Saturday, November 29, 2014

New gTLD’s Pass 3.3 Million; .Club Passed 140K .NYC Tops 60K; .London Passes 50k

Extract: ".Club which was one of the earliest contention sets settled by private auction has passed 140,000 registrations.
.Realtor has given away some 86,000 registrations, with still over 400,000 available to Realtor’s.
.Wang has over 85,000 registrations.".

Source: http://onlinedomain.com/2014/11/28/news/black-friday-and-new-gtlds/.

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About .webcam registry

Extract: "A personal message from Iain Roache, founder and chairman of Domain Venture Partners about the A-Domains city webcam network. Iain Roache is founder and chairman of Domain Management Limited, Gibraltar, the company holds interests across approximately 80 businesses including fund management, internet domain registries, intellectual property, media and e-commerce".

Source: http://diyarbakir.webcam/registry.

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Friday, November 28, 2014

Black Friday and new gTLDs : the opportunity for brands

Extract: "While reluctant to add to the Black Friday bombardment, one piece of analysis is worth dwelling on. Writing on the FairWinds Partners blog,Tucker Johns has looked at how brands and retailers are using new gTLDs to maximise their sales-related marketing".

Source: http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/Blog/detail.aspx?g=665a2787-4c48-49ac-ba7d-7ac247c376c6.

Register your .BLACKFRIDAY domain name with Uniregistry.

New .VIN & .WINE domain names: what about accents?

Extract: "What exactly is that "reserved list of names" Fadi Chehadé refers to in his letter dated October the 22nd? If we already have an idea, we wonder if they considered protecting more than just "accents". The name of Hogan Lovells was mentionned in the last Safebrands "RINDD" and their input on this question is welcome if they are the company to be working on that list".

Source: http://www.gtld.club/2014/11/new-vin-domain-names-what-about-accents.html.

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New .CLUB domains released for registration

Extract: "These high value .CLUB domain names (and more!) are being released for registration.".

Source: http://interspire.momentous.ca/iem5/display.php?M=586393&C=4cb08d9bb4f33729edb2075d55993c9c&S=273&L=51&N=258.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Premium Domain Names launched for .cymru and .wales

Extract: "The Premium Names list for the new .cymru and .wales domain names is published today, ready for applications from 29 December 2014 when anyone can apply for domain names that have not been registered in the earlier phases".

Source: http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/premium-names-launched-cymru-and-wales.

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How New gTLDs Are Playing a Role in Black Friday Marketing and Holiday Marketing in 2014

Extract: "While Americans are finalizing their shopping strategies for retail’s biggest day of the year, brands have been developing their own Black Friday marketing strategies with new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) such as .BLACKFRIDAY and .CHRISTMAS".

Source: http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/11/26/how-new-gtlds-are-playing-a-role-in-black-friday-marketing-and-holiday-marketing-in-2014/.

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Even TechCrunch Doesn’t Know The Difference Between A TLD and a Third-Level Domain

Extract: "I have talked about this a number of times before but today it was illustrated in a major way. Consumers and the mainstream media still have absolutely no idea what a TLD is. Today TechCrunch, one of the top tech publications in the world wrote an article about Google.co.uk and yes, they think that .co.uk is a subdomain. Here’s the exact quote".

Source: http://morganlinton.com/even-techcrunch-doesnt-know-the-difference-between-a-tld-and-a-subdomain/.

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MarkIt to Market - November 2014

Extract: "The November issue of Sterne Kessler's MarkIt to MarketTM newsletter includes a case study on bona fide intent to use, a resolution to Anthropologie's opposition to the mark, and an updated list of the Sunrise periods currently open for new gTLDs. In This Issue:
  • Good(s) Intentions – What's Enough to Establish Bona Fide Intent to Use?
  • Look Beyond the Registration to Determine Likelihood of Confusion
  • gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open
  • Excerpt from gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open".

Source: http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/markit-to-market-november-2014-02718/.

8 New TLDs Release Over 160,000 Collision Domain Names Today

Extract: "8 New TLDs are releasing over 160,000 collision domains names today. Internet Corporation of Names and Numbers (ICANN) required that millions of domain names were reserved when these New gTLDs first entered general availability. Now it has been decided that these are released on a first come first served basis".

Source: http://onlinedomain.com/2014/11/26/news/8-new-tlds-release-over-160000-collision-domain-names-today/.

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.NYC and Multistakeholder Innovation

Extract: "On Monday November 24 2014 ICANN President and CEO Fadi Chehadé met with NYC community at the office of Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer. Present were representatives of ISOC-NY, Connecting .nyc, New York Tech Meetup, Meetup, NameSpace, Access, and Google".

Source: http://isoc-ny.org/p2/.

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Symantec prevails in .SECURITY over Donuts

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

UDRP on marlboro.xyz

Extract: "Registered and Used in Bad Faith : The Panel is of the view that the finding that the Respondent has no rights or legitimate interests in the disputed domain name, may lead, in appropriate circumstances, to a finding that the disputed domain name was registered in bad faith. In the circumstances of the present case, in the Panel’s opinion, the Respondent could not reasonably have been unaware of the Complainant’s rights in its MARLBORO trademark when it registered the disputed domain name".

Source: http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=D2014-1667.

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.HOST Releases 120,000+ Collision Domain Names

Extract: ".HOST has released a wave of over 120,000 new domain names for public registration today. These names were previously blocked in compliance with ICANN’s regulations on name collisions".

Source: http://onlinedomain.com/2014/11/26/news/host-releases-120000-collision-domain-names/.

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UDRP on fiskars.tools

Extract: "Registered and Used in Bad Faith : As mentioned above, the Respondent has not produced any evidence which convinces the Panel that the Respondent genuinely intends to launch a non-profit product review type site".

Source: http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=D2014-1590.

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.Click new gTLD Generated Over 10,000 Registrations In First 24 Hours

Extract: "In a comment left by Frank Schilling on TheDomains.com, on our post about yesterday Uniregistry’s new gTLD first day totals, more than 10,000 domain names were registered in the first 24 hours".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/11/26/uniregistry-click-new-gtld-generated-over-10000-registrations-in-first-24-hours/.

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New gTLD 1st Day Domains

Extract: "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".

Source: http://onlinedomain.com/2014/11/26/news/new-gtld-1st-day-domains-click-3779-help-1909-property-1490-gent-1277-hosting-1197-diet-787/.

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Former ICANN CSO Kurt Pritz says ICANN Violated Its Own Policies

Extract: "Added to the web page footer at expvc.com is a link to ICANN Independent Review Process (IRP) Documents. For anyone in the domain name industry, or a domain name registrant, it is worth checking that link regularly--the most interesting current IRP is the currently pending is Donuts, Inc. v. ICANN concerning new gTLDs .SPORTS, .SKI and .RUGBY. One of the expert witnesses for Donuts is Kurt Pritz, the former Chief Strategy Officer of ICANN, who has also been called the architect of ICANN's new gTLDs program.".

Source: http://www.domainmondo.com/2014/11/former-icann-cso-kurt-pritz-says-icann.html.

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.Click’s 3,800 domains: Good or bad?

Extract: "Here’s a riddle: how many domains will domainers register on the first day of a new TLD launch for a semi-decent generic domain during Thanksgiving week with super low registration fees and basically no domains held back?"

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/26/clicks-3800-domains-good-or-bad/.

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Released From Collision Today: 120K .Host; 10k .Website & 5K .Press New gTLD Domains

Extract: "Radix the registry for the new gTLD .Host, .Website and .Press is releasing 135,000 new gTLD domain names from that were on the ICANN collision list today at 1400 UTC. 20k .Host new gTLD domain names; 10k .Website domain names and 5k .Press domains will be released".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/11/26/released-from-collision-today-120k-host-10k-website-5k-press-domains/.

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The .CLUB song ;-)


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New Internet Domain Launching for Pharmacy Community

Extract: "NABP plans a phased rollout of the ".pharmacy" domain name starting in mid-December, with most registrations occurring in 2015, according to the organization's website. NABP member boards of pharmacy will be the first entities eligible to register a domain, followed by holders of pharmacy-related trademarks".

Source: http://www.nationaljournal.com/library/209823.

Google turns on shiny new .google top-level domain - but WHY?

Extract: "Google has turned on its namesake top-level domain (TLD) with the creation of 'nic.google' representing the internet giant's entry into the domain name market. Currently the domain redirects to Google's registry page where it outlines the other internet extensions it has already won the rights to, including: .ads, .dad, .fly, .how, .new, .mov, .new, .rsvp and .zip".

Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/26/google_turns_on_google_internet_extension/.

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New .GREEN Founders Program

Extract: "By reserving your name, you commit to being one of the first companies in the world who will go live before the general public, and will receive free website promotion by DotGreen Community leading up to EarthDay, April 2015".

Source: http://us5.campaign-archive1.com/?u=94e055fb0e2132536100629ae&id=f41c2c8a58&e=1c44162b4d.

Soon, register your .GREEN domain name with Uniregistry.

Utility to Small Business of New Top Level Domain Names Questioned

Extract: "The process for registering new gTLDs and subsequent sale of domain names using the new gTLDs is not simple. Once ICANN approves a new domain extension, it is auctioned to the highest bidder. The winning bidder then contracts the marketing and sale of domain names using the new extension to multiple accredited registrars, such as Godaddy, Name.com, namecheap or 1and1".

Source: http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/utility-to-small-business-of-new-top-lev-47686/.

What does the future of the gTLDs look like? When will there be other new extensions?

Extract: "Those extensions that were approved in the last round are now in their various launch phases. Some of them are already fully launched and open to the general public. For others, such as .brussels and .vlaanderen, phases are still in progress where various different parties (companies, government departments, private individuals, etc.) are being given priority to apply for a domain name. For a summary of the launch phases for .vlaanderen and .brussels, take a look at our timeline".

Source: http://dnsbelgium.be/en/news/how-new-extension-created.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A "version 2" of the Internet?

Extract: "One will wonder what this article has to do with new gTLDs but considering the creation of an Internet "version 2", offers website and brand owners many advantages. Starting from scratch allows to avoid all mistakes made with domain names. Brands and domain name owners already know what they would like to get rid of with .COM domains and new gTLDs: an alternative root would allow that".

Source: http://www.gtld.club/2014/11/a-version-2-of-internet.html.

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New Top Level Domains Continue to Launch !

Extract: "Uniregistry is the first registrar to integrate TopCoin - a virtual currency designed for domain names and web hosting. Like frequent flyer miles for travel, TopCoin rewards purchasers with currency (aka TPC) that can be used to buy products and services. For every dollar spent on domains, 50% in TPC is earned".

Source: http://us8.campaign-archive1.com/?u=e55166200829bc446b2ac9720&id=7f810a59f5&e=8f5fbbd940.

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Google Activates Their First New gTLD Domain Name

Extract: "I’ve been doing a lot of research lately to determine the overall viability and marketability of the New gTLDs. For example, I did some New gTLD research that pitted some .COM domains with some new GTLDs. You might also want to read my SEO’s Guide to New gTLDs over at Moz".

Source: https://www.billhartzer.com/pages/google-activates-their-first-new-gtld-domain-name/.

Grab your .CLUB domain name at Uniregistry.

Tmall and New gTLDs: Tools for Brands Engaging in E-commerce in China

Extract: "In recent years, the Chinese government has announced its intention to double the value of national e-commerce sales to nearly $3 trillion by the close of 2015 and to achieve full nationwide broadband coverage by 2020. Meanwhile, the Chinese government has espoused substantive support for ICANN’s new gTLD program, having registered some 10,000 Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) and is now requiring that all Chinese government websites use fully Chinese web addresses".

Source: http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/11/24/tmall-and-new-gtlds-tools-for-brands-engaging-in-e-commerce-in-china/.

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Monday, November 24, 2014

New gTLD Weekly Launch Review: Uniregistry (.Hosting .Property .Click .Diet .Help) and .Gent

Extract: "On the 24th of November .gent is launching. Gent (or rather Ghent) is a city and a municipality located in the Flemish region of Belgium. It is the capital and largest city of the East Flanders province with a population of 248,242. A small city with alternative spellings is bound to do pretty bad".

Source: http://onlinedomain.com/2014/11/24/news/new-gtld-weekly-launch-review-uniregistry-hosting-property-click-diet-help-gent/.

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Geographic Indications in gTLDs

Extract: "oriGIn believes that the ICANN process for the attribution of new generic Top-Level Domains (new gTLDs) - as well the system of traditional gTLDs such as .com, .int, .org, etc. - should be fully compatible with the internationally accepted rules on Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) and, therefore, should take into account GIs as prior rights deserving protection in case of irregular use in new gTLDs".

Source: http://www.origin-gi.com/index.php/en/site_content/117-news/5479-09-07-2013-origin-worldwide-campaign-to-ensure-the-icann-process-for-the-attribution-of-new-gtlds-fully-respects-the-rights-deriving-gis.html.

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Registration Volume of new Generic Top Level Domains Nov 21, 2014

Extract: "Registration Volume of new Generic Top Level Domains November 21, 2014, there are 434 delegated new gTLDs. .XYZ is again on top of the charts with an average of 3,985 daily domain registrations and is the first TLD to reach 700.000 registrations. .TOP begins general availability with an average of 3,679 daily registrations".

Source: http://dottba.com/registration-volume-of-new-generic-top-level-domains-nov-21-2014/.

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New ICANN gTLDs - What’s Next?

Extract: "Although we are just beginning to see the impact of the auction process, some auctions are now being won for $5 million and higher. High fees for registries are raising eyebrows not only on the level of fees (over $23 million collected from registrars and registries to date) but on how these fees will be used by ICANN. The most recent figures indicate that ICANN’s surplus revenue from the new gTLD program is in the area of $87 million, and that this will be supplemented by over $20 million in auction fees – amounting to a staggering $100 million in profit".

Source: http://www.ana.net/blogs/show/id/32749.

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Armenia registers new .հայ domain name

Extract: "The Armenian-language domain will promote the use of the Armenian keyboard abroad, the implementation of Armenian fonts in modern mobile devices and will allow to develop the level of knowledge of Armenian on the Internet".

Source: http://www.armradio.am/en/2014/11/21/armenia-registers-new-%D5%B0%D5%A1%D5%B5-domain-name/.

Internet Domain Name .Africa faces hurdles

Extract: "In addition to explaining the current status of the IRP Process with ICANN, the CEO of DCA Registry also used the opportunity to expound on the implications of the DCA vs. ICANN IRP as a proper test of the accountability mechanisms of global Internet Governance processes as represented by ICANN; and also stressed that the delays over .Africa are amply justified since Africa's Internet scene would be hurt more by a miscarriage of justice when there is no room for proper accountability".

Source: http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?ca=e5cd76d6-5133-48d1-b827-947e2575248c&c=00b2f900-20b7-11e3-8e7f-d4ae527b8c41&ch=0138cad0-20b7-11e3-8e7f-d4ae527b8c41.

Soon you can register your .AFRICA domain name with Uniregistry.

UDRP: fifthstreet.finance

Extract: "The Complainant says the Respondent must have known about its trademark rights because they were registered with the Trademark Clearinghouse. The Complainant does not state when the trademarks were so registered. However, the Respondent points out that the sunrise period for the ".finance" gTLD expired on August 30, 2014 and he did not register the disputed domain name until September 10, 2014, after that expiry. So it does not follow that he would have been notified of the Complainant's trademarks".

Source: http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=D2014-1747.

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.Attorney Domains Are Appearing In Search Results

Extract: "This is especially interesting given that these domains have barely been available for a month. This addresses a point that attorneys have raised with me – the fact that many say they don’t currently see the need for these domains. If you take this kind of approach then your firm is likely to regret it in the future".

Source: http://www.linkipit.com/tag/noms-de-domaine/.

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TLD Registry Takes Home The Gold In China

Extract: "This award is the result of the incredibly hard work and creative strategic decisions of the entire TLD Registry team. I’m enormously proud to be a part of the most dedicated Chinese domain name marketing team in the world".

Source: http://morganlinton.com/tld-registry-takes-home-the-gold-in-china/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter.

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GAC Accused of Overstepping in Geographic Names Inquiry

Extract: "Here's an example of a policy development initiative that would be almost irrelevant in a post-H.R. 5737 world: the GAC's solicitation of public comments on proposed new protections for geographic names in the new gTLD process".

Source: http://www.bna.com/dns-policy-notes-b17179912470/.

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Experience and Evidence Point to Strong Renewal Rates for New TLDs

Extract: "Meaning Matters: there is a tendency in analyzing TLD performance to focus on the distinction between "real" users who register domains for the purposes of immediately establishing businesses and identities online, and domain investors (or "domainers"), whose principal goal is asset monetization, either through resale or advertising".

Source: http://www.donuts.co/news/experience-and-evidence-point-to-strong-renewal-rates-for-new-tlds/.

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Interview: .Cloud top level domain winner Aruba

Extract: "Aruba, which defeated Google and Amazon to win the .cloud top level domain name, discusses why it applied for the domain name and what it plans to do with it".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/21/interview-cloud-top-level-domain-winner-aruba/.

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Whether .Attorney or .Lawyer, What Happens To .com?

Extract: "Of particular importance to the legal community have been the introductions of .attorney, .lawyer, .esq, and .abogado. The TLDs .attorney and .lawyer are owned by the deliciously named Donuts Inc., a well-funded startup company that applied for 307 total TLDs. As it happens, .esq is one of 101 TLDs that Google applied for. And .abogado has been delegated to Top Level Design LLC, another sophisticated applicant for numerous TLDs. The registries expect these TLDs to be big business".

Source: http://www.dailyreportonline.com/id=1202677112247/Whether-Attorney-or-Lawyer-What-Happens-To-com.

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.CLICK : no Reserved Or Collision Domains Held Back Except For Single Characters

Extract: "If your registrar has been accepting pre-registrations, please note that we have removed this list from the Production Web Console and there is no longer a need to check against these names. .click has already completed ICANN’s Wildcarded Controlled Interruption Period. As a result, there will be no SLD Block List from ICANN’s Alternative Path to Delegation. After the initial launch in GA, we may registry reserve some names that were not taken by registrants, but the first chance at these names will go to new registrants".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/11/20/uniregistry-no-reserved-or-collision-domains-held-back-except-for-single-characters/.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Trademark Clearinghouse: 1,181 Marks Have Already Expired and 848 Marks Are Not Verified

Extract: "We have not even reached the first year anniversary of the first New gTLD and marks are already expiring at the TMCH. So far 33,902 marks have been submitted to the Trademark Clearinghouse as of the 18th of November 2014".

Source: http://onlinedomain.com/2014/11/20/news/trademark-clearinghouse-1181-marks-have-already-expired-848-marks-are-not-verified/.

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Where to find new gTLD dropping domain lists

Extract: "With hundreds of thousands of currently blocked new gTLD domain names about to hit the market, many without premium pricing, some domain investors have been wondering where they can get hold of the lists of soon-to-be available names".

Source: http://domainincite.com/17708-where-to-find-new-gtld-dropping-domain-lists.

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Fin24tech journalist obfuscates .Africa details in Q&A creating undue confusion on status

Extract: "The .Africa story is still generating lots of reactions even when it is undergoing an Independent Review Process pitting DCA Vs. ICANN. As a follow up to a recent report on an interview by Gareth van Zyl with Sophia Bekele at Fin24Tech, we found out that the article“Internet domain name ‘dotAfrica’ faces hurdles”was not balanced or gave the full picture of the interview from DCA".

Source: http://domainnewsafrica.com/fin24tech-journalist-obfuscates-dot-africa-details-in-q-and-a-creating-undue-confusion-on-status/.

Soon, register your .AFRICA domain name with Uniregistry.

1st Day New gTLD Totals: .Top 10,298; .Quebec 4,902: .ENGINEER 523

Extract: ".Top which launched on the November 18th has according to ntldstats.com 10,298 domains registered. The registry for .Top is “Jiangsu Bangning Science & Technology Co.,Ltd.” which is also the backend for the extension and is also a domain name registrar".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/11/20/1st-day-new-gtld-totals-top-10298-quebec-4902-engineer-523/.

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Over 180,000 blocked domain names to drop next week

Extract: "Several new gTLD registries will release hundreds of thousands of currently blocked domain names — some of them quite nice-looking — next Wednesday".

Source: http://domainincite.com/17702-over-180000-blocked-new-gtld-names-to-drop-next-week.

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Esplora il significato del termine: La battaglia del vino su InternetLa battaglia del vino su Internet

Extract: "Ho sentito parlare di Donuts all’asta per .wine e .vin — conferma il ministro — stiamo cercando di creare un fronte europeo contro questa decisione di assegnare a società private i domini sul vino ma anche su altri prodotti d’eccellenza del made in Italy. Chiediamo di rivedere in maniera netta il metodo delle assegnazioni".

Source: http://divini.corriere.it/2014/11/12/la-battaglia-del-vino-su-internet/.

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New gTLD Updates: Release of Name Collision List Domains

Extract: "Following a 90-day public consultation period, ICANN is now implementing a solution to allow new gTLD registries to release names from their Second-level Domain (SLD) Block Lists for registration while complying with all Rights Protection Mechanism requirements".

Source: http://www.comlaude.com/new-gtld-updates-release-of-name-collision-list-domains.

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.GOSSIP (.八卦) IDN is now in DNS Root

I love the comment: "Spreading rumors is illegal in China".

Source: http://www.idnforums.com/forums/34835-new-gtld-%E5%85%AB%E5%8D%A6.html.

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.MUSIC : DETERMINATION OF THE BOARD GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE RECONSIDERATION REQUEST

Extract: "The Requester, .music LLC, seeks reconsideration of the Community Priority Evaluation (“CPE”) Panel’s report (the “Report”), and ICANN’s acceptance of that Report, finding that the Requester did not prevail in CPE for .MUSIC".

Source: https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/files/determination-music-18nov14-en.pdf.

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More results of ICANN public auctions

Auction results are listed below. Only contention sets that resolved through Auction are included. This page will be periodically updated within seven (7) days after an Auction or update in status.

Dish DBS beats Google in .Dot auction, pays $700,000 for domain

Extract: "Dish DBS, the satellite TV company and owner of Blockbuster, has beaten Google in a public auction for the top level domain .Dot. It paid $700,000 for the rights to the domain name".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/19/dish-dot-dot-google/.

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Rightside Expands Online Options for Professionals With .ENGINEER

Extract: "The launch of .ENGINEER signifies an evolution of the internet that is helping engineering professionals capitalize on the growing availability of web domain options with endings that go beyond legacy extensions such as .COM. Instead of relying on long, hard-to-remember web addresses like pacificgroupengineer.com, the engineering community can create shorter and more memorable URLs like pacificgroup.engineer".

Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/press-release/rightside-expands-online-options-for-professionals-with-engineer-20141119-00337.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

WHITE PAPER: .bank is here!

Extract: "Sunrise is on the horizon for .bank. A new Internet land rush begins mid-2015 for websites bearing the extension .bank, the financial world’s new .com. A thorough vetting process and heightened security requirements promise to make .bank websites the most secure and trustworthy places to conduct the online banking of the future. But allowing a .bank website bearing your bank’s name to fall into the wrong hands could damage your customers’ confidence and weaken your brand".

Source: http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/white-paper-bank-is-here-88187/.

“www.google” Ranks 20th New gTLD In Alexa But Does Not Resolve

Extract: "In the .brand ‘New gTLD’ Google has selected to only activate the domain name nic.google that is used in connection with the operation of the registry for the TLD".

Source: http://onlinedomain.com/2014/11/19/news/ultimate-domain-name-www-google-ranks-20th-new-gtld-in-alexa-but-does-not-resolve/.

The Ongoing Obligations of Operating a .BRAND

Extract: "Back in 2011, if you asked most major brands what a gTLD, the RySG, GAC, or even ICANN was, most would not have been able to make much sense of the acronyms. Now, those who are in the process of launching their own .BRAND and/or .GENERIC gTLD have gotten up to speed on that alphabet soup. However, staying up to speed on ICANN policies and fulfilling the obligations of the Registry Agreement will be ongoing commitments for all new Registry Operators".

Source: http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/11/18/the-ongoing-obligations-of-operating-a-brand.

Everyone can participate in ICANN decisions ? Come on...

Extract: "A good example to give is this letter sent by the ICANN CEO to French Ministry Axelle Lemaire regarding protecting wine Geographical Indications and which says: "The parties involved are now working on devising a mechanism which would offer protections to a reserved list of names, which would be contractually protected through ICANN’s registry agreement".

Source: http://www.gtld.club/2014/11/everyone-can-participate-in-icann.html.

Register your .INTERNATIONAL domain name with Uniregistry.

New gTLD Application for .GAY: Reconsideration Request (14-44) - CPE for dotgay LLC

Extract: "As ICANN and the Board Governance Committee prepare to review the CPE reconsideration request from dotgay LLC, ILGA urges the review team to take a hard look at how misinformed and incomplete facts about LGBTQIA people and the gay community has led to uninformed decisions in the new gTLD program. The gay community is not trying to “game” ICANN, we are simply striving to contribute to the innovation and diversity goals we understood to be pillars of the new gTLD program".

Source: https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/files/request-ilga-to-bgc-17nov14-en.pdf.

Soob, register your .GAY domain name with Uniregistry.

How .Realtor quickly became one of the most used new TLDs

Extract: ".Realtor has quickly shot up to the #4 spot of new top level domain names with about 85,000 domain names in the zone file".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/18/how-realtor-quickly-became-one-of-the-most-used-new-tlds/.

How Will Amazon Use .Book?

Extract: "Amazon has since softened its language, however its intentions for the domain remain unclear. The company also recently acquired .buy and .pay - so it’s worth considering whether or not it will make them public domain marketplaces".

Source: http://gtldblog.tumblr.com/post/102910798685/how-will-amazon-use-book.

Soon, register your .BOOK domain name with Uniregistry.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Radix Launches .Space for Individuals, Freelancers and Professionals

Extract: ".space carries with itself the spirit of creativity, freedom and entrepreneurship. Its possible uses range from a plug-in of all your different social profiles to a showcase of your skills to potential customers. Therefore, while the focus is on individuals, the purpose isn't necessarily casual".

Source: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141118_radix_launches_space_for_individuals_freelancers_and_professionals/.

Register your .SPACE domain name with Uniregistry.

Aruba.It Formally Announces It Acquired .Cloud Beating Out Google & Amazon

Extract: "The .cloud gTLD will give a further boost to the expansion that this technology has been experiencing for several years now. As a matter of fact, it is now recognised as the biggest current technological trend with forecasts, in terms of value of cloud-based services, of hundreds of billions of euros".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/11/18/aruba-it-formally-announces-it-acquired-cloud-beating-out-google-amazon/.

Soon, register your .CLOUD domain name with Uniregistry.

.NYC Straight to Top 20

Extract: "Many organisations have shunned the generic names up until now, seeing little value in suffixes such as .gripe or .solutions. To date, seven of the top thirty new gTLDs are geographic suffixes, with .Berlin and .London firmly established in the top ten. What makes the performance of .NYC so impressive is that registrants need to have a valid address, within the five boroughs of New York City. The race is certainly on to find the most popular geographic TLD".

Source: http://www.netnames.com/blog/2014/10/nyc-straight-to-top-20/.

Register your .NYC domain name with NetNames.

New gTLD Updates: Release of Name Collision List Domains

Extract: "Following a 90-day public consultation period, ICANN is now implementing a solution to allow new gTLD registries to release names from their Second-level Domain (SLD) Block Lists for registration while complying with all Rights Protection Mechanism requirements. You may now wish to secure certain domains under the Name Collision List. In order to assist you in doing so, we have received the following details from new gTLD registries so far on the release of such domains and will keep you updated as we receive more".

Source: http://us3.campaign-archive1.com/?u=9fe31029d7609b4c2587c7b72&id=d96c5fcafd&e=b5b69a48f5.

Register your .CLUB domain name with ComLaude.

Steve Crocker to answer questions on .WINE & .VIN new gTLDs

In French: "Ces discussions se déroulent dans le cadre du « Cooperative Engagement Process » (CEP). Son but est de résoudre les questions conflictuelles comme celui-là. C’est l'un des mécanismes prévus dans les statuts de l'ICANN. Dans ce dossier, l'ICANN facilite les discussions pour arriver à une solution satisfaisante, et sur laquelle elle sera chargée de la surveillance".

Source: http://www.01net.com/editorial/632610/s-crocker-president-de-l-icann-notre-projet-de-reforme-sera-presente-mi-2015/.

Wine clubs to register their .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

Donuts Replies to Latest Governmental Advice on New gTLDs

Extract: "In reply to world governments’ latest input on regulation of the domain name system, Donuts advised the ICANN Board of Directors to take a light touch with new gTLDs to preserve free speech and broad registration availability".

Source: http://www.donuts.co/news/donuts-replies-to-latest-governmental-advice-on-new-gtlds/.

Register your .INTERNATIONAL domain name with Uniregistry.

Winning the Right to .GAY: a Global Call to Action

Extract: "Surely that's why dotgay's community approach has earned the backing of so many of our people worldwide. More than 240 international organizations, representing millions of LGBTQIA people from all segments of our world, signed letters of support for dotgay's application.

Not good enough, said ICANN. What about the rights of all those people who aren't out or active in the gay community"?

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anne-stockwell/winning-the-right-to-gay-_b_6166082.html.

Soon, register your .GAY domain name with Uniregistry.

NABP discloses premium .pharmacy pricing

Extract: "The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy has revealed its premium pricing structure for the new gTLD .pharmacy, in launch policy documents filed with ICANN".

Source: http://domainincite.com/17692-nabp-discloses-premium-pharmacy-pricing.

Soon, register your Premium .PHARMACY domain name with Uniregistry.

From Glee.club to Fight.club: Why one word may be worth millions on the Internet

Extract: "In its first five months, Mr. Campbell’s Club Domains LLC had revenue of US$1.8-million. In addition to selling more than 100,000 run-of-the-mill .club domain names at US$10 to US$15 per year, Mr. Campbell says cosmetics giant Mary Kay Inc. paid “tens of thousands” to acquire Beauty.club and Makeup.club. Club Domains also sold English.club for US$17,500 and Eat.club for US$20,000. This month it sold Coffee.club for US$100,000 — the highest price ever paid for a new domain".

Source: http://business.financialpost.com/2014/11/17/from-glee-club-to-fight-club-why-one-word-may-be-worth-millions-on-the-internet/.

Grab your .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

Webinar: Kathy Kleiman, Kevin Goldberg and Jon Markman on the Arrival of the New gTLDs

Extract: "How to take advantage of the new Top Level Domains now coming available, and how to identify and avoid potential problems".

Source: http://www.commlawblog.com/2014/11/articles/fhh/upcoming-free-webinar-kathy-kleiman-kevin-goldberg-and-jon-markman-on-the-arrival-of-the-new-gtlds/.

Secure your .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

Switching to a .brand is more expensive than you think

Extract: "Make a wholesale switch from Brand.com to .Brand will be expensive, and won’t give you many benefits.".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/17/switching-to-a-brand-is-more-expensive-than-you-think/.

Need to apply for your .BRAND new gTLD: contact Jovenet Consulting.

Funding the Global Green Economy with .GREEN

Extract: "EarthShare is pleased to present two free webinars providing insight into how green bond investment and the new .green Top Level Domain launch in early 2015 will offer new avenues for funding environmental progress on a global scale".

Source: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2137662072970438402.

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

Monday, November 17, 2014

New TLDs this week: .Quebec, .Top and .Engineer

Extract: ".Top – Chinese company Jiangsu Bangning releases this domain name in general availability on Tuesday. In Chinese the word means “breakthrough”, according to the company. Let’s hope the Chinese meaning is popular, because this domain doesn’t have much potential in English. I’d compared it to .best. “Best” and “top” belong before the word they’re describing in English, which makes the TLDs seem backward".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/17/new-tlds-this-week-quebec-top-and-engineer/.

Soon you can register your .TOP domain name with Uniregistry.

The domain name at issue is Robertdowneyjr.actor

Extract: "The Panel concludes that Respondent is capitalizing on the likelihood that Internet users would expect the<robertdowneyjr.actor> domain name to resolve to ROBERT DOWNEY JR.-related content, but are instead left with generic content hosted by GoDaddy.com, LLC. Instead, the domain name resolves to general advertisements by GoDaddy, and such advertisements show Respondent’s intent to profit via advertising revenue from the likelihood of confusion".

Sourcehttp://domains.adrforum.com/domains/decisions/1581490.htm.

Register your .ACTOR domain name with Uniregistry.

World Cricket Champion Virat Kohli Launches .CLUB Website

Extract: "I'm excited to launch my official website at ViratKohli.club. With so many things going on in my life it made sense to have a dedicated online destination to share tips and updates and interact with my fans," said Kohli. "It was a natural fit to choose a .club name over any other because I want my loyal fans to know they're indeed part of my club".

Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/world-cricket-champion-virat-kohli-130000654.html.

Stars to register their .CLUB domain name.

Following Macaulay Culkin hoax, research examines media gTLD registration patterns

Extract: "Considering this, for our latest research we looked at 31 of the leading news brands globally and studied whether the brand’s primary name was registered with five new gTLD strings - ‘.xyz’, the leading generic TLD in terms of registrations, ‘.website’ and ‘.link’ as key generics, and ‘.press’ and ‘.media’ as the most relevant TLDs for news media (‘.news’ launches next year)".

Source: http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=a6d88279-e28a-4de6-9064-c2b4749741e9.

Register your .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

Second most marketable athlete in the world to use a .CLUB domain

Extract: "Virat Kohli, a famous Indian cricketer, is .CLUB Domains’ latest star anchor tenant".

Source: http://domainincite.com/17674-second-most-marketable-athlete-in-the-world-to-use-a-club-domain.

Register your .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

The .TOP Launch Countdown Begins

Extract: "It’s the eve of .TOP’s general availability launch day and we’re all giddy with excitement. We’re resetting the internet at 8 am PDT (4 pm UTC), 17th Nov, 2014, by having .TOP domains becoming available to everyone, in every corner of the world".

Source: http://nicenic.net/news/messview.php?ID=15343.

Register your .TOP domain name with Nicenic.

$10 million to move to a .NAME? Quebec says “non”

Extract: "One of the biggest hypothetical barriers to the adoption of dot-brand gTLDs has always been the likely cost of migration, but until now nobody’s really thrown around any figures".

Source: http://domainincite.com/17669-10-million-to-move-to-a-dot-brand-quebec-says-non.

Register your .NYC domain name with Uniregistry.

new gTLDs im Fokus / focus on new gTLDs

Extract: "The new generic top level domain program of ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) is in full swing. Almost every day new top level domains are launched. Will the new gTLDs be a success? Do the new gTLDs have an impact on established domains? Together with registries and registrars gives Thomas Rickert, director of eco Names & Numbers Forum, a review over the current status and discusses estimations and opinions with market participants".

Source: http://www.eco-kongress.de/new-gtlds-im-fokus/.

Soon, register your .ECO domain name with Uniregistry.

What Do People Think About New Top Level Domains?

Extract: "About Michele Neylon: Known for his outspoken opinions on technology and the Internet, Michele Neylon is the award winning author of several blogs and co-host of the Technology.ie podcast. A thought leader in the Internet community, Neylon is active with ICANN and an expert on policy, security, ICANN, Nominet and Internet Governance. You can stalk him on various social media networks including Twitter and Google".

Read the study here: http://blog.blacknight.com/people-think-new-top-level-domains.html.

What Real Estate/Property Related New gTLD Is The Best?

Extract: "The rest of the spectrum. .PROPERTIES, .LAND, .HOMES, .REALTY is a bit like the land of broken toys, interesting to some folks, but not individually strong enough to create a center interesting to all in the space".

Source: http://onlinedomain.com/2014/11/16/news/what-real-estateproperty-related-new-gtld-is-the-best/.

Register your .REALESTATE domain name with Uniregistry.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Post-Delegation Dispute Resolution Procedure

Extract: ICANN has created a system of additional dispute resolution mechanisms to cover a wide variety of situations, falling under the “Post-Delegation Dispute Resolution Procedure” (“PDDRP”) umbrella label. As there are several being implemented or proposed (with more being added all the time) things can be a bit confusing.

Source: http://newgtlddisputes.com/?page_id=534.

Register your .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Restaurant WordPress Themes for .RESTAURANT domain names

Extract: When customers look up your business through Google or Yelp you want to be able to direct them to a professional website that represents your business and highlights your food (or other products). Umami is a unique restaurant website template that really helps you stand out from competitors. The theme even uses the WordPress Theme Customizer, so it’s easy to make customizations to the look of the theme (color, fonts, etc.) and see them as a live preview before you commit your changes.

Source: http://www.wpexplorer.com/restaurant-wordpress-themes/.

Register your .RESTAURANT domain name with Uniregistry.

Too expensive: there will be no .QUEBEC

Extract: Dans un contexte de compressions budgétaires, on a jugé à Québec que le coût d’une telle migration Web était trop élevé. La nouvelle sera sans doute reçue comme une douche froide par l’organisme PointQuébec, qui milite depuis 2008 pour afficher sur la toile une identité québécoise distincte, en implantant l’adresse «.quebec», tant au sein du gouvernement que dans les entreprises québécoises.

Source: http://www.ledevoir.com/politique/quebec/423966/quebec-renonce-au-suffixe-web-quebec-pour-faire-des-economies (in French).

Grab a .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

Public Comment Invited: New gTLD Auction Rules for Indirect Contention

Extract: ICANN is seeking community input on the detailed rules (i.e. methodology and processes) for Auctions involving Contention Sets containing Indirect Contention relationships.

Source: https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-11-14-en.

Register your .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

Geographic gTLD Proposal Politicizes Domain Name System

Extract: A proposal to require applicants to secure approval for new geographic area gTLDs would “insert governments into the operation of ICANN in an unprecedented way”, explains Thomas Lenard incomments filed today with ICANN’s Government Advisory Committee (GAC). Granting governments a veto power over a potentially large class of new gTLDs would politicize the domain name system and is inconsistent with the market-oriented approach that allocates TLDs to their most highly valued uses. The comments were filed in response to the ICANN GAC draft document, “The protection of geographic names in the new gTLDs process”.

Source: http://techpolicyinstitute.org/news/show/23663.html.

Register your .VEGAS domain name with Uniregistry.

Friday, November 14, 2014

New gTLDs: “all the info in one place”

Extract: If you follow the red arrow on the frontpage of gTLD.club, there is a link entitled “NEW GTLDS NEWS FROM NEWSGTLDS.COM“. This is the extract of all information coming from NEWSgTLD.com.

Source: http://gtld.club/2014/11/14/new-gtlds-all-the-info-in-one-place/.

Register your .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

.Realtor: Is it The Best Example Of How Slow End User Adoption Of New gTLD May Be?

Extract: To date there have been less than 85,000 .Realtor domain names registered. The good news is that the extension has by far the lowest rate of parked domains with just over 1% of all .Realtor domain names being parked. According to ntldstats.com out of the 84,615 .Realtor domain names registered only 1,066 or 1.26% are “Parked”.

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/11/14/realtor-the-best-example-of-how-slow-end-user-adoption-of-new-gtld-maybe/.

A collection of articles about new gTLDs

Extract: While the Google search engine is very popular, Site.co.uk brings all of what Google has and allows the users to simply Drag any site to the top and create their own search results. Search Site.co.uk as you would search Google. When you find a result you like, just Drag It to the central column. Site.co.uk has three columns, the first column on the left is search results from Google ; the second column shows user generated Drags and the third column is ads. Let's assume you searched for Car Dealers.

Source: http://www.site.co.uk/drag_it/image_drags/index/The%20WINE%20new%20gTLD%20Rumor.

Secure your .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

Tips for Successfully Marketing new gTLDs

Extract: Your customers can’t register a new gTLD if they don’t know it exists. The Internet landscape is rapidly shifting with the introduction of new gTLDs. By educating your customers about this change, they can use this opportunity to their advantage. Make some suggestions on possible domain names for them, and help them ignite a vision of their own.

Source: https://opensrs.com/blog/2014/11/tips-successfully-marketing-new-gtlds/.

Register your .RESTAURANT domain name with Uniregistry.

.ANDROID new gTLD

The .ANDROID new gTLD was delegated.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

New gTLD Forum Launched At gTLD.link

Extract: The New gTLD domain forum was launched before 3 weeks and it already has as members, representatives from New gTLD registries and related companies such as .Club, Rightside and RightOfTheDot.com and Jean Guillon.

Source: http://onlinedomain.com/2014/11/13/news/new-gtld-forum-launched-at-gtld-link/.

ForumgTLD.link

Register your .LINK domain name with Uniregistry.

Public Interest Registry’s New Brand Identity for .ngo|.ong

Extract: The Nonprofit Organisation Unveils OnGood as the Official Name for the Soon-to-be-Launched Domains and Suite of Services.

Source: http://gtld.club/2014/11/13/public-interest-registrys-new-brand-identity-for-ngo-ong/.

Soon, register your .NGO domain name with Uniregistry.

Interview with Andy Churley - Chief Marketing Officer of Famous Four Media

How can individuals & businesses benefit from registering one of the new domain extensions e.g. .science, .accountant, .trade, etc instead of a more traditional .com or .co.uk?

The big difference in the new domain endings and the more ‘old school’ style TLDs is context. Most people forget that in the ‘good old days’ .COM stood for commercial and was intended to designate a website that had some kind of commercial intent. Somewhere in the mid-nineties, that definition got blurred which has meant that nowadays .COM doesn’t really define the website it describes. The real benefit of new gTLDs is their descriptive nature; why would you ever visit a .ACCOUNTANT website if you are looking for a window cleaner?.
Source: https://www.easyspace.com/blog/2014/11/13/interview-with-andy-churley-chief-marketing-officer-of-famous-four-media/.

Register your .WEBCAM domain name with EasySpace.

1st Day New gTLD Totals: .Melbourne 2,518: .Restaurant 2,389; .Gifts 1,010; .Sarl 176

Extract: 4 new gTLD entered General Availability (GA) yesterday (.Melbourne was on Tuesday local time) and including all Sunrise domain name registrations by trademark holdersm and all registrations under the landrush in the case of .Melbourne and the Early Access Program for those willing to pay an additional amount to get early access to a domain name here are the totals after the 1st day of GA.

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/11/13/1st-day-new-gtld-totals-melbourne-2518-restaurant-2389-gifts-1010-sarl-176/.

Register your .RESTAURANT domain name with Uniregistry.

ICANN Clears the Way for Two-character Second-level Domain Names

Extract: We plan to release an authorization process by 1 December that no longer requires Registry operators to reserve number/letter, letter/number, or number/number labels at the second-level. This category of two-character labels has been determined not to raise significant security, stability and competition concerns and has received no objections from governments, country-code managers, members of the technical community, or rights holders.

Source: https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-clears-the-way-for-two-character-second-level-domain-names.

Give your club a .CLUB domain name which matches with your activity.

Noss hints at winning .online auction bid

Extract: A triumvirate of domain name companies led by Radix paid well over $7 million for the .online new gTLD, judging by comments made by Tucows CEO in an analysts call yesterday.

Source: http://domainincite.com/17649-noss-hints-at-winning-online-auction-bid.

Soon, register your .ONLINE domain name with Uniregistry.

A measurement of Tor's .onion pseudo-TLD in the global domain name system

Extract: The Tor project provides individuals with a mechanism of communicating anonymously on the Internet. Furthermore, Tor is capable of providing anonymity to servers, which are configured to receive inbound connections only through Tor---more commonly called hidden services. In order to route requests to these hidden services, a namespace is used to identify the resolution requests to such services. A namespace under a non-delegated (pseudo) top-level-domain (TLD) of .onion was elected. Although the Tor system was designed to prevent .onion requests from leaking into the global DNS resolution process, numerous requests are still observed in the global DNS. In this paper we will present the state of .onion requests received at the global public DNS A and J root nodes over a longitudinal period of time, a synthesis of Day In The Life of the Internet (DITL) data repository, and potential explanations of the leakage, and highlights of trends associated with global censorship events. By sharing this preliminary work, we wish to trigger further discussions on the matter in the community.

Source: http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2665951.

No .ONION is available but you can join the club with Uniregistry.

Another 11 new gTLDs won at auction

Extract: It’s been a busy week for new gTLD application withdrawals, with no fewer than 11 contention sets getting settled over the last few days.

Source: http://domainincite.com/17640-another-11-new-gtlds-won-at-auction.

Register your .BID domain name with Uniregistry.

Domain Name Abuse Is a 4 Letter Word

Extract: From their inception, virtually none of the gTLD or ccTLD registries had any contractual obligations to mitigate abuse. Therefore, for many years, the most pervasive argument for TLD registries, taking proactive measures against abusive domain registrations, was an altruistic one, focused on protecting the Internet end-users from some of the more egregious cases — with documented exploitation and/or blatant illegality.

Source: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141112_domain_name_abuse_is_a_4_letter_word/.

Register your .WTF domain name with Uniregistry.

Don't waste your time trying to beef up your .com. With .Vegas you have the work cut out for you.


Register your .VEGAS domain name with Uniregistry.

Symantec withdraws their uncontested app for .ANTIVIRUS


Grab your .CLUB domain name at Uniregistry.

New Japanese Domain : .OKINAWA

Extract: Comprising of over 100 islands and 1.4 million inhabitants, Okinawa is the southernmost Prefecture of Japan. This island paradise is seen as the perfect getaway for inhabitants of mainland Japan and now it has an online presence with .Okinawa.

Source: http://us6.campaign-archive1.com/?u=b5c6b67ee9f297807d9fd817c&id=b2818e7d9f&e=c8bf22da7c.

Register your .OKINAWA domain name with Asia Registry.

New TLDs: generic TLDs impacted

Extract: At month-end September, the contribution of "traditional" generic TLDs (.com, .biz, .info, etc.) to net market growth in 2014 was 45% against 75% in March 2014.

Source: http://www.afnic.fr/en/resources/publications/french-domain-name-industry-report/2014-online-edition/new-tlds-generic-tlds-impacted.html.

New .CLUB domain names are available @ Uniregistry.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Donuts Story: From 3,000 gTLD Ideas To Over One Million Registrations. All Paid For!

Extract: Starting with 3,000 possibilities they finished adult with 307. After a “big reveal” by ICANN they found half were uncontested. And given afterwards auctions commenced, with 30 or 40 row sets now resolved while several some-more set to resolve. At a finish of it all, association co-founder and Executive Vice President Dan Schindler believes Donuts will have around 200 gTLDs on their books.

Source: http://www.nzhealthtec.com/the-donuts-story-from-3000-gtld-ideas-to-over-one-million-registrations-all-paid-for/.

Join the Clug and grab your .CLUB at Uniregistry.

COM LAUDE New gTLD Updates

Extract: This week, we see the registry launches for nine new TLDs:
  1. Rightside Registry (.FORSALE, .DEGREE, .GIVES and .RIP)
  2. Minds + Machines (.CASA, .WORK and .YOGA)
  3. Radix Registry (.SPACE)
  4. geoTLD .RIO (New Sunrise Period Announced).

Source: http://us3.campaign-archive1.com/?u=9fe31029d7609b4c2587c7b72&id=e05e789e19&e=b5b69a48f5.

Disney buys a .club domain & 21 other end user domain name sales

Extract: Interestingly, these three companies bought non-.com domains. .Club was the beneficiary of two of these big buyers, while AMC bought a .tv (although it has the matching .com domain name).

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/12/disney-club-domain-end-user-domain-name-sales/.

Register your .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

New .WINE and .VIN are now Political Tools

Extract: The more I follow the .WINE & .VIN opera, the more I start to believe that the idea is either to kill both new gTLD applications to free space in Round 2 of the ICANN new gTLD program or make this subject a political tool “only” to increase Europe’s presence in ICANN decisions.

Source: http://gtld.club/2014/11/12/new-wine-and-vin-are-now-political-tools/.

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New TLDs should emulate the Startup.club model for premium domains

Extract: Here’s startup.club in a nutshell: get a premium .club domain name but pay it off over 10 years, and .Club will also give you PR and marketing support.

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/12/startup-club/.

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Jobs: Digital Content Director at Donuts

Extract:
  • Will report to the Chief Marketing Officer;
  • Responsible for both strategy and execution = thinking & writing;Manage our own social media presence including Facebook, Twitter, Medium, etc.
  • Tell compelling stories across multiple platforms, as well as championing content that is desirable, discoverable and sharable;
  • This is not just a writing job – you will be responsible for creating and promoting new apps, interactive tools, games, etc.
  • Develop, direct, and maintain an effective “voice” across all content marketing efforts, adapting for different channels and platforms;
  • Set goals, measure and report content performance against multiple goals.

Source: http://www.donuts.co/jobs/jobs-digital-content-director/.

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Dominion Enterprises prevails in .BOATS over Donuts

Extract:
  • Application Status: Evaluation Complete;
  • Evaluation Result: Pass IE;
  • Contention Resolution Status: Resolved;
  • Contention Resolution Result: Prevailed Contention.

Source: https://gtldresult.icann.org/application-result/applicationstatus/applicationdetails/1690.

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Melbourne now sits alongside London, Rome and Paris

Extract: Minister for Technology Gordon Rich-Phillips today officially launched the new domain name .melbourne, making history as Australia’s first city‑specific domain name.

Source: http://www.rich-phillips.com.au/MediaCentre/ElectoratePressReleases/tabid/100/ID/1495/Melbourne-claims-its-own-space-in-digital-world.aspx.

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Amazon bags control of .book and .pay domains – but NOT .cloud

Extract: It's not known how much Amazon paid since the gTLD was bought at private auction, although it is believed to have been between $5m and $10m – Amazon just paid $4.6m for dot-buy, by the way. Bowker was reportedly the last to drop out of the auction, run by DNS overseer ICANN.

Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/11/amazon_wins_book_top_level_domain/.

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Dish Networks Beats Out Minds + Machines For The New gTLD .Latino

Extract: Another new gTLD that was scheduled to go to the ICANN Last Resort Auction next week had been settled privately. Minds + Machines has withdrawn its application for the new gTLD .Latino leaving Dish Network as the sole applicant.

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/11/11/dish-networks-beats-out-minds-machines-for-the-new-gtld-latino/.

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Promotion Solutions for new gTLD applicants and Service Providers

Extract: For new gTLD applicants (new and coming Registries)
  • One Article: Jean Guillon writes an article about the TLD in English or in French (subject to be discussed).
  • ​One logo with the name of the TLD on NEWSgTLDs (left column: 120x100 pixels) and gTLD.club (right column on frontpage and articles: 200x60) with a hyperlink.
  • The article is published onto a website with a large audience.
  • Jean Guillon promotes the article on social Networks: in targeted groups on LinkedIn, Twitter, G+, Viadeo.
  • The article is announced on NEWSgTLDs.com, on NDD.buzz and on blog.guillon.com.

Source: http://www.jovenet.consulting/services.html.

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New gTLD Collision Domains Could Be Released As Soon As January 10, 2015

Extract: Following a 90-day public consultation period, ICANN is implementing a solution to allow new gTLD registries to release names from their Second-level Domain (SLD) Block Lists while complying with all Rights Protection Mechanism requirements. ICANN will provide affected registries with an addendum [PDF, 68 KB] to their Name Collision Occurrence Assessments that explains how to release blocked names, by 14 November 2014.

Source: http://onlinedomain.com/2014/11/11/news/new-gtld-collision-domains-could-be-released-as-soon-as-january-10-2015/.

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Google Withdraws Another New gTLD Application: .Earth Won By Interlink Co., Ltd

Extract: According to its application Interlink Co., Ltd. (Interlink) envisions that the “.earth” top-level domain (TLD) will become a symbol of worldwide unity on the Internet.

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/11/11/google-withdraws-another-new-gtld-application-earth-won-by-interlink-co-ltd/.

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A week in gTLDs: good and bad news for trademark legal budgets

Extract: So what is the positive news that was promised in the headline of this blog? While the bad news relates to a registry that has been praised for its pro-trademark stance, conversely the good news relates to one that has been the subject of trademark community anger – namely Vox Populi Registry, the applicant for the ‘.sucks’ string.

Source: http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/Blog/Detail.aspx?g=b192d136-1161-4973-af4a-ad06704f141c.

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UDRP Panel Rules That The Word “Club” Is Generic

Extract: The Panel accepts that the use of the term “Club” at the beginning of the name “Club Sail” makes that name more distinctive than if the terms were inverted, i.e. “Sail Club”, but nevertheless, the term “club” is generic in nature.

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/11/11/udrp-panel-rules-that-the-word-club-is-generic/.

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Minds + Machines Gains $8.4 Million By Losing .Book, .Cloud, .Dog, .Site, .Style New gTLDs

Extract: Minds + Machines Group Limited (AIM:MMX) announced that following the recent series of private auctions, the Company has gained, in aggregate, cash of approximately $8.4 million through withdrawing its applications on .book, .cloud, .dog, .site, and .style. The cash to the Group is net of auction fees and includes refunds that the Company receives from ICANN for withdrawing applications.

Source: http://onlinedomain.com/2014/11/11/news/minds-machines-gains-8-4-million-by-losing-book-cloud-dog-site-style-new-gtlds/.

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What would happened if an operator of a gTLD went out of business?

Extract: With all these new gTLDs everywhere, I am wondering what would happened if I bought a domain and the operator of the gTLD behind it went out of business. Will the entire gTLD and all the second-level domains registered under it disappear? If this is what is going to happened, then I guess these new gTLDs are not reliable for any serious project. I am interested in reading your opinion about this.

Source: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8593915.

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gTLDs Valuation Components That You Must Not Overlook

Extract: Before you start bidding, you must have a maximum bid in mind, which is independent of your competitors'. Without sticking to such a price, you can easily end up with a winner's curse, an auction situation whereby the winner ends up paying in excess of the value of the acquired object.

Source: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141111_gtlds_valuation_components_that_you_must_not_overlook/.

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Amazon Not Only Owns The New gTLD .Buy; They Just Acquired .Pay Too

Extract: The other applicant for .Pay, DOTPAY SA has just withdrawn its application, leaving Amazon as the winner of the .Pay domain name extension.

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/11/11/amazon-not-only-owns-the-new-gtld-buy-they-just-acquired-pay-too/.

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Amazon.com wins .Book top level domain name battle

Extract: The company went head-to-head with 8 other applicants for the domain name, including Google, but ultimately agreed to pay the most to run the domain name.

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/11/amazon-com-wins-book-top-level-domain-name-battle/.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Morgan’s Top 3 Domain Extensions For The Week Of Nov 10th

Extract: There are more new domain extensions coming out this week but these are my favorites. Once again, just to hammer this point home, if you’re looking to invest in domains, stick with .COM, but if you want to develop on a domain, these three extensions offer some very solid options.

Source: http://morganlinton.com/morgans-top-3-domain-extensions-for-the-week-of-nov-10th/.

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More than 52,000 New Yorkers signed up for .NYC new domains

Extract: DoITT says about 27,000, or 52%, of the domains are registered to individuals while the remaining sites are for businesses. Only registrants who live or own a business in the five boroughs can have the domain.

Source: http://www.amny.com/news/nyc-domain-names-a-big-hit-52-000-registered-sites-in-1-month-1.9604827.

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John Oliver - whateverbloomberg.nyc

Extract: John Oliver on the Last Week Tonight explains how to do that. As an example Oliver discussed .NYC domain name registrations that have been bought by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Source: http://youtu.be/1pqe_oqDJp0.

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New gTLD Weekly Launch Review: .Melbourne, .Restaurant, .Gifts, .Sarl, .Engineer

Extract: This week 5 New gTLDs enters General Availability, 1 New gTLDs enter the EAP General Availability and 2 strings enter the landrush phase.

Source: http://onlinedomain.com/2014/11/10/news/new-gtld-weekly-launch-review-melbourne-restaurant-gifts-sarl-engineer/.

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Radix, Tucows & Namecheap Won Auction For .ONLINE new gTLD For More Than $10 Million

Extract: A newly formed entity owned by Radix, Tucows and Namecheap won the auction, paying more than $10 million, to operate the .online registry for an undisclosed amount.

Source: http://onlinedomain.com/2014/11/10/news/radix-tucows-namecheap-won-auction-for-online-domains-for-more-than-10-million/.

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What do Amazon and Google domain name losses mean for new TLDs?

Extract: This isn’t the only battle Amazon.com and Google have lost so far, and that has caught many by surprise. A common refrain from new TLD applicants that found themselves pitted against one of these heavyweights on “reveal day” was that they couldn’t win.

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/10/amazon-and-google-domain-name/.

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ICM will NOT offer free .porn names to .xxx domain buyers

Extract: ICM Registry has reneged on its promise to “grandfather” trademark owners and other .xxx registrants in its forthcoming .sex, .porn and .adult new gTLDs.

Source: http://domainincite.com/17626-icm-will-not-offer-free-porn-names-to-xxx-buyers.

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New Domain Extensions Ripe For The Picking

Extract: Affiliate marketers and SEO experts have cursed domain name investors for years, due to their penchant for registering premium one and two word domains as well as product specific domains in a variety of top level domains (TLDs).

Source: http://feedfront.com/archives/article008759.

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Mayor’s Local Enterprise Partnership For London Adopts .LONDON new gTLD

Extract: Gordon Innes, Chief Executive of London & Partners, the official promotional company for London, said: “We are glad that the Mayor’s LEP is supporting Dot London by using their newly acquired top-level domain name. The LEP plays a key role in nurturing and advising London’s thriving SME sector and apprenticeship schemes and is setting a strong example for businesses and individuals who are looking to succeed in the capital. London is an internationally recognised city brand and Dot London enables businesses, big and small, to put the city right at the heart of their company”.

Source: http://onlinedomain.com/2014/11/10/news/mayors-local-enterprise-partnership-for-london-adopts-london-lep-london/.

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Minds + Machines nets $8.4 million from auctions, .Cloud and .Book settled

Extract: New top level domain name company Minds + Machines has bolstered its bank account by $8.4 million as a result of losing five private auctions for new top level domain names. The losses included a handful of highly contested strings, such as .cloud and .book.

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/10/minds-machines-auctions-cloud/.

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Sunday, November 9, 2014

The New gTLD Influx: What Does It Mean for the Industry? (new gTLDs)

Extract: VeriSign blames the lack of growth in the .net namespace on “confusion” caused by the new gTLDs. Its CFO, George Kilguss, acknowledges that the millions of new gTLD registrations are having an impact on the bigger picture, but adds ”There is quite a bit of confusion in the marketplace, and I think it’s having some effects on the industry as a total as a whole”.

Source: http://gtldblog.tumblr.com/post/102140043485/the-new-gtld-influx-what-does-it-mean-for-the.

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Saturday, November 8, 2014

New gTLDs and the URS (Case Brief: Porsche.social)

Extract: The Respondent in Porsche.social argued that it planned to use the PORSCHE trademark in connection with a free community or fan site for Porsche car enthusiasts. It also stated an intent to disclaim “on every webpage” any affiliation with or authorization by Complainant, the owner of the Porsche brand. The URS Examiner held this was a fair use, finding that “[t]he use of ‘.social’ in the domain name, and the screenshot from Respondent’s website are evidence of that intent”.

Source: http://gtld.club/2014/11/08/new-gtlds-and-the-urs-case-brief-porsche-social/.

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Amazon & Google Lose New gTLD .CLOUD Private Auction

Extract: The only two applicants who have not yet withdrawn their application are; Top Level Domain Holdings Limited (Minds + Machines) and ARUBA S.p.A. which is an Italian based hosting company whose site is at Aruba.it.

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/11/08/shocker-both-amazon-google-lose-new-gtld-cloud-private-auction/.

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Update on the new gTLDs for domain name traders and entrepreneurs (new gTLDs)

Extract: It’s impossible to pick the winners out of the new gTLDs yet. They’re still being released and even when they are, the premium names are being withheld by the registrars or priced out of the reach of many, if not most entrepreneurs. Leaving aside the geo city tlds like .london and .nyc, only .club has caught my eye so far as a serious candidate for the marathon it will need to run to be successful in the long term.

Source: http://www.seniortycoon.com/domain-names-gtlds-entrepreneurs/.

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If ICANN Doesn't Keep Registrars (Registries?) Honest, Who Will?

Extract: The most recent accreditation agreement requires a registrar to investigate, and take reasonable action, if a website is allegedly used for illegal purposes. This loose contractual structure is designed to give someone (registrars) the ability to "do something" about child pornography, fake prescription drug sales, and other dangerous and illegal activity. And if registrars don't investigate and respond appropriately to the complaint, ICANN is supposed to "do something" about those registrars.

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-horton/if-icann-doesnt-keep-regi_b_6101536.html.

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Donuts prevails in .LIVE over Google and MSFT

  • Application Status: Evaluation Complete;
  • Evaluation Result: Pass IE;
  • Contention Resolution Status: Resolved;
  • Contention Resolution Result: Prevailed Contention.
Source: https://gtldresult.icann.org/application-result/applicationstatus/applicationdetails/672.

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