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:

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.


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.


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:

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

Register your .TRADE domain name with Uniregistry.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

3 new Sunrise Periods start today (Tuesday, 19 May 2015)

Three (more) Sunrise Periods are starting:
  1. .TEAM new gTLD;
  2. .SHOW;
  3. .JEWELRY:
SUNRISE PERIODS START: Tuesday, 19 May, 2015 - 16:00;
SUNRISE PERIODS END: Saturday, 18 July, 2015 - 16:00.

Monday, May 18, 2015

3 new Sunrise Periods start today (Mon, 18 May 2015)

Three Sunrise Periods are starting:
  1.  .BANK new gTLD;
  2. .MARKETS;
  3. .网店 (IDN for ".shop").
For .BANK & MARKETS new gTLDs:
  • SUNRISE PERIODS START: Monday, 18 May, 2015 - 16:00
  • SUNRISE PERIODS END: Wednesday, 17 June, 2015 - 16:00.

Register your .BANK domain name with LexSynergy.

Monday, May 11, 2015

You can correct what you wrote but not what was recorded

I caught myself not reading nor watching an add about new gTLDs online but...listening to an interview. If I had not done that in the past, it is becoming a use that clearly demonstrate a change of use to me: if I would have read a lot of info about a subject of interest, I noticed that it becomes possible to catch very good news about new gTLDs listening to an interview since what you have said on a said.

More in my latest article:

Register your .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry and listen to interviews from DomainSherpa.

nb: I apologize for this scary Title.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Secret: so you want to know...

...the story of the .CLUB Registry?

CEO of the Registry Colin Campbell sent the story of the Registry to You will discover that it is about money but not only, there is a very efficient strategy behind this project and a lot of organization.

Congratulations again to the team and a happy birthday to .CLUB.

Read the story on and register your .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

Happy Birthday .CLUB !

Nearly a quarter million registrations strong and $1 Million in Premium Sales, .CLUB proves to be most successful new domain launched to date.

Exactly one year after its 2014 launch, .CLUB has shown that there is demand for domain names that are short, easy to remember and that add meaning to whatever is on the left side of the “dot” in a web address.

After just one year, .CLUB has accumulated impressive results. More than 220,000 .CLUB web addresses registered worldwide:
  • Nearly 40,000 live, active websites using a .CLUB name (not parked pages);
  • More than 73,000 unique registrants;
  • Over $1 Million in premium name sales;
  • Active in 128 countries worldwide.
Read the complete Press release on and register your .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

Sunrise Period for .SITE new gTLD is starting

  • SUNRISE PERIOD START: Thursday, 7 May, 2015 - 16:00;
  • SUNRISE PERIOD END: Monday, 6 July, 2015 - 16:00.


Wondering where to register a .SITE domain name? I suggest to search for a Corporate Registrar.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

.LOVE Sunrise Period has started

Everyone has a “.com” they wished they had grabbed, but missed out on. Now, with .LOVE, you have the chance to get the perfect domain name for your business, your family, your interests, yourself.

SUNRISE PERIOD START: Wednesday, 6 May, 2015 - 16:00;
SUNRISE PERIOD END: Sunday, 5 July, 2015 - 16:00.


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Sunrise Periods for .EXPRESS and .CAFE start today

Two Sunrise Periods start today:

SUNRISE PERIOD START: Tuesday, 5 May, 2015 - 16:00;
SUNRISE PERIOD END: Saturday, 4 July, 2015 - 16:00;



Monday, May 4, 2015

What new gTLD applicant want in Round 2

A few questions and complaints I received:
  1. Applying is too expensive, I want my TLD for $200,000!
  2. Why is now my lawyer in the opposite camp?
  3. There were too many applicants for my TLD (domain name extension)!
  4. How do I get away from my Back-end Registry without having to pay a hefty termination fee?
  5. .SUCKS does not help improve our society.
Read my suggestions on

Secure your ".trademark" domain name in in Simplified Chinese and register your ".club" with Uniregistry. To keep an eye on the Trademark Clearinghouse calendar, see here.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Meet the Trademark Clearinghouse at INTA15

  • WHEN: Tuesday May 5th 1.15 PM - 3.00 PM;
  • WHERE: ROOM 6C, upper floor SDCC.

During the INTA Annual Meeting in San Diego, the Trademark Clearinghouse will host a session dedicated to the New gTLD Program..