Monday, August 31, 2015

New gTLDs launching this week

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
From the author:
"On Wednesday, you can start showing you’re a fan with .Fans. It’s an expensive domain priced at $70-$100 retail. Also, be careful with trademarked terms".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/31/this-week-amsterdam-fans-fyi-and-mba/.

Reminders:
  • Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here;
  • For a better recognition, Fan cubs should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.

Analyzing online reviews is a valuable tool to better gauge the best positioning of the gTLDs

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
From the author:
"The authors applied data mining techniques to online reviews to extract keywords and patterns that revealed customers' critical or favorable comments for 27 different tablet attributes. For domain names attributes, reviews should be segmented by the desired role and the availability of the domain name".

Source: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150831_online_reviews_provide_insights_into_gtld_customers_needs/.

Reminders:
  • Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here;
  • For a better recognition, study clubs should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.

Behind the scene: the .XYZ lawsuit

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
From the author:
"Some of the court filings are heavily redacted, leaving out the juicy details many in the domain name want to know. All expert witness reports were filed under seal".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/31/xyz-seeks-to-dismiss-verisigns-expert-testimony/.

Reminders:
  • Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here;
  • For a better recognition, alphabet clubs should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.

Christa Taylor gives .LOVE

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
From the author:
"Christa discusses the current state of new TLDs, how this will likely shake out in the next few years, and what’s .love got to do with it".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/31/giving-love-to-new-tlds-with-christa-taylor-dnw-podcast-48/.

Reminders:
  • Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here;
  • For a better recognition, Clubs should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.

2 new Sunrise Periods were just announced

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

  1. .CFD
  2. .SPREADBETTING

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

Reminder: for a better recognition, Clubs should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.

3 character numbers dominate top 10 on .CLUB


Reminders:
  • Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here;
  • For a better recognition, Clubs should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.

IDN Infographic: Access Domain Names in Your Language

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
From the author:
"ICANN has instituted the IDN Program to assist and promote the multilingual Internet using IDNs. The program is primarily focused on the planning and implementation of the IDN Top-level Domains (TLDs) that include ccTLDs and gTLDs. The IDN Program also supports and undertakes projects geared towards effective deployment of IDNs at the second-level, as guided by the community".

Source: https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/idn-2012-02-25-en.

Reminders:
  • Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here;
  • For a better recognition, IDN clubs should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.

.MUSIC new gTLD applicant offers to sign petition

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
From the author:
"Take few secs to esign for .music domain to be run by music community not Google/Amazon/VCs".

Source: http://music.vote.

Reminders:
  • Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here;
  • For a better recognition, music clubs should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.

SEO, Google et nTLDs : nouvelles dénégations

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
In French:
"Les experts rebondissent sur l’ambiguité créée par « D’une manière générale », mais la réponse de Google quant aux .CORP et .BRAND est inflexible : ce sont des gTLDs comme les autres. Les choses sont différentes pour les ccTLDs, qui bénéficient (ou souffrent) d’un ciblage géographique. Mais en principe, le TLD en lui-même, s’il est générique, n’est pas pris en compte dans la notation des résultats ou du moins, son impact est neutre".

Source: http://www.wmaker.net/DNSNEWS/m/Edito-juillet-aout-2015-un-ete-de-folie-pour-les-nTLDs_a368.html.

Reminders:
  • Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here;
  • For a better recognition, SEO clubs should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Video: TMCH Sunrise Period .SEX


Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here.

.GAY new gTLD: a more predictable Internet for the gay community

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
From the author:
"Community spaces, like the proposed .GAY from dotgay LLC, have the opportunity to change the Internet landscape and make the online experience more predictable. Innovation will play a key role in community spaces, elevating the usefulness and effectiveness of a domain as it relates to the community of people it will serve".

Source: paste link.

Reminders:
  • Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here;
  • For a better recognition, Gay clubs should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.

4 things you should know about new gTLDs

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

  1. How will generic top level domains effect search? Will Google favor these on the search engine results page?
  2. Will the .BRAND domain name be given less or more weight than a .COM?
  3. How will the new location TLDs be handled?
  4. If I decide to move my domain from .COM to a new gTLD, how can I move my website without losing search engine ranking.

Source: https://shannonksteffen.com/how-google-handles-top-level-domains/.

Reminders:
  • Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here;
  • For a better recognition, SEO clubs should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.

Want to participate in the auction for Hillary.club?

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
From the author:
"While 2016 is being hailed as a `high-tech’ election, many candidates and political supporters may miss the boat by not securing their relevant web addresses, the prices of which can vary widely. A generic word that also has other meanings, Trump.club, for example, is currently listed for sale at Sedo.com for an asking price of $20,000".

Source: http://www.gtld.club/2015/08/hillaryclub-name-game-of-politics.html.

Reminders:
  • Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here;
  • For a better recognition, Fans of Hillary should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

ICANN will post more uncensored info on .AFRICA new gTLD

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
From the author:
"Aware that ICANN enjoys invoking its “Defined Conditions for Non-Disclosure” in order to stop material being released sometimes, I added “that the public interest and transparency benefits to ICANN of disclosing this information far outweigh any benefit that could be accrued by invoking the Defined Conditions for Non-Disclosure".

Source: http://domainincite.com/19190-icann-will-post-more-uncensored-africa-info.

Reminders:
  • Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here;
  • For a better recognition, African clubs should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.

$3.5 Million For Withdrawing 2 new gTLD Applications

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
From the author:
".Data is still showing on ICANN site as being in contention between Minds + Machines (Top Level Domain Holdings) with Donuts and Dish Networks but apparently that string has been settled".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/08/27/minds-machines-picks-up-3-5-million-for-withdrawing-new-gtld-apps-for-art-data/.

Reminders:
  • Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here;
  • For a better recognition, Clubs should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.

Challenges for .BRANDs new gTLDs

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
From the author:
".BRANDS have a problem to face that I would like to add to your list: how to manage multiple domain names using one single Content Management System? Drupal offers solutions but they're still difficult to use".

Source: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150826_challenges_for_brands_from_strategy_to_implementation_planning/.

Reminders:
  • Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here;
  • For a better recognition, Clubs should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

With 28,000 Registrations in 1st 30 Minutes for .ONLINE new gTLD

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
From the author:
"After a stellar Sunrise performance, .online closed with 1,130 Early Access Program (EAP) orders, the highest number of EAP registrations recorded by any new gTLD domain extension".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/08/26/online-breaks-all-new-gtld-records-with-28000-registrations-in-1st-30-minutes/.

Reminders:
  • Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here;
  • For a better recognition, online clubs should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.

Did XYZ.com pay NetSol $3m to bloat ".xyz"?

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
From the author:
"What we seem to be looking at here — and I’m getting into speculative territory here — are references to two more or less simultaneous transactions, both valued at exactly $3 million, between the two parties".

Source: http://domainincite.com/19139-did-xyz-com-pay-netsol-3m-to-bloat-xyz.

Reminders:
  • Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here;
  • For a better recognition, Clubs should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Should new registries "give" domain names?

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
From the author in French:
"Les registres, qui autorisent la création technique des noms de domaines, sont à l'origine d'un nouveau débat. Donner des noms de domaine rend-il populaire une nouvelle extension Internet ? Un débat qui s’annonce houleux entre partisans et non partisans".

Source: http://www.journaldunet.com/ebusiness/expert/61936/debat-autour-des-noms-de-domaine.shtml.

Reminders:
  • Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here;
  • For a better recognition, French clubs should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.

A new Registry’s approach to expired domain names

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
From the author:
"Instead of going through a traditional drop, .Club is sending fully expired inventory through SnapNames. The auctions are attracting a fair amount of attention so far".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/25/clubs-approach-to-expired-domain-names/.

Reminders:
  • Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here;
  • For a better recognition, Fan clubs should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.

.AFRICA new gTLD: ICANN Board’s conduct was inconsistent with ICANN’s Bylaws?

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
From the author:
"In its Final Declaration issued July 9, 2015, a three-member Independent Review Process (“IRP”) Panel found that the ICANN Board’s conduct was inconsistent with ICANN’s Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation in rejecting the application by the DotConnectAfrica Trust (DCA) for the .AFRICA new generic top-level domain name (gTLD)".

Source: http://www.inta.org/INTABlog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=210#.VdxtmfaqpBc.

Reminders:
  • Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here;
  • For a better recognition, African clubs should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.

Three years just for that ?

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
From the author:
"While that may be blindingly obvious to anyone who is not already blind, it’s taken the ICANN process three years to arrive at this conclusion".

Source: http://domainincite.com/19134-panel-throws-out-ludicrous-shop-confusion-ruling.

Reminders:
  • Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here;
  • For a better recognition, Clubs should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.

Cast your vote: .WEBSITE or .ONLINE ?

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
From the author:
"Last week, Radix announced that it expected that its .Online extension would see 15,000 registrations in the first day of general availability. The company even targeted the .Club registration mark of more than 25,000 domain names registered on the first day of general availability".

Source: http://www.domaininvesting.com/vote-website-or-online/.

Reminders:
  • Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here;
  • For a better recognition, online clubs should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.

Numbered ".club" domains are being auctioned

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
On Snapnames:
  1. 001.club
  2. 263.club
  3. 345.club
  4. 986.club
  5. Wig.club
  6. ...
Sourcehttp://nic.club/this-weeks-club-snapnames-auctions-3-characters-meatball-and-more/.

Reminders:
  • Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here;
  • For a better recognition, fan clubs should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Do New gTLDs Disrupt .com?

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
From the author:
"This post examines whether the new gTLDs program is a disruptive innovation to the dominance of .com. I then use the idea of disruptive innovation to explain the relative adoption failure of previous generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs), such as .biz, .info and .mobi".

Source: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150819_do_new_gtlds_disrupt_com/.

Reminders:
  • Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here;
  • For a better recognition, Clubs should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.

Newsletter: never miss an info about "new gTLDs"

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
Too much information about new gTLDs or...just not enough? The NEWSgTLDs.com newsletter selects the interesting information of the day just for you.

Join for Free here: http://www.newsgtlds.com/p/newsletter.html.

Time to prove .XYZ is real


A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
Reminders:
  • Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here;
  • For a better recognition, debate clubs should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.

TMCH: good news 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".
Two Newsfeeds
The Trademark Clearinghouse just made available two interesting Newsfeeds:
  1. The first one lists all the news updates on:
    1. upcoming events;
    2. webinars;
    3. stats;
    4. recording of webinars;
    5. launches of certain TLD's.
  2. The second one is to keep track of any new TLD that has been added to the TMCH Sunrise Calendar.
Source: http://www.trademark-clearinghouse.com/content/tmch-rss-feeds.

Reminders: for a better recognition, Clubs should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.

New gTLDs to not function correctly in Safari?

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
From the author:
"Obviously this is a big deal since these extensions are not going anywhere and they need to be functional in Safari especially since this is one of the most widely used web browsers today".

Source: http://momoque.com/safari/219867-new-gTLDs-do-not-function-correctly-in-Safari.

Reminders:
  • Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here;
  • For a better recognition, Safari clubs should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.

The .COM Era Is Over, Welcome to .ANYTHING

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
From the author:
"If a gTLD has source-indicating significance (.yourbrand), it may be registrable as a trademark. However, not every gTLD will qualify as a trademark. If the proposed mark is perceived merely as part of a website address, it will not be registrable".

Source: http://www.beyondiplaw.com/2015/08/21/the-dot-com-era-is-over-welcome-to-anything/.

Reminders:
  • Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here;
  • For a better recognition, Brand clubs should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Date announced for .信息 (information) Sunrise Period

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
When:
  • SUNRISE PERIOD START: Thursday, 1 October, 2015 - 16:00;
  • SUNRISE PERIOD END: Saturday, 31 October, 2015 - 16:00.
Source: http://www.trademark-clearinghouse.com/content/%E4%BF%A1%E6%81%AF-information.

The Registry: http://www.tele-info.cn

New gTLDs and...new ccTLDs

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
From the author:
"It’s not uncommon to see new domain suffixes pop up when looking at startups receiving funding (i.e., suffixes that have never been attached to a tech startup before). Below are select new domain suffixes that have been funded recently as well as the companies attached to them. In 2015, we saw new startups with .soy and .world suffixes. Some are country-level geographic suffixes, e.g. .dj is Djibouti".

Source: https://www.cbinsights.com/blog/the-most-popular-startup-domain-suffixes/.

Reminders:
  • Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here;
  • For a better recognition, clubs in Djibouti should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.

The .GANG new gTLD

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
From the author:
"According to the report, 88% of those that oppose the expansion of the Internet name space, also known as new gTLDs, are strongly attached to outdated technology and media".

Source: http://domaingang.com/domain-news/internet-reboot-report-gtld-haters-are-technology-luddites/.

Reminders:
  • Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here;
  • For a better recognition, Gangs should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Cat and Dog new gTLDs

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
From the author:
"Dog lovers can now officially reserve .dog Internet addresses, but cat people won’t be able to secure the feline equivalent — not unless those websites contain content in Catalan, a language spoken in Europe’s Iberian Peninsula".

Source: http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/computers/stories/why-cat-websites-probably-arent-about-cats.

Reminders:
  • Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here;
  • For a better recognition, cat clubs should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.

What really is the .GDN new gTLD project?

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
From the author:
".GDN “Global Domain Name” for all individuals and businesses domain name registrants, extension is generic, short, composed of 3 letters and easy to remember just like .com, .net .org etc. Registration is not limited to its generic category but also offer FREE innovative email marketing tools for all .GDN domain name registrants. Market your products and services with exact URL name and target your niche audience".

Source: http://www.gtld.club/2015/08/no-xyz-domains-wont-replace-com-gdn-will.html.

Reminders:
  • Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here;
  • For a better recognition, GPS clubs should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.

GoDaddy releases quirky new domains

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
From the author:
"The quality of the names can differ, and range from .club to .horse to .fail. Some of their most popular include .club, launched in May 2014, and .photography".

Source: http://aztechbeat.com/2015/08/wtf-godaddy-increasing-gtld-options/.

Reminders:
  • Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here;
  • For a better recognition, niche clubs should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.

.CLUB domains renewal rate on day 1 was 74.98%

 Clubs can register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Domains like .nyc, .paris, .club are trending

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
From the author:
"While many of the companies using the new suffixes are startups, established companies are also adopting not-coms. And some huge companies are getting their own suffixes, including the international bank Barclays, which has “.barclays,” and delivery company FedEx, which is working on getting “.fedex.” Big corporations apply for suffixes with their own brands to be able to control how they’re used".

Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/who-needs-com-domains-like-vegas-pr-nyc-are-trending/2015/08/19/076ca362-464f-11e5-9f53-d1e3ddfd0cda_story.html.

Reminders:
  • Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here;
  • For a better recognition, Clubs should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.

A new gTLD project i mind? Share your load.

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
From the author:
"This project is too big for one person, or even one department. The strategy workshop will enable tasks and deliverables to be shared fairly. In the past, we have conducted a number of workshops with .brands that have involved two or three days' worth of brainstorming and extraction sessions. This might sound like a large commitment of time, and it is, but spending the time up-front is the best investment that can be made in the .brand TLD project".

Source: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150818_challenges_for_brands_transforming_ideas_into_strategy/.

Reminders:
  • Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here;
  • For a better recognition, fan clubs should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.

We've spoken a lot about abc.xyz, what about the ".ABC" Registry?

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
From the author:
"Unlike .xyz which is open to be registered by anyone in the world on a first come, first served basis, .ABC is a Brand new gTLD, so the public will not be allowed to register .abc domain names unless Disney allows it, which according to its application they do not plan to allow".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/08/18/so-what-happens-when-there-is-a-abc-disney-applied-for-it-its-coming/.

Reminders:
  • Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here;
  • For a better recognition, ABS clubs should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.

Alternatives when your domain was taken

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
From the author:
"So a fallback hierarchy isn’t simply arranged by quality. It’s also susceptible to registry marketing, gossip, widespread cliches – whatever we’re exposed to. In my example above, I mentioned .CO and .CLUB rather than .PW or .OOO, which predisposes any reader (however slightly) to think of those extensions ahead of others. Indeed, advertising has played a major role in spreading both .CO and .CLUB".

Source: http://blog.europeandomaincentre.com/alternatives-when-your-preferred-domain-name-is-taken/.

Reminders:
  • Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here;
  • For a better recognition, sports clubs should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.

When is the third level domains Relevant in a Domain Name Dispute?

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
From the author:
"And, more UDRP panels are addressing the issue. For example:
In a new gTLD UDRP case that was similar to the <tes.co> decision, a panel considering whether the domain name <minnesota.life> was identical or confusingly similar to the trademark MINNESOTA LIFE wrote: “[W]ith the recent develop of new top-level domain names, panels have begun considering that the added TLD may serve to increase confusing similarity".

Source: http://www.gigalaw.com/2015/08/18/when-is-the-top-level-domain-tld-relevant-in-a-domain-name-dispute/.

Reminders:
  • Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here;
  • For a better recognition, Life clubs should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

A big week for new gTLD applicants

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
From the author:
"When .CLUB Domains launched .club in 2014, its zone file showed over 25,000 domains after the first 10 hours. Radix is basing its projections not only on its registrar conversations, but also on .online’s sunrise period, which ended yesterday with 775 sales".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/18/this-weeks-new-tlds-a-big-week-for-donuts-radix/.

Reminders:
  • Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here;
  • For a better recognition, Clubs should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.

Coming: country names (as second level domains)

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
From the author:
"The document after is established to “facilitate notification of registry requests for release of country and territory names”: it does not explain the complete process to register a country name as a domain name but...if this document was published...well...why would the GAC publish it if it was not to allow the registration of country names as second level domains"?

Source: http://www.gtld.club/2015/08/country-names-for-brand-new-gtlds-here.html.

Reminders:
  • For a better recognition, country clubs should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar;
  • Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here.

The .XYZ Registry is not for sale

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
From the author:
"This (Google's announcement) raises the profile to a level that all the marketing and advertising we do all over the world couldn't have taken us to," Negari said".

Source: http://kdal610.com/news/articles/2015/aug/17/in-google-limelight-xyz-ceo-rules-out-sale/.

Reminders:
  • Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here;
  • For a better recognition, authors clubs should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.

New gTLDs: the Internet loves hype

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
From the author:
"If Google eventually moves the Alphabet brand, remember Alphabet, not ABC or ABC.xyz to Alphabet.app or Alphabet.holdings or even Alphabet.com, that won’t mean the end of .xyz or the new gtld program. It is just one move by one company".

Source: http://tldinvestors.com/2015/08/the-alphabet-may-end-with-xyz-but-the-internet-does-business-on-com.html.

Reminders:
  • Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here;
  • For a better recognition, Alphabet clubs should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.

Verisign trying to intimidate new gTLD applicants?

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
From the author:
"The judge granted much of Donuts’ request. But then Verisign said that it had evidence, obtained during discovery, that suggested Donuts CEO Paul Stahura was providing guidance to Negari as it related to Verisign’s lawsuit".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/17/donuts-verisign-trying-to-intimidate-bully-competitors-with-xyz-lawsuit/.

Reminders:
  • Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here;
  • For a better recognition, Donuts clubs should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.

Sunrise Periods for .LIVE & .STUDIO new gTLDs

When:
  • SUNRISE PERIOD START: Tuesday, 18 August, 2015 - 16:00;
  • SUNRISE PERIOD END: Saturday, 17 October, 2015 - 16:00.
Source:
  1. .STUDIO: http://www.trademark-clearinghouse.com/content/studio,
  2. .LIVE: http://www.trademark-clearinghouse.com/content/live.
Reminders: Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods with their accredite Registrar. The official TMCH calendar is available here

Monday, August 17, 2015

Cute new gTLDs

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
From the author:
"ICANN has been releasing a steady stream of unique web address endings to the public for the last two years, covering everything from .club to .rocks. As an alternative to over registered .coms, .orgs and .nets, these web address endings have been taking over the web".

Source: http://www.uk2.net/blog/around-the-world-in-gtlds/.

Reminders:
  • Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here;
  • For a better recognition, Travel clubs should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.

Requirements to allow a country name for Registration

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
From the author:
"The first column below identifies a country or territory and the second column its requirements for notification, where “R” indicates that all requests must be notified, “X” indicates that no requests need to be notified and “B” indicates that requests from Brand TLDs (as defined in a footnote) need not be notified while all other requests must be notified".

Source: https://gacweb.icann.org/display/gacweb/Country+and+Territory+Names+as+second-level+domains+in+new+gTLDs+requirements+for+notification+list.

Reminders:
  • Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here;
  • For a better recognition, Country clubs should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.

Did you know that there is a TLD for ... beer?

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
From the author:
"Whilst the process of making beer hasn’t really evolved significantly in the past ten years, digital marketing has accelerated beyond belief. That is why it is puzzling how so many breweries are completely unaware of the opportunity, and potential threat to their brands that the dotBeer Top Level Domain can bring".

Source: http://www.netnames.com/blog/2015/08/time-gentlemen-please-the-launch-of-dotbeer/ (sponsored by burp.beer).

Reminders:
  • Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here;
  • For a better recognition, Beer clubs should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.

Is Google Alphabet .xyz domain name the New .com?

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
From the author:
"The .com domain suffix has long been considered the gold standard of gTLD's (generic top-level domains, the term used for whatever follows the dot in the URL of a website). Although gTLD's such as .net and .org have become more widespread and accepted, the cache of a .com website inspires many companies and individuals to pay top dollar for the rights to it".

Source: http://www.techtimes.com/articles/76558/20150816/is-google-alphabet-xyz-the-new-com.htm.

Reminders:
  • Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here;
  • For a better recognition, Clubs should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.

A French person controls .SKI domains on Internet

In French, from the author:
"L’extension .ski est porteuse d’une forte dimension identitaire, permettant de se doter d’un nom court, efficace, qu’ils n’auraient pas pu trouver en .com. Mais aussi de mieux mettre en avant leur contenu et leur activité, grâce à une identité claire et contrôlée", précise Godefroy Jordan, PDG de StartingDot".

Source: http://bfmbusiness.bfmtv.com/entreprise/ce-francais-qui-a-le-monopole-du-ski-sur-le-web-906907.html.

Reminders:
  • Ski Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here;
  • For a better recognition, Ski clubs should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.