Hypothetical nameserver switch domain stealing...?


#1

As I understand it, all one has to do to switch DNS to a different host is change the nameserver/s, and have that host respond to the domain.

But how is the account ownership verified here? Could someone potentially create the domain directory you’re trying to host and as soon as you switch DNS they will have control of your domain?

Obviously, dreamhost will not create a domain that already exists on their servers, but what if you somehow gain knowledge of a future transfer and create the domain under your account before the transferee has a chance to.


#2

Yep, but a quick message to Support with proof of ownership of your domain should clear things up. If you’ve registered the domain here, then it’s a piece of cake. If it’s registered elsewhere, there may be extra hoops to jump through to prove it’s yours.

-Scott


#3

That’s what I thought, thanks.