Article category: New gTLDs

EuroDNS chats with DotClub, definitely not in competition with .COM

by Meg - 06.05.2014

Way back in 2011 the DotClub registry discussed the four principles of a successful TLD: short, memorable, meaningful, and perhaps most important – not in competition with .COM. Here I'm chatting with Colin Campbell, DotClub CEO, about something big, hairy and audacious! You'll have to read to find out what...

What are the benefits of pre-ordering a domain name?

by Meg - 02.05.2014

To get your perfect domain name, DUH!!! Pre-ordering a domain name is like queuing to see your favourite band, it’s no guarantee but it gives you a fighting chance of being at the front - MOSH PIT!!! There are some rocking new domains, pre-order now or you'll be stuck at the back near the toilets.

4 essential tips for protecting your brand protection online

by Meg - 30.04.2014

Every week new gTLDs are being released. They have two launch phases before general release when they become available to everyone on a first come, first served basis. Jargon, mumbo jumbo, gobbledegook! Basically, if you’re a brand owner you have to protect your name. If you don't, others can grab it and do untold damage. Take a look at four essential tips for protecting your brand online...

Please help me, I just received a trademark claims notice...

by Meg - 21.03.2014

A trademark claims notice is a warning sent to you if the domain name you're trying to register matches a trademark registered with the Trademark Clearinghouse. Trademark infringement is scary stuff, but if you receive a trademark claims notice it doesn’t necessarily mean you won’t get the name you want, or worse - a pack of hungry lawyers at your door (Sorry Luc). In many cases the rights being claimed are concerning a trademark limited to a particular industry or product, or to a certain jurisdiction. Let me explain...

Are you ignoring the new domain extensions? Consider this...

by Meg - 27.02.2014

Will they or won’t they succeed? Opinion is divided and it’s way too early to answer this question with any degree of accuracy. Have you adopted a wait & see attitude or is it your intention to grab your domain names whilst availability is so good? If you're watching and waiting, consider this…

.JETZT is so now! We asked the New TLD Company why...

by Meg - 19.02.2014

The New TLD Company is a registry with a mission; they want to saturate the German speaking market with their new domain extension, .JETZT. It translates in English as ‘now’, and will open up new ways to find and share information. I met with Jonas Cederfjäll, the registry's CEO.