To manage your domains, we need access to them.
Full vs. Limited Access #
But we don’t need (or want!) full access because that kind of access is dangerous.
- It means giving us your account’s credentials (e.g., username and password), which is never a good idea, especially if you use the same (or similar) username and password combination on other websites. We do our best to store this kind of data securely, but you also have an ethical and often legal or regulatory responsibility to reduce your exposure.
- Registrars also keep some personal and billing info on record, which would also be at least partially visible to us.
- There’s practically no oversight. Anybody with full access could potentially make almost any change to your account.
Many registrars offer ways to provide limited access to third parties because it’s much safer.
- You don’t have to share your passwords.
- It reduces the exposure of your personal and billing info.
- Some registrars also provide better oversight when granting this kind of access. Every registrar has a different approach but they typically include some combination of transparency features, veto power, and permission management.
- Your domains stay under your control.
Granting Limited Access #
Different registrars have different approaches. To help you properly and safely grant us limited access, we provide instructions for a number of registrars. We’ll add instructions for more as the need arises.