Tuesday, 8 November 2011
Important notice concerning AF | CX | GS | GY | HT | KI | MS | NF | and SB ccTLD's
On the registration, renewal or change of registrant the administrative contact and the registrant will receive two emails.
One is a "welcome" message, the second one is an "activation" email with a link that the recipients must click on, within 21 days, to
1. accept the TLD Registrant Agreement and AUP policy; and
2. confirm the validity of their contact details.
A new domain will not be activated after registration unless the domain has been confirmed by clicking on the above-mentioned link. If the domain has not been activated within 21 days after the registration, the domain will be suspended and then deleted.
On renewal or change of a registrant the policy must again be accepted and the contact details confirmed within 21 days or the domain will be suspended. In this case the domain will be forwarded to a parking page until it has been confirmed.
.XXX Landrush Starts on 8 Nov 2011
During this period only those who are members of the adult Sponsored Community can apply for .XXX domain names. Apart from being a member of the adult Sponsored Community, there are no trade mark or pre-ownership rights requirement during this phase of the launch.
There is no first come, first served ranking during the Landrush. At the end of the Landrush period, those .XXX domain names with a single applicant will be automatically allocated. However, those .XXX domain names with more than one applicant will proceed to a closed mini-auction between the competing parties only.
Landrush is designed for those members of the adult Sponsored Community that want to secure premium .XXX domain names.
The application fee is £180 (ex VAT).
Wednesday, 26 October 2011
XXX Sunrise B Price Reduction
Over 42 000 .XXX domain name applications have been filed during the Sunrise Period (ending 28 October 2011).
Sunrise B is the time when trademark owners can apply to opt-out of .XXX (blocked).
Sunrise B is aimed at applicants from outside of the adult Sponsored Community. These applicants are owners of a qualifying trademark registration, who want to reserve names in order to ensure that those names are not registered as domain names by others in .XXX.
In order to allow trade mark owners to take advantage of the last few days of the Sunrise Period we are reducing the Sunrise B application fee to £135.00 ($229.50).
All applications are pre-screened by the Lexsynergy team to ensure that they comply with the Launch Policies and to avoid rejected applications.
Watch the .XXX promotional video here.
Wednesday, 7 September 2011
.XXX Sunrise Launch - 7 Sept 2011
Thursday, 14 July 2011
New gTLD Webinar - Register Now!
Thursday, 9 June 2011
com.gh Local Presence Service
Ghana has a population of approximately 24 million, which combined with its natural resources make it an attractive country for business growth within Africa.
Securing your domain name in Ghana is the first step towards protecting your brand in that country.
For more information email email@example.com.
Wednesday, 8 June 2011
.ASIA IDN Sunrise Period is Open
Thursday, 5 May 2011
Lexsynergy will shortly be releasing information relating to the launch of .XXX. Although this Top Level Domain is reserved for the online adult entertainment industry, trade mark owners will be given the opportunity to register domain names matching its trade marks.
ICM (.XXX Registry) have opened a pre-reservation service that allows both members and non members of the Sponsored Community (online adult entertainment industry and those supplying products or services to that industry) the opportunity to register expressions of interest in certain domain names. The actual domain names will be allocated in due course via a number of phases. Providing expressions of interest now will ensure that you get notified in advance of the appropriate allocation period and about the availability of the names you have indicated.
There is no charge for pre-reserving your domain name, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the domain names you wish to pre-reserve.
Monday, 2 May 2011
Beginning of the Landrush phase of .SA (Saudi Arabia)
During this phase second level domains will be registered on a "first come, first served basis" according to SaudiNIC’s regulations and procedures.
Register your .sa domain name at www.lexsynergy.com.
.ee IDN Launch
On 13 June 2011 Estonian Internet Foundation (EIF) will release IDN domain names to the general public.
The EIF in cooperation with the Association of the Estonian Patent Attorneys have introduced a reservation priod of .ee domain names containing letters with diacritical marks before the commencement of the general registration.
During the reservation period you can submit applications for domain names with the following varieties:
1. a business name (including a self-employed person’s business) entered in the Estonian Commercial Register or a name entered in the register of non-profit associations and foundations;
2. a trademark registered in Estonia;
3. the surname of a physical person; and
4. the first name(s) and surname of the physical person.
16 May 2011– 5 June 2011 – application submission period.
6 June 2011–12 June 2011 – verification of applications.
13 June 2011 – registration on a "first come, first served basis" of .ee domain names containing letters with diacritical marks.
Note: Before applying please read the Rules relating to .ee IDNs.
For details email email@example.com or visit www.lexsynergy.com to register your .ee domain name.
Thursday, 21 April 2011
.ASIA IDN Launch
The International Domain Name (IDN) launch of .Asia will begin on 11 May 2011.
IDN Languages to be launched:
- Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
1. Sunrise Period 11 May 2011 – 20 July 2011
2. Landrush Period 2 August 2011 – 11 October 2011
Auctions will be held for domains receiving more than one successfully verified application.
The Sunrise Period will allow holders of registered trade marks and later company names (within the DotAsia Community) to secure their domain name before the Landrush Period.
Short and numeric .tel domains
This launch will consist of two phases, namely a Landrush and General Availability.
What is the difference between Landrush (1 June 2011, 3pm BST) and General Availability (14 June 2011 3pm BST)?
During Landrush, anyone wishing to secure a short or numeric-only .tel domain will be able to do so at a premium price. During General Availability the registration price will be lower than the Landrush price.
How it works
- What: two-character (aa.tel or a1.tel) and numeric-only domains between 2 and 7 digits with or without hyphens
- How: First-come first-served basis through Lexsynergy Limited.
- When: From 3 p.m. BST on June 1st for Landrush; from 3 p.m. BST on June 14th for general availability
The following domains will not be available for registration:
- One-letter (from a.tel through to z.tel) and one-digit domains (from 0.tel through to 9.tel)
- Two-character country code top level domains (ccTLDs, such as uk.tel)
- Combinations of digits and/or digit and hyphen strings that contain eight or more characters (for example, 12345678.tel or 123-5678.tel)
Thursday, 31 March 2011
.SO Launches 1 April 2011 - No Joke
Since .SO has endless branding opportunities, such as espres.so and provi.so, it should be secured at the first available opportunity. Trade mark owners should also consider registering defensive domain names to prevent squatting within this new TLD.
Lexsynergy is an accredited domain names registrar and has started accepting applications for the 1 April 2011 launch. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or register your .SO domain name at www.lexsynergy.com. Lexsynergy is an accredited .SO registrar.
Thursday, 24 March 2011
While .xxx is aimed at members of the adult entertainment industry only, defensive registrations of trade marks are allowed.
The ICM Registry (the registry operating the .xxx TLD) will begin with a Sunrise period, which will allow trade mark owners that are not involved in the adult entertainment industry to protect their trade marks from infringements within the TLD. These defensive domain name registrations would not resolve but simply block the registration of the matching domain name.
While the launch date has not been finalized, we would advise all trade mark owners to apply for the reservation of their core trade marks as soon as possible.
The registry currently allows a free ‘Pre-Reservation’ of domain names which will be reviewed at a later stage. Applicants must simply have a domain registration of the same mark in a recognized TLD, such as a .com, co.za (South Africa) or co.uk (United Kingdom). Once approved, these reservations will be made available for registration to the applicant for a limited period. Should the applicant choose not to register the reserved domain name, it will be released to the public.
Email email@example.com for assistance in reserving your .xxx domain name.
Thursday, 17 February 2011
MW (Malawi) Domains
.MW is the ccTLD (country code Top Level Domain) assigned to Malawi. The following Second Level Domains can also be registered:
AC.MW, BIZ.MW CO.MW, COM.MW, COOP.MW, EDU.MW, GOV.MW, INT.MW, NET.MW, ORG.MW
The most popular extensions are .MW, CO.MW and COM.MW. There are no restrictions to register domain names within these extensions.
Register your MW domain names at Lexsynergy.com.
.KE (Kenya) Growing
Updated statistics can be viewed at https://registry.kenic.or.ke/statistics.jsp (note: the security certificate has not been renewed on the page).
Although the numbers are relatively low compared to more popular ccTLDs such as .de (Germany) and co.uk (United Kingdom) they are positive and moving in the right direction.
To register your Kenyan domain name visit www.Lexsynergy.co.ke.
.NG Registrations - BI.NG
Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA) is allowing limited registrations of Second Level Domains (SLD). This promotion allows potential buyers to bypass the auction process and pay a pre-determined value for a .NG SLD.
The cost is N7,500,000 (approximately £30 000 or $46 0000). If the domain name is identical to the buyers corporate name or trade mark the cost will be reduced to N3,000,000 (approximately £12 000 $19 000).
This is not cheap but you could own domain names such as:
Some domain names already registered include:
The auction phase is divided into three parts:
Platinum Domain Auction
Gold Domain Auction
Diamond Domain Auction
The Auction Policy document provided by NIRA is confusing so it is suggested that each applicant read it carefully. The Auction Policy document can be read here.
Lexsynergy can process your .ng application.
Unregistered Rights Sunrise phase started on 14 February 2011
Following the closure of the IP rights validation period of the Registered Rights Sunrise phase for the release of short .uk domains on 31 January, 99 uncontested domains were registered.
Unregistered Rights Sunrise phase starts on 14 February
The Unregistered Rights Sunrise phase starts at midday (12.00 GMT) on 14 February 2011. The first step of this two-stage process is for applicants to submit an application for the domain name they would like to register to Nominet via a registrar. This application stage closes at midday (12.00 GMT) on 16 March 2011.
The second stage is for applicants to use the application reference number they receive from Nominet to submit the evidence of their unregistered rights to the IP rights validation agency, CMS Cameron McKenna. This validation stage closes at midday (12.00 BST) on 31 March 2011.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to apply for a short .uk domain name during the Unregistered Rights Sunrise phase.
Friday, 28 January 2011
SZ – Swaziland (The landlocked domain)
This country, like so many other African countries, desperately needs direct investment and job creation initiatives. A potential source of income is the Internet supported by the Swaziland gateway being the ccTLD (country code Top Level Domain) co.sz.
Co.sz is a restricted ccTLD, which means a domain name can only be registered by a local Swazi company or citizen. In addition an application form needs to be submitted in original form, via a local Swaziland ISP, to the SZ Registry (SISPA – Swaziland ISP Association), which approves each application at a board meeting held once a month.
These restrictive registration requirements and procedures are counter productive and discourage local and foreign companies from registering domain names in Swaziland. Instead most tend to opt for gTLDs (such as .com or .net). Opening up the SZ ccTLD to the rest of the world could potentially result in the increase of domain name registrations and consequently much needed revenue for the country.
It is believed that SISPA is concerned that opening up the SZ ccTLD to all will increase infringements and online scams. This risk is real but mechanisms can be introduced to handles such issues. This can be done through the introduction of a dispute resolution procedure and take-down notices, which can be co-ordinated through SISPA.
Making a domain name registration more complicated than filing a trade mark is a substantial barrier to the growth of the Internet in Swaziland. More domains = more money = more jobs.
Sudan – A possible new TLD for Africa
Currently Sudan uses the ccTLD .sd , which will in all probability remain with the northern state.
It is anticipated that the allocation of a new ccTLD will only be considered once the political system for the new country has been established.
South African Spammers Hall of Shame
Do spammers have no shame? Well now, South African spammers do!
The Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) the organisation that represents the vast majority of ISPs in South Africa has published a list of spammers on its website (http://www.ispa.org.za/spam/hall-of-shame).
The intention behind the list is “to assist South African consumers to effectively manager local unsolicited bulk email“.
According to its website ISPA believes that consumers should only receive bulk mail that they have requested and/or consented to receive and/or which they would expect to receive as a result of an existing relationship.
What does ISPA consider to be spam?
All unsolicited bulk e-mail is spam with the following exceptions:
- Mail sent by one party to another where there is already a prior relationship between the two parties and subject matter of the message(s) concerns that relationship, is not spam.
- Mail sent by one party to another with the explicit consent of the receiving party, is not spam.
Ironically www.stressballs.co.za has found itself on the Hall of Shame.
Hopefully, ISPAs efforts assist in reducing the amount of spam that fills our inboxes. In the meantime, SHAME ON YOU SPAMMERS.
CO.ZA a potential target for squatters
The flip side of the coin is the increase in cybersquatting and typosquatting activities within co.za. Three co.za complaints (maxdupreez.co.za, pic.co.za and digicert.co.za) have already been filed with the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL) this year. Twelve complaints were filed during 2007, the year in which the ZA Alternative Dispute Resolution (zaADR) was launched. In 2008 and 2009 an additional 26 complaints were filed . 2010 saw the highest number of complaints filed with the SAIIPL (25).
The new found co.za fame is keeping trade mark owners busy not to mention their lawyers. Although squatting activities cannot be eliminated the exposure to such risk can be reduced through a co-ordinated strategy of registering trade mark related domain names for defensive purposes. Groupon have also been bitten by the co.za “Rising Star” losing out on groupon.co.za. Could this be the next zaADR complaint?
Register you co.za domain name at Lexsynergy.com.
Monday, 10 January 2011
.SA (Saudi Arabia) Domain Name Sunrise Period Launch
The Sunrise Period begins on 10 of January 2011 until 7 March 2011. During this period SaudiNIC will accept applications that match Third Level Domain registrations registered before 6 December 2010.
Email email@example.com for assistance in submitting your application.
.LK (Sri Lanka) IDN Registrations
Email firstname.lastname@example.org should you require assistance.
NIRA (.NG) AUCTION
The cost is N7,500,000 (approximately £30 000 or $46 000). If the domain name is identical to the buyers corporate name or trade mark the cost will be reduced to N3,000,000 (approximately £12 000 $19 000).
This is not cheap but you could own domain name such as:
If you cannot afford the Buy Now Promotion the Auction process may be the next best option to secure your .NG SLD.
The auction is divided into three parts:
Platinum Domain Auction
Gold Domain Auction
Diamond Domain Auction
The Auction Policy document provided by NIRA is confusing so we suggest you read it carefully and send your questions to Lexsynergy (email@example.com) so we we can obtain an answer from NIRA. The Auction Policy document can be read here.
50,000 Free .NG Domains for Nigeria
During the period 31 December 2010 to 21 March 2011 domain names can be registered at no cost for a period of one year. The promotion covers the following extensions:
Make sure that you register your Nigerian domain names through an accredited registrar.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Postponement of .SO Landrush launch
As an accredited .SO registrar we are able to assist with your Sunrise Application. Email email@example.com for more information.
Thursday, 6 January 2011
.UK Short Name Release ends on 17 January 2011
Eligible registered trade mark holders are advised to act quickly in order to participate.
See http://blog.lexsynergy.com/2010/11/uk-short-name-release.html for more information.
Tuesday, 4 January 2011
– бесплатный сервис поиска Постановлений о нарушении исключительного права на товарный знак в области доменных имен на днях был запущен английской кампанией Lexsynergy Limited, которая на протяжении многих лет успешно работает в области защиты исключительных прав на торговые марки. Данный сервис поможет юристам, адвокатам и собственникам торговых марок оперативно отслеживать зарегистрированные нарушения правовых норм в области доменных имен по всему миру.
География возможных нарушений исключительных прав на товарные знаки, как и сами доменные имена, не имеет четких границ и ярким примером этому служит возросшая популярность таких явлений, как cybersquatting и typosquatting. В сложившейся ситуации, чтобы установить факт наличия у потенциального ответчика истории в базе данных и выявить наличие уже существующего прецедента, собственникам товарных знаков или их юристам приходится осуществлять поиск в различных независимых организациях по охране интеллектуальной собственности. До настоящего времени, основной проблемой можно было назвать отсутствие сервиса, где потенциальный потерпевший мог бы осуществить поиск сразу по множеству баз данных с Постановлениями.
DomainDisputes.co – первый такого рода сервис, который ускоряет и упрощает нахождение зарегистрированных нарушений исключительного права на товарный знак в области доменных имен путем их поиска по различным критериям в крупнейших мировых организациях по защите интеллектуальной собственности, т.к.: Всемирная организация интеллектуальной собственности (США), Национальный Арбитражный Форум (США), Номинет (Великобритания), Европейское агентство по защите авторских прав (Арбитражный суд Чехии), Институт Интеллектуальной собственности в Южной Африке(ЮАР), Комиссия по Доменный Именам в Новой Зеландии(Новая Зеландия), Арбитражный центр в Гон-Гонге (Китай), Азиатский центр по защите прав на товарные знаки(Китай) и Арбитражный центр Куала-Лумпур в Малайзии. Результаты поиска, вместе с ссылками на Постановления, могут быть экспортированы в формате MS Excel.
О компании Lexsynergy Limited:
Являясь аккредитованным регистратором ICANN, основная деятельность компании Lexsynergy Limited связана с регистрацией и дальнейшим менеджментом доменных имен (Lexsynergy.com), а также онлайн сервис по защите брэндов и торговых знаков (RegainYourDomain.com), который позволяет за адекватную стоимость эффективно представлять и, с помощью согласованной с заказчиком стратегией, отстаивать интересы собственников торговых знаков в организациях по защите интеллектуальной собственности по всему миру. Компания имеет несколько основных офисов, в том числе в Великобритании, Австралии, Австрии и Южной Африке, а также представительства в Кении, Танзании и
* Киберскво́ттинг (cybersquatting) — приобретение доменных имен, созвучных названиям известных компаний, с целью их дальнейшей перепродажи или размещения рекламы.
* Тайпсквоттинг (typosquatting) — регистрация доменных имён, близких по написанию с адресами популярных сайтов в расчёте на то, что часть пользователей сделают ошибку при вводе.