Thursday, December 18, 2014

Reconsideration Request (.GAY)

Extract: "I am troubled that this research was not considered by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in their evaluation of the dotgay community application. I am further troubled that in their evaluation of the use of the word “gay” the evaluators relied on a simple dictionary definition".

Source: https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/gudelunas-to-icann-bgc-redacted-15dec14-en.pdf.

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What are the Ongoing Notifications? [Trademark Clearinghouse]

Extract: "Following the 90 day Trademark Claims Period for each new gTLD, the Clearinghouse offers an Ongoing Notifications Service. Trademark holders will be notified indefinitely whenever someone has registered a domain name in a new gTLD that exactly matches a trademark recorded in the Clearinghouse, beyond the original 90 day period. Note that indefinitely means for the period (1 year, 3 years or 5 years) the trademark record is registered for".

Read more here: http://trademark-clearinghouse.com/content/ongoing-notifications.

Reminder:

Results Available for 17 December 2014 New gTLD Program Auction

Extract: "On 17 December 2014, Power Auctions LLC, ICANN's authorized auction service provider, conducted a New gTLD Program Auction to resolve string contention for two new generic top-level domain (gTLD) strings: .BABY and .MLS".

Source: https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-12-17-en.

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A question on new gTLDs (on Quora)

Question: "What gTLDs are considered professional?"

Source: http://www.quora.com/What-gTLDs-are-considered-professional.

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New gTLD auctions: Thirty-Three Million and Counting

Extract: "By John Levine, Author, Consultant & Speaker. More blog posts from John Levine can also be read on http://www.cauce.org/".

Source: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141217_thirty_three_million_and_counting/.

Reminder:

Uncontrolled Interruption? Dozens of “Blocked” Domains in New gTLDs Actually Delegated (new gTLDs)

Extract: "With that technique, domain names that are currently on one of ICANN’s second-level domain (SLD) block lists can be registered and delegated for regular use, provided that they first go through a trial period where they’re mapped to a designated “test” address. The staged introduction of new SLDs is intended to provide operators of installed systems the opportunity to assess the potential impact of an impending name collision on their own, before any external operators have an opportunity to exploit it".

Source: https://www.dnpost.com/threads/uncontrolled-interruption-dozens-of-%E2%80%9Cblocked%E2%80%9D-domains-in-new-gtlds-actually-delegated.7703/.

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Season's Greetings from one of two .AFRICA applicants

Extract: "Internet domain name to ZA Central Registry (ZACR), who would otherwise be the illegitimate beneficiaries of any wrongful actions that have been wittingly or unwittingly committed by the ICANN Board if the delegation were allowed to proceed without a juridical examination of ICANN's actions regarding the new gTLD award process for .Africa".

Source: http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?ca=d2c51705-2660-48a6-a5f4-97ade7e8e172&c=00b2f900-20b7-11e3-8e7f-d4ae527b8c41&ch=0138cad0-20b7-11e3-8e7f-d4ae527b8c41.

Reminder:

ICANN e-mail accounts, zone database breached in spearphishing attack

Extract: "It's not immediately clear exactly how sensitive the remaining data exposed in the breach was. Depending on the roles of the ICANN employees who were compromised, information may have involved non-public plans for new top-level domains or other confidential details concerning the Internet's address system. The remaining systems that were breached seem to be relatively modest".

Source: http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/12/icann-e-mail-accounts-zone-database-breached-in-spearphishing-attack/.

Reminder:

A New Domain Name Dispute Alternative: The URS

Extract: "One of the primary differences between the URS and the UDRP is that the disputed domain name is transferred to a prevailing mark owner under the UDRP. Under the URS, a prevailing mark owner is entitled only to suspension of the domain name. While this means that a registrant infringer can no longer use the domain name, it also prevents a mark owner from exercising control over the disputed domain".

Source: http://www.natlawreview.com/article/new-domain-name-dispute-alternative-uniform-rapid-suspension-system-urs.

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Johnson & Johnson pays $3.1M for .BABY new gTLD

Extract: "Two new top level domain names contention sets were resolved at auction today. The auction with six participants ended with a lower price than the one with just two".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/12/17/johnson-johnson-dot-baby/.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Could new TLDs have an SEO benefit in the future?

Extract: "While it doesn’t make sense for Google to favor a new TLD over an existing TLD at this point, it could make sense in the future. It would make sense if it improved search results. Let’s go through some of the arguments that ranking new TLDs ahead of other TLDs would benefit search results, and consider if they are valid now and if they will be in the future".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/12/17/could-new-tlds-have-an-seo-benefit-in-the-future/.

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The Real Facts About New gTLDs according to Verisign

Extract: "There's no question that there is room for additional gTLDs that make sense, but that's the key — making sense. It's not about shorter, more keyword rich names — as some with vested financial interests in the new gTLDs keep saying. If that were the case, new gTLDs like .xyz would never have been delegated".

Source: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141217_the_real_facts_about_new_gtlds/.

Reminder:

3 more Sunrise Periods starting on Tuesday, 30 December 2014

3 new gTLDs are launching their Sunrise Period:

  1. .MONEY
  2. .LEGAL
  3. .MEMORIAL

Read more here: http://sunrise.clearinghouse.org/.

Domain names: collision course

Extract: "The name collision issue is a hot topic for trademark owners as the end of the 90-day advice period for a large number of new gTLDs is approaching. Jeanette Söderlund Sause and Su Wu of the Dot Global registry explain the next steps".

Source: http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/contributed-article/domain-names-collision-course.

Reminder:

Sunrise Period for .COACH is approaching

  • SUNRISE PERIOD START: Tuesday, 30 December, 2014 (All day);
  • SUNRISE PERIOD END: Saturday, 28 February, 2015 - 23:45.
Source: http://www.trademark-clearinghouse.com/content/coach.

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