Wednesday, April 29, 2015

.GOLF new gTLD is 1 of 8 new Sunrise Periods to have started

New Sunrise Periods have started for:
  1. .FAITH new gTLD;
  2. .DATE (.DATING new gTLD is launched already);
  3. .REVIEW (.REVIEWS is launched already);
  4. .GOLF (The sport);
  5. .TOURS (Nothing to do with the French city of Tours);
  6. .PLUS;
  7. .GOLD;
  8. .MOVIE (.FILM new gTLD to be launched soon).
Expect five more Sunrise Periods to be launched in May 2015: .BANK - .MARKETS - .SITE - .CAFE - .EXPRESS new gTLDs.


So you like Golf? Why not consider registering too?

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

New domain names: who really uses them? (in French)

Two articles dealing with new gTLDs in French ("confusion around dot-trademark new gTLDs" and "are new domain names used?"):
  1. Confusion autour des noms de domaine “.marque” (.商标)
    "Les nouveaux noms de domaine rencontrent un taux d’adoption faible mais qui augmente petit à petit. Les marques, face à cette déferlante de nouvelles extensions doivent faire des choix, parfois dans la plus grande confusion, et en fonction de leur budget. A l’annonce de la possibilité d’enregistrer leur .MARQUE, la réponse est souvent unanime: “hors de question de dépenser 185.000 Dollars pour enregistrer mon .”marque”! Mais est-ce bien cela dont nous parlons?"
  2. Les nouveaux noms de domaine sont-ils réellement utilisés?
    "Les nouveaux noms de domaine apparaissent peu à peu sur Internet et si certaines extensions extrêmement négatives font parler d’elles de temps en temps pour retomber dans l’oubli et si d’autres traînent à être lancées, la question qui se pose alors pour les utilisateurs n’est pas tant celle des volumes d’enregistrements mais plutôt, celle de la réelle utilisation de ces nouveaux noms de domaine."
A lire sur le Journal Du Net:
  1. Confusion autour des noms de domaine “.marque”:
  2. Les nouveaux noms de domaine sont-ils réellement utilisés?

Monday, April 20, 2015

Article on .商标 new gTLD (.trademark)

Extract: what does it mean for Trademarks?

"Well, it is like asking a club what he thinks about the ".club" new domain name extension. In our case, we have a sign dedicated to the entire Intellectual Property community and a Trademark, no matter which country it is from, may be interested in securing its name in this extension to consider existing on a Chinese market".

Article available on CircleId:

Monday, April 13, 2015

New .CLUB Registry to win best new gTLD Award

What is the WDD?
As found on the official website: "World Domain Day is not just an event. It’s where people can turn their dreams into reality. This year, on April 10th, the world will witness an event that will revolutionize the way people do online business and promote their domain names. World Domain Day is an international event which is focused on promotion of domain names and also on educating people on how successful online businesses can be set up".


The World Domain Day 2015

Register your .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Universal Acceptance is not just a technical question: the .CLUB example

Extract: If Universal Acceptance relies a lot on technology to accept new domain names, it also relies on consumers adoption.

As the moderator of an important group related to new gTLDs on LinkedIn, I often "catch" articles related to new gTLDs, to initiate a conversation. Catching an article requires to copy-paste a URL in the Title field of the discussion but it only worked with "old" domain name extensions such as ".com". It did not work with ".club" domain names until very recently and I had to generate ".com" URLs to redirect to the right article.

Read my complete article on CircleId.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Inform about new gTLDs directly on your website

Many of you already read to grab the latest info related to new generic Top-Level Domains (new gTLDs). Some of you read it using the RSS feed and some have subscribed to its Newsletter.

I post several times a day, sometimes up to 20 times a day and you may be interested in offering this info directly on your own website. If you are interested in offering this info, why not use one of these two banners:

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

LinkedIn: a good news for .CLUB domain names

Good to know: LinkedIn now accepts to capture URLs using a domain name ending in .CLUB. Such change now makes it possible to discussion group participants to start sharing with a source of information using a .club domain name.


A scarry business model coming for Round 2 of the ICANN new gTLD program?

Extract: "If losing an auction has become a way to recover part of the money invested in a new domain name extension, let's not forget that applying does cost $185,000.00 only (a little more actually because the ICANN has been very slow in launching its new gTLD program and some entrepreneurs lost a lot of money waiting for a launch date), it has also become a way to ... earn a lot more money, even much more when rich applicants are many and definitely want to win their domain name extension in the auction".

Read my complete article on and register your .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

ICAN to acquire Jovenet Consulting to promote new gTLDs

Jovenet Consulting, the company to have massively promoted new gTLDs from the past four years, was just acquired by the Not For Profit Giant in charge of developing new generic Top Level Domains worldwide.

The American giant, after being criticized for its lack of communication to end-users, has decided to take action and give 1% of revenues generated by new gTLDs to sponsor Jovenet Consulting.

Jovenet Consulting promotes new domain names to end-users.