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Entries from Juni 20th, 2012

new TLD Bewerber aus Deutschland

Juni 20th, 2012 · No Comments · Neue gTLDs / new gTLDs, TLD news

Die Veröffentlichung der Bewerbungen um die neuen Top Level Domains wurde am 13. Juni bekannt gegeben. Von den 1930 Anträgen kommen 70 aus Deutschland. 45 Anträge davon lassen sich in Marken- oder brand-TLDs einteilen. Prominente Bewerber  sind der ADAC (.ADAC), die Audi AG (.AUDI), BMW (.BMW), die Robert Bosch GMBH (.BOSCH), der SPIEGEL-Verlag (.SPIEGEL), die RWE AG (.RWE). Die Deutsche Post AG hat sich gleich um vier Endungen beworben (.DEUTSCHEPOST, .DHL, .EPOST, .TRUST).

Neben den .brands finden sich auch einige geo-TLDs unter den Bewerbern: .BAYERN, .BERLIN, .COLOGNE, .HAMBURG, .KOELN, .NRW, .SAARLAND.

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ICANN announces new gTLDs (list here)

Juni 13th, 2012 · No Comments · Neue gTLDs / new gTLDs

ICANN has just today released the list of new gTLDs applications.

The list is available on the ICANN website

The list comprises of 1,930 new TLD strings, 230 of which are duplicate applications.

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Rough stats on new gTLD applications

Juni 13th, 2012 · No Comments · Neue gTLDs / new gTLDs

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) received a total of 1930 applications, after refunds, for new generic top-level domains.

  • 1846 of those are “standard” applications.
  • 84 are designated as “community-based”.

Of the 1930, 66 have designated themselves as geographic name applications.  116 applications are Internationalized Domain Names, or IDNs, using non-Latin scripts. Three applicants seek support through ICANN’s Applicant Support Program.

Applications were received from 60 countries. Using ICANN’s definitions of the world’s regions, which can be viewed on our website:

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ICANN selects Trademark Clearinghouse Service Providers + new applicant guidebook

Juni 11th, 2012 · No Comments · Neue gTLDs / new gTLDs

ICANN has announced that they have selected Deloitte and IBM on implementation of Trademark Clearinghouse services for new gTLDs.
The Trademark Clearinghouse is brand protection mechanism. As proposed by ICANN, the Trademark Clearinghouse is intended to function as an information repository and offer authentication and validation services for trademark data.  The Clearinghouse will serve as a single database of authenticated registered trademarks and will eliminate the need for trademark holders to register their marks in many databases as new gTLDs are launched. ICANN will require that every new gTLD operator utilize the Clearinghouse and conduct both a Trademark Claims and a Sunrise Process Trademark holders and registry operators of new gTLDs are expected to use on the Trademark Clearinghouse to support rights protection mechanisms for the new  gTLD system.

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