Technical features

WHOIS AND DAS

End users are expected to have access to the contact details of a domain name holder. Our Whois module complies with the ICANN standards and offers optional flexibility:

Two access options :
1.Whois gives the full details of the domain name holder
2.Lightweight, high-speed DAS that only shows whether the domain name is available or not.

  • Whois data is fully configurable to meet the data protection requirements of your jurisdiction. Each field can be switched on or off .
  • Real-time whois updates, made possible by the Thick Registry Model
  • Whois can be accessed via both a web interface (CAPTCHA protected) or via port 43.
  • You can customize your web interface so that data is presented as an image rather than as text, thus making data mining harder.
  • Open registries may find other uses for their whois data to benefit both the registry and registrants, such as a searchable whois database to find registrants in a particular industry or area.
  • Profiles can be set up to determine which information is displayed. If, for example, you are an Open Brand, and you don’t want your licensee’s details to be visible for all competitors
  • Restricted whois service with blacklisting, compliant with RFC 3912

DNS SEC ENABLED

In compliance with ICANN requirements, all TLDs run by Sensirius will be DNS SEC enabled from day one. Additionally, Sensirius offers a DNSSEC solution for your registrars that they can implement with minimum disruption to their own systems.

DNS SERVICE

  • Real-time DNS updates compliant with RFC 2136
  • DNS Services implemented using ISC BIND, compliant with RFC 1034, RFC 1035, RFC 1101, RFC 2181, RFC 2182, and RFC 3007


TAILORED CONTACT TYPES

When a domain name is registered, the registrant must provide the registrar of the domain name with valid and up-to-date contact information. In theory, by looking up the domain name in any public whois database, anyone is supposed to be able to view this registration information, and thus contact the person or company that owns it (registrant or licensee). But what if you want the contact person to be the IP law fi rm, the marketing executive or brand manager? The Sensirius Registry Software allows you to specify tailored contact types to suit your registry’s need. Each contact type can contain the default set of contact data or field you specify. That way, you can choose which contact type you want to be your default contact.

DYNAMIC ZONE FILES

OpenRegistry Registry comes with a dynamic zone file update. That way, when a domain name is registered, it is available for use immediately.

IDN COMPATIBLE

Our software is IDN ready and does not rely on the registrar to convert natural script into punycode. With Sensirius software, you need simply to enter the required information in natural language and the our system will do the rest. This applies for both EPP and web interfaces.

NAME SERVER GROUPS

OpenRegistry can also create name server groups. A nameserver group contains a list of nameservers that can be linked to a domain name. This can be used instead of individual name servers on a domain name. When a one name server is replaced by another, nameserver groups deal with this in one update that is then propagated to all domain names linked to that group. When using individual name servers, all domain names using the old name servers need to be updated.

EXTRANET

The extranet option allows the end user to access and, when permitted, modify his data at the registry level. It can also be used by the registrant to approve his trade or transfer. If needed, the end user can be given access to the extranet to switch on some levels of control. For instance, the registrant can ask to be informed of any change of data made by the registrar. Similarly, the registrant can choose to be informed by e-mail when his domain name is scheduled for deletion. In this case, the modification or deletion can only be executed after confirmation from the registrant.

SUNRISE

Our system accommodates multiple types of Sunrise arrangements, including first-come-first- validations or a defined Sunrise window that sends all applications for validation. You can set the rules of your Sunrise, for example, the type and location of applicant and type, or the dates and geographical coverage of prior IP rights.

VALIDATION MANAGEMENT

We can provide a direct link to any IP Clearinghouse that ICANN may choose to operate, thus encouraging more brand owners to participate in your Sunrise. You can choose which names are excluded from registration, which are Premium names, and include an auction process for competing applications.

SRS REGISTRATION AND FLEXIBLE PERMISSION

SRS is short for Shared Registry System. Not only does Sensirius offer ICANN required EPP access, but it also gives you the capability to register domain names via the web. We have also developed a module that allows for flexible permissions for all users. Why is this useful? You can give different permissions to different types of users for different sets of actions. You define what registrars or resellers can or cannot do. These permissions can be applied to different transactions in the system, so you are in total control of who does what in your TLD.

REGISTRAR INTERFACE

  • Fully documented client API
  • Works with any RFC compliant EPP server
  • Superior registry web interface to allow Registrars full control of names under their management

EPP SERVICE

  • Full EPP compliance with RFC 3730 and RFC 4930
  • Supports standard EPP object mappings for an Internet Domain Name Registry RFC 4931, RFC 4932, and RFC 4933
  • Multi-layer authentication
  • Includes support for implementing EPP extensions
  • Highly configured EPP Service to ensure that Regulator and Registry Operator Policy is adhered to with minimal intervention

 HIDDEN MASTER NAMESERVERS

Our master nameserver provides all slave servers with the current registration and database information but cannot be accessed from outside. This provides optimal security and integrity for the database.

VARIABLE RENEWAL PERIOD

By default, domain names are renewed every year. But you can also choose to have them renewed every semester, 4 months, or any other period you want.

LENGTH LIMITATIONS

You can define the length of your domain names. For example, do you want to allow two and three letter domain names ?

STRING BLOCKING

This feature allows you to block simple or complex ‘strings’ from being used in domain names. Examples include the name of your competitors, parts of that name, or foul language.

AUTOMATIC TRANSFER AND TRADE HANDLING

The Sensirius Registry System is capable of automatically handling all transfers and trades using a proven automated process of approval by the registrants. When a transfer is initiated, the current owner receives an e-mail asking him for approval. In case of a trade, the new owner also receives an e-mail. Only when all parties involved have electronically given their approval is the transfer or trade scheduled for automatic execution.

Feature in the spotlight:
List of unregistered names

When internet users type in a non-existing URL, they usually are redirected to a blank screen or error page. If you use Sensirius Nameserver Services, however, these popular but not yet registered domain names are saved in a list along with the number of visitors they attract. This feature gives you up-to-date insight into what domain names might be interesting to auction.