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Security Audit

This is our second post in a series explaining the security practices we are implementing at Openprovider, and offering guidance and tips, you can follow. In the previous post, we discussed how to protect individual contact for the Openprovider reseller...
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Multiple layers of protection for passwords

Maintaining the security of our customers’ data has naturally been one of our top priorities over the years, and we are constantly striving to improve. Here we’d like to share what we’ve done for your security and some of our plans for the future.

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Looking back at 2016

Siemen Roorda

From my role as Product Manager Domains, I love to start the year with an internal update to our team on what happened the year before with respect to domains and domain-related topics. As our company is spread over four countries which each have their own focus, such company-wide updates increase involvement. A few weeks ago, the question arose why we are not sharing this with our customers, and here it is!

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ICANN 57 Hyderabad

ICANN 57, Hyderabad

Siemen Roorda

Last month, the Hyderabad International Convention Centre in India was the stage of the 57th ICANN meeting. These thrice-a-year meetings are the perfect opportunity to learn what’s going on at the highest level of internet governance, to meet all kinds of registries and other suppliers and to get in touch with our customers worldwide. In this blog I’ll navigate with you through the various topics that were discussed during this ICANN meeting which probably relate to your business, which include the latest policies and new gTLDs.

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Openprovider Partner Event 2016 - DeFabrique

Openprovider Partner Event 2016 (Utrecht)

Siemen Roorda

Looking back at the success of last year’s edition of the Openprovider Partner Event, we had no doubt that we would do it again. Since we sent the “Save The Date” announcement back in June, there was no time to relax anymore and the result exposed itself last week: a full Silo 61 in DeFabrique in Utrecht, a diverse program and many, many enthusiastic reactions.

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What did 2½ years of new gTLDs bring (and cost)?

Siemen Roorda

Get a unique insight in the business case around new gTLDs at Openprovider with a thorough analysis of what the new gTLDs have brought – and cost – over the first 2½ years of their existence. What characteristics do we see, how do our customers benefit and how do the new extensions compare to the “old” ones?

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The ‘last’ best tips & tricks (take 3)

Siemen Roorda

Running a platform like Openprovider’s always creates tension between ever-extending functionality and maintaining usability. There are many features that we know about but that are rarely found by our customers. This is the third and final post in a series of three blog posts. Enjoy take 3 of the tips & tricks!

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How to squeeze a trademark holder

Making money on a trademark holder

Siemen Roorda

Being a trademark holder can be a tough job these days: many hundreds of new extensions equal many hundreds of new threats against your protected mark. Someone can protect his brand actively or passively, but in some cases it really seems to be on the back of the trademark holder. There’s one registry that promotes this to a whole new level…

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How to increase revenue with this .GLOBAL tool

LIMITED TIME OPPORTUNITY! Openprovider and the .GLOBAL team is constantly on a mission to make our resellers’ work easier and more streamlined. That’s why we’re glad to share your new .GLOBAL portal with you: openprovider.going.global This is where you can...
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The 10 best tips & tricks (take 2)

Siemen Roorda

Running a platform like Openprovider’s always creates tension between ever-extending functionality and maintaining usability. There are many features that we know about but that are rarely found by our customers. After writing down 10 tips and tricks in a previous blog post, I found that there are many more. Enjoy take 2 of the tips & tricks!

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Whether or not “all” really is “all”

Siemen Roorda
Our brand promise is to provide you with registration services for all new gTLDs. Combined with our Flat Fee Packages, that means an accreditation process for 600+ extensions. During the past 2 years, we found that we cannot stick to...
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Universal Acceptance

Siemen Roorda
Earlier on this year, being in the middle of our regular ICANN contractual compliance audit, we received an e-mail from ICANN: “New gTLD registrations – quote requested”. Was this some kind of trick to secretly perform some audit tasks, for...
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CENTR Registrar Day

Siemen Roorda
An organisation whose operations are usually invisible to us registrars, is CENTR, the Council of European National Top Level Domain Registries. This non-profit organisation is dedicated to supporting the interest of country code TLD managers and promotes the development of...
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ICANN 54, Dublin. Hot topic: abuse

Siemen Roorda
Mid-October, the Convention Centre Dublin was the stage of the 54th ICANN meeting. These thrice-a-year meetings are the perfect opportunity to learn what’s going on at the highest level of internet governance (and to get involved in that matter), to...
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Ring ring! I don’t want registrars, but do you still want to sell my extension?

Siemen Roorda
A few months ago I wrote about the fact that – despite our brand promise – we do not really offer allextensions. Recently, I received a phone call from Hassan from Intracom Middle East. I am unsure whether Hassan had...
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The 10 best tips & tricks

Siemen Roorda
Running a platform like Openprovider’s always creates tension between ever-extending functionality and maintaining usability. The more functions (trust me: our customers plead for the most diverse features!), the more menus, pages and buttons. Over the years many features were added...
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Domain management’s going to be a tough job

Siemen Roorda
Update: on the 3rd of June, ICANN announced that the effective date for this policy change has been postponed to the 1st of December 2016. Many registries send out annual registrar surveys: do you like us, what do we need...
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Making the best of ICANN’s e-mail requirements

Siemen Roorda

As a wholesale provider we preferably do not deal with end users. We simply cannot help them in most cases because their agreement is with you, our customer. Exceptions are abuse cases, nonresponsive (sub)resellers or other (mainly legal) scenarios. However, even in those cases we first try to get them in touch with their direct provider.

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The value of a new domain name

Siemen Roorda

A common question that we noticed is about the SEO value of a domain name with a new extension. We sometimes also see some reticence to really transfer a website to a new extension. Is this justified? If there was anyone that should know, it would be the registry of .amsterdam and .frl. In this blog post, written by the registry of these extensions, you will read their findings, tips and tricks.

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Domains at cost price. Does it make sense?

Arno Vis

In my last blogpost I described our unique position in the domain name industry. The question that arises next is if it makes sense to sell domains at cost price.The short answer is YES.

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