16-03-2017 03:31 PM - edited 16-03-2017 03:48 PM
Hi, I asked this question previously but it was not addressed:
From a security standpoint, what is happening to the freeserve.co.uk domain when it expires on 31/7/17? Will it become available for any crook on the planet to register and begin receiving everyone's emails where they have omitted to change the address?
If this is not handled responsibly, for example EE renewing domain registrations and sitting on them to retain control and prevent abuse, I see this being a very bad situation for all customers. It is completely out of their control who will be able register the domains and receive all customers emails still going these legacy email accounts.
This is particularly worrying when considering how password reset mechanisms typically work, they send a reset link to the registered email address. If a crook registers the domains, they could receive emails and know exactly what sites to go to and the email address to use in order to request a password reset and thus gain control of the account for malicious purposes (fraud, buying goods, blackmail etc).
I await your considered response on exactly how this approaching scenario will be handled.
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16-03-2017 03:34 PM
P.S. freeserve.co.uk domain registration information available here for everyone to see:
It's been registered since 31-Jul-1998, 19 years ago!
21-03-2017 02:07 PM
It's a separate issue & a v. good point. It's better & clearer to have your own thread. Your posts will be seen & acted upon wherever they are.
21-03-2017 05:44 PM
And all the other 8 domains, I presume, @Karen_C?
by Qmab 19:14 05.12.18
by Littleoldme 23:33 01.12.18