DNS security and domain hijacking

Posted May 12, 2015 4.5k views

If I point my domain to Digital Ocean’s name servers, could someone else surreptitiously create their own DO account and create DNS entries for my domain, thereby hijacking it? What stops that from happening?

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Don’t point your domain to DO’s nameservers before you added the domain to your account.

Got it. Thanks for responding.

Nothing stops it from happening, if you do make the mistake of configuring your TLD records first. It happened to me a few days ago and their other customer is damaging our brand by using our domain for nefarious purposes. Anyone know how to contact support? No one is responding to the support ticket I created.

I just had this happen. I use to have a Droplet for a specific domain and wasn’t using it so I removed it and I decided to remove the domain from DigitalOcean networking but I did not update my name servers for the domain. It got hijacked like @michael.prescott.spambox ’s. I sent in a ticket. Hopefully I get a response. So remember to remove the name server settings if you remove it from DigitalOcean networking.