Afternic adds 2-step verification

Last summer I wrote an article imploring Afternic to allow clients to add two-factor verification to their accounts. The additional security measure is necessary because if a customer’s account were compromised, the wrong actor could lower the price of a Fast Transfer qualifying domain name, allowing it to be sold and transferred at a price much lower than its own. valuation.

Earlier today, Afternic announced that customers can now add a second layer of security to their account. The two-step verification option is now available for all customers to activate in their accounts. The email that was sent, which I posted below, includes instructions on setting up 2-factor authentication.

I strongly urge Afternic customers to configure this ASAP:

In direct response to customer inquiries, we offer you another way to strengthen the security of your Afternic account.

Two-Step Verification (2SV) is an additional layer of security that helps reduce account compromise due to phishing attacks and other forms of online fraud.

2SV works by forcing you to log in with two successive factors: something you know (your password) and something you have access to (a code sent to your mobile device).

If you’ve already set up 2SV on other online accounts, the process should look familiar. Simply:
Go to the Details page for your Afternic account. Scroll down to the Security section and click on the new “Manage two-step verification” button.
Choose the 2SV method you want to use and then select “Continue”. Complete the setup process according to the method you selected.
Add a 2SV backup method to minimize the hassle if something goes wrong (like losing your phone). Just click the “Add Backup” button on the 2SV screen to add a backup method.
If you have any questions about how the 2SV works, read What is two-step verification? before continuing.

For any additional questions, please contact Afternic support.