TLDs

What is a domain?
The domain basics
  • Domain tips

What is a domain? Despite this word being mentioned so frequently, it’s often unclear what the functions and structures of domains are. Knowing the hierarchical structure of the Domain Name System (DNS) is fundamental for anyone working in IT or in any online industry. We explain the difference between top-level, second-level, and third-level domains, and how you can benefit from subdomains that...

The domain basics
What is a domain registry?
Domain registry – the what’s and the whys?
  • Domain tips

The ever-developing and ever-changing landscape of the internet means that new systems and terminology are constantly emerging. This article deals with the issue of domain registry – more specifically, domain name registration and administration. Here, we outline the definitions of registry, registrar, and registrant, and explain the exact differences between them. We also provide general...

Domain registry – the what’s and the whys?
Domain grabbing & cybersquatting
Domain grabbing & cybersquatting: the difference and legal consequences
  • Domain administration

Domain grabbing and cybersquatting are often used as synonyms, but there is a slight difference between the two. The former is a term for perfectly legitimate domain trading, whereas cybersquatting damages name rights and trademark laws and usually leads to disputes in court. We explain the difference and what trademark infringement can mean for you.

Domain grabbing & cybersquatting: the difference and legal consequences
How to protect your domain from typosquatting
Typosquatting - the devil is in the detail
  • Domain tips

The practice of exploiting misspelled variants of popular websites for personal gain is known as typosquatting. Users who incorrectly enter URLs into a browser’s search bar may be getting more than what they’ve bargained for and end up on a squatted domain. We’ll show you how typosquatters exploit the simple workaday mistakes of internet users and how website operators and their visitors can...

Typosquatting - the devil is in the detail
The basics of domain redirects
Domain redirects via .htaccess, PHP, HTML, and JavaScript
  • Domain administration

So you want to redirect your domains or subdomains to other URLS, but you don’t know how? Essentially, domain redirects can be carried out on both a server-side as well as client-side basis. These are divided into two categories: the first one consists of redirects via .htaccess or PHP. Client-side options rely on the HTML meta tag, ‘refresh’, or JavaScript. Find out here which option is best for...

Domain redirects via .htaccess, PHP, HTML, and JavaScript
Admin-C and Tech-C: Whois requirements explained
Owner, Admin-C, and Tech-C: requirements in domain registration
  • Domain administration

Admin-C, Tech-C, and Zone-C – these roles are all related to domain registration. They represent the important points of contact in domain operations, and their contact details can be found on every Whois entry. But what do these positions actually involve? Who are they filled by? And what rights do the Admin-C, Tech-C, and Zone-C really have?

Owner, Admin-C, and Tech-C: requirements in domain registration
Top-level domain, .web, sold for a record-breaking sum
.web sold to Nu Dot Co – for 135 million US dollars
  • Domain news

How much is the top-level domain .web worth to the US company, Nu Dot Co? $135 million to be precise! The auction that took place in July 2016 saw ICANN take home a record-breaking sum for the popular generic top-level domains (gTLD). There were seven other competitors in the running for the sought-after .web domain: Google, Donuts, Afilias, Radix, Schlund Technologies, Vistaprint, and Web.com.

.web sold to Nu Dot Co – for 135 million US dollars
Exclusive top-level domains
Exclusive new top-level domains: background and examples
  • Domain extensions

The options for new web addresses with the traditional domain endings like .com, .org, or .net are all but exhausted. Often, companies have to be either very creative or prepared to part with a lot of money in order to land an internet address that really represents their identity and values. These new top-level domains are designed to improve this situation and revolutionize the World Wide Web’s...

Exclusive new top-level domains: background and examples
You've been trumped! Domain grabbing in the US election
The digital election: domain grabbing in politics
  • Domain news

The internet has completely changed political elections across the world. Online media offers candidates the chance to get closer to their voters, providing an essential communication channel for the electoral battleground. But the freedom of information online means that you’re always susceptible to the dangers of manipulation and slander via anonymous channels. A relatively harmless, but rather...

The digital election: domain grabbing in politics