Archive for the ‘NewTLDs’ Category

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 […]

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

Powerful statement on the Internet and its ability to create innovation, commerce, and jobs.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

If ICANN Approves New TLDs, Applications Will Begin in January

New TLD application window slated to begin in January 2012. ICANN’s Board of Directors is about to vote on approving the new top level domain name program. One thing that’s clear is that, even if the program is approved, there’s still a lot of work to be done. The resolution being considered includes more discussions […]