Tuesday, December 30, 2014

4 Sunrise Periods are starting today (30 December)

Donuts Inc. has four Sunrise Periods starting today

  1. .LEGAL
  2. .COACH
  3. .MONEY
Check out the official Trademark Clearinghouse Calendar: http://sunrise.clearinghouse.org/.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Night Clubs have adopted .CLUB domain names

Extract: If most new domain names can already be found in search engine results, they are still difficult to find. The case of Night Clubs is an interesting one: most night clubs - to have an online presence - seemed to be using old fashion domain names until recently but taken as an example, a search for a night club located in Boston will also show results using .club domain names: it is the case for the “Machine Night Club” when searching for “night club boston” (without inverted comas).

Read the complete article here : http://www.prlog.org/12408476-night-clubs-have-joined-the-club.html.

Clubs can register their .CLUB domain names with Uniregistry.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

French want to .VOTE but they won't ;-)

This is an extract of my latest article on the .VOTE new gTLD, enjoy.

Extract: "There is a certain buzz at the moment around this domain name: the sunrise Period will open from January 13, 2015 through February 12, 2015. As usual, interested Registrants, will be able to register in the Trademark Clearinghouse and the .VOTE will also be available in Spanish, Italian and Portuguese with a second extension: the .VOTO. Also: ".VOTE will be not be open to the general public, but rather is intended for political candidates, political action committees (PACs), political committees, and other verifiable registrants". More details about the application can be found here".

Read the complete article on gTLD.club

Sunrise Period for .NRW is starting today

"Die neue Top-Level-Domain .nrw vereint Nordrhein-Westfalens buntestes und lebendigstes Lebensgefühl künftig unter einem digitalen Dach".

Extract from the .NRW application: "The goal of the .NRW top-level domain is to establish itself as the recognized choice for registrants who want to market and promote themselves and their websites to, and reach, the Internet-using public, for business, political, personal or any other purpose, through an association with the state of North Rhine-Westphalia; and, as the recognized top level domain name for Internet consumers to look for, to know which people, businesses, information sources or other online resource associates themselves with North Rhine-Westphalia or are trying to communicate with them.

North Rhine-Westphalia is the most populated and, at the same time, most densely populated state in Germany, with 17,8 million inhabitants. 36% of Germany’s large cities (29 out of 80) are located in the region of North Rhine-Westphalia. North Rhine-Westphalia has the highest GDP--543 billion in 2010--in Germany and therefore is one of the economic and industrial centers of the nation (http:⁄⁄www.nrwinvest.com⁄NRW_at_a_glance⁄index.php). This number accounts for more than 20% of Germany’s total GDP. North Rhine-Westphalia’s purchasing power also ranks amongst the highest in Germany, which makes it a highly desirable place for business".
  • SUNRISE PERIOD START: Tuesday, 16 December, 2014 (All day)
  • SUNRISE PERIOD END: Saturday, 14 February, 2015 - 23:45
Source: http://sunrise.clearinghouse.org/.

Register your .NRW domain name with LexSynergy.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Le TOP 10 des nouveaux gTLDs (in French)

Extract: Il existe un “Top 10” des nouvelles extensions Internet: il s’agit des dix Registres qui autorisent la commercialisation de nouveaux noms de domaine au réseau des bureaux d’enregistrement accrédités. Dans le cas de ce Top 10, nous parlons des dix Registres qui créent le plus de noms de domaine.

Source: http://www.journaldunet.com/ebusiness/expert/59417/le-top-10-des-nouveaux-gtlds.shtml.

Most of domain names available in this Top 10 are available at Uniregistry.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Happening now: Name Collision

Sunrise Period: December 10th 2014 – January 9th 2015

New gTLDs concerned:
  • audio
  • berlin
  • blackfriday
  • christmas
  • cologne
  • gift
  • guitars
  • hamburg
  • hiphop
  • hiv
  • juegos
  • koeln
  • link
  • luxury
  • melbourne
  • onl
  • photo
  • pics
  • rich
  • ruhr
  • sexy
  • tattoo
  • wang.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

.CPH in Round 2 of the ICANN new gTLD program?

Extract: dotCPH is an initiative to buy and secure the .CPH gTLD to represent the danish city Copenhagen..

Source: http://round2-projects.registries.tel/.

Register your "Round 1" new domain names with Uniregistry.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Sunrise Period starts for .CRICKET - .PARTY & .SCIENCE

With Cricket comes equality, integrity and the opportunity of success, and this is something we seek to emulate within .cricket. Despite the countless resources available for those interested in cricket, we know that choice is often restricted and we hope to change this with the new .CRICKET generic TLD (Top Level Domain).

All new gTLDs have to hold a Sunrise Period, and having a verified trademark entry in the Clearinghouse is the minimum requirement to participate in this priority-registration period. Registering in first priority is an easy 3 step process. Check the TMCHcalendar to learn more about Sunrise Periods' dates.

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

Scientists will soon be able to register their .SCIENCE domain name with Uniregistry.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Sunrise Period starts today for .RIO

  1. SUNRISE PERIOD START: Friday, 5 December 2014;
  2. SUNRISE PERIOD END: Sunday, 4 January 2015;
  3. CLAIMS NOTIFICATION: Monday, 5 January 2015.

More informationhttp://sunrise.clearinghouse.org/


Thursday, December 4, 2014

Sunrise Period for .SYDNEY new gTLD

  • SUNRISE PERIOD START: Thursday, 4 December, 2014 (All day);
  • SUNRISE PERIOD END: Tuesday, 3 February, 2015 - 23:45;
  • CLAIMS NOTIFICATION PERIOD START: Tuesday, 17 February, 2015;
    • Thu, 4 December '14
    • Fri, 13 February '15
    • Thu, 4 December '14
    • Fri, 13 February '15
MORE INFO: http://nic.sydney
GTLD WEBSITE: http://www.dpc.nsw.gov.au

Source: http://sunrise.clearinghouse.org/

Register your .SYDNEY domain names with Com Laude.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

New .VIN domain names: what about accents?

Extract: If accents are a strong added value when it comes to selling wine, we believe - for sure - that combination of signs including accents are part of that list of reserved names. An example for "Béarn": will the "Bearn" (with no accent) Geographical Indication be protected as well as "Béarn" with an accent? If bearn.wine and bearn.vin are reserved, what about béarn.wine and béarn.wine?
In this case, that is two names reserved in two fifferent extensions.

Source: http://www.gtld.club/2014/11/new-vin-domain-names-what-about-accents.html.