registration domain – At Card Loan http://atcardloan.com/ Sat, 05 Mar 2022 04:32:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://atcardloan.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/atcard.png registration domain – At Card Loan http://atcardloan.com/ 32 32 OVH Groupe: Why can’t you register the domain name you want? https://atcardloan.com/ovh-groupe-why-cant-you-register-the-domain-name-you-want/ Fri, 04 Mar 2022 10:26:10 +0000 https://atcardloan.com/ovh-groupe-why-cant-you-register-the-domain-name-you-want/ In the first article of this series, we introduced you to what a domain name is. Then, in the second, we illustrated what is the life cycle of a domain name through the creation of pokegpu.com. While .com domain names have no restrictions, this is not the case for all existing extensions. Obtaining and owning […]]]>

In the first article of this series, we introduced you to what a domain name is. Then, in the second, we illustrated what is the life cycle of a domain name through the creation of pokegpu.com.

While .com domain names have no restrictions, this is not the case for all existing extensions. Obtaining and owning a domain name is associated with legal obligations such as:

  • The actual use of a domain name. For example, a .Travel the domain name must be related to the tourism industry

  • Eligibility criteria. For example, the contact owner address of a .eu must be located in the European Union. Or one .Fr domain representing a city name requires providing a descriptive reason why the client wants this domain name

These conditions are set by the extension operator, the registry, and vary according to the extensions while evolving over time.

In this article, we will explain the roles of the different interlocutors linked to a domain name and some examples showing the extent of the diversity of the eligibility rules.

contacts

Many eligibility requirements are linked to contacts. A contact is a legal person (legal or physical) linked to a domain name with a given role. It contains information about the contact’s identity, such as name, address, email address, and phone number.

There are generally 4 types of contacts:

  • Registrant: the legal owner of the domain name

  • Administrator: the domain administrator. They have the ability to perform all possible actions on a domain name (change of DNS records, renewal, transfer, etc.)

  • Technical: a technical contact only has the ability to modify technical data on the domain name such as DNS records. However, they have no influence on the lifecycle of the domain.

  • Billing: The account responsible for all billing-related matters such as invoices and payment. By default, this is the account that created the order

By default, the technical and billing contacts are the same as the administrator.

As a customer, you can configure the holder, administrator and technical contacts when ordering a domain. The billing contact can be modified later in the OVHcloud Manager.

At OVHcloud, the holder is unique to a domain name. The modification of its properties is local to the domain name to which it is linked. However, technical and administrative contacts are worldwide. Changing their properties will change the properties of any services using those contacts, such as other domain names or web hosting you have ordered.

As an individual who wants to buy a domain to host a blog, you will often provide the same contact details for all 4 contacts. This is the simple case.

But there are situations where the four contacts can be different. Here are some examples:

An individual person

A company purchased the domain name directly from OVHcloud

A company has delegated the domain name via an OVHcloud reseller (the company is not our client)

Incumbent

You

The company itself, with the name of the CEO

The reseller’s client company

Administrator

You

Individuals with responsibility for domain name lifecycles in the enterprise. Often the CTO.

The reseller company

Technical

You

Operations engineer managing production changes to the website or service using the domain name

The reseller company

Billing

You

The company’s financial department

The reseller company

Data validation

As explained earlier, although each registry has its own rules for registration, you must provide up-to-date and accurate data to the registrar when creating your domain name. This way, you must provide at least an accurate name, mailing address, phone number, and email address. If you fail to comply with this requirement, your registration may be canceled by the registry. The control of the validity of the data provided by the holder can take place at the time of registration or during the life of the domain name. In any case, inaccurate data may lead to the suspension or even the deletion of the domain name, according to the rules of the Registries. Thus, being the link between the holder and the registers, the registrar is subject to these different rules and must ensure that the holders comply with them in this regard.

Thus, as a registrar, we may request specific documents from you. For example, the .that is to say which asks the declarant to upload certain specific documents to finalize the registration of your .that is to say domain name. This may be your VAT number (in the case of a legal person) or a copy of your Irish passport (natural person). Thus, the register requires the provision of a document appearing on a list so that the declarant can prove his link with Ireland.

In this logic, a client wishing to record a .EU must be a European citizen or prove that he resides in the European Union. Due to Brexit, the registration conditions have changed, preventing a British citizen residing in the United Kingdom from registering a domain name in .EU. The only exception being a UK citizen residing in the European Union – they are eligible to register for a .EU domain (more info here)

The other registries and therefore the extensions are affected by these specific conditions of eligibility for domain name registration. We’ll give you one last example. Indeed, if you wish to record a .Fr domain representing a city name, AFNIC asks you to provide a descriptive reason why you want this domain and/or supporting documents. If you are the mayor of a municipality and you wish to register a domain name in the name of this municipality, for example, you will have to prove your position. Following the explanations, AFNIC will authorize or not the recording.

Finally, there are certain extensions for which the registry reserves the right to cancel the registration because it does not meet the registration eligibility requirements. For example, this is the case of .Travel. This extension is open to all people, organizations and businesses related to travel and tourism. Thus, any player in the travel and tourism industry can register a .Travel domain name as long as it demonstrates a real link with the industry. When registering your domain name, you will only have to accept the special conditions concerning .Travel in the very last stage of your order, by validating your affiliation with this sector, before payment is made.

If any of the above applies to you, you will need to update your contact information when registering your domain name. the manage my contacts The feature is accessible in stage 3 of the order funnel. You just have to click on “Manage Contacts/Owner” in order to modify the Owner’s information or directly create a new profile respecting the eligibility conditions of the extension. Please see below:

And last but not least, as we explained above, there is also data verification after the creation of the domain name. Indeed, we may contact a particular registrant at the specific request of the registry when there is suspicion of inaccurate data. In addition, we also verify our customers’ data annually by sending an email to validate their email address and update their data if necessary. This is the ICANN process called WDRP for Whois Data Reminder Policy. As registrar, we reserve the right to suspend the domain if a problem is detected during these checks.

Conclusion

Customers have legal obligations and are required to comply with the rules provided by the registers. Often these rules are related to the registrant, one of the contact types associated with the domain name, but they can also be related to the use of the domain name.

This series of 3 articles is now over. It was an introduction to the world of domain names at OVHcloud.

We have a lot of topics to cover. In the next articles we will talk about technical and commercial issues.
For example, we can talk about the EPP standard, the most widely used communication protocol between registrars and registries. And how we test our system when some registries do not provide testing platforms.
We can also talk about the value of brand protection and the value of having a domain name for a business (even for offline activities).

See you next time

Registry Liaison Manager at @OVH – Domain Name Brigade

IP Specialist – Relation Registrar-Registry – @OVH Primary Contact at #ICANN

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Domain name registration, renewal from 184,341 in November 2021 to 178,097 in January 2022 https://atcardloan.com/domain-name-registration-renewal-from-184341-in-november-2021-to-178097-in-january-2022/ Thu, 24 Feb 2022 00:13:24 +0000 https://atcardloan.com/domain-name-registration-renewal-from-184341-in-november-2021-to-178097-in-january-2022/ Emma Okonji Nigeria has seen a decline in domain name registration and renewal over the past three months, with the number of registrations dropping from 184,341 in November 2021 to 178,097 in January 2022, according to the latest statistics released by the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA), the body responsible for hosting and domesticating the […]]]>

Emma Okonji

Nigeria has seen a decline in domain name registration and renewal over the past three months, with the number of registrations dropping from 184,341 in November 2021 to 178,097 in January 2022, according to the latest statistics released by the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA), the body responsible for hosting and domesticating the domain name in Nigeria revealed.

According to statistics obtained from the official website of NIRA, although there has been a slight growth in the total number of domain name registrations, renewals and restorations from 2019 to 2022, the figures have increased from 184,341 in November 2021 to 178,097 in January 2022.

According to statistics, Nigeria registered a total of 146,352 domain name registrations, renewals and restorations in November 2019, and in November 2020, the figure rose to 172,712, while in November 2021, the figure increased again to 184,341. In December 2019, the total number of registrations, renewals and restorations was 147,461, and in December 2020, the figure increased to 175,071, while in December 2021, the figure rose to 181,532.

In January 2020, Nigeria recorded a total of 150,111 domain name registrations, renewals and restorations, but in January 2021 this figure increased to 178,230 and dropped slightly to 178,079 in January 2022.

Data analysis revealed that there was a slight increase in the number of registrations, renewals and restorations for the dot ng domain name, which is Nigeria’s identity in cyberspace, from 2019 to 2021 .

THISDAY however discovered a drop in registrations, renewals and restorations in the last three months, from November 2021 to January 2022, where the numbers fell from 184,341 in November 2021 to 182,532 in December 2021 and a further drop to 178,079 in January 2022.

Giving the reasons for the drop in numbers in the last three months from November 2021 to January 2022, NiRA Chairman Mr. Mohammed Rudman told THISDAY that registrations actually increased from 2019 to 2020, but has explained that there was a drop in 2021 and 2022 due to the effect of COVID-19.

According to him, “In 2020, we saw an increase in the number of registrations for country code top-level domain names (ccTLDs) but in 2021, the number of registrations dropped due to the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic. The problem is that everyone who registered in 2020 could not use the domain name during this same year 2020 because of the pandemic and, as such, they do not did not renew their registration in 2021 and new registrations also dropped in 2021 for ccTLDs.

Rudman however said that the drop in domain name registration in 2021 was not unique to the Nigerian market as it was a global issue caused by the effect of COVID-19. Many ccTLD domain name registrations dropped in 2021 globally, the only increase in domain name registration was in the domain of second level domain names like dot gov, dot ng and dot com.

“So for Nigeria, the reason for the decline in domain name registration was due to the effect of COVID-19, coupled with the difficult economic situation affecting individuals and organizations in the country,” said Rudman said.

When asked if the federal government’s policy on the use of digital technologies, which aims to domesticate the dot ng domain name among government agencies, will help increase domain name registration and renewal in the country, Rudman said, “Government policy domesticating the dot ng domain name through parastatals, has helped increase domain name adoption by 80% within government circles. What the government is trying to do with this policy is to domesticate the use of domain names in government parastatals, as most government officials use private email addresses like Yahoo, while dropping the official email addresses that have a dot ng.

So I think the government’s decision is a good step in the right direction, because if the government paves the way for the domestication of the dot ng domain name, then the general public will follow. It is therefore a welcome development as it will help increase the domestication of the dot ng domain name in Nigeria,” Rudman added.

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New Study Indicates Domain Registration Fraud Is Rising in the Post-Pandemic Era https://atcardloan.com/new-study-indicates-domain-registration-fraud-is-rising-in-the-post-pandemic-era/ Mon, 21 Feb 2022 18:30:56 +0000 https://atcardloan.com/new-study-indicates-domain-registration-fraud-is-rising-in-the-post-pandemic-era/ In the age of the pandemic, people have become anxious. And when people get anxious, they seek information. In this case, they looked for information on the daily number of COVID cases, new variants, vaccinations and health recommendations. Inevitably, they took to the internet – often daily – to find answers. Unfortunately, cybercriminals see it […]]]>

In the age of the pandemic, people have become anxious. And when people get anxious, they seek information. In this case, they looked for information on the daily number of COVID cases, new variants, vaccinations and health recommendations. Inevitably, they took to the internet – often daily – to find answers.

Unfortunately, cybercriminals see it less as a crisis than an opportunity. The massive increase in online activity coupled with the widespread adoption of work-from-home (WFH) arrangements has allowed these criminals to plant “hooks” in the form of deceptive and suspicious domain registrations, driving the launching phishing and fraud attack campaigns.

To find out more, we conducted a two-year analysis to explore how the outbreak affected online content, focusing on domain name registrations during this time. Here is what we found:

  • There was a clear correlation between the occurrences of “real world” events and the increase in suspicious domain registrations. During our two-year research period, more than 478,000 domain names referenced key terms associated with the coronavirus, including “covid”, “covid19”, “coronavirus” and “vaccine”. The surge in registrations has led to more suspicious and malicious incidents, posing threats to brands and consumers due to registration patterns and behaviors.
  • We took a close look at Omicron domain registration data and found that as of early January 2022, over 2,300 domains existed with names containing the term “omicron”. Of the 1,194 domains registered in 2021, 832 (70%) were registered during the two-week period between November 26 and December 9, immediately after the new COVID variant name was announced. A number of suspicious domains cause traffic to be misdirected/redirected, leading users to fake insurance agency and even relationship/life coach websites. But others seemed more troublesome and fraudulent, claiming to provide information about Omicron while soliciting donations or promoting cryptocurrency investments.

Other malicious domains are connected to sites that are currently inactive but are ready to host potentially dangerous content in the future – such as posting fake documents related to treatments, tests or even information about the ” omicron hoax” – to distribute malware payloads. Dormant sites are a popular tool for cybercriminals, who simply “activate” them when they are ready to launch an attack campaign. It should be noted that a large portion of dormant malicious domains are registered through consumer-grade registrars, which are less secure than enterprise-grade registrars, and have been linked to trademark infringement, abuse of brand and fraud/phishing attacks.

-We assessed website-related registration models using top brand names including Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States and the World Health Organization. (WHO). We discovered that 80% of the 350 domains containing the brand names were registered with third parties.

Half of the domains displayed no real web content and therefore were inactive. Of the inactive domains, nearly a third are configured to send and receive email with active mail exchange (MX) records, essentially giving hackers a launching pad for malicious attacks. Many sites using the trustmark names appear to be aimed at collecting personal information, distributing malicious content through legitimate-looking emails, or directly soliciting financial donations.

So what should organizations do in light of the results? We recommend the following four best practices:

1. Deploy a defense-in-depth approach to domain management. Assess your domain registrar’s security, technology, and processes. Implement two-factor authentication and monitor Domain Name System (DNS) activity. Invest in enterprise-class registrars, which take advantage of advanced services like…

  • Domain registry locksthat enable end-to-end domain name transaction security to prevent accidental or unauthorized modification or deletion (i.e. domain hijacking)
  • Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC)that authenticate communications between DNS servers, protecting brands against DNS cache poisoning
  • Certificate Authority Authorization (CAA) recordsthat allow security teams to designate a specific Certificate Authority (CA) to serve as the sole certificate issuer for their organization’s domains
  • Domain-Based Message Authentication Reports and compliance (DMARC), which protects an email domain from spoofing, phishing and other cyber scams via email server reports identifying possible authentication issues and malicious activity
  • ·DNS hosting redundancy with backup DNS to boost resilience

2. Avoid mainstream registrars. These registrars generally do not offer the range of protection described above with enterprise-class registrars. Additionally, they are known to operate marketplaces that auction and sell domain names with trademarks to the highest bidder while conducting “name shooting”, which promotes and encourages domain name registration. domain with brands. They will monetize trademarked domain names through paid sites and are prone to frequent violations.

3. Confirm that your domain registrar and DNS provider follow best practices for monitoring, with annual audits. Verify that they are fully compliant with Zero Trust and other frameworks, and that they have an active corporate security policy in place, ongoing training programs for employees and contractors, password policies that include multi-factor authentication (MFA), a strong endpoint solution program, patch management, disaster recovery/business continuity capabilities, and vulnerability/penetration testing programs.

4. Continuously monitor domain space. Identify spoofing tactics such as homoglyphs, which are confusingly similar “fuzzy” domains that hackers typically use for phishing attempts. Research identity marks and copyright abuse online and track all brand mentions on relevant social media, while monitoring major app stores and taking action against ads that lead to poor direction of traffic that harms your brand. In the event of fraud and IP infringement, be prepared to apply marketplace delistings, social media page suspensions, mobile app delistings, cease and desist letters, removal of fraudulent content and mitigation of threat vectors.

None of the activities of cyber adversaries should really surprise us. They hospitals targeted with ransomware since the early days of the pandemic, after all. They are, instead, extremely resourceful and industrious (albeit criminally so), and domain registrations remain readily available for their projects. This is why the deployment of in-depth defense, verification and continuous monitoring of domain registrars/DNS providers – as well as the avoidance of extremely suspicious consumer level registrars in favor of class registrars proactive protection company – will best position your organization to protect its users and customers. This will be the most effective response to the COVID-related anxiety these scammers create.

About the Author:

Ihab Shraim is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at CSC DBS. He is responsible for product vision, innovation and revenue growth within the company’s Cybersecurity, Domain Security, Fraud Protection and Privacy Protection lines of business. Mark.

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Turkish Country – Coded Domain Name System on the Eve of a New Era – Intellectual Property https://atcardloan.com/turkish-country-coded-domain-name-system-on-the-eve-of-a-new-era-intellectual-property/ Wed, 09 Feb 2022 11:58:42 +0000 https://atcardloan.com/turkish-country-coded-domain-name-system-on-the-eve-of-a-new-era-intellectual-property/ Turkey: Turkish Country – Coded Domain Name System on the Eve of a New Era February 09, 2022 Gun + Partners To print this article, all you need to do is be registered or log in to Mondaq.com. The long-awaited TRABIS system, which replaces the Nic TR system, will […]]]>


Turkey: Turkish Country – Coded Domain Name System on the Eve of a New Era

To print this article, all you need to do is be registered or log in to Mondaq.com.

  • The long-awaited TRABIS system, which replaces the Nic TR system, will come into effect in the near future

  • The most important change is that extensions such as ‘com.tr’, ‘org.tr’, ‘net.tr’ will be assigned on a ‘first come, first served’ basis

  • A new dispute resolution mechanism is expected to come into force

Since 1998, Nic TR, under the aegis of the Middle East Technical University, has been authorized by ICANN to register and manage ‘.tr’ domain names. Recently, it was announced that the long-awaited TRABIS system, which replaces the Nic TR system, will come into effect in the near future. This will bring significant changes to the assignment and transfer of domain names and the resolution of disputes.

Key changes

The most important change will be that extensions such as ‘com.tr’, ‘org.tr’, ‘net.tr’ will be assigned without the need to provide a document proving the applicant’s rights. In other words, as is the case for generic domain name extensions such as ‘.com’, ‘.org’. or ‘.net’, these extensions will also be allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. This new principle may lead to the unauthorized registration of domain names not yet acquired by the true owners of the mark.

In addition, unlike the old system, the new system authorizes transactions for the sale of domain names. Sales of domain names will be possible three years after the entry into force of the TRABIS system. Thus, if third parties unrelated to the trademark holders acquire domain names, they can resell them to anyone after three years.

Finally, once the TRABIS system is in place, a new dispute resolution mechanism will come into effect; the Information and Communication Technology Authority will provide details of this new system as they become available.

Comment

With the entry into force of TRABIS, a new era will begin in the management and allocation of ‘.tr’ domain names. The number of disputes is expected to increase due to the use of the “first come, first served” principle, with domain names being assigned without any documentation. Although it is believed that the adoption of arbitration as part of the new dispute resolution system will help resolve disputes quickly and efficiently, trademark owners may consider obtaining “com.tr for their primary marks and/or track the use of their marks through unauthorized domain name registrations by taking timely action.

First published by WTR on February 02, 2022

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide on the subject. Specialist advice should be sought regarding your particular situation.

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Global Domain Name Registrar Market Client Namecheap, Bluehost, HostGator – The Grundy Register https://atcardloan.com/global-domain-name-registrar-market-client-namecheap-bluehost-hostgator-the-grundy-register/ Mon, 07 Feb 2022 13:15:26 +0000 https://atcardloan.com/global-domain-name-registrar-market-client-namecheap-bluehost-hostgator-the-grundy-register/ Market research of the Global Domain Name Registrar market examines the performance of the Registrar market domain name 2022. It encloses an in-depth analysis of the Domain Name Registrar market status and competitive landscape on a global scale. Global Domain Name Registration Market can be derived by market details such as growth drivers, latest developments, […]]]>

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Turkish Country – Coded Domain Name System on the Eve of a New Era https://atcardloan.com/turkish-country-coded-domain-name-system-on-the-eve-of-a-new-era/ Tue, 01 Feb 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://atcardloan.com/turkish-country-coded-domain-name-system-on-the-eve-of-a-new-era/ • The long-awaited TRABIS system, which replaces the Nic TR system, will come into effect in the near future • The most important change is that extensions such as “com.tr”, “org.tr”, “net.tr” will be assigned on a “first come, first served” basis. • A new dispute resolution mechanism is to come into force Since 1998, […]]]>

• The long-awaited TRABIS system, which replaces the Nic TR system, will come into effect in the near future

• The most important change is that extensions such as “com.tr”, “org.tr”, “net.tr” will be assigned on a “first come, first served” basis.

• A new dispute resolution mechanism is to come into force

Since 1998, Nic TR, under the aegis of the Middle East Technical University, has been authorized by ICANN to register and manage ‘.tr’ domain names. Recently, it was announced that the long-awaited TRABIS system, which replaces the Nic TR system, will come into effect in the near future. This will bring significant changes to the assignment and transfer of domain names and the resolution of disputes.

Key changes

The most important change will be that extensions such as ‘com.tr’, ‘org.tr’, ‘net.tr’ will be assigned without the need to provide a document proving the applicant’s rights. In other words, as is the case for generic domain name extensions such as ‘.com’, ‘.org’. or ‘.net’, these extensions will also be allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. This new principle may lead to the unauthorized registration of domain names not yet acquired by the true owners of the mark.

In addition, unlike the old system, the new system authorizes transactions for the sale of domain names. Sales of domain names will be possible three years after the entry into force of the TRABIS system. Thus, if third parties unrelated to the trademark holders acquire domain names, they can resell them to anyone after three years.

Finally, once the TRABIS system is in force, a new dispute resolution mechanism will come into effect; the Information and Communication Technology Authority will provide details of this new system as they become available.

Comment

With the entry into force of TRABIS, a new era will begin in the management and allocation of ‘.tr’ domain names. The number of disputes is expected to increase due to the use of the “first come, first served” principle, with domain names being assigned without any documentation. Although it is believed that the adoption of arbitration as part of the new dispute resolution system will help resolve disputes quickly and efficiently, trademark owners may consider obtaining “com.tr for their primary marks and/or track the use of their marks through unauthorized domain name registrations by taking timely action.

First published by WTR, to 02.02.2022

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