Nameshield at the CSA Summit in Cologne – From April 22 to 24, 2024

Celebrate the 20th anniversary with us and be part of the discussion about the future of commercial emails. For 20 years, the CSA (Certified Senders Alliance) has been committed to strengthening trust in email as a communication channel. Building bridges between email senders and email providers has been the central goal of the CSA from the very beginning – this year’s anniversary summit will examine the success factors of the future under the motto ‘Trust Fuels the ... Read More

.FR extension is no exception to the trend towards concentration in the domain name sector

On 23 January, Afnic the French domain name registry held its Registrar Day, an event aimed primarily at the registrars. Like every year, it was an opportunity to look back over the past year and look ahead to the current one. The figures drawn up by Afnic for 2023 show an excellent dynamic. Indeed, the .FR extension has passed the 4.1 million domain names, ranking 7th among country-code Top level domains globally and still 3rd among the 27 Top level domains of the European Union. With a ... Read More

Opening of the .TR. extension in CATEGORY 3

In this article published on October 4, 2023, we announced that the opening of the .TR extension in CATEGORY 3 will probably be in February. Applications for the 3rd Category, where transactions will be carried out within the scope of the “a.tr Transition Process”, start on February 14, 2024. In this category, holders of one of the following extensions: kep.tr, av.tr, dr.tr, com.tr, org.tr, net.tr, gen.tr, web.tr, name.tr, info.tr, tv.tr, bbs.tr and tel.tr will be given pri... Read More

Phishing, slamming and other fraudulent e-mails: Stay alert during the end-of-year holidays!

The end-of-year holidays often announce the upsurge of fraudulent mass e-mails campaigns. Indeed, cybercriminals take advantage of this period, when vigilance can be particularly low, 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, slamming is a well-known variant that consists in encouraging domain names holders to renew their annuity with an... Read More

New e-mails authentication requirements from Google and Yahoo

Google and Yahoo recently announced significant changes to their e-mails authentication requirements. The aim of these adjustments is to strengthen the security of online communications, a major issue in the current context of cybercrime. The two giants are emphasizing the adoption of advanced authentication protocols, in particular DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance). DMARC relies on the existing SPF and DKIM standards, providing a robust method for ve... Read More

DNS and HTTP(S) redirects – How do they work together?

In the world of websites and domain names, it is common to want to redirect the use of a domain name to another – e.g. in the address bar of a browser – to access a website. For example: Redirect a-great-website.com to www.a-great-website.com Redirect www.to-be-redirected.com to www.a-great-website.com However, it is not always easy to understand how all of this works, nor how to configure these redirects. Do I have to configure redirection at DNS level? At my web server ... Read More

.FR: Increased unaided awareness among French VSEs and SMEs

In October 2023, Afnic, the French Association for Cooperative Internet Naming, which manages the .fr domain, carried out a survey on the perception of .fr among 502 tradespersons, retailers or VSE/SME managers selected on the basis of company size. Here are the results of the survey: For 70.9% of French VSEs and SMEs, the .fr extension is spontaneously cited, that’s 6.2 points more than in 2022, ahead of .com (69.1%) and .org (20.5%). 61% of French VSEs and SMEs consider that .fr has ... Read More

ICANN78: Ahoy, the ICANN boat sails for 25 years

From 21 to 26 October, Hamburg in Germany, hosted the 78th ICANN Summit, the Internet’s regulatory body. Hamburg, the connected city par excellence and Germany’s leading intelligent city, succeeds Berlin as the second German city to host such a summit. Berlin hosted ICANN2 in 1999. This 78th edition brought together more than 1,600 participants from 175 countries and territories. It also marked the 25th anniversary of ICANN and the 20th anniversary of the Generic Names Supporting... Read More

[New gTLDs] Google launches .ING and .MEME

Google enriches its catalog as a registry and launches two new extensions: .ING and .MEME. Launch of .ING With .ing, unleash your creativity and put your domain names into action: design.ing, writ.ing, lov.ing, eat.ing… .ING launch schedule Sunrise phase: from 20/09/2023 to 24/10/2023 Phase reserved for holders of trademarks registered in the TMCH. Early Access Period (EAP): from 31/10/2023 to 05/12/2023 Anyone can register available domains in .ing for an extr... Read More

News from Turkey! Liberalization of the .TR

Domain names in Turkey have undergone a major process of change and development in recent years. Last year, we announced the liberalization of domain names under the com.tr, net.tr and org.tr extensions. It’s now a project to open .TR live. The allocation of .TR will be carried out according to a defined schedule with categories under a process called “a.tr Transition Process“: BTK announces the opening according to these 3 categories: CATEGORY 1: since 14/09/2023 ... Read More