Monday, December 7, 2015

The new gTLD info of the day (Monday)

The current state of ‘.brands’: an infographic
Momentum is building on the use of ‘.brands’. Barclays Bank has transferred its primary website to a branded domain string (‘’), while Sony has been promoting the new James Bond film, Spectre, on its ‘.sony’ string (‘’). As more enter the fray, we thought it was a good time to summarise the current status of ‘.brands’ in an infographic.

Domain Owner sues National Arbitration Forum and complainant after losing UDRP
VirtualPoint, Inc., which operates the site, has filed a lawsuit after losing a UDRP for the domain name

Foot-dragging Amazon has bumper crop of new gTLDs
Amazon Registry Services took possession of 17 new gTLDs at the weekend.

.XYZ asks Verisign to pay $1.6 million in fees from lawsuit
The .XYZ domain name registry has asked a court (pdf) to force Verisign to pay $1.6 million in fees and expenses related to the lawsuit Verisign filed against it.

Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP) Operational Profile for gTLDRegistries and Registrars
Purpose: This public comment proceeding is being opened to obtain community input on the Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP) Operational Profile for gTLD Registries and Registrars.

French GeoTLDs Boost the Domain Name Market
Launched a year ago, the new TLDs for use in France (.paris, .bzh, etc.) are now part of the country’s digital landscape.

Nameshield Corporate Registrar: Corporate domain name portfolio management
The Nameshield Group: Registry, Corporate and Retail Registrar

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