Domainbox Industry News

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Counterfeit Goods Reseller Websites Seized

Domain resellers will be pleased to hear that police are investing their time into protecting us against cybercrime, and the seizing of two thousand .CO.UK domains this week that were found to be selling fraudulent goods is fantastic news in the lead up to Christmas. The Metropolitan Police Central e-Crime unit (PCeU) have identified a multitude of .CO.UK sites that fraudsters were using to sell counterfeit goods in brand names like GHD, UGG, Sony and other favourites over the Christmas period and shut them down. The department are urging that people en…

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

ICANN Domain Registrars - Will You Offer .APP?

ICANN domain registrars have been discussing the exciting news that new TLDs will be available in the near future, meaning that there is a possibility for people to register new TLDs in whatever field they wish, with no limit on the type of company that they are. We are due to see an influx of applications like .ECO and .HORSE and all sorts of other brands that can afford to apply for an extension, including geo location extensions like .NYC and .WALES which is exciting news for domain...

Friday, November 18, 2011

Domain Resellers - Nominet Policy Change to Protect Genuine Websites

Domain resellers will be aware that sometimes the police forces are overzealous when it comes to seizing domain names and have been known to seize or suspend the domains of genuine internet businesses, causing disruption to their services and issues with their companies in an effort to protect the general public from cyber crime. Currently under UK law the police are able to suspend or delete any .UK domain that they feel is in danger of harming the general public, but an issue group have this month deemed that there should be a more rigid process in pla…

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Back Order Domains to Avoid UDRP

Brand protection and intellectual property issues are concerns for domain resellers across the world, and here at Domainbox we would always advise that when you are starting a business you register as many of the TLDs and ccTLDs that are available to you. It might be the case however that someone else already owns the domain, and this is why the domain back order service is such a valuable tool. This will allow you to keep tabs on the ownership of your chosen...

Monday, November 14, 2011

Will You Resell New TLD Domains From Your Custom Storefront?

The world of wholesale domains is often controversial, and if you resell domains then you will be watching with interest as ICANN allow a new programme, meaning that anyone can register a new TLD application. As with all major changes to public entities, there will always be people opposing these proposals, and it seems the ICANN plan to expand the top level domain programme is being met with some fierce criticism. Under the current proposal, ICANN aim to allow virtually any…

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Nominet Change Registration Length - How Will It Affect Your Storefront Website?

Nominet, the UK registry, have important news that may affect domain resellers during a time when domain industry news is dominated by new TLD launches.This news may affect how your customers engage with your storefront website in terms of the length of the registration of their preferred domains. The registry, who previously only allowed customers to register .UK domains for two years maximum, have announced that as of the first of May 2012 they will be giving registr…

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Dotxxx Domain Sunrise Finishes, Resell Dotxxx Domains

If you resell domains through your custom storefront, you will welcome the news of the success of the sunrise period for dotxxx domains, as reported by the ICM registry, the company that are running the domain extension. The sunrise period, intended to allow existing companies within the adult industry to register their adult domain, and for non-adult brands wishing to protect their intellectual property to register their name, therefore stopping anyone else registering it,…