Friday, May 28, 2010

May 31 is DAGv4's day ;-)

Draft Applicant Guidebook version 4 will be published on May 31 according to this source

Note this version of the manual remains a "draft", the final version is expected for december 2010 some day between the end of 2010 and beginning of 2011.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Non-Latin top level domains ?

What is it all about ?

Read the explanation with examples in French here

Note these new projects are not listed in Registries.tel since they are considered as IDNs (IDN stands for "Internationalised Domain Names" according to Internet Assigned Numbers Authority).

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

List of new gTLD projects

I noticed many web sites with great gTLD projects are not maintained, it happens these sites are just closed down, sometimes with their domain name cybers-quatted and sometimes ... with their domain name made available for sale.

Since I have a serious interest in these projects, I have decided to setup and maintain a list at Registries.tel

Feel free to contact me if you would like your project to be listed.

Monday, May 24, 2010

.SITE Top Level Domain

.SITE wants to become the future of .COM

"Think of dotSiTE as wide open land where you can build your new home."

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Friday, May 21, 2010

.EGO Top Level Domain project ?

A trademark application was filled at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for ".ego" for or “Extension of domain names for identification of personal users on a global computer network”.

David Ways, owner of the trademark says : “.Ego encompasses everything about an individual” , “your ego is your personal identity.”

Source : Domainnamewire.com

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Vins.com vient d'être vendu

Le prix de vente d'un nom de domaine se terminant en .vin ou en .wine (www.marque.vin par exemple) devrait coûter moins de 20 € à l'achat. Notez qu'un nom de domaine doit être renouvelé une fois par an.

Je viens d'être informé que le nom de domaine vins.com vient d'être vendu pour la modique somme de...

23 000 dollars.

Un bel investissement pour acheter 1 nom de domaine. Il sera intéressant de suivre l'exploitation qui et faite de ce nom car à s'il existe des acheteurs disposés à payer un tel prix, il est probable qu'un beau site internet verra le jour prochainement. Patience donc...

Prochainement : vins.com !

.IRISH Top Level Domain

Would there be a .IRISH TLD project being prepared ?

According to the www.dotirish.com web page, I doubt it. According to the ".IRISH" silver sponsor advertised on the official web page for the 38th ICANN meeting in Brussels : there are more chances a project is being prepared.

Monday, May 17, 2010

.GOOGLE ?

I often hit "dot" + the domain name of a famous brand (or a generic keyword) to check if the domain name is registered.

"dot" in front of a domain name is often used as the URL to qualify a new Top Level Domain project. A few examples : dotafrica.org - dotsaarland.com - dotberlin.de - dotbkk.org - dotcym.org - ...


Apparently squatters have taken the lead once again.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

New TLDs are in the French press

Read my chronicle entitled "Les nouvelles extensions dans la presse grand public" (in french).

More here

Ville de Melbourne

Un profil Facebook qui aborde le sujet d'une extension Internet pour la ville de Melbourne :

http://www.facebook.com/dotmelbourne

Il existe aussi un projet pour la ville de Sydney mais sans site Internet officiel à la date de publication de ce post. 

Monday, May 10, 2010

“.Hanguk” in Korean characters

The KCC (Korea Communications Commission) wants to launch a new domain name extension using the its own alphabet.

Read the official announcement here

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Le .VIN pour le vin mais qu'en est-il des autres extensions internet ?

De nombreuses personnes me demandent quand elles pourront enregistrer un nom de domaine dans l'une des nouvelles extensions dont le .VIN fait partie. L'étonnement est grand lorsque je leur apprends qu'il existe de très nombreux projets. Tour d'horizon

Thursday, May 6, 2010

مصر (Egypt) , السعودية (AlSaudiah) and امارات (Emarat) are in the root

For the first time in the history of the Internet, non-Latin characters are being used for top-level domains.

Read the announcement at ICANN

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Price of a .MLS domain name

  • Pre-registration fee for one domain name is likely to be between $300 and $800
  • Each MLS will pay a registrar for annual registration, also probably between $300 and $800 per domain name.