Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Lifestyle Domain Holdings won contention set for .FOOD new gTLD

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From the author:
"The company seems to have won .food at auction, even though ICANN recently slapped a ban on closed generics in the current application round".

Source: http://domainincite.com/19214-food-could-be-heading-for-limbo-after-closed-generic-applicant-wins-auction.

Reminders:
  • Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here;
  • For a better recognition, food clubs should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.

Expect important participation to the .SEX Sunrise Period

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
From the author:
"ICM Registry’s ‘.sex’ string has opened for sunrise, with the company stepping up its outreach to trademark counsel and the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) predicting an uptick in trademark submissions".

Source: http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/Blog/detail.aspx?g=0d483c36-7bbf-4d37-8b75-04f7e374dfd2.

Reminders:
  • Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here;
  • For a better recognition, adult clubs should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.

Suspicious: 95% of Websites in 10 New gTLD’s

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
From the author:
"Blue Coat analyzed hundreds of millions of Web requests from more than 15,000 businesses and 75 million users to create “The Web’s Shadiest Neighborhoods,” a new report that combines research with tips and tricks for Web users and enterprise security and IT departments looking to avoid viruses and other malicious activity".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/09/01/bluecoat-publishes-report-95-of-websites-in-10-new-gtlds-are-suspicious-but-un-launched-zip-tops-the-list/.

Reminders:
  • Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here;
  • For a better recognition, review clubs should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.

Yes, that’s right. You can file a UDRP complaint at CAC for only $500.

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
From the author:
"The UDRP policy and rules are exactly the same at CAC as they are at WIPO, NAF and ADNDRC. So, the outcome for a winning complainant is also the same: transfer of the disputed domain name (if that is what the complainant chooses)".

Source: http://www.gigalaw.com/2015/09/01/how-to-save-1000-on-the-udrp-filing-fee/.

Reminders:
  • Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here;
  • For a better recognition, procedure clubs should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.

More on the .AFRICA new gTLD

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
From the author:
"The GNP took the letter as an official endorsement of ZACR’s bid, enabling it to pass the Geographic Names Review and proceed to the next stage of the program".

Source: http://domainincite.com/19206-icann-finally-publishes-that-africa-letter-makes-me-look-like-an-idiot.

Reminders:
  • Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here;
  • For a better recognition, African clubs should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.

Déblocage de Noms De Domaine pas Donuts

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
From the author in French:
"Depuis le 10 juin 2015, la société Donuts, qui gère actuellement le plus gros parc de nouveaux gTLDs (noms de domaine de premier niveau, ndlr) avec à son actif pas moins de 200 extensions déjà lancées, organise la libération de noms de domaines jusque-là bloqués".

Source: http://www.dynamique-mag.com/article/donuts-libere-noms-domaine-secteur-sante.6916.

3 Character .CLUB domains

As we’ve touted before, there are thousands of great dropping .CLUB domain names now available on SnapNames for a minimum bid of $69 and if there are more than one bid, the names go into an exclusive SnapNames auction.

Source: http://nic.club/hillary-club-and-more-3-character-club-auctions-on-snapnames-this-week/.

Reminder: Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here.

38 days left: New gTLD Subsequent Procedures

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
From the author:
"Following review of public comments received on this report, the Staff Manager will update the Issue Report as appropriate to reflect public comment. The Staff Manager will submit a summary of the public comments received together with the Final Issue Report to the GNSOCouncil for consideration".

Source: https://www.icann.org/public-comments/new-gtld-subsequent-prelim-2015-08-31-en.

Reminders:
  • Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here;
  • For a better recognition, sport clubs should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.

TMCH to protect brands as top-level domains proliferate

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
From the author:
"These new gTLD extensions amplify the risks for brand owners, creating more opportunities for fraud and abuse. For example, registrants can now secure domain names such as CAT.EQUIPMENT, CAT.HELP, or [YOUR BRAND].ENGINEERING. Unfortunately, given the number of new gTLDs, it would be impossible for companies, even those with vast trademark resources, to register their trademarks within every new gTLD. In response to this heightened opportunity for improper use of these domain names, a coordinated strategy is required to reduce the risk of online infringement".

Source: http://companyweek.com/articles/trademark-clearinghouse-to-protect-brands-as-top-level-domains-proliferate.

Reminders:
  • Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here;
  • For a better recognition, Trademark clubs should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.

Monday, August 31, 2015

New gTLDs launching this week

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
From the author:
"On Wednesday, you can start showing you’re a fan with .Fans. It’s an expensive domain priced at $70-$100 retail. Also, be careful with trademarked terms".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/31/this-week-amsterdam-fans-fyi-and-mba/.

Reminders:
  • Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here;
  • For a better recognition, Fan cubs should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.

Analyzing online reviews is a valuable tool to better gauge the best positioning of the gTLDs

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
From the author:
"The authors applied data mining techniques to online reviews to extract keywords and patterns that revealed customers' critical or favorable comments for 27 different tablet attributes. For domain names attributes, reviews should be segmented by the desired role and the availability of the domain name".

Source: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150831_online_reviews_provide_insights_into_gtld_customers_needs/.

Reminders:
  • Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here;
  • For a better recognition, study clubs should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.

Behind the scene: the .XYZ lawsuit

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
From the author:
"Some of the court filings are heavily redacted, leaving out the juicy details many in the domain name want to know. All expert witness reports were filed under seal".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/31/xyz-seeks-to-dismiss-verisigns-expert-testimony/.

Reminders:
  • Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here;
  • For a better recognition, alphabet clubs should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.

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