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 roles of I... 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 charge of th... 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

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

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