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What do domain status codes mean?

When you do a Whois lookup on a domain, the results include a lot of information. It’ll look something like the image below. Most of the fields are pretty self-explanatory, but the meaning of the “Domain Status” field values isn’t always so clear. In this post, we’ll explain what the various status codes mean, so you know what’s going […]

Tucows’ response to Log4j vulnerability

Last Friday, a critical system vulnerability with Log4j was uncovered. Testing is still underway but initial findings show no evidence of compromised data or systems within Ascio’s infrastructure. At this time, there is no action required from our customers. If this changes, we will provide an update immediately to affected customers.

CIRA 2021 Annual General Meeting

Registrars are uniquely positioned to provide registries actionable feedback on their operations. Yet, former CIRA Board Member Alex Beraskow is seeking to remove our voice in .ca governance.


Paid vs. free SSL certificates: what’s the difference and which do you need?

Do I need to pay for an SSL certificate, or is a free one good enough? Hosting providers, web developers, and many of our other resellers get this question a lot. And if you’re a website owner, you might be asking it yourself. It’s obviously tempting to opt for the free version — and in some cases, that’s really all a website owner needs — however, there are some objective benefits to paid SSL certificates…

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.ART: 100K Users and Counting

Since its launch in 2017, .ART has seen steady growth and strong demand. We aren’t surprised; it’s a short, meaningful TLD and a clear choice for the many artists, art …

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.EU Brexit Update July 2020

On February 1, 2020, the United Kingdom officially withdrew from the European Union, with a transition period that will extend until at least December 31, 2020. One of the consequences of Brexit is that many UK-based, .EU domain owners will no longer meet the .EU eligibility requirements. Yesterday, EURid, the .EU registry, announced an updated timeline for revoking the domains of ineligible registrants.