Monday, December 7, 2015

The new gTLD info of the day (Monday)

The current state of ‘.brands’: an infographic
Momentum is building on the use of ‘.brands’. Barclays Bank has transferred its primary website to a branded domain string (‘home.barclays’), while Sony has been promoting the new James Bond film, Spectre, on its ‘.sony’ string (‘assistmoneypenny.sony’). As more enter the fray, we thought it was a good time to summarise the current status of ‘.brands’ in an infographic.
http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=d8ac609a-e2fb-4b8f-a086-3f238def3823

Domain Owner sues National Arbitration Forum and complainant after losing UDRP
VirtualPoint, Inc., which operates the site UDRPSearch.com, has filed a lawsuit after losing a UDRP for the domain name WindCreek.com.
http://domainnamewire.com/2015/12/07/naf-lawsuit/

Foot-dragging Amazon has bumper crop of new gTLDs
Amazon Registry Services took possession of 17 new gTLDs at the weekend.
http://domainincite.com/19673-foot-dragging-amazon-has-bumper-crop-of-new-gtlds

.XYZ asks Verisign to pay $1.6 million in fees from lawsuit
The .XYZ domain name registry has asked a court (pdf) to force Verisign to pay $1.6 million in fees and expenses related to the lawsuit Verisign filed against it.
http://domainnamewire.com/2015/12/06/xyz-verisign-fees/

Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP) Operational Profile for gTLDRegistries and Registrars
Purpose: This public comment proceeding is being opened to obtain community input on the Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP) Operational Profile for gTLD Registries and Registrars.
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/rdap-profile-2015-12-03-en

French GeoTLDs Boost the Domain Name Market
Launched a year ago, the new TLDs for use in France (.paris, .bzh, etc.) are now part of the country’s digital landscape.
https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/9513/show/french-geotlds-boost-the-domain-name-market.html


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