EnCirca’s SOC 2 Audit Reports

EnCirca is pleased to provide copies of its SOC 2 security audit report available to existing and prospective customers, partners and Registry suppliers. The 84-page SOC 2 Report is available after the execution of a Non-Disclosure Agreement. For those of you who do not require this level of detail, a shorter 10-page SOC 3 Report is publicly available below.

What is SOC 2 Certification?

SOC 2 certification assures clients we use systems to protect their data. It audits security, availability, process integrity, privacy and confidentiality. EnCirca has a Type 2 certification covering a twelve month period from March 1, 2021 - February 28, 2022.

SOC 2 covers operational control systems following a predefined Trust Services Principles and Criteria around security, availability, process integrity, privacy and confidentiality. SOC 2 certification assures our customers that we have adequate control systems in place to safeguard their data and information.

To learn more, visit the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Who Should Care if EnCirca is SOC 2 Certified?

Businesses with valuable domain names and working websites should conduct due diligence to make sure their domain name registrar follows best practices to secure their domain name against malicious activity such as hijacking.

Highly-regulated industries, such as banks, credit unions and medical service providers are strongly advised to assess their domain name registrar for potential cybersecurity risk.

How Do I Review EnCirca’s SOC 2 Report?

To request a copy of EnCirca’s SOC 2 report, please sign our Non Disclosure Agreement.

  • Log in to https//hosting.encirca.com
  • Select “Order New Services” on the left-hand side
  • Select “SOC2” and “Order”
  • You will be prompted to fill in information and agree to an NDA
  • Once your free order is processed, you will receive an email with download instructions

 How Do I Review EnCirca’s SOC 3 Report?

For a copy of EnCirca’s SOC 3 report, please click here.

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Domain Registration FAQ

  • How do I buy a domain name?Buying a domain is easy! Just type in your desired domain name in the search box above to check availability. If your desired domain name is available, you can add the domain name to your shopping cart and check out.
  • What registration terms are allowed for domains?You can register your domain name with EnCirca for anytime from 1-10 years.
  • How long does it take to register my domain?Most domain names registered with EnCirca will appear in your account instantly.
  • How do I use web hosting for my website?EnCirca has many templates that allow you to quickly start your very own website for personal use or for business. Once you purchase your domain name, you need web hosting. Visit Here to view EnCirca’s web hosting and email hosting options and follow our steps to get started.
  • How do I use my domain name for email?EnCirca’s web hosting packages also offer email for up to as many mailboxes as you want. Visit Here to view EnCirca’s web hosting and email hosting options and follow our steps to get started.
  • How do I encrypt my domain name?Domain name encryption can come in many forms. As one of the most secure domain name registrars, EnCirca offers multiple levels of cybersecurity for your domain names. From SSL Certificate encryption, Secure DNS, and Secure Web Hosting to multi-factor authentication and domain name registrar locks, EnCirca has you covered. Visit Here to view our entire selection of cybersecurity tools for you domain name.

Handshake Domain FAQ

  • How do I buy a Handshake domain name?Buying a domain is easy! Just type in your desired Handshake domain name in the search box above to check availability. If your desired domain name is available, you can add the Handshake domain name to your shopping cart and check out.
  • How can I see my Handshake domain name?Handshake domains do not resolve on regular DNS sites. For example, in order to see encirca.txt, you must add it with a trailing slash and a DNS resolver.
  • How can I access my Handshake domain names since they don’t resolve on traditional DNS?

    There are many internet browsers that support Handshake domains such as Opera and various Chrome plugins.

    Please visit Access Handshake names for more options on how to view your Handshake domains

    NextDNS is one of the most popular methods for accessing Handshake domain names. Install NextDNS. You can click “try it now” on nextdns.io to connect your device and resolve Handshake domains. Scroll to the Setup Guide at NextDNS to select the option for your device, confirm with the green button at the top of the page, and then go to the “settings” tab to “resolve Handshake domains.”

    Install the Resolvr add-on to view Handshake names directly in the search bar of your Firefox browser.

    Try searching your site with the HNS.to gateway, which allows you to access Handshake names without downloading software or modifying your DNS settings. You may also conduct searches directly by prefixing Handshake domains with “hns.to/,” such as “hns.to/welcome.nb/.”

  • How long does it take to register my Handshake domain?You can register your Handshake domain name with EnCirca for anytime from 1-10 years. Most domain names registered with EnCirca will appear in your account instantly. If there is an issue, our support team will email you.
  • How do I use web hosting for my Handshake domain website?EnCirca has many templates that allow you to quickly start your very own website for personal use or for business. Once you purchase your domain name, you need web hosting. Visit Here to view EnCirca’s web hosting options and follow our steps to get started.
  • How do I use my Handshake domain name for email?Unfortunately, Handshake domains can’t use traditional email.

Blockchain FAQs

  • How will I be able to view a blockchain website?
    You will need to use a mirroring service, a browser extension or a browser that supports blockchain domains. Brave is one that supports blockchain domains natively.
  • Will I be able to search for and find blockchain domain websites on Google or other search engines?Major search engines do not currently index blockchain domain websites. For now, you will be able to search for them at unstoppabledomains.com, on partner applications that integrate our search bar, or on blockchain apps that index blockchain domain websites.
  • Are blockchain domains part of ICANN / traditional DNS?No. Blockchain domains are what’s called alternate roots. They are not part of the current DNS.
  • Will there be some sort of ‘whois’ record with my personal information associated to my domain?Not by default. Sharing ‘whois’ information is opt in i.e. something that you can choose to do if you want. Otherwise, your identity will not be publicly known.
  • How do trademarks work with blockchain domains?Trademark holders with proof of ownership can apply to claim ownership of trademarked names. If a trademark name has already been sold, then it will be refunded. Note – this process ends once domains have been distributed. Unstoppable Domains does not have the ability to move a domain once distribution has occurred.
  • How do payments work with my blockchain domain?Add your bitcoin, Ethereum, and Zilliqa addresses to your .zil or .crypto domain inside of the ‘my domains’ section at unstoppabledomains.com. When someone types yourname.zil into a supporting wallet, the wallet looks up that domain on the blockchain, finds the appropriate address, and sends to the address associated with that name.
  • Will I be able to transfer my domain?Yes. The domain is stored in EnCirca’s cryptocurrency wallet and can be transferred to you. Contact support@encirca.com for transfer information.
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