Wednesday, 22 March 2017

United Bank of Union's .BANK Success Story

Lexsynergy's client, United Bank of Union, was recently featured in a success story written by fTLD Registry. The release highlights United Bank of Union's successful launch of their .bank domain name - Lexsynergy assisted United Bank of Union with their Trademark Clearinghouse validation, Sunrise application and the advanced DNS hosting for It was a please to be part of the launch of their .bank site. Read the full Success Story on fTLD's website HERE.

Lexsynergy can help you with your .bank domain registration. To learn more about this protected, trusted and more secure domain extension, contact us at

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

NGOs Getting Online With Two-Thirds Globally Using .ORG, But Wide Disparity Among Regional TLD Choices

Over two-thirds (68.3%) of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) around the world use a .org domain name to get online compared to the less than one in 10 (9.2%) that use a .com, according to the 2017 Global NGO Online Technology Report published by the Public Interest Registry. The report found 2.2% used the .ngo gTLD, 1.8% used .net and 18.5% used other TLDs, predominately ccTLDs.

There are wide differences globally as to the proportion of NGOs that use various TLDs. Around two-thirds of NGOs use a .org domain in South America, Africa and Asia while the number drops to under half in Australia and Oceania and Europe. In North America, the figure is 77%.

When it comes to ccTLDs, NGOs in the Australia and Oceania and European regions both record slightly over 40% of all NGOs using a ccTLD, while in all other regions the number of NGOs using a ccTLD doesn’t reach a quarter. In USA, part of North America, most NGOs would use a .org or .com with most of the ccTLD use coming from Canadian NGOs.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Lexsynergy Webinar - .AFRICA Launch Information

This webinar will cover the much-anticipated launch of the .AFRICA domain extension. We'll discuss the launch timeline, Sunrise details, costs and its implications for brand owners around the world. .AFRICA covers 54 countries that comprise the second largest continent on earth. Lexsynergy considers .AFRICA as an essential extension for the African and international businesses. Due to .AFRICA's importance, country coverage, and anticipated demand it is recommended to establish a strategy to secure core trademarks during the Sunrise launch and Landrush phases. Our webinar will guide you through the complex launch, which involves two Sunrise validation systems with various priority levels. This is one webinar that should not be missed.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Thursday, 6 April 2017
Click on one of the links above to register for the webinar which will be held twice for your convenience.

Want to establish a .AFRICA strategy for your company? Email us at and we will set up a time to discuss how .AFRICA should fit into your domain portfolio. If you are unable to attend the webinar, recordings of all previous webinars can be found on our YouTube channel.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Rightside Announces Update to DPML Offering and Pricing

 The registry Rightside has announced an update to their DPML offering. The update will include the following changes:
  • Broader Coverage: The Rightside DPML will support coverage of premium domains across Rightside's business focused TLD portfolio. This means that trademark holders can protect their brand across over 1M domains that are unprotected by the current DPML service.
  • Expanded Protection: Trademark owners will also gain the ability to block up to 10 variants of their primary DMPL. Variant blocks may be used to protect common misspellings or phrases that look confusingly similar to the trademark. Variants can also be used to protect trademarks across multiple IDN languages.
  • Flexible Term: Brands can choose to protect their trademark for any period between one and ten years.
All existing DPML blocks will be automatically upgraded to this new enhanced version on 17 April 2017. Due to these enhancements, the registry has also increased the cost of a DPML creation and renewal. Here is a timeline of all the upcoming changes:

17 April 2017 - All existing blocks are updated to the new enhanced DPML
17 April 2017 - DPML renewal price will increase to $1,900 (creations will remain at $527 until July)
17 July 2017 - DPML creation price will increase to $1,900

If you have any questions about these changes to your Rightside DPML block please email us at

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Lexsynergy Webinar - Resolving Domain Name Disputes

Today's webinar featured a deep dive into the process of resolving a domain dispute via the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute (UDRP). Lexsynergy's Brand Protection department has been managing intellectual property rights for over 10 years and has a 100% success rate within UDRP complaints.

If you were unable to attend the webinar you can watch a recording on our YouTube channel. To learn more about taking down an infringing domain and the UDRP process, email us at