So I’ve never kept my domain and hosting separate. I wanted to host a friend’s domain using my web host.
All I did was change the nameservers to point to Dreamhost’s nameservers (ns1.dreamhost.com, etc) in the Namecheap control panel and then add the domain to my Dreamhost account.
My question is–since there was no authentication or verification, what security is there to prevent someone else from adding the domain to their host prior to me doing so? If the domain is pointed to the Dreamhost nameservers but hasn’t been added to an account yet, is anyone free to add it?
I know this is a seemingly simple questions, but I don’t get it.