[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

The .SEXY registry increases drastically its prices

The registry that owns .SEXY will drastically increase the price of new registrations under this extension from April, the 30th 2022, 18:00 (Europe/Paris). All registrations, transfers and renewals of a .SEXY domain name registered after April 30th 2022 will be charged 3850 € HT per year. This very important price increase, which has not been explained by the registry, will only apply to domain names registered after this deadline. Domain names registered before April, the 30th can ... Read More

Opening of .TZ registrations

Since March 1st 2022, the Tanzanian registry allows the registration of .TZ. A first phase of 3 months (until 31/05/2022) will allow the registration to the holders of .CO.TZ registered before 01/03/2022. From 01/06/2022, it will be possible to register .TZ domain names equivalent to domain names recently registered in .CO.TZ (.co.tz registered after 01/03/2022). A general opening is planned for July 1, 2022. The Nameshield team is at your disposal for any questions. ... Read More

Launch of .AU registrations on 24/03/2022 – Reminder

The opening date for the registration of .AU domain names is announced on 24/03/2022. As a reminder, during the first six months, the implemented priority allocation process will offer you the opportunity: To request an exact match for your existing domain names (.com.au / .net.au / .org.au etc) in .AU ; To register “new” domain names directly in .AU (domain names that would not exist in other extensions such as .com.au, .net.au, .org.au etc.). Please note: your exi... Read More

BIMI and VMC: display your logo with emails

BIMI (Brand Indicators for Message Identification) allows you to authenticate your emails and reinforce the trust of your customers by displaying your logo in their inbox. VMC (Verified Mark Certificate) is a certificate associated with BIMI, which ensures the authenticity of the logo displayed. What is BIMI? BIMI is an industry initiative aimed at standardizing the use and display of brand logos in email clients. By placing a brand or company logo next to an email, it is more easil... 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

To understand all about Metaverse and alternative domain names

The word “Metaverse” refers to everything related to virtual worlds (3D, augmented reality, virtual reality), and designates a “future” vision of the Internet, with fictive spaces such as stores, rooms or even games. It’s a bit of a buzzword of the moment, which was put forward by Facebook in October 2021, when it announced the creation of a metaverse (Meta). There is of course a trend effect, however several major brands seem to be working on the subject. Ma... Read More

Changes in the administration of Turkish extensions

It is a new change that has been in preparation for a few years in the digital world of Turkey. Indeed, the administration of extensions in Turkey (.com.tr, .net.tr and .org.tr…) has been entrusted to .TR Network Information Systems (“TRABİS”) which will be incorporated under the Information and Communication Technologies Authority (“BTK”). With TRABIS, changes will therefore occur in the process of assigning domain names. The allocation of domain names... 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