were multiple requests, the domain will go to a public auction where everyone has a chance to win the domain.

  • How do I know if my domain is locked?

    To check the status of your domain lock, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "My Domains" from the left-side menu bar and click "Manage Domains" in the drop-down. Find the domain name(s) from your domain list and look to the far right until you see a "Lock" icon. If you hover over the icon, it will say "Locked" or "Unlocked". You can also see if a domain is locked by clicking on the domain from the "Manage Domains" page and scrolling down to the "Transfer Lock" section. We recommend keeping your domains locked unless you are in the process of a transfer. This helps ensure their security. If you do leave a domain unlocked, our system will relock it after 14 days. Learn how to unlock your domain.

  • How do I change my SMS settings?

    If you have already activated your account's SMS settings, and you need to edit your SMS settings, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select “Security” from the "My Info" drop-down menu. Unlock your account using the button at the top of the page. Under the "SMS Authentication" section, enter in your Dynadot account password in the "Password" box. Click on the "Disable SMS" button. Click on the "Delete SMS Phone Number” button. Enter in your new cellphone number. Click on the "Set SMS Phone Number" button. Next, click on the “Get SMS Token" button. A 6-digit code will be sent to your cellphone number to ensure you have access to the cellphone number you entered. This test code will expire 1 hour after it is sent. Enter in the SMS test code in the "Enter Token" box. Click on the "Enable SMS" button to save your changes. NOTE: Carrier fees may apply for any SMS message sent to your cellphone. How do I activate my SMS Authentication settings? When will I be required to enter my SMS Authenticator code? Help! I lost my cellphone! How do I turn off my SMS Authenticator settings?

  • Do you have reseller accounts available for your services?

    No, we do not offer reseller accounts with our services. A reseller is a company or person that buys domains from a domain registrar or another domain reseller on behalf of their customers. Often with resellers, the domain you purchase is not owned by you, but is instead owned by the reseller, which is something to be aware of. Dynadot itself is an ICANN-accredited domain registrar, which means we have direct connections to the central registries of the top-level domain extensions (TLDs) we sell. This also means that you are always the owner of any domain registered with us, even if you use our domain privacy service. Not sure if you own your domain? You can do a Whois lookup to find out.

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