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ICANN IRTP-C impact on Domain Transfers

icann logoICANN Domain Transfer Policy Updates

ICANN has mandated certain updates to the Domain Transfer Policy for enhanced verification when either the Registrant or the Registrar change occurs. This will be effective from 1st of December, 2016.

Here are some of the key aspects that are part of the new Transfer Policy :

Impact on Inter-Registrar Transfers

A Form of Authorization, or FOA, is the email that is sent to the registered name holder when a domain transfer is initiated to approve the request. The FOA will now expire after 60 days if the transfer is not completed, unless we allow an automatic renewal and the registrant has expressly opted in to an automatic renewal.

● The FOA is void if the domain name expires before approval.

Impact on Inter-Registrant Transfers

● If a material change is made, we must collect consent from both the Prior Registrant and the New Registrant, prior to making the requested change, even if you represent both parties. A “material change” is a change in the name, company or email address listed for the registrant contact.

● If the Prior Registrant and New Registrant do not confirm the change within 60 days of the request, the change implementation will not proceed.

● Once both Prior and New Registrant parties agree to the requested contact changes, the information will be updated within 1 day after.

Impact on Privacy Protection

The Registrar on Record will act a designated approver for the Registrant. So no approval is needed from the Registrant listed on the domain. An email will be sent to the registrant whenever the status of Privacy Protection is changed. This email is merely for notification purposes.

 

We hope this was helpful. To know more about the policy please refer to the ICANN website.

 

.FANS – new domain extension

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Get a .FANS domain name

One of the new generation of internet addresses, domain names ending in .fans are set to become an essential destination for consumer, music, sports and entertainment brands to help signpost quality content for fans online.

Research conducted by LightSpeed GMI on behalf of dotFans shows that when searching for content about the things they love, 30% of fans say they would be more likely to visit a web address ending with .fans over one ending with .com - a preference which will only increase further as .fans domains begin to be used more widely in coming months.

Why a .FANS domain name?

This unique & intuitive TLD creates a digital center for fans across all platforms to connect online – sharing experiences, discussing new or upcoming events, or putting together chat forums.

.FAN is perfect for any person encouraging a fan base, any fan trying to establish an unofficial fan website, or any business helping fans take part in the events they love.

The .fans domain extension is operated by dotFans which was awarded the rights to operate the Registry in 2014.

Search for a .FANS domain name

Register it before it is gone forever!
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iWebz Web Hosting Combo Plans

Web Hosting Combo Plans

You can now build a complete website with our combo plans that start at unbelievable prices! We have crafted four unique pre-built combo plans that will suit your every need.

 

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Domains 
Choose 1 domain name to register from .COM /.IN / .ONLINE / .NET 
Applicable only on new registrations for the first year. 

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Domain Name + 3 Email Accounts (2GB each)

Hosting Starter Combo Plan

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Domains 
Choose 1 domain name to register from .COM / .In / .Online / .NET 
Applicable only on new registrations for the first year. 

Hosting & Email 
Get an Unlimited Single Domain Hosting (Linux) package on US Servers. 
Get Unlimited email accounts with cPanel email along with the Hosting Package.

Start with Web Hosting

Domain Name + Unlimited Space & Emails

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Domains 
Choose 1 domain name to register from .COM /.IN / .ONLINE / .NET 
Applicable only on new registrations for the first year. 

Hosting & Email 
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Get Unlimited email accounts with cPanel email along with the Hosting Package.

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Domain Name + Unlimited Space & Emails + SSL Certificate

Website Combo Plan

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Choose 1 domain name to register from .COM /.IN / .ONLINE / .NET 
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Domain Name + 5-Pages + 10 Email Accounts (2GB each)

Beware of fake domain name suspension email notices

0It has come to our attention that fake suspension email notices posing as ‘PDR’ are being sent to you and your customers as part of a phishing scam.

These emails are being sent to the registrant email address fetched via the WHOIS record associated with the Domain. Many Domain Registrars have been affected by this spear-phishing attack too.

We request you to kindly ignore these emails and do not download any files or take any actions based on instructions from such emails, as the attachments might contain malicious files.

Although the emails usually target domain owners who have domain names registered by Google Domains (source: BotCrawl), this scam is capable of targeting anyone.

The emails attempt to convince you to download password stealing malware files (source: Hoax-Slayer article), that can in turn open the door to other malware.

SAMPLE EMAIL :

===== Start of Fake message =====

In a message dated 10/26/2015 11:09:57 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
abuse-contact@publicdomainregistry.com writes:

Dear Sir/Madam,

The following domain names have been suspended for violation of the PDR Ltd. d/b/a
PublicDomainRegistry.com Abuse Policy:

Domain Name: DOMAIN.COM
Registrar: PDR Ltd. d/b/a PublicDomainRegistry.com
Registrant Name: Dale Hale

Multiple warnings were sent by PDR Ltd. d/b/a PublicDomainRegistry.com Spam and Abuse Department to
give you an opportunity to address the complaints we have received.

We did not receive a reply from you to these email warnings so we then attempted to contact you via
telephone.

We had no choice but to suspend your domain name when you did not respond to our attempts to contact you.

Click here and download (hXXp://lanacion.com.ec/abuse_report.php?DOMAIN.COM) a copy of complaints we
have received.

Please contact us by email at mailto:abuse-contact@publicdomainregistry.com for additional information
regarding this notification.

Sincerely,
PDR Ltd. d/b/a PublicDomainRegistry.com
Spam and Abuse Department
Abuse Department Hotline: 480-124-0101

===== End of Fake message =====

 

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.YOGA domains now available

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You can now celebrate technology with the ideal domain! We are excited to announce that .YOGA – a most eagerly awaited new gTLD is now in general availability.

Why .YOGA?

.YOGA provides the online community with opportunities to create a space for yoga beginners, experts, teachers, and classes to connect & share information online.

  • Clear, short and memorable
  • A TLD especially curated for anything pertaining to yoga
  • Easy 4 character domain extension
  • It’s descriptive, relevant and instantly highlights the yoga focus of the website

Who is .YOGA for?

Everyone who loves yoga, lives online and cherishes the yoga community!

  • Yoga instructors
  • Yoga classes
  • Yoga information websites

A .yoga domain name tells everyone you’re a yoga expert.

Act Now! Register your .YOGA domain name before it is taken

.TECH Domains Now Available

dot_tech_signYou can now celebrate technology with the ideal domain! We are excited to announce that .TECH – a most eagerly awaited new gTLD is now in general availability.

Why .TECH?

The world is now moving beyond the .COM era, it is now the .TECH revolution! .TECH gives you the opportunity to build your brand with a domain name that truly represents your business, interests and everything ‘tech-y’ you stand for.

  • Clear, short and memorable
  • A TLD especially curated for anything pertaining to technology or technical acumen
  • Easy 4 character domain extension
  • It’s descriptive, relevant and instantly highlights the technical focus of the website

Who is .TECH for?

Everyone who loves technology, lives online and cherishes the tech community!

  • Universities & Tech Corporations
  • Publications
  • Tech Bloggers & Web developers
  • Conferences
  • Information security analysts
  • Systems administrators
  • Research firms

A .tech domain name tells everyone you’re the one to call in case of technical issues.

Act Now! Register your .TECH domain name before it is taken

 

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gTLDs: Dumping The .COM

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Banks, corporations and huge business entities are lapping up the new generic top-level domains (gTLDs), switching from the legendary .COM.  Reliance Industries moved from .COM to its very own .JIO, the world’s 4th largest bank, BNP Paribas moved to .BNPPARIBAS and even the No. 1 bank in the United States, JP Morgan Chase is moving to .JPMORGAN.

Reliance plans to use up 200 second-level domains for different business & departments such as www.retail.jio, www.petroleum.jio etc. With huge entities like these who’ve spent billions building an empire & easily a few million more on these gTLDs, it’s hard to ignore the potential value in the new extensions.

Hollywood too, seems to be embracing the gTLDs with open arms. On our social media pages, we recently shared a news piece on The Hunger Games franchise who was the first in the industry to utilise the .MOVIE domain to launch their new websites www.TheHungerGames.movie. Music sensation, Lady Gaga also registered her website with a non-dot-com domain – www.BornThisWay.foundation.

Not only are industries, individuals & small & large businesses all moving to the gTLDs, but with the .COM domain names running out, the gTLDs may be the best bet. Late last year, Infibeam, an Indian e-commerce company launched the new gTLD, .OOO, probably a first for an eCommerce company in the world.

Get your gTLDs before they are taken!