Thursday, 22 September 2016
“We hope that by giving ‘.bharat’ as complimentary Web address, it may encourage entities to experiment and develop content in local languages, including e-mail addresses,” the National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) CEO Rajiv Bansal told the Press Trust of India.
Friday, 16 September 2016
Domain names with more than one eligible applicant will be allocated via a public auction, through Sedo.com, commencing on 7 November 2016. All domains still available after the Sunrise phase and public auction will be released to the public on a first-come, first-served basis on 6 December 2016.
“It is a good time to launch the short domains,” Richard Wein, nic.at General Manager, told Lexsynergy. “Many European registries are currently opening up their namespace for short domains, and many of the new top-level domains have supported single character domains from the outset. We have been monitoring developments and decided to follow suit, in consultation with the Austrian internet community and our domain name council. Besides being shorter, we expect trademark owners to profit most from the short domains. They can bring their branding into line across all communication channels and sharpen the profile of their brand. For users, short domains are always easier to remember. And by the way, it is always good for a ccTLD like .at to bring something new into the market.”
Interest to date has been positive with several trademark holders interested such as Volkswagen and telecommunications company 3.
Wein added, “Registrars and Trademark lawyers start asking us detailed questions about the procedures, so we suppose that the industry waits in the wings. Sedo is already eager to communicate the list of domains for auction to their customers, especially outside of Austria like US and China. We’ve also seen an increasing interest from the press and marketing communities.”
On 27 September 2016, Uniregistry will release over 1,000,000 previously reserved premium names. This release will include valuable keywords, two, three and four-character names and names from ICANN's Names Collision program.
This release includes the following extensions: .audio, .blackfriday, .christmas, .click, .diet, .flowers, .gift, .guitars, .help, .hiphop, .hosting, .juegos, .link, .lol, .photo, .pics, .property, .sexy and .tattoo.
To find out which domains are planned for release, email us at email@example.com.
Thursday, 15 September 2016
The move, endorsed by the U.S. President Barack Obama but resisted by many Republicans, follows 18 years of work by the global internet multi-stakeholder community and meets criteria the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) outlined in 2014.
ICANN was established in 1998 with, among other roles, the task of assigning the operators of top-level domains (TLDs) and managing internet number resources but the NTIA, part of the Department of Commerce, could always have the final say.
On 1 October 2016, ICANN will be handed what are sometimes referred to as the “keys to the internet” and although ICANN will still be headquartered in Los Angeles, oversight will transfer to the global stakeholder community.
“The internet’s multistakeholder community has risen to the challenge we gave them to develop a transition proposal that would ensure the Internet’s domain name system will continue to operate as seamlessly as it currently does,” said Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator Lawrence E. Strickling. “The plan developed by the community will strengthen the multistakeholder approach that has helped the Internet to grow and thrive, while maintaining the stability, security, and openness that users across the globe depend on today.”
Wednesday, 14 September 2016
.BANK - 15 September 2016 16:00 UTC
.INSURANCE - 6 October 2016 16:00 UTC
These domains will be released at a premium price of £2450 / $2950 / €2600 / R43,382
If you are interested in registering one of these premium .BANK or .INSURANCE domains email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, 1 September 2016
Increasingly, many Chinese consumers have both the means and the desire to purchase genuine branded products. Unfortunately, finding authentic brands online in China is very challenging.
.商标 (which translates to .trademark) was created as an online trademark symbol, to help brands establish trusted websites, where Chinese consumers can easily find authentic brands online.
How Does .商标 Protect and Promote Trademark Rights?
The .商标 domain extension is the world’s first to require a trademark. All registrants of .商标 domains must provide proof of their registered trademark, or trademark application.
Their first-of-its-kind domain registration requirements are aimed at ensuring that all .商标 domains are registered by legitimate trademark holders, and accurately reflect their trademarks.
Why Do Trademark Holders Need “.商标?
Verified - Since all .商标 domains are manually verified by the .商标 Domain Registry’s registration assurance team, this enables consumers to identify your official brand website.
Localized - .商标 is recognized and trusted online symbol for the world’s trademarks in China. Chinese consumers do not know what the “®” or “™” symbols mean, but they do know “商标” means “trademark”. Furthermore, Chinese characters domains are Chinese user friendly, and easier to remember.
Trusted - Consumers can trust .商标 websites. The rapid growth in the Chinese online economy has led to many new threats to intellectual property, making it difficult for brands to provide consumers a trusted, secure online experience. A .商标 web address makes it easy for Chinese consumers to find authentic brands online.
How Does a Trademark Holder Register .商标 Domains?
.商标 domain names can be registered directly through Lexsynergy. We will collect and submit the required trademark information to the registry. The .商标 Domain Registry’s registration assurance team manually validates and verifies each domain registration for authenticity and accuracy before it can go live.
The .商标 Domain Registry recognizes trademarks from over 200 jurisdictions worldwide and enables global trademark owners to register domain names in Roman characters (e.g. English), as well as Simplified and Traditional Chinese characters.
The .商标 Registry asserts that, “all brands currently doing business in China, and those who plans to do business there, should strongly consider registering .商标 domains for each of their core brands.”
If you are interested in registering a .商标 domain, or have questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
The recent referendum in the UK has brought uncertainty and questions about its effect on local and global economies, trade, business, travel, etc. Lexsynergy's August webinar focused on how Brexit may affect our client's domain management and online brand protection strategies.
If you missed our latest webinar, you can watch a recording on our YouTube channel.
If you missed our latest webinar, you can watch a recording on our YouTube channel.
Thursday, 25 August 2016
The intellectual property community has been pressuring ICANN to do more to police content online and force registrars to prevent the use of domain names in distributing illegal content online such as piracy websites.
However, in a letter to Greg Shatan, President of the Intellectual Property Constituency, ICANN’s Chair Steve Crocker says ICANN does not police content but will enforce contractual provisions requiring registrars to prohibit registrants “from distributing malware, abusively operating botnets, phishing, piracy, trademark or copyright infringement, fraudulent or deceptive practices, counterfeiting or otherwise engaging in activity contrary to applicable law, and providing (consistent with applicable law and any related procedures) consequences for such activities including suspension of the domain name.”
The letter goes on to say that ICANN will bring enforcement actions against registrars that fail to include the required prohibitions.
Tuesday, 23 August 2016
Starting 1 August 2016, Lexsynergy clients who register a .uk domain can receive the matching .london domain at the same cost as the .uk. For example, a client who registers companyabc.uk can register companyabc.london at a discounted price of £8.80 / $14.96 / €13.20 / R220 per year. This is a 65% savings for the .london domain.
To secure your .uk and matching .london domains, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, 17 August 2016
Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) are now available to register within .SITE and .WEBSITE. The following languages will be supported with this launch: Latin, Korean, Thai, Japanese, Cyrillic, Greek, Hebrew, Lao and Arabic.
Lexsynergy can assist you with IDN registrations. Email us at email@example.com