Friday, October 31, 2014

Research suggests consumers are ready to embrace new domain names

Extract: For those seeking more information on the survey results, the DNA’s State of the Domains publication has a more detailed breakdown, while over on thedomains.com there is both useful analysis and a link to a 75-slide breakdown of the results.

Source: http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/Blog/detail.aspx?g=98d12609-a49e-4338-a05b-572bd8e59d27.

Grab your new .CLUB domain name at Uniregistry.

.МОСКВА и .MOSCOW

Extract: Основной интерес для проекта представляет бизнес-аудитория. Нам было нужно найти точки пересечения между ее интересами, преимуществами ведения бизнеса в Москве и возможностями новой доменной зоны.

Source: http://welovescience.ru/moscow-domains.

Register your .MOSCOW domain name with...well I am not sure...

Startup.club Launches to Help Entrepreneurs Get Access to Great .CLUB Premium Domains

Extract from the article:

The new program for entrepreneurs which includes a payment plan for premium .CLUB domain names valued at more than $20,000 each, allows qualified businesses to spread payments over 10 years, interest free. In addition to payment plans for premium names, approved Startup.club members will have access to marketing and promotional support by the .CLUB registry.

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/10/31/startup-club-launches-to-help-entrepreneurs-get-access-to-great-club-premium-domains/.

Register your .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

Let's welcome the first naturally indexed .WEBCAM website

Extract: As the company behind one of the largest new gTLD registry management businesses, Domain Venture Partners fully supports this ground-breaking project and looks forward to working with A-Domains to support its future content network expansion with web addresses from its other domain name registries such as .SCIENCE, .PARTY, .CRICKET, .LOAN, .WIN, .MEN, .DATE, .ACCOUNTANT, .RACING, .FAITH, .REVIEW and .DOWNLOAD”.

Source: http://cardiff.webcam/registry.

Register your .WEBCAM domain name with Uniregistry.

Why I don’t want to be a .REALTOR (new gTLD)

Extract: NAR will let me buy “teresaboardman.realtor” or “sellTeresa.realtor.” Unless I point my .realtor domain name to my own website, it will direct traffic to a realtor.com “profile website.”
I think I’ll just stick with my .com domains.

Source: http://www.inman.com/2014/10/30/why-i-dont-want-to-be-a-realtor/.

Do REALTORS have a club ? Check it out at Uniregistry.

Does auctioning off a new gTLD to the highest bidder set up failure?

Extract: When an auction is used to resolve a new top level domain name contention set, the company with the highest perceived value of the domain name gets it. That makes sense. But does it mean the other applicants were all wrong in their calculations of how much the TLD was worth?.

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/30/does-auctioning-off-a-new-tld-to-the-highest-bidder-set-up-failure/.

Register your .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

".OOO owner isn’t just crazy, it’s a misinformation machine"

Extract: Then yesterday I read a The Economic Times article that says Infibeam’s CEO told it “all 34,000 global brands registered with the Trademark Clearing House from over 100 countries have purchased the dotooo domain name from Infibeam”. This is simply not true. For the record, I count just 222 domain names in .ooo’s zone file.

Sourcehttp://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/30/ooo-infinibeam/.

Register your .OOO domain name with Uniregistry.

New gTLD domain name registrations passed the 3 million mark today

Extract: If we look at the 15 most registered new gTLD we will find around 377K .XYZ domain names that were given away by NetworkSolutions to its customers; 50% or so of .Berlin’s 152K registrations were given away for free.

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/10/30/new-gtlds-top-3-million-domain-names-as-realtor-moves-into-5-with-78k-free-registrations/.

Register your .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

A profitable Registry (.LUXURY new gTLD)

Extract: New .LUXURY domain names are open to all, just like the majority of all other new domains. Selling domain names is difficult, in particular when there are so many new domain name extensions launching at the same time. A good idea to make a Registry profitable in Round two of the ICANN new gTLD program could be to click on the link below and read what is next.

Source: http://gtld.club/2014/10/30/a-profitable-registry-new-gtlds/.

Register your .LUXURY domain name with Uniregistry.

Letter from Fadi Chehadé to French Axelle Lemaire

We are happy to read that persons "in charge" read our documents submitted to ICANN in 2013.

Extract "The parties involved are now working on devising a mechanism which would offer protections to a reserved list of names ("Geographical Indications and Appellations of Origin are easy to protect: stick to the official databases), which would be contractually protected through ICANN’s registry agreement, along with a set of rules around how those names could be distributed to parties that have interests in and the rights to them.

Source: https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/chehade-to-lemaire-2014-10-22-en.

Soon, register your .WINE domain name with Uniregistry.

.OOO CEO Predicts over 2M registrations in first year

Extract: I think this just might be how .OOO plans to get over the 2M mark in over a year. So I’m scratching my head a bit less but at the same time I’m wondering, can they really pull it off?.

Source: http://morganlinton.com/ooo-ceo-predicts-over-2m-registrations-in-their-first-year/.

Soon, you can register your .OOO domain name with Uniregistry.

Release of new gTLDs uncorks a wave of criticism

Extract: The major concern with the release of .vin and .wine gTLDs, which are available on first in first served basis, is the potential for unrelated parties to deliberately misrepresent their association with particular wine regions, for example, bordeaux.wine, and for consumers to be misled into believing there is a connection with the region. Wine producers consider the new gTLDs fail to protect “geographical indications” (GIs) and may ultimately weaken their significance and erode the reputation of these well-known regions.

Source: http://www.baldwins.com/release-of-new-gtlds-uncorks-a-wave-of-criticism/.

Soon, register your .WINE domain names with Uniregistry.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

.bank and Other Domain Names to Open for Financial Institutions... And Others

Extract: Financial gTLDs will provide a designated space for legitimate banks and financial service institutions to establish themselves as trusted members of the banking community to target content towards clients, companies and consumers in the field of financial and commercial transactions, secured online banking and related services. There will be a limited time that applicants will be able to seek registration within these specialized gTLD extensions.

Source: http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/bank-and-other-domain-names-to-open-for-72777/.

Join the club and register your .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

ICANN Los Angeles Recap Webinar

When:

Join Domain Management and gTLD Experts, Elisa Cooper and Matt Serlin of MarkMonitor for guidance on navigating this complex environment.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET.

Source: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141028_icann_los_angeles_recap_webinar/.

.XYZ harnesses the power of .Com to promote its domain names

Extract: Regardless of what you think about its approach, I’ve got to hand it to .xyz. The top level domain is trying a bunch of creative marketing and sales tactics.

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/27/xyz-harnesses-the-power-of-com-to-promote-its-domain-names/.

Register your .XYZ domain name with Uniregistry.

Summary of the Registration Operations Association Workshop

Open questions:
  • Which of the proposed items should we first focus on, and how do we prioritize these and new items?
  • What topics should we discuss?
  • Where and when should we meet?
  • What kind of secretariat support do we need? How much does it cost?
  • Are sponsors available to cover the cost of the secretariat and workshop expenses?
Join your colleagues in addressing the community's operational challenges by subscribing to the regops mailing list. Verisign looks forward to working with the global registration operations community and invites co-sponsors for two possible workshops in 2015.

Source: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141028_summary_of_the_registration_operations_association_workshop/.

Register your .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Afilias wants to do the .ROLEX new gTLD

I wonder how many phone calls ROLEX received to do its .ROLEX new gTLD.

What was said about .WINE during ICANN51 (Los Angeles)

Extract: "And what we're concerned with here, obviously, is .WINE and .VIN; that wine shouldn't be treated like any other widget. Wine is the ultimate product of place; right? And so it needs to be treated uniquely and differently, and there needs to be some sort of protection mechanisms on .WINE and .VIN for the wine-growing regions that have built up this .brand integrity and the reputation of those regions as well as for the consumers that rely on them when they're making their decision".

Source: http://gtld.club/2014/10/28/what-was-said-about-wine-during-icann51-los-angeles/.

Wine clubs register their .CLUB domain names with Uniregistry.

Amazon.com trademark might tip off plans for new top level domain names

Extract: What does Amazon.com plan to do with top level domain names it is the registry for? Does it still plan to earmark them for just Amazon.com’s use? Is it just for defensive purposes? Or will it promote them to consumers.

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/28/amazon-trademark-new-tlds/.

Register your .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

.Feedback plans to bundle feedback platform with domain names

Extract: The platform would mean that .feedback registrants could almost instantaneously launch a site on their domain names with a full-fledged feedback system. They could just register the domain and then log in to set up the site.

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/28/feedback-plans-to-bundle-feedback-platform-with-domain-names/.

Soon, you can register your .FEEDBACK domain name with Uniregistry.

New .SITE : did Google participate in a private auction?

Extract: Particularly interesting is that Google was in the contention set for .site. To my knowledge, the company has been a holdout for participating in private resolution of new TLD contention sets. If Google is now participating, this means many more new TLDs will be resolved without going to ICANN’s auctions of last resort.

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/28/radix-gets-site-did-google-participate-in-a-private-auction/.

Soon, register your .SITE domain name with Uniregistry.

You can now get a .organic Web address. So should you?

Extract: The potential benefits of having a dot-organic website are obvious: It would enforce association of certain brand names with the organic label while also helping consumers identify the “real” organic products on the Internet. But there are logistical concerns: How will the organic TLD be regulated? How much will it cost companies? Will the integrity of organic be preserved?

Source: http://newhope360.com/should-you-have-dot-organic-website.

Register your .ORGANIC domain name with Uniregistry.

Monday, October 27, 2014

HEXONET is excited to announce that it will launch the brand new geographic TLD, .PARIS

Extract: Paris will be among the first cities in the world, alongside New York and London, to be delegated its own top-level domain name. Being part of this first wave means to innovate and help build from the start, together with the City of Paris, the history and the identity of the new Parisian digital territory.

Source: http://blog.hexonet.net/node/173.

Soon, register your .PARIS domain name with Uniregistry.

Amazon outbids Google for .spot domain, shells out $2.2M

Extract: The Seattle online giant outbid Google on Wednesday in a top-level domain auction, paying $2.2 million for .spot. Per an agreement with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), Amazon will now be able to administer the domain and use .spot to further its own products, or potentially sell it to other commerce-conscious folks who want to register websites.

Source: http://www.geekwire.com/2014/amazon-outbids-google-shells-2-2m-spot-domain/.

Register your .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

The .CLUB Registry: an example to follow for Round two of the ICANN new gTLD program

Extract: Many new gTLD applicants had some good ideas but none of them knew that they would be so many to have these exactly same ideas so how did .CLUB proceed to appear as different, compared to other Registries?

Sourcehttp://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20141027150303-1289629-the-club-registry-an-example-to-follow-for-round2-of-the-icann-new-gtld-program.

Register your .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

This week’s new TLD launch

Extract: Saarland is a German state. The domain name launches on Thursday for about $30 retail.

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/27/this-weeks-new-tld-launch/.

On day, you might be able to register your .SAARLAND domain name with Uniregistry.

COM LAUDE Newsletter is out for October 2014 (new gTLDs)

Contents:
  1. New gTLDs Launched/Announced
    1. Zodiac Registry - .集团 (.xn--3bst00m – Chinese for “conglomerate/group”) and .我爱你 (.xn--6qq986b3xl – Chinese for “I love you”)
    2. .HOW 
    3. .WHOSWHO
    4. .VEGAS Premium 
  2. New gTLDs Currently
  3. Closing Soon 
  4. New gTLDs Delegated
  5. New gTLDs Signed 
  6. Most Popular new gTLDs

The CEO Registry: the .Club TLD is becoming a “community of communities”

Extract: If you are a CEO Registry Member involved in something inspiring let us know and we will share your good work with the global CEO network.

Source: http://gtld.club/2014/10/27/the-club-tld-is-becoming-a-community-of-communities/.

Register your .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

Exclusive Global Distribution Rights for the new Top-Level Domain .DESIGN

Extract: CentralNic plc (AIM:CNIC), the Internet platform business which derives revenues from the global sale of domain names, today announces that its client Top Level Design LLC (“Top Level Design”), has succeeded in beating seven other companies to successfully acquire the rights to the new Top-Level Domain (“TLD”) .DESIGN. CentralNic has subsequently been awarded exclusive global distribution rights to .DESIGN domain names.

The .DESIGN TLD will initially be made available to trademark holders in Q1 2015 and will become available to the general public for purchase in Q2 2015, serving many substantial industries including lighting design, landscape design, sound design, software design, and a myriad of curatorial and creative fields.

Soon, register your .DESIGN domain name with Uniregistry.

Verisign’s .net is on the rocks due to new gTLDs

Extract: As .com buyers start to see more and more options for duplicative or defensive registrations in their shopping carts, they’re going to be less likely to grab the .net to match their .com, in my opinion.

Source: http://domainincite.com/17573-is-the-free-ride-over-for-verisigns-net.

Clubs using a .NET domain name to change to a .CLUB with Uniregistry.

OVH ha da poco ottenuto l’approvazione del lancio deldominio .ovh dall’ICANN

Extract: È il 2009, quando Octave Klaba annuncia il lancio del dominio .ovh sul mercato e ottiene in meno di 24 ore oltre 22.000 registrazioni. Qualche ora dopo, svela lo scherzo. Ma il positivo numero di riscontri ricevuto nelle prime 24 ore, 22.000 rischieste circa, convinse tuttavia l’azienda a presentare richiesta ufficiale all’ICANN per poter offrire realmente il dominio .ovh.

Source: http://www.pionero.it/2014/10/25/ovh-lancia-la-sua-estensione-gratis-per-primi-50-000-iscritti/.

ICANN’s Haul From Just 7 Last Resort New gTLD Auctions Tops $26 Million

Extract: There have only been 7 new gTLD’s last resort auctions including the first one for an IDN which sold for $600,000 and the three that sold this week.

Sourcehttp://www.thedomains.com/2014/10/25/icanns-haul-from-just-7-last-resort-new-gtld-auctions-tops-26-million/.

Register your .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

Rush for ‘luxury’ domain names continues

Extract: Tiffany, Armani, Four Seasons, Bitcoin, Berkshire Hathaway and Hermès are among 1,250 companies that have signed on to dot-luxury (www.join.luxury) and will use the luxury domain extension instead of, or together with “.com.”.

Source: http://nypost.com/2014/10/26/rush-for-luxury-domain-names-continues/.

Register your .LUXURY domain name with Uniregistry.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Are New Generic Top-Level Domains Creating Confusion?

Extract: George Kilguss CFO of VeriSign said during his company's earnings call that .net domain growth has been relatively flat all year. The reason is that .net, as is the case with other top level domains, is being impacted by the launch of all the new gTLDs.

Source: http://www.datamation.com/networks/are-new-generic-top-level-domains-creating-confusion.html.

Register your .ATTORNEY / .LAWYER / .LEGAL domain names with Uniregistry.

Analyst ups forecast for new TLDs, $900MM bookings by 2016

Extract: ICANN recently downgraded its forecast for budget purposes for the fiscal year ending June 2015 from 33 million to 15 million; Sinha’s forecast calls for 5.7 million registrations during that period.

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/24/analyst-ups-forecast-for-new-tlds/.

Register your .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

Name.Space : Originator of new gTLDs since 1996.

Extract: Video of NAE.SPACE, an alternative root who competes against ICANN.

Source: http://youtu.be/S0RYi7AXrTg.

Friday, October 24, 2014

.OOO Has 28,133 Premium Domains And 149 Registrations After Its 1st Day

Extract: The real registrations are 170 and that includes the 21 domains registered by the registry for its own use. That leaves 149 domains registered. You should also note that these 149 domains were not all registered on the 1st day of general availability but include sunrise domains as well.

Source: http://onlinedomain.com/2014/10/24/news/ooo-has-28133-premium-domains-and-149-registrations-after-its-1st-day/.

Register your .OOO domain name with Uniregistry.

Partners Trust “LA Real Estate Broker Specializing in Luxury Properties” Partners with .LUXURY

Extract: PartnersTrust.Luxury is the first destination website built to highlight luxury properties exclusively represented by Partners Trust to clients around the world.

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/10/24/partners-trust-la-real-estate-broker-specializing-in-luxury-properties-partners-with-luxury/.

Register your .LUXURY domain name with Uniregistry.

Dot .Crap LLC to bring equilibrium in the Domain industry as a new, affordable gTLD

Extract: Dot .Crap LLC ascribes to the ICANN principles of a wide open Internet, away from US control and its mafia-likepatronage of top level domains.

Source: http://domaingang.com/domain-news/dot-crap-llc-bring-equilibrium-domain-industry-new-affordable-gtld/.

Register your .CRAP domain name in Round 2 of the ICANN new gTLD program.

;-)

Should You Register A .Lawyer or .Attorney Domain?

Extract: So for example, if your practice is a personal injury firm located in NJ, you may be curious to know if www.njpersonalinjury.attorney would be of value to you from a search engine or ranking perspective.

Source: http://www.natlawreview.com/article/should-you-register-lawyer-or-attorney-domain.

Soon, you can register your .LAWYER domain name with Uniregistry.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Prepare for your own .BRAND .CITY .CAUSE .COMPANY in the second application round

Extract: ICANN’s decision to open up the internet addressing space, moving away from the dot-com era, through innovation, choice and competition, will result in a major irreversible change. The impact will affect anybody who currently uses or who would like to use the Internet.

Source: http://dottba.com/page/2/.

Register your .SEO domain name with Uniregistry after Round 2 ;-)

A Rumble in the Bronx over a Couple .Nyc Domains

Extract: The Daily News has an interesting story today about two .nyc domains are at the heart of an online turf war in The Bronx. Welcome2thebronx.nyc and welcometothebronx.nyc. are being used as digital bargaining chips as one Bronx blogger wants another to retract statements and stop harassing her in a dispute that seems to be about of all things, a Whole Foods Market.

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/10/23/a-rumble-in-the-bronx-over-a-couple-nyc-domains/.

Register your .NYC domain name with Uniregistry.

How you can (and can’t) justify recent Top Level Domain auction prices

Extract: If we use these registrations volumes and conduct a very simple* (see below for an explanation) auction value payback calculation based on three different price tiers, the results for the top tier are for the most part very reasonable.

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/23/top-level-domain-auctions/.

Register your .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

Losing Faith In ICANN?

Extract: "Is the ICANN multi-stakeholder community losing faith in ICANN? It might be the case and someone in the cyclopean ICANN structure might have started to perceive it." -- LA Confidential – ICANN 51 meeting | CENTR (Council of European National Top Level Domain Registries).

Source: http://www.domainmondo.com/2014/10/multi-stakeholder-community-losing.html.

Register your .CASH domain name with Uniregistry.

Yesterday’s 5 new TLD launches total about 2,500 registrations

Extract: I’m a bit curious about .healthcare. There’s a growing chorus of concern about the future .health domain and how people will falsely believe that information on it is authoritative. I personally thing this is silly, but if people do give authority to .health, won’t they also give it to .healthcare?

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/23/5-tld-launches-total-2500-registrations/.

Register your .HEALTHCARE domain name with Uniregistry.

$5.6 Million A Good Buy For .Realty To Compete with .Realestate, .Realtor, .Property, .MLS & .IMMO?

Extract: .Realty joins .Realestate; .Realtor; .Property, .MLS, .Immo, (which is short for immobilier which means real estate and is used in France, Germany and Italy) and to a smaller extent .House, .Condos, .Rentals and .Apartments.

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/10/23/5-6-million-a-good-buy-for-realty-to-compete-with-realestate-realtor-property-mls-immo/.

Soon,register your .REALESTATE domain name with Uniregistry.

Want to own .app, .blog or .pet new gTLDs?

Extract: Internet registry Afilias hopes to build a $100m (£62.3m) war chest by floating on the London Stock Exchange – just in time to spend the cash snapping up the rights to new dot-word domains.

Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/10/23/afilias_london_float/.

Soon, register your .BLOG domain name with Uniregistry.

UK Charity with an annual budget £20 million Rebrands To An .XYZ (instead of coming .CHARITY)

Extract: Homeless International a .UK based charity with an annual budget £20 million announced they havere-branded from Homeless-International.org to Reall.xyz.

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/10/22/uk-charity-homeless-international-with-an-annual-budget-20-million-rebrands-to-an-xyz/.

Soon, register your .CHARITY domain name with Uniregistry.

Auction results are listed below

Extract: Information about the Auction process, Auction proceeds or additional contention set status' can be found on the Auctions page, Auction proceeds page or Contention Set Statuspage, respectively.

Source: https://gtldresult.icann.org/application-result/applicationstatus/auctionresults.

Soon,register your .AUCTION domain name with Uniregistry.

Amazon.com buys .SPOT new gTLD for $2.2 million, .REALTY sells for $5.6 million

Extract: Three auctions for the rights to run top level domain names closed for prices ranging from $2.2 million to $5.6 million: Amazon.com won .spot for $2,200,000, beating applicants Google and Dotspot, LLC.

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/22/amazon-dot-spot-auction/.

Soon, register your .SPOT domain name with Uniregistry.

PROPOSITION DE RÉSOLUTION EUROPÉENNE (.WINE)

Extract: "Or la gestion des noms de domaine, et notamment la création de nouvelles extensions génériques, a d'importantes conséquences économiques, voire politiques, comme en témoigne le cas du « .vin » et du « .wine ». Et l'ICANN, en proie aux conflits d'intérêt, fonctionne de manière trop opaque, n'offre pas de droit de recours satisfaisant et ne rend de comptes qu'au seul gouvernement américain, qui a ainsi joué depuis la création de l'ICANN en 1998 un rôle de pourvoyeur de confiance".

Source: http://www.senat.fr/leg/ppr14-044.html.

Soon, register your .WINE domain name with Uniregistry.

How to hit the top of Google's rankings: 'Use a new domain name'

Extract: Two recent studies into the impact of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) have claimed that, far from Google's official position, using the right domain ending can bump you up an extra place or two in the rankings.

Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/10/22/google_new_gtld_seo_boost/.

To increase your ranking in Google, register your .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

VirnetX Gets Patent For “Secure Communications Using Secure Domain Names” (new gTLDs)

Extract: “We believe our secure domain names will be integral in securing 4G/LTE advanced wireless networks by automatically encrypting communication channels for securely transmitting user data.”.

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/10/22/virnetx-gets-patent-for-secure-communications-using-secure-domain-names/.

Secure your .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

Loose Lips Sink Ships: are new military domain names dangerous? (ie: .ARMY)

Extract: In this post, Joseph Peterson questions if new .navy, .army and .airforce domain names could be a security issue for the U.S. military.

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/22/loose-lips-sink-ships-are-new-military-domain-names-dangerous/.

Register your .ARMY domain name with Uniregistry.

.NYC: 22% Of Registrants Bought Only 1 Domain

Extract: The 26,853 domains were registered by 9,995 different registrants. That is 2.69 domains per registrant. There were 5,898 registrants that only bought a single domain. There were 4,097 registrants that bought more than 1 domains.

Source: http://onlinedomain.com/2014/10/22/news/nyc-22-of-registrants-bought-only-1-domain-each-3-of-registrants-bought-30-of-all-domains/.

Register your .NYC domain name with Uniregistry.

Can New TLDs Actually Co-Exist?

Extract: "I hear question everyday like: Is .global giving me or my customers anything different to .web? If I have a .club domain will that really make a difference to my target audience? Why would I want a .hiv domain when I already have my .com"?

Source: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141022_can_new_tlds_actually_co_exist/.

Register your .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

“If you find a GAC member, run away from them”

Extract: I do not encourage anyone “to run away from them”. Their role and influence at home might be – at least for some – of quite a different weight. The more educated the GAC members get at the ICANN meetings, the more likely they are to take what they learned into their ministries, governments, - or even legislation.

Source: https://centr.org/article/if-you-find-gac-member-run-away-them-impressions-gac-meetings-icann-51.

Register your .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

More on .SHOP Community Priority Evaluation

Extract: Letter from Shweta Sahjwani Asher to Community Priority Evaluation Panel (CPE).

Source: https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/sahjwani-asher-to-eiu-cpe-panel-2014-10-20-en.

Soon, register your .SHOP domain name with Uniregistry.

ICANN slashes new TLD forecast, but is it enough? (new gTLDs)

Extract: ICANN has slashed the number of new top level domain name registrations it expects during this fiscal year for budgeting purposes, but is its picture still too rosy?

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/21/icann-slashes-new-tld-forecast-but-is-it-enough/.

Clubs to grab their .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

ICANN Reform, or opening Pandora's box

Extract: After months of dithering and debate around the discussion process, the ICANN meeting held in Los Angeles from 11 to 16/10 (finally) was the venue for the first substantive discussions, i.e. possible answers to the question posed since the announcements by the United States Government in March: What will replace it?

Source: http://www.afnic.fr/en/resources/blog/icann-reform-or-opening-pandora-s-box.html.

Who knows...someday you may be able to register a .FR domain name with Uniregistry.

83% Of Lawyers Not Eager To Get .Lawyer Or .Attorney Domains

Extract: 83% of poll respondents said a domain name with the word “lawyer” on the right side of the dot is “a cash grab that won’t do much for lawyers”.

Source: http://onlinedomain.com/2014/10/21/news/83-of-lawyers-not-eager-to-get-lawyer-or-attorney-domains/.

Register your .ATTORNEY domain name with Uniregistry.

Why kicking out the .gay “community” was right

Extract: Since Dotgay’s application for a Community Priority Evaluation on .gay failed last week, there’s been some unrest among its supporters and in the media.

Source: http://domainincite.com/17516-why-kicking-out-the-gay-community-was-right.

Sooner than expected, the Gay Community can register a .GAY domain name at Uniregistry.

ICANN struggles to beat echo chamber after .Gay decision

Extract: Many responses to .gay community application decision are oversimplifying what happened…and getting it wrong.

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/21/icann-dot-gay/.

Soon, register your .GAY domain name with Uniregistry.

.Vet, .Army, .Navy & .Airforce Launching Tomorrow Have a Total Of Less Than 250 Domains

Extract: It cost Demand Media, Inc, (DMD) the company that applied for these extensions before its got spun off to Rightside (NAME) $565,000 just in application fees for those three extensions and will cost them $75,000 a year in ICANN fees ongoing.

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/10/21/vet-army-navy-airforce-launching-tomorrow-have-a-total-of-less-than-250-domains/.

Soon, register your .NAVY domain name with Uniregistry.

Can someone tell me what .OOO was thinking?

Extract: "While all of this is happening another new domain extension is hitting the market, and this one really has me scratching my head. I’m talking about .OOO. Owned by Infibeam, an eCommerce company in India .OOO has been brands itself as “the power domain” and is targeting eCommerce website owners".

Source: http://morganlinton.com/can-someone-tell-me-what-ooo-was-thinking/.

Soon, Register your .OOO domain name with Uniregistry.

Afilias plans to raise $100 million for new gTLDs

Extract: Domain name registry Afilias announced today that it intends to trade on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM, raising $100 million.

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/21/afilias-plans-to-raise-100-million/.

Register your .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

Hispanic diaspora could be strong promoters of .lat domain

Extract: Harris said a conservative estimate is that there could be 30,000-50,000 .lat registrations in the first year and 80,000 in the first three years of its availability that is set for the end of January, after a 90-day trial. The executive believes that the diaspora could account for 30% of those figures.

Source: http://www.bnamericas.com/news/technology/hispanic-diaspora-could-be-strong-promoters-of-lat-domain.

Soon, register your .LAT domain name with Uniregistry.

Do the new gTLDs have an impact on SEO?

Extract: On one hand is the belief that using a .Com, .Net or .Org is preferable for ranking well in search engines because they are “more trusted” and make up the majority of active websites today. Then on the other hand is the belief that using a new gTLD with a rich keyword will give you a boost in the search engines as if it were a .Com EMD. Essentially it’s a question of whether you should use gTLD or TLD (e.g. LawnServices.com vs. Lawn.Services) and how each will be weighted by Google’s search engine.

Source: http://totalwebsites.com/new-gtld-domains-do-impact-seo-rankings.

Register your .SEO domain name in Round 2?

.nyc Goes Public to Brand the Big Apple

Extract: Neustar is the official registry operator for .nyc. In fact, today members of Neustar's .nyc team joined City officials to ring the bell at the New York Stock Exchange.

Source: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141020_nyc_goes_public_to_brand_the_big_apple/.

Register your .NYC domain name with Uniregistry.

Monday, October 20, 2014

This week’s new tlds: Military, .Realtor and sooome other domain

Extract: Rightside launches three military-themed domains, NAR launches .realtor, and a strange generic goes live.

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/20/new-tlds-military-realtor/.

Soon, register your .OOO domain name with Uniregistry.

Two-letter domains to be released in new gTLDs

Extract: New gTLD registries will be able to release all two-character strings in their zones, following an ICANN decision last week.

Source: http://domainincite.com/17556-two-letter-domains-to-be-released-in-new-gtlds.

Secure your .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

2 character domains get green light under new TLDs

Extract: Last week’s ICANN meeting started with good news for new top level domain name applicants: governments said they weren’t concerned about two letter second level domain names under new top level domain names.

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/20/2-character-domains-get-green-light-under-new-tlds/.

Register your .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

How a Canadian entrepreneur controls .CLUB from Fort Lauderdale

Extract: So far, Colin Campbell's .club is outperforming all but two of the new top-level domains. It had earned more than $1.3 million by June 30.

Source: http://upstart.bizjournals.com/companies/startups/2014/10/18/how-a-canadian-entrepreneur-controls-a-big-chunk.html.

Register your .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

What’s the ROI on a $20m TLD auction?

Extract: While domain industry hyperbole over auction prices may be no more than scuttlebutt, there can be no denying that there have been some exceptionally high auction prices through the transparent ICANN auction of last resort process, such as .vip ($3M), .buy ($4.5M) and .tech ($6.7M).

Source: http://www.ariservices.com/blog/whats-the-roi-on-a-20m-tld-auction/.

Register your .AUCTION domain name with Uniregistry.

3 .Rich Domain At Up To $3K Per

Extract: .Rich picked up 3 registrations yesterday which is notable since it represented an addition of 8% to its registration based which increased from 46 to 49.

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/10/18/jd-com-with-a-30-billion-market-cap-registers-3-rich-domain-at-up-to-3k-per/.

Register your .RICH domain name with Uniregistry.

How much for best.WINE ?

Extract:
Q: "I wonder how much would one pay for best.wine !"
A: "It will be a 5 figure premium".

Source: http://onlinedomain.com/2014/10/18/news/flippa-latest-domain-sales-bestwine-com-5000-commuters-com-3551/.

Soon, register your .WINE domain name with Uniregistry.

UDRP on Volkswagen.company new domain name

Extract: The Disputed Domain Name <volkswagen.company> is registered with GoDaddy.com, LLC (the "Registrar").

  1. Identical or Confusingly Similar;
  2. Rights or Legitimate Interests;
  3. Registered and Used in Bad Faith.
For the foregoing reasons, in accordance with paragraphs 4(i) of the Policy and 15 of the Rules, the Panel orders that the Disputed Domain Name <volkswagen.company> be transferred to Complainant.
Source: http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=D2014-1214.

Register your .COMPANY domain name with Uniregistry.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

List of new gTLDs Richemont DNS applied for

Extract: You can see below all New gTLDs (New generic Top-Level Domain) which Richemont DNS applied for. The total number of new gTLDs Richemont DNS applied for is 14. An Estimated of $185.000 will be charged by ICANN per domain, that means Richemont DNS is looking to invest $2,590,000 in these domains below. The new top-level domains go live around the second half of 2013. Click on the specific Domain For more information.

Source: https://domaintyper.com/new-gTLD/applicant/Richemont-Dns.

Joinj the Club and register your .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

Yahoo Tech Thinks .COM Will Be “just one fish in the sea”

Extract: This is a debate that has been front-and-center in the domain community and will only continue to get more intensely debated as time goes by. Will .COM rise in value and remain the gold standard or will it get lost in the sea of new top level domains?

Source: http://morganlinton.com/yahoo-tech-thinks-com-will-be-just-one-fish-in-the-sea/.

Register your .COM domain name with Uniregistry.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

EIU is an independent, third-party company that contracts with ICANN

Extract: Dot Registry requests that ICANN produce a copy of the contract between ICANN and the EIU, which serves as the sole evaluator for CPEs.

Source: https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/files/response-craven-weil-gotshal-manges-03oct14-en.pdf.

Domain names ending in .lawyer and .attorney opened up recently

Extract: For law firms with well-established sites that rank highly in search results, jumping immediately to a new domain name might not be the best choice, said Carolyn Elefant, an energy lawyer and author of the law blog My Shingle, which is geared toward solos and small firms.

Source: http://www.legalnews.com/macomb/1395544/.

Register your .LAWYER domain name with Uniregistry.

Wine-makers struggle to protect names in Internet domain

Extract: Whereas growers in Champagne or Cava have their naming rights protected in the traditional marketplace, such measures are not in place online.

Source: http://www.bbc.com/capital/specials/protection-now/research-technology/wine-makers-struggle-to-protect-names-in-internet-domain_a-36-315.html.

Wine Clubs register their .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

Will gLTDs serve a purpose beyond vanity?

Extract: Are these gTLDs worth the extra cost and effort? We asked some of our most trusted online marketing partners and learned that the world of gTLDs is still young, so it will take time before there’s a definitive answer. But if you’re getting ready to click the “Buy” button now for one of these domains, here’s what you should know.

Source: http://www.wedowebcontent.com/blog/new-attorney-lawyer-domains-worth-hype/.

Soon, register your .LAWYER domain name with Uniregistry.

The .GREEN Registry has launched

Extract: DotGreen manages only one TLD – .green. This maximizes the team’s ability to focus on the strength and meaning of the .green brand and increases the value of your domain name. On behalf of all registrants, DotGreen Community, Inc. will distribute a percentage of the proceeds collected from the sales of the .green domain names to programs that work towards the advancement of sustainability worldwide.

Source: http://www.nic.green.

Soon, register your .GREEN domain name with Uniregistry.

Friday, October 17, 2014

New gTLD 1st Day Registrations: .Okinawa 640, Google’s .Soy 182

Extract: Google Registry launched its second New gTLD .soy on the 15th of October. The .SOY domain will cater to the growing digital needs of the US Hispanic market, offering brands, publishers, and consumers a place to create, collaborate, and share.

Source: http://onlinedomain.com/2014/10/17/news/new-gtld-1st-day-registrations-okinawa-640-googles-soy-182/.

Soon, register your .SOY domain name with Uniregistry.

One Seeking Alpha Author Believes The Market Doesn’t Realize How Useful GLTDs Are And How Adoption Affects Earnings

Extract: One investor long Rightside Group Ltd (NAME) wrote a piece on Seeking Alpha that the market does not recognize how the new gtlds will affect the bottom line. The author points out how the margins are much bigger on a new gtld as opposed to something like a .com or .net registration. He also highlights the benefit of the being the house (registry).

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/10/17/one-seeking-alpha-author-believes-the-market-doesnt-realize-how-useful-gltds-are-and-how-adoption-affects-earnings/.

Register your .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

GAC Communique just posted!

Extract: The Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) met in Los Angeles, CA, USA during the week of the 11th of October. 63 GAC Members attended the meeting and 10 Observers.

Source: https://gacweb.icann.org/plugins/servlet/mobile#content/view/27132037.

When the GAC does its job, you can register your .WINE domain name with Uniregistry.

US and European wine regions step up campaign to protect online wine names

Extract: American winemakers were joined by their counterparts from Champagne at a conference on deregulating internet domain names in an effort to boost awareness of how weaker controls would negatively impact the wine business.

Source: http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/us-and-european-wine-regions-step-up-campaign-to-protect-online-wine-names/372610.article.

Soon, register your .WINE domain name with Uniregistry.

Think geographic name protection in new gTLDs won’t impact your brand? Think again

Extract: Should protection of geographic names be strengthened as per the GAC proposals, the net will be significantly widened and could have a major impact on future applicants – including those who have not yet even considered running a ‘.brand’.

Source: http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/Blog/detail.aspx?g=63cc4191-082f-431e-87bb-980bbf02b7b6.

Register your .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

.ooo domain name takes over front page of Times of India

Extract: The backers of the new .ooo domain name havecrazy predictions for how many domain names they’ll sell. I’ll tip my hat to them for at least backing it up with some crazy advertising.

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/16/ooo-domain-name-times-of-india/.

Soon, register your .OOO domain name with Uniregistry.

.Club Leads All New gTLD’s In Number of Sites In Alexa Top 1 Million

Extract: While .XYZ has over 600,000 registrations, .Club has just about 120,000 registrations. so pound for pound, .Club has a lot more Alexa ranked sites in the top 1 Million with 20% less registrations leading the pack.

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/10/16/club-leads-all-new-gtlds-in-number-of-sites-in-alexa-top-1-million/.

Register your .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

Do-Over: 2 TLD apps killed by objections get another chance

Extract: .Cam and Amazon IDN domain name decisions will be reviewed. ICANN has given two new top level domain name applications new life after embarrassing inconsistencies in string confusion objections.

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/15/2-tld-apps-get-another-chance/.

Soon, register your .CAM domain name with Uniregistry.

Members of the Declaration to Protect Wine Place & Origin Host Wine Tasting in Los Angeles during ICANN51

Extract: U.S. and European wine regions hosted a wine tasting today for delegates attending the ICANN51 conference, as part of an ongoing process to ensure appropriate safeguards are in place before delegating the new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) .wine and .vin.

Source: http://protectplace.com/wp-content/uploads/ICANN-Declaration-Press-Release-FINAL-15-October-2014-2.pdf.

Are you a Wine Club? Register your .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

Effort on .africa domain name.

Extract: Bekele also sited her first "Nation building systems integration project" in Africa and that her company successfully commissioned, saying it was "disruptive" business model. Since, there were many ventures my various star-ups have accomplished and pioneered in Africa and the US, in the field of ICT, internet, social media and Corporate Governance, including our very successful and famous pan-African effort on .africa domain name.

Source: http://www.prlog.org/12377338-keynote-sophia-bekele-push-to-change-africa-rallied-the-2014-cuny-yal-symposium-new-york.html.

Soon, register your .AFRICA domain name with Uniregistry.

Squatters pounce on .NYC domain names, New York Jets and other names up for sale

Extract: The latest New York City “land rush” is already turning into a party for cyber-squatters, who have snapped up some familiar names. The episode shows, again, how the system is geared in favor of the domain name industry, rather than brands or the public.

Sourcehttps://gigaom.com/2014/10/15/squatters-pounce-on-nyc-domain-names-new-york-jets-and-other-names-up-for-sale/.

Register your .NYC domain name with Uniregistry.

Alphabet Soup – The ICANN Edition

Extract: These acronyms are coming out of ICANN 51, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ (ICANN) public meeting being held in Los Angeles this week. There are three of these meetings a year, and a variety of stakeholders – Internet users, businesses, policy makers, government representatives – are meeting up in various combinations to take on pressing issues in the DNS (the Domain Name System.).

Source: http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/10/15/alphabet-soup-the-icann-edition/.

Register your .CLUB domain name with FairWinds.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

What New Yorkers Really Think About the New .NYC Domain (Infographic)

82% of NYC consumers experience frustration when trying to find a local business with the top annoyances being incorrect suggestions (36%) and getting results from around the country (36%)
New Yorkers can correctly identify images of NYC an average of 86% of the time, but NYC business websites only 15%.

http://onlinedomain.com/2014/10/15/news/what-new-yorkers-really-think-about-the-new-nyc-domain-infographic/.

Register your .NYC domain name with Uniregistry.

Two new gTLD confusion decisions thrown out

ICANN has reopened the contention sets for .cam and .通販 after deciding that two String Confusion Objection panels may have been wrong to reject certain applications.

http://domainincite.com/17545-two-new-gtld-confusion-decisions-thrown-out.

Soon, register your .CAM domain name with Uniregistry.

.bit: Why Brands Need to Pay Attention [VIDEO]

Monica Riva Talley, director at the intellectual property law firm Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, P.L.L.C., discusses the unregulated domain .bit and why brands need to pay attention to this "Wild West of the Internet." As Ms. Talley explains, '.bit' is unlike any customary domain and presents several areas of concern for intellectual property owners including cybersquatting, the use of pirated content, and the absence of oversight or control by any regulatory entity.

http://www.natlawreview.com/article/bit-why-brands-need-to-pay-attention-video.

Live Webinar: Understanding the Specific Challenges of Protecting a Football Brand

You're invited to listen in to an informative webinar where John Travolta, will share proven best practices for building and scaling a successful anti-counterfeiting strategy, specific to Football Brands.

New gTLD Weekly Launch Review: .Okinawa, .Soy, .Healthcare, .Army, .Navy, .Airforce, .Vet

This week 2 New gTLDs enter General Availability, 5 New gTLD enters the EAP General Availability and 1 string enters the landrush phase.

.XYZ crosses 600,000 Registrations

.XYZ Crosses 600,000 Domain Registrations and .Club is gaining ground for the number two spot.

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/10/14/xyz-crosses-600000-domain-registrations-and-club-is-gaining-ground-for-the-number-two-spot/

Register .XYZ and .CLUB domain names with Uniregistry.

LGBT group told it cannot use ‘gay’ domain after failing ‘gay test’

A community group aiming to promote online gay and transgender communities has been told it cannot use the new .gay domain… because it is not gay enough.

October 2014 Web Server Survey

The relatively new .xyz domain, which showed tremendous growth over the past couple of months, has started to flatten out slightly after gaining only 33,000 sites this month (+8%). Nonetheless, this is still quite a healthy gain, albeit notably less than last month's growth of 177,000 hostnames which then boosted its total by 78%.
http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/10/10/october-2014-web-server-survey.html
Register your .XYZ domain name with Uniregistry.

Community-Bewerbung für Top Level Domain .gay abgeschmettert

Die Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will die Top Level Domain .gay meistbietend unter den vier angetretenen Bewerbern versteigern. Der einzige Bewerber Dotgay LLC, der sie als sogenannte Community-TLD für die schwul-lesbische Szene betreiben wollte, ist mit seinem Antrag bei der ICANN gescheitert. Die Verbindung zwischen dem Begriff .gay mit der "Community" der Schwulen und Lesben sei nicht zwingend, urteilten die Gutachter der Economist Intelligence Unit.

Soon, register your .GAY domain name with Uniregistry.

There have been Over $1 Million In New gTLD Domain Name Sales

According to DNPric.es there have been 247 domain name sales in 58 New TLDs Totaling $1,016,987.12.http://www.thedomains.com/2014/10/14/dnpric-es-there-have-been-over-1-million-in-new-gtld-domain-name-sales/
Register your .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

Does size matter? It just might when it comes to the new domain name extensions

“I would only buy short domain extensions, I like the two character extensions the most.”

Domain name disputes - Uniform rapid suspension (URS) system

URS System is rapid, effective and cheaper
URS will be an alternative to the UDRP in cases of clear-cut trademark infringement as it is a cheap and efficient tool for fighting trademark abuse in the new gTLDs.http://www.lawyersclubindia.com/articles/Domain-name-disputes-Uniform-rapid-suspension-URS-system-6369.asp#.VD4ed_mSznQ
Secure your .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

Approved Resolutions | Meeting of the New gTLD Program Committee

12, 14 October 2014:
  1. Consent Agenda:
    1. Approval of Minutes
  2. Main Agenda:
    1. GAC Advice in Beijing Communiqué regarding Category 2 Safeguards – Exclusive RegistryAccess
    2. Perceived Inconsistent String Confusion Objection Expert Determinations
    3. Rationale for Resolutions 2014.10.12.NG02 – 2014.10.12.NG03
    4. Reconsideration Request 14-37, I-Registry Ltd
    5. Rationale for Resolution 2014.10.12.NG04
    6. GAC Advice regarding Protections for the Red Cross and Red Crescent – Singapore Communiqué
    7. Rationale for Resolution 2014.10.12.NG05
    8. Any Other Business
https://www.icann.org/resources/board-material/resolutions-new-gtld-2014-10-12-en

Thank to ICANN for allowing .CLUB domain names with Uniregistry :-)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Introducing Special Edition Managed DNS Service for Top-Level Domain Operators

Dyn solutions are at the core of Internet Performance. Through traffic management, message management and performance assurance, Dyn is connecting people through the Internet and ensuring information gets where it needs to go, faster and more reliably than ever before. Incorporated in 2001, Dyn's global presence services more than four million enterprise, small business and personal customers. Visit dyn.com to learn more about how Dyn delivers.
http://lnkd.in/deVukxr

Register your .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

Registration Operations Association Workshop Update

The first Registration Operations Association Workshop is scheduled for Thursday, 16 October 2014 in the Pacific Palisades room at the Los Angeles Hyatt Regency Century Plaza hotel, the same venue being used for ICANN 51. The event is not affiliated with ICANN, but with ICANN's support we've been able to secure a room that's large enough to seat more than 100 people. http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141014_registration_operations_association_workshop_update/
Register your .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

French to threaten ICANN on .SKI CPE

"We kindly request that you provide us with such written assurances by no later than 5:00 PM PDT on Wednesday, October l“, 2014. ln the event lCANN failed to provide such assurances, SD would be under the obligation to pursue all available legal venues to remedy the current situation and obtain compensation for the harm suffered".https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/bourrier-soifer-to-jeffrey-26sep14-en.pdf
Soon, register your .SKI domain name with Uniregistry.

New .TRUST Technical Policy

Businesses that follow the .trust Technical Policy can be externally measured and rated against the compliance criteria. Such transparency in compliance – against a security policy that constantly reflects current best practices in the industry – is designed to let customers, clients and business partners know that real and measurable steps have been taken by an organization to secure and protect both their transactions and personal information, hence the “dot trust” name.
https://www.nccgroupdomainservices.com/technicalpolicy/
One day, you may be able to register your .TRUST domain name with Uniregistry

Kim von Arx as Vice President of Europe

Kim will head up business development and operations, focused on the European market and extending into the Middle East and Africa.http://authenticweb.com/kim-von-arx/
Register your .KIM domain name with Uniregistry.

Update on Next Round of New gTLDs (Presentation)

ICANN is committed to opening a future application window for the New gTLD Program as
expeditiously as possible. Register your .SEO domain name in Round 2?

Monday, October 13, 2014

State of the Net for the Week of October 13

It is Day 3 of ICANN 51, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ (ICANN) public meeting in Los Angeles. As the multistakeholder Internet community continues to talk through the road to a second round of new generic top-level domains (TLDs) and other topics that we previewed last week, here are some concrete decisions that have come out of ICANN so far.http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/10/13/state-of-the-net-for-the-week-of-october-13/

From .coffee to .email to .xyz: The Web's crazy new reality is here

That lack of awareness is one challenge facing domain-name expansion and the non-profit organization behind it, the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN. Another is a rat's nest of global trademark complications as companies try to protect their brands on hundreds of new Internet domains.http://www.cnet.com/uk/news/from-coffee-to-email-to-xyz-the-webs-crazy-new-reality-is-here/
Register your .EMAIL domain name with Uniregistry.

TopCoin launches as cryptocurrency for new TLDs

TopCoin enables registries to pass rebate credits directly to registrants.http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/13/topcoin-launches-cryptocurrency-new-tlds/
Soon, register your .TOP domain name with Uniregistry.

.NYC Straight to Top 20

Over 27,000 registrations took the TLD into the top 20 just 24 hours after the end of Landrush, making it the third most popular geographic new gTLD behind Berlin and London. Geographic gTLDs seem to have resonated well with registrants so far with big numbers expected from .Paris, .Sydney and .Melbourne when they open for general availability in the next few months.http://www.netnames.com/blog/2014/10/nyc-straight-to-top-20/
Soon, register your .NYC domain name with Uniregistry.

Heavenly.coffee is Donuts’ 1 Millionth domain name registration

Donuts has released basically all of its uncontested and early-to-be-resolved top level domain names. On one hand, that means the company won’t get a weekly boost from new launches. On the other, that means its more popular domains are yet to come.http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/13/heavenly-coffee-donuts-1-millionth-domain-name-registration/
Register your .COFFEE domain name with Uniregistry.

Introducing Domain Assured

The Internet is changing and along with the roll out of the new gTLD’s registries and registrars are expected to become compliant with ICANN specifications such as 11 3 (b). Domain Assured supports you in becoming compliant and monitors your domain’s health and reputation.

Proud of Flanders, online as well!

DNS Belgium is launching the campaign website www.trotsop.vlaanderen (Proud of Flanders).http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/proud-flanders-online-well

What more can I add: "Vive La France" ;-)

Company’s total is more than a third of all registrations in new gTLDs

Donuts Inc., the world’s largest registry for new generic top-level domains (gTLDs), today registered its one millionth Internet address, making the company the first new gTLD provider to reach that total.http://www.donuts.co/news/donuts-registers-one-millionth-new-gtld-address/
Donuts.club was registered (...), to grab your .CLUB, use Uniregistry.

Governments totally cool with two-letter domains

ICANN’s Governmental Advisory Committee does not plan to advise against the release of two-character domain names in new gTLDs.

fTLD Registry Announces It Has Resolved Contension & Is Going To Operate .Insurance + .Bank

The fTLD Registry announced on Twitter today that it has settle contention with Donuts and Radix the only other applicants for the new gTLD .Insurance and will be operating the very valuable string.http://www.thedomains.com/2014/10/12/ftld-registry-announces-it-has-resolved-contension-is-going-to-operate-insurance-bank/
Who will register Bank.club ? If you don't find it at Uniregistry, try here.

“Send registrars to jail!”, ICANN hears

ICANN is ramping up its focus on contractual compliance in the midst of calls for domain industry offenders to “go to jail”.http://domainincite.com/17493-send-registrars-to-jail-icann-hears
Grab a .CLUB domain name at Uniregistry.

ARI Consulting Services

"Launching a new TLD can be daunting. It’s through diligent planning and the exploration of new ideas that you can help your TLD to emerge from the pack".http://ariconsulting.services/
Register your .CONSULTING domain name with Uniregistry.

Gay community application fails, .gay domain name up for grabs by the highest bidder

Activist warns: gay bashers will be able to buy .gay domains and 'any legitimate use of the name by individuals, businesses, and organizations associated with the LGBTQ community will likely be drowned in a sea of sex'.http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/gay-community-application-fails-gay-domain-name-grabs-highest-bidder121014
Soon, register your .GAY domain name with Uniregistry.

ICANN Updates Agreement With PowerAuctions for Indirect New gTLD Contention Sets & Pays $120K More

ICANN announced tonight that it was updating its agreement with Power Auctions LLC, the company ICANN contracted with to operate auctions of Last Resort for new gTLD’s that received more than one application and were not able to settle the contention amongst themselves.
http://www.thedomains.com/2014/10/13/icann-updates-agreement-with-powerauctions-for-indirect-new-gtld-contention-sets-pays-120k-more/
Soon, register your .AUCTION domain name with Uniregistry (yes... there was a .AUCTION new gTLD application submitted :-)

Rightside Launches Web Domains for Legal Professionals

New .LAWYER and .ATTORNEY Domains Help Firms and Practitioners Stand Out From the Crowd.

Sorry, the domain you just searched is AVAILABLE

As a customer, imagine how frustrating and discouraging this message is, then knowing that you settled for your tenth choice domain name or maybe even your 1,600th choice. It isn’t the registrar’s fault, but a clear indicator that internet users were not initially offered enough choices when selecting a domain name.https://ceo.xyz/available/
Register your .XYZ domain name with Uniregistry.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Governments look to apply the brakes to second round of gTLDs

While ICANN’s document identified the earliest that the second window could open as 2016, Akram Atallah president of ICANN's Generic Domains Division, admitted that this is an optimistic target: “There is a lot of work to be done. We said earliest possible would be toward the end of 2016 but we believe it will be longer given all the work that needs to happen and how much we still have ahead of us… This is not a process that's going to take a couple of months or, you know, even a year. This is a process that's going to take a long time.”http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/Blog/detail.aspx?g=689f336e-6d5b-4b76-aa93-345027ddf71f
Register your .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

Name.Space is looking for your help to take on ICANN

There is a campaign running on Rally.org to help Name.space take on ICANN. On the home page of their campaign it explains what the battle is all about, it seems like Name.space has been running an alternate route and feels like it has claim to .nyc, .sex and a whole host of other extensions.
http://www.thedomains.com/2014/10/11/name-space-is-looking-for-your-help-to-take-on-icann/

Building a Better WHOIS for the Individual Registrant

As the EWG considered the needs and concerns of WHOIS users, registrants, registries, and registrars, we concluded that giving everyone the same anonymous public access to all gTLD registration data should be abandoned. Instead, we recommended a new RDS to collect, validate and disclose data for permissible purposes only, with some values remaining public and others being gated — that is, disclosed only to authorized users who identify themselves, state their purpose, and agree to be held accountable.http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141011_building_a_better_whois_for_the_individual_registrant/
Check the .CLUB Whois here: http://whois.nic.club

Radix Announces the Addition of .tech to Its Portfolio

Radix is pleased to announce the addition of .tech to its portfolio of new gTLDs. It is an extension dedicated to the technology community, created and conceived for use by startups, software, hardware, hi-tech corporations and technical professionals.
http://www.free-press-release.com/news-radix-announces-the-addition-of-tech-to-its-portfolio-1046433711.html
Soon, register your .TECH domain name with Uniregistry.

October ICANN TLD auctions shrink to three after private deals

The only three still on the schedule are .spot, .salon and .realty. Ten contention sets that were on the docket for resolution via ICANN auction this month have been settled:http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/11/icann-tld-auctions/
Register your .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

ICANN 51

The 51st ICANN Meeting, beginning at the end of the week, will be in ICANN’s home town, Los Angeles. The Meeting runs from 11-16 October and members of the Valideus and Com Laude teams will as usual be covering all the key sessions. Below we outline some of the current issues and their importance.http://valideus.com/icann-51/

New .ORGANIC TLD welcomes leading brands as .ORGANIC pioneers

The usefulness of .ORGANIC Internet addresses has resonated strongly throughout the organic community, which is why leading organic brands have signed up to become .ORGANIC domain pioneers. Read more about these brands below:http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/09/new-organic-tld/
Soon, register your .ORGANIC domain name with Uniregistry.

The Online World Is Not Flat: The Need for Geo gTLDs

For anybody trying to market new gTLDs, these factors can:
  1. Help improve demand predictions for new geographical gTLDs and guide registries/registrars in identifying valuable potential customers and assessing the value of each location component to these customers.
  2. Assist registries in choosing among alternative representations of a location. For example, do the most valuable customers recognize .mtl or .montreal
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141010_the_online_world_is_not_flat_the_need_for_geo_gtlds/
Grab your .CLUB domain name at Uniregistry.

For ICANN, Hotels Are a Community, Gays Are Not

As I’ve written, the process has been confusing at best, scandalous at worst, with ICANN making up rules as it goes along and clearly not really understanding what it thinks a “community” must be. The benefits for a successful community priority evaluation for dotgay LLC would have been huge: It would have automatically been awarded the name. 

Friday, October 10, 2014

.WINE & .WIN: Tuesday, 14 October, 9:30-10:00,

The session, scheduled for Tuesday, 14 October, 9:30-10:00, is not labeled a GAC-specific session, but an ICANN-wide session. It is, however, organized by the GAC. As with the issue of geographic indicators raised by .WINE and .VIN.
More on Jean Guillon's blog.
One day, you can register your .WINE domain name with Uniregistry.

New Yorkers Can Now Park Their Websites at .nyc

The new ".nyc" generic top-level domain (gTLD) is geared towards helping people and businesses identify themselves as genuinely based in New York City. As of Wednesday, residents could apply through registrars such as GoDaddy and Domain.com; applications will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/238317Register your .NYC domain name with Uniregistry.

How Vancouver Team Won Control of .eco Empire

If you are wondering how they won and what it means, so did I. In the clean confines of Matchstick Coffee on East Georgia, I met with the two digital entrepreneurs and got a fast lesson in why .eco represents not only a potentially endless revenue stream but a new tool for mapping who is green and who isn't.http://www.thetyee.ca/News/2014/10/09/How-Vancouver-Team-Won-Control-of-eco-Empire/
Soon, register your .ECO domain name with Uniregistry.

Current Sunrise Periods Open - October 2014 Update

As of the date of this newsletter, Sunrise periods are open for the following new gTLDs.http://www.natlawreview.com/article/generic-top-level-domains-current-sunrise-periods-open-october-2014-update
Register your .AUCTION domain name with Uniregistry.

What (Bad) .NYC Domains Were Registered In Priority Period

.NYC launched yesterday and the 1st day results were not as good as expected. .NYC added 20,455 domains after its general availability launch. So it now has a total of 26,853 registered domain names. I guess the Nexus policy hurt the .nyc registration numbers.http://onlinedomain.com/2014/10/09/news/what-bad-nyc-domains-were-registered-in-priority-period/
Register your .NYC domain name with Uniregistry.

Myth & Fact: New gTLDs, Registries & Registrars

A new paper commissioned by CENTR and written by Architelos evaluating the impact of new gTLDs, in particular on the domain name sales channels has been published. Open the paper belowhttps://centr.org/news/new-gtlds/10-10-2014/3728/myth-fact-new-gtlds-registries-registrars
Register your .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Will .Health Make It More Likely That You'll Get Scammed?

How do you feel about .health? A new slew of web domains is coming down the pike, like ".health," ".doctor," and ".clinic." They're not required to have any medical credentials. That's deeply worrying to some public health advocates.http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/09/26/351416992/will-dot-health-make-it-more-likely-that-youll-get-scammed
Register your .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

1st Official New gTLD Registry Purchase As Radix Acquires .Tech

The other applicants for .Tech were Donuts, Uniregistry, Top Level Domain Holdings (Minds + Machines) and Google .Radix either bought the registry post auction or pre-auction.
http://www.thedomains.com/2014/10/09/1st-official-new-gtld-registry-purchase-as-radix-acquires-tech/
Soon, register your .TECH domain name with Uniregistry.

New gTLD 1st Day Registrations: .NYC 26853, .City 4094, .Lawyer 3240, .Attorney 2156, .Desi 320

The “New gTLD 1st Day Registrations” include sunrise domain names as well as any domains registered by the registry or any founder’s program. Any registry is allowed to register up to 100 domains for it’s own use and give out another 100 as part of the New gTLD founder’s program.http://onlinedomain.com/2014/10/09/news/new-gtld-1st-day-registrations-nyc-26853-city-4094-lawyer-3240-attorney-2156-desi-320/
Register your .CITY domain name with Uniregistry.

ResellerClub's Inaugural New gTLD Summit Sees Participation from Key Industry Stakeholders

ResellerClub's recently concluded New gTLD Summit saw participation from a host of key players from the domains and web hosting industry such as Donuts, Radix, Affilias, .SHIKSHA, .DESI and .CLUB. The event was the first-of-its-kind to be held in India, targeted exclusively at the New gTLD industry segment that is still at a nascent stage of development.http://www.prnewswire.co.in/news-releases/resellerclubs-inaugural-new-gtld-summit-sees-participation-from-key-industry-stakeholders-278630601.html
Register your .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

.NYC Has 26,853 Domain Name Registrations After Its 1st Day

.NYC launched today and the 1st day results are not as good as expected. .NYC added 20,455 domains after its general availability launch. So it now has a total of 26,853 registered domain names.

.HEALTH in danger?

Letter from Celia Boyer, Mukesh Haikerwal and Peter Murray to Fadi Chehadé.
Health On the Net Foundation.

.Attorney & .Lawyer New gTLD Priced as High as $60K per year

Accident.Attorney and injury.lawyer are two domain names that had a registration and annual renewal fee of up to $60,000 per year that are now registered.
Soon, register your .ATTORNEY domain name with Uniregistry.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Spoof-Proof: Will '.Bank' Domain Build Cyber Trust?

fTLD said it will let only financial institutions with appropriate charters use the .bank extension, as well as related tech companies like FIS and Fiserv. This requirement is meant to make access much tighter than the widely used .com addresses, which are more easily obtained and theoretically vulnerable to spoofing.

8 Critical Questions Answered About The New .LAWYER And .ATTORNEY Domain Names

What restrictions are there on purchase?
Anwser: None. Other than trademark restrictions, you are free to choose the name that best suits you.

http://abovethelaw.com/2014/10/8-critical-questions-answered-about-the-new-lawyer-and-attorney-domain-names-2/

Register your .LAWYER domain name with Uniregistry.

5 Common Misconceptions New Registries Make About Domain Revenue

"I urge all new entrants (and veterans) to the industry to give due consideration to how you wish to approach the treatment of revenue in your books. There are real reputational risks to misstating your revenue figures, and there are real life examples to learn from in the industry. This is a complicated area and worth avoiding the easy path of short-cutting especially if you have outside investors, hope to bring in new funding, or intend to exit at any stage".

NYC Says Over 100K Landrush Applications Were Received

“In August a “landrush” period began, where businesses and residents had the opportunity to register for a .nyc domain while paying a higher fee. More than 100,000 people signed up during this period, which ended at the beginning of this month.”

.NYC to NJ: Get Your Own Damn Dot!

It's promoting the new .nyc internet domain suffix, which is accessible only to residents of the five boroughs. The idea is that dot-nyc domains will bring in revenue and entice local small businesses to build an internet presence.

Internship – GTLD And Ticketing Industry Start-Up

Responsibilities will include:
  • Project management of the business’s 6-8 month launch project plan and work closely with the exec team to ensure deliverables are completed on time.
  • Monthly monitoring of the project plan, identifying and mitigating risks, and producing a monthly project report.
  • Working with the lead people from our strategic partners to ensure the various businesses’ project plans are fully aligned.
  • Setting up and managing the business infrastructure including email, file systems, project management tools, online collaboration tools, etc
  • Managing the content on our web site and social media feeds (Twitter, LinkedIn etc).
  • Helping to administer the execs calendars, diaries, travel arrangements, etc
https://enternships.com/opportunity/internship-gtld-and-ticketing-industry-start-up

Soon, register your .TICKETS domain name with Uniregistry.

Uniregistry wins .cars gTLD

Donuts withdrew its competing application for the string this week. Third candidate DERCars’ application is still showing as active on ICANN’s web site.

http://domainincite.com/17491-uniregistry-wins-cars-gtld
Soon, register your .CARS domain name with Uniregistry.

Music industry gets its ass handed to it by gTLD panel (.MUSIC new gTLD)

The music industry-backed application for the new gTLD .music today suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of a Community Priority Evaluation panel.