Thursday, November 5, 2015

Architects can register country names such as ""

The Registry for ".archi.", ".bio" and ".ski" is offering to register country names in its extensions. For example, architects can register

According to Jean Guillon:
It is not allowed to register country names as second level domains in the ICANN new gTLD program, unless the country has allowed it. It is the case for the United Kingdom. To learn more about these countries who have allowed that, a list is available here:

To register one of these domain names, contact Nameshield.

Extract from the article:
"StartingDot is releasing certain country names in the three Internet Top Level Domain (TLD) suffixes it operates: .ARCHI, .BIO and .SKI. These names were previously reserved as part of ICANN’s requirements for new generic TLDs".

Read more

New gTLD reminders:

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

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