Monday, 21 December 2015

.ZA Alternative Dispute Resolution Update

The .ZA Domain Name Authority (ZADNA) has updated the .ZA Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) regulations to include domain name disputes in, and Until now the regulations only applied to domain name disputes.

To date around 200 domain name disputes have been processed through the ADR.

Lexsynergy has processed several disputes through the ADR with a 100% success rate. If there is a domain within,, or you want to recover, email us at We will review your case and walk you through the full process.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Updated Restrictions for .FEEDBACK

 Here is some feedback from .feedback.

The registry has decided to require all .feedback registrants to make their “primary domain & and "www." sub-domain of the domain resolve or redirect to a feedback website where visitors can give actual feedback”.

We are uncertain what is meant by “actual feedback” but we assume they want to make sure that defensive domain name registrations do not ruin the intention of providing an avenue for feedback.

Well, in our opinion, if trade mark owners are bullied into a defensive registration then the TLD must suffer the consequences for the lack of use.

Is a contact page sufficient? Let’s wait for .feedback to provide feedback on that.

Imposing use requirements on registrants is counter productive, which may affect the long-term success of this opportunistic TLD.

More information about .feedback can be found at

Friday, 4 December 2015

Successful UDRP Complaint -,,, and

Cybersquatters will often register domain names and use them to make a profit by displaying advertisements or information that compete with a legitimate business that has a similar name. In this instance, a cybersquatter registered,,, and and placed advertisements  for various financial and investments websites that competed with our client ThinkForex. Lexsynergy was able to prove that these four domain names were confusingly similar to the trademark “ThinkForex” and that the cybersquatter was using the domains in bad faith.

Lexsynergy was successful in recovering,,, and via the UDRP.

Read the full decision here:

Thursday, 3 December 2015

One and Two-Letter .IE Domains Open For Registration

Anyone with a TMCH registered trademark can now register the matching one or two-letter .ie domain, such as and The domains became available on 16 November and are available until 16 December under a Sunrise phase. In cases where multiple, eligible applications are submitted for a single domain name, an auction will be used to determine the successful registrant.

Lexsynergy is currently accepting applications for this special .ie Sunrise period. If you have a one or two letter trade mark and would like to apply for one of these premium domain names, email

New gTLD Registrations Soar Past Ten Million As Generic Keywords Dominate Top Strings

The total number of domain names under management across all new gTLDs soared past the ten million mark on 17 November 2015. It was only back in mid-August 2015 that the total number reached seven million, taking two months to increase from six million. In early October 2015 total registrations passed the eight million mark, and nine million was reached on 3 November 2015.

Generic strings, including four aimed at the Chinese market, are dominating the top 30 by registration numbers and .xyz continues to be far and away the largest with registrations now approaching 1.7 million. The regional gTLDs, .nyc continues to be the largest with almost 87,700 registrations in 19th place while .london (65,200) and .berlin (58,000) in 24th and 28th are easily the most popular in this category.

Stay up-to-date as these new gTLDs keep launching with our Launch Timetable: