Monday, August 1, 2016

Verisign is confirmed as .WEB Registry

A lot of people are talking about the .WEB new gTLD acquisition by Verisign for an amount of $135,000,000. Stories are covered in our Newsletter. Many new gTLDs have been delegated with some dispatched in different of our new gTLD reports.
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News:
  1. The .QUEST new gTLD Sunrise Period starts today;
  2. New Ombudsman begins;
  3. Give .GAY to the gays, roars exiting ombudsman;
  4. ICANN - The .RIO Case study;
  5. IANA Insanity - or, how I learned to stop .worrying and .love the .new .internet;
  6. Registration volumes:
    1. New gTLDs related to CITIES;
    2. New gTLDs related to CATERING;
    3. New gTLDs related to PHOTOGRAPHY.
  7. Announcement - JCB Launches New Website;
  8. The .WEB auction cover for today:
    1. Excellent read - Why Verisign Bought The .WEB Domain Extension And What NOT To Expect";
    2. Thoughts About Verisign’s $135 Million Dollar .Web Acquisition & What It Means For Domainers;
    3. Article - Verisign Buys .web Domain Rights For US$135 million;
    4. Article - Verisign likely $135 million winner of .web gTLD;
    5. Article - $135 Million Winning Bid for .WEB Sets a Stunning High Water Mark for Rights to Run a New gTLD.
  9. Legal - A new gTLD for the Finance industry;
  10. .PHARMACY new gTLD - Illegal Purchases of Controlled Substances Are Made Easier via Rogue Internet Drug Outlets, Reports NABP.
  11. Just delegated new gTLDs:
    1. The .LILLY new gTLD
      (added to the HEALTH report)
    2. .MCKINSEY
    3. .AFAMILYCOMPANY
    4. .LADBROKES
    5. .UCONNECT
      (added to the CARS report)
    6. .ABC
    7. .HYATT
    8. .INTEL
    9. .GLADE
    10. .PRU
      (not added to the FINANCIAL new gTLD report)
    11. .JEEP
      (already added to the CARS report)
    12. .SRT
      (added to the CARS report)
    13. .VISA
      (added to the FINANCIAL report)
    14. .BANAMEX
      (added to the FINANCIAL report)
    15. .PRAMERICA
    16. .CHRYSLER
      (already added to the CARS report)
    17. .DISCOVER
      (already added to the FINANCIAL report)
    18. .CITI
      (added to the FINANCIAL report)
    19. .AMERICANFAMILY
    20. .HONEYWELL
Most recent Trademark Clearinghouse Sunrise Period announcements

Sunrise Period for .QUEST starts

The .QUEST Sunrise Period

WHAT
The .quest gTLD will create a new generation gTLD serving the interests of end users by providing an authoritative Internet space where information about products and services, resources and marketing for the Quest brand will be closely controlled by QNet Ltd. (QNet). The majority of the anticipated domain name registrations in .quest gTLD will be used in the promotion and communication of QNet’s products and services. Registration for second or third level domain names under .quest will be available to both QNet affiliate entities and to those parties appointed as independent representatives of Qnet, in accordance with the registration policy.

WHO
QNet is part of the QI Group of companies, a multinational conglomerate comprising a dynamic group of companies with regional offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and a wide range of subsidiary companies in over 30 countries. 

WHEN
  • SUNRISE PERIOD START: Monday, 1 August, 2016 - 16:00
  • SUNRISE PERIOD END: Wednesday, 31 August, 2016 - 16:00
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