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

The digital world is in perpetual evolution and every days, new domain names are registered around the world. Among these new registrations, some can potentially affect your notoriety, your activity, and your results. Fraudsters, through these abusive domain names registrations, seek to benefit from your notoriety as quickly as possible. Find in this “5 minutes to understand” document, available for download on the Nameshield’s website, the different practices of abusive domain names regist... Read More

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

Every year, the end of year holidays often 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 (79% of companies affected in 2019), the slamming is a well-known variant that consists in encouraging domain n... Read More

New document available on the Nameshield’s website: “5 minutes to understand – Data theft of a website

Every day, new cyberattacks are threatening companies’ defense systems, and further weaken relations with web users, particularly on e-commerce websites. Identity theft and data theft have become common. The risks of a malicious person intercepting the data transmitted by the web user on your website and more generally all the information transmitted between the browser and the server of your website ,are increasing significantly. Find in this “5 minutes to understand” document, available ... Read More

Firefox 83 launches HTTPS-Only mode

On November 17, Mozilla released the version 83 of the Firefox browser, promising improved performance in terms of page loading and browsing responsiveness, as well as a significant reduction in the memory used. But above all, Mozilla introduces a brand-new security feature to the small world of browsers, an “HTTPS-Only Mode” option to limit browsing to secure HTTPS* connections only. Mozilla is pushing it further regarding the desire of major browsers to pass HTTPS as the default br... Read More

New document available on the Nameshield’s website: “5 minutes to understand – Domain names: which procedure?

Names’ holders must protect their brands and domain names against fraud and abuse just as they would protect any other valuable asset. The infringement of your domain name weakens the strength of your brand. If, despite defensive registrations, which are a first line of defense, you find out that a third party has registered a disputed domain name, procedures exist to stop the infringement of your trademark and stop the damage. Find in this “5 minutes to understand” document, available for downl... Read More

The dangers of Wildcard certificates

TLS/SSL certificates are used to authenticate servers (mostly Web) and encrypt traffic between websites and users. Thus, they ensure the integrity of the data exchanged and prevent data spying. The digitalization of the company and the world in general, as well as the browsers’ desire to impose HTTPS:// by default, have multiplied exponentially the need for certificates. To meet these growing needs, the wildcard certificate (*.domainname.com) is increasingly being considered by companies. ... Read More

Opening of the sunrise phase of the .FORUM

The .FORUM is an interesting new extension to exploit and secure. Here is the launching schedule: Sunrise Phase: November 16, 2020 – December 16, 2020 General Availability: March 02, 2021, on a first come, first served basis! For more information on the conditions of registration of your .FORUM, please contact your Nameshield consultant . ... Read More

Launch of the new gTLD .CONTACT

Launched by the Donuts registry, this .CONTACT extension is interesting, particularly for the contact pages of your websites. This extension is also part of the TrueName program created by the Donuts registry: when registering a domain name in .CONTACT, Donuts will also protect the typographical alternatives of your brand by blocking them, thus preventing some phishing attempts through the registration by a third party of a typographically similar name (ex.: loulou.contact vs l0ulou.contact). Re... Read More

Discover the Cybervictime.net website, launched on the occasion of the Cybersecurity Month

October is the month in Europe that celebrates cybersecurity. Every year, the aim of this operation is to make users aware of digital security issues, both on a personal and professional level. Many players are mobilized on this occasion to alert on cyber risks and inform on existing protection measures. It is in this context that the website cybervictime.net was launched! This website is a digital manual of easy to implement solutions to protect your computer and your digital life. You will fin... Read More

New document available on the Nameshield’s website: “5 minutes to understand – The lifespan of a domain name”

You are not, strictly speaking, the owner of a domain name, you simply have a right to use it, which translates into an annual fee that can be renewed indefinitely or terminated in case of infringement. As soon as you no longer pay the annual fee required to maintain it, and therefore its renewal, the domain name will expire and fall back into the public domain. However, this deletion is not automatic, because the day after its expiry period, the domain name will go through 3 successive phases b... Read More