Safenames Ltd

Domain Name Registration Services

Managing a portfolio of domain names can be both time consuming and challenging. The Safenames’ International Domain Portal (IDP) is a platform that enables you to register and manage thousands of domains names with great efficiency and effectiveness.


  • Register domain names in over 240 countries and international territories
  • Over 1450 gTLD & ccTLD extensions available
  • All new gTLD available
  • Directly Accredited to over 200 registries
  • Trademark Clearing House IP Rights Protection
  • Local Contact service for all country code domain extensions
  • Company Formation Service for domain extensions
  • Online Brand Protection / Reputation Services
  • DNS Management
  • Two Factor Authentication


  • ICANN Accredited registrar
  • Nominet Accredited registrar
  • Direct Registry Connection
  • Expert Guidance
  • Dedicated Account Manager
  • Dedicated Transfer Manager
  • Proactive Managed Services
  • No Downtime Transfers
  • Strategic Registrations


£5 to £150 per unit per year

  • Education pricing available

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Safenames Ltd

Jon Stock

+44.(0)1908 200022

Service scope

Service scope
Software add-on or extension No
Cloud deployment model Private cloud
Service constraints No
System requirements Web Browser required to access the service.

User support

User support
Email or online ticketing support Email or online ticketing
Support response times Support response times

365 x 24 hour support, 30 minute initial response. Severity based system, SEV1 - 1 hour SEV2 - 4 hour SEV3 - for scheduled / project work
User can manage status and priority of support tickets
User can manage status and priority of support tickets Yes
Online ticketing support accessibility WCAG 2.1 A
Phone support Yes
Phone support availability 24 hours, 7 days a week
Web chat support No
Onsite support Yes, at extra cost
Support levels Support availability - 24/7/365
Standard support response times - 30 minutes
Support available to third parties Yes

Onboarding and offboarding

Onboarding and offboarding
Getting started New customers are assigned an account manager who will meet with you and determine your requirements for managing your domain portfolio.
Your Safenames account manager will provide training and guidance on using our systems and be on hand to help place orders.
Safenames are experts at managing the complexity surrounding domains names and brand protection. You may access our expertise any time through our support mechanisms.
Service documentation Yes
Documentation formats
  • HTML
  • PDF
End-of-contract data extraction Data may be exported from our portal via excel.
End-of-contract process All domains should be transferred away from Safenames by the end of the contract date. Safenames will provide all auth codes as required by your new registrar.

Any DNS zones or web redirects should be removed from our systems.
Any local contacts using our contact provided service should be updated to your new providers.

Some ccTLD may include transfer out fees.

Using the service

Using the service
Web browser interface Yes
Supported browsers
  • Internet Explorer 8
  • Internet Explorer 9
  • Internet Explorer 10
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari 9+
  • Opera
Application to install No
Designed for use on mobile devices Yes
Differences between the mobile and desktop service Web Application automatically resizes to fit available screen area offered by tablets or mobile phones.
An Apple/Android app is also available for domain registration services.
Service interface Yes
Description of service interface Web based self service portal for all order management.
Accessibility standards WCAG 2.1 A
Accessibility testing None
What users can and can't do using the API Users may order and manage domain names through our API.
API documentation Yes
API documentation formats PDF
API sandbox or test environment Yes
Customisation available Yes
Description of customisation Portal can be branded with your logo.
Customised domain reporting available.
Configurable Brand & Trademark reporting options.
Custom domain security options.


Independence of resources Safenames operates a capacity management plan under our ISO27001 certification.


Service usage metrics Yes
Metrics types Our portal will show the following statistics:-

Total registered domains
Total pending transfers
Total domains due for renewal
DNS traffic
Web redirect hit statistics.
Reporting types
  • Real-time dashboards
  • Regular reports
  • Reports on request


Supplier type Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security
Staff security clearance Conforms to BS7858:2012
Government security clearance Up to Security Clearance (SC)

Asset protection

Asset protection
Knowledge of data storage and processing locations Yes
Data storage and processing locations United Kingdom
User control over data storage and processing locations No
Datacentre security standards Complies with a recognised standard (for example CSA CCM version 3.0)
Penetration testing frequency At least once a year
Penetration testing approach ‘IT Health Check’ performed by a Tigerscheme qualified provider or a CREST-approved service provider
Protecting data at rest
  • Physical access control, complying with SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
  • Physical access control, complying with another standard
  • Encryption of all physical media
Data sanitisation process Yes
Data sanitisation type Explicit overwriting of storage before reallocation
Equipment disposal approach Complying with a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v.30, CAS (Sanitisation) or ISO/IEC 27001

Data importing and exporting

Data importing and exporting
Data export approach All data in Safenames management portal can be exported into excel.
Data export formats CSV
Data import formats CSV

Data-in-transit protection

Data-in-transit protection
Data protection between buyer and supplier networks
  • Private network or public sector network
  • TLS (version 1.2 or above)
  • IPsec or TLS VPN gateway
Data protection within supplier network
  • TLS (version 1.2 or above)
  • IPsec or TLS VPN gateway

Availability and resilience

Availability and resilience
Guaranteed availability Safenames server network SLA is 99.965%
Our full SLA agreement can be found at:-
Approach to resilience Information available on request.
Outage reporting Public Dashboard
Email Alerts
Telephone Support

Identity and authentication

Identity and authentication
User authentication needed Yes
User authentication
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Identity federation with existing provider (for example Google Apps)
  • Username or password
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels Safenames has a role based access system.
All access is controller through our ISO27001 policies.
Access restriction testing frequency At least once a year
Management access authentication
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Identity federation with existing provider (for example Google Apps)
  • Username or password

Audit information for users

Audit information for users
Access to user activity audit information Users have access to real-time audit information
How long user audit data is stored for At least 12 months
Access to supplier activity audit information Users have access to real-time audit information
How long supplier audit data is stored for At least 12 months
How long system logs are stored for At least 12 months

Standards and certifications

Standards and certifications
ISO/IEC 27001 certification Yes
Who accredited the ISO/IEC 27001 DAS Certification
ISO/IEC 27001 accreditation date 03/04/2016
What the ISO/IEC 27001 doesn’t cover Our scope contains all aspects of Safenames business.
ISO 28000:2007 certification No
CSA STAR certification No
PCI certification Yes
Who accredited the PCI DSS certification Trustwave Holdings, Inc
PCI DSS accreditation date 02/03/2010
What the PCI DSS doesn’t cover All aspects of PCI DSS have been implemented.
Other security certifications No

Security governance

Security governance
Named board-level person responsible for service security Yes
Security governance certified Yes
Security governance standards ISO/IEC 27001
Information security policies and processes We follow utilise the following policies and processes:

PCI/DSS Compliance

We have 2 external audits each year to ensure compliance.
The ISMS is the responsibility of Safenames CTO.

Operational security

Operational security
Configuration and change management standard Supplier-defined controls
Configuration and change management approach Change control is implemented and operated under our ISO27001 scheme.
Vulnerability management type Supplier-defined controls
Vulnerability management approach In accordance with our ISO27001 certification, Safenames operates a complete technical and vulnerability management policy.
Protective monitoring type Supplier-defined controls
Protective monitoring approach Safenames has implemented a number of protective monitoring controls aimed at reducing cyber risk. These include inspecting firewall logs, investigating operating system security alerts and monitoring Intrusion Detection Systems.
Incident management type Supplier-defined controls
Incident management approach Safenames has an ISO27001 compliant Incident Management Process.
Users can report incidents to our help desk.
An incident report would be produced after the incident is resolved and distributed via email.

Secure development

Secure development
Approach to secure software development best practice Conforms to a recognised standard, but self-assessed

Public sector networks

Public sector networks
Connection to public sector networks No


Price £5 to £150 per unit per year
Discount for educational organisations Yes
Free trial available No

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