COVID19.com – The domain name registered by a third party redirects to the website of the World Health Organization (WHO)

“Domainers” are always a step ahead when it comes to taking advantage of a good or bad situation. For example, some will anticipate elections by registering the names of political figures, others by taking advantage of a sport or cultural event. Consequently, regarding domain names, there will be opportunities for speculative registrations. In the case of “COVID19.com“, it seems clear that at the time of this domain name registration on February 11, 2020, the holder obviously wants t... Read More

.ZA websites will have to propose a link towards the COVID-19 official website implemented by the government

Since last Thursday, the South African government has imposed to all websites using domain names in .ZA to propose a link that redirects towards the official Covid-19 information website implemented by the government:  www.sacoronavirus.co.za This new rule applies to all .ZA websites, regardless of their content. The two other extensions managed by ZADNA registry, JOBURG and .CAPETOWN are also affected by this rule. In the same logic, the registry also invites Internet services providers to bloc... Read More

ICANN67 – COVID19 : 0-1

The 67th annual ICANN Summit, a summit dedicated to Internet naming regulations, was to be held in Cancún, Mexico, from 7th to 12th March. Often referred to by the acronym ICANN67, it is finally another acronym COVID19 that designates the now famous coronavirus that forced ICANN to reconsider all the logistics of this major event. Since 1999, ICANN has organised three annual meetings devoted to the regulations applicable to Internet naming and a fourth devoted to more operational aspects, often ... Read More