Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Foreign Language Versions of .ORG Launched

.org is the extension used by not-for-profit orgnanizations to promote their goods and services but has also evolved to become an alternative for .com as an abbreviation for the commercial term organisation.

There are no restrictions to register a .org domain name.

On 22 April 2014 the .org family grows to include three new foreign language extensions (Internationalized Domain Name (IDN)) listed below. It is now possible to speak the same language as your audience.

.संगठन (.org in Hindi)

.संगठन will help organisations and individuals to promote their causes in native Devanagari script and make it easier to share information about their efforts in Hindi-speaking markets.

Nearly 497 million people speak Hindi as a first language and around 120 million as a second language. 

Read more about .संगठन at http://www.lexsynergy.com/xn-i1b6b1a6a2e

.机构 (.org in Simplified Chinese)

.机构 will help organisations promote their causes in native Chinese script and provide increased awareness for Chinese speakers.

Approximately 1.4 billion people speak and write some form of Chinese. The new .机构 domain extension will help make the Internet more user-friendly, encourage heightened communication, and serve as a useful branding tool for Chinese-speaking markets.

Read more about .机构 at http://www.lexsynergy.com/xn-nqv7f 

.орг (.org in Russian)

.орг will help organisations and individuals promote their causes in native Russian Cyrillic script and make it easier to share information about their efforts in Russian and other Slavic-speaking markets.

Russian Cyrillic is one of the most widely used alphabets in the world. Around 250-300 million people in Europe and Asia use it as the official alphabet for their national languages. 

Read more about орг at http://www.lexsynergy.com/xn-c1avg

Register your .संगठन, .机构 or .орг domain name at lexsynergy.com.

Email brandprotection@lexsynergy.com should you require assistance or advice on how to protect your trade mark within these new gTLDs.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

.London Launch - 29 April 2014

The gTLD for the British capital London is set to launch on 29 April 2014.

.london will launch in three phases and be allocated according to a priority ranking.

Sunrise & Landrush (29 April - 31 July 2014) (start & end time - 16:00 GMT)

The Sunrise and Landrush, which will run concurrently, are not first come, first served phases. If more than one application is received for the same priority ranking for the same domain name, an auction will decide who gets the name.

A Sunrise application has priority over a Landrush application.

1. Sunrise

A SMD file issued by the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) is required.
If you have not verified your trademark with the TMCH we can submit it on your behalf. Read more about the TMCH and pricing here.

2. Landrush

The Landrush is open to anyone but priority will be given to London-based applicants
Where there is more than one application for a domain name, it will be allocated according to the following Priority Ranking:

A. Applicants must have a physical London address and an existing right for the name, which can be demonstrated by way of evidence (e.g. trade mark not verified by the TMCH and valid in the UK, business name, individual name or unregistered trade marks).

B. Applications from entities or individuals with a physical address in London but no demonstrable prior right to name.

C. Applications from entities or individuals with no physical address in London.

As part of the Sunrise or Landrush application, the Registry may request certain information about the applicant, including without limitation, name and contact information.

3. General Availability (9 September 2014 - 16:00 GMT)

After the initial launch period, .London domains can be registered on a first come, first served basis.

Read the London Priority Rules here and the short form of the Rules here.

Certain domain names have been classified as Premium and will be sold at higher prices. If you wish to apply for a Premium domain name please email support@lexsynergy.com to process your application.

Sunrise application (including a 1 year registration) £89.
Landrush £35 per year. 
General Availability £25 per year.

Costs in our other supported currencies:
Sunrise US$151.30, €103.24 & R1961.
Landrush US$59.50, €40.60 & R665.
General Availability US$42.50, €29 & R475.

All costs exclude VAT. 

Friday, 4 April 2014

With a .MODA web address, your brand is timeless and trending

The Fashion Revolution will be Socialised

Moda means fashion in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Turkish and Polish. It’s also similar to the word for fashion in many other languages (mode in French, for instance). If you’re in the rag trade, regardless of what language you speak, it will be a familiar term, especially amongst English, German and French-speaking fashionistas.

The fashion industry has been revolutionized by the Internet.

Fashion houses can now introduce their collections through social media to the widest possible audience. Smaller designers, who once would have struggled to reach thousands, can now find millions in minutes. The same too is true of grassroots fashion. Sites like ETSY expose the public to individual collections – and those designs can be shared through any number of social media websites.

People power is taking charge of fashion, and fashion has never been more social. And .MODA is perfectly poised to be the place to take this revolution to the next stage.

Read more about the launch of .MODA at http://www.lexsynergy.com/moda.

Email brandprotection@lexsynergy.com should you require assistance or advice on how to protect your trade mark within this new gTLD.

Register your .MODA domain name at www.lexsynergy.com.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

.САЙТ and .ОНЛАЙН Opens to All on 2 April 2014

.ОНЛАЙН and .САЙТ will open to all on a first come, first served basis on 2 April 2014 at 13:00:00 UTC. 

.ОНЛАЙН and .САЙТ is Cyrillic for .online and .site, which is an ideal extension for those who use this script, especially in Russia, Bulgaria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Tajikistan and the Ukraine.
Only Cyrillic characters are accepted.

Register your .ОНЛАЙН and .САЙТ at www.lexsynergy.com.

Interesting facts about Cyrillic languages:
  • “Over 360 million people worldwide are using Cyrillic.”
  • Bulgarians were the first people who started to use the Cyrillic alphabet right after its creation in the 9th century.”
  • “The total number of people who speak Belorussian language is about 7 million and about 4.8 million consider it as a native!”
  • Russian language takes the second place by popularity on the Internet!
Email support@lexsynergy.com should require assistance in registering your .ОНЛАЙН and .САЙТ domain name.