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.

October 28, 2015

2-Factor-Authentication on Joker.com

Two-factor authentication (also known as 2FA)┬álets 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

August 19, 2015

Secure your Domain Privacy with our new Whois Privacy Feature

Most registries, as well as registrars like Joker.com, require by their policies and Terms & Conditions, that registrants provide accurate, complete and current personal data, that is made publicly available on the internet by the WHOIS service. This is also a binding requirement set by ICANN.

This WHOIS service is available to everyone, and usually includes the name, street address and email addresses of the registrant. The use of incorrect, incomplete or fake data is a violation of the registration agreement of the related registry and EIS AG, and may lead to the deletion of the related domain name (please also see 5.c/11.d of Joker.com T&C).

To protect a registrant from abuse of his data, proxy-privacy.com through EIS AG provides privacy protection services, effectively shielding his information and keeping his data confidential. By using these services, the registrant is represented by alternate contact data provided by EIS AG, while remaining compliant to the registration policies.
The registrant’s own data will still be maintained and escrowed by Joker.com, to secure the registrant’s ownership of the domain, and to ensure the compliance to ICANN’s and registry’s policies.

Here is an example of what privacy service means to a domain name’s public Whois output:

Joker.com WHOIS Privacy

Please find all details, conditions and the Acceptable Use Policy here: proxy-privacy.com
Prices are available here: Joker.com Pricelist

For additional information, please have a look at our FAQ

Pricing Examples

Standard prices for WHOIS privacy are: $1.49/year for privacy basic (address is hidden, but not the registrant’s name) and $2.49/year for privacy pro (all of the registrant’s data is hidden).
When privacy services are purchased for already existing domain names, either as an option during renewal of a domain, or as an additional option for an existing domain name, the term of the privacy service will automatically be synchronized with the term of the domain name. Terms of less than 6 months will be rounded down, above this will be rounded up and charged as an additional year.
Let’s say a .com domain of you has a remaining term of 5 months, and you want to transfer it to Joker.com, and you choose privacy basic for the transfer.
This would result into

mandatory 1 year renewal with transfer: USD 13.70
optional 1 year privacy basic service: USD 1.49
result – 1 year additional domain term, and 17 months of privacy USD 15.19

See more examples in our FAQ

To order Domain Privacy just order a domain like you normally would and click add privacy in your shopping cart. You can then choose basic or pro. To add privacy to your existing domains, just log into your Joker.com-account and modify a domain. There you can purchase privacy basic or privacy pro.