Tuesday, August 31, 2010

.NOKIA Top-Level Domain ?

Not an official announcement but NOKIA seems to consider applying for a Top-Level Domain.

More at DomainIncite

Friday, August 27, 2010

Joyeux anniversaire dotVinum

Un an déjà que bous parlons du projet de créer une identité du vin pour Internet : des noms de domaine qui se terminent en .VIN pour la langue française et en .WINE pour la langue anglaise.

Le nom de domaine est le première représentation de la marque sur Internet : des adresses Internet pour le vin sont une direction à prendre indispensable à l'heure ou l'organisme de gouvernance de l'Internet, l'Icann, va autoriser la création de nouvelles extensions Internet à volonté. Partie des projets connus sont consultables sur Registries.tel.

21 extensions génériques existent aujourd'hui (.com .net .org ...) et environ 300 en tout si l'on y ajoute les extensions de pays (.fr .es .us ...). Ces 21 extensions pourraient être portées à plus de 400 en 2012 et laissent présager un changement des usages à l'avenir. Les générations qui n'ont connu que le .COM vont grandir avec des extensions de noms de domaine en fonction de secteurs d'activités, de marques, de communautés.

Il existe une grande communauté du vin sur Internet : donnons lui ses noms de domaine.

"Et puis ... un Pigeonnier2000.vin, ça me parle plus qu'un www.pigeonnier2000.com"


Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Web is dead according to Chris Anderson (Wire Magazine)

"Two decades after its birth, the World Wide Web is in decline, as simpler, sleeker services—think apps—are less about the searching and more about the getting. You wake up and check your email on your bedside iPad—that's one app. During breakfast you browse Facebook, Twitter, and The New York Times—three more apps. On the way to the office, you listen to a podcast on your smartphone. Another app. At work, you scroll through RSS feeds in a reader and have Skype and IM conversations. More apps. At the end of the day, you come home, make dinner while listening to Pandora, play some games on Xbox Live, and watch a movie on Netflix's streaming service. You've spent the day on the Internet—but not on the Web. And you are not alone."

Source : http://www.circleid.com/posts/the_web_is_dead_what_this_means_to_icann_new_gtld_domain_industry/

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

There will be no .CAR Top-Level Domain by ATX

According to my source :

"...the .car efforts were always less of a move to a new TLD than an attempt to raise awareness within the industry of vehicle specific needs for user experiences. ATX was concerned that failure to plan for the support of these interfaces would result in poor implementation and government legislation. As such we are making no efforts to submit .car".

Anoucement dated May 19, 2008.


"Trading in domains has always been promising : this is more than ever the case today, as a rapidly growing number of people and companies move into the Web with their business and popularity increasingly depending on the amount of traffic they manage to draw to their sites. Companies are willing to pay huge sums for traffic and online advertising- no wonder then that domain names have become important in their role as valuable assets."

Source : http://domaindevelopersfund.com/index.php?lang=en&section=info

Monday, August 23, 2010

.CVA .PVA and .VLC suggested TLDs for Valencia

.VAL Top Level Domain seems to become a political tool. Alternative proposals have being suggested recenlty:
  • .CVA
  • .PVA
  • .VLC
More here

Saturday, August 21, 2010

.UNION Top-Level Domain


Dated March 2000.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Real free domain names

"Real" free domain names available here :

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Résultat des votes

Un sondage intitulé "Quelle extension de nom de domaine pour la communauté du vin sur Internet ?" est en cours sur le très sérieux réseau LinkedIn :

65 votants à ce jour.

.WOW TLD Project ?

I check the press and I read the video game "World Of Warcraft" counts 11.5 registered users. Players monthly pay to have an account and play WOW online. I also read players pay for virtual goods within the game.
Wouldn't they want to pay to be identified as a WOW player with a specific domain name ? To publish their profile for example : www.avatar.WOW.

My .WOW concept consists in allowing players to register their .WOW domain name within the game.

Note I am open to develop this great communication project with BLIZZARD.

Did I say "communication" ?

Just imagine 11.5 registered users promoting the game "World Of Warcraft" in their URL and ... be listed in Google. Cheaper than TV communication isn't it ?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

.EAC Top-Level Domain

Geoffrey Kayonga, Director of Kigali's Sanvei Institute of Technology :

"We are trying to see how best we can most probably create a taskforce that is going to ensure that we obtain the regional code called .eac"

"EAC" stands for "East African Community"

Monday, August 16, 2010

.MELBOURNE & .EARTH TLD Projects soon to be announced

.MELBOURNE's Facebook page : http://www.facebook.com/dotmelbourne

.EARTH's announcement : http://www.worlddomaincup.com/english/index.html

I will come back with the official web sites as soon as available. Both will be listed on Registries.tel

Friday, August 13, 2010

Ville de Paris

Est-il besoin de citer la première annonce d'un projet de création d'une extension Internet ? Le projet de la capitale de la France est un projet qui a été annoncé de façon officielle dés 2008.


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

.FREE Top-Level Domain

.FREE domain names will be free to acquire.

Project is available here : http://www.dotfree.com/

.BRAND new gTLD Reports are updated once a month: CLICK HERE !