Monday, April 24, 2017

IDN homograph attacks and Branding

Which trademark/branding service provider is going to invent a product which includes to:
  1. Find a memorable name;
  2. Find the same domain name including:
    1. The ".com" domain name;
    2. The "industry related" corresponding new domain name (ie: ".forex" for Forex related businesses);
  3. Which includes characters free from IDN homograph attacks;
  4. SSL certificate.
The article with link above says that the problem is solved thank to browsers and SSL certificates but, will end-users double check if a domain name is true or not? I doubt it.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Announcing a new gTLD Event?

I just launched

Please send your next event announcements to me. It can be a podcast, a webinar, a conference, a launching, a Sunrise Period, a special program; etc...

Events should be related to new gTLDs. Note that:
  • your event will be posted and announced on;
  • your event will also be announced in the Newsletter (sent every day).

Don't know where to send your event announcement? Send your email here.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Strange article...

This is a recent publication about new gTLDs. It could look like it is written by a new gTLD hater but it isn't. I recommend the reading of this strange article doing the promotion of ... sub-domains.

Oh, and I love the ending: "new-GTLDs no longer have to be second best to dot COM".


Saturday, April 1, 2017

Did you notice?

There are two domain name extensions for:
  1. "Café": the .CAFE new gTLD, and;
  2. "Coffee": the .COFFEE new gTLD.
But no application was submitted for:
  • "Thé" nor;
  • "Tea".
Just for the note, none of the two strings are listed in the ISO 3166 alpha-3 code list of prohibited strings by the ICANN new gTLD program.