Thursday, September 17, 2015

Observations from year 1 of ICANN's new gTLD programme

From the author:
"It's fair to say new gTLDs have not displaced .com as the top-level domain of choice. Uptake has been patchy, especially for some of the more 'niche' extensions like .tattoo and .club. Many registries have attracted only a few hundred registrants, a disappointing result after paying ICANN's fee of US$185,000 to apply to run a registry, and not even a drop in the bucket compared to the more than 106 million .coms out there".

Source: http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=9f3e0d90-ec96-41ee-9d34-0241ad38f3f0.

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.

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