July 18, 2016

The NEW Joker.com!

NEW Joker.comAn Era is ending – a new story begins!

We are proud to present the result of hard work and careful listening to our customers.
Welcome to the NEW Joker.com!
We hope you will enjoy the new look and feel as much as we do – please tell us what you think.
The new layout not only enables us to present all functionalities in a much more intuitive way, it now also makes mobile devices work as well, and harmonizes with modern browsers.

Here’s a small preview for you:

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Please let us know if anything doesn’t work as expected.

and should you feel the need to travel back in time to see the old Joker.com, click the fast-backward-icon in the top right corner…

April 28, 2016

New Joker.com WHMCS module

Joker WHMCSWHMCS is a popular web hosting and automation solution, which includes billing and support options.
If you are using WHMCS for your hosting activities, you may now interface Joker.com with WHMCS’ domain functionality to easily order and manage domains from within WHMCS.
Joker.com maintains a comprehensive registrar module for WHMCS, which offers a great load of features to interface Joker.com seamlessly from within WHMCS.

The following registrar core functionality is provided:

  • register domains
  • initiate transfers
  • perform renewals
  • allow viewing and changing of nameservers
  • allow viewing and changing of WHOIS information of domains
  • usable with any TLD Joker.com offers

Additionally, also these features are provided:

  • create/edit email forwards
  • create/edit dns records for joker-ns
  • fetch auth id
  • sync of expiration date
  • reseller credits on WHMCS dashboard
  • order whois privacy protection with domain registration, transfer and renewal
  • switch easily between production and testing environment (OT&E)

Please refer to our FAQ for installation and usage details.

April 28, 2016

These are the 10 most popular new TLDs ranked by traffic

Registration numbers are an important indicator of interest, but there is more than that when comes to domains – this is true for both the classic TLDs and the new TLDs. Some domain ending seems popular if you look at the number of registrations, but quantity doesn’t always mean quality.

Brand protection company and domain registrar, Corporate Service Company (CSC), took a look on how gTLDS are being used and how popular each gTLD is. By looking at just the number of registrations, the domains popular in China dominate the list with .xyz, .top, .wang and .网址 on top of the list.

CSC now compiled an alternative list ranked by the number of domains in the Alexa 1M – a ranking of the million most popular websites on the web measured by traffic. How many of the new TLDs can be found in this list and which are most popular?

According to CSC, the alternative top 10 of new new gTLD is as follows:

.media
.today
.sexy
.news
.tokyo
.life
.social
.global
.space
.site

This might come as a surprise since .media for example has a registration volume of just 23.000 (February 2016) while .xyz had nearly 2 million registrations when this report was first published. The strongest gTLD by registration volume is .space in this list but it’s still below .global and .social according to popularity.

All in all, around 8000 of Alexa’s million most popular websites have a new gTLD. That’s not even 1% but according to CSC, the number increased 16% since their last report – the acceptance of the many new TLDs is definitely growing and more and more corporations or individuals use them as an alternative.

You can see CSC’s complete report here (PDF)

January 27, 2016

New TLDS in Q1 2016

Nearly every day new TLDs are available and not every Domain Registrar can offer all of them. We at Joker.com try to offer our customers all interesting new TLDs without overwhelming them with to many choices. That being said, these 12 TLDs are new or will be new in the coming months.

.feedback – starts January 18th, 14.00 UTC
.car, .cars and .auto – starts January 20th, 16.00 UTC
.family – starts January 20th, 17.00 UTC
.theatre – starts January 27th, 14.00 UTC
.security and .protection – starts January 27th, 14.00 UTC
.wine and .vin – starts January 27th, 16.00 UTC
.pet – starts February 23rd, 16.00 UTC
.bet – starts March 3rd, 16.00 UTC

It doesn’t matter if you want to create a site where people leave feedback for a product or service, a blog for your family, a car magazine or a homepage for your pet – we got you covered, no matter what.

You can check the prices for all available TLDs in our domain pricelist or you can check the availability for any domain directly on our order page.

November 25, 2015

New Reseller Tool: Reseller Control Panel Next

rpanel_newsBetter. Faster. Nicer. Cooler. We are happy to announce our new Rpanel Reseller site!
After quite a few weeks of public testing, we are now confident that the new RPanel is a substantial improvement for your domain management, for you as a reseller of Joker.com.

With RPanel, you as Reseller can easily manage even big amounts of domains. Use a single tool to perform any domain related task for your daily work.
We focussed especially on having your data always available without having to wait for lookups and continuous data retrieval. Simply start to enter something, and it will be automatically searched and completed.
We believe and hope that this will make your life as a reseller a lot easier.
And despite our intensive testing – if you happen to find a bug we might have missed, do not hesitate to contact us. And of course please do the same if you miss a feature!

Please note – in case you log into the new rpanel.io for the first time, some data has to be prepared for you. This will only happen once.

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If you are not yet a Joker.com reseller, please do not hesitate to have a look at the registration – you’ll benefit from many advantages in pricing and handling.

November 12, 2015

Joker.com looks at the Domain Name Industry

Each quarter, Verisign, the registry for .com and .net domains, reviews the state of the domain name industry and provides some statistics regarding domain growth and popularity. For us as a domain registrar, it’s interesting to see if our own numbers are reflected in those big international statistics. Since we are a German/Swiss-based company, which still also focuses on the international english-speaking market, we might see differences compared to the worldwide domain market. For you as a customer, these domain statistics might be interesting if you for example need to choose a new domain for a new business or your website. Is it better to use a .com or a .de, when you’re in Germany? What about the new TLDs like .photo or even .cricket? How widely are they used nowadays and do people even understand them? As a domain reseller you need to know which domains are interesting for a lot of people so it’s worthwile for you to support them. And as a reseller it’s of course interesting to see if the market is still increasing and by how much and in which areas. Russia or China for example.
Continue reading Joker.com looks at the Domain Name Industry

October 28, 2015

2-Factor-Authentication on Joker.com

Two-factor authentication (also known as 2FA) lets people identify themselves more securely by adding a second layer of security. This isn’t a new invention, you probably do it all the time when you use your credit card and your PIN to get cash from the ATM at the corner.
On the web, two-factor authentication is mostly provided by smartphones. The user types in their password but needs a second device which has been registered previously to unlock their account.

This Two-Factor-Authentication on Joker means, that you will not only need your username and password, but also an additional, individual and constantly changing code, which is provided by an independent device such as your smart phone.
These two factors – the password, you know, and the smart phone, you have – add an additional layer of security against theft of credentials or dictionary attacks.
Continue reading 2-Factor-Authentication on Joker.com

October 12, 2015

The best domain for photographers, now for a special price

If you are a photographer you most likely want to showcase your photos somewhere online. Sites like flickr, 500px, tumblr or even Instagram are a good and cheap place to do this, especially if you want to quickly get fans and followers. But having your own portfolio website with your own domain is never a bad idea. Sites where you upload your images can shut down, change owner or change their terms of service. With your own site, your images belong to you, you decide in which resolution they are shown and you can customize the look of your site.

So now you have your own photo website, but what about a domain? You could choose a myname-photography.com but why not choose the much smarter and shorter myname.photo? It’s short, it’s meaningful and many names that are taken with a .com ending may still be free with .photo.

The world through your lens. Find the perfect .photo name and make your mark.

Right now Joker.com has a special price for .photo domains. Until December 31st, every .photo domain is only $9.99 for the first year of registration. That is just $0.83/month for your perfect photo domain.

September 12, 2015

Start of the new .IRISH domain

DOTIRISH-LOGO-TAGIreland already had its own TLD (Top Level Domain) .ie but the global irish community spreads far across the world, mostly in North America. Those Irishmen- and women all around the globe can now show their affinity with being Irish as well as any business who consider themselves being Irish by registering a .IRISH domain.

Why .IRISH?

.IRISH is a new top-level domain (TLD) for the global Irish community which can be used by businesses, brands, organizations and people all over the world to market and develop products & services while clearly identifying with the word ‘Irish’. By simply making it possible to put the word ‘Irish’ after the dot in a web address, .IRISH provides a truly meaningful domain name that clearly says Irish.

.IRISH domains are just $29.90 on Joker.com right now, instead of $49.90. Order your .IRISH domain now!