Protect yourself from ransomware or suffer the consequences

by Daniel - 15.05.2017

Protecting yourself from ransomware has never been more crucial. Computers everywhere were besieged on May 12th by WannaCry, a vicious cyber-attack which hit hospitals, businesses, and government agencies around the world, holding files for ransom. Experts now say it’s only a matter of time before we see an even bigger attack.

The future of new TLDs: more domain extensions on the way?

by Daniel - 03.05.2017

A hot topic at ICANN 58 was the question of what must still happen before the next round of new TLD applications can be launched and whether or not the process can be accelerated. It turns out a number of obstacles are making a firm date for the release of new domain extensions difficult to pin down. 

Email TLD compatibility: universal acceptance long overdue

by Luc - 24.04.2017

Dated software and hardware is unable to recognise new generic top level domains (gTLDs) which can cause big problems if you're using one in your email address. But here's an important step consumers and registrars can take together to ensure Universal Acceptance of domain-specific email addresses 

Register a .FUN domain name for catchy online branding!

by Daniel - 04.04.2017

The online worlds of entertainment and leisure have a new contender in the ring for most sought-after domain extension, .FUN! Short and punchy, with high recall value, a .FUN domain name acts as a recognisable and catchy branding tool for businesses and individuals looking to generate enthusiasm for their offerings. 

ICANN 58 news: domain industry an Internet lightning rod

by Luc - 28.03.2017

At ICANN 58, participants gathered for six days in Copenhagen to tackle several issues of importance for the domain name industry: date privacy law, WHOIS reform, and preparations for the next round of new extensions, which our legal eagle Luc covered in our March 23rd post. This week, Luc returns with more ICANN news. 

ICANN news from the 58th convention in Copenhagen

by Luc - 23.03.2017

ICANN 58 stretched out over 6 days, leaving little time to explore beautiful host city Copenhagen but lots of time to consider issues of importance to the domain industry. Despite his slight irritation with the windowless rooms in which meetings were held, our legal eagle Luc reports back. ICANN news from the front lines.