The latest on Indonesian Internet domain names courtesy of our expert Mariana Maia of Thomsen Trampedach!
On Monday 20th January the operator of the Indonesian top-level domain .ID, Perkumpulan Pengelola Nama Domain Internet Indonesia (PANDI), opened registration for second-level domains under the .id domain (such as asean.id). Second-level domain names are seen as more attractive because they are shorter and easier to type (compared to asean.co.id, for instance), thus brands operating in Indonesia will be keen to register for increased visibility and protection of their biz online.
We are getting reports of more and more foreign companies across Asia receiving correspondence which claims that their business’ name is about to be registered as a domain name by someone else, typically along the lines of:
Dear [insert name of Director/Senior Representative – or if less sophisticated – Sir/Madam]
This is Bobby Zhang, Senior Consultant at the domain name registration centre in xxx. We formally received an application from Random Company Inc. to register “Your Company Name” as a network brand with the following domain names: Continue reading “Shut the door on slamming” »