Saturday, November 28, 2015

Moving to gTLD.club

QUESTION:
We publish a lot of information about new gTLDs every day, sometimes too much and in far too many different places. I am often asked where to go to stay informed about all info related to new gTLDs:
  • New gTLD articles,
  • Important ICANN announcements related to new generic Top-Level Domains;
  • New gTLD conferences and other meetings;
  • Sunrise Periods and other Trademark Clearinghouse's announcements and events;
  • Information related to ".wine" and ".vin" domain names;
  • Major players' moves;
  • Upcoming new gTLD projects;
  • Information about Round 2 of the ICANN new gTLD program;
  • ...
ANSWER:
To give a final answer to that question, I will be focussing on gTLD.club and its Newsletter. Readers are welcome to click below and subscribe to our daily Newsletter on gTLD.club.

What about the daily Newsletter from NEWSgTLDs.com?
As a true fan of new generic Top-Level Domains, I feel more and more uncomfortable to promote "new gTLDs" behind an old ".com" domain name ;-) so actual readers of this newsletter will soon be offered to migrate to the new one from gTLD.club


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New gTLD reminders:
  • Contact Nameshield Registry to submit your application in round 2 of the ICANN new gTLD program.
  • The Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") calendar on Nameshield. Recent Sunrise Period announcements;
  • Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay and search for a "Premium" on Startup.club.
www.nameshield.com
Nameshield is your international partner of choice to protect your Brand on the Internet.


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Read Authentic Web’s New TLD Market Brief – November 2015.

Summary:
  1. Total new TLDs registered: Now over 10 million domains registered. WOW!
  2. Total brand TLDs: 526 proprietary brand registry agreements are now signed.
  3. Early brand TLD Innovators: Apple, Sony, Google and several other brands launch initiatives with new TLD brand labels.
  4. Is your brand a Leader or a Follower? Risk and Reward: Social Proof first or Lead? Our CEO comments on the brand TLD innovation. PLUS – What is your .BrandIQ?
  5. New TLD Articles: Curated articles about the new TLDs from Tech Crunch, Yahoo Finance, Forbes etc.
  6. New TLD White Paper: A link to get the white paper. Educate your executives.
Read more: http://authenticweb.com/new-tld-market-brief-november-2015/

New gTLD reminders:
  • Contact Nameshield Registry to submit your application in round 2 of the ICANN new gTLD program.
  • The Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") calendar on Nameshield. Recent Sunrise Period announcements;
  • Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay and search for a "Premium" on Startup.club.
www.nameshield.com
Nameshield is your international partner of choice to protect your Brand on the Internet.


Verisign gets patent for evaluating typeability of domain names

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted patent number 9,195,316 to Verisign for “Evaluating typeability of domain names.

Read more: http://domainnamewire.com/2015/11/24/verisign-patent-typeability-domain-names/

New gTLD reminders:
  • Contact Nameshield Registry to submit your application in round 2 of the ICANN new gTLD program.
  • The Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") calendar on Nameshield. Recent Sunrise Period announcements;
  • Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay and search for a "Premium" on Startup.club.
www.nameshield.com
Nameshield is your international partner of choice to protect your Brand on the Internet.


Remember Those Free .Realtor Domains?

Extract from the article:
".Realtor went to far to warn its members just over a year ago not to “pre-register or pay money to an outside company for a .REALTOR top level domain because NAR will oversee registrations for .REALTOR…only NAR members are eligible for a .REALTOR domain and membership will be verified via the NRDS system at registration".

Read more: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/11/24/remember-those-free-realtor-domains-they-do-not-appear-free-to-renew/

New gTLD reminders:
  • Contact Nameshield Registry to submit your application in round 2 of the ICANN new gTLD program.
  • The Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") calendar on Nameshield. Recent Sunrise Period announcements;
  • Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay and search for a "Premium" on Startup.club.
www.nameshield.com
Nameshield is your international partner of choice to protect your Brand on the Internet.


Verisign warns about Chinese .com boom

In the past, Verisign has discussed many factors that affect the demand for domain names, including, but not limited to economic, social, and regulatory conditions, Internet adoption, Internet penetration, and increasing e-commerce. In addition to these factors affecting demand, Verisign is also evaluating additional potential factors unique to China that may also be responsible for the recent increased volume of new registrations in China.

Read more: http://domainincite.com/19653-verisign-warns-about-chinese-com-boom.

New gTLD reminders:
  • Contact Nameshield Registry to submit your application in round 2 of the ICANN new gTLD program.
  • The Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") calendar on Nameshield. Recent Sunrise Period announcements;
  • Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay and search for a "Premium" on Startup.club.
www.nameshield.com
Nameshield is your international partner of choice to protect your Brand on the Internet.


1.5 Million Domains for the .XYZ Registry

Extract from the article:
"The CEO of XYZ Daniel Negari told TheDomains.com that he was ecstatic! and thinks they should break 2 Million within the next 6 – 9 months".

Read more: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/11/23/xyz-tops-1-5-million-domains-as-domain-registrations-return-to-normal/

New gTLD reminders:
  • Contact Nameshield Registry to submit your application in round 2 of the ICANN new gTLD program.
  • The Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") calendar on Nameshield. Recent Sunrise Period announcements;
  • XYZ Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay and search for a "Premium" on Startup.club.
www.nameshield.com
Nameshield is your international partner of choice to protect your Brand on the Internet.


New gTLDs: ten million on 17 November

Extract from the article:

"This out of a total of around 300 million registrations across all gTLDs, given that at the end of June 2015 there were 296 million domains registered across all TLDs, according to Verisign. So it means new gTLD registrations make up a small but sizeable figure of around 3.5 percent of all registrations. Total registrations though are still dwarfed by .com with around 123 million registrations, 27.1 million for .tk, 16.0 million for .de, 15.2 million for .net, 12.8 million for .cn and 10.8 million for .org".

Read more: http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/11/20/new-gtld-registrations-ten-million/

New gTLD reminders:
  • Contact Nameshield Registry to submit your application in round 2 of the ICANN new gTLD program.
  • The Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") calendar on Nameshield. Recent Sunrise Period announcements;
  • Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay and search for a "Premium" on Startup.club.
www.nameshield.com
Nameshield is your international partner of choice to protect your Brand on the Internet.


Monday, November 23, 2015

KeyDrive rebrands to Traffic.club

KeyDrive is a a major company in the domain name business and moves service to a ".club" domain name:

According to Jean Guillon:
This is a good move from a domain name company: a club is a club: good choice.

Extract from the article:
"So KeyDrive decided to go with the Traffic.Club brand. It purchased the premium Traffic.Club domain name from the .Club registry and then quickly picked up TrafficClub.com on Sedo".

Read more: http://domainnamewire.com/2015/11/23/keydrive-trafficclub/

New gTLD reminders:
  • Contact Nameshield Registry to submit your application in round 2 of the ICANN new gTLD program.
  • The Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") calendar on Nameshield. Recent Sunrise Period announcements;
  • Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay and search for a "Premium" on Startup.club.
www.nameshield.com
Nameshield is your international partner of choice to protect your Brand on the Internet.


The Next ICANN CEO

How should be the next ICANN CEO?

According to Jean Guillon:
Is this is a post destinated to sending flowers to the actual ICANN CEO?

Extract from the article:
"Firstly, and most importantly, it must be someone who has demonstrated that his vision for ICANN will be implementing the vision of the community, rather than his or her own".

Read more (second and thirdly): http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151122_the_next_icann_ceo/

New gTLD reminders:
  • Contact Nameshield Registry to submit your application in round 2 of the ICANN new gTLD program.
  • The Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") calendar on Nameshield. Recent Sunrise Period announcements;
  • CEO clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay and search for a "Premium" on Startup.club.
www.nameshield.com
Nameshield is your international partner of choice to protect your Brand on the Internet.