Saturday, July 30, 2011

400 members

The "Top-Level Domains" group on LinkedIn reaches 400 members.

The Top Level Domains group is a networking group for the development of new gTLD projects.

Please join here.

Friday, July 29, 2011

.IPV4 & .IPV6 TLD projects

More French Trademarks for IPV4 & IPV6.

Note numbers are not allowed according to last Draft Applicant Guidebook.

http://bases-marques.inpi.fr/Typo3_INPI_Marques/marques_fiche_resultats.html?index=5

.AMOUR Top-Level Domain coming ?

"Amour" means love in French.

http://bases-marques.inpi.fr/Typo3_INPI_Marques/marques_fiche_resultats.html?index=4

The INPI is the "Institut National de la Propriété Industrielle" where Trademarks are registered in France.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

.VIP Top-Level Domain

Domain names ending in .vip will be available to a selected circle of persons only.

It is possible to send information about a desired domain name to receive an offer.

Web site : http://vipspaceenterprises.com/

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Bit-squatting

"phishing, cybersquatting, typosquatting" the new threat to worry about is now named "bit-squatting".

Read the article from Domainincite

Thursday, July 21, 2011

.AAA Top-Level Domain

I was recently contacted by the owner of this project and was asked if I was "in" but I received no more information.

Checking the web site, I found information whith a link pointing to ICANN (dated...2000) so I can't really tell if there is a project here or not.

Web site is here : http://www.mamadomia.eu/

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

.AIGO Top Level Domain

The .AIGO brand wants to apply for its Top-Level Domain.

Article is in Chinese : http://www.cnetnews.com.cn/2011/0622/2043092.shtml

According to my understanding of Google Translate, AUDI would also have done an announcement of its interest to acquire its gTLD.

Monday, July 18, 2011

.TAXI Top Level Domain

According to the "Association for application and management of the gTLD dot-taxi", a .TAXI Top Level Domain could be prepared. A working group does exist and it is possible to participate in this project sending an email to : general-announces-subscribe@lists.dottaxi.de

Website of the association is here : http://www.taxi.de/dottaxi.html

Thursday, July 14, 2011

.APP Top Level Domain

"Securing the .app gTLD for the app development community"

Read the article on DomainIncite ;
Project is available here : https://dotappapp.com.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

New gTLD initiatives spotted

I found this interesting map with new projects spotted :
  • .LDN for the city of London (UK) ;
  • .VANCOUVER for the city of Vancouver (CANADA) ;
  • .MICROSOFT for the Microsoft Brand ;
  • .CHICAGO for the city of Chicago (USA) ;
  • .TORONTO (CANADA).
Note I did not find any concrete link with more information regarding each project but...they appear on this map.

The .LDN is an interesting project to me since there already is a .LONDON for the city of London.