Afnic Registrar Day is back

On January 10, the new edition of Registrar Day was held, organized by AFNIC, the registry of the .FR extension, this event is mainly intended for registrars. While the event was usually held in December, this new edition, which was both accessible in person and remotely, and which took place after the pandemic period, was held at the beginning of this year, a way to place ourselves “in a new dynamic,” according to Pierre Bonis, AFNIC’s Director General. The Registra... Read More

The .FR counts today 4 million domain names

Managed by AFNIC (acronym for Association Française pour le Nommage Internet en Coopération – French Association for Cooperative Internet Naming, the French Network Information Center), the favorite extension of the French people has reached 4 million registered domain names! Every week, between 12,000 and 16,000 new .FR domain names are registered. The .FR has become a reference domain, with a market share in France of nearly 40%, which has been growing for several years, particular... Read More

Opening date of Turkish extensions moved forward to September 14, 2022

In an article of August 16, we announced the activation of TRABIS on September, the 29th. This opening date has been updated to September, the 14th. The system of paperless allocation on the following extensions: .COM.TR, .NET.TR, .ORG.TR is now activated! In anticipation, do not hesitate to protect your domain names before this future opening by contacting your consultants and account managers. Image source : smuldur via Pixabay ... Read More

You still have until September, the 20th to register your .AU domain name identical to your .COM.AU!

The priority allocation period for .AU direct closes on 20 September 2022. If you hold a domain name in any other .au namespace (eg. com.au, org.au, id.au etc.), created prior to 24 March 2022, you are able to apply for Priority Status to register its exact match in .au direct until this date. Domains on priority hold will be released on Monday 3 October 2022. To be eligible to register a domain name in .au direct (forexample.au), the registrant must have an Australian presence as def... Read More

Upcoming liberalization of Turkish extensions

We announced recently that the administration of extensions in Turkey was changing and was entrusted to TRABIS and that the liberalization of .com.tr, .net.tr and .org.tr was imminent. The starting date of the system called TRABIS (.tr Network Information System), which covers the management and operation of the system and database of domain names in Turkey, was announced at the meeting organized by BTK on 22/07/2022. It is confirmed, TRABIS will be launched on September, the 29th 2022... Read More

[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

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

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