Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The CSC new brand

I just read the publication about CSC announcing its new brand. CSC is one of the largest Corporate Registrars worldwide, also offering to submit ".BRAND" new gTLD applications to the ICANN.
I like the new logo by the way.

The website explaining the change says: "Our email addresses will remain the same, and our home URL will still be cscglobal.com". OK.

CSC is not the owner of the ".CSC" new gTLD. The owner is the client of another company which application was submitted by one of its closest competitors: Markmonitor. I went to the ".CSC" new gTLD application and ended on this website which says (read on top): "CSC and HPE Enterprise Services are now DXC Technology".

Two questions:
  1. I understand that DXC Technology does not really need the" .CSC" new gTLD anymore so what to do with it: drop it or sell it...something else?
  2. What about a ".DXC" Technology new gTLD in the next round of the ICANN new gTLD program?
Caroline: reading this?

Friday, May 12, 2017

New gTLDs are a problem to .COM

People I work with know my passion for ".com" domain names (...) and I am often proud to say that I kept my legacy jovenet.com domain name to redirect it to my new jovenet.consulting one.

Checking the list of objections filed with Dispute Resolution Service Providers' archives, I noticed that Verisign, the .COM Registry, filed objections against all registries with a similar new gTLD:
  1. .BOM
  2. .CAM
  4. .ECOM
If this isn't a sign... I updated the list of confusingly similar new gTLDs with this information.

Monday, May 1, 2017

The CircleId Newsletter

I sometimes write articles on CircleId and noticed that a newsletter's field now appears on top of articles.

CircleId is an excellent source of information to follow what's going on in the new gTLD world and, since round one of the ICANN new gTLd program, it has become THE place where to announce.

For those to write there, I strongly recommend to add the "Top-Level Domains" tags to your article.

I am now a subscriber.

Monday, April 24, 2017

IDN homograph attacks and Branding

Which trademark/branding service provider is going to invent a product which includes to:
  1. Find a memorable name;
  2. Find the same domain name including:
    1. The ".com" domain name;
    2. The "industry related" corresponding new domain name (ie: ".forex" for Forex related businesses);
  3. Which includes characters free from IDN homograph attacks;
  4. SSL certificate.
The article with link above says that the problem is solved thank to browsers and SSL certificates but, will end-users double check if a domain name is true or not? I doubt it.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Announcing a new gTLD Event?

I just launched www.gtld.events.

Please send your next event announcements to me. It can be a podcast, a webinar, a conference, a launching, a Sunrise Period, a special program; etc...

Events should be related to new gTLDs. Note that:
  • your event will be posted and announced on www.gtld.events;
  • your event will also be announced in the gTLD.club Newsletter (sent every day).

Don't know where to send your event announcement? Send your email here.