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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Sunrise Period for .PET new gTLD starts today

When
  • Start: Tuesday, January 19, 2016
  • End: February 23, 2016
Where
To participate in the .PET Sunrise Period, contact +Nameshield : www.nameshield.com

Why on earth...
...would you register such a domain name?
Why on earth would anybody register a domain name ending in .PET? Probably because..."pet lovers are estimated to have spent a whopping $61 billion dollars in 2015 in the US alone"

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160119_new_pet_domain_sunrise_period_begins_january_19/

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Understanding .SHOP / .SHOPPING contention set

Diagram extracted from the ICANN website for a better understanding of the .SHOP / .SHOPPING contention set (click to enlarge).


The current status of string contention sets could change due to changes to application status as a result of withdrawals, evaluation results, dispute resolution proceedings, contention resolution processes, or the potential impact of ICANN accountability mechanisms. Except for the application statuses "Withdrawn" and "Delegated", application statuses are not final.

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The new gTLD info for Tuesday

Next ICANN new gTLD auction
SHOP / SHOPPING : 27 January 2016
https://gtldresult.icann.org/application-result/applicationstatus/stringcontentionstatus

"Don't drink and Drive"
If you don’t like the wine and automotive domain names launching this week, you can leave .feedback.
http://domainnamewire.com/2016/01/19/this-weeks-new-tlds-dont-drink-and-drive/

HOT: Does .tickets have the ultimate anti-cybersquatting system?
.tickets gTLD registry Accent Media has launched an anti-cybersquatting measure that lets the world know who is trying to register what domain name a whole month before the domain is allowed to go live.
http://domainincite.com/19800-does-tickets-have-the-ultimate-anti-cybersquatting-system

ICANN Plans to Track gTLD Marketplace Health
How are top level domain names doing? We might soon have a way to track them.
http://domainnamewire.com/2016/01/19/icann-plans-to-track-gtld-marketplace-health/

NamesCon auction was a coming out party for new TLDs
Here are the new domain names that sold in the auction. Most .CLUB domains found a buyer.
http://domainnamewire.com/2016/01/19/namescon-auction-was-a-coming-out-party-for-new-tlds/

Domain experts on the slow start for new gTLDS, and what may turn the tide
Google likely to be a major player in another way, specifically through the search engine treatment of new domains?
http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/Blog/Detail.aspx?g=1c2d3016-3b1b-4f2f-8cfc-45069567145b

Fragonard.love is suspended
After reviewing the parties’ submissions, the Examiner determines that the Complainant has demonstrated all three elements of the URS by a standard of clear and convincing evidence; the Examiner hereby Orders the domain name «fragonard.love» be SUSPENDED for the duration of the registration.
http://www.adrforum.com/domaindecisions/1654755D.htm

Uniregistry beats Donuts to .shopping, but .shop still in play
Uniregistry has emerged as the successful registry-to-be of .shopping from the convoluted .shop/.shopping new gTLD contention set.
http://domainincite.com/19798-uniregistry-beats-donuts-to-shopping-but-shop-still-in-play

Donuts Launches .WINE and .VIN
Wineries, vintners, retailers, and wine aficionados have two new homes on the Internet as Donuts Inc., the largest registry for new "not-com" domain names (known in the industry as generic top-level domains, or gTLDs), today announced that the .WINE and .VIN gTLDs will be available for general registration on January 20.
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/donuts-launches-wine--and-vin-internet-domains-300205941.html

New TLD .Feedback Arrived Today
...with Unique Features Designed by a Familiar Industry Face
nother new gTLD entered General Availability today but the man behind the .feedback extension is a familiar face who was well-known in the industry long before ICANN's current new gTLD program was even conceived.
http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2016/dailyposts/20160118.htm

.CORSICA domains are open to all
https://www.namebay.com/en/domainnames/

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