Thursday, July 30, 2015

.LAW & .ABOGADO Sunrise Periods to start today

When:
  • SUNRISE PERIOD START: Thursday, 30 July, 2015 - 16:00;
  • SUNRISE PERIOD END: Monday, 28 September, 2015 - 16:00.
Source: http://www.trademark-clearinghouse.com/gtld-calendar.
  • 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 Uniregistry.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Re-Evaluating the Success of the New TLD Program

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
A service provider gives opinion on the ICANN newqs gTLD program providing figures.

Extract: "To put it another way, new TLDs have total registrations equalling nearly 5.5 percent of the incumbent powerhouse TLD, .com in just 18 months".

Source: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150727_new_boom_to_come_re_evaluating_the_success_of_the_new_tld_program/.
  • 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 Uniregistry.

Donuts Joins The Internet Commerce Association (ICA)

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
The largest multiple Registry joins the Internet Commerce Association.

Extract: "The ICA is a non-profit advocating for the rights and interests of domain name owners and related service providers".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/07/27/donuts-becomes-1st-new-gtld-registry-to-join-the-internet-commerce-association-ica/.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • Donut clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Uniregistry.

Monday, July 27, 2015

In French: Des .CLUBs de Football

Plus nombreux sont les clubs de football qui s'équipent en noms de domaine .CLUB.

Extract: "Si les clubs de football adoptent peu à peu les noms de domaine “.club”, nous nous sommes rendus compte qu’ils ne sont pas les seuls car de nombreux autres clubs sportifs ont aussi fait le pas".

Source: http://www.ndd.buzz/2015/07/des-clubs-de-football.html.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • Football clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Uniregistry.

For Sale: .VERSICHERUNG new gTLD

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
"Versicherung" is the German word for "INSURANCE".

Extract: "Each bidder will be required to deposit $100,000 USD in escrow prior to the auction. Once you register, you will be contacted by email with more details and instructions regarding escrow deposit and Terms of Service".

Source: http://rotd.com/.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • Insurance clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Uniregistry.

Why use a .NGO domain name?

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
Extract: ".ONG/.NGO can help identify and distinguish Non- Governmental Organizations (NGOs) as a validated organization within the crowded digital world. They will be exclusively available to the NGO community, requiring validation for local, national and global NGOs".

Source: https://tucows.wistia.com/medias/rdju44csec.

Welcome to Team.SUZUKI


Source: http://team.suzuki/.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • Racing clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Uniregistry.

Friday, July 24, 2015

2 new Sunrise Periods announced by the TMCH

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

  • SUNRISE PERIOD START: Monday, 7 September, 2015 - 16:00;
  • SUNRISE PERIOD END: Monday, 9 November, 2015 - 16:00.

.MIAMI new gTLD (SP has started):

  • SUNRISE PERIOD START: Monday, 20 July, 2015 - 16:00;
  • SUNRISE PERIOD END: Friday, 18 September, 2015 - 16:00.

Source: http://www.trademark-clearinghouse.com/sunrise_announcements.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • Clubs from Miami can register their ".club" domain name with Uniregistry.

ICANN: New gTLD Subsequent Rounds

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
An ICANN53 Wrap-up by Marmonitor.

Extract: "Issues such as whether a new round should focus on brands and/or community and geographic gTLDs and a renewed effort to provide application support to underserved and underrepresented communities were also popular issues of discussion".

Source: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150723_icann_53_accountability_brand_policy_new_round_of_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 Markmonitor.

Banks Line Up for .BANK Domains to Help Prevent Cyberattacks

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
New .BANK domain names to meet with adoption from consumers.

Extract: "Craig Schwartz, fTLD’s managing director,told ThinkAdvisor Thursday that more than 2,200 banks have applied for more than 5,500 domain names. Those banks include BB&T, US Bank, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, SunTrust, Dollar Bank and City National Bank".

Source: paste link.
  • 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 Uniregistry.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

.BRAND new gTLDs: is it worth it?

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
A good post asking questions related to online positioning and SEO for .BRAND new gTLDs.

Extract: "If a .brand domain name doesn’t have any more weight than any other TLD, what is the advantage of using it? I would imagine there could be added trust with a .brand domain name because a consumer should know that the brand operates the extension and it’s less likely to be a phishing site or a site offering counterfeit goods. However, at least at this point in time, I don’t think consumers would know enough about the new extensions to understand this yet".

Source: http://www.domaininvesting.com/brand-domain-names-risk-reward/.
  • 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 Uniregistry.

IDNs : update from ICANN

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Of course, anybody interested in following ICANN information knows what "PDT" means :-)

Extract: "CANN has updated the PDT test specifications and supporting resources. The notable changes to the test specifications are summarized below. The changes primarily update the IDN tests to incorporate the changes that have been issued via an errata document to participants since 20 May 2015".

Source: https://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-2-22jul15-en.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • IDN clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Uniregistry.

Google Favoring gTLD Extension Specific Filters

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
Will google Google and other search engines begin taking sites with certain extensions more seriously?

Extract: "Eventually, Google and other search engines will begin taking sites with certain extensions more seriously, as more and more companies start to build on them. I believe this to be especially true for the travel and hospitality verticals".

Source: http://www.conductor.com/blog/2015/07/the-future-of-google-apps-gtlds-mobilegeddon/.
  • 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 Uniregistry.

A completely new services market created after the launch of the New gTLD Program

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
Extract: "A lot of representatives arrived there from all kinds of domains, both country code (ccTLD) and new gTLD. Obviously, domains were different, but problems and prospects for each registry have appeared to be rather similar".

Source: https://www.icann.org/news/blog/new-domains-new-business-prospects.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • Meeting clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Uniregistry.

New TLD Market Momentum (must-read)

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
A very good read. Have a look at the list of .BRAND new gTLD examples.

Extract: "The new gTLD Newsletter from Authentic Web: "At Authentic Web, we focus on brand innovation in New Top Level Domain spaces. Our Market Momentum report highlights use cases deployed by major brands".

Source: http://eepurl.com/bsYgAL.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • Green clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Uniregistry.

Update: the .SPA new gTLD


  • 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 Uniregistry.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Report: 53rd ICANN Meeting

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
An ICANN53 report from the Association of the German Internet Industry.

Extract: "For the German representatives from all areas of industry, politics and the civil society, the “Deutsche Abend”, jointly organized by Denic and eco, traditionally forms the prelude to ICANN conferences. At the Deutsche Abend in Buenos Aires, Denic CEO Jörg Schweiger and eco Director Oliver Süme were happy to welcome, alongside more than 40 German participants, Head of ICANN Fadi Chehadé, who, in his speech, praised both the engagement of Thomas Rickert and the helpfulness of the German position paper in the global debate".

Source: https://international.eco.de/2015/news/report-53rd-icann-meeting.html.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • German Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Uniregistry.

Scripps files trademark applications for new gTLDs

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
A company has filed Trademark applications related to new gTLDs.

Extract: "The company filed multiple trademark applications for “Living”, “Lifestyle” and “Vana”, which all match new top level domain names".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2015/07/21/scripps-files-trademark-applications-for-new-top-level-domains/.
  • 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 Uniregistry.

170 .BRAND new gTLD applicants to sign by next week?

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.BRAND new gTLD applicants in an hurry to sign their contract with ICANN.

Extract: "For most dot-brand wannabes, it was already an extension of nine months or more from their original deadline. But it seems inevitable that some will miss the deadline".

Source: http://domainincite.com/19013-flood-of-wait-and-see-dot-brands-expected-this-week.
  • 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 Uniregistry.

.LOTTO Sunrise Period begins

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
When:
  • SUNRISE PERIOD START: Wednesday, 22 July, 2015 - 16:00;
  • SUNRISE PERIOD END: Friday, 21 August, 2015 - 16:00.
Source: http://www.trademark-clearinghouse.com/content/lotto.
  • To Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods.
  • Register your .LOTTO domain name at your Corporate accredited Registrar.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

DomainWire Global TLD Report Q2/2015

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Extract: "The latest of CENTRs 'DomainWire Stat Report' is available (Quarter 2, 2015). The report provides a global status update on top level domains (legacy gTLDs, new gTLDs and ccTLDs) with a focus on European ccTLDs".

Source: https://centr.org/news/07-21-2015/domainwire-global-tld-reportQ22015.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • Domain name clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Uniregistry.

How are the new region or city TLDs (like .london or .bayern) handled?

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
Google to answer targeted questions related to how new domains are handled in Google's search.

Extract: "Even if they look region-specific, we will treat them as gTLDs. This is consistent with our handling of regional TLDs like .eu and .asia. There may be exceptions at some point down the line, as we see how they're used in practice".

Source: http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.fr/2015/07/googles-handling-of-new-top-level.html.
  • 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 Uniregistry.

Challenging .HOTELS ruling

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Extract: "While both applicants are happy for the two gTLDs to co-exist on the internet, ICANN’s third-party String Similarity Review panel, part of the new gTLD evaluation process, ruled that they cannot".

Source: http://domainincite.com/18993-booking-com-uses-africa-precedent-to-challenge-hotels-ruling.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • Evaluation clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Uniregistry.

"Fortress ICANN" No Longer Able to Shield Itself from Accountability

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Extract: "The unanimous IRP Panel of 3 distinguished adjudicators declared that both the actions and inactions of ICANN's Board with respect to the application of DotConnect Africa Trust for the .AFRICA gTLD were inconsistent with ICANN's Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws. The Panel found that both ICANN's Board, and its constituent body, the GAC, breached their obligations to act transparently and in conformity with procedures that ensured fairness".

Source: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150720_icann_accountability_deficits_revealed_in_panel_ruling_on_africa/.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • African clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Uniregistry.

20 July 2015 – Updated new gTLD Auction Schedule

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Extract: "The Auction Schedule is updated as of 20 July 2015. Additional Auctions may be scheduled based on eligibility".

Source: http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/auctions.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • Auction clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Uniregistry.

A serious leader is required for Round 2 of the ICANN new gTLD program

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
The next ICANN CEO is to lead the second Round of the ICANN new gTLD program. As the CEO of ICANN, you will be the one to have the final word on approval of negative TLDs...or not.

Extract: "Following the announcement by ICANN CEO Fadi Chehadé, that he will be departing ICANN after the ICANN Public Meeting in March 2016, the ICANN Board of Directors established a search committee to plan and execute a strategy to identify CEO candidates for submission to the Board".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/07/20/want-to-be-the-next-ceo-of-icann-heres-how-to-apply/.
  • 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 Uniregistry.

.BRAND new gTLD applicants should read this

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
.BRAND new gTLD application should be signed by the end of July.

Extract: "Negotiation really isn't a valid option. Unless there are laws in your jurisdiction which prevent you from signing, ICANN has demonstrated a consistently rigid approach to ensuring Registry Agreements are signed without major change. Given the time delays, if it hasn't been signed yet brands are almost certainly going to need to sign it 'as is'".

Source: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150720_what_does_the_july_29_deadline_mean_for_brand_tlds/.
  • 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 Uniregistry.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Registering more domains: "Plenty to Gain, And Nothing to Lose"

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
Extract: "Registering multiple domain names is one typically inexpensive, quick and easy solution to increase both brand protection and marketing opportunity for your business".

Source: http://www.biztechafrica.com/article/icann-resume-evaluation-dotconnectafrica-trust-app/10361/.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • Domain name clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Uniregistry.

New gTLD .LONDON Testimonials

"SEO traffic increased by 300% with a .LONDON domain":

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

The DNA University

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
The Domain Name Association is a group of service providers who have united to tell first time domain name users how to use domain names.

Extract: "One of the Domain Name Association's core principles is to develop educational resources and cross-industry campaigns which achieve our mission to advocate the uptake and use of domain names as the primary tool for users to navigate the Internet".

Source: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150719_dna_university_launches_to_support_domain_name_industry/.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • University clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Uniregistry.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

And the winner of the .ART new gTLD auction is?

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There were 10 application submitted in the first Round of the ICANN new gTLD program.

Extract: "UK Creative Ideas Limited has won the right to operate the .Art new gTLD, beating out 9 other applicants including Donuts, Minds + Machines, Uniregistry and Top Level Designs".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/07/17/uk-creative-ideas-limited-wins-rights-to-art-new-gtld/.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • Art clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Uniregistry.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Dot Brand Briefing on New generic Top Level Domains


  • 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 Uniregistry.

.VOTE domains gain traction with states and presidential elections

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
The .VOTE new gTLD is a political safe space.

Extract: ".vote seeks to create a political safe space, by reserving FirstnameLastname.vote for every prominent presidential prospect. They do a thorough job, but a few imposters still co-opt different variations of candidate’s names for their own agendas".

Sourcehttp://domainnamewire.com/2015/07/16/tld-profile-vote/.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • Voting clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Uniregistry.

ICANN: "we have done nothing wrong"

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
It seems that ICANN never make mistakes (and so do I).

Extract: "Despite having been told that it broke its own bylaws by failing to even ask its Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) for a rationale for its "advice" to block the DCA bid, ICANN accepts no blame and suggests no culpability. It makes no suggestions for improvements. It puts forward no explanation of its failings. It does not even accept that the independent review panel was correct in its assertions".

Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/16/icann_africa_latest/.
  • 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 Uniregistry.

First Day New gTLD Totals

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
Results after day one of General Availability for .Site; .News; .Cafe; .Express new gTLDs.

Extract: ".Site is the shorter version of the new gTLD .Website is one of the most registered new gTLD’s which has almost 95,000 registrations".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/07/16/1st-day-new-gtld-totals-site-9788-news-9122-cafe-1727-express-916/.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • Café Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Uniregistry.

Growth has gone as the speculative money (new gTLDs)

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
Extract: "The impact of new gTLDs has been to solve the 'meaningfulness problem' by the creation of hundreds of new gTLDs and this in turn directly affects the perception of scarcity. This reduction in scarcity is in turn reducing the incentive to speculate".

Source: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150716_where_has_the_domain_name_growth_gone/.
  • 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 Uniregistry.

ICANN to Resume Evaluation of DCA Application for .AFRICA

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
Extract: "Though these proceedings have been lengthy and delayed the launch of the .AFRICA top-level domain, the independent review process is an integral part of ICANN's community-developed accountability mechanisms, which are fundamental safeguards in ensuring that ICANN's bottom-up, multistakeholder model remains effective".

Source: https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-07-16-en.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • African Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Uniregistry.

Strategic Partnership announced for the .LAW new gTLD

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
Extract: "Dedicated to lawyers worldwide, and requiring validation of legal credentials upon application and renewal, the .law domain will provide the legal profession with a trusted and memorable URL to stand out from overcrowded and unvetted domains. ALM's legal properties, including The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, The National Law Journal, The New York Law Journal and Law.com, reach in-house counsel of Fortune 1000 companies, Am Law 200 firms and legal technology decision makers".

Source: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150716_minds_machines_and_alm_media_announce_strategic_partnership_on_law/.
  • 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 Uniregistry.

Sunrise Period for .COURSES new gTLD has just started

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

  • SUNRISE PERIOD START: Wednesday, 15 July, 2015 - 16:00;
  • SUNRISE PERIOD END: Sunday, 13 September, 2015 - 16:00.

Source: http://www.trademark-clearinghouse.com/gtld-calendar.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • Courses clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Uniregistry.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

.AFRICA new gTLD: review was censored (but we've seen the full report)

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The .SAGA continues.

Extract: "The report contains no less than 39 redactions, many pulling out entire paragraphs of text. The Register has seen a non-redacted version of the report, and we can say that most of those redactions concern the fact that ICANN's head of operations, Dai-Trang Nguyen, drafted a letter that was then used by ICANN to advance a competing .africa bid".

Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/15/icann_dot_africa_review/.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • African clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay.

New gTLD .ART Auction is now Settled

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
The awaited .ART new gTLD auction is coming. I expect big figures.

Extract: "Since there are 5 applications still pending we cannot say who the winner of .Art is, but since several applications for .Art were all withdrawn today it seems certain the extension was settled privately ahead of the ICANN auction".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/07/15/one-of-the-most-applied-for-the-new-gtld-art-is-settled-by-private-auction/.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • Art clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay.

Webinar on .ONG / .NGO (July 22, 2015 at 10AM EDT)

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
Extract: ".ONG/.NGO can help identify and distinguish Non- Governmental Organizations (NGOs) as a validated organization within the crowded digital world. They will be exclusively available to the NGO community, requiring validation for local, national and global NGOs".

Sourcehttp://eepurl.com/bs74nz.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • NGO Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay.

New gTLDs: losers and winners according to this author

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
Extract: "This case underscores one of the biggest headaches about the new gTLDs: the sudden, dramatic expansion of the root namespace (now over 1,000 top level domains and counting) making it effectively impossible to "defend one's marks" in all available TLDs".

Source: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150715_new_gtlds_are_great_for_pump_and_dumps_phishes_and_more/.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • Winner clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay.

Microsoft secures generic domains as they come off collision list

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Extract: "Specifically, Microsoft has registered at least a half dozen domain names in Donuts’ domains that were recently released as part of the registry’s phased release of names".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2015/07/15/microsoft-registers-generics-as-they-come-off-collision-list/.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • Domain name clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Uniregistry.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A better Governing Body for better domain names?

Can't the Internet Governance and domain names be improved?

Extract: "ICANN has shown that the Internet works, and actually, it has never stopped working: who can tell the same about any online project? Internet works and the world can thank ICANN for this. When if comes to talking about domain names, this is a different speech and the ICANN clearly shows that it might not be the right Governing body anymore. I am no journalist and here is my opinion".

Source: http://www.gtld.club/2015/07/a-better-governing-body-for-better.html.

Pioneer Program for .CLOUD

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

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

TLD adoption in the marketplace: access the Slides from TLD Operators

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Listen to real TLD operators reveal some fascinating insights into what has made their TLDs successful.

Extract: "Keeping with the spirit of our shared drive towards new TLD adoption in the marketplace, we are making the slides and a recording of the webinar available to all interested parties from new TLDs (applicants, operators, and their nominated representatives)".

Source: http://eepurl.com/bsTEfP.
  • 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.

Do you want to upgrade the old WHOIS?

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To upgrade the existing Whois, participation is required from end-users.

Extract: "This public comment proceeding seeks to obtain community input on the new Preliminary Issue Report concerning Next-Generation gTLD Registration Directory Services (RDS) to Replace WHOIS".

Source: https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-07-13-en.
  • 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.

More than 1000 registrations for .NEWS new gTLD

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Is the .NEWS new gTLD about to become a standard for information news?

Extract: "The new gTLD .News has set what WE believe is a record number of domain name registrations in Day 5 of AN Early Access Program (EAP) and now has over 1,000 registration".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/07/13/news-sets-record-with-of-over-400-registrations-on-day-5-of-eap-now-over-1000/.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • News clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay.

.LONDON Premium new gTLD

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Fifty of London’s most-wanted premium internet domain names are to be auctioned off to give Londoners a unique chance to own sought after premium domains.

Dot London, the city’s Top-Level domain name, will be giving businesses and individuals the chance to own some prime online London real estate by bidding for premium domain names in an online auction of 50 of their top domain names, which have never been released to the public before, from 13 - 30 July.

The 50 premium domain names up for grabs during the auction will include key generic names such as - ‘cars.london’, ‘spa.london’, ‘gallery.london’, ‘flats.london’ and ‘cycle.london’.

Interest for London’s Top-Level domain names, as an alternative to ‘.co.uk’ or ‘.com’, has been strong, with over 64,000 Dot London domain names registered since its launch in April 2014. Over 3,000 of those registered names are premium, varying from personal names, to generic words, and to place names.

A number of companies have opted to register generic keywords as their Dot London premium domain names, creating a stronger synergy with search terms and links for prospective customers looking online for suppliers and contractors. A company that is currently supporting their brand identity with a matching Dot London premium name is Dine Time Ltd, who is using ‘Brunch.London’ for their new brunch booking website that they launched in March 2015.

Keith Newton, Managing Director of Dine Time Ltd, said: “London has the largest brunch market in the country and the new Dot London domain was the obvious choice to launch a website focused solely on the capital. As ‘Brunch.London’ is a new site, we weren’t sure how Dot London domains would be treated by search engines, but our placement has been steadily improving and we now appear in the top five position on Google for relevant keywords.”

Other current live premium names include ‘Catering.London’, which is being used by catering and events experts, The London Catering Company; The Shire London, the only golf course in the UK to have been designed by the late Seve Ballesteros, have registered ‘Golf.London’; and Advising London, formerly the Blackfriars Advice Centre, have been able to support their rebranding strategy by adopting ‘Advising.London’.

Leading exterior building cleaning and restoration company, Thomann-Hanry, have also taken the opportunity to register a premium Dot London name that’s relevant to their line of work. Mark Styles, Managing Director at Thomann-Hanry, commented: “We registered ‘Cleaning.London’ as soon as the new domain names were made available. We’re cleaning the face of some of London’s most iconic buildings so our new memorable and short domain name seems really fitting to what we do in the capital.”

Alex Kinchin-Smith, Director of Dot London, said: “Our premium name auction gives companies and individuals the chance to own some of our most valuable domain names, allowing them to have a name that relates closer to their line of work, potentially help improve their search engine placement, create unique marketing and branding opportunities, and further strengthen their links with the city.”

Since its launch, the Dot London suffix has proved to be popular with some of London’s leading icons, including the Wimbledon Championships; visitor attractions, ZSL London Zoo and Museum of London; the newest edition to the city’s skyline, Sky Garden; and a number of co-working spaces that are helping to build London’s reputation as Europe’s leading tech hub.

The auction will be held online by independent provider, Pool.com. It will take the form of a public and open auction, starting at12pm (BST) on Monday 13 July and closes at 12pm (BST) on Thursday 30 July. A proportion of the auction’s proceeds will be donated to London charities. For more information and to register, visit: https://domainauctions.london.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • London Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Could DCA Trust win the .AFRICA new gTLD?

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Extract: "Witness testimony published in the panel’s opinion sheds humiliating light on the GAC’s self-defeating habit of supplying ICANN with deliberately vague advice, a practice described by its former chair under oath as “creative ambiguity".

Source: http://domainincite.com/18944-new-gtld-program-thrown-into-chaos-as-icann-loses-africa-case.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • African Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay.

A Role for New gTLDs in the CSR Marketing

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Interesting view from Fairwinds Partners on how Brands can increase security for their clients taking them to their .BRAND new gTLD.

Extract: "New gTLDs are a relatively new digital tool in the brand philanthropy toolkit, but there is already some traction with them: For example, shortly after the launch of .FOUNDATION, Lady Gaga’s charity dropped its .ORG site, opting instead to host the site at BornThisWay.Foundation".

Source: http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/internet-governance-and-policy/new-gtlds-for-charity-and-csr-marketing.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • Brand Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay.

The .TICKETS new gTLD Sunrise Period starts today

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When :
SUNRISE PERIOD START: Monday, 13 July, 2015 - 16:00;
SUNRISE PERIOD END: Friday, 11 September, 2015 - 16:00.
Source: http://www.trademark-clearinghouse.com/content/tickets.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • Ticket Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay.

Some New gTLDs shoot the whole program in the foot

What is the .OOO new gTLD applicant doing?

Extract: "Before new domain names launched, Frank Schilling said you should pay attention to the reputation of the registry before buying one of their domain names. I agree. Without price controls and with some registries taking back domains many months later, I wholeheartedly agree".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2015/07/12/some-new-tlds-shoot-the-whole-program-in-the-foot/.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • OOO Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

.AFRICA new gTLD : In Favor of DCA Trust

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Extract: "A three-member panel convened to review DotConnectAfrica Trust's (DCA's) request for Independent Review issued its final declaration, late yesterday. The 63-page IRP declaration, which is now published on the ICANN website [PDF, 506 KB], held in favor of DCA and recommended that ICANN send DCA Trust's application for .AFRICA back into evaluation".

Source: https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-07-10-en.
  • Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. Check the calendar here;
  • African clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay.