Monday, October 24, 2011

3 applicants for .WEB

Found on DomainNameWire, a third applicant for the .WEB Top-Level Domain :

  1. gTLD Revolution : ;
  2. "The .Web Registry" : ;
  3. : http://
Who's next ?

.FRIENDS Top-Level Domain ?

According to ProDomaines, the domain name was recently registered for the price of $1800 and now points to a Facebook profile with 600 active users per month.

Read more here

.friends seems to be an application in Facebook.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

How much is it ?

How much does it cost to buy your own Top-Level Domain ? What do you get with it ? How much does it cost per domain name registered ?

I read recenlty that price is not important...well...I disagree. I also read you should compare...well...I totally agree. Many offers do exist online and prices become public.

I didn't write long and complicated documents on this question and found it easier to list offers. Would you like to consult them, please subscribe to "Top-Level Domains" on LinkedIn (it is free) and click on "Promotions".

nb : would you like to be listed, send me an email

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

RFPs for .VICTORIA .SYDNEY .MELBOURNE and .NSW Top-Level Domains

An article found on Domainincite on a request for proposal (RFP) from the Australian state governments of New South Wales and Victoria for :

  1. .VICTORIA Top-Level Domain (TLD) ;
  2. .SYDNEY TLD ;
  4. .NSW (New South Wales) TLD.
Close Date & Time : 15-Nov-2011 9:30am

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

.GUILLON Top Level Domain

I was expecting a .SMITH to appear as a new generic Top-Level Domain but CentralNic is the first new gTLD service provider to offer this very specific offer for familly names only :

You can read more here :

nb : you understood .GUILLON is an example here.


The Right Registrar

Article to read.

Here :

Did you notice does not point to this blog anymore ? I never found what to do with it so it is now for sale.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

.WIEN Top-Level Domain (RFP)

The capital city of Austria, Vienna, is issuing a Request For Proposal (RFP) regarding its Top-Level Domain.

The TLD is .WIEN

Th dead-line to send your proposal is november the third 2011. (I suggest you read Deutsch)

Ville de Vienne en Autriche

La capitale de l'Autriche s'intéresse à son extension Internet personnalisée, le .WIEN

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Summary of changes to the Applicant Guidebook

The summary of changes to the Applicant Guidebook is now available in five more languages :
  1. Arabic ;
  2. Chinese ;
  3. French ;
  4. Russian ;
  5. Spanish.
The "Uniform Rapid Suspension" is also available. Check this page frequently for multiple translations.

Le manuel du .TOULOUSE disponible en Français

Alors que le manuel du candidat pour déposer une candidature d'extension Internet à l'ICANN n'était disponible qu'en Anglais, son résumé vient d'être mis à disposition en Français.

A consulter en bas de page, ici.

Version Française du manuel du candidat

Les parties du "manuel du candidat" sont à présent disponibles dans leur version Française. Je recommande vivement la lecture du "Résumé des modifications au guide du candidat"

Le document est disponible ici

Le module 5, destiné à la résolution des litiges, est aussi disponible dans cette page

Monday, October 10, 2011

.CORSICA Call For Tender

To identify, you can go there :

  • The CFT was published in september the 27th ;
  • Proposals are received until october the 17th.
Good luck.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Trademark Clearinghouse (or TMCH)

This is the Request For Information (RFI) issued by ICANN to identify potential service providers for the Trademark Clearinghouse. The definition of the TMCH is pretty clear by the way.

I suggest NOT to click on the link to definition of the Trademark Clearinghouse down this page (dated May 2011) but to refer to last version of the Applicant Guidebook (dated September 2001).


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