UNR is selling out and UniEPS is no longer available
UniEPS is one of the trademark protection services that we offer our clients: a blocking service for the extensions operated by UNR. However, since the 15th of March 2021, this service can’t be ordered anymore! Existing orders will be renewed at no cost, but some extensions might be removed from the service over the next period.
The reason is that registry UNR will publicly auction 23 of its extensions on the 28th of April. UNR’s portfolio includes popular extensions like .link, .help and .hosting, which will move to another registry operator after the auction. These new registry operators may decide to cancel the UniEPS and UniEPS+ services immediately.
Other trademark protection services remain active and can be ordered by contacting us:
- – DPML, blocking over 240 extensions of registry operator Donuts
- – TREx, a Trademark Clearinghouse service blocking 40 different extensions
- – AdultBlock, a blocking service for the adult-targeted extensions .xxx, .adult, .porn and .sex
For more information on included extensions and pricing, take a look at this article from our Knowledge Base.
We’re migrating our domain forwarding service!
To accommodate the growing demand of our domain forwarding service, we are moving it to a newer, faster and more redundant backend on Tuesday, the 1st of June 2021. During this migration, from 01:00 to 07:00 AM UTC, it will not be possible to add new forwarders or to update existing ones. There will be no interruption to the availability of existing forwarders.
ACTION REQUIRED: if you use our forwarding service on domain names that use your own nameservers. As the IP address of our service changes, you will need to change it in your DNS zones as well.
The new IP address is 188.8.131.52 (this replaces the old IP address 184.108.40.206). We recommend that you carry out the update during the maintenance window defined above. For existing domain forwarders, we will keep the old server online for at least two weeks, but any changes or new forwarders will be created on the new server.
If you use Openprovider’s nameservers, we will update the required configurations ourselves and no action will be required from your side.
Stay safe with DMARC! Soon available at Openprovider
One of the biggest threats online businesses face today comes in the form of phishing attacks, where hackers make use of spoofing to perform malicious actions. Spoofing is a technique attackers often use in order to send fake messages on behalf of an organisation by forging the ‘From Address’ field of those messages.
A well known example of this is when an attacker sends messages that impersonate an organisation and request sensitive information from end users. This typically results in users exposing their credentials or providing sensitive data that can compromise their online accounts and assets.
Another consequence of these attacks is that end users end up reporting some of those fake messages as spam, preventing other legitimate emails coming from official organisations from reaching their inboxes.
Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance, more commonly known as DMARC, is a standard email authentication protocol that helps email administrators understand and prevent spoofing and phishing attacks. Working in combination with other well known standards like SPF and DKIM, DMARC allows your organisation to receive reports from receiving servers and to tell those servers what actions to take when suspicious emails coming from your domain are received.
At Openprovider, security is at the core of what we do and we take our clients’ safety very seriously. That’s why we are planning to introduce a DMARC solution over the next few months. We will keep you posted for the final release date so stay tuned and don’t miss a thing!
Updates to new gTLDs
- – .trust has been cancelled unexpectedly by the registry. This extension has been in Sunrise since the 24th of March and would enter General Availability on the 28th of April, but it has been suspended indefinitely by the registry in order to apply a new and innovative usage to .trust. Further details will be shared as soon as possible.
Early Access Programs:
Upcoming price changes:
- – 1 May: .ai, .com.ai, .net.ai, .org.ai, .off.ai transfers
- – 1 May: .dk
- – 1 May: .na, .com.na, .org.na
- – 1 May: .qpon
- – 1 July: .club
- – 1 September: .com