Wednesday, December 31, 2014

"My Year In MILES" (by representative of successful .CLUB new gTLD)

2014 was an amazing year of travel for me. I went to China five times, India twice, Tokyo twice Ukraine, Hong Kong, Turkey and many other cities and countries along the way. Here are sone highlights of some of this year's travel as we launched .CLUB.

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Reminder:

How much does it cost to register in the TMCH?

Extract: "There are no extra fees for opting in or out of Sunrise services or Trademark Claims notifications. Details on the Basic and Advanced fee structure to add UDRP cases or Court cases to a verified Trademark Record can be found in the Detailed Fee Structure".

Sourcehttp://trademark-clearinghouse.com/content/trademark-clearinghouse-fees.

2014 in Review: New TLDs

Extract: "But the big reason new TLDs didn’t meet demand projections is because there isn’t a whole lot of pent up demand. TLDs are going to have to create awareness and a brand for themselves, and then their market will slowly grow as people that need a new domain discover the new options. There are roughly 25 million .com domains registered each year; new TLDs can siphon off some of this and grow their share over time".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/12/30/2014-in-review-new-tlds/.

Reminder: protect your brands and submit your trademark datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse.

Questions to Donuts (new gTLD applicant)

Questions:
  1. Can you tell us about your company and how long you have been there?
  2. What are your thoughts on the new TLDs?
  3. Can you tell us about how your new gTLDs and associated services help deliver value to your customers?
  4. What are your thoughts about where new gTLD growth is going in the next year?
Source: http://www.domaininvesting.com/namescon-spotlight-donuts/.

Reminder:

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Are Cities moving to an old .GOV instead of a .CITY new domain name?

Extract: "The Town of West Hartford recently changed its domain name from a .org to a .gov, and I found its rationale for doing so rather interesting".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/12/29/interesting-rationale-for-a-city-changing-its-domain-name/.

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Kurdistan Gets Own Domain Name Suffix (.KRD Top-Level Domain)

Extract: "Now that the Kurdish domain has been obtained by the Department of Technology, from now on all websites that belong to the KRG Ministries will end with “.krd” like other official domains around the world".

Source: http://basnews.com/en/lifestyle/2014/12/29/kurdistan-gets-own-domain-name-suffix/.

Reminder: submit your trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse.

ICANN Admits New gTLDs Compromise Internet Stability and Security

Extract: "Apparently Verisign, the Internet Root Zone Maintainer, disagrees with ICANN's characterization of the compromise of the Internet's stability and security as "reasonable," and has warned of DNS security risks in a new 33-page report titled "SSR3: Security, Stability, Resiliency Update: Operational Foreshocks" that has not yet been publicly published by VeriSign. Danny McPherson, chief security officer of VeriSign, told eWEEK".

Source: http://www.domainmondo.com/2014/12/icann-admits-new-gtlds-compromise.html.

Reminder: submit your trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse.

New gTLDs Registered but Serving Phishing & Other Malicious Purposes

Extract: "All the terrors which had been imagined seem as coming true. So rather than letting ICANN go on registering these sinister domain-names, it's time the matter is considerably weighed particularly in light of the security problems presently existing".

Source: http://www.spamfighter.com/News-19374-New-gTLDs-Registered-but-Serving-Phishing-and-Other-Malicious-Purposes.htm.

Reminder: prior to registering your domain name, submit your trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse.

4 new Sunrise Periods are starting

Four Sunrise Periods are starting on Tuesday, 30 December 2014 : .LEGAL - .COACH - .MONEY and .MEMORIAL new gTLDs.

Source: http://sunrise.clearinghouse.org/.

Reminder:  Trademark owners can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse.

Prior Verification for Taipei Enterprise Sunrise

Extract: "Domain names registered in Taipei enterprise sunrise period are given out on a first come first served basis. Receiving a token number doesn't mean applicant register a domain name successfully".

Source: http://nic.taipei/eng/sunrise_eng.html.

Reminder:

Descriptive URLs (.photo, .club, .wine, .porn etc) will become mainstream in 2015

Extract: "2015 will mark the year that the Internet naming protocol moves beyond the world of .com, .net and .org. Hundreds of descriptive domain names were released to the public in 2014, and in 2015 we will see widespread adoption as companies such as Google and Donuts make this a reality for businesses around the world".

Source: http://techcrunch.com/2014/12/25/the-enterprise-in-2015/.

Reminder:

Friday, December 26, 2014

.DENTIST new gTLD = 907 new domain names

Extract: "There is already a .Dental new gTLD which has close to 5,000 domain registrations".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/12/25/1st-day-new-gtld-totals-dentist-907-rehab-293/.

Reminder:

The Trademark Clearinghouse is on CrunchBase

Extract: "The Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) is the most important rights protection mechanism built into ICANN’s new gTLD program. Its' a centralized database of verified trademarks, that is connected to each and every new Top Level Domain (TLD) that will launch".

Source: http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/trademark-clearinghouse.

Reminder:

Nissan Loses Its 2nd Domain Proceeding In a Row on New gTLD Nissan.email

Extract: "Respondent’s stated intended use for the domain name is to offer the same to unrelated third parties who might have the name Nissan".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/12/25/nissan-loses-its-2nd-domain-proceeding-in-a-row-on-new-gtld-nissan-emailceeding-in-a-row-on-new-gtld-nissan-email/.

Reminder:

Cybersquatting Trends in New gTLDs

Extract: "New generic top-level domains (gTLDs) are being registered to third parties who seemingly have no relation to the brand owner at a worrying rate. These cybersquatters see well-known brands as major targets. Watch this video to learn about what companies can do to protect their brands and the specific rights protection mechanisms that are available if your brand is the target of cybersquatting".

Source: http://youtu.be/hHmTJPm1BaI.

Reminder:
  • Submit your trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse;
  • Clubs can register their .CLUB domain name with Markmonitor.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

.MLS completes domain hat-trick for CREA and NAR

Extract: "After acquiring the rights to the coveted .realtor and .realestate internet domains, the Canadian Real Estate Association, helped by the National Association of Realtors, have now secured the rights to .MLS".

Source: http://www.opp-connect.com/23/12/2014/mls-completes-domain-hat-trick-for-crea-and-nar/.

Reminder:
  • Submit your trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse;
  • MLS will soon be ablr to register their .MLS domain name.

How did ICANN compile the list of Second-Level Domain Names (SLDs) to block for the Alternate Path to Delegation?

Extract: "For each TLD its list of SLDs to block is composed of the SLDs that were queried for the TLD during the DITL samples of 2006 to 2013, and the 2010 DNSSEC rollout datasets".

Source: https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2013-12-03-en.

Reminder:

Trademark Clearinghouse: what is the DPML?

Extract: "As hundreds of new gTLD's are launching, managing defensive registrations can become burdensome and that is why 3rd party service providers are offering so-called blocking mechanisms allowing you to block a multitude of domain extensions at a lower fee than the total of multuiple Sunrise Registrations".

Source: http://trademark-clearinghouse.com/content/blocking-mechanisms-tmch-clients-dpml.

Reminder: trademark datas can be submitted into the Trademark Clearinghouse.

This is How you Slay the Giant (according to .XYZ Registry)

Extract: "The real question here was how to slay the giant. Negari went out and bought ‘xyz’ as a domain name and signed up with a registrar so he could sell the extension to the public similarly to GoDaddy. While working on the software, the small team opened an application window where they discovered they could in fact apply for their own top-level domain".

Source: http://tech.co/daniel-negari-xyz-domain-extension-2014-12.

Reminder:

Donuts Beats Google to The New gTLD .Tours As Google Withdraws .Tour

Extract: "At the end of the day Google withdrew its application for .Tour, leaving Donuts the only applicant for .Tours".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/12/24/donuts-beats-google-to-the-new-gtld-tours-as-google-withdraws-tour/.

Reminder:

New SEO-friendly gTLDs? Let’s talk about it for a moment

Extract: "Whether you choose a traditional domain like (.com or .net) or a new domain extension like (.cars or .insure), Google AdWords demonstrates no clear bias. When it comes to organic SEO results, keyword rich, relevant gTLDs do boost SEO rankings because they more accurately indicate what a business or cause is about".

Source: http://www.andreeochoa.com/seo/new-seo-friendly-gtlds-lets-talk-about-it-for-a-moment/.

Reminder:

Question about new gTLDs on Quora

Extract: "Why do many search engines, directories and other organisations not yet recognise the new TLDs?"

Source: http://www.quora.com/Why-do-many-search-engines-directories-and-other-organisations-not-yet-recognise-the-new-TLDs.

Reminder:

The Success of .Geos and What It Means in 2015

Extract: ".Geos have a tangible appeal; they can be serve as both localized, community-oriented internet hubs and international tourism links. They serve as better options for businesses that are associated with particular cities or are delving into local scenes".

Source: http://gtldblog.tumblr.com/post/105894141120/the-success-of-geos-and-what-it-means-in-2015.

Reminder:

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

New .SUCKS: A Battle Between Trademark Rights and Free speech

Extract: "A word of caution though. Vox Populi Registry Inc.’s CEO, John Berard, was once quoted as saying that it planned to charge $25,000 for .sucks domain names. He later stated, however, that their prices would be “market prices.” Market price for .com domain names from the registry is typically under $25".

Source: http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/dot-sucks-a-battle-between-trademark-ri-16270/.

Reminder:

Night Clubs have joined the .CLUB

Extract: "most new domain names can already be found in search engine results, they are still difficult to find. The case of Night Clubs is an interesting one: most night clubs - to have an online presence - seemed to be using old fashion domain names until recently but taken as an example, a search for a night club located in Boston will also show results using .club domain names: it is the case for the “Machine Night Club” when searching for “night club boston” (without inverted comas)".

Source: http://www.prlog.org/12408476-night-clubs-have-joined-the-club.html.

Reminder:

Contention set: .TOUR / .TOURS

Extract: new .TOURS : application has prevailed and is no longer in contention.
Source: https://gtldresult.icann.org/application-result/applicationstatus/contentionsetdiagram/120.

Reminder:

2014: What A Year!

Extract: "We're ending the year as the top-selling new domain extension, with over 155,000 registrations sold. We've traveled the world (several times over) to meet with our great registrar partners from Tokyo to Turkey, from Beijing to Bombay, and dozens of Countries and cities in-between. We've seen fantastic websites launched using a .CLUB name, from celebrities like 50 Cent andDemi Lovato, to international sports stars like Virat Kohli, to startups like Coffee.club and Shaving.club. We've seen blogs, and Rotary Clubs and thousands of Golf and Country and Fitness and Health Clubs adopting a .CLUB domain name... because they areclubs. It makes sense. We've sold great premium names for solid prices, such as Eat.club, English.club, Penguin.club and more. All in all, it has been a great year for .CLUB and our partners, and we truly appreciate every one of our registrants".

Source: http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/1570675/4c3f6551b0/593050361/61368fe3a3/.

Reminder:

NAR won’t let US-based MLSs use new ‘.MLS’ new gTLDs

Extract: "CREA and the MLS Domains Association had agreed that if CREA’s application to own and manage the .MLS top-level domain was approved, that in the U.S. only members of the MLS Domains Association would be allowed to register domains ending in “.mls.” The idea was to help consumers identify websites powered by MLS data that they could trust as accurate and timely".

Source: http://www.inman.com/2014/12/22/nar-wont-let-us-based-mlss-use-new-mls-top-level-domain/.

Reminder:

What’s Really New in the New gTLD Space?

Extract: "For starters, a few gTLDs seem to have a disproportionate number of these strings. The bar chart shows the top new gTLDs that have “distinct” new gTLD names along with the percentage of their zone that is in effect now “distinct” from .COM".

Source: http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/what_s_really_new_in.

Reminder:

Monday, December 22, 2014

New TLDs this week: 2 launch on Christmas Eve

Extract: "New .Dentist and .Rehab exit the Early Access Program on Wednesday and revert to regular pricing".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/12/22/new-tlds-this-week-two-launch-on-christmas-eve/.

Reminder:

Job Opening at the .BIBLE Registry: Manager of Registry Operations

Extract: "This position requires interaction with a wide variety of internal and external ABS stakeholders. This position will work with partners, vendors, and staff to help develop the processes and procedures needed to implement, administer, and advance .BIBLE and ABS goals and objectives".

Source: http://bibletld.org/blog/post/announcement-job-opening-at-the-.bible-registry.

Reminder:

Adult new gTLD Sunrise Periods

Extract: "The Sunrise Period is a priority-registration period which allows brand owners to be first in line to register their domain name. For this your trademark information needs to be verified by an official agent before the domain name can be registered".

More herehttp://trademark-clearinghouse.com/content/adult-sunrise-periods

Soon, the pornography industry will be able to register its .PORN domain names with ASCIO.

Enhanced Security Requirements in Financial Regulated New gTLDs

Extract: "As you are aware, fTLD Registry Services, LLC (fTLD), registry operator of the .bank gTLD and community applicant for the .insurance gTLD, recently engaged a community-based security requirements working group to review the enhanced security requirements the American Bankers Association (ABA) and Financial Services Roundtable (FSR) submitted to ICANN on 20 December 2011, 1 with a request that they be implemented in financially-oriented gTLDs. Though ICANN did not take a formal position on the recommended requirements, ABA and FSR were pleased to see them referenced in question 30, Security Policy, of the Applicant Guidebook, as an illustrative example of an independent standard to demonstrate effective security controls are in place for gTLDs such as those that are financial services oriented".

Source: https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/schwartz-to-crocker-19dec14-en.pdf.

Reminder:
  • Submit your trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse;
  • Banks will soon be able to register their .BANK domain name.

A lot of cybersquatting going on in new gTLDs (Forum)

Extract: "So the number of UDRP/URS cases filed to all UDRP’s to the number of gTLD’s registrations to total registrations based on the last 400 cases, is more than 15 times higher".

Source: http://www.inforum.in/new-gtlds/16731-lot-cybersquatting-going-new-gtlds.html.

Reminder: submit your trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse.

New gTLD auctions are a successful method

Extract: "New gTLD auctions became a successful method to line the pockets of gTLD applicants; those that waived their rights received millions of dollars in compensation from competing registries. Among the most successful ones, Minds + Machines, amassed more than $45 million in cash from such auctions".

Source: http://domaingang.com/domain-news/domaining-2014-beginning-new-gtld-era/.

Reminder:

Friday, December 19, 2014

Will more contested TLDs get more registrations?

Extract: "I think people are generally correct when they say the best is yet to come with new TLD quality. Yet I also question how much that will correlate with registration numbers. If you pay more for the rights to a TLD, you might hold back more premiums or charge higher prices.".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/12/19/will-more-contested-tlds-get-more-registrations/.

Reminder:

2014 welcomes the Net's new names: .beer, .farm, .nyc and much more

Extract: "New Web and email address options exploded this year with 469 new top-level domain names. Next year, Google, Amazon and 10 others will bid for rights to oversee .app".

Source: http://www.cnet.com/news/2014-welcomes-the-nets-new-names-beer-farm-nyc/.

Reminder:

New .CLUB domain names 6 out of the top 10 New gTLD Sales

Extract: "There will be even more new TLDs coming to market in 2015, and from that we will assemble new data and information about the development of new gTLDs. In 2014, the highest sale of a new gTLD name was a confidential sale for $100,000".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/12/18/club-takes-6-out-of-the-top-10-new-gtld-sales-on-sedo-in-2014/.

Reminder:

Another question to the Trademark Clearinghouse on Quora

Question: "Why does the Trademark Clearinghouse prohibit the registration of marks containing a dot (".")?"

Source: https://www.quora.com/New-gTLDs-new-generic-Top-Level-Domains/Why-does-the-Trademark-Clearinghouse-prohibit-the-registration-of-marks-containing-a-dot.

Reminder:

Trademark Clearinghouse Dispute Resolution Procedures

The Dispute Resolution Process will only cover three types of disputes:
  1. Disputes brought by Trademark Holders or Trademark Agents alleging that the Clearinghouse incorrectly rejected a Trademark Record;
  2. Disputes brought by Third Parties alleging that the Clearinghouse incorrectly accepted aTrademark Record; and
  3. Disputes brought by Third Parties alleging that a Trademark Record is no longer valid based on new information (i.e. information not available to the Verification Provider at the time it reviewed the Trademark Record).

Reminder: Trademarks can submit your trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse.

New Coffee.CLUB delivers in Just 6 Weeks!

Extract: "Seeing a new business go from the registration of a domain name to creating a website to packaging and delivering a product this quickly is like seeing a sports car go from 0 to 60 in a split second. It just doesn't happen - but in this case it did".

Source: http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20141218.htm.

Reminder:

The disputed domain name viagra.ninja

Extract: "The Panel orders that the Domain Name VIAGRA.NINJA be transferred to Complainant".

Source: http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=D2014-1854.

Reminder:

Largest new gTLD applicant Donuts answers Verisign (Registry for.COM)

Extract: "It's only just started! Only a quarter of new TLDs are out, for an average of just six months, yet they have done 3.5 million new registrations at an average retail price of $25 (counting the free ones). In fact, I signed the .SCHOOL, .NEWS, .FOOTBALL and .GOLF registry contracts yesterday. You'll see these launched along with hundreds of others in 2015".

Source: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141218_the_empire_strikes_back_new_verisign_hums_a_familiar_tune/.

Reminder:

.CLUB Registry to be valued at $25.4 million

Extract: "The .Club top level domain name registry is raising more funds, and the latest round will value the company at $25.4 million after the investment closes".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/12/18/club-raising-more-money-valued-at-25-4-million/.

Reminder:

1&1′s Approach to Introducing New TLDs (VIDEO)

Extract: "The domains mean something to the customer and really matter in the business. And you can really improve your online success by choosing the right domain".

Source: http://blog.1and1.co.uk/2014/12/18/video-11s-approach-to-introducing-new-tlds/.

Reminder:
  • Submit your trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse;
  • Consultants can register their .CONSULTANT domain name with 1&1.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Reconsideration Request (.GAY)

Extract: "I am troubled that this research was not considered by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in their evaluation of the dotgay community application. I am further troubled that in their evaluation of the use of the word “gay” the evaluators relied on a simple dictionary definition".

Source: https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/gudelunas-to-icann-bgc-redacted-15dec14-en.pdf.

Reminder:

What are the Ongoing Notifications? [Trademark Clearinghouse]

Extract: "Following the 90 day Trademark Claims Period for each new gTLD, the Clearinghouse offers an Ongoing Notifications Service. Trademark holders will be notified indefinitely whenever someone has registered a domain name in a new gTLD that exactly matches a trademark recorded in the Clearinghouse, beyond the original 90 day period. Note that indefinitely means for the period (1 year, 3 years or 5 years) the trademark record is registered for".

Read more here: http://trademark-clearinghouse.com/content/ongoing-notifications.

Reminder:

Results Available for 17 December 2014 New gTLD Program Auction

Extract: "On 17 December 2014, Power Auctions LLC, ICANN's authorized auction service provider, conducted a New gTLD Program Auction to resolve string contention for two new generic top-level domain (gTLD) strings: .BABY and .MLS".

Source: https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-12-17-en.

Reminder:

A question on new gTLDs (on Quora)

Question: "What gTLDs are considered professional?"

Source: http://www.quora.com/What-gTLDs-are-considered-professional.

Reminder:

New gTLD auctions: Thirty-Three Million and Counting

Extract: "By John Levine, Author, Consultant & Speaker. More blog posts from John Levine can also be read on http://www.cauce.org/".

Source: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141217_thirty_three_million_and_counting/.

Reminder:

Uncontrolled Interruption? Dozens of “Blocked” Domains in New gTLDs Actually Delegated (new gTLDs)

Extract: "With that technique, domain names that are currently on one of ICANN’s second-level domain (SLD) block lists can be registered and delegated for regular use, provided that they first go through a trial period where they’re mapped to a designated “test” address. The staged introduction of new SLDs is intended to provide operators of installed systems the opportunity to assess the potential impact of an impending name collision on their own, before any external operators have an opportunity to exploit it".

Source: https://www.dnpost.com/threads/uncontrolled-interruption-dozens-of-%E2%80%9Cblocked%E2%80%9D-domains-in-new-gtlds-actually-delegated.7703/.

Reminder:

Season's Greetings from one of two .AFRICA applicants

Extract: "Internet domain name to ZA Central Registry (ZACR), who would otherwise be the illegitimate beneficiaries of any wrongful actions that have been wittingly or unwittingly committed by the ICANN Board if the delegation were allowed to proceed without a juridical examination of ICANN's actions regarding the new gTLD award process for .Africa".

Source: http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?ca=d2c51705-2660-48a6-a5f4-97ade7e8e172&c=00b2f900-20b7-11e3-8e7f-d4ae527b8c41&ch=0138cad0-20b7-11e3-8e7f-d4ae527b8c41.

Reminder:

ICANN e-mail accounts, zone database breached in spearphishing attack

Extract: "It's not immediately clear exactly how sensitive the remaining data exposed in the breach was. Depending on the roles of the ICANN employees who were compromised, information may have involved non-public plans for new top-level domains or other confidential details concerning the Internet's address system. The remaining systems that were breached seem to be relatively modest".

Source: http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/12/icann-e-mail-accounts-zone-database-breached-in-spearphishing-attack/.

Reminder:

A New Domain Name Dispute Alternative: The URS

Extract: "One of the primary differences between the URS and the UDRP is that the disputed domain name is transferred to a prevailing mark owner under the UDRP. Under the URS, a prevailing mark owner is entitled only to suspension of the domain name. While this means that a registrant infringer can no longer use the domain name, it also prevents a mark owner from exercising control over the disputed domain".

Source: http://www.natlawreview.com/article/new-domain-name-dispute-alternative-uniform-rapid-suspension-system-urs.

Reminder:

Johnson & Johnson pays $3.1M for .BABY new gTLD

Extract: "Two new top level domain names contention sets were resolved at auction today. The auction with six participants ended with a lower price than the one with just two".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/12/17/johnson-johnson-dot-baby/.

Reminder:

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Could new TLDs have an SEO benefit in the future?

Extract: "While it doesn’t make sense for Google to favor a new TLD over an existing TLD at this point, it could make sense in the future. It would make sense if it improved search results. Let’s go through some of the arguments that ranking new TLDs ahead of other TLDs would benefit search results, and consider if they are valid now and if they will be in the future".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/12/17/could-new-tlds-have-an-seo-benefit-in-the-future/.

Reminder:

The Real Facts About New gTLDs according to Verisign

Extract: "There's no question that there is room for additional gTLDs that make sense, but that's the key — making sense. It's not about shorter, more keyword rich names — as some with vested financial interests in the new gTLDs keep saying. If that were the case, new gTLDs like .xyz would never have been delegated".

Source: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141217_the_real_facts_about_new_gtlds/.

Reminder:

3 more Sunrise Periods starting on Tuesday, 30 December 2014

3 new gTLDs are launching their Sunrise Period:

  1. .MONEY
  2. .LEGAL
  3. .MEMORIAL

Read more here: http://sunrise.clearinghouse.org/.

Domain names: collision course

Extract: "The name collision issue is a hot topic for trademark owners as the end of the 90-day advice period for a large number of new gTLDs is approaching. Jeanette Söderlund Sause and Su Wu of the Dot Global registry explain the next steps".

Source: http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/contributed-article/domain-names-collision-course.

Reminder:

Sunrise Period for .COACH is approaching

  • SUNRISE PERIOD START: Tuesday, 30 December, 2014 (All day);
  • SUNRISE PERIOD END: Saturday, 28 February, 2015 - 23:45.
Source: http://www.trademark-clearinghouse.com/content/coach.

Reminder:

Minds + Machines in 2014 and 2015 (new gTLD applicant)

Extract: "Numerous recent studies and publications point to the superiority of new gTLDs when it comes to search and search rankings".

Source: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141216_minds_machines_in_2014_and_2015/.

Reminder:

One new gTLD has reached 750,000 Registered Domains

Extract: "With the total number of new gTLD registrations sitting around 3.5 Million that means that over 20% of all new gTLD registrations are .XYZ domain names".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/12/16/xyz-is-the-1st-new-gtld-to-break-750000-registered-domains/.

Reminder:

What are these new domains, and why should you care? (new gTLDs)

Extract: "Many times, people end up choosing domain names based primarily on their availability. Because the popular .com, .net and .org domain extensions have been around for so long, it’s often tough to register a short, memorable domain name with these extensions. If they can’t get the .com version of their preferred name, for instance, a lot of people will add hyphens and other special characters to “make it work.” They may not want to buy a domain with a special character in it, but they are so set on an idea that they’re willing to compromise the fluidity of their brand for the specific name".

Source: http://americassbdc.org/gtlds-what-are-these-new-domains-and-why-should-you-care/.

Reminder:

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Changing Landscape of Brand Protection in 2014 (new gTLDs)

Extract: "Another odd facet of new gTLDs is that not all registrars offer all domains. In some cases (e.g., .moscow) there are a limited number of registrars offering the domain and so brand owners may not be able to benefit from the relationship they’ve developed with their favored registrar and may find themselves agreeing to be bound by the laws of countries with which they’re not all that familiar".

Source: http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/12/15/the-changing-landscape-of-brand-protection-in-2014/.

Reminder: Submit your trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse.

Names Have Power (new gTLDs)

Extract: "Featuring the tagline “lethal domain name consulting,” Sweetman said his firm helps companies acquire, manage, protect and profit from their domain names. Name Ninja offers a suite of domain name consulting services to three types of clients: startups, entrepreneurs and marketers; individual and corporate domain name owners; and new generic top-level domain (gTLD) registries and operators".

Source: http://www.cmswire.com/cms/customer-experience/bill-sweetman-explains-whats-in-a-domain-name-027494.php.

Reminder:

Hotly contested gTLDs up for auction tomorrow

Extract: "Will Johnson & Johnson get what was once a single-registrant “closed generic”, or will Donuts, Google, Radix, Famous Four or Minds + Machines prevail?"

Source: http://domainincite.com/17792-hotly-contested-gtlds-up-for-auction-tomorrow.

Reminder:

An "open but restricted" new gTLD: please .VOTE

Extract: "If I find that .VOTE is a very good idea, I find it sad that French and other countries won't be able to have access to these domain names. Unfortunately, ".VOTE domains are restricted and available to be registered only in the United States by verified political campaigns".

Source: http://www.gtld.club/2014/12/french-want-to-vote-but-they-wont.html.

Reminder:
  • Submit your trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse;
  • Verified political campaigns will soon be able to acquire their .VOTE domain name with GoDaddy (note that n Registrar is listed yet by the Registry).

Updates to the Auction Schedule as of 12 December 2014

Extract: "An Auction will be facilitated by Power Auctions LLC on 17 December 2014 to resolve string contention for two new generic Top-level Domain (gTLD) strings: BABY and MLS. Eight applicants are expected to participate in the Auction for their respective applied-for string. Within seven days after the completion of the Auction, the results, including a results report, will be posted to the Auction Results page of the New gTLD Microsite".

Source: http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-15dec14-en.

Reminder:

The Sunrise Period for .NRW starts today

Extract: ".NRW will be of high social and economic relevance for the region of North Rhine-Westphalia, and hence create value for the state’s strong economy and population. It will also provide transparency for Internet users about .NRW domain holders’ relationship to the state of North Rhine-Westphalia".

Source: http://sunrise.clearinghouse.org/.

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Google: New TLDs Have No Inherent Search Ranking Advantage

Extract: "Google's John Mueller felt the need to reshare this old post from Matt this weekend on Google+ saying "It feels like it's time to reshare this again".

Source: https://www.seroundtable.com/google-new-tlds-ranking-19576.html.

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Report on .NYC new gTLD: 3% Of Registrants Own 37% Of .NYC Domains

Extract: "This is a follow up to my 1st .NYC report because now .nyc zone is more representative and reflects the true registration patterns of people of New York. There were 13,669 registrants that only bought a single domain. Also 3% of registrants own 37% of all .NYC domains names".

Source: http://onlinedomain.com/2014/12/15/news/nyc-report-3-of-registrants-own-37-of-nyc-domains-36-registrants-own-8688-domains-14/.

Reminder:

.VOTE domains names are restricted and available to be registered only in the United States

Extract: "Sunrise will run from January 13, 2015 through February 12, 2015. During sunrise, domains will be awarded in a first-come, first-served manner; however, eligibility during this period is limited strictly to trademark holders whose marks are registered in the Trademark Clearinghouse".

Source: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141215_new_vote_and_voto_web_domains_launched/.

Reminder: Governments will soon be able to register their .VOTE domain name.

An auction for Looks like .BABY(6) and .MLS(2) new gTLDs


Reminder:

New gTLDs: Looking Back on 2014

Extract: "While close to 75 gTLDs were delegated in 2013 and Registry Agreements were executed for over 200, only eight gTLDs opened their Sunrise periods and only one gTLD began its Landrush period in 2013. No gTLDs had entered General Availability at the beginning of 2014".

Source: http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/12/15/looking-back-on-2014/.

Reminder:
  • Submit your trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse;
  • Fan Clubs can register their .CLUB domain name with FairWinds Partners.

Monday, December 15, 2014

There Is A Lot Of Cybersquatting Going On In The New gTLDs

Extract: "The number of UDRP/URS cases filed to all UDRP’s to the number of gTLD’s registrations to total registrations based on the last 400 cases, is more than 15x higher".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/12/15/guess-i-was-wrong-there-is-a-lot-of-cybersquatting-going-on-in-the-new-gtlds-15x-as-much/.

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New gTLDs: Dig into statistics to understand how valuable they are

Extract: "Interestingly, many of the domains are registered through a registrar affiliated with the backend registry of the names. I tested a number of the domains in the top 25,000 and most resolved to parked pages or were forwarded via zero click (including one to a reported fishing site)".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/12/15/lies-damned-lies-and-new-tld-statistics/.

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ICANN: data breaches not due to new gTLDs

Extract: "New domains are being registered as phishing sites and for drive-by downloads of malware," she said. "Nefarious uses have been very widespread. It's incumbent upon ICANN to clean up the house for the domains that it currently has before it floods the market with new domains".

Source: http://www.csoonline.com/article/2858896/browser-security/icann-data-breaches-not-due-to-new-top-level-domains.html.

Reminder:

Geographical Indications can be registered in the TMCH (.Wine & .Vin new gTLDs)

Extract: "For marks protected by statute or treaty, the relevant statute or treaty must be in effect at the time the mark is submitted to the Clearinghouse for inclusion. These marks may include but
are not limited to geographical indications and designations of origin".

Source: http://trademark-clearinghouse.com/content/marks-protected-statute-or-treaty.

Reminder: Wine growers could soon be able to register their .WINE domain name with Uniregistry.

Example of an ICANN report (.REALTOR)

Extract: "For contractual reasons, registry Report monthly reports are withheld until three months after the end of the month to which the report relates".

Source: https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/realtor-2014-12-14-en.

Reminder:

A freeze on contracting and delegation of any new gTLD in highly-regulated sectors that have failed to implement GAC safeguards

Extract: "The Business Constituency (BC) supports the ALAC’s call for a freeze on contracting and delegation of any new gTLD in highly-regulated sectors that have failed to implement GAC safeguards. To be clear, we are using the term highly-regulated to refer to the GAC’s Category 1 strings that are “linked to regulated or professional sectors” which are “likely to invoke a level of implied trust from consumers".

Source: https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/cooper-to-chehade-et-al-09dec14-en.pdf.

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

New gTLDs: 5 Questions/Answers

Extract: "How a website can earn search engines benefits with the new gTLDs? The job of search engine is to deploy exact results according to search queries, the recent algorithm updates have made viable changes in the search results. Search engines will continue to reward websites with high-quality content, user experience, website behaviour, domain authority and backlink nature. The search engine giant Google has already allowed users to search by domain extension in its advanced search feature. So, the new gTLDs are in the race search engines are interested in descriptive extensions to deploy highly-qualified audience website with specific brand gTLD".

Source: http://www.eukhost.com/blog/webhosting/5-questions-answers-for-the-new-gtld-domain-extensions-registration-for-your-website/.

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How Strategic Promotions are Key to New gTLD Success

Extract: "With free TLDs there was a lower perception of worth and it diluted the worth of domains,” he said. He also acknowledged the fact that due to the dominance of .coms and other gTLDs, reliance on new ones will take time. Moreover, for newer concepts like IDNs, adoption may be a slow process".

Source: http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/hostingcon-india-session-explores-strategic-promotions-key-new-gtld-success.

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Some people are successfully flipping new gTLD registrations

Extract: "I want to be careful too not suggest that flipping new TLDs is easy money. After all, anyone can easily cherry pick sales from weekly reports or DNJournal to show that some people are cashing in on any type of domain name".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/12/12/flip-new-tlds/.

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UDRP : volkswagen.reviews

Extract: "...by using the domain name, the respondent has intentionally attempted to attract, for commercial gain, Internet users to its website or other on-line location, by creating a likelihood of confusion with the Complainant’s mark as to the source, sponsorship, affiliation, or endorsement of the respondent’s website or location or of a product or service on its website or location".

Source: http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=D2014-1784.

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What is the DPML? (new gTLDs)

Extract: "Rightside Domain Protected Marks List (DMPL) protects trademark holders who have validated marks by blocking their trademark on every current and future Rightside™ TLD. The Donuts Domains Protected Marks List (or “DPML“) provides the essential service of protecting trademark holders against cybersquatting at a fraction of the cost of defensively and individually registering the terms across all Donuts TLDs".

Source: http://www.trademark-clearinghouse.com/content/blocking-mechanisms-tmch-clients-dpml.

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ICANNdoes not think .GAY isn't relevant for the LGBTQI community

Extract: "A recent announcement from ICANN, the governing body of the Internet’s domain name system, has left LGBTQIA people wondering if the gay community is getting fair treatment and a fair evaluation in its pursuit of the .GAY domain".

Source: http://guidetogay.com/the-news/news-features/news-intl/2189-internet-regulator-thinks-gay-isn-t-gay-enough.

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Release of Country and Territory Names within the .BMW and .MINI TLDs

Extract: "A Registry Services Evaluation Policy (RSEP) request was submitted by Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft to allow the release of country and territory names for .BMW and .MINI top-level domains (TLDs)".

Source: https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-12-11-en.

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Cybersquatting and new gTLDs

Extract: "Cybersquatting happens when a person registers a domain name that a company would value, for instance abercrombie.CLOTHING, and then either ransoms it back to the company or uses it to impersonate the company online. This was a major problem in the early days of the internet, before companies realized how valuable their domains would be. The release of all these new web addresses has brought it back into the mainstream".

Source: http://www.turnpikelaw.com/cybersquatting-and-generic-top-level-domains/.

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What About Accents in .WINE & .VIN new gTLDs?

Extract: "One Wine Geographical Indication wouldn't want to see all of these combinations reserved and take the risk of having someone register a "BienvenueBâtard-Montrachet.wine", getting rid of the "s" in "Bienvenues") or adding one to a "Banyulsgrandcrus.wine" when it does not take any".

Source: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141211_new_vin_domain_names_what_about_accents/.

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Second Round of new gTLD Applications is coming

Extract: "On November 17, 2014, the Board passed a resolution directing ICANN staff to continue working with the ICANN community to refine the work plan for executing all "required reviews" of the new gTLD program, and to provide regular updates on the status and timeframes of those review activities".

Source: http://www.natlawreview.com/article/icann-gears-second-round-gtld-applications-even-first-round-still-underway.

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Job: Manager for .BIBLE Registry Operations

Extract: "The Manager of Registry Operations will be the operational day-to-day contact for the ABS .BIBLE Registry. The position reports to the Senior Manager, .BIBLE and requires interaction with a wide variety of internal and external ABS stakeholders. This position will work with partners, vendors, and staff to help develop the processes and procedures needed to implement, administer, and advance .BIBLE and ABS goals and objectives".

Source: http://www.americanbible.org/careers/posting/manager-.bible-registry-operations.

Reminder:
  • Submit your trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse;
  • Bible readers will soon be able to register their .BIBLE domain name.

6 new gTLDs launched, and the most popular is .IMMO

Extract: "If you’re an English speaker, you probably guessed wrong. According to nTLDstats, .immo ended the “zone file” day with the most registrations at 5,247".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/12/11/6-new-top-level-domain-names-launched-yesterday-and-the-most-popular-is/.

Reminder:
  • Submit your trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse;
  • French Real Estate entrepreneurs can now register their .IMMO domain name with Uniregistry ("immo" stands for "immobilier").

Blast from the past: do you remember "RealNames"?

Extract: "RealNames was a system designed to replace or circumvent domain names. Instead of typing a domain name like Money.com in your browser, you could just type “Money”. RealNames would resolve the query to whomever had registered the keyword “Money” with RealNames (at a cost, of course)".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/12/11/new-realnames/.

Reminder:

Sunrise Period for .NRW is coming

Brand owners who wish to participate in the .NRW Sunrise Period should register in the Trademark Clearinghouse before Tuesday, 16 December, 2014.

More information here: http://sunrise.clearinghouse.org/.

Recording webinar .TAIPEI (Trademark Clearinghouse)

Extract: "On December 9th Net-Chinese the new gTLD .TAIPEI to the Trademark Holders of the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) in both English and Chinese".

Source: http://trademark-clearinghouse.com/content/recording-webinar-taipei.

Reminder: submit your trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse.

3.5 Million new domains...But How Many Are Third Party Paid Registrations?

Extract: "So we are basically backing out any known free registrations, any domain name registered to the registry itself or to parties related to the registry in which case we are talking about the principal owners of the registry, any domain registered and reserved by the registry (as opposed to just reserved but not registered)".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/12/11/new-gtld-pass-3-5-million-but-how-many-are-third-party-paid-registrations-heres-the-answer/.

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Stats: 43 ccTLDs, 35 gTLDs, 50+ New gTLDs

Extract: "ICANN shared some data about the considerable progress made to deploy Internationalized Domain Names in the Domain Name System (DNS) root zone file".

Source: http://onlinedomain.com/2014/12/10/news/internationalized-domain-names-idns-stats-43-cctlds-35-gtlds-50-new-gtlds/.

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Last resort gTLD auction loser wants share of $5m winning bid (.SALON new gTLD)

Extract: "An unsuccessful new gTLD applicant wants ICANN to share the proceeds of its “last resort” auction with itself and the other losing applicants".

Source: http://domainincite.com/17788-last-resort-gtld-auction-loser-wants-share-of-5m-winning-bid.

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Early Data Suggests New gTLDs Perform Well in Search Environment

Extract: "Several recent studies and data analyses by search experts and domain investors studying new gTLD performance suggest that the first generation of new gTLD addresses are either matching or outperforming legacy gTLDs and ccTLDs in search performance".

Source: http://www.donuts.co/news/early-data-suggests-new-gtlds-perform-well-in-search-environment/.

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Top 10 of the best-selling new domains

Extract: "To help you in the process of choosing the best domain, we have come up with a list of the 10 of the best-selling new domains of 2014".

Source: http://blog.ud.com/2014/12/game-changing-new-domains-of-2014-part-1/.

Reminder:

Wanna buy a dot-word? If you want a .PIZZA the action, now's a chance

Extract: "Talking of which, the man behind the company selling .pizza domains, Paul Stahura of Donuts, is getting very excited about the fact these new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) are picking up some serious web search traction".

Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/12/11/pizza_partnerships_and_search/?mt=1418286392221.

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DCA’s Bekele Expert Witness Testimony to IRP Panel reveals ZACR lacked Valid Endorsements for its .Africa Application

Extract: "In the study of the Memorial submitted by an international law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, which represents DCA in the DCA vs. ICANN IRP, there appears to be an anomaly on the endorsement section amongst others".

Source: http://domainnewsafrica.com/dcas-bekele-expert-witness-testimony-to-irp-panel-reveals-zacr-lacked-valid-endorsements-for-its-dot-africa-application/.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Where and When to Register in New gTLDs


Reminder:

Proposed Renewal of .JOBS TLD Registry Agreement

Extract: "With a view to increase the consistency of registry agreements across all gTLDs, ICANN has proposed that the renewal agreement be based on the approved new gTLD Registry Agreement as updated on 9 January 2014. However, in order to account for the specific nature of the .JOBS TLD, a Sponsored TLD, relevant provisions in the 5 May 2005 Sponsored TLD Registry Agreement have been carried over to this renewal agreement".

Source: http://onlinedomain.com/2014/12/10/news/proposed-renewal-of-jobs-tld-registry-agreement/.

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First live dot-brand switches back to .com

Extract: "CITIC Group, which became the first company to dump .com for its new dot-brand gTLD, has switched back to .com".

Source: http://domainincite.com/17785-first-live-dot-brand-switches-back-to-com.

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New gTLDs: must try harder

Extract: "A few new gTLDs can be classed as successes, a trend that should be viewed with some interest by the corporate market. There have been more than 37,000 .email registrations to date, 25,000 in .company and nearly 20,000 in .technology. The appetite for the geographic-related gTLDs is also starting to become clear, with .berlin still the second most registered gTLD, attracting more than 135,000 registrations, .tokyo having garnered 17,000 registrations a week after launching, and eagerly-awaited sunrise numbers due for .london and .nyc".

Source: http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/article/new-gtlds-must-try-harder.

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Extensions Launching Today .Business, .Network, .Immo, .Auction, .Pizza

Extract: "If you have a .Net do you need a .Network? or on the flip-side will a site that uses a .Network lose traffic to the .Net? It could be we will see a lot more activity in the .Net aftermarket in the coming years as companies that acquire and build out on a .Network domain names, feels it needs to get the matching .Net".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/12/10/extensions-launching-today-business-network-immo-auction-pizza/.

Reminder:

Help non-commercial Internet users of gTLDs (NCUC)

Extract: "...many members including those who confirmed their addresses have not voted. Please do vote, there are only five days left in the election".

Who is the NCUC: The purpose of the Non Commercial Users Constituency (NCUC) is to represent, through its elected representatives and its interest groups, the interests and concerns of non-commercial registrants and non-commercial Internet users of generic Top-level Domains (gTLDs).
Sourcehttp://lists.ncuc.org/pipermail/ncuc-discuss/2014-December/thread.html.

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What is the (new gTLD) Name Collision?

Extract: "A Name Collision describes the circumstance in which a term attempting to reach a private Domain Name results in resolving to a public Domain Name unintentionally. Private domain names are used in Intranets and in many corporations and organizations throughout the world. A domain name on a private network that matches a name in the public Internet can create security risks, confusion, and systems failure".

Sourcehttp://www.trademark-clearinghouse.com/content/name-collision.

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Web address extension .VET among hundreds rolling out

Extract: "As the owner of a veterinary hospital with what she considers an unwieldy Web address, Neumann was excited by the opportunity to change it to something shorter and, she hopes, easier for clients and prospective clients to remember and to type".

Source: http://news.vin.com/VINNews.aspx?articleId=34946.

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ICANN 51 Business Digest (new gTLDs)

Extract: "This Digest is designed to serve as a non-exhaustive review of highlights of the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Public Meeting relevant to a variety of businesses stakeholders affected by ICANN’s work, presented in business friendly language".

Source: http://www.slideshare.net/RiccardoRuffolo/icann-51-business-digest-en.

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CentralNic CEO on recent trading (new generic Top-Level Domains)

Extract: "Ben Crawford, the chief executive of CentralNic (LON:CNIC), updates Proactive Investors on the internet domain name specialist’s recent progress".

Source: http://youtu.be/90nZe11r67M.

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Monster Worldwide prevails over Monster Inc for .MONSTER in private auction


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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Only 8,16% Of All .Guru Domains Have Been Renewed So Far : Will This Reach 80% In 2 Months?

Extract: "Of course most people wait until the last few days or even after expiration to renew their domain names. And usually auto-renewals start processing at about 30 days before expiration dates so the renewal rates will certainly improve but I don’t think they will reach the 80% predicted by Donuts".

Source: http://onlinedomain.com/2014/12/09/news/only-816-of-all-guru-domains-have-been-renewed-so-far-will-this-reach-80-in-2-months/.

Reminder:

.GEO Domain Names : a New Tool in Local Online Marketing

Extract: "The Boston Globe applied for the .BOSTON gTLD with the hope to become the central registry for businesses that wish to broadcast their Bostonian identity. Now, businesses can be proud to embody their city’s spirit and show that pride by using a .BOSTON domain name".

Source: http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/12/09/geo-domain-names-a-new-tool-in-local-online-marketing/.

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TMCH Agents: the benefits

Extract: "Trademark Agents are entities or individuals that act on behalf of Trademark Holders in order to submit and maintain their Trademark Records. As a Trademark Agent, you will receive the notifications for your Trademark Holders about the sunrise services or trademark claims services".

Source: http://trademark-clearinghouse.com/content/trademark-agent.

Donuts and Rightside release 6 new gTLDs on Wednesday

Extract: "Remember the good ole’ days of the middle of 2014, when mega-registry Donuts would release four of five new top level domain names every week?"

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/12/09/donuts-and-rightside/.

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Symantec to Provide Security for .bank Domain

Extract: "The cornerstone of consumer trust in '.bank' and '.insurance' is ensuring that only verified members of the banking and insurance communities are permitted to register domain names," said Craig Schwartz, managing director of fTLD, in a released statement".

Source: http://www.americanbanker.com/news/bank-technology/symantec-to-provide-security-for-bank-domain-1071549-1.html.

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Litigation Regarding Health-Related Strings (new gTLDs)

Extract: "... a very sophisticated mechanism has been put into place by icann, intended to prevent the registration of strings which face opposition from a significant portion of the community they purportedly aim to serve, or which are contrary to generally accepted principles related to morality and public order".

Source: http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/10.1163/15718034-12341279?crawler=true.

Reminder:

New .LOVE won by class action lawyers

Extract: "According to its application, .LOVE will be positioned in the same space as .wed and .wedding".

Source: http://domainincite.com/17755-love-won-by-class-action-lawyers.

Reminder:

New TLDs Not (Yet?) Attractive to Phishers

Extract: "Some of the new "restricted" generic TLDs offer an additional layer of protection against malicious registrations — with their verification requirements. The .ORGANIC domain, for example, is available only to producers of organic products and services, and to others who serve the organic community. Similarly, .NGO and .ONG will be available only to qualified NGO organizations. Few, if any, phishing criminals will pass the verification process, and most won't even try".

Source: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141208_which_domains_stand_the_strongest_against_phishing_attacks/.

Reminder:

If You Want One Of The Best .Auction new Domains You Better Bring A Big Check

Extract: ".Auction which goes into general availability on Wednesday is coming with some pretty stiff premium registration and renewal pricing".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/12/08/if-you-want-one-of-the-best-auction-domains-you-better-bring-a-big-check-up-to-60k-a-year/.

Reminder: