Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Quelles règles d'enregistrement pour un .VIN, un .WINE ou un .VINO ?

Pour rappel, le projet dotVinum se propose d'identifier un site Internet - dont le sujet est le vin - dans une langue de référence, plutôt que selon une localisation géographique particulière, telle que la France, l'Australie ou le Chili.

Naturellement, un nom de domaine du vin doit être ouvert à tous. Tout un chacun peut faire partie de la communauté du vin sur Internet. En revanche, les marques, les institutions (oiv, napavalley, inao...), AOC, et autres indications géographiques doivent pouvoir se protéger en amont. 
Les périodes de «Sunrise» sont en elles mêmes une solution mais les récents lancements de nouveaux noms de domaine ont montré que celles-ci peuvent être coûteuses.
 Il existe d'autres solutions :
  • Bloquer les domaines des codes ISO correspondants aux AOP et autres indications géographiques. Seules les demandes des AOP sont alors acceptées par le registre et au tarif pratiqué par le Registrar (prestataire de service pour les noms de domaine ou bureau d'enregistrement accrédité). Par exemple : www.bordeaux.vin est réservé au CIVB sauf s'il ne souhaite pas enregistrer ce nom. Dans ce cas, il est placé dans une liste spéciale, et destiné à être proposé ultérieurement. 
  • Bloquer ces noms et les proposer à un tarif plus élevé, pour éviter la spéculation et l'usurpation d'identité. 
  • Autoriser les titulaires d'un nom de domaine déjà existant à enregistrer leur .VIN en priorité, si leur site - portant le même nom - est déjà actif.


Friday, December 18, 2009

Publication dans "Réussir Vigne"


Présentation du projet dotVinum dans "REUSSIR VIGNE" du mois de décembre 2009 - la revue de la vigne et du vin.

Réussir Vigne est diffusé à plus de 23 000 exemplaires par abonnement.

Plus d'information : www.reussir-vigne.com

Thursday, December 17, 2009

.SAARLAND Top Level Domain

Another German state launches its project.

More information available here : http://www.dotsaarland.com

Organisation Internationale de la vigne et du Vin (OIV)

Soirée Coktail à l'occasion des fêtes de fin d'année.

www.oiv.int

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Ville de Berlin

Plusieurs candidats souhaitant exploiter l'extension Internet de la ville de Belin :

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Questions sur le ".VIN"

Un échange intéressant avec des questions sur l'utilité du ".VIN"

Consulter cet échange sur VIADEO

Vos questions sont appréciées, merci.

Questions sur le ".VIN"

Un échange intéressant avec des questions sur l'utilité du ".VIN"

Consulter cet échange sur VIADEO

Vos questions sont appréciées, merci.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

L'identité culturelle du vin sur Internet

Préserver l'espace rural tel qu'il existe est un travail que font les vignerons, nul besoin de l'optimiser pour les touristes.
Cette préservation du patrimoine culturel français est notre image de marque : la culture du vin, les traditions et la convivialité qu'il véhicule sont des atouts majeurs qu'internet se doit de renforcer.

Le projet dotVinum proposera à un site tel que www.oenotourisme.VIN d'exister. Ce site bénéficiera ainsi d'une meilleure visibilité sur Internet grâce à une extension de nom de domaine dédiée...au vin !

dotVinum est aussi une façon de créer une identité culturelle du vin sur Internet...une identité à la française !

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Des accents pour les .VIN ?

Les accents dans les noms de domaine sont un sujet d'actualité à l'ICANN. Pour rappel, l'ICANN est l'organisme de gouvernance qui autorise ou non la création de nouvelles extensions Internet. Pour une extension .VIN destinée à créer des noms de domaine www.vous.vin, il faut déposer un dossier à l'ICANN.

Les noms de domaine, déjà compliqués à comprendre du fait de leur technicité, et encore plus difficiles à cerner du fait du nombre d'extensions différentes (environ 300), proposent de plus en plus... "des accents". Pour bien comprendre : www.cépage.com s'achète aussi aujourd'hui. Il s'agit d'une évolution pour les registres à un nouveau type de produit : les noms de domaine à caractères accentués.

Le registre du .EU vient de lancer les noms de domaines à caractères accentués. Il vient aussi de relancer la grande problématique des marques qui doivent à présent s'assurer que pour un nom de domaine précédemment acheté sans accent, elle doivent aussi s'assurer aujourd'hui qu'elle ne se le sont fait pas prendre par un tiers dans la même extension AVEC un accent. 

Surveillance des noms de domaine, budget explosif, procédures juridiques etc...

Bien que le sujet irrite, il est néanmoins intéressant dans le cadre du projet dotVinum. Le projet dotVinum consiste à lancer 3 extensions différentes dans 3 extensions qui qualifient non pas des pays mais bien des langues. Les accents doivent-ils être considérés dans ce contexte ?

Ils doivent l'être pour les raisons suivantes :
  •  .VIN qualifie la langue française et celle-ci comprend un certain nombre de caractères accentués,
  • .WINE qualifie la langue anglaise et ne doit donc PAS comprendre d'accents,
  • .VINO qualifie plusieurs langues dont les différents caractères accentués qui les composent seront intégrés dés le départ au projet,
  • Proposer les caractères accentués dés le lancement permettra d'éviter aux marques de se soucier de rater un enregistrement plus tard...
Une autre question se pose alors : un nom de domaine acheté SANS accent doit il bloquer l'enregistrement du même nom de domaine AVEC un accent ?

Difficile question.

Faites nous part de vos commentaires sur ce sujet.

Des accents pour les .VIN ?

Les accents dans les noms de domaine sont un sujet d'actualité à l'ICANN. Pour rappel, l'ICANN est l'organisme de gouvernance qui autorise ou non la création de nouvelles extensions Internet. Pour une extension .VIN destinée à créer des noms de domaine www.vous.vin, il faut déposer un dossier à l'ICANN.

Les noms de domaine, déjà compliqués à comprendre du fait de leur technicité, et encore plus difficiles à cerner du fait du nombre d'extensions différentes (environ 300), proposent de plus en plus... "des accents". Pour bien comprendre : www.cépage.com s'achète aussi aujourd'hui. Il s'agit d'une évolution pour les registres à un nouveau type de produit : les noms de domaine à caractères accentués.

Le registre du .EU vient de lancer les noms de domaines à caractères accentués. Il vient aussi de relancer la grande problématique des marques qui doivent à présent s'assurer que pour un nom de domaine précédemment acheté sans accent, elle doivent aussi s'assurer aujourd'hui qu'elle ne se le sont fait pas prendre par un tiers dans la même extension AVEC un accent. 

Surveillance des noms de domaine, budget explosif, procédures juridiques etc...

Bien que le sujet irrite, il est néanmoins intéressant dans le cadre du projet dotVinum. Le projet dotVinum consiste à lancer 3 extensions différentes dans 3 extensions qui qualifient non pas des pays mais bien des langues. Les accents doivent-ils être considérés dans ce contexte ?

Ils doivent l'être pour les raisons suivantes :
  •  .VIN qualifie la langue française et celle-ci comprend un certain nombre de caractères accentués,
  • .WINE qualifie la langue anglaise et ne doit donc PAS comprendre d'accents,
  • .VINO qualifie plusieurs langues dont les différents caractères accentués qui les composent seront intégrés dés le départ au projet,
  • Proposer les caractères accentués dés le lancement permettra d'éviter aux marques de se soucier de rater un enregistrement plus tard...
Une autre question se pose alors : un nom de domaine acheté SANS accent doit il bloquer l'enregistrement du même nom de domaine AVEC un accent ?

Difficile question.

Faites nous part de vos commentaires sur ce sujet.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Ville de Barcelone

Site Internet de soutien pour le projet de la ville de Barceolne.

http://www.bcn.cat

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

.SKI .BOARD .SURF .SKATE .BIKE

Offering skiers, surfers, bicyclists, boarders and skaters a unique navigation opportunity with 5 new Top Level Domains (TLDs).

More here: www.adrenalinetld.com

Monday, November 9, 2009

Friday, November 6, 2009

fashion.NYC

Requested fashion.nyc domain name to be reserved for use by New York City's fashion industry.

More here

Monday, October 26, 2009

.WINE Top Level Domain

.WINE TLD project is now available in 2 languages :


and


Regards,

Jean Guillon

.WINE Top Level Domain

.WINE TLD project is now available in 2 languages :


and


Regards,

Jean Guillon

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

.POST Top Level Domain

ICANN and the UPU (Universal Postal Union) conclude negotiation for .POST

Read the announcement here.


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

.emarat / .امارات Top Level Domain

"Our goal is to become the first Arab country to introduce an Arabic domain name".

Official press release can be read here

.emarat (.امارات) is expected in the Q2 2010.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

.wine .vin & .vino

It is a pleasure to announce the launching of DotVinum ; registry project for the "wine identity" on Internet.
DotVinum will allow creating domain names like ".vin", ".wine" and ".vino" in the 3 main spoken languages for the wine business, worldwide.
The web site will soon be available in English.


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Ville de Bâle

Projet de nouveau gTLD pour la ville de Bâle.

http://www.bs.ch/dot-basel

Monday, October 5, 2009

Thursday, September 24, 2009

.MMA Top Level Domain

.MMA new Top Level Domain project is to provide the mixed martial arts community their identity on Internet.

More information can be found on their web site : http://mmatld.com

Friday, September 11, 2009

.BKK Top Level Domain

.BKK is announced to become the new Top Level Domain for the city of Bangkok.
More info can be found on www.dotbkk.com which seems to be a project.

Price for a .BERLIN domain name

According to a recent interview of Dirk Krischenowski, CEO of dotberlin, the registry price of a .BERLIN domain name will be much cheaper than recent rumors found online. Price expected will be between 10 and 20 Euros.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

.SIC Top Level Domain

To understand better what .SIC means, please refer to the article from Divers.ro :
Registry web site wih an English explanation can be found here : http://www.dotsic.com

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

.OTTAWA Top Level Domain


As mentionned on the front page:


A Regional and global identity, 
Tools for democracy.

More information about the .OTTAWA project here :

http://www.connectingottawa.org

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

.AFRICA Top Level Domain

"A revenue allocation structure will be adopted by the DotAfrica registry to guarantee that a portion of revenues will be directly re-invested into the community through a grant program."

The 3 missions of the .AFRICA TLD Project can be read here :

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Présentation du .VIN à l'OIV

Présentation d'un projet d'extension Internet personnalisée ".VIN" à l'OIV.

L'OIV est l'Organisation Internationale de la Vigne et du vin.

www.oiv.int

Monday, August 24, 2009

.TREE Top Level Domain

What about planting trees?

There is an interesting business model to set up here based on the creation of www.company.tree domain names:

Let's imagine a tree costs 1€ to plant and a ".TREE" domain name sells at 5€ for the Registry.

As a reminder, a Registry is the legal entity which acquires the management rights to distribute ".TREE" domain names to the Network of ICANN accredited Registrars. Only one company is authorized by ICANN, after the validation of its application.

Setting up the ".TREE" Registry costs an average of 250 000€/year to maintain but according to the number of trees planted, the Return On Investment (ROI) on such a project can be 1500% for 1 000 000 domain names sold.

The 2003 International Telecommunication Union reports 49,85% of British businesses with 10 or more employees had a web site in 2001 (59% in France and 66% in Germany…). Such figures show a lot of companies worldwide use domain name and we are soon to be in 2010.

Many companies who use domain names can afford to plant one tree/year for a small fee and have the benefit of their domain name to highlight their participation in a great cause.

A domain name has to be renewed each year: they could even plant one tree per year.

A few figures:
  • Selling 1 000 000 ".TREE" domains names can be done easily with a nice action attached to the purchase of a domain name. For a cheap fee, a company acquires its ".TREE" domain name and plants one tree each year (ex: www.guillon.tree = 1 tree planted/year).
  • 1 000 000 domain names sold can be reached within 2 years,
  • Renewing 1 000 000 ".TREE" domain names a year means 4 000 000€/year,
  • Renewing 1 000 000 ".TREE" domain names a year means 1 000 000 trees planted each year.
  • 4 000 000€ - 250 000€ = 3 750 000€/year: profitable isn't it?
Think about it and pass the message.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

.ARTIST Top Level Domain

Sero will launch the ".Artist" Top Level Domain. This new domain name extension will serve artist communities worldwide.

Friday, August 7, 2009

.HORSE Top Level Domain


The .HORSE project will be representing the English horse industry.

For those who love horses, more information can be read on this project below :

www.dothorseproject.com

Friday, July 31, 2009

Top Level Domains Group on LinkedIn


Please feel free to join my group related to Top Level Domains on LinkedIn. Almost 130 people already subscribed.

The TLD group is a networking group for the development of new TLD projects.

Link: http://www.linkedin.com/groupRegistration?gid=1840166

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

.FILM Top Level Domain

The new Top Level Domain ".FILM" will avoid movie makers to use names such as www.title-themovie.com

The .FILM registry will build strong links with the Motion Picture Association of America.
More can be read here:

Monday, July 27, 2009

.ANYTHING

Want to know if your new top level domain was already ordered?


The "orders from today" 's page give an idea of new generic coming projects.

Do not forget to read the reminder if you buy: you are not guaranteed to get your domain name. This is an alert system.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

.ZULU Top Level Domain

Chief of the Zulu tribe, His Majesty King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu, recently sent a letter notifying ICANN of his intent to register the dot-zulu domain name.

More information can be read at ICANN :



Wednesday, July 22, 2009

IP Clearing House

Let's imagine more than 500 new Top Level Domains starting 2011…

The IP Clearing House project recommended by the ICANN Implementation Recommendation Team (IRT) answers many problems related to Intellectual Property and costs for the Registrant (right owner).

The new gTLD implementation consultation dated July 13 can be read at the link below:

Friday, July 3, 2009

.KAB Top Level Domain

A new domain name for the .KAB project.

More here.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

.HOTEL Top Level Domain name project to receive support from IH&RA

The International Hotel & Restaurant Association (IH&RA) has announced its support for .HOTEL project.

More information here.

.HOTEL project is explained here

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Top Level Domains in 1997

An old thread dated 1997 with a list of Top Level Domain Names already in use and some being discussed.

The .SEA is an interesting one ... with potential.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Petition for a .RUGBY Top Level Domain

Petition can be signed here :

.SIDNEY & .BASKETBALL new Top Level Domains

Generic domain names starting with "dot" have become very popular. Following the ICANN announcement of the new .SIDNEY and .BASKETBALL coming projects, I hit www.dotsidney.com and www.basketball.com

Cybersquatters, the hunt has begun…

Monday, June 22, 2009

.FOOD

Wolfgang Puck launches ".FOOD"

Portion of the proceeds from .FOOD will be donated to funding philanthropic organisations

More information below:

Friday, June 19, 2009

RESULTS "Protect your brand on FaceBook"

Did FaceBook really act protecting brands ?

I followed the procedure filling in the form made available for brand owners.

I am now the lucky winner to see the face of a dog on the URL I tried to protect!

Trying to protect my brand on FaceBook showed no result.

Now what ?

Thursday, June 18, 2009

.WEB .MONEY and .PHONE

More projects coming:

gTLD Revolution plans to apply for a number of new generic TLDs through ICANN's new gTLD process

For more information on these projects, it is here:

http://gtldrevolution.com

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

.WIKI

Wikipedia.org is already very popular.

".WIKI" domain names could add to its popularization hosting content behind its own domain name extension.

.VIDEOS

The ".VIDEOS" gTLD will provide a new marketing platform for entertainment companies, video sharing websites, and many other businesses of the internet.
Information on this new Registry project is available here.

.TEAM

Actors of the sport and related industry will be able to team behind their own domain name extension: the ".TEAM" project.
More information is available here.

.ARTIST

Artists can pre-order their ".ARTIST" domain name.
Pre-registration for artists, musicians, writers, actors, and other related businesses is possible here.

.HOMES

".HOMES" is the home industry project for real estate professionals.
More information is available here.

.SELL


Looking forward to selling online?

".SELL" project is for you.
More information is available here.

TLDA Association

The TLDA association relates to new TLD projects.

Monday, June 15, 2009

.KAB Top Level Domain


La Kabylie présente sa pétition de soutien au projet d'extension de nom de domaine ".KAB".
Kabylia introduces its ".KAB" Top Level Domain project. Petition is available in French below.

http://operationkab.info/

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Protect your brand on FaceBook

Starting next saturday morning, it becomes possible to apply for your name on Facebook.

If you want to avoid your brand to be used as a Facebook URL, visit the link below:

http://www.facebook.com/help/contact.php?show_form=username_rights

As a test, I decided to protect "GUILLON", a registered brand at INPI.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The TLD project at ICANN is just fantastic

I am amazed to see companies and “supposed” professionals of the domain name ... wake up.
I first thought ICANN was taking too long to launch these new TLD's but check the result: this ICANN project has been in preparation for more than 2 years ! We started exposing it to the public in mid 2008. The guide (applicant guide book) has been commented upon once, then twice ; comments were taken into account by ICANN and adapted.

A third version of this manual is now available and there will be a fourth one until ... applicants are able to apply.
  • “Yes”, it is expensive,
  • “Yes”, it is complicated,
  • And “Yes”, Intellectual Property is going to have a hard time.
I am ... happy to read pessimistic studies and comments about this project ; it means one thing : brands, companies and communities are - at last - waking up.

Expensive you said?

Once informed, the only thing I want is to watch companies go beyond their obsession : price.
I know how much it cost a company to advertize in the press for one single print. Won't these same companies invest in a project which will bring them...a much better result - everyday - on Internet?

I wouldn’t be surprised to see that the price of an application is lowered in the first quarter of 2010: it is one of the major feed back I receive these months from the interested communities.

Complicated?

Check the web: few companies have the experience in dealing with these projects. Planning to set up a "Top Level Domain" requires a type of knowledge companies may not have. For this reason it is important to rely on a good partner who will not only be a technical one: a TLD is a very - VERY - powerful communication tool.

Google and Bling.com are fighting hard : which of the 2 will make the better use of new TLDs ?

Intellectual Property

Is it really the job of "Intellectual Property" to decide about a communication project? I believe that the role of intellectual property is to make an advice available; communication people should feel much more concerned about acquiring their own "Top Level Domain name".

Did you realize what the importance of web sites was, 15 years ago? Did you know your email was going to become so important in your business life?

Today, ICANN is offering communities an entry point on the web: their specific "domain name extension".

Let’s take an example: wouldn’t you feel at the right place trying to export your wine on www.export.wine ?

I certainly would.

;-)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

ICANN's 35th International Public Meeting

The conference will be held 21-26 June 2009 at the Hilton Sydney.

A full schedule for the meeting, including a synopsis of each session being held throughout the week, is available on the ICANN Sydney Meeting website athttp://syd.icann.org

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Pre-order your .VIN domain name

It is with high interest that I discovered the possibility to pre-order .vin domain names on POOL.COM The “.vin” new top Level Domain name is explained on my web site: www.dotvin.fr

300 000 registrations for these brand new domain names all combined !
http://www.domainpulse.com/2009/05/24/poolcom-and-quintaris-receive-300000-pre-registrations-for-new-gtlds-in-one-month/

So I asked POOL.COM the question below:

MY QUESTION :
Customer (Jean Guillon (DotVin)) - 05/22/2009 04:27 AM

Hello, have you had any orders for .VIN ? Thank you

ANSWER FROM POOL.COM :
Response (Jamie H.) - 05/22/2009 01:02 PM

Hello;
Thank you for contacting Pool.com, we are pleased to assist you with your inquiry.
I am assuming that you are referring to the new TLD pre orders we are accepting at http://quintaris.pool.com/. Unfortunately at this time I have no statistics on what pre orders have been placed concerning new TLD's.

Thank you for using Pool.com

Regards,
Pool.com Customer Service

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Vote for your "wine" Top Level Domain !

Vote for the right new top Level Domain dedicated to the wine community in Internet :

Friday, March 27, 2009

".vin" or ".wine" ?

For interested parties in launching a .VIN (for « wine » in French) or .WINE, please visit http://www.dotvin.fr/ (available in French only).

I will launch a similar web site in English soon for a .WINE project.

Thank you

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Top Level Domains on LinkedIn

The Top Level Domains Group is a networking group for the development of new TLD projects.
Please come and share knowledge and experience on my new group.
Click here to join on LinkedIn.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Top Level Domains today

You can comment the draft version 2, send an email here according to the module (Application process – Evaluation procedures – Dispute resolution procedures – String contention procedures - Transition to delegation – Application terms and conds) you are interested in:http://www.icann.org/en/topics/new-gtlds/comments-2-en.htm(down the page). If consistent, it should be published.

The complete draft version 2 with modifications according to comments on version 1 :
http://www.icann.com/en/topics/new-gtlds/draft-rfp-redline-18feb09-en.pdf

Complete analysis of public comment with answers on issues detected on draft version :
http://www.icann.org/en/topics/new-gtlds/agv1-analysis-public-comments-18feb09-en.pdf

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Summary of the meeting in Mexico

What was the ICANN Mexico Meeting?

Read the summary of the Mexico City meeting regarding the advancement of the new gTLDs program.

Briefing note is available here.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

New gTLD Program update

The new draft and more information were published today and are available on this page :
http://www.icann.org/en/topics/new-gtld-program.htm

The PDF, which remains - "a draft" - is available for download below :
http://www.icann.org/en/topics/new-gtlds/draft-rfp-clean-18feb09-en.pdf
A few interesting things to read this week-end !

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Friday, January 23, 2009

Launching your own TLD ?

Your brand deserves to be better promoted on Internet.

Launching your own Top Level Domain is possible in 2009-2010.
  1. A better image…
  2. More audience…
  3. More traffic…
  4. More back links…
  5. A fantastic promotion for 2010…
  6. Writing your name in the history of your company…
  7. The opportunity to show your online leadership in your industry…
Thinking about launching your top level domain ?
Visit my group on LinkedIn (Top Level Domains)