Wednesday, 20 August 2014

.Vegas Enters Landrush, Supports a Great Cause

14 August was quite busy for the .Vegas Team. Not only did .Vegas enter Landrush, but they sponsored the after party for the Second Chance Dog Rescue benefit show in Las Vegas that same night!

Landrush for .Vegas runs 14 August 2014 - 10 September 2014.

Application fee (including a 1 year registration) is £130. Payment can also be made in USD ($221), Euros (€150.80) and South African Rands (R2470).

Visit for more information about launch phases and prices.

Monday, 18 August 2014 – a Pan-African Domain with a Global Identity is one of the best examples of a domain name that evokes images of many different regions and peoples while also conjuring the shape and contours of the vast continent itself. is not a traditional domain name extension as it combines the reliability of .com with an African identifier.

As an authorized registrar with an African presence, Lexsynergy offers access to this unique space in the form of  domains such as and

For a limited time, Lexsynergy customers can register a name for $9.99.

Email should you require assistance or advice on how to protect your trade mark within this emerging namespace.

Friday, 8 August 2014

.versicherung - The Domain Suffix of Professionals

.versicherung domains are restricted to companies in the insurance industry and to firms with a direct relationship with the insurance industry. Individuals or non-approved agents are not eligible to register.
Names in the .versicherung registry will be offered on a first-come first served basis during all launch stages.

During the Sunrise period, which runs 5 August 2014 to 3 September 2014, you will be required to have a trade mark verified, by the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH), to register a .versicherung domain name.

The domain name or the website content are intended to identify a direct relationship with the insurance activities or business plans of the applicant.

The list below is considered as insurance related or connected to the insurance industry without requiring proof:

  • Insurers, reinsurance and social insurance
  • Intermediaries of insurance with a legal registration or approval
  • Insurance consultants
  • Honorary insurance advisors
  • (Supervisory) authorities of the insurance industry
  • Registered associations of the insurance industry
  • Service provider of the insurance industry, for example, education and training support of the insurance industry, trade publishers, lawyers specializing in insurance law or the insurance industry specialized IT companies

The registrant of a .versicherung domain must have a seat in either Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein or Switzerland and designate an address for service to his domain in the WHOIS data.

To ensure that only companies in the insurance industry register .versicherung domains, the registrant's membership in the insurance industry or the existence of an intermediary authorization of the dotversicherung-registry GmbH will be reviewed initially and once a year thereafter.

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.

General Availability for .versicherung opens 16 September 2014.

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 to process your application.

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

On 1 August 2014 the ZA Central Registry (ZACR) officially replaced Internet Solutions as the and registry operator.

On 4 August 2014 at 08h00 (UTC+2) ZACR re-launched and commencing with Sunrise and Landrush applications, which will run concurrently for both extensions. The registry has implemented registration restrictions intended to maximize access for South African businesses, organizations and individuals.

The Sunrise and Landrush periods will both close 1 September 2014 at 23h59 (UTC+2).

General availability for both will commence 2 September 2014 at 08h00 (UTC+2).

Trade mark owners should take advantage of the Sunrise phase (priority phase reserved for trade mark owner with validated trade mark rights) by registering their core trade marks as

For registration restrictions, pricing and timelines visit

Email should you require assistance or advice on how to protect your trade mark within these new TLDs.

.ORGANIC - Not Just a Buzzword, It's a Movement

As consumers seek healthier lifestyles, it's often difficult to distinguish between the hype and authentically “organic” products on the Internet. That's about to change.  Between 6 August 2014 - 5 September 2014, Sunrise applicants can secure their place in this new domain extension dedicated exclusively to the organic community!

.ORGANIC domains are exclusively for organic goods and services providers that are certified or otherwise meet .ORGANIC eligibility requirements. 

Who may be eligible for a .ORGANIC site?
  • Organic producers, farmers, distributors and the like
  • Organic textile and skincare providers
  • Organic restaurants and venues
  • Certifiers in the organic community
  • Publications, journalists and bloggers catering to the organic community and industry
  • Non-profit, not-for-profit and trade associations related in the organic field
General Availability starts 15 September 2014 - onwards at 16:00 UTC), but you can get yours today by visiting

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

.nyc Opens Landrush

OWN IT, New York!

4 August 2014 through 3 October, the .nyc registry will open its doors to Landrush applicants on a first-come first-served basis. All businesses, organizations, and residents with a physical address in the five boroughs - that means you, Carmen! - can request one or more .nyc domain names before .nyc becomes available to the general public starting 8 October 2014.

The .nyc registry doesn't allow proxy, private or anonymous registrations, so register your .nyc name and start telling your New York City story!

For pricing, registration requirements and additional information, visit Email should you require assistance or advice on how to protect your trade mark within this new gTLD.

Melbourne's New Home Address is Here!

Considered one of the world's most livable cities, Melbourne, Australia has launched its new home online with the .melbourne domain name extension.

The State Government of Victoria secured the rights to this unique digital asset on behalf of all Victorians and the businesses that operate in that State, so be sure to secure your .melbourne domain name today! For pricing, launch phases, eligibility requirements and much more visit

General registrations commence on 11 November 2014 at 23:00 UTC .

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.SAARLAND - Uniting a Region, Inviting the World

The Saarland is part of the “Saar-Lor-Lux” (Saarland-Lorraine-Luxembourg) region, an economic metropolitan area including parts of Germany, France and Luxembourg. The .SAARLAND domain name registry is the new internet extension for all Saarland people and Saarland friends and will create a safe Internet space for the region.

Between 17 July 2014 and 15 September 2014, .SAARLAND will open the first of several launch phases, which include Sunrise, auctions, Landrush and General Availability.

General Availability starts 30 October 2014 onward, so get your of the virtual "Stück des Saarlandes heute"! Visit for pricing, Sunrise requirements and schedule, as well as premium name availability are also available on Lexsynergy's website.

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

.website. + .press = Great Names and Big Savings!

Now through 23 August 2014, Lexsynergy is offering a discount on bundled .website and .press domain names.

How does it work?
  • Step 1: Submit a Sunrise request for one of the extensions
  • Step 2: Register the same domain in the 2nd extension at a reduced price!
Sunrise applicants for these new gTLDs can receive up to 35% savings off the standard Sunrise pricing when registering matching names in both .website and .press names.
When customers search the Internet, [your company name + the term “website”] is often the first way they try to find you. The .website new domain name extension is billed as the “first truly generic new TLD”, and Lexsynergy anticipates wide-scale adoption of .website domain names in 2014.
Newspapers, magazines, media houses, publishers and journalists help shape local, national and global opinions and the new .press new domain name extension will provide them with a new and meaningful platform. The .press extension was designed with an emphasis on news organizations, PR and social media. When you register a .press, the power of choice rests with you!
For additional information about this limited time offer, contact us at or log into your Lexsynergy account.
Email should you require assistance or advice on how to protect your trade mark within these new gTLDs.