Thursday, July 31, 2014

German domain name .Reisen tops Donut’s launches with 2,262 registrations

.Reisen, German for travel, got 2,262 registrations. That brings its total with sunrise and early access to 2,262.

Read the article here: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/german-domain-name-reisen-tops-donuts-launches-with-2262-registrations/.

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

1st Day Totals For New gTLD’s: .Reisen 2,262; .University 1,340; .Toys 1,320; .Town 590

Several new gTLD’s went into its first day of general availability GA) yesterday and according to ntldstats.com,here are the number of registrations after the first day of GA which include all Sunrise applications and those domains registered in the Early Access Program (EAP).
Read the article here: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/07/31/1st-day-totals-for-new-gtlds-reisen-2262-university-1340-toys-1320-town-590/.

Register your .TOWN with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Trademark Infringement on new gTLDS. What every brand needs to know!

If you have a registered trademark and you need help registering under the currently released domain name root extensions, need help in reserving a domain name under a new gTLD and/or need assistance in the filing of a complaint for trademark infringement against a cybersquatter, contact one of the experienced domain name attorneys at Traverse Legal.
Read the article here: http://www.traverselegal.com/cybersquatting-law/cybersquatting/trademark-infringement-on-new-gtlds-what-every-brand-needs-to-know/.

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

346 New gTLDs Have Been Delegated: .NGO, .LGBT, .NRA, .City, Green, .Navy, .Army, .Bio, .Host

I haven’t done this post since May and since then ICANN has announced that 87 New gTLDs have been delegated for a total of 346 new gTLD strings. Here are some of the more important of the latest 87 new gTLDs: .NGO, .LGBT, .NRA, .City, Green, .Navy, .Army, .Bio, .Host.
Read the article here: http://onlinedomain.com/2014/07/31/news/346-new-gtlds-have-been-delegated-ngo-lgbt-nra-city-green-navy-army-bio-host/.

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

Interlink Co., Ltd. Wins Community Priority Evaluation For The New gTLD .Osaka

.Osaka has prevailed with its Community Priority Evaluation application getting 15 of the maximum 16 points.

Read the article here: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/07/30/interlink-co-ltd-wins-community-priority-evaluation-for-the-new-gtld-osaka/.

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

New gTLDs : toute toute première fois!

Les premières décisions extrajudiciaires.- Les premiers conflits ont donc éclaté et les premières décisions extrajudiciaires sont arrivées. La première décision UDRP concernant une nouvelle extension a été rendue le 14 mars 2014 (OMPI, Canyon Bicycles GmbH v. Domains By Proxy, LLC / Rob van Eck, aff. D2014-0206). Par ailleurs, la première décision URS a également été rendue, le 10 avril 2014 (NAF, Aeropostale Procurement Company, Inc. v. Michael Kinsey, aff. 1 550 933).
Read the article here: http://lauremarino.blogspot.fr/2014/07/new-gtlds-nouvelles-extensions-premiere-fois.html.

Are you a town? Secure your new .TOWN domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

MP calls for .cornwall domain

North Cornwall MP Dan Rogerson has said that an internet domain name for Cornwall could benefit local businesses and help promote the Duchy as a tourist destination. Rogerson suggested that having Cornwall specific websites could increase awareness of Cornwall as a destination, help build the Cornish brand and boost the local economy.
Read the article here: http://www.businesscornwall.co.uk/news-by-industry/digital-industries/mp-calls-for-cornwall-domain-123.

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

“Requiescat in pace” (.RIP)

“RIP” is not an English acronym … it is Latin and it is not used only in the United Kingdom or in the USA; it is used worldwide in all cemeteries. Once I went to a French cemetery and I found a tombstone on which “R.I.P” was written. I learnt something on that day: “RIP” means “Requiescat in pace”.

Read the article here: http://gtld.club/2014/07/30/requiescat-in-pace-rip/.

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

Shooting phishers in a barrel using .TRUST

Indeed, a number of the new gTLDs have reasonably official sounding words such as .loans, .credit, .creditcard, .mortgage, .club, .company and even .email and all of these are available for anyone to buy and can make an email address seem reasonably legitimate.

Read the article here: https://www.nccgroup.com/en/blog/2014/07/shooting-phishers-in-a-barrel-using-trust/.

HardRock; BMW; Starbucks; BretMichaels & God All .Rocks; Here are the first .Rocks Registrations

A lot of the registrations are company.rocks or product.Rocks types of domains. Some people took .Rocks literally, registering domain names like Moon.Rocks, Lava.Rocks, Gem.Rocks and Pet.Rocks.
Read the article here: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/07/30/hardrock-bmw-starbucks-bretmichaels-here-are-the-first-rocks-registrations/.

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

Google beats Microsoft to .docs

Google and Microsoft seem to have settled their contention set for the .docs new gTLD, with Google emerging the victor.
Read the article here: http://domainincite.com/17141-google-beats-microsoft-to-docs.

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

.REALTOR domain names are coming

Are you ready? Visit www.dotREALTOR.org to find FAQs, pricing and guidelines for you and your agents to choose your .REALTOR domain name. Remember, the first .REALTOR domain is free for the first 500,000 NAR members for the first year.

ICM buys .sex for up to $3 million

ICM Registry, the .xxx domain name registry, may have paid as much as $3 million for the .sex gTLD.
Read the article here: http://domainincite.com/17142-icm-buys-sex-for-up-to-3-million.

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

Podcast: Sealtight vs.Sealtite – IP Fridays Episode 7

This episode is about generic toplevel domains (gTLDs), we have an interview with Ted Davis on Federal Trademark Caselaw and finally Ken will tell us about an interesting trademark case Sealtight vs. Sealtite.
Read the article here: http://www.ipfridays.com/gtlds-federal-trademark-caselaw-sealtight-vs-sealtite-ip-fridays-episode-7/.

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

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Funny DNPost.com Video



Read the article here: http://tldinvestors.com/2014/07/a-parody-video-on-new-gtlds-and-every-domain-blogger-has-joined-a-site-they-probably-didnt-know.html.

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

La CE asegura estar trabajando para proteger los dominios .wine y .vin

Tenga la seguridad de que la Comisión se ha comprometido a garantizar que la protección para los indicadores geográficos se respete plenamente en cualquier decisión final que la ICANN puede tomar", indica Kroes en su carta a Herranz.
Read the article here: http://www.eldiario.es/politica/CE-asegura-trabajando-proteger-dominios_0_286272055.html.

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

.Toys goes into general availability tomorrow

Many domains as usual as reserved or not available as being on the ICANN collision list, including i.toys, e.toys, sex.toys, online.toys and kids.toys.
Read the article here: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/07/29/toys-launches-wed-o-toys-educational-toys-pool-toys-christmas-toys-already-registered/.

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

.XYZ now has over 400,000 domain name registrations

The .XYZ domain name now has over 400,000 registrations, according to zone file reports.
Read the article here: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/29/xyz-now-has-over-400000-domain-name-registrations/.

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

Will .GLOBAL replace .COM?

.GLOBAL is a label and descriptor which can complement or replace global namespaces such as .com or .net. In addition, .GLOBAL offers a far broader reaching alternative to other regional domains like .eu and .asia

The Village Voice Covers .NYC: Landrush Auctions Will Be in 5 & 6 Figures

What isn’t clear in the .NYC roll ou, at least t to me is how the most valuable domain names, usually referred to as reserved domain name, of which you would assume sex.nyc would be one of, will be allocated.
Read the article here: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/07/29/the-village-voice-covers-nyc-landrush-auctions-will-be-in-5-6-figures/.

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

Key-Systems To Donate 30 Euro For 1st 1,000 .Hiv Domain Registrations

The domain registrar will donate 30 Euro to the dotHIV association for each of the first 1,000 .hiv domains that is registered in the first six months after the Sunrise starts via the in-house retail portal domaindiscount24.
Read the article here: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/07/29/key-systems-promotes-launch-of-new-gtld-hiv-with-donation-of-30-euro-for-1st-1000-domain-registrationsiv/.

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

Sunrises for .lawyer and .attorney almost ready

Managed by United TLD Holdco, the gTLDs are aimed at lawyers, law firms and “anyone involved in legal services”, according to the company.
Read the article here: http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/news/sunrises-for-lawyer-and-attorney-almost-ready-4037.

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

New domain names: a golden opportunity for brands

The real test of gTLD success, however, will be determined by user adoption. Without pioneer brands who are willing to start using the new TLDs, consumers will be less likely to embrace these changes. The real winners, therefore, will be those who set the rules from the start and build their campaigns around the biggest opportunity the internet has seen to date.

Read the article here: http://www.b2bmarketing.net/blog/posts/2014/07/28/new-domain-names-golden-opportunity-brands.

Singular and Plural Versions of the Same String in New gTLD Applications

As mentioned in your comment during the Public Forum at ICANN 50 in London, the proposed review mechanism only pertains to two specific sets of perceived “inconsistent” expert determinations in String Confusion Objections, and does not pertain to all applied-for strings (or a subset of all applied-for strings, such as singular and plural versions of the same string).
Read the article here: https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/chalaby-to-delbianco-2014-07-24-en.

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

ICANN, Health Information and the "Dot Health" Top Level Domain

The problems of poor or biased information and of misleading health and wellbeing advice on the Internet is well known. The recent decision by Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to authorize a large number of new generic top-level domains, including some with a clear connection to health or healthcare, presents an opportunity to bring some order to this chaotic situation.
Read the article here: http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2650423.

Pre-register your new .CLINIC domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Why most brands may never sign the ICANN contract

"Then there are the issues of transparency with zone files and whois records, what will happen if the brand wishes to no longer run their TLD and who actually has control over the dotBrand?"

Marketing gTLDs: start spreading the news

The domain name industry cannot expect the new gTLD programme to achieve rapid adoption without investment in marketing, and ICANN needs to step up before it can expect the other actors to play their part.
Read the article here: http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/article/marketing-gtlds-start-spreading-the-news.

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

.MELBOURNE is the city’s new home online.

The first public registrations open in two months.
Read the article here: http://nic.melbourne/news/countdown-to-melbourne-domain-name-launch-begins/.

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

Launch Schedule of Minds + Machines TLDs

This is the complete launch schedule of Minds + Machines new gTLDs.Read more here: http://mm-registry.com/launch-schedule/.

Soon, register M+M new domain names (ie .COOKING) with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Monday, July 28, 2014

27 of top 50 websites protecting their brands on new Donuts domain names

I took the top 50 (public) sites from Quantcast and ran them through whois for their matching .gripe domain to see if they were registered by the brandholder or blocked with Donuts’ Domains Protected Marks List..
Read the article here: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/28/brand-protection-new-tlds-2/.

Secure from .GRIPE new domain names with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

TMCH webinar on .GLOBAL

News Webinar: Thursday 7 August 2014, 15:00 [UTC].

Read the article here: http://www.trademark-clearinghouse.com/content/tmch-webinar-global-website-press-host.

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

Many Moving Parts: Running a Registry

At the top of this list, perhaps, is the job of ensuring the registry remains in compliance with ICANN regulations, which as most applicants know are subject to change. There will be monthly reports to file; fees will have to be paid; the registry’s credit worthiness must be kept up to date; and name collision issues will have to be tracked.

Read the article here: http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/07/28/many-moving-parts-running-a-registry/.

Final activity report of the IO for the ICANN new gTLD Program

This is the complete final activity report of the Independent Objector for the ICANN New gTLD Program. The report can be downloaded down this post.
Read the article here: http://gtld.club/2014/07/28/final-activity-report-of-the-io-for-icann-new-gtld-program/.

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

A “slow” week for new TLD launches

More Donuts, but not much else. There’s not much on the docket this week for new top level domain name launches.
Read the article here: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/28/a-slow-week-for-new-tld-launches/.

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

Crazy housing market reflected in .london landrush

The world’s insatiable appetite for property in London is being reflected in applications for domain names during .london’s landrush, according to the registry.
Read the article here: http://domainincite.com/17134-crazy-housing-market-reflected-in-london-landrush.

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

A financial back-up to win .WINE ?

What would happen if an applicant were to receive a financial back-up to go to auction and win it. In exchange of this financial back-up, it would protect wine Geographical Indications according to a solution provided by parties affected by this issue?

Read Jean's article here: http://gtld.club/2014/07/28/a-financial-back-up-to-win-wine/.

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

Most Important Takeaway, gTLD winners and losers

Tracking daily net adds recently for all gTLDs on Registrar Stats has indicated the domain extensions consistently driving net new growth in gTLD domain name registrations are .COM and .XYZ (a new gTLD).
Read the article here: http://www.expvc.com/2014/07/verisign-earnings-call-most-important.html.

Forget about .COM and register your new .DOMAINS with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

How major brands are falling foul of domain name cybersquatters

In less blatant cases, or where the brand owner requires the domain name to be transferred to it (rather than merely suspended), claims can be made under the existing Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy (UDRP), under which Canyon Bicycles has just successfully recovered the domaincanyon.bike.
Read the article here: http://www.techradar.com/news/internet/web/how-major-brands-are-falling-foul-of-domain-name-cybersquatters-1258068.

Secure your .MEDIA domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

New gTLDs for Trademark Professionals

To help you navigate the complex world of new gTLDs—including the Trademark Clearinghouse— MarkMonitor offers several consultative services and resources such as Trademark Clearinghouse Services, the New gTLD Database, Top-Level Domain Services and white papers that can assist you with determining the best strategy to protect your trademarks.

Read more here: https://www.markmonitor.com/topleveldomains/learn/TP.php.

Interview with Christine Willett, VP of gTLD Operations

Most obvious question first. What's your best guess as to when we will see the first new gTLDs online?

New to New gTLDs ?

The effect the new gTLDs will have on domain portfolios and brand protection strategies is certain to be profound — providing both opportunities and risks for your brand. To safeguard your brand, you need to take three critical steps.

Read the article here: https://www.markmonitor.com/topleveldomains/index.php.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

New gTLD Scarcity Perspectives

“This is a lot like that time in the early to mid 1990’s when many good names were gone but the com zone file was quite small. You would approach sellers and ask for a price. They would quote you a very high number, and you’d scurry to the available-pool instead to register something at cost. It will take a few years to sort all this out and for good, available names to be stripped away. It happens every day...
Read the article here: http://domainingtips.com/new-gtld-scarcity.html.

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

Amazon and Google deal on .talk, .play, .drive and others

Google and Amazon have started making deals to settle their new gTLD contention sets.
Read the article here: http://domainincite.com/17131-amazon-and-google-deal-on-talk-play-drive-and-others.

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

Friday, July 25, 2014

What do ICANN's new top level domains mean for business?

Some of the new TLDs have caused a bit of a fuss in France, what with the country's industry trying to ban .vin and .wine. Do you think the new domains pose any threat to industry?
Read the article here: http://www.techradar.com/news/internet/web/what-does-icann-s-new-top-level-domains-mean-for-business--1258835.

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

Conference: The Evolving Landscape of the Net (September 18–19, 2014)

Join the International Trademark Association (INTA) at the JW Marriott in San Francisco on September 18–19, 2014, for an advanced-level conference cosponsored by the Internet and Programs Committees and entitled Internet, Innovation and ICANN: The Evolving Landscape of the Net.
Read the announcement here: http://www.inta.org/Programs/Pages/2014Internet.aspx.

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

.Broadway Resolved as 2 of 3 Apps are Withdrawn

Those withdrawing their applications are broadwayacrossamerica.com and Donuts.
Read the article here: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/07/25/broadway-resolved-as-2-of-3-apps-are-withdrawn/.

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

New gTLDs Comparison - July 2014

The Total Registrations of the new gTLDs have reached the huge figure of over 1.7 Million (as of 25th July 2014). .CLUB has continued to grow at a furious pace and .GURU and .TODAY follow in its wake. The addition of generics such as .XYZ and .WEBSITE will be expected to shake things up very soon, but in terms of registrations through our platform the impact is still nascent.
Read the article here: http://blog.resellerclub.com/2014/07/25/new-gtlds-report-card-july-2014/.

Register your .TODAY with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Why The Newest Chinese TLD Is Overtaking The Competition

Within 48 hours of its public availability, .WANG – which translates to “dot net”, or “king”, and is one of the most common names in China – received more than 20,000 registrations.

Read the article herehttp://gtldstrategy.com/2014/07/24/why-the-newest-chinese-tld-is-overtaking-the-competition/

Are You a .Ninja or a .Guru?

Google, Apple, Netflix, Sony, Yahoo, Microsoft, AOL, Wal-Mart, Gap and Allstate, among others, applied for new extensions. Many want them to be specific to their brands, such as .google and .walmart.
Read the article here: http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-07-24/are-you-a-ninja-or-a-guru.

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

Thursday, July 24, 2014

As Numbers of gTLDs Rise, So Do Cybersquatting Claims

Industry attorney Marc Randazza told XBIZ that he's seen lately a "major uptick" in UDRP complaints being brought by his clients, who mostly count those in the adult entertainment business.
Read the article here: http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=182430.

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

Of The 9,025 .Voting Domains Registered Over 97% Registered To Co. With Ties To The Registry?

One company is responsible for registering over 97% of the 9,025 .Voting new gTLD domain names.
Read the article here: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/07/24/of-the-9025-voting-domains-registered-over-97-registered-to-co-with-ties-to-the-registry/.

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

.Kaufen 4,325; Consulting 3,852; Media 3,438; .Lease 538

Yesterday a bunch of new gTLD’s went into general availability (GA) meaning domain names can be registered live on a first come first serve basis.
Read the article here: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/07/24/this-weeks-new-gtld-1st-day-totals-kaufen-4325-consulting-3852-media-3438-lease-538/.

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

Are you a builder?

The building industry had now its own 3 domain name extensions. Their meaning is descriptive and pretty much the same but much nicer than .COM in the end.
Read the article here: http://gtld.club/2014/07/24/are-you-a-builder/.

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

New domain name '.bar' launched for the bar and club industry

Ben Crawford, CEO of CentralNic and domains.bar, says: "After meetings with our partner Punto 2012 in bars in New York City, Mexico City, Denver, Las Vegas, Munich, Singapore and the Bar municipality in Montenegro, it is a long-awaited pleasure to launch the .bar domain name in London's Long Bar in the company of many leading lights of the adult beverage profession as well as renowned bar flies from the domain name industry".
Read the article here: http://www.fdiforum.net/en/fdi/retail/1201/New-domain-name-%27bar%27-launched-for-the-bar-and-club-industry.htm.

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

What Tools Can You Use to Proactively Protect Your Trademarks as New gTLDs Launch?

Combining the TMCH with a domain name registration alerting service provides a proactive approach to protecting your company’s intellectual property from cybersquatters, fraudsters and other malicious actors seeking to capitalize on the goodwill of your good name. If protecting your company from cybersquatters is a priority, we recommend a proactive approach.
Read the article here: https://blog.cyveillance.com/domains-icann/what-tools-can-you-use-to-proactively-protect-your-trademarks-as-new-gtlds-launch.

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

How Donuts Became The World's Largest Registry Overnight

Since time immemorial, dot-com has been the only top-level domain, or TLD, that’s ever mattered. But now a domain registrar named Donuts has put $58 million into registering new dot-whatever Internet names, making it into the largest domain registrar in the world--overnight. Google is number two with 101 generic top-level domains, or gTLDs in Internet-speak.
Read the article here: http://www.fastcolabs.com/3033464/how-donuts-became-the-worlds-largest-registry-overnight.

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

GOP looks to Web for registration boost

The party on Wednesday launched Register.gop, a website that officials hope will help boost the number of people registering to vote to support Republicans.Read the article here: http://thehill.com/policy/technology/213105-gop-looks-to-web-for-registration-boost.

Soon you can register your .GOP domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

What is .website?

The first true alternative to a.com is here!
.website is not a niche TLD. It’s not designed to represent a vertical industry and it’s not relegated to a specific market sector. It is the first truly generic new gTLD!
Read the article here: http://radixregistry.com/dot-website/sunrise.php?.

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

gTLD’s: Now It Gets Interesting: .Pics, .Pictures, Photo, .Photos

We have been chatting about plural and singular new gTLD’s for a while as well as vertical competition but with the launch of this new domain name extension we can actually start to see what the effect of these different but similar strings have on the new gTLD program.
Read the article here: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/07/23/gtlds-now-it-gets-interesting-pics-pictures-photo-photos/.

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

This is how Google handles new gTLDs

Google supposedly takes several hundred factors into account when evaluating a website. Information on how many individual factors there are in total and how they are weighted, is kept secret by Google. Employees rarely provide information on the algorithms of the search engine.
Read the article here: https://www.worldcloudnews.com/en/news/this-is-how-google-handles-new-gtlds/.

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

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Reconsideration Request 14-10, dot Sport Limited

On 8 November 2013, the Requester filed Request 13-16, seeking reconsideration of the Expert Determination, claiming that the Panel applied the wrong standard in contravention of established ICANN policy or process and the Expert failed to disclose material information relevant to his appointment in violation of established policy or process. On 8 January 2014, the Board Governance Committee ("BGC") denied Request 13-16.
Read the article here: https://www.icann.org/resources/board-material/resolutions-new-gtld-2014-07-18-en.

Soon you can register .SPORT (& .SPORTS) domain names with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

The total number of .XYZ registrations is at over 355,000

The issue was the “Total count of unprocessed Domains:” which is ccurrently showing on .XYZ as 5,443 Domains.
Read the article here: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/07/23/netsol-xyz-registrations-top-300000-back-over-85-of-all-xyz-registrations/.

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

.Tokyo domain name nears 10,000 registrations

Geo domain has a pretty good first day with nearly 10,000 domain name registrations.

Read the article here: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/22/tokyo-domain-name-nears-10000-registrations/.

Brilliant : ICANN soon to consider Regitrants !

ICANN has an exciting new opportunity for a Registrant Services Director. The right person for the role will build a team to develop and maintain a range of services and activities to support the needs of Domain Name Registrants. It involves participation in a number of cross-organizational projects in areas such as registrant rights, contract interpretations and compliance, operations, legal policy definitions and implementation with a strong focus on multi-stakeholder collaboration. This is a full time position reporting to President, Global Domains Division.
Read the article here: https://icann-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=213779&company_id=16025&version=1&source=ONLINE&jobOwner=973076&aid=1.

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

Amazon Settles a New gTLD Contention Set By Private Auction As Donuts Wins .Group

"I believe with 5 applicants this may be the largest contention set to be resolved by a private auction".
Read the article here: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/07/22/amazon-settles-a-new-gtld-contention-set-by-private-auction-as-donuts-wins-group/.

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

“.BANK” Soon to be Operated by fTLD, an FSR & Financial Coalition-Backed Effort

Banks will have a set window of time to apply for their businesses’ personal .bank domain names before they are made available to the public for purchase. .bank is expected to be ready for use in 2015.

Read the article here: http://fsroundtable.org/ftld-closing-securing-insurance/.

.Moe Launches Today & Predicts It Will Have 200 Million Registrations

Of course there are over 113 Million .com registrations so if the registry hit there predicted 200 million registrations it would make the world no longer a .Com world but a .Moe world.
Read the article here: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/07/22/moe-launches-today-predicts-it-will-have-200-million-registrations/.

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

Chinese gTLD Promotion Program Opens a New Era of Chinese Internet

After extending warm congratulations on the opening of “.公司” and “.网络” as the first batch of New gTLDs, Wang Xiujun proposed four opinions on how to develop, utilize and manage the Internet from the perspective of China’s cyberspace development strategy.
Read the article here: http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/rdxw/2014/201407/t20140722_47465.htm.

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

What is the “right” registration price for a new domain name extension?

Of course it wouldn’t be fair for me to write this without sharing my own opinion. First I think a price-range is a fair answer since none of us have a crystal ball. I think the sweet spot is between $20 – $40.
Read the article here: http://morganlinton.com/what-is-the-right-registration-price-for-a-new-domain-name-extension/.

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.BIBLE NEWS — JULY 2014 EDITION

We’ve started a blog series at the .BIBLE Blog for 66 Ideas for .BIBLE Domain Names, with practical ideas for using .BIBLE domain names. When the .BIBLE Registry launches, churches and ministry organizations will be able to register .BIBLE domain names that are more useful, shorter, memorable, and meaningful.
Read the article here: http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=84e4f3953145dff586a6dd7c1&id=4495a323a4&e=14bc4b02e1.

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

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The .MEDIA Domains Taken In Sunrise & EAP

Generally speaking the largest registrants appear to be Fox, the NHL and its member teams, South by Southwest and as you will see we grabbed a few too.
Read the article here: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/07/21/fox-nhl-sxsw-here-are-the-media-domains-taken-in-sunrise-eap/.

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

How Public Comment Works (new gTLDs)

Interested in commenting new gTLDs. Here is the way to do it..
Read the article here: https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/how-2014-03-17-en.

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

Everything You Need to Know About .church

In this ChurchMag Podcast special report, we talk with DJ Chuang about the .church domain name extension that we first talked about clear back in 2012.
Read the article here: http://churchm.ag/dot-church-podcast/.

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

Can The Dot Pharmacy New Generic Domain Be Impartial?

New generic top-level domain names seem set to be a constant source of discussions and dissension. The domain “.pharmacy” has been awarded to a United States pharmacy association with industry backing, stirring concerns among civil society and...
Read the article here: http://www.ip-watch.org/2014/07/21/can-the-dot-pharmacy-new-generic-domain-name-be-impartial/.

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Promotion of New gTLDs into High Gear at Europe's Biggest Digital Marketing Conference

Those attendees will include some of Europe's leading marketers, many of whom represent multi-national businesses. Sedo's goal will be to facilitate a way for their registry partners to reach the right audiences and tell them about the value of domains in general and educate them about the new domain names. For the first time will be a dedicated domain booth at DMEXCO.
Read the article here: http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140721.htm.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

New gTLD’s Pass 1.6 Million Domain Regsitrations

he new gTLD program has passed 1.6 Million domain registrations, with.XYZ leading the way with 343K registrations now well past 100,000 registrations without Network solutions.
Read the article here: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/07/21/new-gtlds-pass-1-6-million-domain-regsitrations/.

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That’s all folks! Final gTLD app gets approved

ICANN has finally finished evaluation all 1,930 new gTLD applications from the 2012 round.
Read the article here: http://domainincite.com/17096-thats-all-folks-final-gtld-app-gets-approved.

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

New Domain Begins With Launch Of .bar & .rest

"Punto 2012, a Mexican-based company, created the .bar and .rest domains to improve the Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and visibility of bars and restaurants".
Read the article here: http://blog.fluidlondon.co.uk/2014/07/new-domain-begins-with-launch-of-bar.html.

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

Focus your website on .CAMERA

This new domain is perfect for camera shops, photographers, retailers, photo sharing sites and anyone else who loves and works with cameras and related services.

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

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Title: .texas Top Level Domain

The State of Texas, acting by and through the Department of Information Resources, is seeking to enter into a contract with one or more Vendors to assist with the Top Level Domain application and upon acquisition of the Domain, provide a managed solution including operation, administration, and marketing of the .texas Top Level Domain. DIR will retain ownership of the .texas Top Level Domain from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numerals (ICANN). DIR expects that the proposed solution will be self-funded and that the revenue will be shared with the State.
Read the article here: http://www.govcb.com/Title-texas-Top-Level-Domain-ADP13280272680000381.htm.

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

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Who's Who in the New Dot Brandscape - And Why Should You Care?

So, brands are definitely interested in new TLDs — and a handful of major industries have jumped into the lead. If you're in any of those verticals, it's time to pay attention. Your competitors may be giving your customers new ways to reach out, learn and buy from them.
Read the article here: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140718_whos_who_in_the_new_dot_brandscape_and_why_should_you_care/.

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

Don’t Overlook Cost, Security and Reliability Risks

While the most critical areas around new gTLDs may appear to involve the customer trust and experience, in reality, the back-end issues – especially website availability, reliability and security – are equally important.Read the article here: http://www.score.org/blog/2014/aliana-marino/new-gtlds-dont-overlook-cost-security-and-reliability-risks.

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Minds + Machines nixes Priority Reservation System after registrars complain

Minds + Machines has nixed its Priority Reservation System for new top level domain names after registrars questioned aspects of the program.
Read the article here: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/18/minds-machines-nixes-priority-reservation-system-after-registrars-complain/.

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

.LGBT, .Spiegel and .Bloomberg

The three new gTLDs delegated :
  1. .LGBT
  2. .Spiegel
  3. .Bloomberg.

Read the article here: http://www.domainnews.com/three-other-new-gtlds-delegated-lgbt-spiegel-and-bloomberg.html.

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

New Domain Names to Eradicate Need for Search Engines?

Following the launch of thousands of new generic top level domains (gTLDs), brand protection company Netnames has uncovered a significant change in browsing habits.Read the article here: http://performancein.com/news/2014/07/04/new-domain-names-eradicate-need-search-engines/.

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

Friday, July 18, 2014

Sedo Runs A .Club Domain Name Campaign

The link in the email takes you to the list of 6,367 .club domains that the .club registry is selling at Sedo. This list has all the premium registry reserved domains.
Read the article here: http://onlinedomain.com/2014/07/17/news/sedo-runs-a-club-domain-name-campaign/.

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

New gTLD 1st Day Registration

After the first day of general availability, including any Sunrise registrations and registrations taken in the Early Access Program here are the totals:
  • .Exchange 1,252
  • .Capital 909
  • .Moda 724
  • .Gripe 212
  • .Engineering 142.

Read the article here: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/07/17/new-gtld-1st-day-registration-exchange-1252-capital-909-moda-724-gripe-212-engineering-142/.

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

$80,000 Domain Name “Trade.Domains” Only Has A $125 Bid At Flippa

The Flippa auction that features Trade.Domains and 20 others ends in less than an hour. The highest bid so far is $125 and the reserve has not been met.
Read the article here: http://onlinedomain.com/2014/07/17/news/80000-domain-name-trade-domains-only-has-a-125-bid-at-flippa/.

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

After 8 Months I Finally Get A Notice On The New gTLD Paid Orders With Minds+Machines

At the time we noted that what MindsandMachines.com says about these domain name registrations which are live on their site: “This is Not an “Expression of Interest” but a real reservation. The master list of reservations is kept by the registry, the authoritative source.
Read the article here: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/07/17/after-8-months-i-finally-get-a-notice-on-the-new-gtld-paid-orders-with-mindsmachines/.

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

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Crypto Currency Supporters Spend Some Serious Coin Registering .Exchange Domains

The new gTLD .Exchange moved into general availability today (you can register it now at most domain name registrars) and it appears some very good domain names were taken in Sunrise and during the Early Access Program (EAP) at premium prices.
Read the article here: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/07/16/crypto-currency-supporters-spend-some-serious-coin-registering-exchange-domains/.

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

Dot-brands get another year to sign ICANN contract

ICANN has offered dot-brand gTLD applicants the ability to delay the signing of their Registry Agreements until July 29, 2015, nine months later than under the former process.
Read the article here: http://domainincite.com/17089-dot-brands-get-another-year-to-sign-icann-contract.

You can't register your .BRAND at GoDaddy byt you can secure your .COMPANY domain names with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Dot Wine and the Fear of Change

"Of course, the neo-prohibitionists in the French government already bent on ensuring that the word vin never appears on the Web had a field day describing the impending apocalypse of underage drinking and alcohol poisoning that would result from the usage of these particular Generic Top Level Domain Names".
Read the article here: http://www.vinography.com/archives/2014/07/dot_wine_and_the_fear_of_chang.html.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

.Wien Has 4,657 Domain Registrations After Its 1st Day

Yesterday 15th of July the .Wien new domain name extension entered general availability. Vienna (Wien in German) is the capital and largest city of Austria.
Read the article here: http://onlinedomain.com/2014/07/16/news/wien-has-4657-domain-registrations-after-its-1st-day/.

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

Fraudulent ICANN Domain Name Certificates

It has been brought to ICANN's attention that some online entities have attempted to sell fraudulent "certificates", which they claim are required to protect generic top-level domain names.
Read the article here: https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-07-15-en.

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

Will new TLDs get a second wind?

Most new top level domain names are struggling to break even the 10,000 domain name barrier. Many applicants tell me they aren’t worried; it’s the long game. That’s true for many of them, especially the portfolio applicants.
Read the article here: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/15/will-new-tlds-get-a-second-wind/.

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

Brand your website as a hub with a .social domain name

Being a social butterfly isn’t easy. OK, that’s not true at all. For me, it’s very easy. It’s second nature actually. I probably don’t know how to be any other type of me. So, I’m sure you can imagine how excited I was when I heard about the new.social gTLD. It was as though someone was thinking of me and simply wanted to make me happy.
Read the article here: https://garage.godaddy.com/smallbusiness/launch/brand-website-hub-social-domain-name/.

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

The Biggest Registrant of .Bar Domain Names So Far Is .Bar

Out of the 2,836 .Bar domain names registered, 1,602 or over 56% were registered by the registry.
Read the article here: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/07/15/the-biggest-registrant-of-bar-domain-names-so-far-is-bar/.

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

Domain name auction services should rethink auto extensions

Now, a bid placed in the last four minutes of an auction will reset the clock to five minutes; a bid placed between the four and five minute marks will increase the clock by one minute.
Read the article here: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/15/domain-name-auction-services-should-rethink-auto-extensions/.

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

Why Most Startups Haven’t Heard Of “The New gTLDs”

"So I conducted a little survey. I asked 20 startup founders if they knew about the “new gTLDs” only two had any idea what I was talking about. I asked 20 different startup founders if they knew about the “new domain name extensions” and eighteen of them knew what I was talking about. We’ve been speaking in riddles and the only ones who know what we are talking about is, well, us!"
Read the article here: http://morganlinton.com/why-most-startups-havent-heard-of-the-new-gtlds/.

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

Largest Russian Search Engine Yandex Preparing To Launch .Yandex

“We do not plan to open a paid registry in the .yandex,” the spokesperson said, adding that all current information will be represented in the zone: “our search engines, our services and information on the Yandex company.”Read the article herehttp://www.thedomains.com/2014/07/15/largest-russian-search-engine-yandex-preparing-to-launch-yandex/

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

ICANN publishes updates to the Specification 13 Process and Application Form

These updates are results of discussions between ICANN and the Brand Registry Group regarding concerns from the Brand Registry Group that Brands do not have adequate time to execute the New gTLD Registry Agreement.
Read the article here: https://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-2-15jul14-en.

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

Stève Israel Member of Congress about .WINE & .VIN

Although prominent Wine regions around the world are concerned about the release ofthe new domain names, small regions like Long Island will be particularly affected because, unlike their colleagues in Napa or Champagne,they simply do not have the means to engage in costly legal battles to defend their geographic identities globally.
Read the article here: http://gtld.club/2014/07/16/steve-israel-member-of-congress-about-wine-vin/.

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

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Governing the Net: .wine makes France aggressive

What caused the French to chuck a wobbly is the recent decision by ICANN to authorise the .vin and .wine generic top-level domain (gTLDs) names. They fear that move could undermine international agreements to restrict labelling for products such as champagne and other geographically-specific goods.
Read the article here: http://www.aspistrategist.org.au/governing-the-net-wine-makes-france-aggressive/.

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YES: Scotland declares independence ... from the dot co dot uk empire

Anyone living in the People's Republic of Salmond can now manually secede from their Tory overlords in Westminster by choosing a new .scot suffix.
Read the article here: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/07/15/scotland_declares_digital_offensive_from_the_the_evil_dot_co_dot_uk/.

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

New gTLDs - Opportunity or Threat?

As anyone involved in the online space who has not been living in a cave for the last few years will know, we are currently involved in the biggest change in the topology of the Internet since its inception. Over the next two years, over six hundred new generic names spaces will be made available in which to register domains, so the possibility to have yourbrand.clothing, yourbrand.london and yourbrand.app is very real.
Read the article here: http://digitalmarketingmagazine.co.uk/articles/new-gtlds-opportunity-or-threat/770.

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

4 Reasons to Move from .COM to Your .BRAND Domain

Running a new campaign or customer event? Goodbye odd names, long names, and awkward juxtapositions. Adioswww.mybrand.com/salesmarathon. Hello brand-specific, product-directed names that are way more customer-friendly and make instant sense.
Read the article here: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140714_four_reasons_to_move_from_com_to_your_brand_domain/.

Soon, my new .BRAND sponsor (service provider) to appear HERE

New .WINE and .VIN TLDs : a major trade conflict?

The forthcoming launch of an array of new top-level domains includes both .wine and .vin—something winemakers are worried could dilute their regionally focused brands. And with France involved, the situation is threatening to turn into something of an international trade crisis.Read the article here: http://associationsnow.com/2014/07/conflict-wine-ferments-trade-groups-france-icann/.

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The GAC has issued further advice to the ICANN Board

The Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) has issued further advice to the ICANN Board in the GAC London Communiqué regarding New gTLD applications. The New gTLD advice in the London Communiqué related to Section 3.1 of the Applicant Guidebook is further to the contents of the Beijing, Durban, Buenos Aires, and Singapore Communiqués.
Read the article here: http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-14jul14-en.

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.moscow beats .москва 22-to-1 in sunrise

The concurrent sunrise periods of .moscow and .москва have unsurprisingly seen the Latin-script new gTLD trounce the Cyrillic version.
Read the article here: http://domainincite.com/17071-moscow-beats-%D0%BC%D0%BE%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B2%D0%B0-22-to-1-in-sunrise.

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

> Aerospace Meets Cyberspace: Aviation and the New gTLDs

Interestingly, Round 1 of the gTLD saw only one objection to a flight-related gTLD application, and it was ultimately unsuccessful. It will be interesting to see whether, and if so how, the aviation and aerospace communities are preparing themselves for round 2 of the new gTLDs.
Read the article here: http://digilaw.edwardswildman.com/blog.aspx?entry=5418.

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

Minds + Machines Issues 740K Shares + $138K To Antony Van Couvering

Antony Van Couvering now has 898,674 ordinary shares representing 0.11 per cent. of the issued share capital of the Company.
Read the article here: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/07/14/minds-machines-issues-740k-shares-138k-to-antony-van-couvering/.

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

Protection Of Domain Name As A Trademark

Yes, domain names can also be registered and protected as trademarks or service marks at the national and international levels, provided that the domain names do satisfy all conditions to be duly registered and protected like the trademark and service marks.
Read the article here: http://www.mondaq.com/india/x/327272/Trademark/Protection+of+Domain+Name+As+A+Trademark.

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New TLDs this week: .Bar, .Gripe, .Moda and more

.Wien (the German word for Vienna) launches with solid registrar coverage in Europe. Pricing ranges from $35-60 at the registrars I checked.
Read the article here: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/14/new-tlds-this-week-bar-gripe-moda-and-more/.

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

.GOP Has About 1,900 Registrations; ClayAiken.GOP; SaraPalin.Gop; Trump.GOP

One person talked about as a possible GOP Presidential candidate for 2016, that didn’t get registered by the party or anyone else is JebBush.GOP the domain is not available but the whois says it is not registered, same with Bush.GOP.
Read the article here: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/07/14/gop-has-about-1900-registrations-clayaiken-gop-sarapalin-gop-trump-gop/.

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The top 35 most-popular new gTLD sites

New gTLDs have been on the market for months now, and the slow process of building out sites is underway.
Read the article here: http://domainincite.com/17058-the-top-35-most-popular-new-gtld-sites.

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

Leverage the ‘Bus Theory’ to pick a memorable domain

Christopher Ambler is a Senior Architect at GoDaddy who writes sleek, performant, low-overhead Java and Scala code. In his copious spare time he can be found playing poker or listening to progressive music not in 4/4 time.
Read the article here: https://garage.godaddy.com/smallbusiness/launch/leverage-bus-theory-pick-memorable-domain-name/?linkId=8816746.

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

Monday, July 14, 2014

50th ICANN Meeting- Discussions on gTLDs and Net Governance, But No Conclusions

As a country to which the wine industry is extremely important, France seeks to protect the Industry from the added costs involved in registering/purchasing gTLDs in order to protect their brand (France in fact is so against US Hegemony in Internet Governance that the French Senate has recently released a report outlining a strategy to restructure the internet and form a World Internet Council to whom the World ICANN would be accountable. The report is unfortunately in French).
Read the article here: http://www6.lexisnexis.com/publisher/EndUser?Action=UserDisplayFullDocument&orgId=102898&topicId=235950015&docId=l:2163177387&isRss=true&Em=4&md5=&sendDate=20140713.

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

.XYZ Debuts on RegstrarStats.com As The 8th Most Registered Top Level Domain Extension

his is the first day I have seen .XYZ stats picked up by RegistrarStats.com which shows .XYZ picking up over 4,000 registrations and the only one of the now top 8 to pick up net registrations (of course .XYZ does not have deletions yet).
Read the article here: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/07/13/xyz-debuts-on-regstrarstats-com-as-the-8th-most-registered-top-level-domain-extension/.

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Winemakers leery of proposed domain names

“We agree with the wine industry folks in Europe and California that this renaming issue would confuse the public to our industry’s detriment,” said James King, co-owner and general manager of King Family Vineyards in Albemarle County.
Read the article here: http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/winemakers-leery-of-proposed-domain-names/article_4cfa47a6-0a1c-11e4-b431-0017a43b2370.html.

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Where Are the Registrars With New gTLDs on the Mobile Web?

I sure hope the mobile experience for registering new gTLDs will be improved by more registrars soon, as the dot-brands and non-industry people become aware of the wonderful opportunity that is upon us with the 100s of new gTLDs already available and the many 100s more to come.
Read the article here: http://www.lastminutegeek.com/english/107-circleid/1144100-where-are-the-registrars-with-new-gtlds-on-the-mobile-web.html.

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New gTLD Domain Registrations

While Network Solutions is still responsible for the vast majority of domain name registrations of .XYZ,, Netsol share of .XYZ total registrations have fallen below 80%. Discounting all Network Solutions registrations, .XYZ still has around 65,000 registrations which would put it a virtual tie with .Guru.
Read the article here: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/07/12/new-gtld-domain-registrations-pass-1-5-million/.

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Is 3,500 domains a slow start or good start?

I think it’s quite respectable compared to other TLDs. Many are coming on the market with about 1,000 registrations. Some that have been out for a long time still haven’t hit 3,500 names in the zone file, for example .computer, .build, .recipes.
Read the article here: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/11/is-3500-domains-a-slow-start-or-good-start/.

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

.CLUB Featured By German Broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) During ICANN 50

During the ICANN 50 meeting in London, the .CLUB team was visited by a crew from Germany’s leading International broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) who was there to cover the way web addresses are changing and diversifying. Click on the link above to watch the video report.
Read the article here: http://onlinedomain.com/2014/07/11/news/club-featured-by-german-broadcaster-deutsche-welle-dw-during-icann-50/.

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New gTLDs, same attacks

The new gTDLS were recently approved by ICANN and registrars are already offering them as a solution to those bored with the traditional .com or .org and who want more possibilities when registering internet domains. You should be prepared to see websites like"funny.dance"or "joe.dentist"or even "my.creditcard".
Read the article here: https://securelist.com/blog/incidents/64555/new-gtlds-same-attacks/.

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The World of gTLDs — Infographic

With more than 150,000,000 gTLDS registered and still counting, the domain name industry just never ceases to amaze. The inception of the new gTLDs has added fuel to this growing industry and most importantly given more choice to you. It’s time you enter the world of gTLDs and take a close look at the rapidly emerging gTLD namespace with the help of this infographic.
Read the article here: https://medium.com/@BigRock/the-world-of-gtlds-infographic-82f3fb6c0203.

Singular and plural top-level domains: Are you confused yet?

The more domain strings are released on the Internet, the more confusing the new generic Top-Level Domain (new gTLD) program becomes for businesses that want to build their online presence. Not only do companies struggle to determine which gTLD to choose from the many options that might seem relevant to their business, they now have to choose between singular and plural versions of the same string.
Read the article here: http://www.networkworld.com/article/2452743/cisco-subnet/singular-and-plural-top-level-domains-are-you-confused-yet.html.

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Napa winemakers fight expansion of Internet addresses

Various governmental policies regulate the use of place names in wine marketing, including Napa County’s “75 percent rule” for local grape content and the European Union’s requirement that sparkling wine come from France’s Champagne winemaking region to be labeled as such. Without proper oversight of domain names, though, much of their work defending product identities could be undone.
Read the article here: http://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/napa-winemakers-fight-expansion-of-internet-addresses/article_557ac29c-2433-53f2-99fb-f1a235c2ff30.html.

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.Services domain name up to 4,600

Donuts launched .services, its only domain name to come out of the Early Access phase this week. It added roughly 4,000 domain names on the first day to hit 4,584.
Read the article here: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/10/dot-services-dot-pub/.

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

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Want to register chickens.wtf? Now’s your chance

There are more new top-level domains coming in the future, too. ICANN is continuing to review applications for certain TLDs, and others that it has already approved will be entering the market soon.
Read the article here: http://www.geekwire.com/2014/want-register-chickens-wtf-nows-chance/.

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New .FAIL is coming - .SERVICES is here

Though Donuts operates hundreds of gTLDs, including .singles, .cool, .exposed, .fish, .wtf, .fail, .gripe, and .life, alongside several foreign language gTLDs such as .tiajes, the company is especially excited about .services.
Read the article here: http://www.cruxialcio.com/services-deals-fail-among-29-new-top-level-domain-names-8909.

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

Retail brands register their own top-level domains

Retailers such as Wal-Mart, Target and Gap now have the rights to create web sites that end in .walmart, .target and .gap.
Read the article here: http://www.internetretailer.com/2014/07/08/retail-brands-register-their-own-top-level-domains.

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Slow start for .christmas with under 500 sales

Uniregistry’s latest new gTLDs .christmas and .blackfriday seem to have stumbled out of the gates, both amassing fewer than 500 registrations in their first full day of general availability.
Read the article here: http://domainincite.com/17041-slow-start-for-christmas-with-under-500-sales.

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

Protecting a Brand in the New Era of Generic Top-Level Domains

Recently, however, five main players have emerged as the major owners and/or guardians of gTLDs, each offering a different package of rights protection mechanisms.
Read the article here: http://www.retaillawadvisor.com/2014/07/09/take-cover-protecting-a-brand-in-the-new-era-of-generic-top-level-domains/.

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The American Council on Education successful in URS regarding GED.XYZ

The American Council on Education just won a Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) on the the domain name Ged.xyz. The domain name was owned by Information Services Inc.
Read the article here: http://morganlinton.com/the-american-council-on-education-succesful-in-urs-against-ged-xyz/.

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Investing in new TLDs? Hope for modest, not great, success of program

Early investors in new top level domain names might get a better return if new TLDs as a whole are a mediocre success instead of a home run.
Read the article here: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/09/investing-in-new-tlds/.

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

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Frank Schilling beats IBM in domain dispute

Frank Schilling’s North Sound Names, the company under which he registers premium domains in his new TLDs, has defended two such domain names from a URS filed by IBM.
Read the article here: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/08/frank-schilling-beats-ibm-in-domain-dispute/.

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

Introduction of Two-Character Domain Names for .DEALS, XN--FJQ720A, .CITY, .XYZ, .COLLEGE, .GOP, .TRADE, .WEBCAM, .BID, .HEALTHCARE, .WORLD, .BAND

To obtain community input on the proposed amendments to the Registry Agreements of several registry operators. The proposed Amendments are to implement a new registry service that would permit the introduction of two-character domain names for registration in the new gTLDnamespace resulting from the recently approved Registry Services Evaluation Process (RSEP) requests.
Read the article here: https://www.icann.org/public-comments/two-char-new-gtld-2014-07-08-en.

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

With 565 Domains Taken In Sunrise & EAP .Services Appears To Be A Winner

We have chatted about the last few weeks that no new gTLD produced any big 1st day registration numbers, but based on the activity I’m seeing in the Zone file it looks like .Services will be pretty successful.
Read the article here: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/07/08/with-565-domains-taken-in-sunrise-eap-services-appears-to-be-a-winner/.

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

gTLD Launch Schedule

Below please find the latest schedule for new gTLDs. The list of gTLDs below only includes gTLDs that are still in sunrise. We are committed to providing our clients with the most up-to-date information regarding the new gTLD program. As new information becomes available on the new gTLDs, we will update the below schedule.
Read the article here: http://www.kenyon.com/NewsEvents/Publications/2014/7-7-gTLD-Launch-Schedule.aspx.

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Pinyin to beat IDN? .wang ready to overtake .在线

The .wang gTLD has seen great success, relatively, in its first week of general availability, crossing the 30,000 mark yesterday and entering the top 10 new gTLDs by registration volume.
Read the article here: http://domainincite.com/17036-pinyin-to-beat-idn-wang-ready-to-overtake-%E5%9C%A8%E7%BA%BF.

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.Christmas & .Blackfriday Just Launched & The Extensions Seem To Be Very Lightly Reserved

Of course Merry.Christmas and Santa.Christmas and thenightbefore.christmas are reserved but going through a couple of hundred domains yesterday I ran into very few reserved domains.
Read the article here: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/07/08/christmas-blackfriday-just-launched-the-extensions-seem-to-be-very-lightly-reserved/.

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

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

L’Icann face aux AOC : comment le .vin a tourné au vinaigre

Le combat du vigneron français contre l’institution multinationale sous domination américaine. Le match semble déséquilibré mais l’affiche est politiquement porteuse pour des ministres hexagonaux à la recherche de produits d’appel. Retour sur les dessous de l’affaire des .vin et .wine qui voit la France menacer de quitter l’Icann.

Read the article here: http://www.silicon.fr/licann-face-aux-aoc-comment-vin-tourne-vinaigre-95481.html

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.GOP Was Supposed To Go Live Today But You Can’t Register One

Today was the day where you were suppose to be able to go and register a .GOP domain name for $20.16 on a first come, first served basis.
.GOP like all new gTLD’s, were required and held a Sunrise period.
Read the article here: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/07/07/gop-was-suppose-to-go-live-today-but-you-cant-register-one/.

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Introducing the New .ORGANIC Domain: A Trusted, Credible Space for Organic Products on the Web

The worldwide organic movement is growing rapidly as people seek healthier lifestyles. Until now, however, it has been difficult to find genuine organic products and services on the Internet because .com and other Web addresses are not screened for authenticity. With the launch of .ORGANIC, the Internet will now have a special "organic" address, making it easier for Internet users to find bona fide organic products and services.
Read the article here: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140707_introducing_the_new_dot_organic_domain_for_organic_products/.

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Leading Restaurants and Bars Rush to Reserve .REST and .BAR Domains Before the General Public

With Only One Week Before .REST and .BAR Domains Are Publicly Available, Many High Profile Restaurants, Bars and Brands Have Staked Their Claims on Generic Top Level Domains Designed for the Restaurant Industry.
Read the article here: http://www.fortmilltimes.com/2014/07/07/3590128/leading-restaurants-and-bars-rush.html.

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The Namejet .Global Domain Auction Closes In 48 Hours & Reserves Have Been Lowered

Following on the heels of the highly successful Live .Global auction held in London during ICANN where over $63,000 in .Global domain names sold, the remaining domains that didn’t sell are at auction at Namejet.com. As of publication, out of the 47 domain names in the auction all but 11 have opening bids. The auction closes on Wednesday starting at 3PM EST/ 12PM PST.
Read the article here: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/07/07/the-namejet-global-domain-auction-closes-in-48-hours-reserves-have-been-lowered/.

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Monday, July 7, 2014

ICANN Updates New gTLD Collision Auction Schedule; Here Is The New 2014 Schedule

ICANN will hold a Last Resort Auction for new gTLD strings that had more than one application and which have not settled the contention through private auctions or otherwise.
Read the article here: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/07/07/icann-updates-new-gtld-collision-auction-schedule-here-is-the-new-2014-schedule/.

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