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

.EU: Brexit and UK citizens, what will happen at the end of the transition period ending on 31/12/2020

Last January, we indicated that we would keep you informed of the expected updates from Eurid regarding the conditions of registration of the .EU for UK citizens following the Brexit. Eurid has indeed announced that from January 1st, 2021, it will NO LONGER allow the registration of any new domain name by UK holders. The registry will also refuse the update of a domain name to a UK registrant. Registrants who do not comply with these rules will be notified as of 21/12/2020. The new eligibility c... Read More

New document available on the Nameshield’s website: “5 minutes to understand – The protection of your domain names”

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 management and configuration of these domain names usually requires access to a management interface. The absence of a security policy can be dramatic. Find in this “5 minutes to understand” document, avail... Read More

HTTPS://: China doesn’t like confidentiality and blocks the ESNI extension

According to a joint report by iYouPort, the University of Maryland, and the Great Firewall Report, TLS connections using the preliminary encrypted SNI extension (ESNI) are being blocked in China. A new step towards censorship and a desire to be able to track Internet users. What is SNI (Server Name Indication)? When an Internet user consults a website in HTTPS://, it means that the site is secured by an SSL/TLS certificate. The consultation of the website begins with the establishment of the se... Read More

New launching dates for the .GAY

In our article of January 24, 2020, we announced the launch of the .GAY by the TOP LEVEL DESIGN registry. This extension is intended for individuals, organizations, businesses supporting the LGBTQ community. It will increase their visibility and create a safe online space. Originally scheduled for May 20, the date of general availability has been postponed to September 16, 2020. Currently in Sunrise II Phase, here are the new launching dates: Second Sunrise phase (period opened to any trademark... Read More