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Thursday, May 28, 2015

.SUCKS new gTLD: we told you this would happen

Extract: "The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has responded to ICANN’s request that it investigate the practices of top level domain name registry Vox Populi over its rollout of the .sucks domain name".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/28/ftc-to-icann-on-sucks-yeah-we-told-you-this-would-happen/.

ReminderJovenet Consulting promotes and informs about new gTLDs.

New .CAR, .CARS and .AUTO are approaching

Extract: "I know that many of my readers have gotten “lost in the sauce” when it comes to the introduction of the new domain name extensions so I always like to highlight the specific ones that I think are going to do something meaningful and make a real impact, in this case it’s a trifecta of extensions .CAR, .CARS, and .AUTO".

Source: http://morganlinton.com/car-cars-and-auto-set-to-launch-this-summer-on-uniregistry/.

Reminder:
  • Car Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Trademarks can submit their data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Jovenet Consulting promotes and informs about new gTLDs.

ICANN knows which new gTLD applicant exploited the bug

Extract: "ICANN knows who exploited the bug — inadvertently or otherwise — and it has told the companies whose data was exposed, but it’s not yet public".

Source: http://domainincite.com/18607-icann-fingers-perps-in-new-gtld-breach.

Reminder: Trademarks can submit their data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. The TMCH calendar is available here.

Definitions: Registrar and Registry

Extract: "I often call Neustar the “back end registry provider” or the “technical registry provider”, but these terms are cumbersome. Sometimes I refer to dotStrategy as the “TLD operator” and Neustar as the “registry".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/27/domain-definitions-registrar-and-registry/.

Reminder:
  • Registries clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Trademarks can submit their data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Registries.tel stocks new gTLD Bookmarks

Phishing and New gTLDs

Extract: "Almost two-thirds of the phishing in the new gTLDs — 288 domains — was concentrated in the .XYZ registry. (Of the 335 maliciously registered domains, 274 were in .XYZ.) This is the first example of malicious registrations clustering in a new gTLD, and we are seeing more examples in 2015".

Source: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150527_phishing_in_the_new_gtlds/.

Reminder: Trademarks can submit their data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. The TMCH calendar is available here.

How Can Brands Use New gTLDs to Engage Millennials?

Extract: "Brands that own and operate their own .BRAND can provide innovative and seamless experiences by consolidating the purchasing process, loyalty programs, and customer support services within their gTLD. Some brands are in a position to create entire worlds within their gTLD, hosting proprietary engagement platforms that allow loyal customers and brand ambassadors to have their own domain names within a brand".

Source: http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/gtld-usage/new-gtlds-and-millennials.

Reminder:
  • Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Trademarks can submit their data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. The TMCH calendar is available here.

Report On Security Breach Of New gTLD Applicant Portal

Extract: "Based on the information that ICANN has collected to date our investigation leads us to believe that over 60 searches, resulting in the unauthorized access of more than 200 records, were conducted using a limited set of user credentials".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/05/27/icann-reports-on-security-breach-of-new-gtld-applicant-portal-60-searches-200-records/.

Reminder:
  • Reporting Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Trademarks can submit their data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. The TMCH calendar is available here.

Top 20 TLDs with Best Domains Based on Trust Flow

Extract: "One of the data points that we analyzed was related to the quality of the websites built on the New gTLD domain names. What we wanted to know is which New gTLDs have been more successful in attracting quality websites to be built on their TLD".

Source: https://globerunner.com/top-20-best-new-gtlds-based-on-quality/.

Reminder:
  • Sports Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Trademarks can submit their data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Jovenet Consulting promotes and informs about new gTLDs.

The example of .CAREER vs .CAREERS

Extract: ".CAREER, being singular, is almost too specific, whereas .CAREERS lends itself to a number of amalgamation implementations".

Source: http://seanottey.com/the-age-old-singular-vs-plural-debate/.

Reminder:
  • Career clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Trademarks can submit their data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. The TMCH calendar is available here.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Video on new .DESIGN gTLD


Reminder:
  • Design Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Trademarks can submit their data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Jovenet Consulting promotes and informs about new gTLDs.

More .PHOTO than .PHOTOS domains? (new gTLDs)

Extract: "New .PHOTOS domain names were launched long before .PHOTO but registrations seem to tend that end-users are registering the singular version of the domain name extension rather than the plural one".

Source: http://www.gtld.club/2015/05/more-photo-than-photos-domains.html.

Reminder:
  • Clubs Photo can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Trademarks can submit their data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Jovenet Consulting promotes and informs about new gTLDs.

3 more Sunrise Periods announced

gTLDs concerned are: .COUPONS - .SOCCER and .MANGO new gTLDs.

Source: http://trademark-clearinghouse.com/sunrise_announcements.

Reminder:
  • Trademarks can submit their data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Jovenet Consulting promotes and informs about new gTLDs;
  • Soccer clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry.

Underdog may win rights to coveted .MUSIC new gTLD

Extract: "That support may be just what Roussos needs to pass a "community evaluation" for his application that is expected to happen next month. If successful, he would be given priority over far better-funded rivals including online giants Amazon and Google, as well as the four largest internet registry specialists: Donuts, Minds+Machines, Radix, and Famous Four".

Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/05/26/music_industry_gets_behind_independent_bid_for_music/.

Reminder:
  • Music Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.

Cyrillic considerations (IDN new gTLDs)

Extract: "At the beginning of this year, Macedonia launched its Cyrillic TLD, .мкд (.mkd in Latin), and on 1 March, Belarus launched .бел (.bel in Latin), its own Cyrillic domain. That was the sixth TLD after Russia’s, Serbia’s (.срб, or .srb in Latin), Kazakhstan’s (.каз, or .kaz in Latin), Ukraine’s (.укр, or .ukr in Latin) and Macedonia’s. The Cyrillic TLDs of Mongolia (.мон, or .mon in Latin) and Bulgaria (.бг, or .bg in Latin) will be launched in the near future".

Source: http://www.ipprotheinternet.com/specialistfeatures/specialistfeature.php?specialist_id=120#.VWWAys-qpBc.

Reminder:
  • Cyrillic Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.

The .APARTMENTS new gTLD

Extract: "For example, you can pick up TX.apartments (short for Texas) at a premium price of about $150 per year. (You might as well register it in EAP today if you want it; the first year price is about the same)".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/26/this-weeks-new-tlds-apartments/.

Reminder:
  • Real Estate companies can register their ".apartments" domain names with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.