Friday, November 6, 2015

Donuts to name an expert to allocate ".vin" domain names

Donuts has decided to name an expert who will be in charge to allocate protected domain names ending in ".wine" and ".vin".

According to Jean Guillon:
The American company to have won the .WINE new gTLD auction, also owner of the .VIN Registry, will hire an external expert to allocate protected domain names such as wine geographical indications (ie: "". We already have an idea of who this company is going to be.

Extract from Le Figaro:
"Pour assurer l'équité dans ce processus [d'allocation des noms], il sera conduit par un expert extérieur qui ne travaille pas chez Donuts", a souligné M. Davidoff, refusant de préciser quels noms sont concernés".

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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.
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