This lock is an extra security layer that ensures that your .amsterdam name is even better protected. If you decide to activate the registry lock for your name under the .amsterdam extension, no update can be done to this name without first going through a special procedure. Changing the owner, updating name servers,… nothing is possible without going through the verification process.There is a small additional cost per year associated with this registry lock.
Valentine’s Day is slowly approaching. A day for lovers according to one, commercial business according to the other. But no matter how you look at it, it never hurts to spread a little extra love. And why not do that via a .love domain name?
Do you want to set up a Valentine’s promotion for your customers? Do you offer Valentine packages? Or do you just want to make it clear to the whole world that you are crazy about that one person? Then a domain name under the .love extension is the perfect way to do that.
Sunday 27 November is Science Day. And what could be better suited than a .science domain name to emphasize your love for science?
Scientists, universities, bloggers, physicists, ecologists, teachers, the .science extension fits them all.
Do you want to answer children’s science questions? Do you offer interactive science tests as a museum? Do you have the gift of explaining physics or chemistry clearly? Are you passionate about ecology, space or nuclear physics?
Then don’t hesitate any longer and share your passion with everyone via a .science domain name.
Afnic, the registry that manages the .fr extension amongst others, will change the cost for the Syrelli procedure. The Syrelli procedure is Afnic’s version of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).
The Syrelli procedure can be initiated when a company or individual believes that a third party is infringing their rights by registering a .fr domain name or by registering a French overseas domain name (.re, .pm, .tf, wf or .yt ). Evidence of the violation of his/her rights must be provided by the claimant. Once such a Syrelli proceeding is initiated, a special board of Afnic employees will meet to review the matter and make a ruling.
The cost to start a Syrelli procedure is € 250. This amount must be paid by the claimant, ie by the person who starts the procedure. If the Syrelli Board decides in favor of the claimant, the claimant has until now been able to submit an application within 3 months of this judgment to recover € 150 of this amount.
From January 1, 2023, this option will disappear and it will no longer be possible to request a refund. The reason for this is that Afnic is noticing a significant increase in Syrelli proceedings being initiated. Additional resources are needed to continue to guarantee that these procedures are handled correctly and in the shortest possible time.
That is why Afnic has chosen to stop the refund system rather than increase the overall cost of a Syrelli procedure. Despite this decision, the Syrelli procedure still remains affordable compared to other Alternative Dispute Resolutions where costs can amount to €1,500.
In addition, Afnic has also announced that in the course of 2023 they plan to set up a completely free mediation service that you can contact before starting a Syrelli procedure. In this way Afnic wants to commit itself to combat abuse by offering a range of accessible dispute resolution services. At the same time, they also want to improve the quality and the turnaround time of the statements.
From November 29, anyone who wishes to do so can register a .kids domain name. Obviously a .kids domain name may not be used for purposes that are not considered safe for children. This means that content related to pornography, tobacco, alcohol, drugs, gambling and gross violence, among other things, is not allowed. The .kids registry monitors this strictly, but otherwise there are no restrictions to register a .kids domain name.
Children are the future, a huge cliché but a truism. An own extension for this target group was therefore inevitable. A .kids domain can be used for a lots of things.
Do you sell children’s clothing? Do you organize children’s camps or children’s parties? Are you committed to the mental well-being of children? Do you support children’s rights organizations? Can children come and play sports at your club? Do you have a toy store? Do you write children’s books or make TV shows for children? Do you have any great tips for kid-friendly menus? Or are you, as a parent, just very proud of your children? All perfect reasons to register a .kids domain name.
Would you like to register a .kids domain name before November 29th? That is also possible. Currently the .kids domain is in the pioneer sunrise. It ends on November 29. If you wish to register a name during the pioneer domain sunrise, you must submit a concise proposal (less than 200 words) confirming that the domain will adhere to the .kids guidelines. A domain name registered during the pioneer sunrise must be actively used within 60 working days.
The takeover of Twitter by Elon Musk and the massive layoffs that followed is good news for the .social domain.
In a week’s time, more than 1000 .social domain names were registered. Out of dissatisfaction with the developments at Twitter, there are many quick switches to Mastodon. This can best be described as a new form of social media and a .social domain name is of course ideal for this new protocol.
Mastodon is not a company or platform, you can compare the principle of Mastodon with e-mail. Anyone can host Mastodon themselves and communicate seamlessly with all other Mastodon servers. bNamed can already be found on Mastodon.
Last week the Irish registry took almost 1,500 .ie domain names offline. All names were used for fraudulent purposes.
The process was always the same: .ie names that had recently expired but were still linked to social media accounts were re-registered. Once this .ie domain name was active again, a password reset took place for the social media accounts, after which they were hijacked from the previous owner. These accounts were then used for fraudulent purposes.
A .ie registration involves a validation, but if you enter an address in Ireland, you already get pretty far. Once a contact has been validated by the Irish registry, it can also be easily reused for other registrations under the .ie extension.
The Irish registry will now be vigilant in scanning every new registration and reactivation of .ie domain names.
A while ago we reported that the Australian registry was going to allow registrations under the .au domain. Previously, only third level registrations were possible (.com.au, .net.au, .org.au).
Since October 3, anyone who meets the conditions can register a .au domain name. AuDa, the Australian registry, reported that approximately 120,000 .au names were registered in two weeks, speaking of a success.
The conditions to register a .au domain name are the following: OR you are an Australian company and there must be a link between the domain name and the domain name owner – OR you have a registered trademark valid in Australia and the domain name you wish to register exactly matches your registered trademark in Australia
Halloween is coming again. This party gains popularity every year. Are you thinking about organizing a fun Halloween promotion for your customers? Then stand out even more with a .monster domain name.
Does your restaurant have a special Halloween menu? Do you organize custom Halloween themed children’s parties? Do you know the best Halloween recipes? Or do you want to set up a real trick or treating trip? Then a domain name under the .monster extension is a handy tool to generate extra attention for this.
Until recently, not everyone could register a .com.tr domain name. However recently, the Turkish registry has removed all restrictions so that anyone can now register a name under the .com.tr domain without any problems.
If you previously wanted to register a name under the .com.tr extension, you had to go through a rather cumbersome procedure. Your .com.tr domain name had to exactly match your registered brand or company name. You had to demonstrate an economic link with Turkey and documents had to be forwarded.