Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Moving to gTLD.club

I have been publishing content related to new gTLDs from several blogs and other platforms and just decided that it was time to concentrate on one single website with a daily Newsletter.

Expect better contents published both in English and in French with a super cool daily Newsletter about new gTLDs...only.

For daily content related to new gTLDs, please stick to www.gtld.club from now on. Other websites I have been working on will (probably) remain static with a final announcement.

The reason of this change is very simple: it takes me a lot of time to post one single information per website and I'd rather focus on increasing value and audience on one website, instead of many.

Thank you.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Domain names ending in ".wine" are here

Domain names related to Wine
(Two languages covered)
The Trademark Clearinghouse opened three sunrise periods yesterday:
  • the .WINE new gTLD; 
  • the .VIN new gTLD; 
  • and the .REIT new gTLD which has nothing to do with wine but which stands for "Real Estate Investment Trust". 
Interested in learning more about the story (and history) of wine new domain names? Dated events are listed on Dotvinum.org

Thursday, November 12, 2015

".club" domains to interest investors

An expanding market in China
  • Facts; 
  • Markets and types of Registrants (buyers); 
  • A contender to .com domain names; 
  • New .club domain names to take the lead; 
What does this mean?
Just updated: all 4 number ".club" domains are sold.

Read my article on gTLD.club:
http://www.gtld.club/2015/11/a-new-contender-for-chinese-domain.html.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Sunrise Period: the .FAMILY new gTLD

Sunrise Period
The .FAMILY new gTLD Sunrise Period:
  • SUNRISE PERIOD START: Tuesday, 10 November, 2015 - 16:00; 
  • SUNRISE PERIOD END: Saturday, 9 January, 2016 - 16:00. 
  • CLAIMS NOTIFICATION PERIOD START: Wednesday, 13 January, 2016; 
  • CLAIMS NOTIFICATION PERIOD END: Tuesday, 12 April, 2016.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Domain names ending in ".office" (by Microsoft)

Sunrise Period for .OFFICE
Microsoft won't allow registration of domain names ending in ".office" to third parties.
When:
  • SUNRISE PERIOD START: Wednesday, 4 November, 2015 - 16:00;
  • SUNRISE PERIOD END: Wednesday, 6 January, 2016 - 16:00;
  • CLAIMS NOTIFICATION PERIOD START: Monday, 11 January, 2016;
  • CLAIMS NOTIFICATION PERIOD END: Sunday, 10 April, 2016.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Launching a CLUB on Internet?

AS EASY AS 1-2-3
  1. First: you need a .club domain name;
  2. Second: you need a CMS;
  3. Third: you need a template for a club;
  4. What is it that you can't read here?
This is where it gets interesting: many solutions exist to create a website online, but the one with Google Sites allows you to select templates during the creation process of your first website. I like to remind you that many offers allow that too, but Google Sites has an option entitled "Browse the Gallery for more" and guess what: on the seven libraries of templates offered, one is entitled "Clubs and organizations". Some are ugly but... many are quite nice and I have no doubt that you can build your first club online with one of these.
Read the complete article here:
http://ezinearticles.com/?Launching-a-Club-Online?&id=9197762.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The .FEEDBACK Sunrise Period has begun

WHEN:
  • SUNRISE PERIOD START: Tuesday, 20 October, 2015 - 16:00
  • SUNRISE PERIOD END: Wednesday, 6 January, 2016 - 16:00.

WHERE:
To participate in the .FEEDBACK new gTLD Sunrise Period, contact Nameshield.


Spotted @ the Trademark Clearinghouse:
http://www.trademark-clearinghouse.com/content/feedback

Register your .CLUB domain name with Namebay.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Do you qualify for the .WINE Launch Program?

The .WINE Qualified Launch Program
The .WINE Registry may allocate or register up to one hundred (100) domain names to third parties prior to or during the Sunrise Period in compliance with the Trademark Clearinghouse Rights Protection Mechanism RequirementsQualified Launch Program Addendum.

The .WINE Qualified Launch Program will run from 4 November 2015 – 16 January 2016.

Sunrise Periods
Sunrise Periods for .WINE and .VIN new gTLDs will start on Saturday, 17 November, 2015.

Participate in the .WINE and .VIN Sunrise Periods with the Nameshield Group. Wine clubs can register their .CLUB domain name with Namebay.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

3 Sunrise Periods start today

Sunrise Periods
The TMCH to start 3 new Sunrise Periods
The TLDs concerned are:

  1. .FOREX:
    SUNRISE PERIOD START: Thursday, 15 October, 2015 - 16:00;
    SUNRISE PERIOD END: Sunday, 15 November, 2015 - 16:00.
  2. .BROKER:
    SUNRISE PERIOD START: Thursday, 15 October, 2015 - 16:00;
    SUNRISE PERIOD END: Sunday, 15 November, 2015 - 16:00.
  3. .GOSSIP (IDN):
    (IDN TRANSLATION: xn--45q11c)
    SUNRISE PERIOD START: Thursday, 15 October, 2015 - 16:00;
    SUNRISE PERIOD END: Saturday, 14 November, 2015 - 16:00.

Source:
https://secure.nameshield.net/recherche-dispo/calendar.php?lang=en.

Register your .CLUB domain name with Namebay.

A ".carpooling" coming in French?

Domains ending in ".covoiturage"
According to this article, there will be a new applicant in Round 2 of the ICANN new gTLD program and he will apply for the French version of ".carpooling".

Details of the project are explained and a little surprise is coming at the end of the article so be patient and read it all.

The article is in French.

A lire sur le JournalDuNet:
http://www.journaldunet.com/ebusiness/expert/62466/pourquoi-des-noms-de-domaine-pour-le-covoiturage.shtml

Register your .CLUB domain name with Namebay.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Registrants: what they think about new gTLDs

New gTLDs?
Do you remember the first time you were asked about new generic Top-Level Domains? I remember asking about them and listening to Trademarks' first thought.

What Registrants think about new gTLDs
Extract:
  • My Registrar sends me too many emails about new gTLDs, this is annoying;
  • Why is there such a difference of price between Registrars?
  • I hate don't like domainers;
  • .BRAND new gTLDs are a good idea for those who can afford it;
  • ...
Read it on gTLD.club:
http://www.gtld.club/2015/10/new-gtlds-according-to-registrants.html.

Register your .CLUB domain name with Namebay.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

3 Sunrise Periods are starting

Sunrise Periods

3 coming Sunrise Periods are new gTLD applications from IG Group Holdings PLC. The IG Group.

According to its website: "IG was established in 1974 as the world’s first spread betting firm, and is now a global leader in online trading and the winner of multiple awards. We provide services to clients worldwide, and have offices in 17 countries across Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and the US. Our head office is in the City of London".


New gTLD concerned:
  1. .TRADING
  2. .SPREADBETTING
  3. .CFD
Register here: www.nameshield.com

3 sources:
  1. SpreadBetting: nic.spreadbetting;
  2. Trading: nic.trading;
  3. CFD: nic.cfd.

Trading clubs can register their .CLUB domain name with Namebay.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

.WINE New gTLD is Here, Thanks to Politicians

.WINE: what about other Governments?

According to Jean Guillon: "We are thankful to Axelle Lemaire for its toughness and the action of its team but wasn't this an act of leadership to be able to force ICANN to act and to mobilize the international wine community, including the American one? In a nutshell, wasn't the political pressure applied on ICANN far more efficient than the protection mechanisms it offered at the beginning?"

Read on CircleId:
http://www.circleid.com/posts/201451005_wine_new_gtld_is_here_thanks_to_politicians/.

A wine club? Register your .CLUB domain name with Namebay.

Friday, October 2, 2015

2 new Sunrise Periods have begun (.KYOTO and .信息)

Sunrise Periods
When:
  1. .KYOTO:
    SUNRISE PERIOD START: Thursday, 1 October, 2015 - 16:00;
    SUNRISE PERIOD END: Monday, 30 November, 2015 - 16:00.
  2. .信息 (information):
    SUNRISE PERIOD START: Thursday, 1 October, 2015 - 16:00;
    SUNRISE PERIOD END: Saturday, 31 October, 2015 - 16:00.

Register here:https://www.nameshield.com/

Source:
https://secure.nameshield.net/recherche-dispo/calendar.php?lang=en.

Register your .CLUB domain name with Namebay.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Domain names ending in ".sfr" (phone operator)

What to do with .SFR domain names?

SFR is a French mobile phone operator and was recently bought by another operator (Numericable). The .SFR new gTLD application is still in PDT status and it is not yet known if it will be withdrawn.

This article, writen in French, gives an example of a useful use a phone operator could have of its own new domain names.

Read the article on NDD.buzz.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The Sun Rises on .EARTH today

The .EARTH Sunrise Period
The Sunrise Period for the .EARTH new gTLS starts today.
When:
  • SUNRISE PERIOD START:
    Wednesday, 23 September, 2015 - 16:00;
  • SUNRISE PERIOD END:
    Tuesday, 17 November, 2015 - 16:00.
Source (TMCH):
http://www.trademark-clearinghouse.com/content/earth. Website of the Registry: nic.earth

The Earth.club domain name is availabe to register here.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The .SRL and .健康 (healthy) Sunrise Periods

Two Sunrise Periods

Sunrise Periods concerned:
  1. The .SRL new gTLD:
    1. SUNRISE PERIOD START: Tuesday, 22 September, 2015 - 15:00;
    2. SUNRISE PERIOD END: Thursday, 22 October, 2015 - 15:00.
  2. The .健康 (healthy) new gTLD:
    1. SUNRISE PERIOD START: Tuesday, 22 September, 2015 - 16:00;
    2. SUNRISE PERIOD END: Thursday, 22 October, 2015 - 16:00.


Register your .CLUB domain name with your accredited Registrar.

In which new gTLDs I believe

There are news gTLD strings in which I believe more than others. The problem is that there are so many! I check registration volumes every week and I can tell one thing for sure: I am not wrong with my choices and here is my short list of TLDs I believe will remain.

Source: http://www.gtld.club/2015/09/which-new-gtld-would-i-apply-for-in.htmlWant to express yourself too? Join the gTLD.club.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Des nouvelles de la Trademark Clearinghouse

Extract in French:
Il est à présent possible de se tenir informé des nouvelles Périodes de Sunrise en consultant la page d’annonces des dates les plus récentes sur son site Internet. Très récemment, deux flux RSS ont aussi été ajoutés afin de proposer un format d’information complémentaire pour suivre les annonces, les périodes de Sunrise, les dates de webinars d’information et autres évènements. Un groupe LinkedInexiste aussi et diffuse de l’information au quasi-quotidien.

Read it on the French JDN: http://www.journaldunet.com/ebusiness/expert/62041/des-nouvelles-de-la-trademark-clearinghouse.shtml.



Register your .CLUB domain name with your accredited Registrar.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The .SWISS Sunrise Period has started

When:
  • SUNRISE PERIOD START:
    Monday, 7 September, 2015 - 16:00;
  • SUNRISE PERIOD END:
    Monday, 9 November, 2015 - 16:00.
Source:
http://www.trademark-clearinghouse.com/content/swiss.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Sunrier Period starts for .PYC (russian) new gTLD

When:
  • SUNRISE PERIOD START:
    Thursday, 3 September, 2015 - 16:00
  • SUNRISE PERIOD END:
    Tuesday, 6 October, 2015 - 16:00

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The .SEX and .网店 (shop) Sunrise Periods have started.


Sunrise Periods concerned:
  1. .SEX
    • SUNRISE PERIOD START: Tuesday, 1 September, 2015 - 16:00;
    • SUNRISE PERIOD END: Thursday, 1 October, 2015 - 16:00.
  2. .网店 (shop)
    • SUNRISE PERIOD START: Tuesday, 1 September, 2015 - 16:00;
    • SUNRISE PERIOD END: Friday, 9 October, 2015 - 16:00.
Source: http://www.trademark-clearinghouse.com/gtld-calendar.


Register your .SEX and .网店 (shop) domain names at your accredited Registrar. Most Corporate Registrars offer to participate in Sunrise Periods for these two new domain name extensions.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Débat autour des Noms De Domaine

Doit-on donner des noms de domaine?

Les registres, qui autorisent la création technique des noms de domaines, sont à l'origine d'un nouveau débat. Donner des noms de domaine rend-il populaire une nouvelle extension Internet ? Un débat qui s’annonce houleux entre partisans et non partisans.
En François: http://www.journaldunet.com/ebusiness/expert/61936/debat-autour-des-noms-de-domaine.shtml.


Monday, August 24, 2015

Selected new gTLD info of the day

The 3 hot news of the week:
  1. The Trademark Clearinghouse to launch 2 Newsfeeds
    Two newsfeeds were just launched by the Trademark Clearinghouse to follow its NEWS and Sunrise announcements.
    Source: http://www.trademark-clearinghouse.com/content/tmch-rss-feeds
  2. Can you say you are the #1 Registry when you give away domain names?The .CLUB wants to debate if .XYZ domain names are "real". Will CEO of the .XYZ Registry join the THEDomainConference.com to answer?
  3. A Newsletter about new gTLDs "only"Don't miss the selected new gTLD info of the day!
    Sourcehttp://www.newsgtlds.com/p/newsletter.html.


Register your .CLUB domain name with your accredited Registrar.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

A warm welcome to the .GDN new gTLD

The .GDN new gTLD is launched but there is a"but".

More on gTLD.club: We all read the story of Google buying the abc.xyz domain name: an announcement which shaked the new gTLD industry (for those who forgot already: “new gTLD” stands for “new generic Top-Level Domains”). Just in case you didn’t notice: the “.GDN” new gTLD has arrived and its website says that “.gdn” stands for “Global Domain Name”.

Source: http://www.gtld.club/2015/08/no-xyz-domains-wont-replace-com-gdn-will.html.



Register your .CLUB domain name with your accredited Registrar or participate in the Sunrise Period to register a .GDN new domain name with your Corporate accredited Registrar.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Sunrise Periods start for .STUDIO & .LIVE new gTLDs

Which:
  1. .LIVE
  2. .STUDIO
When:
  • SUNRISE PERIOD START: Tuesday, 18 August, 2015 - 16:00;
  • SUNRISE PERIOD END: Saturday, 17 October, 2015 - 16:00.
The calendar: http://www.trademark-clearinghouse.com/gtld-calendar.

Register your new ".studio" and ".live" domain names with a Corporate accredited Registrar.


Guess who registered ABC.club?

Google to acquire "abc" domain names
Google recently acquired domain names starting with "abc" before the domain name extension. Its new company named "Alphabet" will be using the domain name abc.xyz

Google also acquired abc.global recently and seem to be registering more of these generic domain names.

Its latest acquisition "abc.club" was registered a few days ago.

Source: http://whois.nic.club/whoismtld/whois/ (hit "abc.club").

Reminder: register your .CLUB domain name at your accredited Registrar.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Which country is to allow the use of its name as a domain name?

.BRAND new gTLDs and country names

Extract: "The Governmental Advisory Committee just published the country requirements for notification of requests for release of country/territory names as second-level domains in new gTLDs. Understand that if it is not yet possible for a .BRAND new gTLD to register a www.country name.BRAND, it could soon be possible: the table provides the respective country’s requirements for notification of requests for country names according to each country".

Question: why would the GAC publish this document if it was not to allow the registration of country names as second level domains?

Source: http://www.gtld.club/2015/08/country-names-for-brand-new-gtlds-here.html.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The .GDN new Sunrise Period is beginning


What:
According to the mission/purpose of the TLD, the .GDN domain name extension is:
"to commence a new generic top level domain name avenue for global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) industry and users, that enables and improve for commercial entities to illustrate, manage, market their products, services, education and experience, which enhance visibility and makes it easy for users to recognize GNSS activity on internet. We also want to ensure the establishment of Internet security and stability, customer relationship orientated with registrars and introduce innovative webmail features for registrant’s advanced business approach on World Wide Web".

When:

  • SUNRISE PERIOD START: Wednesday, 12 August, 2015 - 16:00
  • SUNRISE PERIOD END: Monday, 9 November, 2015 - 16:00.

Source: http://www.trademark-clearinghouse.com/gtld-calendar.

Where:
Participate in the Sunrise Period for .GDN new doman names with Intracomme.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The .STUDY new gTLD Sunrise Period begins

Sunrise Period:

  • START:
    Tuesday, 11 August, 2015 - 16:00
  • END:
    Saturday, 10 October, 2015 - 16:00.

Source: the Trademark Clearinghouse.

To register a domain name during a Sunrise Period, check with your Corporate accredited Registrar or check this list af TMCH agents.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

The .GAME and .XIN Sunrise Periods are starting

When:
  1. .XIN
    SUNRISE PERIOD START: Thursday, 6 August, 2015 - 16:00;
    SUNRISE PERIOD END: Saturday, 5 September, 2015 - 16:00.
  2. .GAME
    SUNRISE PERIOD START: Thursday, 6 August, 2015 - 16:00;
    SUNRISE PERIOD END: Wednesday, 7 October, 2015 - 16:00.
Where:
Check with your Corporate Registrar to participate in the Sunrise Periods.

Source: http://www.trademark-clearinghouse.com/gtld-calendar.


Monday, August 3, 2015

3 Sunrise Periods start and .CORSICA is one of them

Three Sunrise Periods:
  1. .CORSICA
    SUNRISE PERIOD START: Monday, 3 August, 2015
    SUNRISE PERIOD END: Tuesday, 6 October, 2015
  2. .SHRIRAM
    SUNRISE PERIOD START: Monday, 3 August, 2015
    SUNRISE PERIOD END: Wednesday, 2 September, 2015
  3. .RENT
    SUNRISE PERIOD START: Monday, 3 August, 2015
    SUNRISE PERIOD END: Thursday, 3 September, 2015.
To register a .CORSICA domain name, proceed with your Corporate Registrar during the Sunrise Period.

Source: http://www.trademark-clearinghouse.com/gtld-calendar.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Sunrise Periods: .LAW & .ABOGADO new gTLDs

When:
  • SUNRISE PERIOD START: Thursday, 30 July, 2015 - 16:00;
  • SUNRISE PERIOD END: Monday, 28 September, 2015 - 16:00.
Sources:
  1. The official Trademark Clearinghouse calendar:
    http://www.trademark-clearinghouse.com/gtld-calendar;
  2. .LAW Registry:
    http://nic.law
To register a .LAW domain name, participate in the Sunrise Period with your Corporate Registrar.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Football Clubs to start using .club domain names

Extract in French: "Ce que disent les utilisateurs: nous avons pris contact avec Francois-Joseph Bouyer, le titulaire de lesporting.club, afin de lui poser la question du choix de son nom de domaine. Le Sporting Club propose des salles de sport dans différentes villes pour pratiquer le football par exemple. Voici ses réponses".

A lire sur NDD.buzz: http://www.powerpress.fr/ads/nouveaux-clubs-football/.


Register your .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

A Sunrise Period starts for the .JPRS new gTLD

Purpose of the .JPRS new gTLD: ".jprs" is a TLD that has the purpose of research and development related to the Internet. It is aiming to provide an environment where autonomous research pertaining to the Internet can be conducted and to serve a wide purpose with the knowledge gained through its operations.".jprs" will be used not only for studies carried out by JPRS, but also for collaborative research and development with the relevant technology communities, academic institutions and accredited business partners" (source: the Registry).

When:

  • SUNRISE PERIOD START: Thursday, 23 July, 2015 - 16:00;
  • SUNRISE PERIOD END: Tuesday, 22 September, 2015 - 16:00.

Source: http://www.trademark-clearinghouse.com/content/jprs

The Registryhttp://nic.jprs/

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Sunrise Period for .LOTTO new gTLD starts

When:

SUNRISE PERIOD START:
Wednesday, 22 July, 2015 - 16:00

SUNRISE PERIOD END:
Friday, 21 August, 2015 - 16:00
The Registryhttp://nic.lotto

Register your .LOTTO domain name here.

Sourcehttp://www.trademark-clearinghouse.com/content/lotto.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

NDD.buzz : acquisition completed

What is NDD.buzz?
The domain is the Premium domain name negotiated with the .BUZZ Registry to talk about domain names in French. Most of the information being published by accredited Registrars, there was no independent website pointing to the global domain name information. NDD.buzz was born.

The domain was created in March 2014 and was recently transferred to Jean Guillon's accredited Registrar with help from the Registry.

Why a ".buzz" domain name?
The purpose of the NDD.buzz website is to point to the right information as soon as it is published. The info usually come from Registrar and Bloggers. According to Wikipedia, the "marketing buzz" is a term used in word of mouth marketing. It is exactly what we do here: we provide an extract of a few line from the information and offer to read it on the author's website. The idea is to publish as fast as an information appears, as often as possible. We also write articles here from time to time.

Who uses ".buzz" domain names?
There will soon be 10 000 domain names registered and the travel/tourism industry has understood, and values, the meaning of the word "buzz": there are few geographic and city domain names left in ".buzz". There are also another communities registering ".buzz" domain names.

Thank you
If I would not disclose the deal, I particularly want to thank the .BUZZ Registry for helping me with this transfer and the gaining Registrar Namebay who was king enough to install the zone file for me prior to transferring the domain.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Is ICANN still the right Governing Body?

Titles from the post:
  • Mistakes from the ICANN new gTLD program;
  • The AFNIC report explains what is behind domain names;
  • Can domain names be upgraded or improved?
  • The .SUCKS new gTLD: pure genius or end-users nightmare?
  • What could come next?
  • The Afnic Report is full of suggestions for a “version 2”;
  • A new Governance is the issue;
  • Make the DNS more simple to end-users.
Source: http://www.gtld.club/2015/07/a-better-governing-body-for-better.html.

Sunrise Period for .COURSES new gTLD has started

When:
  • SUNRISE PERIOD START: Wednesday, 15 July, 2015 - 16:00;
  • SUNRISE PERIOD END: Sunday, 13 September, 2015 - 16:00.

Source: http://www.trademark-clearinghouse.com/content/courses.
The registryhttp://nic.courses/

Monday, July 13, 2015

The .TICKETS (new domains) Sunrise Period starts

When:
  • SUNRISE PERIOD START: Monday, 13 July, 2015 - 16:00
  • SUNRISE PERIOD END: Friday, 11 September, 2015 - 16:00.
Source: http://www.trademark-clearinghouse.com/content/tickets. The Registry: http://nic.tickets

Register your new .TICKETS domain name with Nameshield

Thursday, July 9, 2015

“.CLUB” : les Registrars prennent le relais

Extract in French: "La nouveauté: Les noms de domaine à forte valeur ajoutée coûtent souvent plus cher car ils peuvent être plus courts ou plus génériques. Un nom de domaine tel que fra.club (nom de domaine court) ou handball.club (nom de domaine générique) font partie de la liste que le registre vient de mettre à disposition du public. Jusqu’à présent, il fallait s’adresser à une plateforme d’enchères bien connue des Domainers, pour prétendre à l’enregistrement d’un de ces noms que nous appellerons “Premiums”. Si le fonctionnement de cette plateforme est bien connu des professionnels du marché, sa complexité la rend peu accessible par des utilisateurs comme vous et moi. Le principe de l’enchère n’inspirant pas non plus confiance lorsque l’on ne pratique pas régulièrement, ces noms de domaine étaient restés inaccessibles pour tous".

Source sur le JDN: http://www.journaldunet.com/ebusiness/expert/61575/projet---club----les-registrars-prennent-le-relais.shtml.

Register your .CLUB domain name with Namebay and ask for the list of Premium .CLUB domain names at Nameshield.

Sunrise Period for .MEN new gTLD starts today

SUNRISE PERIOD START: Thursday, 9 July, 2015 - 16:00;
SUNRISE PERIOD END: Monday, 7 September, 2015 - 16:00.

Source: http://www.trademark-clearinghouse.com/content/men.

Register your .MEN new domain name(s) with Nameshield.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Sunrise Period starts for .健康 (healthy) new gTLD

Sunrise Period:
  • SUNRISE PERIOD START:
    Tuesday, 7 July, 2015 - 16:00
  • SUNRISE PERIOD END:
    Tuesday, 8 September, 2015 - 16:00.

Source: http://www.trademark-clearinghouse.com/content/%E5%81%A5%E5%BA%B7-healthy.
The Registryhttp://nic.健康

Register your .健康 (healthy) new domain name with Nameshield.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

.SKI & .MANGO Sunrise Periods start today

  1. .SKI new gTLD:
    SUNRISE PERIOD START: Wednesday, 1 July, 2015 - 16:00
    SUNRISE PERIOD END: Sunday, 30 August, 2015 - 16:00
  2. .MANGO new gTLD:
    SUNRISE PERIOD START: Wednesday, 1 July, 2015 - 16:00
    SUNRISE PERIOD END: Sunday, 2 August, 2015 - 16:00
Source: http://www.trademark-clearinghouse.com/gtld-calendar.

Participate in the .SKI Sunrise Period with Nameshield

Accredited Registrars offer exclusive ".club" domains

A good news for non professionals
Traditional Registrants (end-users), like you and I, now have access to unique ".club" domain names directly at their Retail or Corporate Accredited Registrar. I personally use Namebay at the moment.

Extract from gTLD.club
"The most important thing is that the premium price is for the first year only. All renewals are always at regular General Availability prices (unless your Registrar invents something different)An example: if you pay €100,00, €800,00 or more for your generic Premium ".club" domain name, the price you will pay each year could be as low as €12,00 !"

The official list of Premium ".club" domain names is available on gTLD.club but asking Nameshield is a good option too.

Do you like .ANIMALS ?

"Rumors Rumors"
What if multiple applicants applied for strings such as .LION or .CROCODILE in Round 2 of the ICANN new gTLD program? If we focus on sales registrations for color new domain name extensions, animal names could be a hit...but not for the same reasons.

Extract of my post: Some applicants realized that speculating with new gTLD applications was possible. Auctions for some of them also seem to have been lucrative but this is nothing compared to private auctions: some new gTLD applications were won in auctions for millions of Dollars leaving their applicants with more money than what they spent to apply.

Source gTLD.club: http://www.gtld.club/2015/06/what-about-animals-in-second-round.html.



Register your .CLUB domain name with Namebay.

Friday, June 26, 2015

2 posts that I wrote recently about new gTLDs

Two articles written recently:

  1. There is .TAXI strike in Paris
    http://www.gtld.club/2015/06/coming-soon-in-paris-wwwstriketaxi.html
  2. The domain name World is changing (following the NDD.camp)
    http://www.ndd.buzz/2015/06/nddcamp-lunivers-des-noms-de-domaine.html (in French).


Register your .CLUB domain name with Namebay.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

I questioned a Club Manager

I asked a famous club manager about changing his domain name to a .club domain name and it turned to an interesting discussion.

Extract: "It started with the same good old talk about Search Engine Optimization ("SEO"), losing positioning on the first page of Google results… If I clearly understood that reasoning on the part of a small club, I think it is a non sense for a club that already has some notoriety because notoriety is considered in Google search engine's algorithm".

Read my complete article on CircleId:
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150623_i_spoke_to_a_club_manager/.



Register your .CLUB domain name with Namebay.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Sunrise Periods start for .FYI and .MBA new gTLDs

When:
SUNRISE PERIOD START: Tuesday, 23 June, 2015 - 16:00;
SUNRISE PERIOD END: Saturday, 22 August, 2015 - 16:00.

Register your .FYI and .MBA new domain names in Sunrise Period with Nameshield.

Source: http://trademark-clearinghouse.com/gtld-calendar.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

.ONLINE Sunrise Period starts on Thursday, 18 June

When:

  • SUNRISE PERIOD START: Thursday, 18 June, 2015 - 16:00;
  • SUNRISE PERIOD END: Monday, 17 August, 2015 - 16:00.




Source: http://www.trademark-clearinghouse.com/content/online.

Register your .ONLINE domain name with Nameshield.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

4 Sunrise Periods are starting today

New gTLDs concerned by Sunrise Periods:
  1. SOCCER
  2. MOVIE
  3. COUPONS
  4. FANS
WHEN:

SUNRISE PERIODS START: Tuesday, 16 June, 2015 - 16:00;
SUNRISE PERIODS END: Saturday, 15 August, 2015 - 16:00.

Source: http://trademark-clearinghouse.com/gtld-calendar.

Register your .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Why did you register Jeux.club ?

Jeux.club : interview du titulaire

Suite à un échange avec le titulaire du nom de domaine, celui-ci nous a expliqué son choix: non seulement Pierre-Eli Normandeau est fan de jeux vidéos mais aussi, grand fan des nouveaux noms de domaines. L'opportunité s’étant présentée à ce développeur de site Internet (le site s'appelait Natom.ca), Pierre-Eli nous a indiqué que le nom de domaine Canadien - le “.ca” est l’extension de noms de domaine pour le Canada - n’était plus cohérent car il y avait autant de visiteurs en provenance de France que du Canada or il n’existe pas d’extension Internet pour la langue Française dans sa globalité.

Read the complete article in French on the JDN: http://www.journaldunet.com/web-tech/expert/61154/le--club-du-jeux.shtml and register your .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

New gTLDs on LinkedIn: 2000 subscribers

A Milestone

It is difficult to catch up with information related to new gTLDs and there are many writers to publish excellent content every day.

The problem for readers interested in following this information is that they just can't search/visit all websites everyday to read that analysis from DomainIncite, from Domain Name Wire or from The Domains.

Who has the time to receive each Newsletter from every Registry to read about their latest announcement and who has time to read ALL articles published everyday about new generic Top-Level Domains A very few like Jovenet Consulting do: we receive most content published...every day.

In 2009, we created this group on LinkedIn about "new generic Top-Level Domains" and we select the information everyday for our readers to receive it directly in their email.

Join us here for free: https://www.linkedin.com/groups?groupDashboard=&gid=1840166 and stay tuned following Jean Guillon on Twitter.

.BANK Sunrise Period is ending soon

The .BANK Sunrise Period ends on Wednesday, 17 June, 2015 - 16:00. Hurry-up!

Source: http://www.trademark-clearinghouse.com/content/bank.

Register your .BANK domain name with one of these Registrars.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

5 Sunrise Periods are starting today

New gTLDs concerned by Sunrise Periods:
  1. THEATER
  2. TAXI
  3. HOCKEY
  4. DOG
  5. RUN
WHEN:
  • SUNRISE PERIOD START: Tuesday, 9 June, 2015 - 16:00
  • SUNRISE PERIOD END: Saturday, 8/10 August, 2015 - 16:00

Source: http://trademark-clearinghouse.com/gtld-calendar. Register your domain names with your accredited Registrar.

Friday, June 5, 2015

The World Wine Web should read this

Questions to have if both .WIN & .WINE ever had to coexist

You probably noticed that .WINE is the same as .WIN but with an "E" added (...) Here is a few questions that come to my mind if both new gTLDs were to coexist one day. Note that this thinking is valid for the 10 coming years.

Read my article on gTLD.club: http://www.gtld.club/2015/06/how-will-wine-and-win-new-gtlds-coexist.html. Wine Clubs can register their .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

Project dotVinum is the official sponsor for this fantastic publication

Thursday, June 4, 2015

FFM to launch 5 new Sunrise Periods

Famous Four Media to launch 5 Sunrise Periods

The company from Gibraltar launches five new generic T-op Level Domains today. New gTLD concerned are:
  1. .LOAN
  2. .ACCOUNTANT
  3. .WIN
  4. .RACING
  5. .DOWNLOAD
SUNRISE PERIOD START: Thursday, 4 June, 2015 - 16:00;
SUNRISE PERIOD END: Monday, 3 August, 2015 - 16:00.

I suggest Brands to submit their datas in the Trademark Clearinghouse prior to registering their domain name with their Corporate Accredited Registrar.

I recommend using an Agent...if you're complete lost with this procedure.

Source: http://trademark-clearinghouse.com/gtld-calendar.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Les Nouveaux noms de domaine dans la presse

Extract in French: "A la lecture d’hebdomadaires d’information, on ne peut éviter les nombreux produits présentés et dont sont affichés les noms de domaine pour présenter un site Internet. Dans les parutions du Point du mois de mai, je ne peux m’empêcher de m’interroger sur certains d’entre eux".

Source: http://www.journaldunet.com/ebusiness/expert/61079/les-nouveaux-noms-de-domaine-dans-la-presse.shtml. Register your .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Update: Sunrise Period for .MOVIE new gTLD

Sunrise Period

  • START: Tuesday, 2 June, 2015 - 16:00;
  • END: Saturday, 1 August, 2015 - 16:00.
New: 

SUNRISE PERIOD START: Tuesday, 16 June, 2015 - 16:00;
SUNRISE PERIOD END: Saturday, 15 August, 2015 - 16:00.
Sourcehttp://www.trademark-clearinghouse.com/content/movie.

You can register your .MOVIE new domain name with accredited Registrar LexSynergy.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Jovenet Consulting is 3 years old...already (new gTLDs).

I want to thank LinkedIn for reminding me that Jovenet Consulting turned 3 a few hours ago.

These past years following the ICANN new gTLD program have taught us many lessons and we are definitely ready for Round two. I won't be introducing Jovenet Consulting here because many of you: friends, clients, partners, service providers have heard from us by word of mouth but for those who wonder what Jovenet consulting is about, here is what we do "in simple words":
  • We talk about new gTLDs;
  • We write Newsletters about new gTLDs;
  • We provide content about new gTLDs to service providers;
  • We write articles about new gTLDs;
  • We help new gTLD projects to develop;
  • We promote new gTLDs on social networks;
  • We help potential applicants find their way in the ICANN new gTLD process;
  • We help open close(d) doors;
  • We complain at ICANN when it is necessary;
  • We congratulate ICANN when it deserves it;
  • We help applicants connect with the right new gTLD service provider;
  • As an independent company, not affiliated with any back-end Registry, we are able to answer all questions.


You noticed? We're about new generic Top-Level Domains "only" and if everything that we do is not expressly explained on our website, it is because every offer, every deal that we have with a customer is a different one.


Independent new gTLD consulting: www.jovenet.consulting.

Monday, May 25, 2015

.TECH Sunrise Period is starting.

New .TECH domainnames will give you the opportunity to build your brand with a domain name that truly represents your business, your interests and everything 'tech-y' you stand for.


SUNRISE PERIOD START: Monday, 25 May, 2015 - 16:00;
SUNRISE PERIOD END: Friday, 24 July, 2015 - 16:00.

Sourcehttp://trademark-clearinghouse.com/gtld-calendar.

Tech clubs can also register their .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry. For Sunrise Period Registrations, it is suggested to use a Corporate Registrar.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The .ERNI new gTLD Sunrise Period starts today

ERNI is an international consulting company highly specialized in Software engineering to enable and deliver innovation in process and technology.


  • SUNRISE PERIOD START: Thursday, 21 May, 2015 - 16:00;
  • SUNRISE PERIOD END: Monday, 20 July, 2015 - 16:00.

Source: http://www.trademark-clearinghouse.com/content/erni

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Richard Li is coming with his own domain name extension(s)

Extract: "...but there will be a ".richardli" new gTLD. One applicant "only" considered submitting an application for his name followed by his family name and I must admit that the person to have provided new gTLD consultancy services was good here becauseRichard Li is writing history".

Read my article on: http://www.gtld.club/2015/05/richard-li-is-coming-with-his-own-new.html.

Nearly 10% of all new gTLD registrations are in FFM managed registries!

Earlier today, the number of domain names in Famous Four Media registries surpassed half a million. This equates to nearly 10% of all domains registered under ICANN's new gTLD program.

"We are delighted in rapid growth in the registries under our management" said Andy Churley, CMO of Famous Four Media, the registry management company for 16 new domain extensions. "The go-to-market approach FFM has adopted is clearly striking a chord with the public and to have reached 500,000 registrations in such a short time is a testament to the strong strategy and great staff at FFM."

In 2013, ICANN the body that oversees domain names on the Internet embarked on a massive program of change opening up the domain name space to thousands of new domain endings. Web-addresses can now end in almost any series of letters.

"A great part of the success comes down to the domain endings we manage." continued Churley "People love .PARTY, .SCIENCE and .WEBCAM in particular, these strings have a broad appeal and are words that work in many languages. We are just as excited about the domain endings we will be launching, in particular .DATE and .REVIEW, which we believe share a mass appeal. "

Famous Four Media plans to launch 10 more domain extension in 2015 to augment the six domain endings (.BID, .TRADE,.WEBCAM, .SCIENCE, .CRICKET and of course .PARTY ) that are already available. Domain names can be registered through Famous Four Media's extensive network of ICANN accredited registrars.

A list of Famous Four Media's accredited domain name registrars can be found here:www.famousfourmedia.com/registrars/accredited-registrars..

Register your .TRADE domain name with Uniregistry.