Not sure what category this goes in but can change if needed.
I’ve purchased my fair share of domains over the last few years with multiple services.
Recently I gave GoDaddy a shot again and was signed up and working within a few hours as usual.
However I was recently contacted by a Pheonix number asking me to verify that I was the one that made the purchase. I already don’t like having to provide a phone number for something as simple as a DNS set up and have never had this happen before.
Anyone else had a similar experience? I cant think of any special circumstance for my purchase that would require a phone call so it must be a new policy.
I agree. I’m sure they’re doing it in the name of “security”, what with all the major issues there have been lately. However, that’s not to say they’re not crossing a line or pushing boundaries all the same.
Sucks about Namecheap not having what you need, but it happens. Checkout WhoIsGuard to minimize harassment on your new domain.
I believe (Assuming/pulling it out of my ass because it would make sense) That they’re doing this because a while ago, someone got their entire website taken over because someone called them up, pretended to be the owner, and instantly got access to the domain. (Twitter user @n, I think? could be a separate thing, tho. was a while ago.)
I think this also has to do with verification check. In light of trying to avoid selling domains that might otherwise have to do with nefarious activities, it’s one way to try and fix the problem… I don’t see it helping much though.