Phishing, slamming and other fraudulent e-mails: stay alert during the summer holidays!

Every year, the summer holidays often announce the upsurge of fraudulent e-mails mass campaigns. During annual holidays, cybercriminals try to profit from these periods, when the vigilance is sometimes lowering, to launch phishing e-mails. What are phishing and slamming? Phishing is used by cybercriminals to obtain personal information in order to commit an identity theft. In the world of phishing (79% of companies affected in 2019), the slamming is a well-known variant that consists in encourag... Read More

New document available on the Nameshield’s website: “5 minutes to understand – Operations on domain names”

Domain names are subject to various operations. The modalities for these operations may vary according to the extensions and the rules set up by the registries. Find in this “5 minutes to understand” document, available for download on the Nameshield’s website, the different operations on domain names. DOWNLOAD ... Read More

Booking.com, a generic term turning into a brand?

A trademark must be “distinctive”, which is why no one can register a generic term as a trademark. However, a decision of the US Supreme Court on June 30, 2020 allows Booking.com to register its domain name as a trademark. If for USPTO (U.S Patent and Trademark Office), “booking” is a generic term, and adding the .COM would amount to adding “Company” to a name, thus arguing that booking.com cannot be registered as a trademark, the Court decided otherwise. Indeed, it considered that “... Read More

The importance of reverse DNS

Reverse DNS is often unknown to domain name managers, especially when the names are hosted by major hosting companies. Reverse DNS allows you to resolve from an IP address to an FQDN. This is the exact opposite of the classic use of DNS, which associates domain names to IP addresses. The reverse DNS allows to answer the question: I have an IP address, what is the FQDN related to it? Reverse DNS operates by creating a reverse DNS zone in which DNS PTR records (for Pointer Record) will be configur... Read More

New document available on Nameshield’s website: ” 5 minutes to understand – Register a domain name “

The domain name is the first link between the web user and your website. It is thanks to the domain name that you are found on the Internet, that you are visible, that your identity is displayed and that you develop your business on the net. It is a digital asset of your business. The more meaningful this name is, the more likely it is to position you effectively on the web, and to best represent your identity. Discover the right questions to ask yourself before registering a domain name and th... Read More

Modification of registration conditions in .DZ – Register the equivalent in .TM.DZ to keep control!

The Algerian registry has changed its registration conditions quite restrictively. These changes also affect already registered domain names: The applicant must now be “an entity established in Algeria, having legal representation in Algeria”. This means that holders or applicants holding only an Algerian brand and who cannot justify a local presence in Algeria will have to move towards the registration of a .TM.DZ domain name. Please note, registering a .TM.DZ domain name opens an ... Read More

New resources available on the Nameshield’s website: The “5 minutes to understand” documents

Nameshield offers you new resources that will be regularly published and available for download on the Nameshield’s website: the “5 minutes to understand” documents. Quick and easy to read documents to understand the basics of domain names in just a few minutes. Discover now the first document “5 minutes to understand – The reading a domain name“: DOWNLOAD ... Read More

Participate in the .eu Web Awards!

The .eu Web Awards is an online competition, launched in 2014 by EURID, the .eu registry, which rewards the best websites in the .eu, .ею or .ευ extensions, divided into 5 categories: Leaders Rising stars Laurels House of .eu Better world It is possible to apply until 05 August 2020 and the participation is free of charge: https://webawards.eurid.eu/ Once your candidature has been validated, it’s up to the public to vote! The 3 websites under each category that have won the most votes wi... Read More

.ORG News – ICANN rejects the sale of the .ORG Registry to Ethos Capital

The news came on 30 April through a press release from the ICANN Board announcing that it had taken the decision to reject the sale of Public Interest Registry (PIR), the .ORG registry, to the private equity firm Ethos Capital. For reminder, at the end of 2019, the announcement of the sale of the .ORG registry to Ethos Capital created a real debate and caused several concerns from NGOs, such as the increase of .ORG prices and the implementation of rights protection policies that could lead to a ... Read More

Choosing the right TLD based on DNS performance

Comparative analysis of the famous Top Level Domains (.com, .fr…) The crux of the war for high-visibility websites is the download time. As a natural referencing factor admitted by Google, this download time can be significantly impacted during DNS resolution. If it is necessary to rely on a first-class DNS infrastructure, the choice of the extension associated with a domain name is important. Indeed, not all registries perform equally well in terms of DNS, not to say that some have disapp... Read More