- Why do you need a birthday and secret question and answer from me?
Dynadot takes your account security seriously. This is why we ask you to enter a secret question and answer as well as a "birthday" on your first login. The information you enter should be valid information that you will be able to remember as we will ask for this information during certain account functions such as editing your account info and unlocking your domains. Your "birthday" does not need to be your actual birthday, but should be a date that you will be able to remember. If you do forget it, you'll need to submit a forgot birthday request. Your secret question should be something a stranger would not know about you. For example: Question: favorite food Answer: apple Please note that in the future, your secret answer must be entered exactly as it was when you created it. So, for the example above, "Apple" or "APPLE" would be seen as incorrect by our system. When will I be required to enter my "birthday"? When will I be required to enter my secret answer and question? Forgot your "birthday"? Want to add even more security to your account? Add Google Authenticator and/or SMS Authenticator to your account.
- 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.
- 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?
- How can I get a copy of your W-9 form?
If you are a US customer, you may need a copy of the W-9 form of companies that you have sent money to. W-9 forms are used for tax reporting purposes. The form lists your basic info, type of business (if applicable), and Tax ID or social security number. If you need Dynadot to send you our W-9 form, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your request. These requests are typically processed within 24 hours.
- When will I be required to enter my "birthday"?
The first time you login to your Dynadot account, we ask you to set up a "birthday," which does not need to be your actual birthday, but should be a date that you will be able to remember. This is a part of our account security. You will be asked to enter your "birthday" whenever you want to unlock your account. Reasons for unlocking your account include editing your account info and unlocking your domains. In addition to your "birthday," we also have options to add SMS Authentication and/or Google Authenticator, which we recommend doing to increase your account and domain security. Please note that if you forget your "birthday," you may be required to submit identification.
- How do I sign up for a new Dynadot account?
Thanks for asking! There are two ways you can create a new Dynadot account: Visit our Create Account page and fill out the form. Create an order on our website and the system will prompt you to create an account if you do not already have one. Not sure what to order? We've got plenty to choose from! Register your dream domain Transfer a domain you already own to us Preorder a domain that hasn't even launched yet! Shop our domain market where you can buy and sell, bid on, or catch your next domain! Build your website - check out our easy-to-use and fully customizable Website Builder templates (the first page is free!) Purchase one of our web hosting plans - we've got VPS! Secure your website with SSL Like Dynadot on Facebook Follow Dynadot on Twitter Follow Dynadot on LinkedIn Follow Dynadot on Google+ Follow Dynadot on Pinterest Check out the Dynadot Blog
- Can I have my renewal notices sent to a second email address?
Yes, you can specify a second email address that will also receive renewal notices. If you provide a renewal email address, renewal notices will be sent to your renewal email address as well as the primary email address. You can set your renewal email address by editing your account information.
- When will I be required to enter my secret question and answer?
The first time you login to your Dynadot account, we ask you to set up a secret question and answer. This is a part of our account security. You will be asked to enter your secret answer if you forget your birthday or lose your cellphone and cannot access either your SMS Authentication code or Google Authentication token code. Please note that if you forget your secret answer, you will be required to submit identification.
- I have my email forwarded to my Comcast, Gmail, or Yahoo account. Why are my messages not coming through?
If you are using our email forwarding service (free with domain registration), all emails that arrive in your inbox are sent over a common server, even those sent from outside sources. When you mark unwanted emails as "spam," email providers such as Yahoo, Gmail, and Comcast may end up blocking the forwarding server, believing it to be a spam source. Even though these messages are coming from 3rd party sources, the result is that you will end up blocking your own messages. While it does seem counter-intuitive, we recommend not flagging forwarded messages as spam, or using another email provider altogether. NOTE: This applies to email forwarding only. Email addresses provided with your web hosting account (Email or VPS) or your website builder business plan are not affected.
- Why am I getting this Contact Record Whois Verification email and what is it?
The Contact Record Whois Verification email, along with the similar Account Info Whois Verification email, are part of a new ICANN (the Internet Corporation of Names and Numbers) requirement. The requirement came into effect when we signed the ICANN 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA). Basically, you are required to verify any Whois contact information that is attached to a generic top-level domain (gTLD), such as .COM. This email is sent out when you: create a new contact record and then select it for one or more of your gTLDs edit an existing contact record that is set to one or more of your gTLDs purchase a gTLD that will use your default contact record and it is unverified When you edit a contact record, you will be able to see if a Contact Record Whois Verification email was sent out after you hit "Save Contact." If an email was sent out, it will say so under the "gTLD Verification" section. This is also where you can choose to resend the verification email. You can see whether or not your Whois contact records are verified by visiting the "Contact Records" page from the "Domains" drop down in your Dynadot account. Here you will see a list of your contact records. If you look in the far right column, "gTLD Verified," you will see "Yes" if the contact record is verified, "No" if it is not verified and does not need to be (this could be true because the contact record is either unused by any TLDs or is being used by a non-gTLD), or "Verifying," which means the Contact Record Whois Verification email has been sent to you and you need to complete the verification. See an example below (click on it to enlarge): Domain Whois Contact Records in Dynadot Account You can also see if you have any Whois verifications in the notifications section of your Dynadot account. In this section, you can also see if you need to verify your account information via our Account Info Whois Verification email (the second row on the example below). gTLD Whois Verification in Dynadot Account Notifications If you fail to verify your Whois contact record within 15 days of receiving the Contact Record Whois Verification email, you will be unable to manage them. This means you will not be able to renew or change your domain settings until the contact is verified.