The registry operator for .TR domain names in Turkey is expected to complete the transfer of management from METU to the new authority TRABIS (.tr Network Information System) – new regulations will follow.
About 48,000 .EU domain names will become available for general registration on a “first come, first served” basis, ccTLD Registry operator Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), for the Kingdom of Bahrain, announced the relaunch of the ccTLD .BH and the launch of the IDN TLD .البحرين, and NIXI, the Indian Registry, recently launched 29 new zones
In this newsflash we cover the expiry of .XXX block and conversion to AdultBlock, the launch of .DAY by Charleston Road Registry, the expansion of the coverage for the DPML and DPML+ blocking mechanisms, the Registry Lock for .BANK and .INSURANCE domains, and the launch of a blocking mechanism by Shortdot SA designed to block trademark terms across the 5 TLDs in their portfolio
Protecting a brand involves understanding the relationship between domain names, trademarks, patents and copyrights – the four pillars of intellectual property. However, it is only relatively recently that domain names have become one of the major considerations for organisations compared to the fact that trademark legislation was first passed into English law in 1266!
It is important for any organisation to have a clear domain name strategy that not only defines the key geographies, and thus ccTLDs they need to have registrations in, as well as what IP protection mechanisms they have to provide defensive cover elsewhere.