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

The historical operator of the .UK Nominet in troubled waters

This Monday, March 22nd, at 5:15 pm CET, Nominet, the historical registry in charge of the extension of the United Kingdom, the .UK, announced that the motion aiming to dismiss five members of its board of directors, including the current CEO Russel Haworth and Chair Mark Wood, was approved by 52,74% of the members who expressed themselves in this consultation. According to its statutes, when a motion is supported by a majority of its members, Nominet must organize a consultation of all its memb... 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

New document available on the Nameshield’s website: “5 minutes to understand – Data theft of a website

Every day, new cyberattacks are threatening companies’ defense systems, and further weaken relations with web users, particularly on e-commerce websites. Identity theft and data theft have become common. The risks of a malicious person intercepting the data transmitted by the web user on your website and more generally all the information transmitted between the browser and the server of your website ,are increasing significantly. Find in this “5 minutes to understand” document, available ... Read More

Firefox 83 launches HTTPS-Only mode

On November 17, Mozilla released the version 83 of the Firefox browser, promising improved performance in terms of page loading and browsing responsiveness, as well as a significant reduction in the memory used. But above all, Mozilla introduces a brand-new security feature to the small world of browsers, an “HTTPS-Only Mode” option to limit browsing to secure HTTPS* connections only. Mozilla is pushing it further regarding the desire of major browsers to pass HTTPS as the default br... Read More

New document available on the Nameshield’s website: “5 minutes to understand – Domain names: which procedure?

Names’ holders must protect their brands and domain names against fraud and abuse just as they would protect any other valuable asset. The infringement of your domain name weakens the strength of your brand. If, despite defensive registrations, which are a first line of defense, you find out that a third party has registered a disputed domain name, procedures exist to stop the infringement of your trademark and stop the damage. Find in this “5 minutes to understand” document, available for downl... Read More

The dangers of Wildcard certificates

TLS/SSL certificates are used to authenticate servers (mostly Web) and encrypt traffic between websites and users. Thus, they ensure the integrity of the data exchanged and prevent data spying. The digitalization of the company and the world in general, as well as the browsers’ desire to impose HTTPS:// by default, have multiplied exponentially the need for certificates. To meet these growing needs, the wildcard certificate (*.domainname.com) is increasingly being considered by companies. ... Read More

Opening of the sunrise phase of the .FORUM

The .FORUM is an interesting new extension to exploit and secure. Here is the launching schedule: Sunrise Phase: November 16, 2020 – December 16, 2020 General Availability: March 02, 2021, on a first come, first served basis! For more information on the conditions of registration of your .FORUM, please contact your Nameshield consultant . ... Read More