What is Extended Validation (EV) and how important is it?

SSL certificates ensure the encryption and integrity of data exchanged between a browser and a web server. There are different levels of certificates, Extended Validation (EV), Organizational Validation (OV) and Domain Validation (DV), which vary depending on the degree of authentication. The Extended Validation type SSL certificate provides the highest level of SSL authentication. It is obtained through a comprehensive and globally standardized identity verification process established by the C... Read More

New document : 5 minutes to understand the DNS resolution of domain names

Human beings have a very bad memory for number sequences. However, computers and servers communicate with each other by identifying themselves through an IP address, which is a sequence of numbers or a mix of numbers that is very complex to memorize and differentiate. To help people communicate over networks, the Domain Names System (DNS) was invented. This service is a giant Internet directory, hierarchical and distributed worldwide, which associates domain names with IP addresses. When a web u... 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 (for 80% of companies this is the entry vector for attacks in 2020), the slamming is a well-known variant t... Read More

ICANN71: GAC in the spotlight

Some 56 sessions were scheduled as part of the 71st ICANN Summit in The Hague. Held once again exclusively by video conference due to the global health situation, no less than a quarter of these sessions were organised by the GAC, the governmental advisory committee that advises ICANN on public policy issues related to ICANN’s responsibilities in the domain name system. The GAC has been very active on all current ICANN policy issues and has clearly made its mark. The GAC currently has 179 ... Read More

New document : 5 minutes to understand the URS procedure

The URS (Uniform Rapid Suspension System) procedure is the latest domain name dispute resolution procedure implemented by ICANN for new extensions. This procedure allows to sanction obvious and indisputable infringements of a trademark right resulting from the registration by third parties of identical or similar domain names regarding the new extensions. Find in this “5 minutes to understand” document in which cases the URS procedure applies and what are the rules and conditions to respect. ... Read More

.SBS : Sunrise phase opening

The .SBS (side by side) is a short, thoughtful, three-letter domain extension, perfect for social causes, charitable organisations and other philanthropic initiatives, and any progressive business, individual, or community that believes in social and financial inclusion. It is important to note that a part of the profits linked to the registration of .SBS domain names will be donated by the ShortDot registry to a non-profit organization. Here is the launching schedule: Sunrise Phase: May 6, 202... Read More

New document: 5 minutes to understand the SYRELI procedure

Placed under the aegis of AFNIC (French Association for Internet Naming in Cooperation), the SYRELI procedure allows to sanction obvious and indisputable infringements of a trademarks right resulting from the registration by third parties of identical or similar domain names. Find in this “5 minutes to understand” document, available for download on Nameshield’s website, in which cases the SYRELI procedure applies and what are the rules and conditions to respect. ... Read More

New document: 5 minutes to understand UDRP procedure

Established on ICANN’s proposal, the UDRP (Uniform Domain-Name Dispute Resolution Policy) extra-judicial procedure allows to sanction obvious and indisputable infringements of a trademark right resulting from the registration of identical or similar domain names by third parties, a practice commonly referred as “cybersquatting “. UDRP applies not only to generic extensions (gTLDs) in .aero, .biz, .com, .coop, .info, .jobs, .mobi, .museum, .name, .net, .org, .pro, .travel and ne... Read More

ICANN70: At the crossroads of different policy development processes

Initially scheduled to take place in Cancun, Mexico, like ICANN67 , the recent summit on Internet governance was once again held entirely by videoconference due to the global health situation. The PDPs, the Policy Development Processes, were the main thread of this summit. The PDP, Policy Development Process, is the central community mechanism used by the Generic Names Supporting Organization (Gnso), the body responsible for policy developments on generic domain names, to propose new requirement... Read More

The historical operator of the .UK Nominet in troubled waters

This Monday, March 22nd, at 5:15 pm CET, Nominet, the historical registry in charge of the extension of the United Kingdom, the .UK, announced that the motion aiming to dismiss five members of its board of directors, including the current CEO Russel Haworth and Chair Mark Wood, was approved by 52,74% of the members who expressed themselves in this consultation. According to its statutes, when a motion is supported by a majority of its members, Nominet must organize a consultation of all its memb... Read More