What is a Launch Phase for Domain Registration?

In general, there are Sunrise, Landrush and General Availability Phases to register a newly released domain extensions (TLDs).

Sunrise phase is normally reserved for those who have trademarks or patents of their business or company to first be eligible to register for their domain name.

Landrush phase is a phase where there is a premium one-off fee to qualify for the domain registration. However, if there is more than one applicant for the same domain name, the domain name will be auctioned and the highest bidder in the auction will be awarded with the domain name.

General Availability phase is based on first come first serve domain registration and the price for the registration will be a standard price.

However since the launch of new TLDs, we have an additional launch phase called Early Access which requires applicant to pay an extra one-off fee to be qualified for a particular domain name registration based on first come first serve basis.

What are gTLDs, ccTLDs and New gTLDs?

Domain extensions are generally categorised into Global/Generic TLDs (gTLDs), Country Code TLDs (ccTLDs) and recently released new domain extensions TLDs (nTLDs).

Generic TLDs or gTLDs such as .com, .net, .org, .info also called a legacy TLDs.

Country Code TLDs or ccTLDs are domain extensions that are based on the country or region. For example .co.id for Indonesia, .com.au for Australia, .us for United States, .eu for European Union and etc.

New Domain Extensions or nTLDs are domain extensions with a more memorable, meaningful and specific towards certain keywords and businesses. They were recently released in year 2014 and we will continue to have the new release in stages for the next few years.

What is Trustee Service?

Trustee service is a service provided to people who would like to register certain domain TLDs especially country code TLDs where eligibility requirement and local presence are required in order to successfully register the domain name.

At GetYour.iD, we do provide Trustee service for those who are not eligible and wish to register their domain name in certain extensions or TLDs. We also provide the certificate agreement for every single domain registered using Trustee service to guarantee a full ownership and the right to use the domain name.

What is WHOIS Privacy Service?

WHOIS Privacy service is a service that is provided by registrars to protect registrant information being publicly shown in the public WHOIS server. GetYour.iD provides this service via Secured.iD in order to keep your personal information safe from public viewing.

What is DNSSEC?

DNSSEC stands for Domain Name System Security Extensions. It is used to secure information provided by the DNS as valid and uncompromised. It is a layer of security to protect the process of exchanging information during DNS lookup procedure that has become an integral part in accessing website through the internet.

DNSSEC is achieved with the implementation of using keys and signatures. DNSKEY is used for verification and it is published in the DNS as public key. The private key however is used for signing and is never published. Please refer to the DNSSEC diagram to get a better understanding on how DNSSEC works.

DNSSEC Exchange Flow

What is a DNS Zone Record?

DNS zone record is a zone file that contains the mapping between the domain and sub-domain to an IP address or other resources that is organised in the form of text representations of resource records. There various type of zone records widely supported such as A for IPv4 address, AAAA for IPv6 address, CNAME, MX, NS, SOA, PTR, TXT, SRV and many more. If you wish to find out the details about the list of types supported, please go to https://doc.powerdns.com/md/types/

What does domain Delegation mean?

Domain delegation is a request to change or update nameservers of a domain to where the domain should be pointed in the DNS zone record. In order to successfully delegate a domain name, the nameservers must be authoritative and normally, it should resolve to a web page.