.EU: Brexit and UK citizens, what will happen at the end of the transition period ending on 31/12/2020

Last January, we indicated that we would keep you informed of the expected updates from Eurid regarding the conditions of registration of the .EU for UK citizens following the Brexit. Eurid has indeed announced that from January 1st, 2021, it will NO LONGER allow the registration of any new domain name by UK holders. The registry will also refuse the update of a domain name to a UK registrant. Registrants who do not comply with these rules will be notified as of 21/12/2020. The new eligibility c... 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

HTTPS://: China doesn’t like confidentiality and blocks the ESNI extension

According to a joint report by iYouPort, the University of Maryland, and the Great Firewall Report, TLS connections using the preliminary encrypted SNI extension (ESNI) are being blocked in China. A new step towards censorship and a desire to be able to track Internet users. What is SNI (Server Name Indication)? When an Internet user consults a website in HTTPS://, it means that the site is secured by an SSL/TLS certificate. The consultation of the website begins with the establishment of the se... 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

Interpol warns of alarming rise in cyberattacks during COVID

In a new study of August 2020, INTERPOL measured the impact of COVID-19 on cybercrime. The results reveal that while the primary targets of cyberattacks usually remain individuals and SMEs, these have significantly expanded to large organizations and governments during the COVID period, revealing a new underlying trend. The fact that working from home was massively implemented has obviously increased vulnerabilities which cybercriminals have been able to exploit seeking to take advantage of the ... 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

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