Toute l'actualité des noms de domaine

Archives de mots clés: china

Noms de domaine : Un business à part entière … et une vigilance nécessaire !

Alors que le nom de domaine le plus cher du monde a été remis aux enchères le 21 février, faisons un point sur l’actualité des noms de domaine en général sur la toile.

Sex.com, voici le nom de domaine le plus cher du monde. En 2006, il a été acheté pour 14 millions de dollars. Aujourd’hui, la mise de départ est à 1 million de dollars. Dans le top 5 des noms de domaine les plus chers du monde, nous retrouvons dans l’ordre porn.com, business.com, diamonds.com et beer.com. Des mots simples, populaires, et surtout qui peuvent rapporter gros !

Un des phénomènes qui pourrait expliquer ces tarifs est l’augmentation ininterrompue des enregistrements de noms de domaine sur Internet. Tout le monde veut sa place, et ce à tout prix, car les profits possibles sur la toile ne sont plus à prouver. D’après l’article du Journal du net et la source Verisign, 192 millions de noms de domaine seraient à ce jour enregistrés sur Internet. Le premier .com a été enregistré en 1985. Aujourd’hui, on en dénombre près de 96,7 millions. La Chine avec le .cn profite de la plus forte augmentation avec 467% sur un an, ce qui ne nous étonne guère car ce pays correspond à l’une des zones les plus à risque en termes d’enregistrements abusifs. Quant à la France avec le .fr, c’est une hausse annuelle de 23%.

Internet est devenu une priorité pour les marques, à tel point qu’il devient nécessaire de vérifier si le nom de domaine est disponible sur la toile avant de choisir un nom pour sa marque ou son produit. Si cela n’est pas fait, l’entreprise risque alors de devoir surmonter beaucoup de complications pour récupérer sa place sur internet, sans être sûre de parvenir à son but !

Nous pouvons citer le cas de la société française Salomon, articles et vêtements de sport, qui a pu récupérer le nom de domaine salomon.com grâce à une procédure UDRP (Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy) portée à l’attention de l’OMPI (Organisation Mondiale de la Propriété Intellectuelle) ceci plusieurs années après avoir vu ce nom utilisé par une société tierce. Dans l’intervalle, la marque avait du adapter l’URL de son site avec le nom de domaine salomonsports.com

Source: culture-buzz.fr

China’s .cn Cleanup Shows Politics Behind Web Rules

China’s Web domain agency has hired 600 temporary workers to help it vet all domain names ending in .cn for pornographic content and inaccurate records, according to two people familiar with the matter.

The major project comes after the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) late last year barred individuals from registering .cn domain names. That measure also appeared to be part of a national crackdown on porn, but such campaigns have often caused the censorship of non-pornographic content as well, including sensitive political information.

CNNIC previously announced its cleanup of .cn domains, but the scale of its hiring is a reminder that the center must bow to directives from the country’s authoritarian government. While lax regulation in China has been partly blamed for malicious activity on .cn domains, the government’s crackdown has focused on porn more than Web security.

« As with so many cleanups in China, there is a very legitimate crime-fighting and law enforcement side of this, » said Rebecca MacKinnon, a visiting fellow at Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy, in an e-mail. « But the flip side is that it also provides a very handy excuse to tighten controls on political and dissenting speech at the same time. »

China has over 13.5 million .cn domains, according to CNNIC. The center has already worked with domain service providers to suspend 12,000 pornographic domains in its cleanup, China’s state-run Xinhua news agency said this week.

Xinhua praised the results of the multi-level crackdown on porn China has launched in recent months, in which CNNIC has been one part.

CNNIC was ordered to launch its cleanup by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, which oversees the center, one of the people familiar with the matter said. The new workers roughly quadruple the center’s employee base to over 800, the person said.

A CNNIC spokeswoman declined to comment.

CNNIC has also blocked all registration of .cn domains overseas since early last month, according to representatives of registrars outside China, including Go Daddy and Lexsynergy. Registrars are companies that offer setup services for domain names, like idg.com, so they will lead Internet users to the correct site.

In addition to porn, the new CNNIC workers are also checking for bad information used to register domains, such as false identity numbers or business credentials, so CNNIC can request new information from domain owners where needed, one of the people familiar with the matter said.

Author: Owen Fletcher
Source: PC World.com

China’s Baidu Sues US Domain Registrar After Hack

Top Chinese search engine Baidu.com has sued its U.S. domain registrar over a hack that took down the Web site, alleging negligence by the U.S. company, Baidu said Wednesday.
Users had trouble accessing Baidu.com for several hours last week after the company’s domain name server in the U.S. was tampered with. The Iranian Cyber Army, the same group that took down Twitter last month, also appeared to be behind the attack on Baidu.

Baidu’s lawsuit, filed in a court in New York, seeks related damages and alleges « gross negligence » by Register.com led to the service disruption, Baidu said in a statement. Baidu only said Baidu.com was hit by the outage, and that mirror site Baidu.com.cn had not been affected. Domain service providers including Register.com provide the setup needed to take Internet users to the correct Web site when they type a domain name like Baidu.com.

No one at Register.com was available to comment.

Baidu’s move comes just two days after Baidu said chief technology officer Yinan Li had left the company. Li was the second high-ranking executive to leave the company in a month, following the resignation of chief operating officer Peng Ye. Baidu said both resigned for personal reasons.

Baidu’s business has been hit by recent difficulties switching advertisers to a new bid system.

The events add to uncertainty in the Chinese search market after Google, Baidu’s biggest rival, last week said it might withdraw from the country over censorship and cyberattacks. Google’s Chinese search engine remains accessible in the country, but authorities have said Google must follow local laws when asked about the U.S. company’s plans to stop censoring search results.

Author: Owen Fletcher
Source: PC World- Business center