Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The .DEV Sunrise Period starts

The Trademark Clearinghouse announces the Sunrise Period for .DEV domain names. The Sunrise Period starts today.

  • START: Wednesday, 16 January, 2019;
  • END: Tuesday, 19 February, 2019.
The .DEV new gTLD is for developers and is the property of Google (Charleston Road Registry). The positive thing about these domain names is that they have to be secured to work properly. the official applications says:
"The proposed gTLD will provide Google with direct association to the term ʺdev,ʺ which is an abbreviation of the word, ʺdevelopment.ʺ The mission of this gTLD, .dev, is to provide a dedicated domain space in which Google can enact second-level domains specific to its projects in development. Specifically, the new gTLD will provide Google with greater ability to create a custom portal for employees to manage products and services in development."
For information, the .INC Sunrise Period, previously announced to start today was postponed to Wednesday, 27 March, 2019 - 16:00.

Check the Trademark Clearinghouse calendar for more.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Bank surveys and .BRAND new gTLDs

Like me, you probably receive surveys from your bank, wondering about their level of service and how satisfied you are about them (also how they could improve their service), but how do you ensure that your bank is the one asking you questions...and not a third party or a frauder?

This article published on CircleId explains how banks could (should?) improve their level of service - AND TRUST - using their personalized domain name extension.

Jovenet Consulting offers Banks and Trademarks to study the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats to (not) create their personalized domain name extension.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

New gTLDs and Politics: one Year in Review

There are domain name extensions dedicated to politics. Right after is a link to my recent article published on CircleId and which covers the year of 2018 with a few notes on registration volumes. The article is entitled "Political New gTLDs: One Year in Review" and this is the list of new gTLDs covered:
  2. .EXPOSED 
  3. .FAIL 
  4. .GIVES 
  5. .GRIPE 
  6. .GURU 
  7. .GOP 
  8. .BEST 
  10. .VOTE 
  11. .VOTING 
  12. .VOTO ("vote" in Spanish)
And by the way: "happy new year"!

Sunday, January 6, 2019

The .BEST new gTLD Execution Plan

This is the latest .BEST execution plan published by the Registry.

  • July 2018: .BEST registry acquisition by Cyril Fremont and team of investors;
  • August 2018: transition to backend registry solution provider;
  • September 2018: strategy for quarter four;
  • October 2018: on-boarding of new ".best" accredited registrars;
  • November 2018: .BEST promotion;
  • December 2018: social media marketing;
  • January 2019: strategy FY2018.
Check the official stats on the new gTLD report dedicated to which domain name extensions companies should keep their eyes on. The ".best" domain name registration figures already speak by themselves. 

Price of ".best" domain names is below $10 per year at certain registrars. Ensure you register your domain names before the promotion ends on January the 31st, 2019. Check the full list of registrars here.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

ICANN new gTLD Application Statistics

This is the Overview as of 30 November 2018 (last ICANN update):
  • Total Applications Submitted: 1930
  • Completed New gTLD Program and Delegated (introduced into Internet): 1232
  • Application Withdrawn: 620
  • Applications that Will Not Proceed or Not Approved: 46
  • Currently Proceeding through New gTLD Program: 32
Note that this page should be updated soon (since we are now in January 2019).

Readers will also be interested in checking:
  • Contention Resolution;
  • Contracting;
  • Pre-Delegation Testing (PDT);
  • Breakdown: Delegation Statistics;
  • gTLD Startup Statistics.
Diggers, interested in "things about the ICANN new gTLD program" will also be interested in finding all bookmarks related to it on

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Happy New Year! Latest new gTLD reports are dated 30 December 2018!

We are happy to announce the last new gTLD reports from the year 2018. A happy New Year to all! We'll return with the next update of these reports on January the 30th, 2019.

  1. NEW - New gTLDs related to POLITICS (.gop - .vote - .republican - .democrat - etc...);
  2. New gTLDs related to LUXURY (.rich - .yachts - .chanel - etc...);
  3. New gTLDs related to the MUSIC community (.music - .band - .hiphop - etc...);
  4. Multiple Registries : Registries operating five and more domain name extensions;
  5. Singular VS Plural versions of a new gTLD : these are domain name extensions which exist in their singular and plural version (ie: .gift and .gifts);
  6. New gTLDs related to CATERING (.restaurant - .kitchen - .bar - etc...);
  7. New gTLDs related to PHOTOGRAPHY (.photo - .film - .gallery - etc...);
  8. New gTLDs related to CITIES : these are city names only (.london - .tokyo - etc...);
  9. New gTLDs related to COMPANIES : new domain name extensions that we believe a company should keep its eyes on;
  10. New gTLDs related to the LAW and LEGAL matters (.legal - .attorney - .lawyer - etc...);
  11. New gTLDs related to FINANCE (.credit - .capital - .finance - etc...);
  12. New gTLDs related to a COLOR (.orange - .pink - .green - etc...);
  13. New gTLDs related to SPORTS (.hockey - .basketball - .ski - etc...);
  14. New gTLDs related to ALCOHOL (.beer - .wine - .vodka - etc...);
  15. New gTLDs related to REAL ESTATE (.realestate - .realtor - .villas - etc...);
  16. FRENCH new gTLD applications : applications submitted by French companies only;
  17. New gTLDs related to RELIGION (.catholic - .bible - .church - etc...);
  18. New gTLDs related to CARS (.taxi - .auto - .car - etc...);
  19. New gTLDs related to HEALTH (.health - .doctor - .hospital - etc...);
  20. New gTLDs related to ADULTS (no comment).

Thursday, December 13, 2018

2 new Sunrise Periods: .DEV and .INC

The Trademark Clearinghouse just announced two new Sunrise Periods:
  1. The .DEV new gTLD, a secure domain (by Google) for developers and technology:
    1. Sunrise Period START: Wednesday, 16 January, 2019 - 16:00
    2. Sunrise Period END: Tuesday, 19 February, 2019 - 16:00
  2. The .INC new gTLD, for businesses:
    1. Sunrise Period START: Wednesday, 16 January, 2019 - 16:00
    2. Sunrise Period END: Tuesday, 20 February, 2019 - 16:00

Check the Trademark Clearinghouse calendar for more.

NB: the .FAN new gTLD opens to all today.

Register your Trademark using an agent.