Data escrow no longer escapes the concentration of the domain names industry

There is a lot of talk about the concentration that is taking place in registries and registrars, two of the key actors in the domain names ecosystem. The two companies that have been in the news the most in the last two years, are Ethos Capital and Clearlake Capital, two private equity firms that have specialised in acquisitions in this sector. Ethos Capital, founded in 2019, had proposed in November in a 1.135 billion euros deal to acquire Public Interest Registry, the registry in charge of th... Read More

.SBS : Sunrise phase opening

The .SBS (side by side) is a short, thoughtful, three-letter domain extension, perfect for social causes, charitable organisations and other philanthropic initiatives, and any progressive business, individual, or community that believes in social and financial inclusion. It is important to note that a part of the profits linked to the registration of .SBS domain names will be donated by the ShortDot registry to a non-profit organization. Here is the launching schedule: Sunrise Phase: May 6, 202... 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 – The lifespan of a domain name”

You are not, strictly speaking, the owner of a domain name, you simply have a right to use it, which translates into an annual fee that can be renewed indefinitely or terminated in case of infringement. As soon as you no longer pay the annual fee required to maintain it, and therefore its renewal, the domain name will expire and fall back into the public domain. However, this deletion is not automatic, because the day after its expiry period, the domain name will go through 3 successive phases b... 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

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

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

New resources available on the Nameshield’s website: The “5 minutes to understand” documents

Nameshield offers you new resources that will be regularly published and available for download on the Nameshield’s website: the “5 minutes to understand” documents. Quick and easy to read documents to understand the basics of domain names in just a few minutes. Discover now the first document “5 minutes to understand – The reading a domain name“: DOWNLOAD ... Read More

The launch of 8 new extensions for India

.IN Registry launches new Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) in Indian Language. IDN registrations will begin on March 16th 2020 and listed as below: Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) .ಭಾರತ .ଭାରତ   .ভাৰত    .भारतम्   .भारोत  .بارت     .ڀارت        .ഭാരതം      Language Kannada Oriya Assamese Sanskrit Santali Kashmiri Sindhi Malayalam The launch sch... Read More

Municipal elections 2020: buzyn2020.fr and buzyn2020.paris domain names redirect towards Anne Hidalgo’s campaign

Following the announcement on Sunday February 16, of Agnès Buzyn’s candidacy to Paris municipal elections, several political journalists discovered on Monday that the domain name buzyn2020.fr was registered but redirected towards “Paris en commun”, the campaign website of another candidate, Anne Hidalgo. Several other names were registered on Sunday night, also redirecting towards Paris en commun’s homepage like buzyn2020.paris, agnesbuzyn2020.fr and agnesbuzyn2020.com. If several of these names... Read More