Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The .WEDDING Sunrise Period has started

SUNRISE PERIOD START: Wednesday, 28 January, 2015;
SUNRISE PERIOD END: Monday, 30 March, 2015 - 23:45.


You will soon be able to register your .WEDDING domain name with Uniregistry.

Monday, January 26, 2015

The Sunrise Period for .FLOWERS starts today

"Flowers are emotive. They allow us to share and express our feelings toward one another, from love to gratitude and everything in between. Get you own .flowers now to create something beautiful and inspiring".

SUNRISE PERIOD START: Monday, 26 January, 2015;
SUNRISE PERIOD END: Friday, 27 March, 2015.


Register your .FLOWERS domain name with Uniregistry.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Sunrise Period for .TIRES starts today

Flat Tires?

SUNRISE PERIOD START: Tuesday, 20 January, 2015;
SUNRISE PERIOD END: Saturday, 21 March, 2015.


Garages and other car fans will be able to register their .TIRES domain name(s) with GoDaddy or Uniregistry.

The new (gTLD) KPMG digital platform

Launching soon, the new KPMG digital platform will deliver an enhanced site visitor experience, and later this year, will migrate to its own secure gTLD domain ‘Dot KPMG’ at the world root of the Internet.

Register domain names with Uniregistry

Monday, January 19, 2015

Période de Sunrise du .ALSACE

Vous bénéficierez d’une phase préalable au lancement officiel du « .ALSACE » au grand public, du 19 janvier au 20 mars 2015, pendant laquelle vous êtes prioritaire pour enregistrer le nom de domaine de votre marque, raison sociale, enseigne, nom commerciale et sigle.

Pour consulter le calendrier des Sunrise, c'est ici:

Enregistrez votre nom de domaine .ALSACE chez Domainoo.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Sunrise Period for .KRED is starting

According to the Registry, "Kred is realtime, transparent and centered around your communities".
Learn more about .KRED:

SUNRISE PERIOD START: Friday, 16 January, 2015;
SUNRISE PERIOD END: Sunday, 15 February, 2015 - 23:45.


Thursday, January 15, 2015

2015 new gTLD Registration Forecast (a must read)

TLDWatch and DotTBA joined for a in-depth presentation on gTLD statistics and business implications.
  • A review of the 2014 gTLD activity;
  • Discussion of the Tier concept to rank gTLDs;
  • Projections for 2015 & beyond;
  • Drafting plan for lower tier gTLDs.

Download the presentation here:

.PHARMACY Sunrise Period starts today

SUNRISE PERIOD START: Thursday, 15 January, 2015;
SUNRISE PERIOD END: Monday, 16 March, 2015 - 23:45.

.PHARMACY is a secure and trustworthy top-level domain where consumers around the globe can be sure the medications they buy online are authentic and safe.


Register your .PHARMACY domain name with LexSynergy.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Did you know there is a new gTLD dedicated to Trademarks?

Extract: We already know that there is a list of Trademarks which applied for their own domain name extension but the case of the ".商标" TLD is for Trademarks in general: ".商标" means "Trademark" in Chinese. In simple words, it means that a could be registered and in even more simple words, it means that a www.yourbrand.TRADEMARK could be registered in Chinese language.

Read my article on

To register your .商标 (Trademark) domain name, check out for a Registrar here.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Sunrise Period for .GREEN new gTLD

Launch Schedule:

Starts:  Feb 6, 2015: 13:00 UTC: Registration available to trademark owners that have registered their marks in the Trademark Clearinghouse;

Landrush: Feb 12 – March 14, 2015: 13:00 UTC: Also known as priority registration, open to everyone;

General Availability: March 24, 2015: 13:00 UTC: .green domain names launch by Earth Day 2015. Open to everyone on a first-come, first-served basis.


Monday, January 5, 2015

The Sunrise Period for .LGBT start today (5 January 2015)

.LGBT is great for businesses, organizations, and other entities that wish to express commitment to and unity with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people. Since “LGBT” is the term most preferred by the community, .LGBT is the internet address that will naturally be most appealing to this diverse audience!

Sunrise Period Starts today (Mon, 5 January 2015) and ends on Wednesday, 4 February, 2015.


Reminder: the Registry's website is available here and Trademark owners can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse. Interested parties will soon be able to register their .LGBT domain name with Uniregistry.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

I spoke to a .TAXI driver

An extract from my latest article:

What about .TAXI domain names?
The driver told me his business was good: he drove a nice Limousine, worked a lot, and upgraded the Status of his company to be able to earn more (which is a good sign). He told me ha planned to build his own project and I understood his idea was to create his own taxi platform so I came to asking him if a owning a website was of any interest for a Taxi driver.

Read the complete article on

Friday, January 2, 2015

My Wishes for 2015 (Jean Guillon)

There are already many articles about 2014 look backs on new gTLDs and probably more coming. The links will be posted on Here are two of them:

My personnal wishes for 2015:
  1. .WINE & .VIN new gTLDs: ICANN, "please take a decision".
  2. Translation: the final version of the ICANN new gTLD applicant guidebook is still not translated in other languages but English. This is a lack of opportunity due to lack of understanding for potential applicants in Round 2 of the ICANN new gTLD program to take a close future?
  3. New domain names mass adoption: 2015 = (2014 x 2 registration volumes)?
  4. Alternative Roots ruled by Governments: it is still early to say but I hope countries from Asia, Africa and the European Union consider developing their own version of an Internet to compete with the ICANN root. Many disagree with this but a different Governance could: offer Brands a better protection; avoid (or help block) mass surveillance; give Corporations a trustful place where to be represented online; have adult content blocked for kids; help react fast to content related to terrorism and hate; terminate spam, etc...
    Humanity has no experience with other versions of the Internet: why wouldn't it be better and in other languages but English?
  5. More promotion for new gTLDs: the best way to spread the message is to have major Brands and niche markets to use new domain names, they are the one to talk about it on their visit cards, publications, emails, paper advertising and networks.
All my best wishes for this new Year.

Jean Guillon.

8 Sunrise Periods in January 2015 (new gTLDs)

More Sunrise periods are starting in January 2015:
  • .FRL has started already;
  • .LGBT : Mon, 5 January;
  • .GREEN : Tue, 6 January;
  • .VOTO : Tue, 13 January;
  • .VOTE : Tue, 13 January (and don't forget to Vote);
  • .PHARMACY : Thu, 15 January;
  • .KRED : Fri, 16 January (what is .KRED?);
  • .TIRES : Tue, 20 January.
Read the complete calendar from the Trademark Clearinghouse:

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Sunrise Period starts today for .FRL domain names (Happy New Year)

The .FRL Registry

I must admit that I went to Wikipedia to ensure about what .FRL means and here is an extract: Friesland or Frisia is a province in the northwest of the Netherlands. It is situated west of Groningen, northwest of Drenthe and Overijssel, north of Flevoland, northeast of North Holland, and south of the North Sea".

The Sunrise Period for .FRL new domain names starts January the first and ends in February the first. The official website is


Register your .FRL domain name with LexSynergy.