Saturday, February 28, 2015

New .NYC new gTLD: Traditional Metrics

Extract: "That 74% of parked domains has been inching down over the months. For comparison .berlin has 73% parked, .london 36%, .paris 48%, and .tokyo 55%. (Might we induce a level of speculative purchases from these?)".

Source: http://www.connectingnyc.org/digital-nyc/.

Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • NY city companies can register a domain name ending in ".nyc" with GoDaddy;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

The .INFEASIBLE new gTLD project

Country and Territory Names
"The GAC advises the Board that: ICANN should work with the GAC to develop a public database to streamline the process for the release of country and territory names at the second level, as outlined in Specification 5. The database will inform whether individual GAC Members intend to agree to all requests, review them case by case, or not agree to any. The absence of input from a government will not be considered as agreement.

No: this is no joke...

Source: https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/gac-to-board-11feb15-en.pdf.

Reminder:

New gTLDs are a Channel, Not Just a Label

Extract: "People can be receptive to media evolution such as new channels. New gTLDs are the new channels for the Internet. Even without a device, special hardware, or software, most new gTLDs are words and are recognizable to the ever valuable pair of eyes. (We all read the news about amazing sums of money companies pay to purchase startups that have lots of 'eyeballs' or views)".

Source: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150227_cmo_offers_fresh_view_on_new_gtlds_channel_not_just_label/.

Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • Green tea lovers can register a domain name ending in ".green" with GoDaddy;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Crowell & Moring: Post Application Service Offerings

Crowell & Moring: Crowell & Moring is pleased to offer the following services for companies with an interest in ICANN's New gTLD Program.

Source: http://www.crowell.com/Practices/Intellectual-Property/TLDs-Domain-Names.

Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • Trademarks can register their new gTLD with Crowell & Moring;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

New generic Top-Level Domains: Restricted access

Extract: "As TLDs were previously fewer in number, applicants were invited to compete to obtain the exclusive control of a string. If, during the application process one or more parties had reason to believe there were grounds for objecting to an application, they could initiate one of the so-called objection procedures administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization, the International Chamber of Commerce and the International Center for Dispute Resolution".

Source: http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/article/new-gtlds-restricted-access.

Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • Clubs can register a domain name ending in ".club" with GoDaddy;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

What is the EUCLID University?


Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • Clubs can register a domain name ending in ".club" with GoDaddy;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

Free .SCIENCE domain names with NameBay

In French: Namebay offers the first year of registration for .SCIENCE domain names.

Source: https://www.namebay.com/new-gtlds/SCIENCE/nom-de-domaine-science/enregistrement-nom-de-domaine-science.aspx.

Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • The Scientifi community can register a domain name ending in ".science" with Namebay.

Google applied for .FREE too

Extract: "Although Google hasn't announced specific plans for .app, the purchase could give the company a creative way to promote apps as more search shifts to mobile".

Source: http://uk.businessinsider.com/google-just-paid-25-million-to-buy-the-entire-app-web-domain-2015-2?r=US.

Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • Clubs can register a domain name ending in ".club" with GoDaddy;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

ICANN New gTLD Program Auction: "The Results"

Extract: "Twelve applicants participated in the auction for APP. Charleston Road Registry Inc. prevailed with a winning price of $25,001,000".

Source: https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-02-26-en.

Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • Programmers will soon be able to register a domain name ending in ".club" with Google domains;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

New registries should put users' good first (new gTLDs)

Extract: "When it comes to discourse, we've heard about product and pricing-mechanism differentiation, and about the number of registrations (with a few strategies that included free giveaways). We have not heard about an integrated approach and doing good. And too often the registries engage in dubious rhetoric about their gTLDs while having nothing to say about the real risks and costs of rebranding".

Source: http://www.gtld.club/2015/02/vinorougeclub-getting-ranked-on-page-1.html.

Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • International Corporations can register their domain name ending in ".international" with GoDaddy;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Google pays $25 million for .APP new gTLD

Extract: "13 companies applied to run the .app domain name, and 12 of them were still in the running when the ICANN auction started yesterday. The auction was so heated that it continued today, with the final price ending at $25,001,000".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2015/02/26/google-pays-25-million-for-app-domain/.

Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • Devs will soon be able to register a domain name ending in ".app" with Google domains;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

New gTLDs: the evolution of trademark protection

Extract: "Some brands see a significant advantage to being able to point to a single TLD as the exclusive source of authentic products and services sold under that trademark".

Source: http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/generic-top-level-domains-the-evolutio-54238/.

Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • Brands can secure a domain name ending in ".club" with GoDaddy;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

M+Machines to patent app for using domain names as currency

Extract: "The idea is that you can buy a domain name from your registrar that has a certain stored value facilitated by the registry. For example, I could go to GoDaddy and request a $500 stored value domain name. The registrar would then issue a domain name, such as USD500-781211.work, which corresponds to that $500".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2015/02/26/minds-machines-currency/.

Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • Fan Clubs can register a domain name ending in ".club" with M+M;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

Brands urged to do more to stop 'predatory pricing' in next new gTLD round

Extract: "Absent such co-operation, the next option is to wait for general availability and secure domains at a lower cost, but this runs the risk that someone else registering the targeted domains before you. “Brand owners are really stuck between a rock-and-a-hard-place,” Cooper says, “but some brands are just simply saying ‘no, we are not paying that, absolutely not".

Source: http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=fa182016-6b6c-44c4-ac3d-30cd258a22f1.

Reminder:

New gTLDs to Top 4.5 Million Registrations

Extract: "In two days .Science has grow to the 27th most registered new gTLD domain extension. A Pierre-Eli Normandeau, of Canada who had not registered any new gTLD until .Science came out has now registered almost 7,500 domains".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/02/26/here-is-our-run-down-as-new-gtlds-top-4-5-million-registrations/.

Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • The scientific community can register a domain name ending in ".science" with GoDaddy;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

Rights Protection in the Adult-themed new gTLDs

Extract: "The registry launched a revolutionary blocking product, one of the first Rights Protection Mechanisms we had seen in the domain world that allowed trademark holders to put their critical digital assets out of harm’s way, unless of course they were a bona fida member of the Adult Entertainment industry, in which case they could use it how they wanted".

Source: http://www.netnames.com/blog/2015/02/lets-be-adult-about-this/.

Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Adult Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • Adults willsoon be able to register a domain name ending in ".adult" with Netnames;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

The .APP new gTLD auction: Day Two

Extract: "We should get the results later today but don’t be shocked if the auction rolls into a third day especially if you think the bidding will top $25M".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/02/26/app-rolls-into-a-second-day-in-the-icann-last-resort-auction-heres-why-what-it-means/.

Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Dev Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • Developers will soon be able to register a domain name ending in ".app" with GoDaddy;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

ICBA to partner with EnCirca to Support .BANK for Community Banks

Extract: "The Independent Community Bankers of America®, the nation’s voice for more than 6,500 community banks of all sizes and charter types, is dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and its membership through effective advocacy, best-in-class education and high-quality products and services".

Source: http://www.icba.org/news/newsreleasedetail.cfm?ItemNumber=209189.

Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Banks Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • Banks will soon be able register a domain name ending in ".bank" with Encirca;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

.Cricket - .Party and .Science in the Spotlight

Extract: "Famous Four Media is launched three new gTLDs in the month of February. For the benefit of our clients and resellers, HEXONET is providing information on these TLDs for use in your marketing or sales content".

Source: http://blog.hexonet.net/content/cricket-party-and-science-spotlight.

Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • Parties organizers can register a domain name ending in ".party" with GoDaddy;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Get Creative with a Generic Top Level Domain

Extract: "If you’re a baker, you may choose the gTLD “.cookies.” “fresh.cookies” would result in your website ranking for the popular search term: fresh cookies".

Source: http://www.itproportal.com/2015/02/25/future-domain-registration-web-hosting/.

Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • Dance Clubs can register a domain name ending in ".club" with GoDaddy;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

A new domain in page one of Google in 48 hours only

Extract: "However, regarding my newly launched VinoRouge.club, it is interesting to note that after only 48 hours (with no publicity, news stories or links), the website is ranking on page 1 of Google for a search of Vino Rouge (out of over 3.5 million results) and in the first position for Vino Rouge Club. No magic SEO here, just fresh and interesting content, as well as a new gTLD domain name. Time will tell if it was just luck, but my hunch is that this year will start to see more and more new gTLD websites being successful because of favorable rankings and cheaper advertising options".

Source: http://www.gtld.club/2015/02/vinorougeclub-getting-ranked-on-page-1.html.

Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • Any Club can register its domain name ending in ".club" with GoDaddy;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

Interesting: the .BAREFOOT new gTLD is coming

Extract: "The new .barefoot gTLD will operate as a restricted registry, in which Gallo Vineyards Inc. (Gallo) can create and control domain spaces that promote its brand identity and authenticity. In this regard, the .barefoot gTLD will be used by Gallo to provide information, services and resources to consumers in a way that promotes trust, convenience and utility. The .barefoot gTLD will provide an authoritative internet space for Gallo. Second and third level domains can then be utilised to establish a centralized presence for the provision of information and promotion of Gallo, the Barefoot brand and its associated products. The new gTLD is intended to be one of the primary places to provide new, accurate and geographically personalized information and access to the company, its products and the Barefoot brand".

Source: https://gtldresult.icann.org/application-result/applicationstatus/applicationdetails/263.

Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Wine Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • Wine Clubs can register a domain name ending in ".club" with GoDaddy.

You can’t register emoticons in new domain names

Extract: "Emoticons cannot be used as IDNs as these code points are DISALLOWED under IDNA2008 protocol,” ICANN said in a statement".

Source: http://domainincite.com/18035-why-you-cant-register-emojis-in-gtlds.

Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • Fan Clubs can register a domain name ending in ".club" with GoDaddy;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

New gTLD Auction: Staff Report Due 27 Feb 2015

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

Source: https://www.icann.org/public-comments/new-gtld-auctions-indirect-contention-2014-11-14-en.

Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Sports Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • Sports Clubs can register a domain name ending in ".club" with GoDaddy;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

Jovenet Consulting to give the French Science domain names

Extract: "Science" is not an English word, it is French too: if I believe many English signs were registered, not so many were registered in French so I did that job for French Science with a list of 70 domain names".

Source: http://www.gtld.club/2015/02/giving-science.html.

Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • French scientific institutions can register a domain name ending in ".science" with GoDaddy;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

Showing affinity through new TLDs

Extract: "Adam Stech, Founder & CEO of SPI Entertainment Inc, was excited to have been one of the first companies to register all of their shows on the .vegas extension. “We believe in it – for SEO, it just makes sense.".

Source: http://tech.co/domain-extensions-show-affinity-2015-02.

Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • CEOs can register a domain name ending in ".ceo" with GoDaddy;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

That’s why winemakers on both sides of the Atlantic are fighting the new TLDs

Extract: "They fear that the new domain names will open the door to misrepresentation. Think of how true Champagnehas continued to exist in a world of lesser sparkling wines. Everything about Champagne from pruning to vineyard yields to the degree of pressing to release dates has been codified in its name, and that name has been legally protected for hundreds of years, extending into more than 70 countries and reaffirmed in the Treaty of Versailles after World War I. But the new TLDs allow anyone and everyone to register a .champagne URL. It essentially gives cyber permission for the makers of any old rotgut- fizzy or otherwise- the imprimatur of centuries of history, terroir, and reputation".

Source: http://gigabiting.com/domaine-versus-domain-name-this-is-why-the-new-wine-websites-are-bad-for-wine/.

Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Wine Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • Wine shops could soob be able to register a domain name ending in ".wine" (and ".vin") with GoDaddy;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A free .CLUB domain name

Extract: ".CLUB is offering every LAUNCH Hackathon participant a free .CLUB domain name from GoDaddy, and any teams that choose to use a .CLUB domain name for their LAUNCH Hackathon project are automatically eligible to win the $10,000 prize for the best project in the .CLUB. The winning entrant (best project using a .CLUB domain name) will get $5,000 CASH from .CLUB as well as a $5,000 credit toward a category killer premium .CLUB domain name".

Source: http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/-1994608.htm.

Reminder:

10,000 registrations in three hours for .SCIENCE new gTLD

Extract: "At roughly three hours after launch, 9,680 .science domain names have been registered. The company expects the number to top 10,000 within the next half hour".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2015/02/24/science-soars-to-10000-registrations-in-three-hours/.

Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • Scientists can register a domain name ending in ".science" with GoDaddy;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

A free .CLUB domain name for every LAUNCH Hackathon participant

Extract: ".CLUB is offering every LAUNCH Hackathon participant a free .CLUB domain name from GoDaddy, and any teams that choose to use a .CLUB domain name for their LAUNCH Hackathon project are automatically eligible to win the $10,000 prize for the best project in the .CLUB".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/02/24/club-offering-free-domains-10k-in-prizes-at-launch-hackathon-in-san-francisco/.

Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • Clubs can register a domain name ending in ".club" with GoDaddy;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

Next on the web: .INSURANCE new gTLD

Extract: "The financial services industry-run venture fTLD Registry Services will add the “.insurance” generic top-level domain to its repertoire. The organization finalized a deal with ICANN to operate .insurance, fTLD announced on Monday, saying the domain will likely be available late this year. The group already announced it would offer “.bank” last year".

Source: http://www.politico.com/morningcybersecurity/0215/morningcybersecurity17225.html.

Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • Insurance companies will soon be able to register a domain name ending in ".insurance" with LexSynergy;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

New .SCIENCE domain names for free

Extract: "Alpnames.com isn’t advertising it on the front of their site, but if you try to register a .Science domain name you will see the cost is $0.00".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/02/24/science-is-live-and-alpnames-com-is-letting-you-register-them-for-free/.

Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • The science community can register domain names ending in ".science" with AlpNames;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

A new community evaluation for .GAY new gTLD

Extract: "Name protections continue to surface as a key issue for LGBTQIA business and organizations as the launch of .GAY nears. Don't get caught fighting or overpaying for your web name when you can protect it today in a matter of minutes".

Source: http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=071954fa864fc653c17e013e8&id=1ebc7a402f.

Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • The Gay community will soon be able to register domains ending in ".gay" with GoDaddy;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

$36 millions Earned from losing new gTLD Auctions

Extract: "In total over the year to December the group earned US$36mln (£21.9mln) from the 21 private auctions where it withdrew its application and the profit on these top-level domain auctions will be not less than US$33mln (approximately £20mln)".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/02/24/minds-machines-generates-2-29m-from-operations-36m-from-losing-private-gtld-auctions-spends-25-9m-winning/.

Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • Beer drinkers can register a domain name ending in ".beer" with GoDaddy;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

More brand engagement to come soon with the TMCH

Extract: "Our first line of action was with TMCH agents, so we set up a marketing toolkit with them and conduct PR outreach to help them reach their market. If they ask us for help or participation at an event we always try to support them, to help them promote the new gTLD programme and the rights protection mechanism aspects".

Source: http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/Blog/Detail.aspx?g=adcaf39b-81d8-4616-bd9e-30ba91786eec.

Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • Great Clubs can register a domain name ending in ".club" with GoDaddy;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

General Availability for .SCIENCE domains OPENS TODAY


Reminder:
  • "Science" can register domain name ending in ".science" with GoDaddy;
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

Is .LESS ,ew gTLD a new project for Round 2?

Extract: "In a nut shell, our online brand will have "LESS" annoying advertising, "LESS" expensive sale prices, "LESS" phishing, spam and intrusion to your privacy. Plus many more exciting features and benefits! Yes, it is all possible".

Source: http://www.dotlesswebsite.domains/.less-.html.

Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • Internet users could register a domain name ending in ".less" with GoDaddy in Round 2 of the ICANN new gTLD program;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

.COM Registry to sue .XYZ Registry for “false advertising”

Extract: "Verisign wants not only for XYZ to pay up, but also for the court to force the company to disclose its robo-registration numbers whenever it makes a claim about how successful .xyz is".

Source: http://domainincite.com/18023-verisign-sues-xyz-and-negari-for-false-advertising.

Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • Car Clubs can register a domain name ending in ".club" with GoDaddy (or a ".com" ... or a ".xyz");
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

Markmonitor (ICANN 52) Recap: What You Need to Know


Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • Major Clubs can register a domain name ending in ".club" with Markmonitor;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

New domain names can be cheaper

Extract: "All active registrars' promo codes. Use these to get a discount when you purchase a domain from a registrar".

Source: http://tld-list.com/promo-codes.

Reminder:

Monday, February 23, 2015

New .GREEN domains: an idea whose time has passed?

Extract: "Ten years ago, setting up a .green domain may have made sense; so few companies were doing green things. These days .green seems passé and somewhat meaningless. After all, what exactly does "green" mean? It may denote a shift to environmental action, a colloquial word for dollars, or perhaps something other than blue or yellow".

Source: http://www.fastcoexist.com/3042563/why-the-new-green-domain-name-is-an-idea-thankfully-past-its-time.

Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • Tree lovers can register a domain name ending in ".green" with GoDaddy;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

The French .BANQUE new gTLD changed status to "Will Not Proceed"

French Banks won't be able to register a .BANQUE (French) domain name. Fortunately, they will probably have access to a .BANK (in English) with LexSynergy.

Source: https://gtldresult.icann.org/application-result/applicationstatus/applicationdetails/391.

Reminder:

URS Provides Faster, Cheaper Relief

Extract: "ICANN created the URS as a faster, lower-cost alternative to UDRP proceedings for trademark owners who have the most clear-cut cases of cybersquatting. ICANN intended that cases brought to the URS could be quickly decided, containing no disputes of material fact".

Source: http://www.bna.com/new-gtlds-higher-n17179923256/.

Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • Clubs can register a domain name ending in ".club" with GoDaddy;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

Protection of Geographic Names in new gTLDs

Extract: "In September 16 2014, IBCA joined other users of the internet to fight and defend Net Neutrality as currently constituted. IBCA strongly believes that all Internet Service providers ought to treat all data that flows through their systems and networks equally under the same conditions without any preferential treatment nor blockages".

Source: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150220_the_internet_business_council_for_africa_on_geographic_tlds/.

Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • Sports Clubs can register a domain name ending in ".club" with GoDaddy;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

Time to wake up?

Extract: "Lawley said that he believes that the relatively poor volume performance of most new gTLDs over the last year will cause many registrars to question whether it’s worth their time and money to offer them".

Source: http://domainincite.com/18014-xxx-boss-says-new-gtld-registries-need-to-wake-up.

Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • Clubs can register a domain name ending in ".club" with GoDaddy;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

After 8 months .CLUB still leading the pack


Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • Clubs can register a domain name ending in ".club" with GoDaddy;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

Friday, February 20, 2015

New gTLD auction: winning amounts

Extract: "One TLD applicant, Mind + Machines Group Limited, received $4.4 million for withdrawing three TLD applications: .latino, .school, and an undisclosed third TLD. And Mind + Machines never had to take the risk of launching the new TLD and selling domain names to third parties for $10 or $20 or $30 apiece. Rather, it took the "sure thing." Moreover, Mind + Machines anticipates resolving 17 more string contentions during the first six months of 2015".

Source: http://www.dailyreportonline.com/id=1202718466816/DotWin-or-DotLose-TopLevel-Domain-Auctions-Rake-in-Cash.

Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • Clubs can register a domain name ending in ".club" with GoDaddy;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

Premium and reserved domain lists in new gTLDs

Extract: "Nothing there is remotely difficult to implement for registries, but would make the lives of domain registrars significantly simpler and enable them to automate the process of periodically updating the domain lists they have on file, as well as the pricing of premium domain names".

Source: https://stereochro.me/weblog/3573.

Reminder:

Do you own a .YACHT ?

Extract: "The introduction of the .yachts generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) enables businesses and individuals to secure an online identity that demonstrates exactly what they are about in the marine sphere. Use of the .yachts gTLD will only be available to verified entities that provide products, services and information to the yachting industry, meaning consumers will be able to trust the verified operators of .yachts websites for relevant content on these sites".

Source: http://www.boatingindustry.com/news/2015/02/20/dominion-marine-media-launches-new-yachts-domain/.

Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Yacht Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • Yacht owners will soon be able to register a domain name ending in ".yachts" with GoDaddy;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

.APP auction will be facilitated by Power Auctions LLC on 25 February 2015

Extract: "12 applicants are expected to participate in the Auction for the 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 pageof the New gTLD Microsite".

Source: http://www.domainnews.com/auction-for-1-contention-set-app-slated-for-25-february.html.

Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • Chess clubs can register a domain name ending in ".club" with GoDaddy;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

New gTLDs: the fee or free business model?

Extract: "The nTLD leaders consisted of market players who had set up free purchasing policies enabling them to achieve very significant volumes. According to Ntldstats.com, by itself the .XYZ nTLD had 760,412 domain names at December 31, 2014, or 21% of all the new domain names registered by that date. No doubt the logic on which these strategies is based is that the crucial issue for any new TLD is to achieve the critical mass that will allow it to become sufficiently well-known to establish its image among users and thus become a customary provider. The reasoning holds true but is still a gamble, since everything depends on the turnover rate at the end of the first year. It also relies on the fact that the success criterion of a TLD is volume, when there may be other metrics that should be taken into account".

Source: http://www.afnic.fr/en/resources/publications/french-domain-name-industry-report/2015-online-edition/2014-year-zero-for-ntlds-past-performance-and-lessons-learnt.html.

Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • Clubs can register a domain name ending in ".club" with GoDaddy;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

L’Oréal to win .HAIR new gTLD

Extract: "The second new gTLD to get resolved was for .Hair in which L’Oréal beat Afilias for the rights to operate the string".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/02/19/2-more-new-gtlds-settled-amazon-loses-box-loreal-wins-hair/.

Reminder:
  • To participate in the .HAIR Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • Hairdressers will soon b able to register domain names ending in ".hair" with GoDaddy (unless L'Oréal has blocked the TLD for its own use);
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

The .NEWS new gTLD was acquired

Extract: "Our acquisition of .NEWS is an exciting opportunity for businesses and news outlets of all sizes to establish themselves as dedicated, reliable sources of current information that is important to their readers and viewers".

Source: http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/globenewswire/10120920.htm.

Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Newsgroups Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • News groups will soon be able to register a domain name ending in ".news" with GoDaddy;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

What about the .RAM new gTLD?

Extract: "The Indian government filed a procedural “early warning” concern, urging ICANN to disallow .ram from becoming a new TLD. Chrysler has since entered negotiations with the Indian government in an attempt to resolve the concern and has offered to change the TLD application to .ramtruck".

Source: http://www.techpolicydaily.com/internet/domain-names-politics-chrysler-might-let-ram-go/.

Reminder:
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • Ram Clubs can register a domain name ending in ".club" with GoDaddy;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

New .COLLEGE domains will be free for specific Registrants

Extract: "As an innovative leader in the internet industry, XYZ has announced that it will waive the application fee and first year’s registration fee for companies registered in the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH), as well as applicants with a valid .edu or .ac.uk domain name. This initiative of offering the domains for free for the first year represents the registry’s continuing commitment to protecting brands and encouraging utilization in its namespaces".

Source: http://onlinedomain.com/2015/02/18/news/1st-year-college-registrations-are-free-for-trademark-holders-brands-edu-ac-uk-domain-registrants/.

Reminder:
  • Colleges will soon be able to register their .COLLEGE 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 domain names are "Personalisation"

Extract: "At a smaller business level, the new gTLDs also allow for a more personalised approach. A local printer business could register their website aswww.PrintCentral.ink, for example, leaving prospective customers in no doubt about the types of products they could get from that site".

Source: http://www.techradar.com/news/internet/web/the-power-of-new-domains-get-personal-and-attract-more-customers-1285161.

Reminder:

Amazon is about to .DELIVER

Extract: "It shouldn’t come as a big surprise that the company registered a bunch of city.delivery domain names when they became available earlier this month. Here are some of the top 30 metro area domain names it registered at a premium during “Early Access".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2015/02/18/amazon-city-delivery-domain-names/.

Reminder:

Struggling to get to grips with the new gTLD's

Extract: "There is so much promotion from the registrars to sell them yet I don't know any popular websites on the web that are using them, the majority are .com or the cctld. I snapped up a few .bio's last year when it was released, chemist.bio and 007.bio I would say are my 2 best but not one bit of interest at all. It could be that it might take years for a "new" gTLD to actually attract any type of interest as everyone wants the .com or their country code. I think .club is doing good, I'm sure havana.club sold for quite a few thousand $ late last year".

Source: https://www.namepros.com/threads/new-gtlds-why-not.848401/.

Reminder:
  • Internet users can register their .INTERNATIONAL domain name with GoDaddy;
  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check the calendar.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

.TOP using spam to sell domain names?

Extract: "I’ve confirmed that at least one email from .top went to an email address only used in whois, and the email below shows that .Top was specifically targeting .XYZ registrants with its spam".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2015/02/18/top-domain-apparently-using-spam-to-get-to-the-top/.

Reminder:

First Day Totals for .Yoga; .Sydney; .Party; .Vote; .Cricket and .Voto

Extract: "Six new gTLD’s had its first day of general availability (GA) yesterday where domain names could be registered on a first come, first served basis and from the 6 new gTLD’s we have around just 4,500 registrations".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/02/18/1st-day-new-gtld-totals-yoga-1546-sydney-1508-party-1105-vote-264-cricket-167-voto-124/.

Reminder:

The Scottish Government has switched to .SCOT

Extract: "More than 8000 addresses have been sold to individuals and organisations since they became available last September".

Source: http://www.heraldscotland.com/politics/scottish-politics/scottish-government-website-moves-to-scot-domain.118734945.

Reminder:

Second-round applicants won’t have that problem

Extract: "The second round will have a very different complexion to the current one, in which he believes many brands applied predominately for defensive purposes and have then had to work on the development of a strategy for the TLD so that it truly adds value to the organisation. “Second-round applicants won’t have that problem. They will have seen new TLDs in operation and when they apply they will have a clear - or a far clearer – strategy on how they are planning to use theirs. If you are a second-round applicant you will want to hit the ground running".

Source: http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=d958eecc-8829-4049-a1a0-451bc5f72b84.

Reminder:

Using new domain names for a marketing advantage

Extract: "First and foremost, the new domain name endings give marketers the chance to use web addresses to their advantage and refresh their digital strategies. Brands now have the opportunity to own a memorable web address that marketers can use to revitalise customer engagement. For example, Amazon could advertise for consumers to navigate to Amazon.sales where it could provide all the latest offers".

Source: http://www.fourthsource.com/general/risks-rewards-new-domain-names-18651.

Reminder:

.FIT Sunrise Period starts today

SUNRISE PERIOD START: Wednesday, 18 February, 2015 - 16:00;
SUNRISE PERIOD END: Monday, 20 April, 2015 - 23:45.

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

Reminder:
  • If you believe it is going to fit, grab your .FIT domain name with GoDaddy when it launches;
  • 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.

Renewals rate is 55% for first new gTLD to be launched

Extract: "New شبكة. (or “.shabaka”, the Arabic for “.web”) has also seen its zone file shrink by about 27% over the last two weeks. The zone peaked at 2,069 domains on February 1, 2015, but today stands at 1,521. Exactly one year ago, it was at 1,561 names".

Source: http://domainincite.com/18004-renewals-at-55-as-first-new-gtld-junk-drop-begins.

Reminder:

Google Lost 29 Out of 34 new gTLD Auctions

Extract: "Of the 39 uncontested new gTLD that Google applied for, they don’t seem to be in a huge rush to bring them to market as they have only launched 3; to date; one IDN; .Soy and .How".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/02/17/how-committed-is-google-to-the-new-gtld-program-applied-for-101-now-lost-29-out-of-34-auctions/.

Reminder:
  • Spanish webmasters with a big ego can register their .SOY 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.

Name.Kitchen to promote new gTLDs

Extract: "While registered on a Donuts top level domain name (.kitchen), the site isn’t just about Donuts’ domain names. It features other new TLDs, ccTLDs, even legacy TLDs such as .org and .net".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2015/02/17/donuts-launches-name-kitchen-to-market-new-domains/.

Reminder:

A complete review for .GAY new gTLD?

Extract: "The new ruling, however, provides for the creation of a fresh evaluation with new panel members who will reconsider dotgay’s entire application — not just the portion relevant to the letters. The new review could potentially award dotgay a passing score".

Source: http://dailyxtra.com/world/news/will-dotgay%E2%80%99s-second-icann-panel-give-the-domain-seeks-99273.

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.

NS1 Limited prevails over Amazon for .BOX

Reminder:
  • I seriously have no idea who will want to register a .BOX domain name but when the Registry launches GoDaddy should offer these for registration;
  • 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, February 17, 2015

New .PARTY gTLD is live


Reminder:

Coming: .COLLEGE new gTLD

Extract: ".College is an unrestricted platform for people and organizations of all types to come together for a common purpose and a common future. It offers institutions, businesses, and the communities around them, an open namespace to share knowledge and drive innovation".

Source: http://us4.campaign-archive1.com/?u=b1ae9e51b552507fe63f8cdf2&id=2e0728c77a&e=7d4e4c073e.

Reminder:
  • Colleges will soon be able to register their .COLLEGE 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 gTLDs: what happened this week?

Extract: ".cricket – shop around on this sports domain name from Famous Four. 101Domain is charging only $2.49. United Domains wants $69. GoDaddy is charging $49, which it says is half of its regular $99 price. I don’t get the pricing".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2015/02/17/new-tlds-on-tap-this-week-yoga-sydney-cricket-more/.

Reminder:

New gTLDs: What is the Universal Acceptance?

Extract: "Over the last year we’ve seen scattered examples of popular software — including browsers, instant messaging and social media apps — not recognizing new gTLD domains as domains. The problems I’ve seen are usually fixed quite quickly".

Source: http://domainincite.com/17997-group-forms-to-stop-new-gtlds-breaking-stuff.

Reminder:

New gTLDs: Seizing the imagination

Extract: "We have yet to see anything close to a sociological change that would lead to widespread adoption of the new gTLDs among brand and trademark owners. There were some early cases of cybersquatting of some global brands, but even then the trademark owners didn’t seem to be too concerned".

Source: http://www.worldipreview.com/article/new-gtlds-old-habits-die-hard.

Reminder:

Google to Win the .MOTO New gTLD

Extract: "The proposed gTLD will provide Motorola Mobility with the ability to customize its domain and website names for its offerings to signal to the general population of Internet users that its .moto websites are indeed managed by Motorola Mobility".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/02/16/google-wins-the-moto-new-gtld-beating-rightside-co-name-for-its-motorola-division/.

Reminder:
  • Internet users will soon be able to register their .MOTO domain name with Google;
  • 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 Private Auctions: "you win by losing?"

Extract: "This is definitely a casino game loved by domain-name-industry- captured-ICANN insiders! So who were all the "Losers" (i.e., the real Winners) in the .BLOG auction? Besides Minds + Machines (see link above), included were industry giants Google, Afilias, Donuts, and reportedly four others. Clue #1: when you outbid companies like Google AND Afilias AND Donuts AND Minds + Machines, for a new gTLD, you are probably the patsy for that round".

Source: http://www.domainmondo.com/2015/02/icann-new-gtld-private-auctions-2015.html.

Reminder:

Decrypting what ICANN Africa Strategy is Not

Extract: "I made clear to the African and Global ICANN community between the failed "Africa Strategy" in Dakar, which encompassed a rough call to reserve the .Africa gTLD for the AUC, so as to delegate it to a structure that the AUC choose (that included ZACR and the African Community kinship) versus what the new ICANN Africa Strategy is, and should be. We called to dismiss any reference to a .Africa gTLD".

Source: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150216_icann_africa_strategy_a_view_from_the_inside/.

Reminder:
  • Africa residents will soon be able to register their .AFRICA 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.

Donuts prevails over Richmont DNS for .JEWELRY


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

Monday, February 16, 2015

400,000 .WYZ domains were bought

According to Daniel Negary, CEO of the XYZ Registry, 400,000 domain names were registered the traditional way, involving a payment.
Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2015/02/16/xyz-and-new-tlds-with-daniel-negari-dnw-podcast-20/.

Reminder:

Netnames: first organization to offer gTLD reports (1:15)


Reminder:

.BLOG and .STORE : how much did they really sell for?

Extract: "There were 14 losing “shares” of auctions, with 8 losers on .blog and 6 on .store. Not knowing the split between .blog and .store adds an unknown. The proportion paid for .blog and .store probably didn’t exactly reflect the number of players in each auction, but we don’t know for sure. Minds + Machines got 2 shares of the losses, and with the data we have we’ll have to simplify and say that it got 1/7th of the overall pot".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2015/02/16/just-how-much-did-blog-and-store-sell-for/.

Reminder:

Community Priority Evaluation for .MED (Hexap SAS)

Extract: "NABP does not object to the existence of the .med gTLD, but for the reasons described herein, NABP requests that equal review and consideration be given all of the remaining .med applicants with no priority provided to either".

Source: https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/catizone-to-eiu-10feb15-en.pdf.

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

8 Months Later: .COM Versus New gTLD Domain Names

Extract: "What Changed After 8 Months? We ran the previous Google AdWords campaigns again, using the same keywords, the same ad copy, the same domain names, and even the same landing pages. Again, the only difference between the campaigns was the domain name. We focused our testing efforts this time on refreshing the previous test, which was www.3CaratDiamonds.com versus www.3Carat.Diamonds. And boy did we get some interesting data this time. Here’s a quick outline of what we learned from our updated testing".

Source: https://globerunner.com/com-vs-new-gtld-domain-names-8-months-later/.

Reminder:

.BLOG auction to double from $30M to $60M dollars?

Extract: "If so, the auction proceeds piggy bank just doubled from $30M to $60M dollars, and ICANN still has no idea what to do with it".

Source: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150215_icanns_auction_piggy_bank_just_got_twice_as_big/.

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

Two-letter domains: waiting for the GAC

Extract: "The requests were frozen without a formal resolution by the board, and despite the fact that the GAC had stated more than once that it did not have consensus advice to give".

Source: http://domainincite.com/17994-delays-to-two-letter-domains-after-governments-take-a-second-bite-at-the-apple.

Reminder:

.GALLERY drop activity is starting to pick up

Number of Second Level Domains added to or dropped from the .GALLERY zone daily.

Reminder:

Why are LGBT groups nervous about the .LGBT new gTLD?

Extract: "Some LGBT groups, particularly the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex Association, have objected to the management of the .LGBT domain. As Marc Naimark explained at Slate, some are worried these types of domains, including the .gay domain, will be picked up by haters to bash LGBT people — or porn websites for purely commercial purposes".

Source: http://www.vox.com/2015/2/15/8039371/lgbt-domain.

Reminder:
  • LGBTs will soon be able to register their .LGBT 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.