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#271708 23-May-2020 16:36
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Hi there, I'm looking for improving the security on my domain a bit - I'd like a domain registrar with two-factor auth. Any ones you'd recommend?

 

I did a bit of research into registrars that offer 2FA and wrote it up here: https://www.markhansen.co.nz/nz-domain-2fa/.

 

Looks like Gandi is the best bet for medium-prices, OK security, and a native NZ registrar registered with the Domain Name Commission from what I can tell.

 

Am I missing any registrars with 2FA that you'd recommend?

 

I've emailed the Domain Name Comission and asked them to update their list of registrars with whether or not they support 2FA, would make this a lot easier and maybe incentivise the industry to get a bit more secure.


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  #2490111 23-May-2020 16:41
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  #2490112 23-May-2020 16:44
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I gave metaname a go, but ran into some bugs with importing zones (ended up getting my domain into an invalid state). Support was helpful and reset my state, but I don't think they fixed the underlying issue, which kinda put me off. The metaname UI is pretty tough to use too, particularly for registrations.

 

Props to metaname for being the first registrar in NZ to support 2FA though, back in 2013!


 
 
 
 


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  #2490127 23-May-2020 17:20
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Metaname was great when I implemented DNSSEC by adding a new algorithm used by my DNS holster in a few minutes after my request.






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  #2490130 23-May-2020 17:29
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Wow that's pretty wild! Also a DNS holster sounds like something a cyberspy would use


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  #2490209 23-May-2020 21:33
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Highly recommend Metaname, they have 2FA and also have good DNSSEC support. Sitehost have also got 2FA available, and they have great support.


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  #2490213 23-May-2020 21:38
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amanzi:

 

Sitehost have also got 2FA available, and they have great support.

 

 

Yeah another vote for Sitehost. Have been using them for over a decade.


 
 
 
 


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  #2490247 23-May-2020 22:08
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Another vote for Metaname. Their UI is gold standard for their sort of business IMHO. Others don't even come close...


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  #2490295 23-May-2020 22:40
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  #2490480 24-May-2020 13:45
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>Another vote for Metaname. Their UI is gold standard for their sort of business IMHO. Others don't even come close...

 

I think Metaname did a great job on supporting 2FA first, but I'm pretty surprised to hear praise for Metaname's UI - are we talking about the same UI? The tiny almost totally unstyled forms? Even the font sizes are inconsistent from one settings page to the next... it gives off Hello-World Rails app vibes.


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  #2490498 24-May-2020 14:32
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markhnsn: I think Metaname did a great job on supporting 2FA first, but I'm pretty surprised to hear praise for Metaname's UI - are we talking about the same UI? The tiny almost totally unstyled forms? Even the font sizes are inconsistent from one settings page to the next... it gives off Hello-World Rails app vibes.

 

To be perfectly honest, for me Metaname is also perfect in the UI space.

 

Yes, it doesn't look "as nice" as other providers, but it is functional and this is key. It loads quickly and the whole site is very lightweight, they're able to make changes on the fly as customers request it and they have a full API. I wouldn't personally have it any other way. They also were the first to introduce features such as WHOIS Security and have supported DNSSEC from the very start also. Having a complex UI often means providers are not as agile in incorporating features.

 

For me I use Cloudflare for DNS so hardly ever have to login to Metaname anyway but this wasn't always the case - even when I was using the Metaname DNS management for my domains I found it highly responsive.





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