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Old 15th August 2017, 04:50 PM

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Re: Is a Domain Registrar a Critical Supplier?

Well that gives me something to discuss with my IT guy in the morning.

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Old 15th August 2017, 09:21 PM
Ronen E

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Re: Is a Domain Registrar a Critical Supplier?

In Reply to Parent Post by QAMed26 View Post

we do not use some obscure one.
You have given the answer you're looking for, really. It conveys that that supplier's quality/reliability is of importance, and therefore you've evaluated it before engaging, albeit in an informal way. All you need to do is formalise it - put it through your formal vendors evaluation and selection process and capture the result (which you already know) on your AVL. If your policy is to have contingencies for high-risk suppliers, do that too; however, if the formalised and documented risk is acceptable as-is, maybe that's an overshoot.

BTW in medical devices quality management critical suppliers are usually considered those that provide an element that has a significant bearing on the finished device's safety or effectiveness.

Thanks to Ronen E for your informative Post and/or Attachment!
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Old 16th August 2017, 05:56 AM

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Re: Is a Domain Registrar a Critical Supplier?

As mentioned before, the domain host/registrar can be different. However I would also consider where you are operating your site from which could also be different; I would consider the risk of each:

Domain registrar: allows you to use "". If it disappears I don't believe there is any immediate impact as you still own
registrar is hacked
ownership stolen;
Failure on your part to renew domain.

Domain host: tells DNS servers around the world that can be found at a certain IP.
host disappears
account hacked and IPs changed

Secure account
Secondary hosts can be identified (I think ) as a fall over
increasing TTL (i.e. this IP is valid for 1day (instead of 1hour)). however what happens if you need to change IP quickly?!

Server: This is where your website/data is stored, at it's most basic it can be a single server in a specific location.

Server failure - if a single failure then the website would disappear until fixed
If single server then at risk of DoS attacks (you also need to consider other websites that may be stored on the same server that are not your own, also if the hosting provider has a cluster of servers in a single location then there may be a knock on effect
hacked server, either of your virtual instance that you contorl or the server itself (hosting provider controls)

multiple servers/multiple loactions (complex to implement unless using a cloud provider

I would speak to IT, they should have risk assessments on this and should be able to say what sub contractors are involved

I would focus more on the Domain host and hosting provider as critical suppliers!
Thanks to pkost for your informative Post and/or Attachment!
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Old 16th August 2017, 09:53 AM

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Re: Is a Domain Registrar a Critical Supplier?

Thank you for this! This is very straightforward and I can definitely work with it.

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