Thursday, April 30, 2015

New gTLD .SCIENCE Tops 220K Registrations: Who Is AlpNames?

Extract: "The domain name registrar AlpNames.com which initially gave away around 50,000 free .Science domain and has been selling .Science domain names for $.49 since, has over an 87% market share at the registrar level for .Science with almost 195,000 domains and .Science represents over 95% of all of AlpNames.com new gTLD registrations".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/04/30/new-gtld-science-tops-220k-registrations-passes-club-who-is-alpnames-com/.

Reminder: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Note:
  • The scientific community can register a ".science" domain name with AlpNames;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.

.PHARMACY Registry Now Accepting Registrations From Dispensing Pharmacies

Extract: "General availability (GA) for online pharmacies on a first-come, first-served basis will then begin on June 3, 2015. This GA phase is for any member of the pharmacy community, as outlined in the Eligibility Requirements".

Source: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/dot-pharmacy-registry-now-accepting-registrations-from-dispensing-pharmacies-300074850.html.

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Pharmacies can register a ".pharmacy" domain name with Encirca;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.

Music artist Kanye West registered a .SUPPLY over a deal with Adidas

Extract: "West isn’t the only musician who has taken up domains in new gTLDs, albeit for different reasons. In March this year, it was widely reported that Taylor Swift registered her name in the .porn and .adult gTLDs. Microsoft sought defensive registrations, as did Virgin’s Richard Branson and club chain Stringfellows".

Source: http://www.ipprotheinternet.com/specialistfeatures/specialistfeature.php?specialist_id=114#.VUH5N_mqpBd.

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Suppliers can register a ".supply" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.

A Trademark Clearinghouse analysis shows deterrent effect

Extract: "Demys also reviewed statistics that reported that 95% of queries relating to trade mark-related terms in new gTLDs are not being followed through to a live registration and concluded that, even if the findings tend towards the optimistic, they firmly indicate that the TMCH is having the intended effect of dissuading web users from cybersquatting on registered marks".

Source: http://www.demys.com/news/69-trademark-clearinghouse-analysis-shows-deterrent-effect.

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with Demys;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.

Making new domains more value adding?

Extract: "The domain name industry has been mistakenly obsessing over ownership of unique assets (legacy domain names as well as new gTLDs). A frequent selling spiel for legacy domain names sellers was that each name was unique, with no attention paid to actual or potential ownership values".

Source: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150429_competition_for_monopoly_gtlds/.

There is a TLD which means "trademark": did you know it? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Sports Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

New gTLD .FIT Launches Today

Extract: ".Fit seems to be a limited extension when it comes to natural terms as Fit is falling on the wrong side of the dot".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/04/29/fit-launches-today-heres-our-picks-for-the-best-domains-but-they-are-not-cheap/.

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Fit Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.

Rising to the new gTLD challenge

Extract: "More and more companies are beginning to launch their gTLDs and make them available online to their customers. Examples include French bank BNP Paribas, Australia’s Monash University and UK-based bookmaker William Hill".

Source: http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/article/rising-to-the-new-gtld-challenge.

For Trademarks only: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with NetNames;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.

Small Company Secures .TUBE new gTLD

Extract: "Past gTLD introductions have not seriously impacted .com’s dominance. The situation might be very different if new gTLDs offer innovative services that differentiate it from traditional ones in terms of the benefit achieved by the users. Such an offering might provide strong competition to .com, at least from the perspective of some niches or groups of users".

Source: http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/04/29/the-little-guy-wins-as-small-pennsylvania-company-secures-tube-gtld/.

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.

New gTLD Wars


Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Scientific communities can register a ".science" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here.

Considering launching your new gTLD in Round 2?

Extract: "The group, which made its name as a registry services provider (keeping a database of top level domains (TLDs) assigned by registrars - finished the year with three profitable operating divisions: registry services, registrar services and enterprise services".

Source: https://www.centralnic.com/company/news/2015/big-picture-centralnic-group-has-its-eyes-on-the-big-prizes.

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Fan Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here.

Sunrise Period for .MOVIE new gTLD has started

SUNRISE PERIOD START: Tuesday, 28 April, 2015 - 16:00;
SUNRISE PERIOD END: Saturday, 27 June, 2015 - 16:00.

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

Did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder: movie clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry

Sunrise Period for .GOLD new gTLD has started

Extract: "Paste content 1 here   ".

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

Reminder: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Note:
  • Gold Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here

Sunrise Period for .PLUS new gTLD has started

SUNRISE PERIOD START: Tuesday, 28 April, 2015 - 16:00;
SUNRISE PERIOD END: Saturday, 27 June, 2015 - 16:00.

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

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Sunrise Period for .TOURS new gTLD has started

SUNRISE PERIOD START: Tuesday, 28 April, 2015 - 16:00
SUNRISE PERIOD END: Saturday, 27 June, 2015 - 16:00.

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

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Clubs located in the French city of TOURS can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • If you want to sell or need to promote your new gTLD, contact Jovenet Consulting.

Sunrise Period for .GOLF new gTLD has started

SUNRISE PERIOD START: Tuesday, 28 April, 2015 - 16:00;
SUNRISE PERIOD END: Saturday, 27 June, 2015 - 16:00.

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

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder: Golf Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry

Sunrise Period for .REVIEW new gTLD has started

SUNRISE PERIOD START: Monday, 27 April, 2015 - 16:00;
SUNRISE PERIOD END: Monday, 29 June, 2015 - 16:00.

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

Reminder: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Note: Review Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry.

Sunrise Period for .DATE new gTLD has started

SUNRISE PERIOD START: Monday, 27 April, 2015 - 16:00;
SUNRISE PERIOD END: Monday, 29 June, 2015.

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

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Dating Clubs can already register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • If you want to sell or need to promote your new gTLD, contact Jovenet Consulting.

Sunrise Period for .FAITH new gTLD has started

SUNRISE PERIOD START: Monday, 27 April, 2015;
SUNRISE PERIOD END: Monday, 29 June, 2015
Source: http://www.trademark-clearinghouse.com/content/faith.

Reminder: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

New .AFRICA gTLD: ICANN’s witness will not testify!

Extract: "ICANN in its own argument had written to the IRP Panel administering the DCA Trust Vs ICANN IRP to indicate that its own witnesses mentioned in the IRP case, i.e. ICANN Board member, Mr. Chalaby, and former GAC Chair Ms. Dryden would not testify before the Panel".

Source: http://domainnewsafrica.com/icann-must-produce-witnesses-insists-dca-vs-icann-africa-irp-tribunal/.

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Residents from Africa willsoon be able to register a ".africa" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here.

Is ICANN wrong on .AFRICA new gTLD?

Extract: "DotConnectAfrica (DCA) wanted to run the .africa registry, but it was blocked from doing so by ICANN's committee of government representatives. DCA has been tussling with ICANN ever since to get the decision overturned, which is why it wants to quiz the two officials – ICANN board member, Cherine Chalaby, and the former head of its Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC), Heather Dryden".

Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/04/28/internet_bylaws_dot_africa/.

Good to know: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Africa residents will soon be able to register a ".africa" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • If you want to sell or need to promote your new gTLD, contact Jovenet Consulting.

New gTLDs are not a transition away from .com

Extract: "Jeff Sass believes that the biggest opportunity for New gTLDs (specifically for the registries) is to focus on people and companies that have not started yet. The opportunity is to focus on the new entrepreneurs just entering the internet and starting their businesses".

Source: http://onlinedomain.com/2015/04/28/news/jeff-sass-of-club-this-is-an-expansion-to-the-tld-program-not-a-transition-away-from-com/.

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • If you want to sell or need to promote your new gTLD, contact Jovenet Consulting.

What if a new gTLD fails?

Extract: "ICANN tried to bake in a backup plan for failed registries by requiring them to have a credit line in the event of failure. I think that’s a funny notion; if a TLD fails, who would really back its credit line?".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/28/are-zombie-tlds-coming-this-year/.

Reminder: Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here.

Back-End Registry CentralNic is doing good

Extract: "Net revenue grew by 99% to £6.07m (2013: £3.05m) - growing revenues from registry, registrar and enterprise services".

Source: https://otp.tools.investis.com/clients/uk/CentralNic/rns/regulatory-story.aspx?cid=666&newsid=507864.

In Chinese: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Finance Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • If you want to sell or need to promote your new gTLD, contact Jovenet Consulting.

UK’s largest fishing publications switch to .fishing domains

Extract: "The Angling Times, the best-selling weekly fishing newspaper of Great Britain, will be switching their primary URL to anglingtimes.fishing. Bauer Media has also claimed the premium namecarp.fishing, and has plans to use the name for an online hub for the carp fishing community".

Source: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150427_bauer_media_joins_minds_machines_as_a_dot_fishing_pioneer/.

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Fishers can register a ".fishing" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • If you want to sell or need to promote your new gTLD, contact Jovenet Consulting.

How To Avoid Disavowing The Wrong Domains

Extract: "There might be domains that will be easy to identify as high quality, and these should be removed from your disavow file ASAP. For the remaining domains, the tactics listed below can help you make educated decisions about which domains to disavow, and which ones to keep".

Source: http://searchengineland.com/disavowing-links-domain-level-dont-let-machete-turn-guillotine-219301.

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • SEO Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • If you want to sell or need to promote your new gTLD, contact Jovenet Consulting.

Cast your .VOTE!

Extract: "With the recent expansion of Internet domain names, obtaining arizona.vote and arizona.voto was a simple way to make it easier for people to find out information related to voting and elections in Arizona," said Secretary Reagan. "Our site provides comprehensive details on things such as voter registration, polling places, election dates, and what to bring with you to the polls. With these two memorable domains, we hope when people think about voting, they think arizona.vote".

Source: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150427_new_dot_vote_tld_used_for_arizona_voters/.

Reminder:
  • Voting campaign can register a ".vote" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Politicians can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Selling or Promoting your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.
There is a TLD which means "trademark". The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

New domains on General Availability this week

Extract: "Rightside starts the Early Access phase for two domain names on Wednesday: .Video and .Sale. If you can wait one week until general availability you’ll pay about $15-$25 for .video domains and $20-$30 for .sale domains".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/27/new-tlds-this-week-video-fit-and-sale/.

Reminder: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Did you know theat "sale" mesnas "dirty" in French?
  • Shops can register a ".sale" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • If you want to sell or need to promote your new gTLD, contact Jovenet Consulting.

New gTLDs price comparison tool

Extract: "Cheapest Prices For All Top Level Domains. All prices in USD. Register/renewal/transfer prices are for a 1 year period".

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

Did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Sports Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • If you want to sell or need to promote your new gTLD, contact Jovenet Consulting.

What is the business value of new gTLDs?

Complete question: "What is the business value of new GTLDs (generic top level domain names)? Would you choose a beautiful GTLD exactly reflecting your brand name and concept, or a less catchy and explicit '.com'?"

Source: http://qr.ae/07Wvg.

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Fan Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • If you want to sell or need to promote your new gTLD, contact Jovenet Consulting.

Next .BANK Webinar

Tuesday 19 May 2015, 15:00 UTC.

Sourcehttp://trademark-clearinghouse.com/event/introducing-bank-1.

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.
  • Banks will soon be able to register a ".bank" domain name with Lexsynergy.

.BUILD new gTLD: one year after launch

Extract: "There was a company called Saco that bought a .build in Landrush, and I actually went out and met with them because I was curious as to why they bought a .build. I sat down with the two founders of the company. They said there were 15 other Saco construction companies on the web and they saw .build as an opportunity to get the best name that was available to them and stand out from the crowd".

4.176 new domains sold.

Source: http://www.ariservices.com/blog/lessons-from-build-one-year-after-launch-qa-with-ceo-and-founder-george-minardos/.

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Builders can register a ".build" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • If you want to sell or need to promote your new gTLD, contact Jovenet Consulting for help.

Monday, April 27, 2015

ICANN Raises $59M On Last Resort Auction for Contentious New gTLDs

Extract: "With the sale of .stream to Famous Four Media, ICANN has completed the sale of rights to new dot-word TLDs, The Register reports. Four other new gTLDs were resolved in the past week, all through private auctions as .stream was, however ICANN completes the process having raised $59 million from the 13 domains that sold through its public process".

Source: http://tophostingnews.net/icann-runs-last-resort-auction-for-contentious-new-gtlds-raises-59m/.

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Sports Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • If you want to sell or need to promote your new gTLD, contact Jovenet Consulting for help.

Friday, April 24, 2015

New gTLD .HIV is for sale

Extract: "Innovative Auctions is proud to announce the addition of the .HIV TLD to the June Top Level Auction. Unlike the Applicant Auction, the Top Level Auction is open to any interested party".

Source: http://eepurl.com/bkOTc1.

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Sales Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting for help.

Walmart has filed a UDRP on Walmart.lgbt (new gTLD)

Extract: "Interestedly just a couple of months ago Walmart came out against the “Anti-LGBT Bill“, a piece of legislation in Arkansas where Walmart is headquartered that “opponents say sanctions discrimination against gays and lesbians".

Source: http://www.rajdomains.com/udrp-filed-for-new-gtld-walmart-lgbt-by-walmart.

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • LGBTs can register a ".lgbt" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

For .ENGLAND, Harry and Saint George!

Extract: "Whilst there may be a groundswell of support for a dotEngland gTLD, the question comes down to one of politics. Will any future Government have the political balls to back a move to promote an element of national identity that in many other ways it’s chosen to dumb down"?

Source: http://www.netnames.com/blog/2015/04/for-dotengland-harry-and-saint-george-2/.

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • English Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with Netnames;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting for help.

Now ICANN has to decide how to spend money earned in auctions

Extract: "The largest single public amount paid was the $25m Google shelled out for the most popular name of the entire process: dot-app. That may also have been the largest single amount for any gTLD, although it's worth bearing in mind that the private auctions for .blog, .news, .book and others may have raised similar amounts of money".

Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/04/22/gtld_auctions/.

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Auction Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Do you need to promote your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.

New gTLD zones top 5 million names

Extract: "The largest zone file is .xyz, with 877,450 names. There’s at least 100 new gTLDs with only one domain in their zones".

Source: http://domainincite.com/18416-new-gtld-zones-top-five-million-names.

Did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • "Zones" can register a ".zone" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Need to promote your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting for help.

Will New gTLDs Be to the Internet What Cable Was to Television?

Extract: "If you’re a small business or consumer, you may have seen or heard something about new domain extensions and be wondering "why should I care?" It’s a fair question, particularly in light of all the press about .SUCKS and .PORN capturing concerns and dollars from celebrities. I can give you a lot of reasons why you should care about these new domains, but let me tell you a story first".

Source: http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2405073/will-new-domain-extensions-be-to-the-internet-what-cable-was-to-television.

Reminder: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Note:
  • Television Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here.

The new gTLD’s have made it to the big screen

Extract: "The domain name used to promote the movie is Outlive.Life which is being forward to the trailer".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/04/22/new-gtlds-hit-the-big-screen-as-the-official-site-for-the-new-ryan-reynolds-movie-selfless/.

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Movie Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting for help.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

300 more pages of documents added to .MUSIC new gTLD application

Extract: "With Google and Amazon in the mix, if it goes to auction, .music could easily be an eight-figure auction along the lines of .app, which sold to Google for $25 million".

Source: http://domainincite.com/18389-dirty-tricks-claimed-in-music-fight.

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Musicians will soon be able to register a ".music" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote your .MUSIC new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting for help.

Confusion autour des noms de domaine “.marque”

Les nouveaux noms de domaine rencontrent un taux d’adoption faible mais qui augmente petit à petit. Les marques, face à cette déferlante de nouvelles extensions doivent faire des choix, parfois dans la plus grande confusion, et en fonction de leur budget. A l’annonce de la possibilité d’enregistrer leur .MARQUE, la réponse est souvent unanime: “hors de question de dépenser 185.000 Dollars pour enregistrer mon ".marque”! Mais est-ce bien cela dont nous parlons?

Source: http://www.journaldunet.com/ebusiness/expert/60639/confusion-autour-des-noms-de-domaine---marque.shtml.

Reminder:
  • Trademarks can register a ".商标" domain name;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting for help.

More ICANN auctions are being settled outside ICANN

Extract: "A couple dozen other gTLDs are still pending ICANN auction but do not have set dates due to various challenges and disputes".

Source: http://domainincite.com/18411-as-stream-is-won-icanns-auction-list-is-empty.

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Fan Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting for help.

New .MARRIOTT has launched

Extract: "Marriott just laid out its vision for its new gTLD brand on a website dedicated to its .Marriottnew gTLD entitled “A journey beyond .com".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/04/22/marriott-launches-new-gtld-site-a-journey-beyond-com/.

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Marriotts residents will soon be able to use a ".marriott" domain name;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here.

16 simpele strategieën (nieuwe gTLDs)

Extract: "Neem veel marge. Veel marge geeft je ruimte om te investeren in je marketing. Je hoeft niet bang te zijn dat je je uit de markt prijst want je klanten kennen de nieuwe gTLDs nog niet, laat staan dat ze de inkoopprijzen weten. Bovendien hanteren de meeste registries al vrij hoge prijzen dus je marge kan zowel procentueel maar ook absoluut lekker hoog zijn. Je kan best 40% of meer marge rekenen op een nieuwe gTLD".

Source: http://www.webhostingtalk.nl/blogs/arno-vis/12-16-simpele-strategie-n-om-meer-nieuwe-gtlds-te-verkopen.html.

Reminder:
  • Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here.

Registry releases detailed stats on domain name registrations

Extract: "Another interesting fact from Minds + Machines: premium name sales represent 3% of total registrations but 25% of revenue".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/22/breaking-down-minds-machines-domain-name-portfolio/.

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Yoga fans can register a ".yoga" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting for help.

"ICANN collision" names now available to public (new gTLDs)

Extract: "This means that 160,000+ previously reserved names are now available for public registration".

Source: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150421_afilias_releases_160000_names_across_8_new_tlds/.

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Sports Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting for help.

Nice Infographic from MarkMonitor

Extract from: "Navigating the World of new gTLDs".

Source: https://www.markmonitor.com/download/Infographics/MarkMonitor.infographic.gTLDs.pdf.

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with Markmonitor;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here.

New .POKER Domain Names Are Now Open to All

Extract: "During the recent sunrise and landrush phases of the launch, almost 800 .POKER names were registered, representing many global poker leaders such as poker community PocketFives and poker news site PokerNews".

Source: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150421_deal_yourself_in_poker_names_now_open_to_all/.

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Online poker players can register a ".poker" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

New gTLDs Performance : Metrics

Extract: "One indicator of success is based on information derived from a secondary market for second-level domains: prices and transactions transparency. However, such a market can be a double-edged sword. It provides prices that reflect transaction volumes, who is buying and selling, and the average expectation of market participants as to what various domain names are worth".

Source: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150421_metrics_for_new_gtlds_performance/.

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Fan Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting for help.

Google has won .SEARCH new gTLD in an auction

Extract: "Both strings were due to head to ICANN auction April 29, but appear to have been settled privately instead".

Source: http://domainincite.com/18380-google-wins-map-and-search.

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Search clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting for help.

Dive into how .LONDON and .NYC new gTLDs are being used

Extract: "It’s interesting to compare the two domains. Both are world cities and major financial centers. Yet there’s a big difference in eligibility for these domains. Anyone can register a .London domain; .NYC is restricted to residents and business owners in the city".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/21/new-tld-data/.

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • London residents can register a ".london" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting for help.

New Sunrise Period announced for .MARKETS

New Sunrise Period: Monday, 18 May, 2015 - 16:00.

Source: http://trademark-clearinghouse.com/gtld-calendar.

Note to Marketers: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Marketers will soon be able to register a ".markets" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting for help.

Is Amazon.com the biggest Registrant for new domain names?

Extract: "I’ve also noticed recently that it registered a bunch of generic or descriptive terms under new TLDs last year that were originally registered under Mark Monitor’s DNStinations. The whois records are slowly shifting to Amazon.com, unveiling more and more domains".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/20/is-amazon-com-the-biggest-user-of-new-domain-names/.

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Bookstores can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting for help.

.DESIGN new address!

Extract: "HEXONET recently had the opportunity to conduct an interview with Top Level Design's Andrew Merriam, Business Development Director. We would like to thank Andrew for taking the time to share his thoughts and insights on .design".

Source: http://blog.hexonet.net/content/designs-new-address-get-your-design-domain-may-12th.

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Designers can register a ".design" domain name with Hexonet;
  • Design Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting for help.

Why Do We Use a .Coffee New Domain Name?

Extract: "For several reasons, Driftaway.Coffee was a smart choice as far as the internet is concerned. To start with, it was available. It was also short, helped with our URL maps and other technical aspects of running a website".

Source: https://driftaway.coffee/domain/.

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Coffee shops can register a ".coffee" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Coffee Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting for help.

How new gTLD .REALTOR is changing the Internet

Extract: "It is already the sixth fastest growing top-level domain in history, with actual sites in use (not domains squatted upon like other top-level domains) and over 100k domains already live".

Source: http://realuoso.com/board-associations/how-nar-has-changed-the-future-of-the-entire-internet-forever/.

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Realtors can register a ".realtor" domain name with Nic.realtor;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here.

.POKER new gTLD is here

Extract: "Afilias launches .Poker on Tuesday with support from about 70 registrars. Retail pricing appears to be in the $40-$50 range".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/20/dot-poker-domain/.

Reminder: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Note:
  • Casinos can register a ".poker" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Poker Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting for help.

Monday, April 20, 2015

3000 .SCIENCE domains registered per day

Extract: "Around 85% of all registrations are coming from Alpnames.com which gave away about 50K domain names for free and are currently selling .Science domain for $.49".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/04/19/science-still-getting-over-3k-registrations-a-day-is-this-a-revolution-or-another-tk/.

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • The Science community can register a ".science" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting for help.

Support new gTLDs

Extract: "This site has been set up to help guide users on the most efficient way to raise this issue with websites, companies and software vendors. At the same time, this by documenting our collective support in a single location we can gain a voice to ensure companies proactively support the new gTLDs".

Source: http://supportthenew.domains/.

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting for help.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Oriental.com wins .FUN new gTLD in an auction

Extract: ".Fun will be the only new gTLD that Oriental Trading Company, Inc. will operate. The company applied for .Party but did not prevail (Famous Four Media won)".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/04/18/having-some-fun-oriental-com-beats-google-buzz-to-the-new-gtld-fun/.

Good to know: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting for help.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

New .SUCKS gTLD: right to criticize gets a bigger public platform on the internet

Extract: "ICANN’s approval of the .sucks gTLD has not gone unnoticed. Specifically, former Senator Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia, who chaired the Senate Commerce Committee, spoke out against ICANN’s approval of the gTLD, saying that the ownership of .sucks acts as “little more than a predatory shakedown scheme.” Senator Rockefeller further explained that “… any potential this gTLD might have to increase choice or competition in the domain name space is overwhelmed by the ways it will be used to unfairly defame individuals, nonprofit organizations, and businesses".

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Source: http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=99d2fad4-7a34-433e-a4a5-64282d48a5c9.

Reminder:
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting for help.

New gTLDs Owned by Brands are Gaining Momentum

Extract: "As we have noted in earlier posts, large brands like Marriott International and luxury fashion brand Chloé have already launched their “nic” pages (link to blog on Marriott), the first step to launching more content across their branded top-top level domains".

Source: http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/gtld-usage/top-level_domains-owned-by-brands-gaining-momentum.

Reminder:
  • Trademarks should secure their ".商标" domain name with FairWinds Partners;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here.

.Science Passes .XXX & .Pro gTLDs

Extract: "On another note .Science which was released about a month ago by Famous Four Media, now has skyrocketed to the 6th most registered new gTLD’s (actually number 5 if you disregard the IDN of 网址 (xn--ses554g) which has about 350,000 registry owned domains) with over 118,000 registrations".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/04/17/1st-day-new-gtld-totals-fashion-2182-garden-388-science-passes-xxx-pro/.

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • The scientific community can register a ".science" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here.

New ".trademark" (in Chinese) gTLD is Here

Extract: "The good news for this Chinese domain name extension is that it is required to own a Trademark to register a ".商标" domain name. Squatters with bad intentions… are not welcome to register".

Source: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150417_new_trademark_gtld_is_here/.

Reminder:
  • Trademarks can register a ".商标" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here.

Friday, April 17, 2015

ICANN made $60m from new gTLD auctions

Extract: "The $60m (£40m) – or $58,819,832 to be precise – was raised from organizations competing to set up registries for new generic top-level domains like .ping ($1.5m), .vip ($3m) and .app ($25m). (These are the public ICANN-run auctions; companies could choose to fight over dot-words in private without ICANN".

Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/04/17/icann_gltd_auction_money/.

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Auction clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting for help.

3 webinars coming for the introduction of .BANK new gTLD

On May 18th .BANK will open its TMCH Sunrise Period. To support this TLD, the TMCH is hosting 3 webinars to inform trademark holders.

BANK is a trusted, verified, more secure and easily identifiable space on the Internet for the global banking community and the customers it serves. The .BANK gTLD has enhanced Security Requirements that exceed that of most existing and new gTLDs. In addition, it opens up much needed real estate on the Internet, providing new marketing and branding opportunities.

During these webinars Craig Schwartz, Managing Director of fTLD Registry Services, LLC will detail how banks can engage with his TLD.

The webinars are free and open for TMCH Agents and Holders.
Register to receive connect credentials.

Dates:
  1. Tuesday April 21st, 15:00 UTC
  2. Thursday April 23rd, 12:00 UTC
  3. Tuesday May 19th, 15:00 UTC.

Source: http://www.trademark-clearinghouse.com/event/introducing-bank.

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Bank Trademarks will soon be able to register a ".bank" domain name with LexSynergy;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data too into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here.

Looking To Cash in With .NEWS new gTLD

Extract: "Naidu says we are seeing five and six figure sales. I would imagine he is talking about the Coffee.club and Wine.Club sales, I have not heard of a Rightside string selling for six figures".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/04/17/rightside-looking-to-cash-in-with-news/.

Note: there is a TLD which means "trademark": the ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting for help.

This is not going to help new gTLD Promotion

Extract: "...today we’re updating the algorithms that display URLs in the search results to better reflect the names of websites, using the real-world name of the site instead of the domain name, and the URL structure of the sites in a breadcrumbs-like format".

Source: http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.fr/2015/04/better-presentation-of-urls-in-search.html.

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder: Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Interesting post: which new domains sell best?

Did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Extract: "Here are the top 5 based on publicly-reported sales, ranked by dollar volume"

Source: https://domainnamewire.com/2015/04/15/which-new-tlds-are-performing-best-on-the-resale-market/.


More free .REALTOR domains coming?

Extract: ".Realtor has originally said they would give away the first 500,000 domain names, one per licensed person so they have 405,000 free domain names that have gone unclaimed".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/04/16/free-realtor-domains-expanded-to-local-state-realtor-associations-brokerages-on-may-7/.

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Realtors can register a ".realtor" domain name with...nic.realtor;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting for help.

The Industry Report on Domain Names

Extract: "This study relies for a major part on a methodology for measuring the performance of TLDs developed by the The Afnic Market Research Team, a methodology that starts making reference in an european level".

Source: https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/8979/show/ntlds-accounted-for-21-of-the-net-growth-of-the-domain-name-market-in-2014.html.

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Sports Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting for help.

And the #1 TLD on GoDaddy is?

Extract: "I knew .CLUB would kick ass in it’s first year but with over 200,000 registrations and the title as the #1 new domain extension on Go Daddy I have to say I am impressed, so impressed I couldn’t go another day without writing this post".

Source: http://morganlinton.com/club-takes-the-lead-as-the-1-new-domain-extension-on-go-daddy/.

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with GoDaddy;
  • Trademarks can submit their data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here.

Donuts Wins The .THEATER new gTLD

Extract: ".Theater was scheduled to go to an ICANN auction later this month".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/04/16/donuts-wins-the-new-gtld-theater/.

Reminder: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Note:
  • Theaters will soon be able to register a ".theater" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Famous theaters can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting for help.

Donuts renewals: Day 26

Extract: "

  1. .TECHNOLOGY : 71.7%
  2. .LIGHTING : 71.6%
  3. .PHOTOGRAPHY : 71.5%

More...".

Source: http://www.donuts.domains/donuts-media/blog/renewal-trends-day-26.

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Photographers can register a ".photography" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting for help.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Brand protection online: what you need to know with new gTLDs

Extract: "Historically the only choice was a small number of three-letter TLDs such as .com and .org or a two-letter country-code top-level domain such as .uk or .nl. As of mid-January 2015, ntldstats.com(which provides a breakdown of new gTLD statistics) reported a total of more than four million new gTLD domains registered. Registration of your trademarks with ICANN’s Trademark Clearinghouse will not block registration by third parties, but will give early warning in the event that a registration is made in one of the new TLDs that exactly matches your trademark".

Source: http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/article/brand-protection-online-what-you-need-to-know.

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Trademark Clubs (ye they exist) can register a ".club" domain name with NetNames;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting for help.

New gTLDs: don't blame registries for divisiveness

Extract: "...you cannot blame only the registries for divisiveness. This conflict is fueled by pundits and domainers on both sides of the debate, who have self interest in maintaining their positions, which are not necessarily based on analytics".

Source: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150415_framing_new_gtlds_marketing_message/.

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Racing Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting for help.

Is it ime to re-evaluate your TLD Strategy?

Extract: "All of these factors lead to “domain fatigue.” Brand managers feel that it takes too much time, effort and money to figure out how, when, and which TLDs to register their marks in. Even though there are free resources like nTLD Stats and the Domain Check Tool to help navigate new TLD launch and domain name information, many brands have simply given up".

Source: http://www.law360.com/ip/articles/636000.

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Car Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting for help.

New domains with most usage are .CLUB

Reminder: clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry and submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in another Sunrise Period.

New .BAR website spotted

Extract: "Brik is Denver’s newest wine bar located in the Wyman Historic District on Colfax and York. The owner, Travis Gee, eloquently bridges the gap between Old World and New World concepts by combining his travels, love of wine and personal experiences under one roof".

Source: http://domainshane.com/bar-sighting-wild/.

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Bars can register a ".bar" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Branded Bars can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here.

Unexpected: changing from a ccTLD to a new gTLD!

Extract: "When we last left ChatCenter it was running on the URL chatcenter.me and was aimed at creating a one-stop spot for chatting. Now, a few months later, it has moved from a freemium product and gone full software as a service. It will offer $1.99 chat accounts so businesses can jibber jabber with customers via an embeddable widget and it has also snagged the Chat.Center. What a difference a quarter makes".

Source: http://techcrunch.com/2015/04/13/chat-app-chat-center-rebrands-dumps-freemium-model-in-a-bid-for-businesses/.

Did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Centers can register a ".center" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting for help.

New gTLDs: Opportunities and Risks (Round 2)

Extract: "Amazon and Flickr appeared to have invested significantly in the new programme, registering key terms such as ‘Kindle’ and ‘Fire’ in unrelated new gTLDs such as .singles, .estate and .plumbing. Fortunately, they soon saw that such a defensive policy was in no-one’s interest and started looking at the DPML as the keystone in their defensive policy".

Source: http://www.worldipreview.com/article/domain-names-seize-the-moment.

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with NetNames;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting for help.