Monday, December 21, 2015

UPDATE: the new gTLD info of the day (Monday)
Investor talks about new gTLDs
(End of the article)
"Clearly 3 out of 4 new gtld's are underwater by number of registrations. Of course the number of registrations may have little to do with the actual commercial success of a gtld. It just happens to be one of the only pieces of data we can judge by early on. Number of registrations may not matter to an end user. Then again, it may! I will judge by the total amount of money spent to advertise and promote any single gtld. That includes all Radio, TV, Magazine, Billboards etc."

New gTLDs and Legal Rights Objection : which rights to be invoked ?
In the framework of a legal rights objection proceeding, the panel shall assess whether the disputed new gTLD application might infringe complainant’s rights.
Season's Greetings from .AFRICA
The high point of our year was the Independent Review Panel (IRP) victory over the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) -the California-USA based organization that oversees the Internet Domain Name System. DotConnectAfrica Trust had applied for the .Africa generic Top-Level Domain registry from ICANN in 2012.

Dish DBS prevails in .PHONE over Donuts
.phone will be restricted
The new gTLD .phone is going to be tightly restricted, after Dish DBS won the contested string at auction.

Will your dot brand help your SEO ranking?
Dot brand sites have the potential to be better ranked than other TLDs, but it will actually be the brands’ responsibility to make it happen.

Tata’s bid for .tata gTLD scuppered by Morocco
Tata Group, the humongous Indian conglomerate, has been told its flagship application for a dot-brand gTLD has been refused.

New gTLD Development
A few foreign language sites are included this week, as the new gTLDs of course aren’t limited to the English language. The screenshots are linked, if you would like to check them out for yourselves.

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

Most recent Trademark Clearinghouse Sunrise Period announcements

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