- It's my account! Why do you need me to send in identification?
We take your account security very seriously and have invested a great amount of resources and effort into making sure our system is safe and secure for our users by using state-of-the-art technology. If a hacker were to gain access to your email account, it would not take much work for them to submit password lookups for any other account that is associated with your email address. Something as simple as a password lookup has resulted in domains being stolen from their owners or having their website traffic hijacked. Fortunately, Dynadot has added several layers of security to try and prevent hackers from stealing your valuable domains. These include your "birthday," secret question and answer, Google Authenticator, and SMS security. When we may ask you to send photo identification to confirm who you are: You have forgotten your "Birthday" You have forgotten or have entered in an incorrect secret answer You have lost your cellphone or need to reset your Google Authenticator or SMS 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.
- What is your Spam Policy?
Dynadot does not allow its services to be used for the transmission of spam. If we receive any complaints about your domain being used to send spam, we will promptly start an investigation. First, you will receive an email warning from us notifying you that we have received a spam complaint for your domain(s), and asking you to stop sending spam. If you choose to ignore our warning and continue to send spam, we will deactivate your domain or disable your entire Dynadot account (depending on the severity of the situation). You will no longer be able to control the name servers for your domain(s), and instead a Dynadot "domain cancelled for spam abuse" page will appear in its place. You will not receive a refund or an account credit. To report a domain that has sent spam, please submit a spam complaint.
- Are there any limitations to your web hosting plans?
We currently offer two types of web hosting. Each of our options has its pros and cons depending on your hosting needs. Here are a few limitations to our web hosting packages. Our Email Hosting can be used for unlimited email accounts as well as a website; however: Email Hosting is only for simple, static HTML websites. PHP and MySQL databases are not supported. You cannot upload and run scripts, and there is no cgi-bin with existing scrips like formmail. There is no shell access to your account (e.g. using SSH or telnet). Spam websites, adult content, or illegal content are not allowed. Our VPS Hosting gives you the benefit of a dedicated server without the cost; however: VPS Hosting is for more advanced users who have some technical skills and experience with building a website. It is an unmanaged service, meaning that users will be expected to manage their own software installations and troubleshoot any issues on their own. Spam websites, adult content, or illegal content are not allowed. Not sure if web hosting is right for you? Check out our easy-to-use, intuitive Website Builder that requires no coding! Try it for free or upgrade to get more tools including email!
- My payment has been made, why am I being asked to verify my order?
We realize that we take a stricter approach to fraud prevention than most other registrars. With "card not present" orders (or orders placed online), the onus is on the merchant, and we are responsible for all fees associated with the chargebacks and reversals we receive. Aside from these unwanted and costly charges, we are disheartened when we discover a stolen credit card or hacked PayPal account has been used to fund orders made with us and, thus, do our best to avoid such occurrences. Because of this, we have developed a sophisticated fraud filter that selects which orders require verification. If you receive one such request, please do not take it personally as there are many factors at play and the request is by no means an accusation. "I paid with my verified PayPal account, do I still have to do this?" Yes, we do receive reversals from even verified PayPal accounts. "How many times will I be asked to verify?" Once you verify an order, a note will be made in your account. In most cases, you will not be asked to verify again.
- One of your customers is violating my copyright. Will Dynadot help me?
Dynadot respects the intellectual property rights of others and is committed to protecting such rights where they exist. If you believe your copyright or other intellectual property right is being violated by one of our customers, please submit a Copyright Complaint. Be sure to forward us any evidence or proof of infringement so that we may better serve you. We will initiate an investigation and take action where we find conclusive proof of infringement. Please be aware that in some cases we may require you to provide us with a court order or administrative order before we are able to assist you. We reserve the right to take no action on copyright complaints without the backing of an order issued by a court of law or an administrative body. You may also obtain resolution by contacting the domain or website owner directly and demanding that they "cease and desist." You can find out who the owner is by using our Whois Lookup. If the owner is using our domain privacy, you can call, email, or mail them at the contact information provided and we will forward your message on to them. We encourage all complainants to utilize this approach before submitting a formal copyright complaint to Dynadot. Has someone claimed you're violating their copyright? Find out what you can do to defend yourself.
- Someone stole my Dynadot account! How can I get it back?
If this is the first time this has happened to you, we will make a one-time exception and help you get your Dynadot account back once you have proven that you are indeed the true account owner. In regards to any subsequent account break-ins, we cannot help you get your account back since you and you alone are responsible for the security of the account. Dynadot has invested a good amount of effort into maintaining the security of our system. It is the sole responsibility of the creator of the account to keep the account safe and secure. This is clearly stated in our Service Agreement under Part 1, Section 6, Account Security. We urge you to choose a password with a healthy mixture of numbers and letters and change it often to keep your account safe to avoid any account break-ins.
- Does Dynadot keep a domain portfolio?
No, Dynadot does not and has never kept a domain portfolio. In addition to dynadot.com, we also own additional domains that make sense for us to own as a business. This includes misspellings of dynadot such as the common typo "dyandot.com" and dynadot itself on other top-level domain extensions such as dynadot.net and dynadot.domains. Most of these domains are simply being forwarded back to our main website. One fun domain that we own is our custom short link, dyna.me. You'll see this used to link back to our website on our social media pages including Facebook and Twitter. You may notice Dynadot's contact information show up in the Whois of many domains. This is because the domain is registered with us and the owner has chose to use our domain privacy service, which replaces their contact information with ours. If you are interested in getting in touch with the owner of that domain, you can send your message to email@example.com and we will forward it to the owner for you.
- What is a Counter-Verification?
A Counter-Verification is a signed and certified document that you submit to us in order to dispute a Copyright Complaint that a third party has lodged against you. By submitting a counter-verification, you are certifying under penalty of perjury any facts and/or evidence that refute the claims of copyright infringement regarding your domain name and/or website. A counter-verification must include all of the following: Your full name (first, middle, last). Your address (physical address, not a PO Box or mail service). Your telephone number, including country code if not the United States. Your fax number, if you have one (optional). Your email address. A submission of documents, evidence, and/or an explanation to negate the copyright infringement claim made against you. Your declaration that it is your good faith belief that the use of the material complained of is authorized by the copyright holder (aka the complainant), or otherwise permitted under the law, or that the complainant does not have a legally enforceable copyright claim. Your declaration, under penalty of perjury, that the information you are providing regarding the infringing material and the copyright is accurate. Your signature (may be electronically signed). Let us clarify the types of evidence we would accept to support your counter-verification with a few examples. We would accept, for instance, evidence that the complainants gave their express permission to you to republish or resell their materials. Also, we would accept identification of and copies of the text of a statute, law, or regulation recognized by either United States law or the International Berne Convention, that lawfully permits your use of the material. Still another example is if you can provide documents or proof that the complainant somehow does not own a legally enforceable copyright. If more than one copyright complaint has been lodged against you, we will require you to submit a separate counter-verification for each complaint. We must receive counter-verifications by the deadlines specified in our notices and emails. If we do not receive your documents in a timely fashion, you run the risk of your services being terminated. You may submit your counter-verification to us by fax, email, or postal mail, as follows: Fax: +1 (415) 869-2893 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mail: P.O. Box 345, San Mateo, CA 94401 Once we receive your counter-verification, we evaluate it for completeness and accuracy under the standards set forth above. If we determine that the counter-verification is satisfactory, then we may restore your services (if disabled), and/or request that the complainant seek a court or administrative order to disable your services.
- Does Dynadot save my searches?
No, Dynadot does not and has never saved any searches on our website. This includes, but is not limited to domain searches, bulk searches, IDN searches, as well as searches in our expired auctions, marketplace, and backorders. You may find that a domain you search for is available one day and gone the next. This could be for any number of reasons, which is why we recommend registering your domain idea when it's available because there is no guarantee that it will stay available for long. Please note that Dynadot also does not keep a domain portfolio.