Tuesday, September 13, 2016

UPDATE: Sport Federations & new gTLDs

This is an update of the an article I  published last week on Digital Doughnut.

Paid to Promote Their Clubs?
New domain name extensions are a fantastic tool for the industry, the sport, the group or business they represent. When checking domain name registration volumes for some new sport domain name extensions, it is noticeable that some of them are on the decrease when the opposite should happen. Would this change if sport federations were paid to do the promotion of their sport by offering new descriptive domain names?
Read my complete article on Digitaldoughnut

Why affiliation matters (new gTLDs)

I just wrote an article related to affiliation and why I believe this could push sport organizations to do the promotion of their sport.

The problem is that I am not sure they care about promoting their sport because most are too local, but also....they probably have no idea that it is possible to offer domain names related to their sport and receive money from this.

To give an example, there are lots of Karate Clubs in France and there is one French federation which could offer these clubs to register their ".club" domain name and receive money from this. This is typically the kind of sport organization with the capacity to set up an affiliation program and send an email to all of its Karate Clubs.

New domain name registration volumes:
  • HOT - New gTLDs related to CITIES;
  • New gTLDs related to CATERING;
  • New gTLDs related to PHOTOGRAPHY;
  • New gTLDs with a FRENCH connotation;
  • GOOD TO KNOW - New gTLDs related to COMPANIES;
  • New gTLDs related to the LAW;
  • New gTLDs related to FINANCE;
  • New gTLDs related to COLORS.

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In our previous Newsletter:
  1. What’s in a Domain Name? Perhaps, the Future of News;
  2. New gTLD/dotBrands and what this means for search;
  3. URS requires clear cybersquatting;
  4. Announcing the Disrupt SF Hackathon;
  5. URS on arcelormittal.lol
  6. Two-character domains from Rightside will be available as of Sept. 14;
  7. NIC.AT Sister Company Takes Over Operation Of .VERSICHERUNG;
  8. Celebrating One Year of .online.
Previous Campaigns can be viewed here.

Most recent Trademark Clearinghouse Sunrise Period announcements

4 Sunrise Periods begin today

Donuts Inc, is launching four Sunrise periods today. The Top-Level Domains concerned are IDNs.

WHICH:
  1. .企业 (enterprise)
  2. .商店 (store)
  3. .游戏 (game)
  4. .娱乐 (entertainment)
WHEN:
  • START: Tuesday, 13 September, 2016;
  • END: Saturday, 12 November, 2016.
WHERE:
Unless I am wrong, this is the list of accredited Registrars to the Donuts Inc new gTLDs. Note that a few of them offer to participate in sunrise Periods.

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