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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 (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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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”

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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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Complex transfers made easy

Siemen Roorda

Throughout the years, we have performed hundreds of thousands of domain transfers. This has provided us with loads of experience, particularly on which obstacles are placed between the intention to transfer and the actual transfer. In this blog post, I want to travel with you through our developments we made to soften the pain and make bulk transfers as smooth as possible.

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Openprovider’s price transparency

In our previous blogs you have read about our view on the market. Foreseeing that the margin on domain names converges to zero, we have introduced our Flat Fee Packages. This subscription-based price model guarantees a strong competitive position to...
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The “why” of Openprovider

Arno Vis

Many companies, including ourselves, are very good at telling what they do and how they do it, but much less often why they do what they do. Every company has a WHY, but getting it just right so that customers, employees and suppliers understand why you do what you do, is not easy. In this blog Arno Vis, CEO of Openprovider, explores the WHY of Openprovider.

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Reaping the benefits from our “all new gTLDs” approach

About two years ago, we decided to put the new gTLDs forward as one of our unique selling points: we would offer all of them, all phases, all related products. Whether or not there was a market for it was...
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New gTLDs and their statistics

Domains have never been so analysed and registry/registrar dealings have never been so open since the rise of the new gTLDs. Everybody who loves numbers – and I certainly count myself to that group! – will have the time of...
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