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Thursday, November 20, 2014

So you think you can participate in ICANN decisions ?

Extract: "Come on...you're not going to talk about Project dotVinum again? We tried to "participate" in ICANN decisions in April 2013 the 3rd, providing solutions to protect wine Geographical Indications. We wrote to ICANN, who published our letter, and its subject was "Hints and Solution for the Protection of Wine Geographical Indications in the ICANN New gTLD Program". Guess what we offered as a solution in this letter: we offered to protect lists of names....

Source: http://www.gtld.club/2014/11/everyone-can-participate-in-icann.html.

Soon, register your .WINE domain name with SafeBrands.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Sublime et Hilarant (.Vin & .Wine)

Extrait: "Je suis tout à fait d’accord avec l’analyse, et avec les conclusions, que vous proposez. Simplement j’avais une question plus large : y a-t-il déjà eu une intervention européenne pour remettre en cause ce système qui donne à la justice californienne le dernier mot ?

Existe-t-il un travail international entrepris, soit dans le cadre des discussions transatlantiques, soit dans le cadre d’une organisation telle que l’ONU, pour élaborer un droit international sur le sujet des noms de domaines ?

Cela pose en effet le problème de la soumission au droit d’un des États des États-Unis, et même pas du droit fédéral, et un autre problème qui est celui d’ouvrir à la spéculation l’acquisition des noms de domaines, ce qui ouvre la voie à toutes sortes de dérives. Il va se créer un marché complètement indépendant de toute législation nationale, il faut mener une réflexion globale sur ce sujet".

M. Jean-Louis Roumegas.


Source: http://www.assemblee-nationale.fr/14/europe/c-rendus/c0167.asp#P150_37913.


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Monday, November 10, 2014

Le bon .VIN Californien

Extract:

Les nouvelles extensions Internet apparaissent peu à peu sur Internet et de nombreux nouveaux sites Web voient le jour. Terminé les noms de domaine qui se terminent en .COM, c’est à présent au tour des .BERLIN, des .CLUB et des .INTERNATIONAL de se faire un nom.

Pourtant, si ces noms tardent à se faire connaître, il existe deux nouvelles extensions, en instance de validation, dont on parle beaucoup. Il s’agit des deux candidatures déposées à l’ICANN - l’organisme de gouvernance des noms de domaine - pour le vin: des noms de domaine qui se termineront en .VIN et en .WINE. Le site Web de Nicolas changera probablement, nous l’espérons, pour un .VIN.

A lire sur le JDN: http://www.journaldunet.com/ebusiness/expert/59029/qu-il-est-bon-ce--vin-californien.shtml.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The .WINE new gTLD Rumor (more on .wine and .vin new gTLDs)

Extract: "It appears that .WINE was recently won in a private auction : if two applications from the three existing ones are soon withdrawn, it means that this pending situation could come to end. Note that at this point, it does not really matter how much was spent to win this Top-Level Domain nor it matters who won the auction because some problems remain to be solved: the protection of wine Geographical Indications…and a few other things that I won’t be explaining here. Regarding how much was spent for .WINE, the new gTLD history will tell.

The recent letter from Fadi Chehadé shows that the wine applications issues evolve in the right direction. After two years listening to the GAC, it appears that the ICANN CEO is taking this situation seriously and the wine worldwide community is (probably) thanking him for this
".

Read my complete article on gTLD.club: http://gtld.club/2014/11/04/the-wine-new-gtld-rumor/.

Are you the member of a wine club? Register your mywine.CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Fadi Chehadé mentions "a list" in his letter to Honorable Axelle Lemaire on .WINE & .VIN

"C'est la consécration" ;-)

The letter, made public last night, mentions "a reserved list of names". I personally want to congratulate parties in charge of protecting Wine Geographical Indications for reaching out to this conclusion.

Even if we did not have the chance to be thanked the same way as Honorable Axelle Lemaire in 2013 for informing ICANN about these exact same solutions, we are happy to read that these past two years were not wasted for nothing and that an agreement is to be found.

We also want to suggest ICANN (and Axelle Lemaire) to read our article dated April 22, 2013.

Extract of the letter: "The parties involved are now working on devising a mechanism which would offer protections to a reserved list of names, which would be contractually protected through ICANN’s registry agreement, along with a set of rules around how those names could be distributed to parties that have interests in and the rights to them".

Sources:
  1. The letter (to be downloaded): https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/chehade-to-lemaire-2014-10-22-en;
  2. Geographical Indications and Appellations of Origin are easy to protect: stick to the official databases: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20130403_hints_and_solution_for_the_protection_of_wine_geographical_gtld/;
  3. Official letter sent by Project dotVinum to ICANN in 2013: https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/2013-2014-01-24-en;
  4. Why Donuts should do both .WINE and .VIN new gTLDs: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20130422_why_donuts_should_win_all_wine_new_gtld_applications/.
Wine Geographical Indications might be able to register their domain names with Uniregistry (in a close future).

A profitable Registry (.LUXURY new gTLD)

Extract: I like to dig and noticed that the .LUXURY new gTLD is already very profitable with only 1,216 registered domain names. Yes…you read well: there are 1,216 .luxury domain names registered. It is very few compared to the successful .CLUB Registry who has reached 127,725 registrations.

I did not even check if there were Premium domain names or a Pioneer Program but the asked price at the Registrar level gives enough information to know about the Registry’s revenue.

Read the complete article on gTLD.club ans register your .CLUB & .LUXURY domain names with Uniregistry.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The .CLUB Registry is an example to prepare “Round2” of the ICANN new gTLD program

Extract: With lessons learnt from the first Round, what does a new applicant need to know to prepare for the coming Round? Which example should he follow to increase his chances of success?

Many new gTLD applicants had some good ideas but none of them knew that they would be so many to have these exactly same ideas so how did .CLUB proceed to appear as different, compared to other Registries?
Sourcehttp://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20141027150303-1289629-the-club-registry-an-example-to-follow-for-round2-of-the-icann-new-gtld-program. (what a long URL).

Register your .CLUB domain name with Uniregistry.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

L'avantage d'un .LAGUIOLE au second cycle d'appel à candidatures?

Déposer un dossier de candidature pour un .LAGUIOLE au second cycle d’appel à candidatures en, disons, 2017, permettrait au village de devenir propriétaire de l’extension Internet .LAGUIOLE et de décider de la commercialisation des noms de domaine ou non.
La suite sur gTLD.club: http://gtld.club/2014/10/20/un-laguiole-au-second-cycle-dappel-a-candiatures/.

Membre d'un club de coutellerie? Le .CLUB est pour vous chez Uniregistry.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Today : GAC Briefing to the ICANN Community - Protection of Geographic Names in gTLDs

Note this is about the future Round.

This session is to inform and exchange with the community about considerations regarding protection of geographic names in future new gTLD application rounds.