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Showing posts with label tmch. Show all posts

Monday, June 19, 2017

Recording webinar Rightside DPML Upgrade

Rightside DPML is a convenient, cost-effective solution to protect your client’s trademark against cybersquatting. DPML provides protection across all 40 of Rightside's Top-Level Domains (TLDs), with subscriptions terms ranging from 1–10 years. The covered TLDs include some of the best domains for brands in the industry such as .NEWS, .LIVE, .GAMES, .REVIEWS and .GIVES to name a few.

New Customer Benefits Include:
  • Expanded Protection – Brands can now use DPML Variants to block up to 10 phrases that are confusingly similar to their trademarks in over 200 supported IDN languages;
  • Enhanced Coverage – DPML from Rightside now provides coverage for over 1 million Premium domains including exact matches and Variants of trademarks;
  • Domain Activation – It’s now easier than ever to activate one or more domains covered by DPML without additional override fees.
For more information on registering your mark in the TMCH, contact one of the Agents.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Sunrise Period for .STOCKHOLM new gTLD starts

The Trademark Clearinghouse launches the Sunrise Period for domain names ending in ".stockholm".

  • START: Thursday, 15 June, 2017 - 16:00;
  • END: Saturday, 15 July, 2017 - 16:00.

To learn more about what the .STOCKHOLM new gTLD applications says, see here. For full details, check the TMCH official announcement.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017


The Trademark Clearinghouse just announced the Sunrise Period for .STOCKHOLM new domain names.

  • START: Thursday, 15 June, 2017 - 16:00;
  • END: Saturday, 15 July, 2017 - 16:00.
Check the TMCH calendar for details.

Here are interesting extracts of what the application submitted to ICANN says:

The purpose of the City of Stockholm’s own gTLD .stockholm is twofold:
  1. First, .stockholm will be a strong marketing tool, being part of a greater strategy for the City of Stockholm, aimed at the international business public. The purpose is that the City of Stockholm once more states its strong position as a highly modern and innovative city, using cutting edge technology to deliver the infrastructure needed in order to enable its business community to be successful in their area of expertise and to continue to attract international companies for investment.
  2. Secondly, .stockholm shall be used as reliable and trusted communication tool for the citizens of Stockholm in their contacts with the city and its service providers. It will be the official channel for communication from its own institutions like municipal offices, schools, hospitals, events etc. to the citizens of Stockholm. .stockholm will be used as a strong communication tool aimed at Stockholm’s citizens, ensuring the origin of message, communicated either by email or web, leading to enhanced consumer trust in the field of online communication and marketing. .stockholm is part of a greater plan to enable the citizens of Stockholm the ultramodern lifestyle they expect from their city. 
There are more than 1400 ICT companies in the area – employing approximately 25 000 people. In order to continue this positive development, the City of Stockholm has to keep up the pace, taking advantage of new possibilities such as controlling its own gTLD .stockholm in order to remain the top city of innovative forerunners.

Digital technology is not only important in order to improve service, but also from a sustainability perspective. Having a well developed service sector and a wide use of broadband services among citizens, schools and companies gives the opportunity for a sustainable life style. Thus Stockholm was appointed Europe’s first Environmental Capital by the EU in 2010. Stockholm sees its own gTLD .stockholm as natural further development of the digital services already offered to the local business community as of today.

However, with more and more services available online, the city’s need for a high control and security level increases. The demand is for 100% reassurance when using e-services with private data. Communicating with the City’s inhabitants via .stockholm websites and email addresses, will have the possibility to enhance citizens trust that can increase the citizen´s use of city e-services.

Objectives of the gTLD .stockholm
Stockholm is growing and sustainability and smart services are used to attract citizens, investors, business people and visitors. The City of Stockholm wants to take an active part in shaping the Internet of the future, and contribute to the digital development. Therefore, the City of Stockholm is investing in creating its own gTLD for all city services and activities.

In conclusion, the objective of .stockholm is to:
  • Increase the visibility of the City of Stockholm, as well as the accessibility and usability of e-services for its citizens.
  • Attract companies and coveted business people to the Stockholm region and to enable them a smooth and successful business entry by facilitating information transparency and increasing service availability."
Check the complete application here.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

The .CREDITUNION Sunrise Period

The Sunrise Period for the .CREDITUNION new gTLD starts today:
  • START: Thursday, 4 May, 2017 - 16:15
  • END: Saturday, 3 June, 2017 - 16:15

Mission and Purpose of ".CREDITUNION"
The intention of CUNA Performance Resources, LLC (ʺCUNA LLCʺ) in filing this application is to provide a trusted, hierarchical, and intuitive namespace for entities that have a meaningful nexus with the credit union sector. Such entities include but are not limited to, credit unions, credit union trade associations and leagues, credit union service organizations, regulatory bodies, and entities offering products and services aimed primarily at credit unions.

Potential Business Models
CUNA LLC is still analyzing potential use case options for the type of domain names that will be permitted to be registered and by whom. Specifically, CUNA LLC is relying upon CUNA Inc. and other members of the credit union sector to help develop a framework that will ensure that the credit union community is provided information and services in a safe and trusted environment. The current best thinking involves a two-stage roll-out.
  • Stage One (3 months – 12 months)
    The primary use of the .CREDITUNION gTLD will initially be primarily defensive in nature, with CUNA LLC registering a small number of second level domain names to CUNA Inc. and select members of the credit union sector. This initial use will provide select IT and security personnel within the credit union sector the ability to run a number of tests to ensure seamless and secure access to various websites, and interoperability with various software and web-based applications. This will take at least several months, and up to one year.
  • Stage Two (Following Conclusion of Stage One)
    Once appropriate security and stability issues have been satisfactorily addressed, CUNA LLC will implement the appropriate Sunrise and Trademark Clearing House Rights Protection Mechanisms and expand the allocation of domain names within the broader credit union sector as identified above. This phased roll-out will likely take place as soon as CUNA LLC makes a business decision that it is the appropriate time to expand the registration universe and use of the new domain name, but any final decision is subject to change depending upon a range of external factors. During this same period of time CUNA LLC, in consultation with the credit union sector, will evaluate potential strategies to integrate with and⁄or migrate traffic away from the current patchwork network of second level domains registered in various TLDs, to the new .CREDITUNION gTLD. 
Check the Trademark Clearinghouse calendar.

Friday, April 7, 2017

The .AFRICA Sunrise Period

The Trademark clearinghouse just announced the launching of the .AFRICA new gTLD Sunrise Period.

  • START: Tuesday, 4 April, 2017 - 16:00;
  • END: Saturday, 3 June, 2017 - 16:00.

What the application says about .AFRICA
This is an extract of the new gTLD application submitted to the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN):
"Our mission is to establish the dotAfrica TLD as a proud identifier of Africa’s online identity, fairly reflecting the continent’s rich cultural, social and economic diversity and potential. In essence we will strive to develop and position the dotAfrica TLD as the preferred option for individuals and businesses either based in Africa or with strong associations with the continent and its people. The dotAfrica TLD represents a unique opportunity for Africa to develop and enhance its domain name and Internet eco-systems and communities by collaborating with each other to:
  • identify, engage and develop African-based specialist skills and resources;
  • share knowledge and develop DNS thought-leadership; and
  • implement world class registry standards and contribute towards their continued development."

Thursday, January 26, 2017

The .RADIO Sunrise Period & more

There were four applications submitted to the ICANN for the .RADIO new gTLD. The winning applicant is the Switzerland based EBU:
The European Broadcasting Union is an alliance of public service media entities, established on 12 February 1950. As of 2015, the organisation comprises 73 active members in 56 countries, and 34 associate members from a further 20 countries.
Sunrise Period
  • STARTS: Wednesday, 30 August, 2017 - 16:00;
  • ENDS: Wednesday, 1 November, 2017 - 16:00.
Full details can be found on the Trademark Clearinghouse Calendar.

What you missed in our previous Newsletters:
  1. Very HOT - The Impact of Branded TLDs, This Year and Beyond;
  2. When to Consider ‘Both Sides of the Dot’ in a Domain Name Dispute;
  3. Webinar for Trademarks: the URS, UDRP, ACPA and Beyond;
  4. Trademark Protections' Review: Moving Forward;
  5. Minds and Machines is pleased to report topline billings growth of 100% for the year ended 31st December 2016;
  6. M+M Group boss encouraged by optimism in new gTLD space;
  7. MMX reports $15.8 million billings in 2016;
  8. MMX billings double even as some volumes slide;
  9. New gTLDs: a big revenue generator to come very soon?
  10. Global Amendment to the Base New gTLD Registry Agreement;
  11. Sunrise Period: the .FUN Sunrise Period has started (more details);
  12. Want to participate in ICANN new gTLDs?
  13. French - a +2400% price increase for .LOREAL?
  14. Multiple Registry drops expensive renewal fees;
  15. Trademarks are using their .BRAND new gTLD;
  16. Reminder - New gTLD case studies;
  17. Get your Miss.Africa Trophy!

Friday, January 13, 2017

.BROADWAY and .ECO new gTLDs

The Trademark Clearinghouse just announced two more Sunrise Periods:
  1. The .BROADWAY Sunrise Period has already begun:
    • STARTED: Wednesday, 4 January, 2017 - 16:00;
    • ENDS: Sunday, 5 March, 2017 - 16:00.
  2. The .ECO Sunrise Period:
    • STARTS: Wednesday, 1 February, 2017 - 16:00;
    • ENDS: Sunday, 2 April, 2017 - 16:00.
The place for .ECO domain names.
What you missed in our previous Newsletters:
  1. The .SKY new gTLD writes to ICANN;
  2. Sony creates new sites on .SONY new gTLD;
  3. HOT - Analyzing new domain registrations by country (Part 1);
  4. Supercharge Your Startup:
    1. Consider smarter domains;
    2. Extended domain ownership;
    3. Brand specific TLDs.
  5. History Suggests that new gTLDs are a Total Failure (article could be entitled: "domainers hate new gTLDs");
  6. What happens when a startup brands around a name without the domain?
  7. Cross-Community Working Group on new gTLD Auction Proceeds;
  8. "What we thought in 2014": the video below is dated 2014 and answers why protective domain registrations in new gTLDs would not protect your brand;
  9. DCA files for ANOTHER .AFRICA injunction;
  10. Question to CEO of KS Registry: what are your thoughts on the new TLDs?
  11. 6 Sunrise Periods are ending:
    1. .書籍 (book);
    2. .ストア (store);
    3. .食品 (food);
    4. .ファッション (fashion);
    5. .家電 (consumer electronics);
    6. .クラウド (cloud).
  12. Top 10 Geographic new gTLDs;
  13. Multiple Domains: Embracing the value of new TLDs;
  14. Universal Acceptance: what is ahead.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

6 Sunrise Periods are ending

Six Sunrise Periods will end in January the 31st, 2017. The domain name extensions concerned are IDNs (internationalized domain name):
  1. .書籍 (book);
  2. HOT - .ストア (store);
  3. .食品 (food);
  4. .ファッション (fashion);
  5. .家電 (consumer electronics);
  6. .クラウド (cloud).
Examples of a domain name using an IDN extension:
For more information about Sunrise Periods, check the Trademark Clearinghouse calendar. All domain name extensions belong to applicant Amazon Registry Services, Inc.

What you missed in our previous Newsletters:
  1. Universal Acceptance and new gTLDs;
  2. Will .FOX Guard the Henhouse?
  3. ICANN58: check who is going (Copenhagen - Denmark);
  4. Did you hear about a new gTLD project? We have listed them.
  5. NewG talk #20: .VIP seems to be going well;
  6. Jovenet Consulting released a new page entitled "Publications";
  7. New gTLD .AFRICA Plaintiff Files for New TRO;
  8. New gTLD concept available for innovation;
  9. 4 (more) Domain Industry Predictions for 2017;
  10. HOT - New TLD Market Brief;
  11. Termination on the .ORIENTEXPRESS new gTLD;
  12. Could Minds + Machines Group Ltd Gain Strenght?
  13. Will new gTLDs be the hot topic this year?
  14. A .HAMAD new gTLD coming?
  15. 2016 New gTLD Year in Review (Infographic);
  16. Open Registry (new gTLD back-end registry solution) sold for total consideration of €3.75m;
  17. More (again) new gTLD predictions for 2017;
  18. Why you can't register a .AFRICA domain name;
  19. The World of Top Level Domains;
  20. .TRUST gTLD might be for sale as NCC closes domain business;
  21. Should your brand have a top-level domain?

Friday, November 4, 2016

Next ICANN new gTLD Round: 2020 ?

There are discussions at ICANN on the subject at the moment and there will be more. A probably interesting one was the one from the GAC discussing the next steps following the ICANN bylaws changes. There should even be a more interesting one entitled "New gTLD Program Reviews" to take place this Saturday, November 5 between 13:45 and 14:45.

I downloaded the presentation and there is a slide - on page four - which tells a lot about what the date od "Round 2" might be. As usual, it is entitled "Program Reviews & Policy Timeline (Projected)", because no one, in the ICANN community, will ever take the risk to mention a date again :-)

It is important to know that a lot of interested parties in the new gTLD business want the second round of the ICANN new gTLD program to open as fast as possible but they are not the only ones: more and more Trademarks show signs that they want to submit an application too.
Some parties don't want of another round to happen for several reasons and one of them is that ".com has to remain kind". Another one is takes time to install new domain names and flooding the market with even more domain name extension won't now help.

It also appears that the ICANN community wants Geographic domain name extensions and .BRAND new gTLD applicants to be able to submit an application as soon as possible. Unfortunately, it is not what the documentation says on page 4 of next Saturday's presentation because according to my understanding of this document, the earliest date that I read is not before 2020.

What you missed in our previous Newsletters:
  1. Should new gTLDs be first-come, first-served?
  2. .DOCTOR : 1,400 domains on day 1;
  3. Governments mull greater geo gTLD powers;
  4. Applications to ICANN for Community-based new gTLDs;
  5. The .BUZZ auction;
  6. Algorithm Red Flags Potentially Dangerous Domain Names at Time of Purchase;
  7. The .商店 (store) Sunrise Period ends soon;
  8. Percentage of Parked New gTLD;
  9. .blog Domains: Let the Landrush Begin;
  10. Playstation: not ready (New gTLDs Universal Acceptance);
  11. ICANN: Board Governance Committee Meeting;
  12. .Buzz top level domain name hits market for $3. 5 million+
  13. The .BABY Sunrise Period begins;
  14. The Strength of Top-Level Domains in UDRP Decisions;
  15. Want To Buy A New gTLD?
  16. Insights from ICANN 57, Hyderabad;
  17. ICANN57 Preview: What to Expect in Hyderabad;
  18. DomainWire Global TLD Report 2016/3
  20. (download and Play)
  21. New gTLDs in which Companies should consider securing their domains.
Domain name registration volumes: 
  • Cool - Singular VS Plural new gTLDs; 
  • New gTLDs related to FRENCH applications; 
  • New gTLDs related to RELIGION (see the .FAITH new gTLD);
  • New gTLDs related to HEALTH (see the .DOCTOR new gTLD);
  • New gTLDs related to CARS (see the .VOLVO new gTLD);;
  • Cool - Generic new gTLDs (see the .XYZ new gTLD).
Since most new gTLDs have launched, reports will be updated on a monthly basis starting January 2017.

Recent Trademark Clearinghouse Sunrise Period announcements

Note to our readers: starting January 2017, the content of our Newsletter will be sent by email only. It will not be made available online anymore on

Friday, October 7, 2016

New gTLDs: new announcements from the TMCH

The Trademark Clearinghouse just announced more Sunrise Periods, many are from Amazon. The new gTLD concerned are:
  1. the .食品 (food). The TLD was added to the CATERING weekly new gTLD report;
  2. the .ファッション (fashion);
  3. the .ストア (store);
  4. the .家電 (consumer electronics);
  5. the .書籍 (book);
  6. the .クラウド (cloud);
  7. the .BABY;
  8. the .GOOG (Google and its affiliates will be the sole registrants).
New domain name registration volumes:
Tonight's new gTLD Newsletter:
To receive our free Newsletter, register here.

What you missed in our previous Newsletter:
  1. HOT - The silent evolution of domain names:
    1. An industry that is finally maturing;
    2. Will this evolution in naming work?
    3. How big Is the market, really?
    4. The big league;
    5. The future is already here.
  2. CRAP - The 10 Most Abused Top Level Domains;
  3. Good read - Famous Domainer talks about new gTLDs;
  4. Registration volumes: Donuts Inc provides another source of info;
  5. Two Great Videos For Entrepreneurs, From new gTLD Entrepreneurs;
  6. French - "";
  7. For .CLUB resellers: domain names can be bought at the retail price of $1,99 (details here);
  8. The .CAM Sunrise Period has started.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

The .CAM new gTLD Sunrise Period starts

The Trademark clearinghouse is opening the .CAM Sunrise Period.

Sunrise Period:
  • START: Thursday, 6 October, 2016 - 16:00;
  • END: Monday, 5 December, 2016 - 16:00.
Mission/purpose of your proposed gTLD:
The TLD is intended to benefit internet users by providing a designated namespace for people, organizations and businesses to provide websites and services related to cameras, photography and film-making. The Company is an established internet services business, providing services to 1 million users per day across the globe, and with the first company in our corporate group in operation since 1994.
The TLD will be an Internet space, under control of The Company, to allow the creation, distribution and exchange of entertainment, information and services involving and related to cameras, photography, broadcasting and film-making. The TLD will cater to a broad array of personal, commercial and community interests by means of, but not limited to, webcams, websites, social networks, email and other technologies that will reside within the .CAM domain name space. In addition, ancillary services may be provided in relation to registration of domains within the TLD, including but not limited to webcam and⁄or website hosting, SEO, marketing and consulting services.
Today, there are many uses for cameras in combination with internet distribution and⁄or other services. To name just a few examples, “webcams” are used for monitoring and security, video calling and videoconferencing, and for entertainment purposes. One of the most popular internet destinations, YouTube, amply demonstrates the breadth of use of cameras in combination with internet technology to create a wide array of information and entertainment for all sorts of people across the globe. The .CAM TLD will allow anyone to have their own domain name to offer their own information, entertainment and⁄or other services combining the wonders of photography with the wonders of the internet.
The Company intends for .CAM names to be registered and used by persons and entities with an interest in providing entertainment, information and services related to cameras, photography, broadcasting and⁄or film-making to interested consumers. Any person or entity will be able to register a .CAM domain name, provided that they represent that they will use the domain name for legitimate purposes involving and⁄or related to cameras, photography, and⁄or film-making.
Registration volumes:
The .CAM new gTLD has been added to the PHOTOGRAPHY new gTLD report and will be updated weekly.

More details about the Sunrise Period can be found on the official website of the Trademark Clearinghouse.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Sunrise Period starts for .网站 (web)

The Trademark Clearinghouse is launching the .网站 (web) new gTLD Sunrise Period.

    Monday, 26 September, 2016 (All day);
    Wednesday, 26 October, 2016 - 23:00.

WHAT (according to me):
According to the Registry, .网站 means ".WEB" in Chinese and a good reason to register secure a domain name in this extension is one can tell if the Chinese market is going to buy or not massively.

The .WEB new gTLD (in its ASCII/Latin version) will launch too at some point. Even if all other .WEB new gTLD applications recently changed their status to "will not proceed" (some where withdrawn) to the benefit of a company named NU DOT CO LLC, there are noises of lawsuits but whatever happens, there will be a .WEB new gTLD too so I would suggest to own both similar second level domain names. And...not to forget that there is a .WEBSITE new gTLD too (and a .WEBS ;-).

Check the Sunrise Calendar for details.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Sunrise Period starts for .MAKEUP

The Sunrise Period for the .MAKEUP new gTLD has begun but it remains unclear when it launches exactly. The ICANN website gives the date of September the 22nd and the Trademark Clearinghouse gives the date of today: Thursday, 8 September, 2016 - 16:00.

  • START: Thursday, 8 September, 2016 - 16:00
  • END: Tuesday, 18 October, 2016 - 16:00
See details here.

"Because I'm worth it?"

The Registry does not (yet) publish a list of Accredited Registrars.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Old ".wine" new gTLD projections

Registration volumes are slow but they increase. This reminds me the projections I wrote in my business plan for the .WINE new gTLD (the dotVinum project). My projection dated 2011 stated that the Registry (all included) could start to be profitable in year one if 100,000 domain names were registered at a wholesale price of €7 - 14€ and €20 but this did not include Premium domain names.

  1. Wholesale price of €7 in year one: €53.900,00
  2. Wholesale price of €14: in year one: €753.900,00
  3. Wholesale price of €20: in year one: €1,353.900,00
I calculated that profitability in year two was -217,690.00 for 10,000 domain names registered at a wholesale price of €20 but again, this did not include huge lists of Premium domain names and the back-end Registry service and operations were calculated for one single Registry, not multiple ones.

Scary, isn't it?

New domain name registration volumes:

HOT - Tonight's Newsletter:
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In our previous Newsletter:
  1. Sunrise Period for .DOCTOR has started;
  2. HOT - The new gTLD map;
  3. Registries rebel against ICANN;
  4. Does ICANN wish to open the window for more new TLDs sooner?
  5. A few things I extracted from the ".mcdonalds" mission/purpose;
  6. List of live .club websites.
Previous Campaigns can be viewed here.

Most recent Trademark Clearinghouse Sunrise Period announcements

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Sunrise Period for .DOCTOR starts

The .DOCTOR new domain name extension is a good match for Doctors with a website. We use the two words in Spanish: "doctor" and "médico" so it can be a good match for Spanish speaking persons too.

  • START: Tuesday, 23 August, 2016 - 16:00;
  • END: Saturday, 22 October, 2016 - 16:00.
There were three applications submitted for the .DOCTOR new gTLD. You can hit "doctor" here for the list of applicants.

Question "18(a)":
The famous question 18(a) describes the mission/purpose of the proposed domain name extension and here is what the Registry wrote:
"This TLD is attractive and useful to end-users as it better facilitates search, self-expression, information sharing and the provision of legitimate goods and services. Along with the other TLDs in the Donuts family, this TLD will provide Internet users with opportunities for online identities and expression that do not currently exist. In doing so, the TLD will introduce significant consumer choice and competition to the Internet namespace – the very purpose of ICANN’s new TLD program. This TLD is a generic term and its second level names will be attractive to a variety of Internet users. Making this TLD available to a broad audience of registrants is consistent with the competition goals of the New TLD expansion program, and consistent with ICANN’s objective of maximizing Internet participation. Donuts believes in an open Internet and, accordingly, we will encourage inclusiveness in the registration policies for this TLD. In order to avoid harm to legitimate registrants, Donuts will not artificially deny access, on the basis of identity alone (without legal cause), to a TLD that represents a generic form of activity and expression. .DOCTOR will be attractive to registrants with affinity for or professional interest in the term DOCTOR. This broad and diverse group includes a wide variety of medical practitioners (including physicians, osteopaths, dentists, veterinarians, optometrists, psychiatrists, chiropractors, podiatrists, and others); academics, educators, therapists and counselors and others (who carry the educational title “doctor”); a variety of commercial businesses who specialize in expert advice for specific goods or services (e.g.,; attorneys and legal practitioners (in some cultures); and consumers who wish to offer opinion and⁄or directory services about the range and quality of services offered in the space. The TLD would be operated in the best interests of registrants from all jurisdictions, and in a secure, legitimate manner."
To read more about the mission/purpose of other proposed delegated domain name extension, I recommend the reading of this new website I am working on.

To register your ".doctor" domain name, contact a Corporate Registrars from this list and ensure he offers to participate in the .DOCTOR Sunrise Period.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Sunrise Period for .BLOG starts

The .BLOG story (and history) has been covered on many Blogs and the story continues today with the launching of the sunrise Period dedicated to interested parties with a prior right.

  • START: Thursday, 18 August, 2016 - 16:00;
  • END: Monday, 17 October, 2016 - 16:00.
The .BLOG domain name registration volumes will be updated on the new gTLD report related to Companies, which is updated each Tuesdays in our Newsletter. Please subscribe to receive updates.

More details can be found on the Trademark Clearinghouse new gTLD calendar and on the official Registry website (which still redirects to a ".com" by the way).

The list of accredited Registrars to participate in the Sunrise Period is available here.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Yesterday was on .FIRE (new gTLD)

It happens that we don't send our Newsletter: the reason of this can be a lack of info that day (so it is added the next day) or it can be a fire next to the place where I reside and it is what happened yesterday. No worry, family and Jovenet Consulting headquarters are fine.

There are a lot of different NEWS today: BREXIT, good reasons to use new domain names with a relation to SEO, The Amazon acquisition of Premium ".club" domains, Sunrise Periods ending, the fantastic weekly update of the awaited new gTLD report on Singular VS Plural new gTLDs. We even talk about old".com" domains ;-)

  1. Article - Google and "dotless" domains;
  2. $109,269.75 - Amazon Buys, &;
  3. Article - Why You Should Use Unique Domain Names for Shortcuts and Microsites;
  4. Brexit - What about .london?
  5. Article - The ".brand" state of play;
  6. Three Sunrise Periods are ending soon:
    1. the .STCGROUP new gTLD
    2. the .STC
    3. the .VIVA
  7. Registration volumes:
    1. New gTLDs related to RELIGION;
    2. HOT - Plural vs Singular new gTLDs;
    3. New gTLDs related to FRENCH applications.
  8. Article - Companies still love descriptive ".com" domain names;
  9. URS - Was complaint an abuse of process in
  10. 27 July 2016: Discussion on BREXIT - Challenges for the Domain Industry;
  11. Will governments get new rights to own 2 domains in new gTLDs under new ICANN policy?
Subscribe to the new gTLD Newsletter.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Sunrise Period for .STORAGE new gTLD starts

Today is day one in the life of the ".storage" new generic Top Level Domain: the Sunrise Period begins.

  • START: Tuesday, 5 July, 2016 - 16:00
  • END: Tuesday, 30 August, 2016 - 16:00

According to the Registry:
A new .STORAGE domain name can help bring more customers to your website and only domain names within .STORAGE immediately tell the customer that they've come to the right place for storage-related products and services. Also, only in .STORAGE can you find the widest variety of available domain names, because so many that you'd like to have in .COM are already taken.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

The .PROMO Sunrise Period starts today

The Trademark Clearinghouse is launching the .PROMO new gTLD Sunrise Period. We are happy to remind that the .PROMO new gTLD is one of the chosen domain name extension to be listed on our weekly report on "new gTLDs related to Companies". This report is updated every Tuesday. At the moment of this publication: two domain names are registered. To receive next week's report, subscribe to our Newsletter.

.PROMO is the new top level domain created for marketers that want to highlight promotions online and is the best domain name for sites that feature promotions and promotional items. Because .PROMO lets your visitors know what your site is all about from the domain level! And, .PROMO web addresses are short and easy to remember – perfect for advertising campaigns both on and offline.
(extract from the Registry's website)
  • SUNRISE PERIOD START: Thursday, 14 April, 2016 - 16:00;
  • SUNRISE PERIOD END: Monday, 16 May, 2016 - 16:00

To register a domain name ending in ".promo", it is required to participate in the Sunrise Period with an Accredited Registrar. Contact Nameshield to register your .PROMO new domain name.

Nameshield Corporate Registrar: Corporate domain name portfolio management
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Most recent Trademark Clearinghouse Sunrise Period announcements

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The new gTLD info for Tuesday, April 12th

Did you know that "GMBH" stands for "Gesellschaft Mit Beschränkter Haftung"? It is the equivalent for "company with limited liability": a kind of German company and the equivalent of a French SARL. Two Sunrise Periods are launching today: to participate, contact Nameshield.
  1. Sunrise Periods starting today:
    1. the .GMBH new gTLD;
    2. the .LTD new gTLD.
  2. Report - new gTLDs related to companies (weekly update);
  3. Answer - Search Quality Senior Strategist from Google answers the question: "what are the two first most important signals contributing to result for a good indexing in google";
  4. Lol - A squatter is selling on Sedo;
  5. No .KIDS (new gTLD) community priority evaluation;
  6. New gTLDs and Trademark infringements;
  7. Conference - The first "domain hackaton";
  8. More coming by 8PM CET (time when Newsletter is sent).
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