Upcoming release 2.1.3

The newsletter below was sent Fri, Apr 24, 2015

Next week Realtime Register will release version 2.1.3 of the Realtime Register registration platform to the production environment. The actual date and time is not available yet, however will be announced shortly in advance by e-mail. The release will cause just a short interruption of services.

This release is already deployed to the OT&E environment. Besides some minor bug fixes, release 2.1.3 contains the following:

  • Improved user authentication
  • .DK dkhostmaster
  • .BE dnsBE
  • Trademark Clearing House
  • API X-Process-ID
  • API Input sanitation
  • DNS templates

Improved user authentication

We added two ways to improve your accounts security; IP White listing and Access control. You can define the IP addresses and the kind of interfaces that are allowed for each individual user of the system. You can set for each user the authentications in the Domain Manager at Account details => Users => the selected user => update.

 IP White listing
Five entries are allowed for white listing an individual user. You can define the CIDR ranges with a minimum of /24.

Access control
Supports the Web interface, API (rest, epp, http) and IsProxy.

.DK dkhostmaster

The .DK TLD conditions were aligned to the registries policies. The mandatory contact validation has been added for .DK registrations. Unlike the other TLD’s that require contact validation, the registration is only performed after the validation is completed.

We used the same branded validation mechanism as the generic and other TLD’s. Also it is possible to pre-validate a contact for a future .DK registration.

.BE dnsBE

It is now possible to keep name servers and dnssec with transfers.

Trademark Clearing House

The new gTLD’s require a TradeMark Clearing House (TMCH) check for 90 days after the new gTLD has entered General Availability (GA). If a trademark registration applies for the domain name, the intended registrant is required to acknowledge that he is familiar with the existing trademark. Now Realtime Register handles this completely automatically. If a trademark confirmation is triggered, a branded email is sent to the intended registrant with a link to an online form. On the form, the intended registrant is given the option to acknowledge the claim and proceed with registration or decline from registration.

The domain name will only be registered upon acknowledgement of the trademark. Where applicable we have combined the registrant contact validation and the TMCH acknowledgement.

You can add additional information at both the TMCH forms and emails by updating the templates like the other email and web templates. You will find the templates at Account details => Branding

The templates you can update are called:

  • TMCH_CLAIM_ACK
  • TMCH_CLAIM_ACK_AND_VALIDATION
  • TMCH_CLAIM_ACK_AND_VALIDATION_FORM
  • TMCH_CLAIM_ACK_FORM
  • API X-Process-ID

In the REST interface; if a request initiates a process, the response header will now contain the process ID. This will make it easier for you to keep track of the progress of processes through the API.

API Input sanitation

White spaces at the start and end of the input of all text fields will now be removed.

DNS templates

Localhost records will not be created automatically anymore; existing records are moved from the default records to the adjustable records.

SPF records are deprecated; these are no longer accepted by the Domain Manager. Existing records need to be adjusted or removed. In a next release, the remaining SPF records will be removed. If this applies to you, the Realtime Register support team will notify you. The email forwarding service will use the Sender Rewriting Scheme.