Tuesday, April 8, 2014

CircleId to announce gTLD.club

gTLD.club was announced today on CircleId

gTLD.club is a new website about new generic Top-Level Domains. It is also a club for authors who want to express an opinion on subjects related to domain name extensions. It is a club with its subscribers and a club usually deals with one subject, one sport, one topic: here it is gTLDs and gTLDs only: there is no other website to offer that.

With the daily launchings of new domain name extensions and a subject coming closer and closer to Internet Governance — note that I did not mention .WINE and .VIN new gTLDs here but it is true they are on my mind — there is room for parties interested in commenting on new gTLDs.

Read the announcement: http://www.circleid.com/posts/gtldclub_new_site_focused_on_new_gtlds/

Who Are the Major New gTLD Applicants and… (Part Six: Starting Dot)

Starting Dot ("SD") is a French new gTLD applicant which applied for five strings: .ARCHI, .BIO, .DESIGN, (which has been withdrawn) .IMMO and .SKI. It is the only French applicant to have applied for several open new gTLDs. Some French brands have applied too but as closed Top-Level Domains.

The "Who's who" of Starting Dot
  1. "The Grand Architect": the mind behind Starting Dot is Godefroy Jordan. Not only is he the person to contact for questions and communication but Godefroy is also quite ingrained with French politics. So when it comes to playing behind the scenes in French equivalent of the pentagon, he's a guy I would ask to pick up the phone on my behalf.
  2. The .SKI man: Ironically when I asked Rob to give me some info on himself he was skiing. Rob is the evangelist for .SKI in the snowsports community. His passion has raised awareness for the benefits of a lifestyle new gTLD .SKI in the community and his experience in marketing is helping registrars unlock new opportunities to reach skiers globally.
Read the complete article on CircleId.

Dot Exemption: Privacy, ICANN and the Need for Flexibility in “All Applicable Laws”

ICANN’s contractual framework, as reflected in the Registry Agreement and 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA), generally requires that registries and registrars comply with “all applicable laws.” “All applicable laws” is a term left undefined in the Registry Agreement; the challenge in concisely capturing the temporal, geographic and subject matter scope of the chimeric phrase as it relates to Internet-based registries operating in different fields (e.g., health, finance, organic) worldwide is daunting. As a result, ICANN adopted a uniformity-by-necessity approach – and who doesn’t intend to comply with all applicable laws in any event?

Read the entire Article on gTLD.club:
http://gtld.club/2014/04/08/dot-exemption-privacy-icann-and-the-need-for-flexibility-in-all-applicable-laws/

Tony Onorato is Counsel / CIPP/US at Steptoe & Johnson LLP in New York (www.steptoe.com). He advised gTLD clients representing nearly 10 percent of all application filed worldwide as part of his technology and commercial litigation practice.

Cast your vote on .WINE and .VIN

Should a wine seller based in New York City be allowed to register champagneNYC.wine ?
  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Hell No
  4. What about registering champagne.nyc?

Please cast your vote here: http://lnkd.in/dHmjaex

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