Monday, June 30, 2014

Why you – Dot Owners – need to be in Amsterdam this September

Also hear from leaders of the digital marketing and TLD community including representatives from Afilias, Authentic Web,DomainDiction, OmnicomMediaGroup and others on panels that will address.
Read the article here: http://gtld.club/2014/06/30/why-you-dot-owners-need-to-be-in-amsterdam-this-september/.

You can register your .WEBCAM domain names with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

The latest DONUTS Newsletter is out

IN THIS ISSUE
  • The Month in Review
    It was a busy month for the team, launching 16 TLDs into Sunrise, another 16 into General Availability, and attending events on 3 different continents!
  • Industry News
    Read about interesting topics relating to new TLDs.
  • Donuts' TLD Launches for July
    Summer is here, and Donuts is heating up by launching 12 TLDs into Sunrise, and 17 into General Availability. Details on which TLDs go into Sunrise and General Availability in July.
  • Donuts' Featured Sites
    Come see some of the new additions to our featured sites! There are so many to choose from, but please keep the submissions coming!
  • Donuts Live and In-Person
    The Donuts Team will be taking a much needed break from traveling this month. Rest assured we will be working hard at the bakery to bring you the freshest TLDs, and gearing up for a big August!
Read the newsletter here: http://us3.campaign-archive1.com/?u=6a7790b02fccec5a9125cd84f&id=e54a0eeba5&e=d9dc8e5663.

You can register DONUTS domain names with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

.BID for manufacturing businesses

With the introduction of new gTLDs some businesses are beginning to use these new extensions as a means of creating an easily found, online space where they can dispose of excess inventory directly to a consumer with no brokerage or distribution fees or costly pay-per-click advertising.
Read the article here: http://us6.campaign-archive1.com/?u=0a24a9b70496bc9b84abb78b6&id=26a09f24a7&e=c552813fd7.

You can register .BID domain names with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

.London ads spotted in London last week

Here are some ads for the .London domain name spotted in London during the ICANN conference..
Read the article here: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/30/london-ads-spotted-in-london-last-week/.

Register your .LONDON domain names with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Inside the hidden world of offline auctions for online property

Yet at least 100 men and women—mostly men—filed into the ballroom at the Hilton in London Paddington on Tuesday, June 25. They were there to get an early chance at buying brand new web properties: addresses ending in .global, which is just one of hundreds of new top-level domains (the last part of a web address, like .com) being created this year. Of the 82 on offer, 35 domain names found a home, selling for a total of $63,780.Read the article here: http://qz.com/226043/inside-the-hidden-world-of-offline-auctions-for-online-property/.

Soon, register your .GLOBAL domain names with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Protecting the Internet from political agendas: Takeaways from the ICANN meeting

France and the European Commission, upset with those trade rules, have brought the issue to ICANN in the hope of preventing .wine/.vin from entering the root zone unless the operator agrees to limit the domain names along geographic lines. For example Chablis would be used only for those wine producers in the specific region of Chablis, France, and a Chablis lovers wine club in Greece could not have the name Chablis.
Read the article here: http://www.techpolicydaily.com/internet/french-wine-internet-protect-integrity-icann/.

What about wine.club? Register your .CLUB domain names with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Separating IANA from ICANN, the path forward

France has now taken the lead to open discussion outside of the "ICANN venue" as to the future of internet governance. Fadi Chehade ironically complains about those who want to delay the IANA transition when, in all probability, it will be him and the ICANN board which will want to delay the transition once they realize the vast majority of the global community wants to separate IANA from ICANN.
Read the article here: http://www.domainmondo.com/2014/06/separating-iana-from-icann-path-forward.html.

Register your new domain names with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

GNSO Constituencies Issue Unanimous Joint Statement on ICANN Accountability

In an unprecedented development, all stakeholder groups and constituencies comprising ICANN"s Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) unanimously endorsed a joint statement in support of the creation of an independent accountability mechanism "that provides meaningful review and adequate redress for those harmed by ICANN action or inaction in contravention of an agreed upon compact with the community".
Read the article here: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140628_gnso_constituencies_unanimous_joint_statement_icann_accountability/.

You can register your .BUILD domain names with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

New .EUS website directory

The first directory for .EUS new websites.
Check the directory here: http://www.aitzindariak.eus/.

Soon, register your .EUS domain names with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Interview with Aaron Grego, Punto 2012

I had the chance to interview Aaron Grego, who is the CEO of Punto 2012. Punto 2012 is the Registry behind two very interesting new top level domains (TLDs) – .rest and .bar. What I like about these two TLDs is their ability to cover an industry.
Read the article here: http://blog.europeandomaincentre.com/interview-with-aaron-grego-punto-2012/.

You can register your .BAR domain names with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Friday, June 27, 2014

Marketing gTLDs: start spreading the news

As only a tiny proportion of the general public is likely to know what new gTLDs are, marketing them successfully is very important. But who should be doing this, and what can they do? Andy Churley investigates.

Read the article herehttp://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/article/marketing-gtlds-start-spreading-the-news.

You can register your .BID domain names with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

.WINE : Is France frustrated

Listen to ICANN CEO answer that question: "is the .WINE so serious for France so ICANN has to be rebuilt the way they want?"
Read the article here: http://blog.guillon.com/2014/06/wine-is-france-frustrated.html and register your new domain names with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

L’ICANN ne peut pas décider de l’avenir de nos économies

Les débats sur l’ouverture du « .vin » et du « .wine » doivent maintenant servir à plusieurs autres secteurs économiques, qui pourraient être également menacés par l’ouverture sans concertation par l’ICANN des nouveaux noms de domaine internet. Nous savons que la question de la protection des signes de qualité sur internet se posera pour l’ouverture des nouveaux « .food » et « .coffee ».

Read the article here: http://gtld.club/2014/06/27/licann-ne-peut-pas-decider-de-lavenir-de-nos-economies/.

Soon, register your .WINE domains with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

« .vin » et « .wine » : Les vignerons restent déterminés et annoncent une mobilisation plus générale!

La mobilisation forte de la France n’aura pas suffi, les gouvernements représentés au sein du GAC (instance consultative intergouvernementale) n’ont pas réussi à trouver un consensus en faveur d’une suspension de la délégation. L’ICANN pourra ainsi déléguer sans condition les noms de domaine « .vin » et « .wine » et les sociétés candidates vendre aux enchères les noms de domaine de second niveau y compris ceux correspondant aux noms des AOC.

Read the article here: http://gtld.club/2014/06/27/vin-et-wine-les-vignerons-restent-determines-et-annoncent-une-mobilisation-plus-generale-2/.

You can register your new domain names with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

How long can the ICANN model take the pressure?

The ICANN machine has been building up steam ever since its new CEO took the helm. But at the ICANN London meeting it became clear that the pressure is rising too high. This machine was not built for this volume nor type of work and the deadlines are pushing the model to its limits.
Read the article here: https://centr.org/article/how-long-can-icann-model-take-pressure.

You can register your new domain names with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

EU-US at stand-off over .wine domain names

ICANN’s chairman, Stephen Crocker, said on the eve of discussions in London this week that the body’s 21-member board still plans to open .wine and .vin domains for registration as currently envisaged.
Read the article here: http://domainnewsafrica.com/eu-us-at-stand-off-over-dotwine-domain-names/.

You can register your .EXPOSE new domain names with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Notes from ICANN 50 – June 26

I like to add that no one really knows what is going on with .WINE and .VIN new gTLDs. The GAG Communiqué is very unclear. Sorry, I mean the “GAC” Communiqué.

Read the article here
: http://gtld.club/2014/06/27/notes-from-icann-50-june-26/.

Which New gTLD Will Reach Its Goal by the Next World Cup?

Several applications each for .SOCCER and .FOOTBALL are currently in contention. .FUTBOL has already been delegated into the root zone and thus has a head start. We’ll have to wait and see which TLD of the three will be the most popular by the time the next World Cup rolls around in 2018. At that point, the new extensions won’t be new anymore but a familiar piece of the Internet landscape.
Read the article here: http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/06/26/which-new-gtld-will-reach-its-goal-by-the-next-world-cup/.

Register your new .FUTBOL domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

.XXX interview: Lessons on premium domains, and marketing

Stuart Lawley of .XXX domain registry ICM Registry answers questions relevant to new TLD registries..
Read the article here: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/26/xxx-interview/.

You can register your .XXX domain names with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Extended online auction for .GLOBAL

Following the highly successful London auction event on 24th June, .GLOBAL is now extending the online auction. The auction is open to all and the vast amount of the domains will carry a reserve of $5,000 or less (USD) and are subject to regular registration and renewal rates.
Bid here: http://www.namejet.com/featuredauctions/icanndotglobal.

France slams ICANN after GAC rejects special treatment for .wine

France says that “ICANN is no longer the appropriate forum to discuss Internet governance” after it failed to win support from other governments for special protections in .wine and .vin gTLDs.
Read the article here: http://domainincite.com/16979-france-slams-icann-after-gac-rejects-special-treatment-for-wine.

Soon, you can register your .VIN domain names with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Governments fail to unite wine gTLD opposition

“Board: ‘Any more GAC comments on sensitive strings?’ .Wine .vin anyone? tumbleweed France's threats appear to have isolated them icann50,” he tweeted during a session on June 24.
Read the article here: http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/news/governments-fail-to-unite-wine-gtld-opposition-3995.

Soon, you can register your .WINE domain names with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

As ICANN Meeting Ends “China Launches Campaign To Control The Internet”

Political analysts said China wants a “new world order of Internet governance” based on international cooperation and away from US control and towards control by China.
Read the article here: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/26/as-icann-meeting-ends-china-launches-campaign-to-control-the-internet/.

You can register your Chinese IDNs with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Impressive results from .Global domain name auction

The $63,780 in sales across 35 of 82 domain names far surpassed those I asked in a “straw poll” prior to the auction. It certainly exceeded my expectations.
Read the article here: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/25/dot-global-domain-auction/.

Soon, you can register your .GLOBAL domain names with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Icann : le modèle "multi-stakeholder" est un flop (dated 2012)

L'Icann a créé un programme pour des nouvelles extensions Internet dont les experts n'appartiennent pas à l'Icann ! A présent, ils se sont rapprochés et dictent les règles.
Read the article here: http://www.journaldunet.com/ebusiness/expert/52623/icann---le-modele--multi-stakeholder--est-un-flop.shtml.

Trading? Register your .TRADE with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

GAC rejects multistakeholderism, tells ICANN to ignore the GNSO

The Governmental Advisory Committee has advised ICANN to do as it’s told and stop listening to the views of other stakeholders, on the issue of protection mechanisms for the Red Cross.
Read the article here: http://domainincite.com/16969-gac-rejects-multistakeholderism-tells-icann-to-ignore-the-gnso.

You can register your new domains with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

This simple visualization illustrates the reality of brand protection in new TLDs

A visualization of reality for brand protection costs and new top level domain names.
Read the article here: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/25/brand-protection-new-tlds/.

Ssecure your .COMPANY domain names with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Pictures from the biggest domain name event ever

Scenes from the first day of ICANN 50 in London. Close to 3,500 people registered for the ICANN 50 meeting in London this week, making it the biggest domain-name related event ever.
Read the article here: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/24/pictures-from-the-biggest-domain-name-event-ever/.

You can secure your .WEBCAM domain names with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

“Privacy concerns loom over ‘new’ Google domain registration service”

InfoWorld has concerns about Google and their new domain registration service. Google’s invitation-only Domains name registration service works a lot like the old one but raises new questions about privacy and ad scraping.
Read the article here: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/24/infoworld-privacy-concerns-loom-over-new-google-domain-registration-service/.

You can register your new domain names with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Les vignerons français voient rouge contre l'Icann, le régulateur du net

Ils s'inquiètent de la possible création de noms de domaine en .vin et .wine, qui représente une menace pour les appellations protégées dans l'Hexagone.Read the article here: http://www.francetvinfo.fr/internet/les-vignerons-francais-voient-rouge-contre-l-icann-le-regulateur-du-net_630975.html.

You can register your new domain names with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Monday, June 23, 2014

The fastest way to register a new gTLD domain name like .CHURCH

Rather than waiting for the public launch of a new generic top-level domain (gTLD), when it would be a first-come first-serve to grab a domain name you want, there is another path that works similar to the express lane at the supermarket or the priority lane at airports.
Read the article here: http://bibletld.org/blog/post/the-fastest-way-to-register-a-new-gtld-domain-name-like-.church.

Soon, register your .CHURCH new domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Project dotVinum is in the TIME

If the name “champagne” is legally reserved for sparkling wine from France’s Champagne region, then shouldn’t the domains .wine and .vin also be restricted?Read the article here: http://time.com/2911863/wine-domain-france/.

You can secure your .CLUB domain names with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

France sparks .wine address row ahead of Icann meeting

France has expressed anger at the organisation responsible for assigning internet domains over the planned launch of .wine and .vin addresses.
Read the article here: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27974293.

Soon, you can register .WINE domain names with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Rightside to switch to EAP in lieu of traditional landush

The switch will occur later this summer when the company releases .attorney and .lawyer. Prior domains launches will still have a normal landrush. EAP, which was pioneered by Donuts, is a sort of dutch auction. The seven day EAP period will have five price levels, with the price dropping each day for the first five days.
Read the article here: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/23/rightside-to-switch-to-eap-in-lieu-of-traditional-landush/.

Soon, you can register your .LAWYER with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Charities will be able collect donations via dot NGO domain pages

According to Ulrich there are 12 million organisations worldwide, 600,000 in the UK and said: “We think that the portal will really start to work when we have 500,000 users. We will need at least a year to full set this up".
Read the article here: http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/it/news/content/17676/charities_will_be_able_collect_donations_via_dot_ngo_domain_pages.

Soon, register your .NGO new domain names with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

NON! French wine bods attack ICANN over .vin domain plans

In a press conference, ICANN CEO Fadi Chehade joked with reporters that "wine is serious. We all like wine." He added in response to France's complaints about .vino and .wine: "I think that their concern about this gTLD and other gTLDs is warranted and there are mechanisms they can pursue".
Read the article here: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/06/23/winemakers_whine_on_about_icann/.

Soo, register your .VIN domain names with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Cleveland Clinic’s .Med domain name application is back on the table

Medistry provided letters from two groups that were thought to have objected to its application, saying that they didn’t actually mean to object to the application overall.
Read the article here: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/23/cleveland-clinics-med-domain-name-application-is-back-on-the-table/.

You can register your new domain names with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

.TRADE with the BRICs

In BRIC nations, for the millions of small and medium sized businesses, international trade often begins on the Internet and,with no legacy investment in .COMs, the BRIC nations are happy to registering new gTLD keyword domains. There has already been a surge in adoption by the BRIC nations of new-style web addresses with a strong showing in the newly launched .TRADE registry.
Read the article here: http://us6.campaign-archive2.com/?u=0a24a9b70496bc9b84abb78b6&id=719da4203b&e=c552813fd7.

You can secure your .TRADE domain names now with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Dot Whine: France Angry Over .Vin Domain Names

France is famously protective of its status as the world's leading wine producer, and says the new domain could undermine its international trade agreements.
Read the article here: http://news.sky.com/story/1287601/dot-whine-france-angry-over-vin-domain-names.

Soon, you can register .VIN domain names with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Alte und neue Welt liefern sich Schlacht um .vin/.wine

.wine oder nicht .wine – das war die Frage auf der 50. Konferenz der ICANN. Regierungsvertreter stritten sich heftig, ob die Top Level Domains .vin und .wine zugelassen werden sollen oder nicht.
Read the article here: http://m.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Alte-und-neue-Welt-liefern-sich-Schlacht-um-vin-wine-2236343.html.

Soon, you can register your .GLOBAL domain names with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

ICANN vs France, Spain, Portugal, and the EU over .wine and .vin

As reported here yesterday, a storm is brewing in Europe over ICANN's intentions to delegate new .gTLDs .vin and .wine. ICANN Board Chairman Stephen Crocker apparently spent a busy day Saturday, June 21, 2014, signing what appear to be "form letters" to various governmental officials who have "sounded off," pro and con, on the .wine and .vin issues, including the following (all bearing the date June 21, 2014).
Read the article here: http://www.expvc.com/2014/06/icann-vs-france-spain-portugal-and-eu.html.

Secure can register your .WEBCAM domains with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Making ICANN History in the Shadow of the Magna Carta

Try to imagine a permanent Cross-Community Working Group on Accountability, with representatives named by — and answerable to — established constituencies for generic and country-code TLDs, advisory committees for at-large users (ALAC), Governments (GAC), and technical groups for Security & Stability (SSAC), Root Server operators (RSSAC), numbering resources (NRO), and the IETF.
Read the article here: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140622_making_icann_history_in_the_shadow_of_the_magna_carta/.

You can register your .TRADE domain names with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

France is terribly worried about what you might do with a website ending in “.wine”

France is upping the rhetoric in the fight over plans to issue “.wine” and “.vin” web domains. The web-naming governing body, ICANN, decided to issue the two new suffixes earlier this year but France is worried is that the domains are to be issued without any geographical protections.
Read the article here: http://qz.com/224450/france-is-terribly-worried-about-what-you-might-do-with-a-website-ending-in-wine/.

Soon, you can register your .GLOBAL domain names with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

I Don’t Get Why France Thinks Special Protections Should be Granted To One Product On Earth, Wine

"If some company represents they are selling Bordeaux wine and that wine doesn’t come from that region of France I assume complaints could be made to Federal agencies like in the the FTC for false or misleading advertising, regardless whether the company passing off “fake” Champagne or Bordeaux wine the trade associations, governments and other rights holders would have the same grounds to go after the company whether they are selling the “fake’ stuff on domains like Real-Cheap-French-champagne .com or CheapChampagne.wine".
Read the article here: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/22/why-france-thinks-special-protections-should-be-granted-to-one-product-on-earth-wine/.

You can secure your new domain names with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Protecting wine GIs is still possible, even if ICANN gave its GO for .WINE and .VIN

What now? So France thinks protecting wine Geographical indications is definitely not possible? Actually it is not.
Read the article here: http://gtld.club/2014/06/22/wine-vin-a-la-votre/.

Soon, you can register your .VIN new domain names with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com (note that it is possible that you may have to wait for Round 2 of the ICANN new gTLD program).

ICANN's answer to France regarding .WINE and .VIN

As noted above, the 60-day waiting period before contracting could commence has expired and the Board reconsideration requests have all been denied. Consistent with the NGPC resolutions cited above, ICANN has continued with the processing of the .VIN and .WINE applications. Of course, should the GAC be in a position to provide any additional advice on this issue, we would welcome it. Similarly, should governments succeed in resolving these issues in other global trade fora such as the WTO that, too, will be taken into account.
Read the article here: https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-lemair-2014-06-21-en.

You can register your new domain names with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

ICANN overturns new gTLD objection decision!

ICANN has overturned a Community Objection decision, allowing a .med new gTLD applicant back into the game, after a Request for Reconsideration from the applicant.
Read the article here: http://domainincite.com/16941-icann-overturns-new-gtld-objection-decision.

Soon, you can register your .MED new domain names with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

The Internet is Changing : New domains are here


You can register your new domain names with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Friday, June 20, 2014

FAIRWINDS AMONG TOP 10 DOMAIN-NAME RECLAIMERS IN THE WORLD

FairWinds' reclaim service has a near 100 percent success rate," said Leslie Phillips, Sr. Vice President for Marketing and Communications. "Because of our extensive experience in dispute resolution and the firm's focus on strategic prioritization of domain name portfolios, we have a sixth sense about which cases will stand up under scrutiny. Our clients depend on us when it comes to trademark infringement in the online space.
Read the article here: http://globenewswire.com/news-release/2014/06/20/645671/10086550/en/FAIRWINDS-AMONG-TOP-10-DOMAIN-NAME-RECLAIMERS-IN-THE-WORLD.html.

Vistaprint may have just delayed .Web by filing an Independent Review

Vistaprint challenges (again) string similarity between .web and .webs. What does this man for the .web timeline?Read the article here: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/20/vistaprint-may-have-just-delayed-web-by-filing-an-independent-review/.

Soon, register your .WEB domain names with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Will A New gTLD Make The Internet A Safer Place?

Describing the internet as the new Wild West, NCC Group hopes to create a secure “gated community” though a new generic top-level domain (gTLD), aptly named .trust. The British security company hopes the new domain will be an elite island of safety within the dangers of the Internet for companies willing to pay to use the domain. In a world of ever increasing cybersecurity risk, however, it remains to be seen what level of security this new domain will be able to achieve.
Read the article here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/katevinton/2014/06/20/will-a-new-gtld-make-the-internet-a-safer-place/.

You can register your new domain names with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Almost 4,000 .Berlin Domains Deleted

Anyway according to RegistrarStats.com the .Berlin registry gained some 800+ registrations yesterday or as of the last time that service updated the zone files but had a net loss of registration of over 3,000 domains and sits at 134,608 registrations.
Read the article here: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/20/almost-4000-berlin-domains-deleted/.

Soon, you can register your .BERLINs with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

ICANN frustrated with delay in approval of .africa TLD

Earlier this month, the African Union wrote a letter to ICANN president Fadi Chehade, asking why the .africa TLD had not been given a go-ahead to commence operations despite complying with ICANN requirements and signing a contract with the organization this year. The IRP process was put in place to resolve disputes with new gTLD applicants unhappy with ICANN's decisions.
Read the article here: http://www.itworld.com/internet/423791/icann-frustrated-delay-approval-africa-tld.

Soon you can register .AFRICA domain names with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

NCC Group Expects GBP5 Million Revenue from .trust Internet Addresses Next Year

Internet security company NCC Group PLC (NCC.LN) expects revenue of a million pounds ($1.7 million) this year and GBP5 million next year from a new Internet address ending that it will offer to banks and other institutions seeking to guarantee the authenticity of their websites.Read the article here: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/ncc-group-expects-gbp5-million-revenue-from-trust-internet-addresses-next-year-20140620-00046.

You can register your .CLUB new domain names with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Wine Domain Name Battle Looms

An ICANN statement, referring to the process for launching new domain names, said that “parties with standing were afforded the opportunity to file formal objections... In this case, no such objections were filed against .vin or .wine”.
Read the article here: http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2014/06/wine-domain-name-battle-looms.

You can register .DIRECTORY domain names with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

3 Governments wrote to ICANN about .WINE and .VIN

Their letters are available here:
  1. Portugal wrote to ICANN:
    https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crato-to-icann-board-2014-06-18-en
  2. France wrote to ICANN:
    https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/lemaire-to-icann-board-2014-06-18-en
  3. Spain wrote to ICANN:
    https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/ibanez-martin-to-chehade-2014-06-17-en.
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.WINE & .VIN domain names : a strange story

As the founding member of Project dotVinum for Wine Registries - a story which started in 2010 - I am just amazed by what I read in the press at the moment. If ICANN had done serious international communication about new gTLDs and not just a simple video posted on its blog, the situation about .WINE & .VIN would certainly not be the one it is today.
Read the article here: http://blog.guillon.com/2014/06/wine-vin-domain-names-strange-story.html.

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

1st Day Of New gTLD Launches .Community 2,206; .Cards 1,027; .Catering 854; .Cleaning 751

It certainly caught my eye that the new domain extension that had the most registrations after its first day was the longest of the four.
Read the article here: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/19/1st-day-of-new-gtld-launches-community-2206-cards-1027-catering-854-cleaning-751/.

You can register your .COMMUNITY domain names with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Giving Away Domain Names; Does it Help?

Do Give-aways Help a Registry?
I think there are a few problems with TLD give-aways for registries. The first is that it has the potential of turning your valuable TLD into a new spam zone. Surely there will be legitimate opportunists like Sedo and in-the-know domainers who will take advantage of your give-away.
Read the article here: http://www.domaininvesting.com/giving-away-domain-names-help/.

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Shocking: Verisign Backed Study Shows 80% Of Small Businesses Prefer .Com over New gTLD’s

4 out of 5 SMB website owners prefer a .com web address over a new gTLD web address.
81% of website owners believe new gTLDs will be confusing to their customers. 77% of SMB website owners prefer a .com web address over a new gTLDs that describes their business.
Read the article here: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/19/shocking-verisign-backed-study-shows-80-of-small-businesses-prefer-com-over-new-gtlds/.

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DotPress Pioneer Program Launches

Anyone who is interested should download the terms and conditions document and review them. Simply put, you can apply for a single .press domain name. You must use it prominently and market it / with it. In return for you marketing and using the domain name they’ll give you the usage of it for a year. Speaking to some of the Radix guys at HostingCon in Miami this week it sounds like they’ll cede full control of the domain to the pioneer after the first year..
Read the article here: http://www.internetnews.me/2014/06/18/dotpress-pioneer-program-launches/.

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New gTLDs now outnumber the old TLDs

There are now more 2012-round new gTLDs alive on the internet than there are legacy TLDs..
Read the article here: http://domainincite.com/16879-new-gtlds-now-outnumber-the-old-tld.

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A dotHIV Domain Name is the Digital Red Ribbon

That’s the claim of dotHIV, the charity running the first Top Level Domain to serve a social cause.
Read the article here: http://technology.ie/dothiv-domain-name-digital-red-ribbon/.

Soon, you can register your .HIV with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Acquiring New gTLDs and Indexation

I'm sort of seeking an answer to a question that I've not really found an answer to. Many times I've read from different blogs that Google will not treat the gTLDs any different from a .com. However, that doesn't seem to always be the case.
Read the blog here: https://teamtreehouse.com/forum/acquiring-new-gtlds-and-indexation.

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.Berlin cancels free domain name giveaway

The .Berlin domain name registry has cancelled its free domain name giveaway that was supposed to run through Friday.
Read the article here: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/18/berlin-cancels-free-domain-name-giveaway/.

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The Trademark Database (TMDB) Explained for Registry Operators


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What the U.S. Must Do to Ensure the Internet Remains Free

There is a very real concern that, absent U.S. oversight, governments hostile to free expression could exert increased influence over ICANN — either directly or through the ITU — and use it as a vehicle for their efforts to censor the Web.
Read the article herehttp://dailysignal.com/2014/06/18/u-s-must-ensure-internet-remains-free/

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

What Do New gTLDs Mean for Your Business?

The influx of new gTLDs in the market leaves online businesses and consumers uncertain of how search engines will handle these new domains. There’s no evidence to suggest that new gTLDs will improve search rankings, and serious concerns remain about the potential negative consequences of rebranding.

http://www.score.org/resources/what-do-new-gtlds-mean-your-business
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New gTLDs, Dot Brands & Protection Strategies

As new “dot brands” such as .nike and .vw come online, brand owners need to develop a brand protection strategy to secure the most obvious domain names and prevent cybersquatting.

http://blogs.ironmountain.com/2014/service-lines/technology-escrow/new-gtlds-dot-brands-protection-strategies/

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Radix Announces Timeline for .Press “The Changing Face of Journalism”

.Press will be available starting June 24th for Sunrise, the Landrush phase will follow starting on August 26th, 2014 “where anyone can register short and generic domain names by paying a small premium and .Press hits general availability on September 17th after which domains become available to everyone on a first-come and first-serve basis.”

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/18/radix-announces-timeline-for-press-the-changing-face-of-journalism/
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Are you ready to sell your new gTLD yet?

"Many people approach us with interest in purchasing strings, so we are offering a new auction where gTLD owners can sell their string in a open auction."

http://domainincite.com/16919-are-you-ready-to-sell-your-new-gtld-yet


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New gTLDs Race to the Bottom With Domain Giveaways?

Giving away domains may be a good short term business practice. It gets people in the pipeline, gets them to see the value, build sites in the registry and encourages repurchase when it comes to renewal time. But the geographical domains are not supposed to be generic, and given away to anyone for the asking. What is the point of a having a geographic TLD if people or entities owning them have no connection to Berlin.

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140618_new_gtlds_race_to_the_bottom_with_domain_giveaways/

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Sedo is #1 registrant of .Berlin domains

It makes sense. Sedo, which is based in Germany, can register the domains for free for one year and list them for sale. It boosts its stats of for sale and parked domains and might make some money during the first free year. It’s like domain tasting for a full year and then deciding which ones you want to keep.
http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/18/sedo-berlin/
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Two minute guide to generic top level domains

Now, in a world where www.spurs.basketball and www.spurs.football both exist, that sort of mistake is less likely to happen and, happily, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, for short, is on the case, having decided in 2011 that there should be lots of gTLDs available.

http://static2.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/69527/two-minute-guide-to-generic-top-level-domains-69527.html
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We understand the concerns that you’ve raised towards the delegation of the .AFRICA

"You have my commitment that our Global Domains Division team and all other necessary teams at ICANN will work expeditiously with ZACR to bring the .AFRICA TLD to delegation and launch, just as soon as it is appropriate for that work to proceed. I am excited to see the opportunities that the launch of the .AFRICA TLD will bring to the constituents of AUC, and we look forward to working with you in the future".
https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/chehade-to-ibrahim-2014-06-15-en

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Looks Like Two Domainers Are Making The Most of The Free .Berlin Domains Now Over 50%

  1. DomCollect AG with Andre Schneider listed as the principal has over 38,000 of the 115,000 registrations
  2. DomainProfi GmbH has over 23,000 .Berlin domain name registrations
http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/17/looks-like-two-domainers-are-making-the-most-of-the-free-berlin-domains-now-over-50/
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The top threats to your nTLD—and how you can stop them

Until now, the criminals behind malware and phishing have had only 22 generic top-level domain names (TLDs) to abuse – names like .com, .net or .org. But with hundreds of new TLDs entering the marketplace, e.g. .buzz, .email, and .shop, the targets are more plentiful and tempting. Fortunately, Neustar can help with a full set of threat detection, investigation and mitigation services.

http://blog.neustar.biz/neustar-insights/the-top-threats-to-your-ntld-and-how-you-can-stop-them/

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Restaurants and bars now have their own domain names

Released on June 11, ".rest" and ".bar" were opened to a “land rush” period where those wishing to purchase a new site can apply for a custom domain name.
http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2014/06/17/restaurants-and-bars-now-have-their-own-domain-names/
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New Generic Domain Names (gTLDs): How To Protect Your Brand During The Rollout

The Internet is expanding from 23 familiar "top level" (or after-the-"dot") domain names such as .COM, .ORG and .BIZ to an unlimited number of new domains. Through ICANN's new generic top level domain name (gTLD) initiative, there will be new "dot" brand names, generic words, geographic locations and industry identifiers, among other categories. Examples include .BRANDS (covering many of the world's top brands), .GAME, .CLOTHING, .EAT, .NEW, .NYC, .LONDON, .LLC, .PRODUCTIONS, .FITNESS, .MEDIA, .TECHNOLOGY, .SUCKS and .VODKA, among many others.
http://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/x/321158/Trademark/New+Generic+Domain+Names+gTLDs+How+to+Protect+Your+Brand+During+the+Rollout
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Why I Think Most gTLDs Will Fail (not written by JG)

I remember when .eu was released it went nowhere because all the domain investors snapped up the good domains. There’s very few if any companies use .eu as an extension. They prefer to use the ccTLD. For an extension to prosper it needs to be used by end users not domain investors.
http://whizzbangsblog.com/easyblog/recent-blogs/entry/why-i-think-most-gtlds-will-fail

I think new gTLDs are already a success (Jean Guillon) so you can register your new domain names with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Rightside releases Premium Domains at reg fee for .PUB

The company’s previous new TLD launches have included reserved domains (called Platinum) and premium domains. The premium domains were sold through registrars but at higher prices that most domains.
http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/17/rightside-dot-pub/
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LogicBoxes Waives Off Upfront Fees for New gTLD Vertical Integration Solutions

Siddharth Taliyan, Sr. Manager and Business Development at LogicBoxes is quoted as saying “We have been working closely with many New gTLD Registries for quite some time now and we would like to ensure that Upfront Costs are not a barrier for any New gTLD to Integrate Vertically.
http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/17/logicboxes-waives-off-upfront-fees-for-new-gtld-vertical-integration-solutions/
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What are new gTLDs?

gTLD means generic top level domain - this is like a .com where it is not tied to a country like a .uk or .fr domain name. There are basically two types of domain names, a generic name (like .com or .net) and a name which is the same as the ISO country code - this is the international lettering system given to all countries and used for tax numbers and all kind of things like Vehicle registrations. So a country cannot just choose what ending they want, it matches their ISO code.
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TMCH upcoming webinars (tomorrow)

  • Tomorrow, Thursday June 19th at 15:00 UTC: .MOSCOW & .МОСКВА; register here.
  • Tuesday, July 1st at 15:00 UTC: Introducing .公司 (company) & .网络(network) [English]; register here.
  • Thursday, July 3rd at 8:00 UTC: Introducing .公司 (company) & .网络(network) [CHINESE];register here.
http://www.trademark-clearinghouse.com/sunrise

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ZA Central Registry to launch .DURBAN - .JOBURG & .CAPETOWN


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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

.Bid/.Trade domain name auction closes

The top auction was PPC.bid at $1,050, which was below its stated reserve of between $1,000 and $5,000.http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/17/bid-trade-domain-name-auction/
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Shares Of Minds + Machines Sink On News Of Its Expensive .Fashion Auction Win

“We consider .fashion a major win and expect that existing fashion brands, aspiring designers, retailers, consumers and entrepreneurs will naturally gather around the .fashion domain. We look forward to continuing to use the private auction process selectively to secure those domains which we have targeted and which we believe can return the greatest value to the company”
http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/17/shares-of-minds-machines-sink-on-news-of-its-expensive-fashion-auction-win/
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Godaddy Auction Of Premium .Futbol, .Ninja & .Reviews Domains Closes Tomorrow; App.Reviews Over 41K

The Godaddy auction of premium . Futbol, .Ninja and .Reviews domain names closes tomorrow Wednesday June 18th at 5pm PST and several domain names already have multiple bidders. Leading domain names in the auction is App.Reviews which has 7 bidders and as of publication has a high bid of $1,050.

Minds + Machines pays dearly for .Fashion top level domain name

Although the company did not disclose the actual price, it disclosed this stunning fact: after considering its payoffs from losing .cricket, .pizza, .restaurant, .coupon and immo and its payment for .fashion, plus the refunds it received in withdrawn applications, it netted just £250,000 in cash.
http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/17/minds-machines-dot-fashion/
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London meeting already ICANN’s second-biggest

Over 2,200 people have already registered for ICANN 50, which kicks off this coming weekend in London.
http://domainincite.com/16901-london-meeting-already-icanns-second-biggest
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Selling Roses: Eruption of New Global Cyber Brands

Now imagine that ‘dot.roses’ only sells ‘roses’, and it’s branded as such. It wants to climb to the top of mountain of flower brands by using the universally symbolic rose as an icon. It also wants to sell the romance, passion, and emotional attachment that is understood across the globe when the word ‘roses’ is brought up.
https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140613171758-176173708-selling-roses-eruption-of-new-global-cyber-brands
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New Domain Domination Plan


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.berlin rockets to 116k on free domain offer

A promotion from dotBERLIN saw .berlin more than double its registration count yesterday, as speculators (apparently) swooped to claim over 67,000 free domain names.
http://domainincite.com/16889-berlin-rockets-to-116k-on-free-domain-offer
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Namejet & RightOfTheDot Team Up For .Global Auction Event During ICANN London

The premium domains that will be auctioned, will be relevant to London and its focus markets, such as the financial sector, international business, tourism and media. These domains are anticipated to be sold in the price range of $1,000 USD to $50,000 USD, but many will be priced at no reserve and most of the domains will carry a reserve of $5,000 or less.
http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/16/namejet-rightofthedot-team-up-for-global-auction-event-during-icann-london/Soon, you can secure your .GLOBAL domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

New gTLD Retrospective at ICANN 50

  1. The first panel will feature applicants from across the new gTLD spectrum, including brands, portfolio, geographic and communities, all of which prominently featured as new actors in the round.
  2. The second panel includes key stakeholders that helped craft the guidebook and implementation. Representatives from government, intellectual property, registrars, at-large, and ccTLDs will all share their insights.
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140616_new_gtld_retrospective_at_icann_50/
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Radix Announces .Website Launch Timeline

"We're very enthusiastic to launch .website, because it's a strong mass market new gTLD that has immense potential," said Radix Founder, Bhavin Turakhia. "We're already working closely with channel partners across the globe who've shown keen interest in pioneering the development of the .website extension."
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140616_radix_announces_website_launch_timeline/
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After .com: Using a Non-Traditional Domain Name

Today's startups have a lot of technological advantages over businesses that launched a decade ago. But there's one challenge that's unique to the modern entrepreneur: finding an available domain name for their business.
http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/6594-non-traditional-domain-name.html
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Monday, June 16, 2014

.Bid/.Trade Auction Ends On Sedo Tomorrow & 8 Domains Have Bids Led By PPC.bid

The auction is led by PPC.bid which has a high bid $1,050 while both LiveAuction.bid and onlineauction.com have bids of $800
http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/16/bid-trade-auction-ends-on-sedo-tomorrow-8-domains-have-bids-led-by-ppc-bid/
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Will .Berlin be #1 this week? Domains are free for next 5 days

.Berlin got off to a nice start thanks to a free .Berlin promotion. A new promotion may propel the domain name to the #1 slot on the new top level domain name charts.
http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/16/free-dot-berlin-domain-names/
New .BERLIN domain names are not yet available to the general public but you can register your .LONDON with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Les noms de domaine .GLOBAL : l’alternative aux .COM

Les noms de domaine .GLOBAL pourraient bien s’imposer d’ici quelques années comme “le nouveau .com”: si tel était le cas, le coût modique de son renouvellement pendant les dix prochaines années devrait représenter peu par rapport à ce qu’il en coûtera si celui-ci est enregistré par un tiers.
http://www.journaldunet.com/ebusiness/expert/57695/les-noms-de-domaine--global---l-alternative-aux--com.shtml
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Donuts wins .immo gTLD

Donuts has acquired the .immo new gTLD after its three rival bidders withdrew their applications.
http://domainincite.com/16887-donuts-wins-immo-gtld
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Part 2: the alternative to .com : Think .GLOBAL

In a previous article entitled “Alternatives for .COM ? (Part 1)”, I made a selection of new domain name extensions that have a true potential, to replace the use Registrants have of the .com domain names they already use. To avoid confusion, the idea is not to kill .com, the idea is to suggest a domain name extension that offers what .com domain names actually do but improve it.
http://www.business2community.com/digital-marketing/alternatives-com-think-global-part-2-0915123
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Donuts spends $50 million on new gTLD auctions

Donuts has revealed that its bill for new gTLD auctions has so far come to $50 million.
http://domainincite.com/16882-donuts-spends-50-million-on-new-gtld-auctions
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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Who supports the new gTLDs

Foursquare.com - Unsupported
Apple.com - Updated, Tentatively Supported
Skype.com - Kinda Works... Kinda Doesn't
LuckyOrange.com - Unsupported
Jawbone.com - Unsupported
Uber.com - Unsupported
GoalsOnTrack.com - Unsupported
Battle.net - Unsupported
Bit.ly - Unsupported
LinkedIn.com - Tentatively Supported
Check many more here : http://supportthenew.domains/who-supports-the-new-gtlds/
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Saturday, June 14, 2014

When New Top-Level Domains Meet Legacy Top-Level Domains

The Internet community is predicting a new age of innovation with the advent of 1,400 new TLDs composed of brand names, geographic locations, and generic terms – such as .WALMART, .LONDON, or .TATTOO. In addition to opening up vast tracts of Internet real estate where the public and businesses will be able to buy, sell, congregate, communicate, and learn, in many cases, new TLDs will offer more secure, intuitive, and streamlined paths to the content users are looking for.
http://gtld.club/2014/06/14/when-new-top-level-domains-meet-legacy-top-level-domains/

What's in a Name? The Power to Reach a Global Audience

There is one site that launched yesterday that I believe has the potential to make a global impact on the recognition of the new gTLDs: www.Futbol.uno
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140613_whats_in_a_name_the_power_to_reach_a_global_audience/
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DomiNIC is perfect for .BRAND applicants

Manage your internal users, affiliates and licensees in a customised space with our unique domain management solution.
http://www.dominic.de/brand.html
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Whois “killer” is a recipe for a clusterfuck

An ICANN working group has come up with a proposal to completely replace the current Whois system for all gTLDs.
http://domainincite.com/16855-whois-killer-is-a-recipe-for-a-clusterfuck
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.BRAND: Why your brand needs its own top-level domain

Jean Guillon is looking for an exclusive partnership with a .BRAND new gTLD service provider to promote its offer.
http://youtu.be/au9TLbdP4Uo
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All New gTLD Registrations Should Be Subject to Sunrise Periods

There are a number of reasons why a domain that matches your trademark is appearing on a Reserved Names list. First of all, if the domain desired is the subject of Name Collision (Zip File), it may appear on a Reserved Names list. Although this is not true for all registries, as some operators are allowing domains that have been the subject of Name Collision to be allocated during Sunrise, but not delegated.
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140613_all_new_gtld_registrations_should_be_subject_to_sunrise_periods/
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Friday, June 13, 2014

Find a Founders Program

I did some research, and listed below are a few examples of gTLD registry operators who have a founders program or something similar that will put “premium” domain names into the hands of people and businesses that will build on them.
http://www.domaininvesting.com/find-founders-program/
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Is .xyz’s marketing wrong, smart or both?

But how many times in the coming weeks or months will .xyz be mentioned in the mainstream press because it’s #1? Do you think the mainstream press and its readers will know the difference between a paid registration and a free one? Will they even care?
http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/13/dot-xyz-marketing/
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FUTBOL.UNO = WorldCup

Equipos Nacionales De Los Canales Oficiales De Comunicación Socialhttp://www.futbol.uno/
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Introduction of Two-Character Domain Names in the New gTLD Namespace

Six (6) Registry Services Evaluation Process (RSEP) requests were submitted by the registry operators listed below to allow the introduction of two-character domain names in the New gTLD namespace. In total, the requests concern 148 New gTLDs.
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-06-12-en

Amazon snubs ICANN auction to win .coupon privately

Amazon has won the new gTLD .coupon, after Minds + Machines withdrew its application this week.
http://domainincite.com/16851-amazon-snubs-icann-auction-to-win-coupon-privately
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.PARIS - Introduction of Approved Launch Program

The City of Paris' application for an Approved Launch Program pursuant to Section 4.5.2 of the Trademark Clearinghouse Rights Protection Mechanism Requirements (the "TMCH Requirements") is being posted for comment to give the community an opportunity to review and provide feedback.
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-12-en
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.HOTEL avoids auction with CPE win

A new gTLD applicant backed by the hotel industry has won a Community Priority Evaluation, meaning it gets to automatically win the .hotel contention set without going to auction.
http://domainincite.com/16845-hotel-avoids-auction-with-cpe-win
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ICANN is MIA on .XYZ

By Philip S. Corwin, Founding Principal of Virtualaw LLC, a Washington, DC Law and Public Policy Firm. He also serves as Of Counsel to the IP-centric law firm of Greenberg & Lieberman, and as Strategic Advisor to the ICANN Sherpa DNS-focused consultancy. The views expressed in this article are solely his own.
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140612_icann_is_mia_on_xyz/
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.host Timeline Released as Pioneer Program Kicks Off

The .host Pioneer Program (http://dothostregistry.com/pioneer.php) presents an opportunity for industry and regional leaders to secure .host domains early - during this initiation program, pioneers are invited to start using their brand domain assets well before Landrush.
http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1984835
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New gTLD Registry Operator Code of Conduct

Is required an evaluation of whether the TLD string is a Generic term. This is to ensure that the Registry Operator will be able to meet the obligations under Specification 11 of the Registry Agreement, which amongst other things does not allow a Registry Operator of a Generic TLD to operate in an exclusive manner. Whether a word is considered to be Generic has to do with the usage of the word, and not the word itself. For example, the word "table" in and of itself is a generic word that describes a class of goods. However, if a Registry Operator applied for .TABLE and it is in the business of selling paintings and will use the TLD to promote and sell paintings, it is not considered Generic. In some instances, it is clear if the TLD is Generic, and in other instances, the distinction is more nuanced, and much analysis, review, research, and discussions are required.
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/new-gtld-registry-operator-code-of-conduct
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Aquaplus.MOE is first

The first .MOE website is: http://aquaplus.moe/index.html
(after nic.moe of course)

The World Cup of new Top-Level Domains

What about .football? While .soccer (four applicants) and .football (two applicants) are stuck in contention sets, we did see .futbol (Spanish for Football) enter its first day of general availability yesterday with 1,628 registrations.
http://www.ariservices.com/blog/the-world-cup-of-new-top-level-domains/
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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Cruise : Riding the tide with .HIV new gTLD

Find the barge at Sheldon Square. It will cast off from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.
Hop on and off before and after whenever you like.
http://45083.seu1.cleverreach.com/m/5742834/
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There Are Plenty of Domain Names - Useful and Specific Ones

Let’s watch out for market statistics. Having a percentage of the domain name market might be impressive, but what percentage of the meaningful market is it? And how many of those newly registered names registered this year will be renewed next year? How many are used to monetize a smidgen of traffic and registered because the cost is pennies less than the traffic it collects annually. Few are being registered because they are meaningful or memorable.
http://www.donuts.co/blog/there-are-plenty-of-domain-names-useful-and-specific-ones/
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1st Day New gTLD; .Events 3.9K, .Futbol 1.6K; .Dating 1K; .Partner 880, .Productions 771

Five new gTLD’s went into their first day of general availability yesterday and including Sunrise registrations, they wound up with just over 8,000 registrations total.
http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/12/1st-day-new-gtld-events-3-9k-futbol-1-6k-dating-1k-partner-880-productions-771/
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Delay on .AFRICA accreditation

Like .WINE, there are uncontrollable delays with the .AFRICA new gTLD application.
https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/ibrahim-to-chehade-2014-06-02-en
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.GLOBAL Premium domains = 24 June 2014

The premium domains that will be auctioned, include domains relevant to the host city London, as well as Premium domain names in the financial sectors, international business, tourism, media and much more. The vast amount of domains is the auction will carry a reserve of $5,000 or less (USD) and best of all, the domains carry regular registration and renewal rates.
http://auction.dotglobal.info/
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Move over dotcom, get ready for new dot age

If you want to access your lawyer's website, you may soon be typing your lawyer's name with the suffix '.lawyer'. Searching for the nearest pub? Your web search may take you to a site ending with '.beer'. In a move that will transform cyberspace, a wide array of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) — the letters to the right of the dot — have now been made available, and more are on the way.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Move-over-dotcom-get-ready-for-new-dot-age/articleshow/36405441.cms
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What do ‘The Brady Bunch’ and new gTLDs have in common?

For consumers and businesses alike, unfortunately, this apparent lack of oversight means the registry operator can increase prices each year without restriction as long as they provide the registrars with six months’ notice.
http://zkresearch.com/blog/2014/06/what-do-the-brady-bunch-and-new-gtlds-have-in-common-buyer-beware/
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New gTLDs and Your Small Business

The new naming options are quite broad, ranging from .webcam and .global to .trade and .club. The still-evolving environment around new gTLDs creates some uncertainty about whether and how to use these new extensions.
http://www.verisigninc.com/en_US/domain-names/online/new-domain-extensions/index.xhtml
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How to Turn a Closed Generic gTLD Into a Restricted One

As the New gTLD Program has rolled out over the course of the past few years, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has made a number of program changes along the way. One of these changes disallows closed, generic gTLD applications, such as Amazon's application for .BOOK.
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140611_the_case_for_turning_closed_generic_tlds_into_restricted_tlds/
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Safeguards for Health Domains

The International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) is the world body for health and biomedical informatics. As an “association of associations”, IMIA acts as a global bridging organization for its constituent Member Societies (60 nationally-based health and biomedical informatics associations around the world) and through its network of more than 50 Academic and Corporate Industrial Members.
https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/murray-to-crocker-et-al-2014-06-02-en
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Three more dot-brands dumped

Two companies have yanked three bids for dot-brand new gTLDs this week.
http://domainincite.com/16839-three-more-dot-brands-dumped
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New .Wine Online Domain Set to be Uncorked

Because three companies have applied as the registrar for .wine, they will be given until January 2015 to reach an agreement on a joint effort or to make financial arrangements before ICANN sets an auction.
http://www.ndtv.com/article/world/new-.wine-online-domain-set-to-be-uncorked-540066
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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Will the new .uk domain replace co.uk?

While co.uk certainly have had many years to establish itself as the primary domain name in the UK, the numbers from other countries do hint that .uk will break ground. In France com.fr had five years head start, before .fr was launched in 2004. Today there are 2.7 million .fr registrations compared to the 7.000 registrations that com.fr had when closed down in 2011. Or what about Spain? 93,74% of all registrations are .es. The others com.es, org.es, edu.es, nom.es and gob.es are only used by a meagre 6,26% of Spanish websites.
http://gtld.club/2014/06/11/will-the-new-uk-domain-replace-co-uk/
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Board responses to GAC non-gTLD matters from Singapore Communiqué

In the Singapore Communiqué, the GAC raised questions and made recommendations regarding matters other than the new gTLD program. Attached please find a scorecard of the Board’s responses to the GAC’s non-new gTLD concerns.
https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-dryden-2014-06-05-en
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The Walls of Jericho Fall on .xyz

"The minute I saw the answers by Daniel Negari to the questions posed, I knew his troubles had just begun and was about to get much worse. He just dug a deeper hole. My job was to let things unfold in a natural way and they did. There was little for me to say but to step aside and watch the implosion and the fallout as his non-answers would be picked apart by you the reader in the comment section and would cause the fury that would erupt as it did. My job was not to force the issue. But I could see everything that was about to unfold as it did the moment I read the answers. My very first thought was "The walls of Jericho are about to fall.""
http://www.ricksblog.com/2014/06/walls-jericho/
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Not bothered much with the new gTLDs

As internet practitioners our refusal to unlearn what we believe to be true and to drop the ego or deep feeling we have towards the gTLD of the 80s and current ccTLDs and our continued insistance that defining the internet with the string is much superior to defining the internet with the dot will one day make us irrelevant.
http://www.ukbusinessforums.co.uk/threads/not-bothered-much-with-the-new-gtlds.327711/
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Paris craint les adresses internet “.vin”

L’Icann (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), qui délivre de nouvelles extensions aux côtés des classiques “.com” et “.org”, doit se prononcer prochainement sur l’attribution des “.vin” et “. wine”, précieux pour le monde viticole, après l’expiration d’un délai de négociations le 3 juin.
http://gtld.club/2014/06/11/paris-craint-les-adresses-internet-vin/
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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Watch: .Ninjas invade X Games

Rightside plans to promote many of its domain names directly to end users. It also recently promoted its .immobilien (property) domain name at real estate events in Germany.
http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/10/watch-ninjas-invade-x-games/
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M+M profits by losing new gTLD auctions

Minds + Machines managed to make a profit in 2013, after years of losses, due to its participation in private new gTLD auctions, some of which it “lost”.
http://domainincite.com/16829-mm-profits-by-losing-new-gtld-auctions
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Famous Four Media Off To a Good Start

All domain name for each of the three new gTLD’s were priced the same, from what I saw between $25 and $40 (but i did not check every registrar). Keep in mind unlike Donuts and Rightside, Famous Four did not have an Early Access Program which has pulled in a lot of cash from people willing to pay to cut into the front of the line.
http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/10/famous-four-off-to-slow-start-webcam-3675-registrations-trade-3235-bid-629/
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Donuts wins .gifts, .sarl and .restaurant

Donuts has won the contention sets for three new gTLDs, at least two of which seem to have come as the result of an Applicant Auction auction.
http://domainincite.com/16791-donuts-wins-gifts-sarl-and-restaurant
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Audited results for year ended 31 December 2013

The Directors of Minds + Machines Group Limited (AIM: MMX) are pleased to announce the Group’s audited results for the year ended 31 December 2013 (“the Period”).

Financial
  • operating profit of £776,000 for year ended 31 December 2013 (2012: £3.07 million loss); 
  • profit after tax for year ended 31 December 2013, £729,000 (2012: £3.06 million loss); and
  • cash reserves increased to £9.1 million at year end (31.12.2012: £2.4 million). 
Operational
  • business transitioned from an investment company to a fully operating company covering all facets of the domain name business: registry, registry service provider and registrar operations; 
  • registry service operations expanded in Dublin and London; and 
  • registrar operations launched in November 2013. 
Post period highlights
  • cash reserves increased to £21.7 million as at 30 April 2014 following equity raise in January 2014; 
  • Company re-named and readmitted to AIM as Minds + Machines Group Limited on 21 March 2014;
  • .london successfully launched on 29 April 2014;
  • 7 other new domains in which the Group has an interest successfully soft-launched on the Internet 
  • further 22 uncontested domain applications - 17 of which the Company either wholly or majority owns - now going through the final pre-launch phases; and 
  • Company looking to resolve a further 43 contested new domain applications in which it has an interest through private auctions.
http://investors.mindsandmachines.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/MMX-2013-Financials.pdf
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New gTLDs are not like candy

According to several web sites that track the number of gTLD registrations, the total numbers now exceed one million gTLD domains. That’s like saying that WalMart offers 1,000,000 different types of candy – which is as far from the truth as it gets. More on that later.
http://acro.net/blog/domains/new-gtlds-like-candy/
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Transfer, move, or migrate your new gTLD site

As a site owner or webmaster, it is possible that at some point you'll want to move your site to a different URL or different infrastructure. This section covers the different scenarios of site moves and gives you tips about how to prepare, implement, and monitor the move.
https://support.google.com/webmasters/topic/6029673?hl=en&ref_topic=6001951
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