Monday, November 2, 2015

What will it be: .SHOP or .SHOPPING or both?

The .SHOP and .SHOPPING new gTLD auctions are a nightmare to understand. It makes it very hard to predict who could end up winning.

According to Jean Guillon:
All this could possibly end with a .SHOP and a .SHOPPING new gTLD. I'd be happy if .SHOP was the only one to remain because if I would probably never buy a domain name ending in ".shopping", I would certainly buy one ending in ".shop".

Extract from the article:
"Rather, it’s possible, even likely, that both .shop and .shopping could wind up being delegated. The ICANN rules about indirect contention are not well-documented, as far as I can tell".

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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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