Article category: Domain names

Please help me, I just received a trademark claims notice...

by Meg - 21.03.2014

A trademark claims notice is a warning sent to you if the domain name you're trying to register matches a trademark registered with the Trademark Clearinghouse. Trademark infringement is scary stuff, but if you receive a trademark claims notice it doesn’t necessarily mean you won’t get the name you want, or worse - a pack of hungry lawyers at your door (Sorry Luc). In many cases the rights being claimed are concerning a trademark limited to a particular industry or product, or to a certain jurisdiction. Let me explain...

Why you must consolidate your domain names. Here's how...

by Meg - 28.02.2014

Having your domain names registered with lots of different registrars is a pain. Email coming from several registrars, renewals, expiry dates, requests to transfer, unauthorised changes... you're putting your domain names at risk. How do you stay on top? Consolidate your domain names with a single registrar, here's how... 

Are you ignoring the new domain extensions? Consider this...

by Meg - 27.02.2014

Will they or won’t they succeed? Opinion is divided and it’s way too early to answer this question with any degree of accuracy. Have you adopted a wait & see attitude or is it your intention to grab your domain names whilst availability is so good? If you're watching and waiting, consider this…

Awesome infographic - The typical life cycle of generic domains

by Cornelius - 11.02.2014

Registering and managing generic domains like .COM, .NET or .ORG is not a science... or is it?

What's the auto-renew grace period and when does it hit redemption? If I miss the renewal date, have I lost my domain name? To answer these questions on domains, visit our domain laboratory to see what's cooking.

ICANN's contact validation policy explained

by Meg - 07.02.2014

ICANN, the guys who look after the Internet, have recently introduced a new policy. It concerns contact validation and it's designed to remind customers once a year to check and update their contact information. As an ICANN accredited registrar we're authorised to sell domain names, which means there are rules to follow. This article explains what you have to do when you receive a contact validation email.