Trademarks and Brands

Highlights of the Verisign Domain Name Industry Brief Q1 2018

by T+B BLOG TEAM on Wednesday, 11 July, 2018

US-based domain name and internet security company Verisign released its Q1 2018 report, "The Domain Name Industry Brief," which highlights trends in domain name registrations and includes key performance indicators.

Overall,domain name registrations are growing by approximately 3.2 million, or 1%, year over year. Check out these other interesting stats from the Q1 report:

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Topics: domains, domain management

Corsearch New gTLD Update: .DE and .UK

by T+B BLOG TEAM on Thursday, 31 May, 2018

This update includes news about the .DE and .UK registries.

.DE elimination of the local administrative contact requirement

The .DE registry, DENIC, updated its domain policy on May 25, 2018, eliminating the requirement for a local administrative contact in Germany. Prior to May 25, companies located outside Germany had to provide a local administrative contact. Under the new rules, a local contact will only be required for a legal case, when a holder not based in Germany will have to appoint a person in Germany.

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Topics: nGTLDs, domains

Reporting the latest - ICANN’s Temporary Specification

by Diane Plaut and Brian Conchuratt on Friday, 18 May, 2018

Yesterday the ICANN Board adopted a Temporary Specification for GDPR compliance, pursuant to the procedure under ICANN’s Registry Agreements and Registrar Accreditation Agreement. The action puts into place a policy process to consider the development and adoption of a consensus policy to be conducted within the maximum of a one-year time frame allowed for a Temporary Specification (renewable by the Board at 90-day intervals for up to a year).

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Topics: ICANN, domains, WHOIS, GDPR

French Ex-Pat Who Lost Rights to Files Lawsuit

by T+B BLOG TEAM on Friday, 18 May, 2018

In an attempt to get the rights to the domain back, Jean-Noël Frydman is suing the French Republic, Atout France (a government tourism agency), the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, and VeriSign. Frydman's lawsuit accuses France of cybersquatting and "reverse domain-name hijacking," and more.

French-born Frydman claims the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs illegally seized the domain that had been under his ownership since he purchased it from Network Solutions, LLC in 1994. He says he set up the website in 1995 as a "digital kiosk" about France and "included information about French culture, the Francophile community and a small section on tourism to France."

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Topics: domains, domain management

Corsearch New gTLD Update: .招聘, .Place, .GAL, .MOE, .LONDON, and More

by T+B BLOG TEAM on Monday, 30 April, 2018

This update includes news about .招聘, .Place, .GAL, .MOE, .LONDON, .TRAVEL, .BOATS,.YACHTS, .HOMES, .MOTORCYCLES, and .AUTOS.

Launch of .招聘(recruitment / xn–otu796d)
Registry operator Dot Trademark TLD Holding Company Limited announced the launch of its latest new gTLD, .招聘(Chinese for recruitment). The launch will start with a Sunrise Phase from May 21, 2018 toJune 20, 2018. This is a restricted TLD and registrations of domain names will be open to any individual or organization with interests towards employment, recruitment, or human resources-related industries. Further announcements with dates will follow. 

.PLACE changes to registrant eligibility
Registry operator Donuts Inc. announced it is implementing eligibility requirements for all new .PLACE registrations. These eligibility requirements will include a geospatial validation component, on which more information will follow. Note that these changes will not affect .PLACE domains registered before May 18, 2018, which will renew at current prices, and will not be subject to the new eligibility requirements.

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Topics: nGTLDs, domains


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