Friday, October 30, 2015

The .SHOP new gTLD goes to auction

The .SHOP new gTLD auction
"...But .shop and .shopping applicants were not given the same right to appeal, meaning the auction will take place between nine .shop applicants and .shopping applicants Uniregistry and Donuts".

Spotted on DI:
http://domainincite.com/19529-shop-among-four-gtlds-heading-to-auction


New gTLD reminders:
  • The Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") calendar on Nameshield;
  • Most recent Sunrise Period announcements;
  • Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay and search for a "Premium" on Startup.club;
  • Contact Nameshield Registry to submit your application in round 2 of the ICANN new gTLD program.
www.nameshield.com
Nameshield is your international partner of choice to protect your Brand on the Internet.



Bidding for a Premium ".club"



 @ EachNIC.com
Many ".club" Premium domain names already have bids.

Proxy Bidding:
You can input an amount that is larger than the “current bid plus bid increment,” which the system will record and remember. When the bidding has started, the system will automatically bid on your behalf against the same bidding price as other bidders. The auction will recognize your proxy bid (a bid placed by an authorized representative of a bidder who is not physically present at the auction) as the leading bidder. The proxy bid will also bid until your preset bidding price has been outbid or you have successfully made the purchase. If you need to adjust your proxy bid, you can reset your proxy bid in the bidding box and input a higher price.

Spotted on Frontpage of EachNIC:
http://www.eachnic.com/


New gTLD reminders:
  • The Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") calendar on Nameshield;
  • Most recent Sunrise Period announcements;
  • Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay and search for a "Premium" on Startup.club;
  • Contact Nameshield Registry to submit your application in round 2 of the ICANN new gTLD program.
www.nameshield.com
Nameshield is your international partner of choice to protect your Brand on the Internet.



Australia doesn't want .FOOD to be a closed domain name extension

The .FOOD new gTLD
"Eight people have filed comments opposing Lifestyle Domain’s application for Specification 13 status for its .food registry contract, which would allow the company to keep all .food domains for itself, since we reported the news earlier this month".

Spotted on DI:
http://domainincite.com/19526-aussie-government-slams-food-closed-generic-bid


New gTLD reminders:
  • The Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") calendar on Nameshield;
  • Most recent Sunrise Period announcements;
  • Food clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay and search for a "Premium" on Startup.club;
  • Contact Nameshield Registry to submit your application in round 2 of the ICANN new gTLD program.
www.nameshield.com
Nameshield is your international partner of choice to protect your Brand on the Internet.



Reminder: the Trademarks' breakfast (Paris)

Nameshied is a Corporate Registrar
Meet with most prestigious French Trademarks in Paris for a breakfast.

Spotted on (Internet):
https://www.nameshield.com/mailings/brand_protection_20151103.html


New gTLD reminders:
  • The Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") calendar on Nameshield;
  • Most recent Sunrise Period announcements;
  • Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay and search for a "Premium" on Startup.club;
  • Contact Nameshield Registry to submit your application in round 2 of the ICANN new gTLD program.
www.nameshield.com
Nameshield is your international partner of choice to protect your Brand on the Internet.



Who are the Biggest New gTLD Registrants?

"Vive la Chine"
"If you consider that of the 7 registrants of domain names using the new domain extensions, 3 of those are affiliated with new gTLD registries, that only leaves 4 out of the top 30 new gTLD registrants from coming from a country other than China".

Spotted on TheDomains:
http://www.thedomains.com/2015/10/30/biggest-new-gtld-registrants-23-of-top-30-are-from-china-38-out-of-top-50/


New gTLD reminders:
  • The Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") calendar on Nameshield;
  • Most recent Sunrise Period announcements;
  • Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay and search for a "Premium" on Startup.club;
  • Contact Nameshield Registry to submit your application in round 2 of the ICANN new gTLD program.
www.nameshield.com
Nameshield is your international partner of choice to protect your Brand on the Internet.



Mastering future domains

Mastering future domains"As more and more businesses rush to claim the best extensions, it’s clear the age of more highly personalized and meaningful domains is upon us. Here are a few ways Google may have given a healthy push forward to the domain-name revolution:
  • Precedent: A huge trendsetter already did it, so other businesses and their decision makers will be less afraid to go against the grain and get creative with brand expression.
  • Relevance: Now, website owners can see an example of how they can leverage both sides of the dot to create a domain name that’s relevant to the brand identity, and thus memorable and attention-getting".

More spotted on Memeburn:
http://memeburn.com/2015/10/have-domains-arrived-at-their-twerking-moment/


New gTLD reminders:
  • Most recent Sunrise Period announcements;
  • The Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") calendar on Nameshield;
  • Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay and search for a "Premium" on Startup.club;
  • Contact Nameshield Registry to submit your application in round 2 of the ICANN new gTLD program.
www.nameshield.com
Nameshield is your international partner of choice to protect your Brand on the Internet.


$2,500 for a .CARS domain name in General Availability?

Join the Cars.club

Extract from DI: "Its only potential competitor is .autos, which has been delegated for almost 18 months but has yet to even reveal its launch plans and probably isn’t going to be available to the mass market anyway".

Participate in the .CARS Sunrise Period with Nameshield.

Spotted on DI:
http://domainincite.com/19521-cars-domains-to-start-at-45000-retail-for-2500


New gTLD reminders:
  • The Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") calendar on Nameshield;
  • Most recent Sunrise Period announcements;
  • Car clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay and search for a "Premium" on Startup.club;
  • Contact Nameshield Registry to submit your application in round 2 of the ICANN new gTLD program.
www.nameshield.com
Nameshield is your international partner of choice to protect your Brand on the Internet.



Nameshield's weekly new gTLD report

A weekly report
Each week, Nameshield produces a report showing the evolution of new domain names' registrations. This week, the .ROCKS new gTLD looses a thousand registrations.

It is now possible to compare each weeks.

Spotted @ Nameshield:
https://www.nameshield.com/?page=les_chiffres_des_extensions_internet_francophones


New gTLD reminders:
  • The Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") calendar on Nameshield;
  • Most recent Sunrise Period announcements;
  • Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay and search for a "Premium" on Startup.club;
  • Contact Nameshield Registry to submit your application in round 2 of the ICANN new gTLD program.
www.nameshield.com
Nameshield is your international partner of choice to protect your Brand on the Internet.



Thursday, October 29, 2015

White book, by Nameshield

From Nameshield:
"Avec ce livre blanc, Nameshield tente de déchiffrer pour vous toutes les subtilités de l’univers des noms de domaine, de vous apporter des réponses claires sur des sujets souvent méconnus, des pratiques souvent oubliées, de vous éclairer sur les moyens pour être encore plus visible sur internet, pour protéger efficacement vos actifs immatériels".

Spotted on Nameshield.net:
https://www.nameshield.net/livre-blanc


New gTLD reminders:
  • The Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") calendar on Nameshield;
  • Most recent Sunrise Period announcements;
  • Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay and search for a "Premium" on Startup.club;
  • Contact Nameshield Registry to submit your application in round 2 of the ICANN new gTLD program.
www.nameshield.com
Nameshield is your international partner of choice to protect your Brand on the Internet.



New gTLD .LAW : an outstanding start

The .LAW new gTLD
According to Antony Van Couvering: "The early interest in .law by the legal community has been outstanding. The legal profession seems to agree with our foundational policy: that every name sold under .law or .abogado must belong to a qualified lawyer and that there is real value in domain names governed by meaningful, verified policies".

Spotted on CircleId:
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151027_law_domain_gains_momentum_throughout_the_legal_profession/


New gTLD reminders:
  • The Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") calendar on Nameshield;
  • Most recent Sunrise Period announcements;
  • Law clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay and search for a "Premium" on Startup.club;
  • Contact Nameshield Registry to submit your application in round 2 of the ICANN new gTLD program.
www.nameshield.com
Nameshield is your international partner of choice to protect your Brand on the Internet.



The world is about to collapse (again)

New gTLDs could make internet unstable.
According to Verisign:
"Verisign's rundown of business risks spends quite a lot of time worrying about the impact of this program, from increased competition to the fact that its contracts to run the .com and .net registries may change in future. It also worries about how the upcoming transition of the IANA contract from the US government to ICANN may impact its role as the "root zone maintainer".

Spotted on The Register:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/10/27/verisign_warns_new_gtlds_could_destabilize_internet/


New gTLD reminders:
  • The Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") calendar on Nameshield;
  • Most recent Sunrise Period announcements;
  • Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay and search for a "Premium" on Startup.club;
  • Contact Nameshield Registry to submit your application in round 2 of the ICANN new gTLD program.
www.nameshield.com
Nameshield is your international partner of choice to protect your Brand on the Internet.



Sony now uses ".sony" domain names

MoneyPenny
Not quite sure about exactly what this is :a James Bond teasing? A game? Just give it a try!

A James Bond fan?

Get the call from MoneyPenny:
http://www.assistmoneypenny.sony/


New gTLD reminders:
  • The Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") calendar on Nameshield;
  • Most recent Sunrise Period announcements;
  • Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay and search for a "Premium" on Startup.club;
  • Contact Nameshield Registry to submit your application in round 2 of the ICANN new gTLD program.
www.nameshield.com
Nameshield is your international partner of choice to protect your Brand on the Internet.


Clock is Ticking for Trademark Owners for ".WINE"

The Sunrise Period
According to LEX VINI: "The Sunrise periods for the <.wine> and <.vin> gTLDs open on November 17, 2015 and close on January 16, 2016. In order for a trademark owner to obtain its trademarks within domain names for the <.wine> and <.vin> gTLDs, the trademark owner must first register its trademarks with the Trademark Clearinghouse".

Spotted on LEX VINI:
http://www.dpf-law.com/blogs/lex-vini/clock-ticking-trademark-owners-generic-top-level-domain/

Participate in the .WINE & .VIN Sunrise Periods with Nameshield.


New gTLD reminders:
  • The Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") calendar on Nameshield;
  • Most recent Sunrise Period announcements;
  • Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay and search for a "Premium" on Startup.club;
  • Contact Nameshield Registry to submit your application in round 2 of the ICANN new gTLD program.
www.nameshield.com
Nameshield is your international partner of choice to protect your Brand on the Internet.



Which cities have their new gTLD?

Which city?
This is an infographic about cities who acquired their own new generic Top-Level Domains (ie: ".paris").

Extract from the blog post: "Many startups and existing businesses have already adopted them as their official web address, and the first year annual renewal rate has been high. E.g. .london experienced a first year renewal rate of 90%. I think only .edu domains can show similar numbers".

Spotted on European Domain Center:
http://blog.europeandomaincentre.com/city-top-level-domain/


New gTLD reminders:
  • The Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") calendar on Nameshield;
  • Most recent Sunrise Period announcements;
  • Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay and search for a "Premium" on Startup.club;
  • Contact Nameshield Registry to submit your application in round 2 of the ICANN new gTLD program.
www.nameshield.com
Nameshield is your international partner of choice to protect your Brand on the Internet.



Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Launching a Club online?

A Club's online requirements
"I like to remind you that many offers allow that too, but Google Sites has an option entitled "Browse the Gallery for more" and guess what: on the seven libraries of templates offered, one is entitled "Clubs and organizations". Some are ugly but... many are quite nice and I have no doubt that you can build your first club online with one of these".

Spotted on Ezine Articles:
http://ezinearticles.com/?Launching-a-Club-Online?&id=9197762


New gTLD reminders:
  • The Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") calendar on Nameshield;
  • Most recent Sunrise Period announcements;
  • Mortgage clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay and search for a "Premium" on Startup.club;
  • Contact Nameshield Registry to submit your application in round 2 of the ICANN new gTLD program.
www.nameshield.com
Nameshield is your international partner of choice to protect your Brand on the Internet.



Monday, October 26, 2015

New gTLDs: a money grab and a mistake?

According to Vixie:
"Vixie sees the demand for the new domains as having come from "the people who have the budget to send a lot of people to every ICANN meeting, and participate in every debate", that is, the domain name registrars who simply want more names to sell, so they can make more money".

Spotted on (Internet):
http://www.zdnet.com/article/new-top-level-domains-a-money-grab-and-a-mistake-paul-vixie/


New gTLD reminders:
  • The Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") calendar on Nameshield;
  • Most recent Sunrise Period announcements;
  • Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay and search for a "Premium" on Startup.club;
  • Contact Nameshield Registry to submit your application in round 2 of the ICANN new gTLD program.
www.nameshield.com
Nameshield is your international partner of choice to protect your Brand on the Internet.



Saturday, October 24, 2015

About the .NRA new gTLD (National Rifle Association)

The NRA
"Some of the domains are very logical and domain names you would expect to see for example; Join.NRA, Donate.NRA, Vote.NRA Membership.NRA, Mail.NRA Renew.NRA and SecondAmendment.NRA".

Spotted on Internet:
http://www.thedomains.com/2015/10/24/here-are-the-1st-domains-in-the-new-domain-extension-nra-colddeadhands-nra/


New gTLD reminders:
  • The Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") calendar on Nameshield;
  • Most recent Sunrise Period announcements;
  • Gun clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay and search for a "Premium" on Startup.club;
  • Contact Nameshield Registry to submit your application in round 2 of the ICANN new gTLD program.
www.nameshield.com
Nameshield is your international partner of choice to protect your Brand on the Internet.



Will you renew your .XYZ domain name?

.XYZ domain names
"According to the latest zone files there are 1,005,850 .XYZ domain names registered, still leading all new gTLD’s registries, and at this point, none of the domain are free. However if you look at the domain name registrars for .XYZ today you can see that NetworkSolutions.com is now down to the 10th largest registrar for .XYZ domain names".

Spotted The Domains:
http://www.thedomains.com/2015/10/23/xyz-is-back-over-1-million-domain-registrations-none-of-them-are-free/


New gTLD reminders:
  • The Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") calendar on Nameshield;
  • Most recent Sunrise Period announcements;
  • Alphabet Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay and search for a "Premium" on Startup.club;
  • Contact Nameshield Registry to submit your application in round 2 of the ICANN new gTLD program.
www.nameshield.com
Nameshield is your international partner of choice to protect your Brand on the Internet.



Approved Resolutions of the ICANN Board

Approved resolutions:

  1. Consent Agenda: 
    1. Approval of Board Meeting Minutes
    2. Delegation of IDN ccTLD ελ representing Greece in Greek script
    3. Rationale for Resolutions 2015.10.22.02 – 2015.10.22.03
    4. Delegation of IDN ccTLD عراق representing Iraq in Arabic script
    5. Rationale for Resolutions 2015.10.22.04 – 2015.10.22.05
    6. Approval for Contracting and Disbursement for CRM Platform Enhancement
    7. Rationale for Resolutions 2015.10.22.06 – 2015.10.22.07
    8. Thank You to Community Members
    9. Thank You to Local Host of ICANN 54 Meeting
    10. Thank You to Sponsors of ICANN 54 Meeting 
    11. Thank You to Interpreters, Staff, Event and Hotel Teams of ICANN 54 Meeting 
  2. Main Agenda: 
    1. Thank You to the 2015 Nominating Committee 
    2. GNSO gTLD Registries Stakeholder Group Charter Amendments (2015) 
    3. Rationale for Resolution 2015.10.22.14 
    4. Decommissioning of the New gTLD Program Committee 
    5. Rationale for Resolutions 2015.10.22.15 – 2015.10.22.16 
    6. Consideration of Independent Review Panel’s Final Declaration in Vistaprint v. ICANN 
    7. Rationale for Resolutions 2015.10.22.17 – 2015.10.22.19 
    8. Thank You to Wolfgang Kleinwächter for his service to the ICANN Board 27 
    9. Thank You to Gonzalo Navarro for his service to the ICANN Board 
    10. Thank You to Ray Plzak for his service to the ICANN Board.

Spotted on (Internet):
https://www.icann.org/resources/board-material/resolutions-2015-10-22-en


New gTLD reminders:
  • The Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") calendar on Nameshield;
  • Most recent Sunrise Period announcements;
  • Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay and search for a "Premium" on Startup.club;
  • Contact Nameshield Registry to submit your application in round 2 of the ICANN new gTLD program.
www.nameshield.com
Nameshield is your international partner of choice to protect your Brand on the Internet.



One third of US Banks purchased a .BANK domain name

Banks in the USA
"Since May 2015, 2,465 banks have purchased one or more .BANK domain names— signaling their commitment to providing a trusted, verified and more secure location online for their banking services".

Spotted on The Domains:
http://www.thedomains.com/2015/10/23/36-of-all-us-banks-have-purchased-a-bank-domain-name/


New gTLD reminders:
  • The Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") calendar on Nameshield;
  • Most recent Sunrise Period announcements;
  • Bank clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay and search for a "Premium" on Startup.club;
  • Contact Nameshield Registry to submit your application in round 2 of the ICANN new gTLD program.
www.nameshield.com
Nameshield is your international partner of choice to protect your Brand on the Internet.


New gTLDs: GAC Communiqué (Dublin, Ireland)

From the communiqué:
  • New gTLDs: .Africa; 
  • Three-Character Country Codes as TLDs in Future Rounds; 
  • Future gTLD Rounds; 
  • Use of 2-letter Country Codes and Country Names at the Second Level;
  • ...
Spotted on (Internet):
https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/gac-to-board-21oct15-en.pdf


New gTLD reminders:
  • The Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") calendar on Nameshield;
  • Most recent Sunrise Period announcements;
  • Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay and search for a "Premium" on Startup.club;
  • Contact Nameshield Registry to submit your application in round 2 of the ICANN new gTLD program.
www.nameshield.com
Nameshield is your international partner of choice to protect your Brand on the Internet.



Very few Sunrise Registrations for .LAW

Sunrise Period registrations
"Today it appears the domain names registered in the Sunrise Period were loaded into the zone and at the moment the count is 86 domain name registrations in .law and 30 for .abogado. However interestingly there seems to be some registrants in Sunrise by Companies that are not lawyers".

Spotted on TheDomains:
http://www.thedomains.com/2015/10/22/looks-like-86-sunrise-apps-for-law-30-for-abogado-but-not-all-registrants-are-lawyers/


New gTLD reminders:
  • The Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") calendar on Nameshield;
  • Most recent Sunrise Period announcements;
  • Law clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay and search for a "Premium" on Startup.club;
  • Contact Nameshield Registry to submit your application in round 2 of the ICANN new gTLD program.
www.nameshield.com
Nameshield is your international partner of choice to protect your Brand on the Internet.



Dublin.PUB

A pub in Dublin
"I wanted to learn more about the Dublin.Pub website, the partnerships with local pubs on related micro sites, and the objectives of launching Dublin.Pub. I reached out to Bill Glenn, Vice President of Marketing for Rightside, and he shared some information about this website and its purpose".

Spotted on DomainInvesting:
http://www.domaininvesting.com/dublin-pub-smart-new-gtld-case-study-from-rightside/


New gTLD reminders:
  • The Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") calendar on Nameshield;
  • Most recent Sunrise Period announcements;
  • Pubs and clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay and search for a "Premium" on Startup.club;
  • Contact Nameshield Registry to submit your application in round 2 of the ICANN new gTLD program.
www.nameshield.com
Nameshield is your international partner of choice to protect your Brand on the Internet.



Thursday, October 22, 2015

Should brands get their new gTLD?

According to the BRGroup:
"The absolute minimum that must happen is that ICANN must complete a review of round one, focusing on “Competition, Consumer Trust and Consumer Choice”. This CCT review is mandated by ICANN’s Affirmation of Commitments with the US government".

Spotted on the Brand Registry Group:
http://www.brandregistrygroup.org/should-brands-get-a-new-gtld-round-to-themselves-twitter-thinks-so/


New gTLD reminders:
  • The Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") calendar on Nameshield;
  • Most recent Sunrise Period announcements;
  • Clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay and search for a "Premium" on Startup.club;
  • Contact Nameshield Registry to submit your application in round 2 of the ICANN new gTLD program.
www.nameshield.com
Nameshield is your international partner of choice to protect your Brand on the Internet.



Webinar: the URS, UDRP and Beyond


The Webinar
"Trademark owners and their counsel must understand the benefits and limitations of both the URS, UDRP, and other enforcement options to ensure that they are adequately protecting their trademarks online in the evolving domain name space".

Spotted on Strafford:
https://www.straffordpub.com/products/the-urs-udrp-and-beyond-domain-name-enforcement-in-the-new-gtld-era-2015-12-01


New gTLD reminders:
  • The Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") calendar on Nameshield;
  • Most recent Sunrise Period announcements;
  • Insurance clubs can register their ".club" domain name with Namebay and search for a "Premium" on Startup.club;
  • Contact Nameshield Registry to submit your application in round 2 of the ICANN new gTLD program.
www.nameshield.com
Nameshield is your international partner of choice to protect your Brand on the Internet.