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VIDs Coming For .IS Domains

ISNIC logoYou’ve heard of VIPs (Very Important Persons). Now ISNIC, the registry for .IS domain names, has launched VIDs, or Very Important Domains!

The change, which the Icelandic registry describes as “a very important change” is designed to increase the security of .IS domains further.

VID’s will get special treatment, especially regarding rights and renewals. So called VID insurance means that a VID’s registration never expires accidentally. It will also be harder to transfer VID’s to new registrants, since it will require confirmation from the registrants themselves, either digitally or a signed confirmation.

To prepare for this change, ISNIC are asking for domain registrants to update the registrants email at ISNIC, which can be done under “Modify Registration” on My Page. Only the administrative contact can edit the registrant information. In the northern autumn, all administrative contacts and registrants with a registered email address will get an email where these changes will be explained in detail.