Friday, January 30, 2015

New gTLD applicant Amazon is staffing up for new gTLD launches

Extract: "Amazon currently has 63 live new gTLD applications, of its original 76, 21 of which are currently in the final testing phase before delegation. Those include strings such as .buy, .read, .author and .like. Another 29 are in contracting with ICANN right now".

Source: http://domainincite.com/17933-amazon-staffing-up-for-new-gtld-launches.

Reminder:

What Do All These New gTLDs Mean for Your Business?

Extract: "The first would be simply to lock down the gTLD associated with your business type, for example if your business is named “Garcia Accounting” it would probably be in your best interest to acquire garcia.accounting and simply redirect it to your current site. Transferring your current site and emails to a new gTLD domain could be quite cumbersome, but if you are considering securing a new domain then one of the new gTLDs is a great option".

Source: http://www.business2community.com/branding/new-gtlds-mean-business-01139422.

Reminder:

Thursday, January 29, 2015

1st Day New gTLD Totals .Band 776: .Rip 348; .How 250; .Ryukyu 143

Extract: "These total include all domains registered in Sunrise by trademark holders as well as any domains registered during an Early Access Program or Landrush where people paid extra money to get early access to domain registrations".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/01/29/1st-day-new-gtld-totals-space-1784-band-776-rip-348-how-250-ryukyu-143/.

Reminder:

Domini ".wine" e ".vin", la Ue non molla Icann (.WINE & .VIN new gTLDs)

Extract: "Il commissario all'Economia digitale: "Abbiamo avviato un processo di impegno cooperativo con l'ente statunitense". Si punta a mantenere l'indicazione geografica nell'attribuzione del dominio per arginare le contraffazioni in Rete".

Source: http://www.corrierecomunicazioni.it/it-world/32232_domini-wine-e-vin-la-ue-non-molla-icann.htm#.VMpDsihMEHY.twitter.

Reminder:

Buyers of "pot-themed" .NYC domains are sober

Extract: "Mr. Warshaw is playing the market as well. He acquired the rights to weed.nyc, pot.nyc and cannabis.nyc at auction for a combined $13,516, but watched in frustration as marijuana.nyc moved well out of his price range at auction".

Source: http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20150128/TECHNOLOGY/150129832/buyers-of-pot-themed-nyc-domains-are-sober.

Reminder:

What Happens In .Vegas? Join the .CLUB To Find Out!

Extract: "However, the second largest sale of the night was for a vintage name of our own, Wine.club, which sold for a new gTLD record of $140,000. In all six of the ten names we offered were successfully sold at the auction: Wine.club, Fight.club, Weed.club, Tequila.club, Birthday.club and Fans.club. Congrats to all the winning bidders".

Source: http://nic.club/what-happens-in-vegas-join-the-club-to-find-out/.

Reminder:

ICANN committed to opening another application window for new gTLDs as quickly as possible

Extract: "ICANN is currently focusing resources on a series of New gTLD Program reviews to evaluate the results of the Program so far in light of the original goals. We expect the reviews to reflect valuable input from the community, including lessons and best practices that will inform consideration of future procedures".

Source: http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/blog/tracking-future-new-gtld-28jan15-en.

Reminder:

Want to show respect for the dead? Use a .RIP domain name

Extract: "According to Domain Name Wire, a news source for the domain name industry, a bunch of new domains are releasing, and among them is one that could allow people to honour or say a final goodbye to their dearly-departed loves ones. It's ".rip", and it will cost you about $5 to buy".

Source: http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/132535-want-to-show-respect-for-the-dead-using-rip-as-a-web-domain-is-one-way-apparently.

Reminder:
  • Famillies can register a .RIP domain name to honor a loved one with GoDaddy;
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check the calendar;
  • To promote new gTLDs "a different way", contact Jovenet Consulting.

ICANN’s Chehadé predicts cybersquatting to drop

Extract: "Talking about the introduction of more than 1,000 new gTLDs, and prompted by a question about the risk of “landgrabs”, Chehadé said that the more domains there are, the less likely it is people will be “hogging” addresses in order to charge companies for them".

Source: http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/news/icann-s-chehad-predicts-cybersquatting-drop-4246.

Reminder:

Adult Sunrise Periods: use an agent

Extract: "A list of official TMCH agents who can both have your Trademark Information verified AND your .PORN and/or .ADULT domain registration can be found onhttp://adult.clearinghouse.org".

Reminder:

The domain name system and the new generic top-level domains

Extract: "During round 3, there have been 233 contention sets. A contention set is a proposed gTLD string or a set of very similar proposed gTLD strings that have been proposed by multiple applicants. Out of these 233 contention sets, 163 have already been resolved and 70 are still unresolved. For the 70 still unresolved contentions sets there are 244 applications from various applicants. Some of the most interesting figures about the contention sets are those related to the contentions sets solved by ICANN auction. There have been 10 contention sets solved this way. The lowest winning bid was $600000 while the highest was $6760000".

Source: http://thesponge.eu/index.php?idT=4&idC=17&idRec=1130&recType=story.

Reminder:

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

New Premium .CLUB domains

The .CLUB Registry is offering a new list of .CLUB Premium domain names.

Source: http://startup.club/available-names/page/2/.


Reminder:
- Clubs can register their .CLUB domain name with GoDaddy;

- To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check the calendar;

- To promote new gTLDs "a different way", contact Jovenet Consulting.

Oettinger, Ue al lavoro su domini .vin e .wine

Extract: "A quasi due anni dall'avvio della vicenda, la riunione dell'Icann, in programma il 7 febbraio a Singapore, potrebbe rappresentare un punto di svolta nel negoziato circa l'assegnazione dei domini web .vin e .wine. Sin dal 2013, quando all'invito dell'Icann per l'assegnazione di nuovi domini web di primo livello quattro candidati hanno risposto chiedendo l'introduzione delle estensioni .vin e .wine, le organizzazioni europee del settore vitivinicolo, diversi europarlamentari e i governi dei paesi Ue principali produttori di vino sono sul piede di guerra. Il rischio, infatti, è che, una volta introdotte queste estensioni, i produttori debbano confrontarsi con laconcorrenza sleale di siti che si richiamano alle più note denominazioni d'origine, ma in realtà non offrono vini di qualità".

Source: http://www.euractiv.it/it/news/agroalimentare/10663-vino-oettinger-ue-al-lavoro-su-domini-vin-e-wine.html.

Reminder:
  • Vineyards will soon be able to register their .WINE domain name with GoDaddy;
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check the calendar;
  • To promote new gTLDs "a different way", contact Jovenet Consulting.

The next global domain name-branding boom (new gTLDs)

Extract: "Love it or hate they are the new ICANN gTLD dot names, now a reality, by the many hundreds they start to roam, despite all the rejection by the advertising agencies of the world, the next mega cyber boom of new style of massive cyber name identities will dominates the marketplace. New global age thinking is upon us and new global age trained corporate executives are in the midst of the digital storm. Rest of the business world is just catching up with these new twists and turns of global name identity positioning".

Source: http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/39/16/123779.html.

Reminder:
  • Directory Managers can register their .DIRECTORY domain name with GoDaddy;
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check the calendar;
  • To promote new gTLDs "a different way", contact Jovenet Consulting.

The .CLUB Registry did the right thing despite own error

Extract: "The most important characteristic of any industry is its ethics, and the dot .CLUB Registry maxed out the scale with this decision on the fate of Credit.Club".

Source: http://acro.net/blog/domains/dot-club-registry-right-thing-despite-error/.

Reminder:

New Domain Name Renewals Are LOWER Than Registration Prices (RightSide)

Extract: "It seems that the Rightside New gTLD domain name renewals prices are not the same as the registration prices. That is the case for 99% of the domains of the earlier TLDs that Rightside launched. In fact renewals are only half the registration price or even a small fraction of the registration price. Sometimes renewals it is even less than a 10th of the initial registration price".

Source: http://onlinedomain.com/2015/01/27/news/rightside-new-gtld-domain-name-renewals-are-much-lower-than-registration-prices/.

Reminder:

Sunrise Period for .WEDDING starts today

Sunrise Period:
  • SUNRISE PERIOD START: Wednesday, 28 January, 2015;
  • SUNRISE PERIOD END: Monday, 30 March, 2015 - 23:45.

Source: http://www.trademark-clearinghouse.com/content/wedding.

Reminder:
  • Couples will soon be able to register their .WEDDING domain name with GoDaddy;
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check the calendar;
  • To promote new gTLDs "a different way", contact Jovenet Consulting.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Coming Sunrise Periods in February 2015

5 Sunrise Periods are announced for the month February 2015:
  1. .GARDEN (4 February);
  2. .FASHION (4 February);
  3. .POKER (5 February);
  4. .OSAKA (9 February);
  5. .FIT (18 February).

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

Reminder: to participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check the calendar.

Donuts prevails over Express Inc. : a brand for .EXPRESS


Reminder:
  • People in a hurry will soon be able to register their .EXPRESS domain name with GoDaddy;
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check the calendar;
  • To promote new gTLDs "a different way", contact Jovenet Consulting.

New gTLD Weekly Launch Review: .Band, .RIP, .How and .Ryukyu

Extract: "On the 28th of January a geo New gTLD is launched: .ryukyu. This is how .Ryukyu is descibed on the official extension website: "Ryukyu is the place names of old Okinawa. .ryukyu is a GeoTLD for Okinawa prefecture. The purpose of .ryukyu is to promote Okinawa and spread to the world Okinawa brand".

Source: http://onlinedomain.com/2015/01/27/news/new-gtld-weekly-launch-review-space-band-rip-how-ryukyu/.

Reminder:

What’s Ahead for Businesses in .BRANDs and Other New gTLDs

Extract: "Brands that are involved in or at least well-educated on the New gTLD Program know the need for:
  • A plan to buy domain names in new gTLDs that related to their industry
  • A strong technical infrastructure that can accommodate new gTLDs
  • If they have their own .BRAND, a way to create a measurable connection with their audience".
Source: http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/events/look-whats-beyond-dot-brands-generics-opportunity.

Reminder:

Monday, January 26, 2015

Pop-ups to boost most-popular new gTLD domains

Extract: "The trend has been visible for a few months now, restricted almost exclusively to .xyz, but over the last two weeks .country has also started to be used in this way".

Source: http://domainincite.com/17917-pop-ups-boost-most-popular-new-gtld-domains-and-its-not-just-xyz-any-more.

Reminder:
  • Like Country music? You can register your .COUNTRY domain name with GoDaddy;
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check the calendar;
  • To promote new gTLDs "a different way", contact Jovenet Consulting.

A new tool: the Domain Check

The most efficient tool to check your domains across new TLDs.

Source: http://icmregistry.com/domaincheck/.

Reminder:

TMCH .FASHION Sunrise Period confirmed by ICANN


Reminder:
  • Fashion designers will soon be able to register their.FASHION domain name with GoDaddy;
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Fashion Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check the calendar;
  • To promote new gTLDs "a different way", contact Jovenet Consulting.

What is the Minds + Machines’ Protected Marks List?

Extract: "Yes. The purpose of the MPML is to prevent cybersquatting. However, if an eligible trademark holder (i.e., with a valid SMD file in the TMCH) wants to apply for and/or register their name in any M+M TLD then an override of the MPML subscription will occur. Note, an override can only occur for domain names that have a valid SMD file".

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Reminder:

5 Marketing Benefits Of .melbourne And .sydney Domain Names

Extract: "German SEO specialists Searchmetrics compared search results in Berlin between .berlin domain names, their German .com equivalents and local .de domain names. The researchers found .berlin domains outperformed their competitors in 42% of searches, more than any other domain suffix. They achieved an average local ranking advantage of 1.18 positions".

Source: http://www.bandt.com.au/marketing/5-marketing-benefits-of-melbourne-and-sydney-domain-names.

Reminder:

Donuts Wins The Rights To Operate The New gTLD .CAFE

Extract: "Other new gTLD’s that touch .cafe include .Restaurant, which is operated by Donuts".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/01/25/donuts-wins-the-rights-to-operate-the-new-gtld-cafe-beating-out-co-that-runs-bar-rest/.

Reminder:
  • French cafés will soon be able to register their .CAFE domain name with GoDaddy;
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check the calendar;
  • To promote new gTLDs "a different way", contact Jovenet Consulting.

Today starts the .FLOWERS Sunrise Period

Sunrise Period:
  • SUNRISE PERIOD START: Monday, 26 January, 2015;
  • SUNRISE PERIOD END: Friday, 27 March, 2015.
Source: http://www.trademark-clearinghouse.com/content/flowers.

Reminder:
  • For Valentine's day, buy her .FLOWERS domain names with GoDaddy;
  • To participate in the .FLOWERS Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check the calendar;
  • To promote .FLOWERS new gTLDs "a different way", contact Jovenet Consulting.

A 2015 IP Policy Outlook (new gTLDs)

Extract: "The “roll out” of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) will continue this year; several prominent new domains such as .movie, .music and .books are expected to emerge. These will increase visibility on the Hill and with consumers".

Source: http://www.ipwatchdog.com/2015/01/25/a-2015-ip-policy-outlook/id=54146/.

Reminder:

Brands confront Brave New World of gTLDs

Extract: "With careful planning managing an online reputation can still be a routine part of the brand management process, according to Editorial Board Member Kristin Geboers of Thomson Reuters".

Source: http://ip.thomsonreuters.com/sites/default/files/Thomson_Article_Trademark%20Lawyer_JanFeb2015.PDF.

Reminder:

Afilias Wins The .BET new generic Top-Level Domains

Extract: "According to Afilias application with ICANN they expect to have 21K .Bet domain registrations by the end of year three".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/01/24/afilias-wins-the-bet-new-gtld-beating-donuts-famous-four-uk-gambling-co-ladbrokes/.

Reminder:

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Dot-com is dead. Long live dot-com (lol)

Extract: "When the industry draws bar charts of registrations, they let dot-com run off the top of the page, put it on a logarithmic scale, or exclude it altogether. That's right: dot-com is logarithmically larger".

Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/01/24/dotcom_is_dead_long_live_dotcom/.

Reminder:

Rights Protection Mechanism Review

Extract: "Love the Trademark Clearinghouse or hate it? Think the URS is an awesome cheap compliment to the UDRP or not so much? Do you have defensive registrations? Were your brands cybersquatted? Now is the chance to voice opinions and provide anecdotal data to ensure that whatever your opinion on the new gTLDs, it's voiced and taken into account while changes are being contemplated".

Source: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150123_icann_our_top_3_policy_priorities_for_2015/.

Reminder:
  • Campings and other Clubs can register their .CLUB domain name with GoDaddy;
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check the calendar;
  • To promote new gTLDs "a different way", contact Jovenet Consulting.

YOU CAN FORGET .COM : HERE COME 1300 OTHERS

Extract: "gTLDs were set up so everyone could own a piece "of the real estate of the Internet," says Akram Atallah, president of the global domains division of ICANN, the company in charge of Internet naming".

Source: https://www.bisnow.com/washington-dc/news/washington-dc-legal/you-can-forget-com--here-come-1300-others-42279.

Reminder:

Friday, January 23, 2015

The TMCH bundles Porn domains with service at discount

Extract: "The TMCH doesn’t set pricing for domain names or what its authorized agents can charge for mark registrations, but EnCirca founder Thomas Barrett illustrated how the bundles work at his registrar".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2015/01/22/trademark-clearinghouse-bundles-porn-domains-with-service-at-discount/.

Reminder:

Internet Grows to 284 Million Domains in the Third Quarter of 2014

Extract: "gTLD Breakdown: At the end of the third quarter of 2014, 413 new gTLDs were delegated into the root; with 91 new gTLDs delegated during the third quarter of 2014 ".

Source: http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/internet_grows_to_284_million.

Reminder:

Personal Opinion: Donuts Is Not Helping Itself By Attacking .COM

Extract: "The new gTLD’s ended 2014 with 3.65 million registrations and is sitting today at 4,069,000 registered domains, which at first blush looks like an increase of 400,000 registrations except that over 350,000 of these we made by the registry of an new IDN, so in terms of paid non-related registrations new gTLD’s have only grown by around 50,000 registration in 2015".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/01/22/my-opinion-donuts-is-not-helping-itself-by-attacking-com/comment-page-1/.

Reminder:

Over 75% of All new gTLDs are Now Signed With DNSSEC

Extract: "With some of the work that is happening via various DNSSEC Workshops, ICANN's DNSSEC training and other forums I know that we'll see more and more of the TLDs being signed in the months ahead. The excuse that "TLDs are not signed with DNSSEC” can no longer be used as an excuse for NOT working with DNSSEC and DANE".

Source: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150122_over_75_of_all_top_level_domains_tlds_now_signed_with_dnssec/.

Reminder:

Can Bitcoin-Inspired Namecoin .BIT Sites lead to another Deep Web or Dark Net? (Alternative Root)

Extract: "The Web as we know it through search engines like Google is called the Surface Web. The surface web is just 3% of the entire 100% that we could potentially call The Web. We don’t even get to access the real Internet, because, quite frankly the real Internet is a risky, filthy and unclean place to visit. It is like the sketchy neighbourhoods with dim lit surroundings. For all we know, it might be a safe place to go, but certainly evokes a sense of fear in the visitor".

Source: http://newsbtc.com/2015/01/22/can-bitcoin-inspired-namecoin-bit-sites-lead-another-deep-web-dark-net/.

Reminder: to promote new gTLDs "a different way", contact Jovenet Consulting.

.GAY new gTLD is gay enough after all?

Extract: "Crucially, the EIU panel said that because the “community” as defined by dotgay included transgender, intersex, asexual and straight “allies” of equal rights, it was too broad to score any of the available four points on the “Nexus” criteria".

Source: http://domainincite.com/17910-gay-is-gay-enough-after-all-icann-overturns-community-panel-decision.

Reminder:
  • Gays will soon be able to register their .GAY domain name with GoDaddy;
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, "Gay" Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check the calendar;
  • To promote new gTLDs "a different way", contact Jovenet Consulting.

.XXX new gTLD registry releases Domain Check for brand owners

Extract: "The report also shows if the domain name is available in other TLDs and if it’s eligible for Sunrise. Finally, you can see the status of other TLD launches to see if the domain can still be protected".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2015/01/22/xxx-registry-releases-domain-check-for-brand-owners/.

Reminder:
  • Soon, the porn industry can register .PORN domain names with their accredited Registrars;
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check the calendar.

Still No Land Grab For New Internet Domains?

Extract: "It’s been nearly a year since a whole set of spanking new Internet domain names first came to market. These names —which in technical circles are called “generic top-level domains” or gTLDs — were just becoming available in January 2014, when a regulatory change opened the door to these fresh extensions — snazzy end-tags like .apple, .guru, .pizza, .bike, and .singles — which were added to the familiar existing domain suffixes — like .com, .net, .org, and .edu. At that time, I took a stab here in Forbes at what consequences might follow from the instant creation of all this new digital real estate".

Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/rogerkay/2015/01/22/why-even-after-a-year-theres-still-no-land-grab-for-new-internet-domains/.

Reminder:

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Firs Day New gTLD Totals: .Vlaanderen 3,880; .Brussels 3,742; .Forsale 2,197

Extract: ".Brussels 3,742 one of my favorite city is relatively small compared to many of the city gTLD’s that have already launed with just some 1.85 million people".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/01/22/1st-day-new-gtld-totals-vlaanderen-3880-brussels-3742-forsale-2197/.

Reminder:
  • Brussels residents can register their .BRUSSELS domain name with;
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check the calendar;
  • To promote new gTLDs "a different way", contact Jovenet Consulting.

Do we need new domains for real estate?

Extract: "Another interesting factor in the success of new TLDs designed for real estate marketing is the inverse relationship between housing markets and marketing spend. In hot markets, where homes go under contract within days of being listed, real estate agents are less likely to invest in a unique domain name and website for a property. There are an awful lot of hot markets right now, at least in the United States".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2015/01/22/do-we-need-new-domain-names-for-real-estate/.

Reminder:
  • Real Estate agents will soon be able to register their .REALESTATE domain name with GoDaddy;
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Real Estate companies should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check the calendar;
  • To promote new gTLDs "a different way", contact Jovenet Consulting.

34.400 Trademarks submitted to the TMCH

Updated: the TMCH stats webpage has been updated: January 22, 2015.

Source: http://www.trademark-clearinghouse.com/content/stats-0.

Reminder:

Looking To The Future With new Domain Choice

Extract: "Our company (and many others) wouldn’t be in this business if we didn’t believe registrants have grown weary of limited choice, have shied away from an expensive aftermarket, and are welcoming fresh choices. From our vantage point, the future looks strong, thanks to the specificity and meaning of new gTLDs and their appeal to associated communities".

Source: http://www.donuts.co/blog/looking-to-the-future-with-domain-choice/.

Reminder:

ICANN denies .RADIO reconsideration request


Reminder:
  • Radios will soon be able to register their .RADIO domain name with GoDaddy;
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Radios should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check the calendar;
  • To promote your Radio "a different way", contact Jovenet Consulting.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A mail filter that trashes all mail from the .CLICK and .LINK TLDs

Extract: "Recently, I've started receiving loads of spam from .click and .link domains. Every time I check my mailbox, I've got two or three more - often multiple copies of the same message sent to the same address. Also, they're not only from different senders (alice@spammer.click and bob@spammer.click), but also different domains (alice@spammer1.click and bob@spammer2.click).".

Source: http://www.reddit.com/r/LifeProTips/comments/2t61e6/lpt_create_a_mail_filter_that_trashes_all_mail/.

Reminder:

Introduction of new Top-Level Domain for Real Estate and Retail

Extract: "The new .FORSALE web domain joins Rightside's other TLDs geared toward small businesses and entrepreneurs. Rightside's portfolio includes .MORTGAGE, .DENTIST, .VET, .AUCTION, and .MARKET, all of which became widely available last year".

Source: http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/globenewswire/10116158.htm.

Reminder:
  • Real Estate agents will soon be able to register their .REALESTATE domain name with GoDaddy;
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check the calendar;
  • To promote new gTLDs "a different way", contact Jovenet Consulting.

Rightside released its name collision domain names

Extract: "As a bit of background, name collision domain names are ones that new top level domain operators had to hold back from registration at launch. The list includes domain names that, during a somewhat random window of time in history, received traffic. ICANN required the domain names to be held back for a period of time to make sure they didn’t cause technical issues".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2015/01/20/pssst-rightside-released-its-name-collision-domain-names/.

Reminder:

ICANN Holds Program Auction to Resolve String Contention for .BABY and .MLS

Extract: "The .MLS auction was ultimately won by CREA for $3,359,000. Based on the auction winner, it’s safe to say that MLS will stand for “multiple listing service,” which is a type of real estate listings aggregation service used in some countries".

Source: http://www.iperiscope.net/2015/01/icann-holds-program-auction-to-resolve.html.

Reminder:

Le .CLUB : la nouvelle extension Internet de tous les records (new gTLDs)

Extract: "Le 14 janvier 2015, s’est tenue une enchère de noms de domaine à Las Vegas. Avec une nouveauté sur la liste des noms à vendre figuraient, comme souvent, des extensions reconnues sur le marché de la spéculation comme les .COM, mais aussi de nouvelles extensions comme des noms de domaine en .CLUB".

Source: http://www.journaldunet.com/solutions/expert/59692/le--club---la-nouvelle-extension-internet-de-tous-les-records.shtml.

Reminder:

How to use the web’s new domains to get noticed

Extract: "Other Japanese domain extensions in the pipeline include dot tokyo, dot osaka, dot kyoto, dot yokohama, and dot nagoya. Indian entrepreneurs, meanwhile, have to be content with .desi, as Indians in America like to call themselves (‘desi’ means countryman in several Indian languages)".

Source: https://www.techinasia.com/dot-love-how-to-use-new-domains-to-get-noticed/.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

2 more new gTLD JOBS

2 jobs offeredat Famous Four Media:
  • Inside Sales Representatives;
  • Software developer.
Source: http://www.famousfourmedia.com/about-us/careers/.

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Mehr als 17.500 weitere Domains werden frei!

Extract: "das Jahr 2015 startet mit einer freudigen Nachricht: Wir werden am 21. Januar 2015 um 12.00 Uhr über 17.500 .berlin-Domains freigeben. Mit unserem Newsletter erhalten Sie immer alle Informationen aus erster Hand. So sind Sie ganz vorn mit dabei, wenn es bei der Vergabe heißt: „First come, first served!“ Wir drücken Ihnen die Daumen, dass Sie Ihre Wunsch-Domain bekommen".

Source: http://eepurl.com/bbdNZ5.

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Everything You Need to Know about new gTLDs

Extract: "In the world of web addresses there are the good old standby domains like .com or .net. But those looking towards the future have discovered the many benefits of the newly released generic top level domains, better known as gTLDs".

Source: http://www.midphase.com/blog/everything-you-need-to-know-about-gtlds/.

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New gTLD KPMG digital platform

Extract: "Global business has become more complex – on demand, digitized, personalized, and data-driven. Launching soon, the new KPMG digital platform will deliver an enhanced site visitor experience, and later this year, will migrate to its own secure gTLD domain ‘Dot KPMG’ at the world root of the Internet".

Source: http://youtu.be/kuQyNxP5bm0.

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Time to change your .TIRES

SUNRISE PERIOD START: Tuesday, 20 January, 2015;
SUNRISE PERIOD END: Saturday, 21 March, 2015.

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

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This week in new TLDs: Belgium geo TLDs, .RIP and a unique landrush

Extract: ".RIP is an interesting one. It could work if bundled with some sort of tribute site builder or service. Otherwise, I can’t see people buying a .rip domain name to create a tribute to a lost loved one. There certainly won’t be much of a rush for this domain name. It will have to grow organically over time".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2015/01/19/this-week-in-new-tlds-belgium-geos-rip-and-a-unique-landrush/.

Reminder:
  • Cemeteries related organizations will soon be able to register their .RIP domain name with GoDaddy;
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check the calendar;
  • To promote new gTLDs "a different way", contact Jovenet Consulting.

TMCH Agent:.best .club .space

Extract: "2014/12/24 – 2015/01/30止,凡申請 .best 或 .ceo,再送 .club、.space新申請一年免年費,加碼再送一年轉址免費".

Source: http://www.tmch-agent.com.tw/best.

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Global name identities

Extract: "Beneficiaries: Very small number of elite hassle free global name identities owners with intellectual property umbrella. Enemies: Agencies of the world still locked in the last century beliefs. Adjustments: With 250 millions great and odd shod names in the play become a world-class naming expert, study deeply the new and revolutionary gTLD 'dot domain names".

Source: http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/424/122758.html.

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Google reads coffee.club as coffee club (SEO)

Extract: "It seems that the domain name has become important for search engine optimization again. The beauty of the construction of the new gTLDs is the keyword.keyword structure. While you’re not controlling the anchor text to your website, chances are high that the anchor text will be the domain name boosting your ranking for that search term".

Source: http://blog.europeandomaincentre.com/google-reads-coffee-club-as-coffee-club/.

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.CLUB Regsitry: the only one challenging .COM domain names

Extract: "The auction has been hailed as a success, especially given two headline sales: homecare.com for $350,000 and wine.club for $140,000. But we thought we'd dig into the results to see what it says about the state of the new dot-word domains that have gone live in recent months".

Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/01/15/dotcom_is_king_but_new_domains_join_the_club/.

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Registry asks Facebook for $35,000 to register its new domain

Extract: "The registry for the new gTLD .top is asking Facebook to cough up $35,000 in order to defensively register one of its trademarks as a .top domain — probably facebook.top — according to a Facebook executive".

Source: http://domainincite.com/17875-new-gtld-extortion-registry-asks-facebook-for-35000-to-register-its-brand.

Reminder:
  • Are you a Top 10? Register your .TOP domain name with GoDaddy (coming soon);
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check the calendar;
  • To promote new gTLDs "a different way", contact Jovenet Consulting.

Sunrise Period starts for .KRED

SUNRISE PERIOD START: Friday, 16 January, 2015

What is .KRED: "With realtime updates and transparent metrics, you can actually see why and when your Kred score improves. Your score is made up of influence and outreach figures that reflect who you are online. Monitor your Kred score and witness how your generosity is rewarded instantly".

Source: http://www.trademark-clearinghouse.com/content/kred.

Reminder: to participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check the calendar. To promote new gTLDs "a different way", contact Jovenet Consulting.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Branding with New gTLDs: The Next Marketing Frontier

Extract: "Reaching your market involves Search Engine Optimization, SEO, an important component to online marketing, and the function of a domain name. Search engines are now updating their famous search algorithms to include new gTLDs when bringing up relevant content for the Internet user. An important distinction to understand is new gTLDs don't have to be favored to affect search ranking. As long as they are included, new gTLDs can make a difference among other criteria, such as relevant content".

Source: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150115_branding_with_new_gtlds_the_next_marketing_frontier/.

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New Registry Google Domains throws open its doors

Extract: "The system is pretty intuitive for users, and a quick search for ‘worldtrademarkreview’ offered us availability in a range of extensions, such as ‘.directory’ ($20 a year), ‘.enterprises’ ($20) , ‘.institute’ ($20), ‘.reviews’ ($20), ‘.ninja’ ($19) ‘.guru’ ($28), ‘.pub’ ($30), ‘.maison’ ($50) and ‘.recipes’ ($50)".

Source: http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=4a4294af-fd3e-43f5-bb3b-de2f459fd878.

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Let's talk new gTLD marketing with Registries

Extract: "The more high-profile sites a gTLD gets, the more likely it is to gain mindshare and sell more domains".

Source: http://domainincite.com/17870-new-gtld-registries-talk-up-marketing-plans-at-namescon.

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Why Launch a New generic Top-Level Domain (or IDN)?

Extract: "Book giant merchant Barnes 'n Nobles invested millions of dollars to buy the domain books.com to promote their brand. A .BOOKS TLD would be a more effective alternative at a fraction of the cost and could be leveraged by launching thousands of targeted .BOOKS domains (e.g www.business.books orwww.history.books) and positioned to achieve higher conversions, financial returns and exposure in search results as well as social media campaigns".

Source: http://mytld.com/launch_a_top_level_domain.html.

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New gTLD Domain Name Registrations Top Four Million

Extract: "Over 350,000 of the 500,000 additional domain registrations have been added by the registry that is operating the IDN of .网址 which Translates to “website/net address” in simplified Chinese".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/01/15/new-gtld-domain-name-registrations-top-4-million/.

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New gTLDs to fragment Internet into Communities of Interest

Extract: "More than one-third (34 percent) of the businesses surveyed felt that Internet users will be more likely to type web addresses directly into their browser following the release of new Generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs). Over the next six years, the arrival of new gTLDs will fragment Internet users into ‘communities of interest’. 89 percent of the businesses surveyed by NetNames believed that the new gTLDs will make it easier for consumers to find their website".

Source: http://www.dnaindia.com/scitech/report-white-papers-say-arrival-of-new-gtlds-will-fragment-internet-users-into-communities-of-interest-2052704.

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Get coding or you'll bounce email from new GTLDs

Extract: "The issue of resolving websites with new internet domains in browsers has been largely fixed thanks to Mozilla's public suffix list and Chrome referring to the authorized list of top-level domains published by IANA. But internationalized domain names (IDNs) present a more difficult problem since they are sent in punycode and start with the prefix "xn--", which means that any software handling domains has to reference an IDN repository to know how to display them".

Sourcehttp://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/01/15/why_you_need_to_rewrite_your_code_for_handling_email/.

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Sunrise Period for .PAHARMACY starts today






SUNRISE PERIOD START: Thursday, 15 January, 2015;
SUNRISE PERIOD END: Monday, 16 March, 2015 - 23:45.

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

Reminder:
  • Members of the pharmacy business can register their .PHARMACY domain name with LexSynergy;
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check the calendar;
  • To promote your new domain name extension "a different way", contact Jovenet Consulting.

Release of Formerly Blocked Domain Names for 30 TLDs

Extract: "...releasing the domains names that were originally blocked on the ICANN Name Collision".

Source: https://www.dynadot.com/community/blog/2015/01/rightside-domain-name-collision-release.html.

Reminder:

In-depth presentation on gTLD statistics and business implications

The presentation includes:
  1. A review of the 2014 gTLD activity;
  2. Discussion of the Tier concept to rank gTLDs;
  3. Projections for 2015 & beyond;
  4. Drafting plan for lower tier gTLDs.

Source: https://www.tldwatch.com/tldwatch-dottba-at-namescon/.

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ICANN to promote Domaining

Extract: "Where ICANN meetings were filled with discussions of processes and policies, NamesCon was very market-driven and sales-oriented. The action at this Las Vegas-based domain industry conference was in the corridors and one-on-one meetings, where deals were being made hourly. Quite the striking difference from ICANN, where you find most of the action within the different working group sessions and meetings, and the outcomes are policy recommendations not sales. The NamesCon auction of domain names on the second-to-last day was downright exciting, bringing such impressive prices for names like carauctions.com ($95,000)".

Source: https://omblog.icann.org/?p=1129.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Thoughts on yesterday’s US$1 million domain name auction

Extract: "You might say the headline sale was Homecare.com/net at $350,000. I’d argue it was Wine.club at $140,000. That’s a headline-grabbing number for a new TLD. This is certainly one of .Club’s best domain names, and it’s a record setting price for a new TLD (at least that is public information)".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2015/01/14/thoughts-on-yesterdays-1-million-domain-name-auction/.

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The .BRAND Registry Group

The Brand Registry Group (BRG) is a consequence of the call for new top-level domain names issued by ICANN. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, founded in 1998, has as its mission to ensure a stable and unified global Internet. One of its key responsibilities is introducing and promoting competition in the registration of domain names, while ensuring the security and stability of the domain name system.

Source: http://www.brandregistrygroup.org/our-vision-and-mission/.

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Here’s how the new number 2 new gTLD got so big so quick

Extract: "The company has simply grandfathered its keyword customers into .网址, I’m told. The keyword system allows Latin-script domains too, which explains the large number of western brands that appear in the .网址 zone".

Source: http://domainincite.com/17858-heres-how-the-new-number-two-new-gtld-got-so-big-so-quick.

Reminder:
  • Interested parties in URLs can register their .网址 domain name with a Registrar to be located here;
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check the calendar;
  • To promote new gTLDs "a different way", contact Jovenet Consulting.

Wine.club is sold in an auction for $140,000

Extract: "The "wine.club" domain name sells for $140,000 in an auction (14 January 2014). Will "club.wine" sell at higher than this?".

More information coming.

Source: http://www.dotvinum.org/.

Reminder:
  • Wine Clubs can't register wine.club anymore but can grab their .CLUB domain name with GoDaddy;
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check the calendar;
  • To promote new gTLDs "a different way", contact Jovenet Consulting.

Las Vegas Auction Results $990,851 Led by HomeCare.com and Wine.Club

Extract: "$990,851 – Some have asked me was Wine.Club like Coffee and Vegas ? A 10 year payment plan, Michael has told me no it was a straight cash buyer".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/01/14/namescon-official-auction-results-990851-led-by-homecare-com-and-wine-club/.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Vegas.club : 100,000 dollar name sold by .CLUB

Reminder:

Donuts prevails in .MOVIE

Reminder:
  • Movie makers will soon be able to register their .MOVIE domain name with GoDaddy;
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check the calendar;
  • To promote new gTLDs "a different way", contact Jovenet Consulting.

GoDaddy to explain why new TLDs are struggling

Extract: "The reason many namespaces are small, McLaughlin sad, is not because they’re addressing small markets. Rather, it’s because they’re failing users on accessibility and usability. Those new TLDs that focus on this will be the ones successful five years from now".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2015/01/13/godaddy-svp-explains-why-new-tlds-are-struggling/.

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Google’s own domain name registration service, has now exited private testing

Extract: "Google partnered with a number of website-building providers when it launched into beta, making it easy for users to get started with setting up their new website after acquiring the domain name or names of their choosing. This list initially included Shopify, Squarespace, Weebly, and Wix. Google’s own Blogger platform wasn’t immediately supported, however – but it is today, the company notes. Users will now be able to buy a domain and instantly connect it to their Blogger blog, if they choose".

Source: http://techcrunch.com/2015/01/13/google-domains-launches-to-all-in-u-s-with-support-for-blogger-integration-templates-and-more-domain-endings/.

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.SURF: Quiksilver becomes a Pioneer for .SURF

Extract: "Quiksilver will not only be using wetsuits.surf and boardshorts.surf to underline their market-leading position, but also to give their fans an easy access to their products and online experiences".

Source: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/surf-giant-quiksilver-joins-minds--machines-as-a-pioneer-for-surf-288383471.html.

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New gTLD auctions have started at SnapNames

Extract: "All are high quality domains that offer individuals, investors, small, medium and large businesses the opportunity to acquire valuable keyword based domains that will reach new customers, increase market presence and brand value, drive traffic and result in better search engine optimization. As the excitement builds, the catalog may change and grow, so be sure to check back for updates".

Source: https://www.snapnames.com/store/liveprebid.action.

Reminder:
  • Clubs Premium domins can be registered with SnapNames (see above);
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check the calendar.

Trademark Clearinghouse worldwide project manager: meet Jan Corstens

Extract: "Protecting your brand’s identity and trademark should be uppermost in your mind. The new domain programme presents three main areas of threat which need to be negated. All three threats below pose significant damage to a business’ reputation online, so brands need to be vigilant. Unhappy or disgruntled customers can damage your brand by registering domains such as yourbrand.sucks, or yourbrand.WTF 
Domains to keep an eye on: .sucks, .gripe, .exposed, .cheap, .adult, .porn".

Source: http://blog.themarketer.co.uk/2015/01/new-year-new-domain/.

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