Tuesday, March 31, 2015

.CLUB and .BAR Domains Team Up at Nightclub & Bar Show

There’s a new, better way for nightclubs and bars to market and promote themselves online, and the .CLUB and .BAR domain names are teaming up for the first time to offer the nightclub and bar industry the opportunity to get the perfect web address for their club or bar. .CLUB Domains, which owns and operates the #1 selling new generic top-level domain “.club” and Punto 2012, the domain company that operates “.BAR” will be in booth # 232 at the Nightclub and Bar Show in Las Vegas March 31-April 1, 2015.

Since the beginning of the Internet, clubs and bars have been relegated to getting a .com, .net or similar web address that gives no context or meaning to what consumers will find at the site, nor does it necessarily help in SEO rankings. In addition, with many of the good .com domains long taken, it leaves new businesses with little or no opportunity to have a great web address to market online. But the Internet is changing…

The .club and .bar extensions have now become available, and more than 200,000 .CLUB and .BAR names have already been registered. .CLUB is the #1 selling new domain and also leads in premium name sales including Vegas.club for $100,000 and others, totaling more than $800,000 to date.

“.CLUB and .BAR really epitomize the success of the gTLD industry, because they’re two words that give genuine context to a web address and also are used throughout the world in just about every language,” said Colin Campbell, president and CEO of .CLUB Domains. “It’s what the expansion of the Internet naming system was all about: giving businesses a chance to better brand and market themselves on and offline with a cool, amazing domain name that has meaning to everyone.”

“.BAR and .CLUB domains are short, easy to remember and recognized all over the world. This is a great opportunity for bars and clubs to have a very relevant element that builds or reinforces positioning, marketing and categorization in the online world, and even offline,” shared Aaron Grego, CEO of .BAR Domains. “Every day, we are finding new websites using .BAR domains, in exciting and innovative ways”

Anyone can register for a .CLUB or .BAR domain name at hundreds of registrars around the globe. A list of .CLUB registrars can be found at nic.club/register and a list of .BAR registrars can be found at register.bar/registrars

Register your .BAR & .CLUB domain names with Uniregistry.

Friday, March 27, 2015

New gTLDs: Custom app URLs in "Google Apps domain"

Extract: Web address mapping: have your Google Sites appear under custom URLs for all of your domains, such as hr.yourdomain.consulting, hr.yourdomain.international or hr.yourdomain.club.

Source: http://googleappsupdates.blogspot.fr/2015/03/feature-parity-for-multi-domain-google.html.

Register your .CLUB domain name with Google Domains.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

3 Sunrise Periods have started

Sunrise Periods:

  • SUNRISE PERIOD START: Tuesday, 24 March, 2015
  • SUNRISE PERIOD END: Saturday, 23 May, 2015
  • SUNRISE PERIOD START: Tuesday, 24 March, 2015
  • SUNRISE PERIOD END: Saturday, 23 May, 2015
  • SUNRISE PERIOD START: Tuesday, 24 March, 2015
  • SUNRISE PERIOD END: Saturday, 23 May, 2015

Innovation: the .UNO solution to increase registration volumes

Today, innovation in new gTLDs seems to work hand in hand with sales results and if it has been difficult to finance while the ICANN and the GAC were spending applicants' time and money to (try to) solve problems, it is possible that this innovation has now become the key to reach financial expectations and develop new domain names adoption.

Read my complete article on gTLD.club.

Reminder: you can register your .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

Monday, March 23, 2015

No matter if the IATA failed...

...the future for online tickets is in front of us.

As part of the International Air Transport Association simplifying the business initiative, the association instituted a program to switch the industry to 100% electronic ticketing. The program concluded on June 1, 2008, with the association saying that the resulting industry savings were approximately US$3 billion. In 2004, IATA Board of Governors set the end of 2007 as the deadline for airlines to make the transition to 100% electronic ticketing for tickets processed through the IATA billing and settlement plan.

As of June 1, 2008 paper tickets can no longer be issued on neutral stock by agencies reporting to their local Billing and Settlement Plan.

The industry was unable to comply with the IATA mandate and paper tickets remain in circulation as of February 2009 (source Wikipedia).

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

4,5 Sunrise periods are starting today

4,5 Sunrise Periods are starting:

  1. .IRISH
  4. .NGO & .ONG (for non gov organizations).

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

Register your .IRISH domain name with ComLaude and learn more about the Registry here.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

New gTLDs: The Lions and Rotary International Clubs

Extract: "Both are institutions to me and I have known these names forever. I dug a little and went to search for these two groups on LinkedIn, wondering if there would be an interest in either using a new domain name extension or changing to a ".club" new domain name".

Read my complete article on gTLD.club.

Register your .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

4 Sunrise Periods starting today

Four new gTLDs have their Sunrise Period to start today:
  1. .TENNIS;
  2. .CHAT;
  3. .BINGO;
  4. .STYLE
SUNRISE PERIODS START: Tuesday, 10 March, 2015 - 16:00;
SUNRISE PERIODS END: Saturday, 9 May, 2015 - 16:00.
Source: http://trademark-clearinghouse.com/gtld-calendar.

Register one of these new domain names with a Corporate Registrar.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Why did Google go for an ICANN auction?

Extract: It is clear that ICANN auctions are the most expensive way of owning a gTLD with, in reality, the only party coming out a clear winner is ICANN which not only takes $185,000 as an application fee from each of the applicants but also pockets the proceeds of an auction that it forces the applicants to enter into! Cynics might, however, view it as a means to grease the palm of the regulator which is to oversee how Google use gTLDs like .APP particularly given the controversy surrounding the issue of open/closed generics.

Read my latest article on CircleId: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150304_google_chose_to_win_app_in_an_icann_auction_for_25m_why/.

Register your .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The .ONE new gTLD has launched

What the application says: "According to the Applicant, the purpose of the TLD is manifold, as will be further explained below:

1) Reflect and operate the distinctive element out of the key and most distinctive brand (“ONE”) of the One.com Group at the top level of the DNS’ hierarchy;

2) Provide customers and other stakeholders of the One.com Group, including, subsidiaries, and their respective suppliers, sponsorships, and their respective directors, officers, employees, with a recognizable and trusted identifier on the Internet;

3) Provide such stakeholders with a secure and safe Internet environment that is mainly under the control of the Applicant, the One.com Group and its subcontractors;

4) Provide selected stakeholders in ‘ONE’ brands with the opportunity to create a secure and safe Internet environment that is to a large extent under control of the Applicant and⁄or such stakeholders".

Sunrise Period:SUNRISE PERIOD START: Wednesday, 4 March, 2015 - 16:00;
SUNRISE PERIOD END: Tuesday, 5 May, 2015 - 16:00.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Two new Sunrise Periods "for adults"

Participate in the Sunrise Periods to register your new domain name with ComLaude.