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This is the market for existing domain names that come out of quarantine and are offered for sale.
This stands for Country Code Top Level Domain, such as .nl, .de. The country code behind the domain name.
A form of deliberate infringement on a (trademark) right, also known as grabbing.
This stands for Domain Name System. A technical term. The DNS servers together form a list of addresses. It is a list of addresses that can be compared to a phone book. This database contains domain names that are translated into IP addresses. This turns a numerical code into a recognizable name.
Domain Authority ('DA') is a so-called ranking score. This score has been developed by Moz for search engines (see also Page Authority). The score gives an indication of how likely a website is to rank on search engine results pages. Domain Authority scores range from 1 to 100, with higher scores corresponding to a higher likelihood of ranking.
A party that has built up a portfolio of domain names and invests in domain names with the intention of offering them for sale again in the future. In countries like the US and China, there are very large players in this field.
A domain name consists of multiple parts (often two), also called labels. The labels are separated by a period. Like Dovendi.com. Together, this forms a unique number on the internet, making the address easy to find. The .com is the TLD and Dovendi the second level domain.
This is a method of registering names that are released from quarantine. This is done either upon request or by domain name investors (‘domainers’). In many cases, the process is fully automated. If you request a name that will soon become available, there is no guarantee that you will be able to obtain it. There are many national and international players involved in this market.
This is the part of a domain name that comes after the dot in the name. For example, the ".com" in dovendi.com. This is also called a gTLD or, in the case of a country-specific extension, a ccTLD.
Domain Name Usage Rights
A registry issues ccTLD domain names. As register you become the holder of a domain name but never the owner.
Grabbing, also known as domain hijacking or cybersquatting, occurs when a (trademark) name is deliberately registered as a domain name in order to capitalize on the success of the trademark owner. This is often done by attaching a website with similar products or services to the domain name.
This abbreviation stands for Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. It is a global non-profit organization that oversees the internet. ICANN does not issue domain names, but they do allocate and administer TLDs and IP addresses.
IP stands for Internet Protocol. Think of it as a unique address on the internet.
Page Authority ("PA") was developed by Moz. The PA score gives an indication of how well a specific page will rank on search engine results pages. These scores range from 1 to 100, with higher scores corresponding to a higher ranking in search engine results.
To be able to use a domain name, you pay annual registration fees. Often through your hosting partner. If you do not pay, the right to use the domain name expires. See also Quarantine.
This is the party that registers the domain name with the registry for you.
This is the national organisation that issues a ccTLD and manages the internet.
Transfer of user
Transferring a domain name to another user.
This is a clear form of internet abuse. People often make mistakes when entering a website name, for example, through a typo or spelling error. There are parties that register domain names with such errors in the name in order to mislead visitors. In severe cases, there may even be deliberate fraud involved. Think of RAB0.nl, where the "O" is replaced by a zero. This may not be immediately visible in a phishing email.
This is a useful website to check the history of a website. Go to: https://archive.org/web/
This is a technical term. It is a protocol for retrieving information about a domain name or IP address. The WHOIS contains information about the contact person and the provider, among other things. You can request this information via the Registry.