[New gTLD] Launch of .KIDS

Managed by DotKids Foundation, a non-profit organization, the new extension .KIDS will be launched on August, the 11th in Sunrise period. Dedicated to children, parents, educators, communities and groups related to child protection, .KIDS is an extension dedicated to all subjects related to children. The mission of DotKids is: • to create a dedicated Internet space for kids, supporting and advocating for a better cyberspace favorable to the positive development of kids; • to ser... Read More

ICANN74 between lessons of the pandemic and awareness of the richness of the Internet

Between ICANN66 in Montreal, Canada and ICANN74 in The Hague, Netherlands, thirty-two months and seven summits will have passed exclusively online. In 2020, the prospect of a return to face-to-face meetings was already being discussed under the heading of ‘hybrid mode’, a mixture of face-to-face and remote meetings. The question remained as to when this could be implemented. A more favorable health context was needed, with all the questions posed by covid variants and its repeat... Read More

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

Every year, the summer holidays announce the upsurge of fraudulent e-mails mass campaigns. Indeed, 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 (in 2021, it is the most frequent attack vector with 73% of companies declaring phishing as the main entry v... Read More

ICANN73 or the difficult equation of preserving a weakened global model

In recent years, ICANN, the regulator of a “universal resolution” of the Internet for all Internet users, has been confronted with new difficulties that are weakening the body and its model. Its mode of operation has had to be adapted to an unprecedented global pandemic and its model of a global Internet is now being questioned by the growing desire of states to emancipate themselves from it, with the tragic conflict in Ukraine pushing the Urals a little further away from the Ro... Read More

ALERT: TLS/SSL certificates – Phishing vigilance

Important: information relating to the situation in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine. In response to the evolving geopolitical situation in Ukraine, many SSL certification authorities are suspending the issuance and reissuance of all types of certificates affiliated with Russia and Belarus. This includes suspending issuance and reissuance of certificates to TLDs related to Russia and Belarus, including .ru, .su, .by, .рф, as well as to organizations with addresses in Russia or Belarus. We ... Read More

New document : 5 minutes to understand monitoring solutions

A domain name is not static, it evolves. It can be inactive, associated to a website, to a messaging service. The website can be operated, deactivated or its content can change. So many constant modifications that require a particular follow-up in the form of monitoring of domain names that may infringe your brand.Find in this “5 minutes to understand” document, available for download on the Nameshield’s website, the different monitoring solutions that provide you with information to protec... Read More

New document : 5 minutes to understand DNS cache poisoning

The DNS (Domain Name System) is a key service of the Internet. It is a giant, hierarchical and distributed directory that associates IP addresses with domain names that are easier to identify, remember and transmit. It is the cornerstone of the Internet, whose infrastructure has flaws by its very conception, making it an ideal target for attacks. On one hand, the DNS service is based on the authoritative DNS, which holds the information, and on the other hand, the resolver DNS, which ca... Read More

ICANN72, between prioritisation needs and fragmentation risks

At the end of October, the 72nd ICANN summit was held, devoted to the development of policies that impact the domain name system (DNS) and the global Internet community. As already announced during the past summer, this latest annual meeting was to be held by videoconference in the time zone of Seattle in the United States. “Sleepless” were therefore not in Seattle but rather in Europe. The thorn in the side of the next round of new generic extensions A month before th... Read More

New document : 5 minutes to understand domain names extensions (TLD)

The “Top Level Domains” also called TLD or extensions, are defined by the IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority) which depends on ICANN since 1998. ICANN and IANA are in charge of allocating Internet protocol (IP) addresses space, assigning protocol identifiers and managing the top level domain names system, i.e. the “Top Level Domains”. Find out in this “5 minutes to understand” document, available for download on the Nameshield’s website, the ... Read More

New document : 5 minutes to understand who manages the Internet

There is a multitude of players involved in the management of the network of networks !Its management is the responsibility of a decentralized and international multiparty network of independent groups from civil society, private sector, governments, academic and scientific communities, and national and international organizations. Find out in this “5 minutes to understand document”, available for download on the Nameshield’s website, who manages the Internet, what are the ro... Read More