Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The new gTLD info of the day (Tuesday)

www.christmas.club (SOLD)
Sunrise Periods ending soon
SUNRISE PERIODS END: Wednesday, 6 January, 2016
New gTLD concerned:
  • .OFFICE
  • .FEEDBACK (register here)
How to Choose the Right Domain Suffix
Looking to buy an online home and get a custom domain? Just like real-world real estate, there’s one key component: location, location, location. When it comes to new property, would-be homeowners generally fall into these two camps:
http://www.wix.com/blog/2015/12/com-org-ninja-how-to-choose-the-right-domain-suffix/

The Sales Boom in Short Character Domain Names
Within the domain world, registries like TLD Registry who represent new names in Chinese characters .online (.在线) and .website (.中文网) have demonstrated their ability to reach this type of audience with ease. They have hosted live auction events including one co-hosted with Sedo in Macau during the launch phase in 2014.
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151221_less_is_more_the_sales_boom_in_short_character_domain_names/
Afilias seeks to freeze Architelos patent after $10m lawsuit win
Afilias seems bent on burying domain security software maker Architelos, after winning a $10 million lawsuit against it.
http://domainincite.com/19744-afilias-seeks-to-freeze-architelos-patent-after-10m-lawsuit-win

TLS says .feedback will be “UDRP-proof”
Top Level Spectrum plans to make its .feedback domains dirt cheap for domainers during its forthcoming Early Access Period, and is claiming that its domains will be “UDRP-proof”.
http://domainincite.com/19736-tls-says-feedback-will-be-udrp-proof-will-hire-lawyers-to-defend-registrants

What's in a name (new gTLDs)
Whether its .academy, .club, .events or .coffee, a new not-com helps a business get right to the point of what it actually does. A lot of podcasts are moving to .fm, for example. And coffee shops, like driftaway.coffee, make it clear what they're all about, duh, selling coffee.
http://katielinendoll.com/blog/whats-in-a-name

Happy Holidays From The .CLUB Team!
2015 was a busy and exciting year for everyone on the .CLUB team, but we could not have done it without the support of all our amazing partners, friends, family and supporters.
http://nic.club/happy-holidays-from-the-club-team/

ComLaude Winter 2015 newsletter
In this issue we update you on changes to the domain name landscape and consider what these will mean for IP and brand professionals. We cover the new gTLDs, legacy gTLDs and country code registries. We also reflect on the work of the ICANN community in transitioning the core internet functions away from US control.
http://eepurl.com/bKIjtr

Conference: Successful Marketing of New TLDs
January 12, 2016
Successful Marketing Campaigns with New gTLDS – hear about the promise, opportunity, transformation and innovation in these new domain extensions from the registries.
http://www.thedna.org/event/namescon-successful-marketing-of-new-tlds/

Are domain names still relevant...
Domain names are becoming more and more relevant. The beauty of domain names is that they are a source of truth on the internet. Search isn’t. Search provides you with options and any one option could be a bad one. Trust is key on the internet and domain names can help build that trust.
http://live.melbourne/media-release/domain-name-expert-shares-tips-on-new-tlds/

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