NamesCon 2016 – Already past 350 attendees and climbing!

NamesCon 2016 is already at 350+ attendees, and Jodi Chamberlain, Richard Lau and I are already working on NamesCon’s third year schedule and events.

The agenda is filling up, and we’re accepting speaker and session submissions at speakers2016 _at_ namescon.vegas – so submit your ideas, pitches, and session concepts.

Register today for NamesCon 2016 to view the agenda as it fills up!

Video: Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on Internet regulation

I found a gem at The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation when I was searching for the composition of the participants.

What I found on their website was this very powerful statement on Internet regulation from Senator Hutchinson.

Watch the video (Especially those of you in the majority within the ANA who are not supportive of the crusade against ICANN and new TLDs) Senate on internet regulation.

Hopefully a read of the tea leaves. Who benefits from blocking innovation, competition, and job creation?

Here is a link to the actual session.

What Box? Adds 3 More TLDs to Trademark List

Mystery company files trademarks for .wedding, .club, and .discount.

California’s What Box? Holdings, LLC has applied for three more top level domain name trademarks with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The three applications are:

.Wedding – filed September 27
.Club – filed October 3
.Discount – filed October 3

Little is know about the company other than its lawyer being Thomas A. Brackey, II. The company was formed September 1.

My guess is this is not an actual applicant for new top level domains, so don’t read too much into the applications. Given that this entity has already filed a trademark application for .hawaii — a top level domain that would require the blessing of Hawaii’s government — I don’t think there’s a rhyme or reason to the filings.


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What Box? Adds 3 More TLDs to Trademark List

Mystery company files trademarks for .wedding, .club, and .discount.

California’s What Box? Holdings, LLC has applied for three more top level domain name trademarks with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The three applications are:

.Wedding – filed September 27
.Club – filed October 3
.Discount – filed October 3

Little is know about the company other than its lawyer being Thomas A. Brackey, II. The company was formed September 1.

My guess is this is not an actual applicant for new top level domains, so don’t read too much into the applications. Given that this entity has already filed a trademark application for .hawaii — a top level domain that would require the blessing of Hawaii’s government — I don’t think there’s a rhyme or reason to the filings.


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  1. dotSPORT Continues its Trademark Frontrunning
  2. Up Next, Trademark Applications for .Auto, .Tax, and .Food
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Next up: Newdomains.org conference in Munich 9/26-27

More conferences!  Following on the heels of a very successful F8 conference with Facebook, I am now on to Munich for the newtlds.org conference.

New Top Level Domains are coming into focus and it is the time to be preparing for them.  I have connected up with a constellation of experts in a company called Sedari, which provides expert consulting and operational excellence for these new domains that are on the horizon.  It is a great group of people, and we’re really knowledgeable about the process and every facet of them.

ICANN’s new Top Level Domain website is launched and the applicant guidebook published. The communications program is already under way with ICANN gatherings in numerous parts of Europe to announce and provide Q&A about the new Top Level Domain application process.

United Domains have timed a conference perfectly with all of these events, called newdomains.org.  I am good friends with the conference organizer, and he’s expressed to me that he is immensely pleased not only about the attendance levels, but in particular just how many of those attendees are from brands, and also how many are new or unrecognized names, which illustrates to me that the interest in new top level domains is brewing.

There will be a keynote from Steve Crocker, the Chairman of the Board of directors of ICANN, and the conference is packed with fantastic sessions that will benefit participants of any level of experience, from beginner to advanced.

I am speaking in a session called “ask the experts” along with my friends and respected experts Peter Dengate Thrush, Tina Dam, and Dan Schindler on 9/26 from 16:30 – 17:25 Munich time (10:30 am Eastern / 7:30 am Pacific).

My good friend and the CEO of Sedari, Dr. Liz Williams, will be on a panel just before hand with Richard Wein of nic.at, Sarah Langstone of VeriSign, Jim Rogers of Neustar, Elmar Knipp from Knipp Medien & Kommunikation GmbH (who have an interesting platform called Tango) and Peter Hupfauer of registry.net.

I look forward to seeing you there!

About the conference:

Conference URL:   http://www.newdomains.org

Organized by : uniteddomains.com

Registration:  http://newdomains.org/conference_option

 

Live Blogging will be being done by Jennie-Marie Larsen, also of Sedari either at http://www.sedari.com under blog or @sedarinews on twitter

DotMobi has created a mobile friendly calendar and event site at http://ntlds.mobi/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More TLD Trademarks: .Law, .Kom, .Tom, .Construction, .Hub

More TLD Trademarks: .Law, .Kom, .Tom, .Construction, .Hub

The “ticking time bomb” in new TLDs continues with no work from ICANN.

New top level domain name trademark “frontrunning” continues as 9 more trademarks have been filed related to new TLDs.

USM CHINA/HONG KONG LTD filed applications for .Hub, .Tom, Kom, and .Kom. The Kom trademark applications are troubling given VeriSign’s plans to apply for transliterations of .com. And .Tom? Sounds a lot like .com.

Thomas A Brackey of Beverly Hills filed three separate trademark applications for .law. A business called Dot Construction LLC, which has Brackey’s same address, filed to trademark application for .construction.

I think these TLD trademark applications, some of which have slipped through the examiners hands, represent a huge problem for new top level domain names. Trademark holders will use them to their advantage.



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