Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Lexsynergy Announces a New Service Called OneAfrica

As a global leader in the domain name industry, Lexsynergy is constantly developing new and innovative offerings that allow our clients to be more strategic and efficient in the domain name space. It is in this spirit that we have developed a new service called OneAfrica.

Lexsynergy has a firm presence in Africa with offices in South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia. We have direct accreditations with the African country code top level domain (ccTLD) operators and have over the years established relationships to streamline the processing of African ccTLD domain name registrations. During this time we’ve recognized a need in the market place for a comprehensive African domain name package which is why we have developed OneAfrica. 

The African ccTLD landscape is complex requiring in-depth knowledge, expertise and experience to process domain name registrations and renewals throughout the continent. African TLD registry operators vary from those that use EPP connections to those that process requests via paper based applications. OneAfrica allows the global community, brand owners and registrars to secure domain names within the African continent with ease. Lexsynergy’s European and U.S. offices provide the support and infrastructure required of the domain name industry while eliminating the need to use multiple local African providers.

Lexsynergy can simplify this complex market for your brand. If you are interested in learning more about OneAfrica, including pricing, email oneafrica@lexsynergy.com. We can create a package that is customized to your company’s needs.

Monday, 15 June 2015

Donuts Announces Release of Over 1 Million Previously Unavailable Domains

Starting this month, Donuts is releasing more than one million previously unavailable domain names across their new gTLDs. These include what Donuts describes as some of the most highly sought after and desirable domains in their portfolio, including permissible two character addresses and ccTLD combinations. This release includes nearly 150 gTLD extensions to choose from including .financial, .city, .education, .deals .digital, and .email.

Donuts will offer registrations via their Second Level Early Access Program (EAP) for the first seven days of their availability. The pricing will start at $10,500 on the first day and decrease each day with the seventh day at $150. The release dates will be staggered throughout June, July, August and September.

To learn more about the launch schedule, which two character addresses will be available, pricing or the full list of gTLDs included in the release email support@lexsynergy.com

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

New 商标 gTLD Launches

The “.” Generic Top-Level Domain (Meaning “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese; Pronounced: Shang Biao) is a Chinese IDN (Internationalized Domain Name) that is the first-ever domain extension to explicitly and accurately express a trademark holder’s rights online through a domain name, the core identifier of businesses, organizations and individuals on the Internet.

Unique to the “.” domain extension, registrants of “.” domains are required to provide proof of their registered trademark or trademark application, as well as their business incorporation certificate, in order to successfully register domains. Furthermore, the naming requirements for every “.” domain registration must represent an exact match to a registered trademark or trademark application, thus guaranteeing that all domains registered with the “.” Domain Registry are owned by legitimate trademark holders.

It is not required that the trademark submitted as proof be registered in China, nor is the prefix of the domain name required to be in Chinese. The “.” domain registry recognizes trademarks from over 200 jurisdictions worldwide and enables global trademark owners to register domain names in English as well as Simplified and Traditional Chinese. Therefore, trademark owners are able to register “.” domains to protect and promote their brands even if they do not yet have Chinese trademark or existing business operations or interests in China.

The “.” domain is predicated on helping trademark owners to extend the legal rights and promotional power of their trademarks to the Chinese-speaking online population. Trademarks have evolved over the past two hundred years from basic text & graphic to modern representations of a brand’s intellectual property including sound and even smell. Yet even after 20 years of evolution of the internet, there still remains much uncertainty and vagueness around online trademark rights and protection. The “.” domain takes the next step in trademark evolution essentially representing an within a domain name, still the first touch point between businesses and the online population. A “.” domain is trademark holders’ online gateway into the Chinese marketplace.

To register your “.” domain email support@lexsynergy.com