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Account & Domain Security
- 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?
- 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?
- Do I really have to enter my Google Authenticator token code or SMS code on every login?
No, you don't. You can choose to either enter your code at every login or have our system remember your IP address and only enter the code when you're logging in from a new IP address. The default setting has code entry at each login, but if you want to change it, you can do so by following these instructions: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Click "My Info" from the left-side menu bar, then click "Security". Click Unlock Account , verify your identity by entering your "birthday" as well as your Google Authenticator token code and/or your SMS code into the "Account Lock" area. Click the "Unlock Account" button. Scroll down to the "Autehntication Settings" section. Here you can select either "Every Login (Most Secure)" or "Every New IP Address" and then click "Save Settings" to save your changes. Haven't added this extra layer of security yet? Learn how to add Google Authenticator and/or SMS Authentication to your account!
- 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.
- How can I find my support PIN?
Sign in to your Dynadot account. Hover over your name (located on the right hand side of the screen). Your PIN number will be below your email address. Here is an example:
- 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.
- What is the "Account Lock" feature?
The "Account Lock" feature is a security feature used to prevent anyone from hijacking your domains and/or changing important account information. You are required to verify your identity before the system allows you to unlock your domains and/or change your account details. We recommend adding 2 step verification to your account to further enhance your account and domain security. Please note that if left unlocked, our system will automatically lock it again for your security after 1 hour.
- How do I unlock my account?
To unlock your Dynadot account, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "My Info" from the left-side menu bar then “Security” from the drop-down. On the "Security Settings" page, click the “Unlock Account” button. To unlock your account, you must enter your "birthday," which is a date you specified when you created your account. (NOTE: The account birthday is not necessarily your actual birthday). If you have Google Authenticator and/or SMS authorized for your account, you will also need to enter your token code (Google Authenticator) and/or SMS code. Click on the "Unlock Account" button. Your account will be unlocked for one (1) hour before our system automatically locks it again for your security. While the account is unlocked, you will be able to change important account information. If you do not remember your "Birthday," you can use the "Forgot Birthday" button on the Account Lock page to submit a request for help. If you lost your cellphone or otherwise no longer have access to your Google Authenticator and/or SMS, you can let us know by clicking "Lost Cellphone" on the Account Lock page.
- When will I be required to enter my Google Authenticator token code?
Google Authenticator, along with your "birthday" and SMS Authenticator is a great way to add extra security to your account. This is why we recommend keeping it as a part of your account security. Once you've added it to your account, you will be required to enter your Google Authenticator token along with your username and password when you login to your Dynadot account. You will also be required to enter it anytime you unlock your account. Unlocking your account is required for certain account functions such as editing your account info and unlocking your domains. If you are using both Google Authenticator and SMS Authentication, you will need to enter both along with your "birthday" to unlock your account, but at login you will only be required to enter your Google token code after your username and password. Lost your cellphone? Forgot your birthday?
- How do I lock my account?
If you've unlocked your account for any reason, our system will automatically re-lock it within one hour for security reasons. However, we recommend re-locking your account as soon as you no longer need to have it unlocked. If you're not sure if your account is locked or not, please check with these steps: Select "My Info" from the left-side menu bar and click "Security" in the drop-down. Under the "Account Lock Status", check to see if it is locked or unlocked. Press the "Lock Account Now" button if the account is unlocked.