Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Check with your Registrar for Premium ".club" domains

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
As soon as tomorrow, it becomes possible to register a Premium ".club" domain name directly at your accredited Registrar.

Extract: "If you pay €100,00, €800,00 or more for your generic Premium ".club" domain name, the price you will pay each year could be as low as €12,00".

Source: http://www.gtld.club/2015/06/accredited-registrars-to-offer-premium.html.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • Premium clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay.

New domains: inflation or appreciation?


Source: https://youtu.be/v4myinBWMOo.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay.

Will there be .ANIMAL applications in Round 2 ?

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
Will new gTLD applicants try to speculate on animal names in the second Round of the ICANN new gTLD program?

Extract: "Round 1 of the ICANN new gTLD program has been successful in many areas and industries such as "colors", "clubs" and "city domain name extensions" (city Top-Level Domains). In which areas of interest should we expect the the second Round to be as successful?"

Source: http://www.gtld.club/2015/06/what-about-animals-in-second-round.html.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • Animal clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay.

Just noticed: an official ICANN Whois

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
Is this website to replace the old "Internic" website?

Extract: "These results are shown for the sole purpose of assisting you in obtaining information about domain name registration records and for no other purpose".

Source: http://whois.icann.org/.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay.

Happening with new gTLDs: what Trademarks wanted to avoid at all costs

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
Thank to ICANN for allowing such new gTLDs like ".sucks" to exist, the first dirty squatting start to happen.

Extract: "The site solicits commentary about WHATEVER — a liberal arts university in Massachusetts that owns a US trademark on “WHATEVER” — but does not yet publish any such criticism".

Source: http://domainincite.com/18833-first-example-of-sucks-cybersquatting.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • Great Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay.

New gTLDs Are Like Old Cellphones

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
Extract: "I think new gTLDs today are like cellphones in the early 2000’s. It’s so early that there are no meaningful statistics around use, sales, or anything else that comes with mass adoption…but many are only a year old or less".

Source: http://morganlinton.com/the-new-gtlds-are-like-cellphones-in-1974/.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • Phone clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay.

.WINE & .VIN new gTLDs: INTA's position on Geographical Indication

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
The International Trademark Association's position on Geographical Indications.

Extract: "INTA has served as the voice of trademark owners before the WTO Secretariat and with a number of WTO member states in reference to the protection of GIs".

Source: http://www.inta.org/Advocacy/Pages/GeographicalIndications.aspx.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • Wine clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay.

Report on latest ICANN meeting in Buenos Aires

Good read: a compete report on what happened during last ICANN meeting in Buenos Aires.

Extract: "The CENTR report from ICANN53 in Buenos Aires is available and covers the ccNSO, GNSO and GAC sessions by topic and theme, with a special focus on the IANA Stewardship Transition".

Source: https://centr.org/CENTR-Report-ICANN53.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay.

How the .BANK new gTLD Improves Email Authentication

The .BANK Registry about to offer anti-phishing solution to end users.

Extract: "We're very happy that the .bank TLD is going to be requiring various forms of email authentication," says Jevans, co-founder and chairman of the APWG, which recently found that many other top-level domains are not only susceptible to fraud, but also are easily spoofed".

Source: https://centr.org/CENTR-Report-ICANN53.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • Bank Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay.

Monday, June 29, 2015

FFM releases 3 new gTLDs this week and Donuts sends 4 to EA

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
Some new domains open to all this week, starting with .DATE.

Extract: "Famous Four Media could top all of its competitors in terms of registrations if it drops its drawers on pricing, as it has done with .party and .science".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2015/06/29/golf-gold-and-date/.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay.

Barclays to create a Standard with "home.barclays"?

This is a question most .BRAND new gTLDs have in mind: which domain name shall I give to my frontpage? Barclays seems to have found with a www.home.barclays.

Source: http://www.home.barclays/.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay.

Update on .AFRICA new gTLD

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
According to source, there is more information coming on .AFRICA new gTLD.

Extract: "Much of the timing depends on the actual date that the IRP decision is given. As soon as this happens we will be in a better position to provide the community with more definitive dates as to the .AFRICA launch timelines".

Source: http://dns.net.za/blog/dotafrica-10.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay.

Friday, June 26, 2015

How to take advantage of the New gTLDs

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
A post by a member of the RightSide Registry.

Extract: "New gTLDs are easy to remember: that's the opinion, anyway, of the majority of people in the DNA survey mentioned above. On top of that, people judge geography-specific domains (like .london) and profession-specific domains (like .dentist) to be both more creative and more exclusive than legacy TLDs. Creativity and uniqueness are tremendously important in capturing attention and staying top of mind the next time a user gets online".

Source: http://www.marketingprofs.com/opinions/2015/27935/boost-your-brands-global-reach-by-taking-advantage-of-the-new-gtlds.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay.

New gTLD Renewal Rate of 25%?

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
Will end-users renew their new domain name?

Extract: "On The Low estimate the ICANN seems to be indicating a new gTLD renewal rate of 35% but does not break out the free registrations from paid registrations so that number should have contained a Low estimate of renewals of free domains which arguable should be 10%".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/06/26/icann-best-estimate-for-new-gtld-renewal-rate-50-25-for-free-domains-35-worst-case/.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • New clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay.

A new Pricing Model Gaining Traction With Other Registries

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
are Trademarks about to pay...more for their domains?

Extract: "While the .SUCKS pricing model has been quite controversial, we're starting to see other registries follow suit. One particular registry recently announced their "Brand Protection Premium Domains" and it's anticipated that most trademarks, brand names and company names will be on their Premium Domains list. Brand holders with brands/trademarks on this list that do not reserve their domain during the Sunrise Phase will have to pay more than double to register their domain during General Availability".

Source: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150625_is_sucks_pricing_model_gaining_traction_with_other_registries/.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • Trademark clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay.

Video: Understanding the New Internet


  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • Video clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Follow-up on the NDD.camp conference

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
The first conference from NDD.camp with participation from many domainers and Corporate Registrars.

Extract in French: "Lors des ateliers, des purs players - souvent passionnés avant d'être des commerciaux - ont couvert des sujets tels que l'amélioration du référencement grâce au nom de domaine, le Rachat et la récupération de noms de domaine actifs ou expirés, l' Inbound marketing et les réseaux sociaux: quelles sont les nouvelles pistes pour les détenteurs de noms de domaine, acheter et vendre un nom de domaine sur le second marché. Une conférence que j'ai malheureusement raté: "comment développer ses noms de domaine inutilisés et bien monétiser son portefeuille".
Ce dernier atelier répondrait à bien des questions de clients, dont sécuriser des noms de domaine "par sécurité" est le quotidien, en particulier lorsque ceux-ci pointent nulle part".

Sourcehttp://www.ndd.buzz/2015/06/nddcamp-lunivers-des-noms-de-domaine.html.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • Domainers Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay.

Opening to all soon: the .TAXI new gTLD

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
The .TAXI new generic Top-Level Domains is alunching.

Extract: "The Sunrise Period for .TAXI domain names started last Tuesday, 9 of June, 2015 and will end on Saturday, 8 August, 2015. At that date (more or less), it becomes possible for anyone to register a domain name ending in ".taxi" instead of (for example) ".com".

Source: http://www.gtld.club/2015/06/coming-soon-in-paris-wwwstriketaxi.html.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • Taxi clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay.

The latest GAC communiqué was published (new gTLDs)

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".

  • Community Priority Evaluation
  • Dot Africa
  • Safeguards for New gTLDs
  • Country and Territory Names at the Second Level
  • New gTLD Program Reviews
  • IANA Stewardship Transition
  • ICANN Accountability
  • ICANN CEO.

Source: https://gacweb.icann.org/display/gacweb/Governmental+Advisory+Committee.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay.

How to change to your new domain name?

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
A good read before changing domain name.

Extract: "As I said, at the beginning, this is a case where the SEO not only didn’t tank, but actually increased due to a domain change. Upwork was able to use the switch as incentive to clean up many of its SEO issues that had never been a high enough priority previously while benefitting from the media attention that surrounded the event".

Source: http://searchengineland.com/odesk-upwork-migrate-domain-not-kill-seo-223494.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • Seo Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay.

Very few understand what ICANN says

This is where ICANN is a very efficient machine: only itself understand what it talks about.

Extract: "I have no idea what it says and I’m a lawyer. For me it means nothing, just a lot of noise. Last year we predicted the soonest we would see a 2nd round of new gTLD’s open is in four years, 2018".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/06/24/this-is-why-people-hate-icann-gnso-resolution-for-next-round-of-new-gtlds/.

New domains sell for more than .COMs

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
Premium new domain names seem to be bought at incredible prices.

Extract: "There are more examples just about every week of the value that one-word domains have in brand new extensions. Just look at Wine.club which sold for $140,000 earlier this month, or Pro.flowers which sold for $50,000. Domains like this beat-out numeric domain sales like 2675.com and 5082.com which sold for $16,500 and $14,500 respectively".

Source: http://morganlinton.com/its-happening-new-domain-extensions-are-selling-for-more-than-coms/.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay.

A local medical group to use a .CLINIC new domain

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
An American clinic uses a dopain name ending in .CLINIC.

Extract: "The group’s official website is AustinRegionalClinic.com, which is pretty long to put on one line in a banner like this. (ARC.clinic forwards to the longer domain)".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2015/06/24/how-an-austin-health-group-uses-clinic/.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • Clinic clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

ICANN Working group urges not to rush into a second round of new gTLDs

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
The Intellectual Property Constituency (IPC) urges ICANN not to go too fast launching Round 2 of the ICANN new gTLD program. Expect applicants from Round one to do the same :-)

Extract: "However, faced with this barrage, Chehadé sought to calm any fears, stating: “Any notion that the ICANN staff is going to start a new gTLD phase in the middle of the night is ridiculous - we can barely change the coffee in our machines without having a public comment period. So it’s ridiculous to even think that we will start anything of this magnitude without your involvement. The reality is that nothing will happen without all of us being involved.".

Source: http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/Blog/Detail.aspx?g=28f2b137-d742-4048-8171-f0d97b0f6bf6.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • Law Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay.

FFM Speaks: cheap domains, brand protection and more

A question to Famous Four Media: Why did you change strategy?

Extract: "I asked Andy Churley, Chief Marketing Officer for Famous Four, about this go-to-market approach. He also discusses the current state of new TLDs and the company’s new “brand protection” pricing".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2015/06/24/famous-four-domains/#more-46474.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • Clubs from Gibraltar can register their ".club" domain name with Nameshield.

New .XYZ registry acquires .THEATRE

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
Should we expect free .THEATRE domain names soon?

Extract: "The theatre and performing arts have been a beloved tradition for over 10,000 years – who doesn’t like to be entertained?! And think about all the show venues and movie theatres in your own town or big cities. Theatres are everywhere".

Source: http://gen.xyz/blog/theatre.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • Theatre Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay.

ICANN bans closed generic new gTLDs

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
New gTLD applicants won't be allowed to create generic domain name extensions for themselves "only".

Extract: "The ICANN board’s New gTLD Program Committee passed a resolutionSunday that un-freezes the remaining new gTLD applications that envisage a namespace wholly controlled by the applicant".

Source: http://domainincite.com/18804-icann-bans-closed-generic-gtlds-for-now.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay.

Question asked to a Club Manager

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
I asked a famous club manager about changing to a ".club" domain name.

Extract: "Regarding losing all links pointing to your old ".com" domain name, any good SEO agency has a solution to solve that problem. Changing to a new domain name implies some preparation".

Source: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150623_i_spoke_to_a_club_manager/.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • Club managers can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

.PROMO new gTLD auction: we have a winner

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
Back-end Registry Afilias wins right to develop the .PROMO new gTLD.

Extract: "Although the final auction price for .promo hasn’t been disclosed, the stated reserve was $850,000".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2015/06/23/afilias-wins-auction-for-promo-top-level-domain-name/.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • Promo Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay.

New domains could make web addresses .COOL

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
Add note.

Extract: "Donuts, the self-described world’s largest registry for new generic top-level domain names (gTLDs), is about to roll out a plethora of previously reserved domain names. They include descriptive terms like .AGENCY to emotional ones like .COOL and .GRIPE".

Source: http://www.campaignlive.com/article/new-notcoms-web-addresses-cool/1352398#.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • Cool clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay.

.AMAZON new gTLD: resolving issues

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
Extract: "A pair of lawmakers Monday urged ICANN’s CEO Fadi Chehade and Stephen Crocker, ICANN chairman of the board, not to go down that road at a time when the U.S. is preparing to hand over the stewardship of a key function of the Internet to ICANN".

Source: http://katyonthehill.com/lawmakers-fret-over-icann-policy-on-trademarks-and-gtlds/.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • Law Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay.

New gTLDs: more acquisitions

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
Extract: "Symantec originally applied for six top level domain names. It lost auctions for .Cloud and .Antivirus. After selling .Protection and .Security, it is only left with the brand domain names .norton and .symantec".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2015/06/23/symantec-sells-security-and-protection-domains-to-xyz/.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • Protection Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay.

New domains: what to expect in the future?

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
The advice of a domain name expert regarding the future of new gTLDs.

Extract: "The new gTLD programme is in its infancy and awareness has a long way to go in reaching brand owners and the masses. As awareness grows and the general public takes hold of this movement in domain naming, we will certainly see more infringement issues. The question is: will they be on a similar or greater scale than we’ve seen in the past with .com, for example?"

Source: http://www.ipprotheinternet.com/specialistfeatures/specialistfeature.php?specialist_id=116#.VYmJpfmqpBf.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • Fan Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay.

Congress Tells ICANN To Give Amazon its .AMAZON new gTLD

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
Extract: "At this critical stage in which the United States Government prepares to transition stewardship of the JANA functions, we believe it is incumbent upon ICANN to resolve this issue, demonstrating that all stakeholders and trademark owners can be treated fairly, according to ICANN’s multistakeholder­ developed rules and existing international law".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/06/23/congress-tm-caucus-tells-icann-to-give-amazon-amazon-if-it-wants-its-independence/.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • Sports Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay.

TLD Security, Spec 11 and Business Implications

Extract: "Making your TLD more secure sends a positive message.Taking action to protect the businesses and consumers within your namespace is a strong and positive message that resonates in today's business climate".

Source: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150622_tld_security_spec_11_and_business_implications/.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • Security Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay.

Two Sunrise Periods start on Tuesday, 23 June

New gTLD concerned are:

  1. .MBA
  2. .FYI

When:
SUNRISE PERIOD START: Tuesday, 23 June, 2015 - 16:00;
SUNRISE PERIOD END: Saturday, 22 August, 2015 - 16:00.

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

.XYZ Registry Buys the .SECURITY new gTLD

More new gTLDs related to security coming on the market.

Extract: "Separately, Amazon won the rights to operate the new gTLD .Secure".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/06/23/xyz-buys-the-new-gtld-security-from-symantec/.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • Security clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay.

Monday, June 22, 2015

How to use the new web domains to your advantage

Are we moving towards a branded ‘after the- dot’ internet?
Extract: "Barclays has kicked off a trend for branded Top Level Domains- but is the 'branded net' a threat or an opportunity for marketers and advertisers?".

Source: http://www.information-age.com/it-management/strategy-and-innovation/123459680/beginning-branded-internet.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay.

Can Your Brand Afford to Not Have a .BRAND?

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
I am happy to learn that the next round og the ICANN new gTLD program will likely begin in 24 months or so.

Extract: "The current application period is closed, but the next round will likely begin in 24 months or so. While 24 months may seem a long time, ramping up a dotBrand effort across the company will take all of that time".

Source: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150622_can_your_brand_afford_to_not_have_a_dotbrand/.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay.

What has become of the big dreams of the big .BRAND new gTLDs?

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
Extract: "Why have these brand owners taken the decision to relinquish control over their very own piece of the Internet infrastructure? Is this a tactical response to a strategic direction or are they simply lacking the ideas and domain name registry experience to make the most of this investment? Jean-Francois Vanden Eynde, head of registry services at Nameshield investigates".

Source: https://nameshield.wordpress.com/2015/06/22/what-has-become-of-the-big-dreams-of-the-big-brands/.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay;
  • Brands can apply for their new gTLD with Nameshield.

ICANN: 33 million new domains in year one ?

According to this blog post, ICANN estimated that there would be 33 million new domain names registered in June 30, 2015.

Extract: "Last year ICANN estimated 33 million new gTLD domain name registrations would occur in FY15 (ending June 30, 2015), subsequently revised to 15 million new gTLD FY15 domain name registrations.Where are we today? Less than 5 million new gTLD domain names have been registered in FY15according to ntldstats.com (6.2 million less the 1.4 million new gTLD registrations prior to FY15 -- beforeJuly 1, 2014)".

Source: http://www.domainmondo.com/2015/06/will-ietf-rirs-cctlds-verisign-just.html.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • Stat clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay.

2 new Sunrise Periods announced

New gTLD concerned are:

  1. .CORSICA
  2. .GDN

Source: http://www.trademark-clearinghouse.com/sunrise_announcements.

  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse (also called "tmch") to participate in coming Sunrise Periods;
  • Corsica clubs can register their domain name with Namebay.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

FFM's new "brand protection tier”

Extract: "The company plans to shortly introduce eight “premium” pricing tiers, ranging from $200 a year to $10,000 a year".

Source: http://domainincite.com/18742-famous-four-following-sucks-playbook-with-premium-pricing-for-brands.

  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse (also called "tmch") to participate in coming Sunrise Periods;
  • Famous clubs can register their domain name with Namebay;
  • Jovenet Consulting informs and provides consultancy services on New gTLDs;
  • The Trademark Clearinghouse calendar is available here.

New gTLD Applicant earns $6.8 Million during Sunrise Period

New gTLDs to scare the most seem to make profit faster than other TLDs.

Extract: "If all 3,400 registrations in Sunrise were sold at the $2K premium wholesale price, then Vox Populi just pulled in $6.8 Million".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/06/21/sucks-gets-almost-3400-domain-registrations-at-prices-up-to-2499-in-sunrise/.

  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse (also called "tmch") to participate in coming Sunrise Periods;
  • Money Clubs can register their domain name with Namebay;
  • Jovenet Consulting informs and provides consultancy services on New gTLDs;
  • The Trademark Clearinghouse calendar is available here.

Wine applications: this is finally coming to an end!

A "satisfactory private arrangement" was found between new gTLD applicant Donuts for .WINE and .VIN and the European Commission but it appears that there won't be any change to the Registry agreement. It also appears that details of the deal cannot be disclosed (...)

Simple question: if wine Geographical Indications are now better protected : why not explain why?

Extract: "Details of the deal have not been disclosed, but Donuts does not appear to have committed to anything that could create compliance problems with ICANN in future".

Source: http://domainincite.com/18739-donuts-makes-private-deal-with-wine-makers.

  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse (also called "tmch") to participate in coming Sunrise Periods;
  • Wine Clubs can register their domain name with Namebay;
  • Jovenet Consulting informs and provides consultancy services on New gTLDs;
  • The Trademark Clearinghouse calendar is available here.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Should we expect a change in .WINE application?

No compromise found between the European Commission and the .WINE new gTLD applicant?

Source: https://gtldresult.icann.org/application-result/applicationstatus/applicationchangehistory/706.

  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse (also called "tmch") to participate in coming Sunrise Periods;
  • Wine Clubs can register their domain name with Namebay;
  • Jovenet Consulting informs and provides consultancy services on New gTLDs;
  • The Trademark Clearinghouse calendar is available here.

The .CLUB Registry Defines The Successful New gTLD Formula

Leading new gTLD Registry .CLUB is definitely a model for Round 2 of the ICANN new gTLD program.

Extract: "While I’m not the first to say it, let me say it again, congrats to the whole team over at .CLUB for an amazing first year and what I think everyone will agree will become the blueprint for success in the new gTLD market. As someone who knows Colin and Jeff personally I can tell you they are two of the hardest-working, most inspiring people on the planet and I couldn’t be more excited for years 2, 3, 10 and 20. This is only the beginning and .CLUB is off to one heck of a start ".

Source: http://morganlinton.com/club-defines-the-successful-new-gtld-formula.

  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse (also called "tmch") to participate in coming Sunrise Periods;
  • Sports Clubs can register their domain name with Namebay;
  • Jovenet Consulting informs and provides consultancy services on New gTLDs.

ICANN 53 Highlights

Highlights:
  1. ICANN CEO Fadi Chehadé’s resignation
  2. ICANN Accountability Reforms 
  3. Country names at the second level
  4. Second round of the New gTLD Program.
Source: http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/internet-governance-and-policy/icann-53-preview.

  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse (also called "tmch") to participate in coming Sunrise Periods;
  • Fan Clubs can register their domain name with FairWinds Partners;
  • Jovenet Consulting informs and provides consultancy services on New gTLDs;
  • The Trademark Clearinghouse calendar is available here.

New gTLDs Case Studies

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
Stories for .BUILD - .CLUB - .GLOBAL - .REST and .WANG new generic Top-Level Domains.

Extract: "These case studies tell the story of a TLD, including its background and business objectives. They are intended for use as educational resources and will be updated on an ongoing basis".

Source: http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/case-studies.

  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse (also called "tmch") to participate in coming Sunrise Periods;
  • Clubs can register their domain name with Uniregistry;
  • Jovenet Consulting informs and provides consultancy services on New gTLDs;
  • The Trademark Clearinghouse calendar is available here.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Applicant Made $29M By Withdrawing new gTLD applications

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
Applicant with multiple new gTLD applicant earned
$29M By Withdrawing some of his applications.

Extract: "Rightside spent $54.18 million on gTLDs over the past three years. The company got back about $29 million of that by withdrawing applications on some domains".

Sourcehttp://www.thedomains.com/2015/06/18/rightside-spent-54m-on-new-gtlds-got-back-29m-by-withdrawing-apps/.

  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse (also called "tmch") to participate in coming Sunrise Periods;
  • Applicant clubs can register their domain name with Uniregistry;
  • Jovenet Consulting informs and provides consultancy services on New gTLDs;
  • The Trademark Clearinghouse calendar is available here.

Industry Report on Domain Names by the AFNIC

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
A rport by the AFNIC on registrar network performance.
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Extract: "Registrars are in charge of selling domain names. The June 2015 edition makes an analysis of the registrar network. What is the state of this distribution network since the launch of new Top Level Domains".

Source: https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/9138/show/how-to-assess-the-registrar-network-performance.html.

  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse (also called "tmch") to participate in coming Sunrise Periods;
  • Registrar clubs can register their domain name with Uniregistry;
  • Jovenet Consulting informs and provides consultancy services on New gTLDs;
  • The Trademark Clearinghouse calendar is available here.

Rumor at the the Nameshield Group

A new project about to be launched by the Nameshield Group. More coming soon.

Extract: "During his speech, the CEO suggested to ask his employees about a "Cocorico project". After listening to CAC 40 companies testifying on stage how satisfied they were to have transferred their domain name portfolio to Nameshield, I realized that it would be related to...".

Source: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/what-cocorico-project-jean-guillon.

  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse (also called "tmch") to participate in coming Sunrise Periods;
  • Trademark clubs can register their domain name with Nameshield.

Somebody has registered all 4 letter .CLUB numbers in China

2016 Presidential Election : a High Risk with new gTLDs

What do you do when your Name and Family names are listed as Premium domains name available for purchase?

Extract: "Among the nearly 100,000 domains listed, are the names of every candidate from both sides of the aisle who has announced a run for the 2016 presidential election thus far. In addition to political figures like President Obama, Speaker of the House John Boehner, and Senator Elizabeth Warren, the list even includes the names of President Obama’s daughters, Sasha and Malia".

Source: http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/gtld-usage/digital-strategy-for-the-2016-presidential-election-the-sucks-risk.

  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse (also called "tmch") to participate in coming Sunrise Periods;
  • Risk clubs can register their domain name with FairWinds Partners;
  • Jovenet Consulting informs and provides consultancy services on New gTLDs;
  • The Trademark Clearinghouse calendar is available here.

The ICANN approach to .BRAND disputes

An opinion from Professor at the Faculty of Law, Bond University on The ICANN approach to ?BRANDS disputes.

Extract: "The current process applied by ICANN to resolve disputes about .BRAND TLDs is complex and consists of several steps. And ultimately, where the dispute is not resolved, it is decided by an auctioning process from which ICANN stands to gain substantial amounts of money from the highest bidder. While the funds obtained through the auction process must be used in a manner that supports directly ICANN's Mission and Core Values, this role of ICANN as a beneficiary of disputes, in a sense under ICANN's own control, is of course controversial from the perspective of procedural fairness".

Source: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150617_is_sharing_the_answer_to_brand_top_level_domain_disputes/.

  • The Trademark Clearinghouse calendar is available here;
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse (also called "tmch") to participate in coming Sunrise Periods;
  • Brand clubs can register their domain name with Nameshield.

Who is the owner of Wine.club ?

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
The information published on the WHOIS shows the broker details but I cannot confirmed yet if Houghton Richard, a recognized Premium domain name broker, is the owner.

Extract: "Back in January it was reported that the .CLUB Registry had worked out a deal to sell Wine.club for $140,000, however the domain had remained in escrow ever since (most likely due to a payment plan being in effect). Well, .CLUB confirmed that deal finally closed this week with the name being transferred to an Australian domain brokerage company - Houghton Richards - who often acquires names on behalf of corporate buyers. So, the name may be moved on to a final end user in the near future".

Source: http://www.dnjournal.com/domainsales.htm.

  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse (also called "tmch") to participate in coming Sunrise Periods;
  • Wine Clubs can register their domain name with Uniregistry;
  • Jovenet Consulting informs and provides consultancy services on New gTLDs;
  • The Trademark Clearinghouse calendar is available here.

Sunrise Period for .ONLINE new gTLD is starting

WHEN:

SUNRISE PERIOD START: Thursday, 18 June, 2015 - 16:00
SUNRISE PERIOD END: Monday, 17 August, 2015 - 16:00.

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

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The Real Challenge for TLDs

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
Sponsor: nic.club
Extract: "TLDs must have the ability to push changes out to secondary providers quickly and accurately. In some cases there are millions of changes that require propagation to the edge: any delays in doing this create problems and insecurities. Yet existing solutions used by TLDs are quite often not delivering".

Source: http://hub.dyn.com/h/i/94842504-the-real-challenge-facing-tlds.

  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse (also called "tmch") to participate in coming Sunrise Periods;
  • Challenge clubs can register their domain name with Uniregistry;
  • Jovenet Consulting informs and provides consultancy services on New gTLDs;
  • The Trademark Clearinghouse calendar is available here.

Back-end registry to raise £2.3 Million

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
A back-end Registry for multiple applications just raised cash.

Extract: "CentralNic will use the money for general working capital purposes and to be in a position to make small acquisitions".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2015/06/17/centralnic-raises-2-3-million/.

  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse (also called "tmch") to participate in coming Sunrise Periods;
  • Cash clubs can register their domain name with Uniregistry.

Good Read: "the .BRAND desert"

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
New .BRAND applicants still don't know what to do with their new gTLD.

Extract: "Furthermore, users are not used to the system and nobody knows what the standard will be – for example, will it be ‘home.volkswagen’ or a specific national domain such as ‘germany.volkswagen’? For the time being, we will stick with our existing digital marketing strategy. We consider that our ‘.brands’ are more of an opportunity to take up when the time is right and are not something we have to rush into".

Source: http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/Blog/detail.aspx?g=00638fef-d078-4439-b2d1-89de97aafadc.

  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse (also called "tmch") to participate in coming Sunrise Periods;
  • Clubs can register their domain name with Uniregistry;
  • Jovenet Consulting informs and provides consultancy services on New gTLDs;
  • The Trademark Clearinghouse calendar is available here.

To new Registries: is Your Billing System Holding You Back?

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
Promotion for Architelos.

Extract: "As the Domain Name industry matures and new gTLDs come into the market place, the old way of selling domain names with a fixed, static price and paid using the "top-off" model is going away. More and more Registries are moving to sophisticated pricing and marketing programs along with selling domain names on credit terms to Registrars".

Source: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150616_pricing_promotions_is_your_billing_system_holding_you_back/.

  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse (also called "tmch") to participate in coming Sunrise Periods;
  • Fan Clubs can register their domain name with Uniregistry;
  • Jovenet Consulting informs and provides consultancy services on New gTLDs;
  • The Trademark Clearinghouse calendar is available here.

Legacy TLDs debate rages over future extension of URS procedure

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
Should the URS procedure be extended to "old" domain name extensions?

Extract: "ICANN is currently undergoing a review of new gTLD RPMs, and the nature of the URS itself could evolve further. Speaking at last week’s ECTA Annual Conference in Hamburg, Fabien Betremieux, senior registry services and engagement manager, global domains division, ICANN, noted: “Feedback we have received is that we should consider transfer as a remedy of URS proceedings, and that’s the type of feedback that will be considered for the next round.".

Source: http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/Blog/detail.aspx?g=631c1da3-a920-450d-aa6f-94fd8ab6c834.

  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse (also called "tmch") to participate in coming Sunrise Periods;
  • Trademark clubs can register their domain name with Uniregistry;
  • Jovenet Consulting informs and provides consultancy services on New gTLDs;
  • The Trademark Clearinghouse calendar is available here.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Nameshield Registry (Nameshield group) turns 20

Nameshield turns 20 years old. One of the most recognized Corporate Registrar on the French place now offers new gTLD consultancy services:
  1. New gTLD full management service;
  2. Implementation and business integration;
  3. Policy and procedure management;
  4. Corporate usage strategy;
  5. Commercial TLD management;
  6. New gTLD Applications.

Source: https://www.nameshield.com/.

  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse (also called "tmch") to participate in coming Sunrise Periods;
  • Clubs can register their domain name with Nameshield.

The NGPC to reject all closed generics?

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
Sponsor: nic.club
ICANN is wondering if it should allow the exclusive use of generic TLDs.
Extract: "The rejection option would be fastest and easiest, but risks the wrath of companies that applied for closed generics — which were always envisaged when the new gTLD rules were being developed — in good faith".

Source: http://domainincite.com/18710-icann-ponders-rejecting-all-closed-generics.

  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse (also called "tmch") to participate in coming Sunrise Periods;
  • Exclusive clubs can register their domain name with Uniregistry;
  • Jovenet Consulting informs and provides consultancy services on New gTLDs;
  • The Trademark Clearinghouse calendar is available here.

The Story of a New gTLD with .GLOBAL

  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse (also called "tmch") to participate in coming Sunrise Periods;
  • Registrants interested n a .GLOBAL domain can find it @ Uniregistry;
  • Jovenet Consulting informs and provides consultancy services on New gTLDs;
  • The Trademark Clearinghouse calendar is available here.

.SHOP applicant denied in its bid for Community Priority

The result of a community application for a generic string.

Extract: "Like GMO, which also applied for community status, Commercial Connect didn’t score any points for “community establishment” and nexus. GMO got six points in its evaluation".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2015/06/16/commercial-connect-fails-miserably-in-community-priority-bid/.

  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse (also called "tmch") to participate in coming Sunrise Periods;
  • Jovenet Consulting informs and provides consultancy services on New gTLDs;
  • The Trademark Clearinghouse calendar is available here.