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Thursday, March 5, 2015

New domains or Search Engines?

Extract: "Usage now tends to enter a domain name directly in what I call “the Google Bar” (where domain names appear on top of a browser) and if I admit that new domain names are not yet popular, I entered “golf.club”: the word “golf” followed by the new domain name extension for clubs: “.CLUB”".

Source: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/forget-search-engines-jean-guillon.

Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • Clubs can register a domain name ending in ".club" with GoDaddy;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

DNS overlord wins independent review over dot-word, flags flawed system

Extract: "Analysis Domain-name overseer ICANN is facing widespread criticism after it emerged victorious from an independent review into its decision over the top-level domain .hotels".

Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/03/05/icann_taken_to_task_over_worthless_accountability_mechanisms/.

Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Hotel Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • Hotels will soon be able to register a domain name ending in ".hotel" with GoDaddy;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

Konsolidierung im TLD-Markt: .reise geht an US-Gigant Donuts

Extract: "Bei der Reise-Endung hatte Schwiersch unerwartet Pech gehabt: der US-amerikanische TLD-Gigant Donuts hatte sich die fast namensgleiche Endung .reisen gesichert. Während es sich bei der Donuts-Endung um eine beliebiges Standardkonzept handelte, hatte sich Schwiersch um eine enge Anbindung an die deutschsprachige Reisebranche bemüht. Es gibt einen Expertenbeirat mit Angehörigen der Branche, und die Inhaber von Domains müssen auf Nachfrage einen Bezug zur Tourismuswirtschaft nachweisen können".

Source: http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Konsolidierung-im-TLD-Markt-reise-geht-an-US-Gigant-Donuts-2562638.html.

Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • Clubs can register a domain name ending in ".club" with GoDaddy;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

Google's Domain Name Land Grab

Extract: "Several of Google’s generic domains appear to be designed as YouTube channels or product marketplaces. Indeed, a gTLD makes a convenient, universal portal for online video and shopping sites".

Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/kurtmarko/2015/03/04/googles-domain-name-land-grab-consumer-convenience-or-coercive-control-point/.

Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • Want to laugh? Laugh with with a ".lol" domain name with GoDaddy;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

Donuts prevails in .COUPONS and .SOCCER


Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Soccer Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • Prior to registering a ".soccer" domain name, Soccer clubs can register a domain name ending in ".club" with GoDaddy;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Google Chose to Win .APP in an ICANN Auction for $25m - Why?

Extract: "There were 12 participants including Amazon and several other portfolio applicants with deep pockets. Two players dropped out early, when the price was less than 2 million, the remaining 10 stayed in the fight until the price was above $5m and over half the applicants were still bidding when the TLD reached $12.5m. Four participants were left when the TLD reached $20m. Since, even if this auction had been held in private, a winning bid of $25m would only have meant proceeds of around $2m per applicant the argument about withholding funds from competitors doesn't carry much weight in this case. Also, there are mechanisms to delay proceeds from private transactions reaching losing applicants".

Source: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150304_google_chose_to_win_app_in_an_icann_auction_for_25m_why/.

Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • Clubs can register a domain name ending in ".club" with GoDaddy;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

.VOTE and .VOTING are ready For 2016

Extract: "It will be interesting to see if these registries can become the recognized and trusted addresses for political campaigns. Beyond the political landscape, the .VOTE and .VOTING registries could provide compelling ways to brand causes or public service programs (on the local or national level). It is easy to envision names registered to support specific pieces of legislation on issues like the environment, criminal justice, public parks, animal rights, or the economy".

Source: https://domainskate.com/vote-and-voting-registries-are-live-ready-for-2016/.

Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • Voting campaigns can register a domain name ending in ".vote" with GoDaddy;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

What about a .DEV new gTLD?

Extract: "Let’s talk about a domain that’s near and dear to my heart, .dev. Wouldn’t it be great to have a domain for content targeted at software developers? So that you could actually get a domain name for www.[your-side-project].dev? Instead abusing the .io domain which is officially for the British Indian Ocean Territory.".

Source: http://sealedabstract.com/rants/google-our-patron-saint-of-the-closed-web/.

Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • Dev Clubs can already register a domain name ending in ".club" with GoDaddy;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

Donuts has prevailed in three new strings (new gTLDs)

Extract: "There is no point in posting their applications because all three gTLDs will be open as all their previously delegated strings. The only question is which of the two from Covered Donuts may be transferred to United TLD? To date, 18 strings have been transferred to United TLD".

Sourcehttps://www.tldwatch.com/another-hat-trick-for-donuts/.

Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Taxi agencies should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • Taxis will soon be able to register a domain name ending in ".taxi" with GoDaddy;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

Sunrise Period for .ONE new gTLD has started

Sunrise Period:

  • SUNRISE PERIOD START: Wednesday, 4 March, 2015 - 16:00;
  • SUNRISE PERIOD END: Tuesday, 5 May, 2015 - 16:00.

Source: http://www.trademark-clearinghouse.com/content/one.

Reminder:

Donuts prevails in .THEATER over KBE gTLD holdings


Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Theaters should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • Theater will soon be able to register a domain name ending in ".theater" with GoDaddy;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Is the ICANN new gTLD program a failure?

Extract: "Nonetheless, in some parts of the Internet, it'll always be 1998, which brings us to .NYC, which recently published a six month update on how the TLD for New York City is doing. Not so hot, it turns out. Three quarters of the 72,000 registrations are just parked, and of the unparked ones, they found only 458 indexed by Google. Most of the rest just redirect to existing names in .COM or elsewhere".

Source: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150303_the_dns_still_isnt_a_directory/.

Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • Positive thinkers can register a domain name ending in ".wtf" with GoDaddy;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

Which new domains are parked?

New domain names can be used...or just parked. Check the list.

Source: https://ntldstats.com/parking/tld.

Reminder:
  • Alphabet lovers can register a domain name ending in ".xyz" with GoDaddy and park it;
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

Which are this week’s new TLDs: .WhosWho and 4 EAPs

Extract: "If you’re looking for more traditional domains, Donuts has four entering EAP on Wednesday: .Coach, .Memorial, .Legal and .Money".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2015/03/03/this-weeks-new-tlds-whoswho-and-4-eaps/.

Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Coaches should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • Coaches will soon be able to register a domain name ending in ".coach" with GoDaddy;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

Patent: System and Method for Domain Name Currency

Extract: "A system for establishing an electronic currency, comprising: a repository of currency domain names wherein each currency domain name is associated with a value, at least two or more currency domain names being associated with a different value, the value of each domain name being evident from the domain name itself; and a registrar that guarantees the value for each of the currency domain names in the repository of currency domain names, the guarantee comprising an enforceable promise to exchange the value for its associated currency domain name upon request.".

Source: http://www.freepatentsonline.com/y2015/0058198.html.

Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • Dance Clubs can register a domain name ending in ".club" with GoDaddy;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.