Saturday, December 18, 2021

Six new gTLD revocation reports were issued

Six new revocation reports were published on the official ICANN website:
  1. 2021-12-03 Revocation of the .afamilycompany new gTLD.
  2. 2021-12-03 Revocation of the .duck new gTLD.
  3. 2021-12-03 Revocation of the .glade new gTLD.
  4. 2021-12-03 Revocation of the .off new gTLD.
  5. 2021-12-03 Revocation of the .raid new gTLD.
  6. 2021-12-03 Revocation of the .scjohnson new gTLD.
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Thursday, December 9, 2021

On .AFRICA Legal Representations & Costs

I thought the .AFRICA case was over but it seems not. This is an extract of how much it cost the opponent to complain...for fraud?

Extracted from complainant's latest publication entitled "Battle Continues, as Fraud Claims Can't be Buried!":
The cost of the legal fees for the past decade including the IRP and trail court efforts plus other legal consulting fees amount to nearly USD 2million. The most recent appeal cost by Dechert was an agreed fixed fee of USD 170,000.00 which was exponential compared to other similar firms. Even so, Dechert still wanted to renegotiate a fee hike for USD500,000, just before the oral argument, which DCA thought was unethical and did not pay. The trial cost with two bench trials was USD 1,000,000.00 plus. Everyone got paid for what they asked for, except DCA. This is without even considering the over USD 600,000.00 spent on project investment. So, there was no justice in DCA walking away with no relief.

More here

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Some idea about .MUSIC

We're all now waiting for the .MUSIC new gTLD to launch and many predict it will be a success. If I was in the music business, I'd definitely consider changing my domain name to one of these. Of course I'd keep my old domain name but changing to a ".music" one would be my move.

Constantine Roussos

New gTLDs are ten years old now and they are here to stay; the "music" sign is universal, it is not French, but it is know from all ;-) so chances are high that such a domain name extension meets with adoption.

I don't follow many people on Twitter, but I follow .MUSIC founder Constantine Roussos. I once met him in the UK and the guy had a strong fight in front of him with seven more applicants who wanted to create this same registry and I was pretty sure that he wouldn't win that war: the guy had Amazon and Google in front of him...

...but he won: the official .MUSIC website says: "Supporting organizations with members representing over 99% of music consumed globally". What a success.

The idea

Since this .MUSIC enters in the history of Internet and Constantine Roussos is probably working hard with multiple partners to guarantee its success, I'd be interested in pushing this idea to his Registry: as a potential consumer of a ".music" domain name (I play the triangle*), I'd be interested in knowing what is the number of the domain name I just created.

Some luxury items enter the history because they are numbered and I would very much like to know if (for example) was the number 3 or number 10 domain name created in the history of internet. Domain names are created at the registry in a certain order, I am sure this number must not be a difficult one to extract.  

I hope he reads me.

* please don't register, I want to be first to register that one.

Saturday, December 4, 2021

123 more dotBrand domain names created in November 2021

 New .BRAND domain name creations have increased since January 2021:

  1. January 2021: 16,075
  2. February 2021: 16,864 (+789)
  3. March 2021: 17,111 (+247)
  4. April 2021: 17,245 (+134)
  5. May 2021: 17,404 (+159)
  6. June 2021: 17,544 (+140)
  7. July 2021: 17,614 (+70)
  8. August 2021: 17,699 (+85)
  9. September 2021: 17,854 (+155)
  10. October 2021: 17,944 (+90)
  11. November: 18,067 (+123)

All reports are updated at the end of each month in the "new gTLD reports" section of Jovenet Consulting.

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