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

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

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

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

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a set of techniques aimed at optimizing the visibility of a web page in the search results. For your positioning in search engines and for your communication, the domain name is of significant importance. Find in this “5 minutes to understand” document, available for download on the Nameshield’s website, the good practices to optimize your referencing on search engines. DOWNLOAD ... Read More

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

Every year, the summer holidays often announce the upsurge of fraudulent e-mails mass campaigns. During annual holidays, 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 encourag... Read More

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

Domain names are subject to various operations. The modalities for these operations may vary according to the extensions and the rules set up by the registries. Find in this “5 minutes to understand” document, available for download on the Nameshield’s website, the different operations on domain names. DOWNLOAD ... Read More

Booking.com, a generic term turning into a brand?

A trademark must be “distinctive”, which is why no one can register a generic term as a trademark. However, a decision of the US Supreme Court on June 30, 2020 allows Booking.com to register its domain name as a trademark. If for USPTO (U.S Patent and Trademark Office), “booking” is a generic term, and adding the .COM would amount to adding “Company” to a name, thus arguing that booking.com cannot be registered as a trademark, the Court decided otherwise. Indeed, it considered that “... Read More

The importance of reverse DNS

Reverse DNS is often unknown to domain name managers, especially when the names are hosted by major hosting companies. Reverse DNS allows you to resolve from an IP address to an FQDN. This is the exact opposite of the classic use of DNS, which associates domain names to IP addresses. The reverse DNS allows to answer the question: I have an IP address, what is the FQDN related to it? Reverse DNS operates by creating a reverse DNS zone in which DNS PTR records (for Pointer Record) will be configur... Read More

New document available on Nameshield’s website: ” 5 minutes to understand – Register a domain name “

The 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 more meaningful this name is, the more likely it is to position you effectively on the web, and to best represent your identity. Discover the right questions to ask yourself before registering a domain name and th... Read More

Modification of registration conditions in .DZ – Register the equivalent in .TM.DZ to keep control!

The Algerian registry has changed its registration conditions quite restrictively. These changes also affect already registered domain names: The applicant must now be “an entity established in Algeria, having legal representation in Algeria”. This means that holders or applicants holding only an Algerian brand and who cannot justify a local presence in Algeria will have to move towards the registration of a .TM.DZ domain name. Please note, registering a .TM.DZ domain name opens an ... Read More