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ICANN70 Recap

Welcome back from Cancun; I hope everyone is rested following travel to and from the recent ICANN70 conference… Wouldn’t that be nice? We didn’t get to travel to Cancun this year, and I don’t expect to be able to travel for ICANN71 or 72 either, but we still had a successful conference with lots of […]

How to Upsell Your Customers Online

From our partners at .biz domains. Want to boost your company’s revenue? Master the art of upselling—that is, convincing customers to purchase pricier items or additional products they hadn’t previously intended on buying. Apart from having a positive impact on your bottom line, upselling can also help strengthen relationships with clients and improve their perception […]

Tucows Votes in Support of the Nominet Public Benefit Initiative

As the world’s largest wholesale registrar and a global supplier of domain names, Tucows regularly engages in policy work within our industry. The Open Internet is an agent for positive change, and we believe in the importance of stable Internet infrastructure and the value it brings to the domain name system — across both generic […]

.ART: 100K Users and Counting

Since its launch in 2017, .ART has seen steady growth and strong demand. We aren’t surprised; it’s a short, meaningful TLD and a clear choice for the many artists, art industry professionals, institutions, performers, and other creatives that need to showcase their work online. But it’s been neat to see who else has adopted this […]

Content Moderation: How Do We Make the Internet Better from Here?

Last Friday, NamesCon hosted a fireside chat with our CEO, Elliot Noss, titled “How do we make the Internet better from here?” The discussion included some reminiscing about Tucows’ early days and how the Internet has evolved, but the main focus was online content moderation, something that we’ve been dealing with for years in our […]

Data Privacy Day 2021: Data Protection by Design

January 28 is Data Privacy Day! Privacy a topic we’re hugely passionate about, and we’re really proud of the work we do to protect the personal data we’re entrusted with and to advocate for the privacy rights of domain owners and our resellers. It should go without saying that we approach data protection with great […]

Make Business More Personal with .ME

sAcross all industries, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced businesses to refresh, rethink, and in some cases, establish for the first time, their online home. Many are looking for ways to infuse their online presence and the customer experience with greater authenticity and empathy. Because creating a sense of community online is more important than ever. […]

Support e-commerce customers with subscription tools

Guest author: Jeff Sass, CMO, .CLUB Domains With more people working from home and modifying their brick-and-mortar shopping habits, e-commerce is booming. According to a report by Shopify, global business-to-consumer (B2C) e-commerce sales are expected to reach $4.5 trillion by 2021. And that projection does not take into account the acceleration in online shopping caused […]

Do Privacy Shield Rulings Impact Enom?

If you follow data privacy news, you may have heard that the EU-US Privacy Shield was invalidated recently, and as an Enom reseller, you might be wondering how that affects our services. TL;DR: It doesn’t. We’ll get into the details of Privacy Shield, what it was used for, and what happens now that it’s been […]

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Whois History and Updated Tiered Access Statistics

The Internet as we know it may be fairly new, but that short history doesn’t mean it’s not also filled with cycles and repetition. Back in 2003, ICANN convened the Whois Task Force, intended to improve the ability of Whois services to contribute to the stability and security of the Internet while balancing the need […]

Increase Domain Sales with Branded Links Integration

What is a branded link? While brands are the most important assets for modern companies, links are the foundation of the web. Every time someone clicks, taps, or swipes, there is a link. A link is a bridge between the message and the content, the most relevant call-to-action of online communications. When brands meet links, […]

Why You Should Consider .SHOP

The .SHOP domain extension sells itself. There are currently 670,000+ .SHOP registrations worldwide, and more than 51,000 active online shops hosted on this top-level-domain (TLD). Recently, .SHOP saw a surge in registrations, as existing businesses moved online, and people started new ventures in a shifting COVID-19 economy. Here, we’ll take a look at how people […]

How to Win by Treating Your Customers as Members

Guest author: Jeffrey Sass, CMO, .CLUB Domains   There is a reason American Express made the phrase “Membership has its privileges” famous. The brand had the right idea to focus on the benefits of membership to attract and retain customers. We are tribal by nature. It is in our DNA to want to belong to […]

SSL Certificate Validity Periods Reduced to 1 Year

Back in February of this year, Apple announced that as of September 1, 2020, its Safari browser will no longer trust newly registered SSL certificates with validity periods of two years. Two-year certificates registered up until August 31, 2020, will be trusted, but those registered on or after September 1, 2020, will not. To prevent […]

A Great Domain for Freelancers and Entrepreneurs? Try .ME

Today, personal websites function as a calling card that can help your customers showcase an online portfolio, house their resume or blog, and find creative ways to establish their personal brand. .ME is a great option for entrepreneurs, hobbyists, and professionals looking to do any of the above. And as more and more of these […]

Bandzoogle: website builder for musicians

The Enom team has enough musically inclined members to form at least two in-house rock bands, so we’re geeking out pretty hard about highlighting Bandzoogle on our blog. The Montreal-based SaaS company calls itself the easiest all-in-one professional website platform for musicians and bands. They target a unique vertical, one that their team is hugely […]

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Avoiding COVID-19 Cyberattacks with Security Best-Practices

Most of us that work in Tech are familiar with security best-practices, but for many people, including your customers, being thrust into working remotely and conducting more daily activity online can bring with it security risks. Now is a great time to support your customers with tips on how to stay secure online and avoid […]

Tucows Approaches to COVID Related Domain Registration

From an early point in the current global crisis, it was clear to Tucows (Enom’s parent company) that we were going to need to do something new and different in how we responded to COVID-19 related domain registrations. Many of these domains are registered for good, helpful purposes, such as community organization, dissemination of healthcare […]

Enom’s Response to COVID-19

The health and safety of our customers, partners, and employees are of the highest priority to Enom. With the heightened concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus) and the unpredictable nature of the virus, we have taken precautionary steps to reduce its potential impact across our offices globally. We want to assure you […]

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Privacy and Lawful Access to Personal Data at Tucows

Tucows provides reasonable, lawful access to non-public registration data; this means constantly working to balance the privacy rights of registrants against the rights of third parties, most of which, in our experience, are related to intellectual property rights (90% of all requests). In addition to the usual statistics, this update also includes a deep dive […]

Tucows Celebrates 20 Years in the Domain Industry

As of this month, our parent company, Tucows, has officially been in the domains business for 20 years. They introduced OpenSRS (Enom’s then-rival, now-sister company) in 2000, not long after Enom was born. Tucows lifers share a lot of nostalgia for this era; though Tucows has grown to become the largest wholesale registrar and ventured […]

Hostnet: Finding Success with New TLDs

Founded in 1999 by two students offering web-design services, Hostnet has grown into one of the largest and most customer-friendly hosting providers in the Netherlands. Today, they offer domain names, website hosting, a website builder, and other business services to a growing number of customers. Since 2000, they’ve used Tucows to power domain registrations and […]

Highlights from ICANN66 Montreal

Montreal in November is not as bad as it sounds; the weather is crisp and clear, the snow isn’t too deep yet, and it doesn’t get dark until a reasonable time in the evening. It’s still not my top choice for a travel destination at this time of year, but the ICANN conference definitely made […]

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Tiered Access Data Disclosure Update

It has been more than a year since Tucows, Enom’s parent company, launched our Tiered Access Compliance & Operations portal, sometimes called “Gated Whois,” and it’s been around six months since we shared our first set of statistics on how and by whom this platform is being used. Today’s update brings our statistics current through […]

Our Ongoing Commitment to Combatting DNS Abuse

Abuse is a significant problem on the Internet today and, as a provider of Internet infrastructure services, we constantly consider what role we should play in combatting this issue. We actively investigate and respond to reports of abuse, but like other registrars and registries, we’ve been alone in developing our approach—until now. Abuse has been […]

Meet the New .ORG

.ORG has a new look! It’s the same trusted domain you know and love, but with a new, bold visual identity. We sat down with PIR, the registry behind the .ORG TLD, to learn a little more about their rebrand and how they’re gearing up to make .ORG even more impactful. There are quite a […]

The Importance of Authentication in SSL

Update: Our latest Digicert Webinar covers the importance of authentication in SSL, and how it’s a key factor in properly marketing and selling certificates: Browsers have evolved to offer a better user experience and greater attention to security. Perhaps most importantly, they now display a security warning to users when they land on a website […]

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The Evolution of the Domain Transfer Process

ICANN’s Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP) defines the procedures and rules for domain name transfers. When it was first introduced in 2004, the Policy was limited to inter-registrar transfers. Over the years, it has been revised by Policy Development Process (PDP) Working Groups and expanded to include governance of domain ownership transfers and a transfer dispute […]

We’ve refreshed our Webmail

As our Custom Email service grows, we’re working to continually improve the platform while maintaining high availability. One essential component of our email solution is our Webmail, which is both used by Enom’s direct customers and included in the email service our reseller partners can package as part of their own lineup. So, we’re excited […]

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Top questions from domain name buyers

Guest Author: Alisha Shibli. Alisha is a Content Marketing Specialist at Radix, the registry behind some of the most successful new domain extensions, including .STORE and .TECH. Please note: The views expressed in this piece are the author’s own and do not necessarily represent those of Enom. When it comes to registering a domain name, […]

Updates from ICANN64 – Kobe, Japan

A small delegation from Tucows attended ICANN64 in Kobe, Japan, and we want to share a few quick highlights about the progress made in some key areas. RDAP Working Group RDAP, everyone’s favorite new registration data access protocol, is now in the implementation phase. This means that registrars and registries must implement RDAP according to […]

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ICANN Updates: EPDP Phase 1 Final Report

ICANN’s Expedited Policy Development Process (EPDP) team has issued their Phase 1 Final Report, marking the end of this stage of the project. The recommendations from this Report will become mandatory as of February 29, 2020, but contracted parties (registrars and registries) are permitted to implement them sooner. We’re still determining what specific changes we’ll […]

Why We’re Applying GDPR Protections to Registrants Worldwide

Remember, although we have a great legal team working at Enom, none of what we share here can or should be taken as legal advice. Among the world’s leading registrars, Tucows, our parent company, is the only one that has redacted all personal data from the public Whois and announced a data use consent management […]

Why Choose an EV SSL Certificate?

Identity theft and browser warnings are growing concerns among consumers. And while you may think enabling SSL on your website will allay these fears, failure to select the right TLS/SSL certificate can erode customer trust. To regain trust, site owners need an easy, reliable way to show customers that transactions are secure and that the […]

A Guide to Choosing the Right SSL Certificate

A parent preparing a toddler for her first beach vacation and a seasoned kayaker preparing for Zambia’s Ghostrider rapid will not reach for the same life jacket. In the world of digital security, the purposes and specs of the various products are also highly relevant to the consumer, although the differences between them may not […]

GDPR Checklist for Enom Resellers

Any time there’s a dramatic shift in our industry, we focus on minimizing the impact on our resellers and providing you as much information and assistance as possible. Admittedly, our GDPR communications work has proven fairly challenging, in part because we’ve simply never seen a shift quite as dramatic as that prompted by the GDPR. […]

The nTLD Reseller Starter Guide: Which new gTLDs should I offer?

If you currently sell or are considering selling domain names as part of a business, you may have asked this question to yourself before. The huge variety of gTLDs out there can turn the task of curating a lineup that makes sense for your business into a rather daunting undertaking. Instead of getting bogged down […]

Which nTLDs should I offer?

The huge variety of gTLDs out there can turn the task of curating a lineup that makes sense for your business into a rather daunting undertaking. Instead of getting bogged down by all the variables that could weigh into your final decision, I suggest you focus on the handful of key considerations that really matter. […]