[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

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

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

Data escrow no longer escapes the concentration of the domain names industry

There is a lot of talk about the concentration that is taking place in registries and registrars, two of the key actors in the domain names ecosystem. The two companies that have been in the news the most in the last two years, are Ethos Capital and Clearlake Capital, two private equity firms that have specialised in acquisitions in this sector. Ethos Capital, founded in 2019, had proposed in November in a 1.135 billion euros deal to acquire Public Interest Registry, the registry in char... 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 we... Read More

ICANN71: GAC in the spotlight

Image source : icann.org website 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... Read More

 

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