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

Meet Nameshield on the it-sa from 10th to 12th October 2023 in Nuremberg, Germany

Meet Nameshield from 10th to 12th October in Nuremberg at a new edition of the it-sa, the absolutely must-attend meeting of the IT security sector! As the “Home of IT Security“, it-sa stands for both a comprehensive range of information and networking and knowledge exchange on the topics of data protection and IT security. The three-day programme includes talks, workshops, discussion panels, one-to-one meetings and opportunities for networking… Meet us on site... Read More

ICANN confirms DENIC Services as sole ICANN designated registrar data escrow agent

In 2018, ICANN, which is in charge of allocating domain names and IP addresses, confirmed DENIC eG as the data escrow agent for registrars on behalf of the ICANN organization, alongside provider Iron Mountain, which has since been taken over by NCC Group. Five years later, on July 17, following a new call for tenders, ICANN has confirmed DENIC Services as its sole accredited escrow agent for the next five years. A fine recognition for this European player and subsidiary of DENIC eG, which no... Read More

ICANN77: Concrete progress and the search for a future leader

Last month, the 77th Summit of ICANN, the Internet’s regulatory body, was held in Washington DC. This second summit of 2023 was once again rich in meetings and exchanges, with 90 sessions held over four days. Here is a look back at the highlights of this event. Successful outcomes While ICANN summits have often left a mixed impression due to the multitude of subjects debated and processes made more cumbersome by the consensual approach sought by the organisation, we can welcom... Read More

Nameshield’s DNS Premium labelled France Cybersecurity

The digital transformation of companies creates an increasing dependence on networks. Websites, emails, VPN, applications… these company key services must remain accessible. An interruption would be dramatic. DNS is the access point to all these services. It translates domain names into IP addresses and routes traffic to these services. It is increasingly exposed to attacks, yet remains poorly secured due to a lack of knowledge. With the increase in threats, maintaining its DNS ... Read More

Phishing, slamming and other fraudulent e-mails: stay alert during the summer holidays!

Every year, the summer holidays announce the upsurge of fraudulent e-mails mass campaigns. Indeed, cybercriminals try to profit from these periods when the vigilance is sometimes lowering, 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 owners to renew their annuity wit... Read More

.MY : Relaxation of registration rules for .MY domain names

Due to the strict allocation criteria, connecting a .MY domain name for a company not located in Malaysia was difficult. MYNIC, the Malaysian registry, wanted to make significant changes for 2023 in order to globalize its .MY domain names. The registry has therefore decided to remove local presence restrictions on .MY. This change means that anyone can register a .MY domain name on a “first-come, first-served” basis. It means that it’s now possible to register a .MY domain ... Read More

ChatGPT, can you write a phishing email?

Image source : Unsplash The simple question posed by the mathematician Alan Turing in 1950, “Can machines think?” sparked off a long period of research and experimentation into artificial intelligence. Today, the numerous research and technological advances have borne fruit and many inventions using artificial intelligence have seen the light of day. So it was 72 years later, on 30 November 2022, that chatGPT was launched. Developed by OpenAI, an artificial intelligence research com... Read More

The Centenary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans

The weekend of June 10 and 11 marked the Centenary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the world’s biggest race in endurance car racing. During the entire week, it was possible to attend the practice sessions and numerous events organized in parallel. The long-awaited Centenary edition lived up to all its promises. Battles in all categories, tension right through to Sunday, and 24 hours later, it was Ferrari who came out on top and won the 24 Hours of Le Mans Race 2023, a victory 58 years a... Read More

.GA: ANINF takes over the management of Gabon’s national extension

On May 30, 2023, ANINF (the National Agency for Digital Infrastructure and Frequencies of the Gabonese Republic) announced that it would be taking over the full management of Gabon’s national extension .GA as of June 3, 2023. In a country in rapid expansion, this change in governance, decided by the Gabonese authorities, has been in the making for some time, in order to better support .GA domain names holders. ANINF estimates that there are currently more than 7 million .GA do... Read More