Monday, November 2, 2015

The new gTLDs landscape in Asia

Asia seems to be aware that new domain names exist more than most other places in the World. IDNs

According to Jean Guillon:
Asia pays a more interest in domain names because most of its countries are expanding fast. Expansion means more access to the Internet. The new gTLD domaining community also seems to pay a lot of interest in short domain names: new domain names such as ".top" and ".club" start to know adoption. Special websites are even created in Asian languages to face demand.

Extract from the article:
"While the region appears to be ahead of the curve when it comes to awareness and adoption, a slow start for certain internationalised domain names may cause brands to worry about their investments – whether for defensive or marketing purposes".

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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.
Nameshield is your international partner of choice to protect your Brand on the Internet.

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