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May 22, 2019

.GAY – Tentative Launch Schedule

Registry operator Top Level Design, LLC has announced a tentative launch schedule for the new gTLD .GAY as follows.

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May 21, 2019

During the Global Domains Division (GDD) Summit in Bangkok from the 6-9th of May 2019, Dietmar Lenden of Com Laude/Valideus sat on the panel for .BRAND Registry Operations: Business Continuity and Resilience. This talk outlined key steps to help brands ensure business continuity and resilience of their registry.

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May 17, 2019

As we informed you previously, the registry operator for .EU domain names in Europe, EURid, will be deleting all Cyrillic script domain names with the Latin script .eu extension on the 31st May 2019.

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May 9, 2019

.UK – Right of Registration Reminder
 

As you might recall, the priority window to register your equivalent top level .UK domain name based on your current domain ending in either CO.UK, ORG.UK, .ME.UK, .NET.UK, .PLC.UK or lLTD.UK ends 25 June 2019.

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May 8, 2019

.CLUB announces Trademark Sentry, a registry-specific blocking service that will allow the owner of a US-registered trade mark to block that mark appearing within any portion of a .CLUB domain name, thereby protecting, according to the registry, “trillions of permutations of a qualified trademark”.

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May 7, 2019

On 24 April the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) released their 2018 Annual Report: Once Upon a Year. The IWF is an independent self-regulated organisation with a vision to eliminate child sexual abuse online. The remit of the IWF is to remove child sexual abuse content hosted anywhere in the world, and non-photographic child sexual abuse images hosted in the United Kingdom.

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April 26, 2019

Nick Wood, Executive Chairman & Co-Founder, reflects on Intellectual Property and Sport for World IP Day 2019.

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April 24, 2019

More than 300 legal and brand professionals from 49 countries across five continents gathered March 28 and 29 to attend INTA’s 2019 March Conference in New York.  Ken Taylor, our Director of Business Development, summarises the main discussion points.

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April 18, 2019

Com Laude Group is going to INTA Boston!
18th – 22nd May

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April 18, 2019

ICANN is planning to renew four ‘legacy’ TLD contracts (.ORG, .INFO, .ASIA, .BIZ), which it has issued for public comment following renewal negotiations with the registry operators.

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April 11, 2019

ET – Registrations now opened

The Ethiopian Registry, Ethio Telecom, has now opened registrations of .ET domains to foreign applicants; until now registrations under this TLD were restricted to local applicants only.

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April 11, 2019

The auDA, which operates .au, the Australian country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) recently announced a policy amendment in an effort to curb domaining in the .au namespace.

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April 4, 2019

The number of domain registrations has risen year on year by 4.9% according to the latest industry data from Verisign’s Domain Name Industry Brief

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April 2, 2019

This article discusses the real issue with ICANN’s current policy development process which needs to be addressed before the introduction of the PDP 3.0 changes.

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March 28, 2019

Listen to our webinar and find out the highlights of the ICANN64 meeting in Kobe, Japan.

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March 22, 2019

Update on .eu domains and Brexit

EURid, the Registry for .eu domain names, has issued a communication as a result of the announced delay to Brexit.

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March 21, 2019

Uniregistry launches new blocking service

Uniregistry has announced the launch of its Extended Protection Service (Uni EPS and EPS+), a new domain name blocking mechanism for brand owners, which allows brand owners to block the registration of terms registered in the Trademark Clearinghouse under 23 of the Uniregistry extensions.

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March 20, 2019

After Brexit, domain owners in the UK may find that they can no longer hold domains with a ccTLD extension for an EU country.

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March 19, 2019

World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) have published a press release which describes how 2018 was a record breaking year for business submitting cybersquatting cases.

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March 6, 2019

The Consequences of a ‘Dark’ WHOIS

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March 6, 2019

Phase 1 of the EPDP on gTLD Registration Data is now complete

On 4 March 2019 the GNSO Council held a special meeting in order to approve the recommendations of Phase 1 of the Expedited Policy Development Process (EPDP) working group.

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March 5, 2019

See how Google and Major League Baseball are using their dot brands

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March 4, 2019

As you might recall, the priority window to register your equivalent top level .UK domain name based on your current domain ending in .UK (eg .CO.UK, .ORG.UK) ends June 2019.

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March 4, 2019

Understand the domain name supply chain and minimise risk

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March 2, 2019

A comprehensive guide to the domain industry for IP, IT and brand professionals 

In our 6th edition of what continues to be an informative reference document for the domains market, we include insightful interviews with industry insiders, and profiles of all 1,600 registries —every place in the world a business can register a domain.

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March 1, 2019

News and developments in the domain industry

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March 1, 2019

ICANN’s 2019 Community Forum will be held in Kobe from 9 – 14 March.

This meeting is likely to be dominated by questions on the next steps ICANN will be taking following the likely adoption by the GNSO Council of the EPDP Final Report recommendations on domain name registration data, expected on 4 March 2019. Working sessions for the Subsequent Procedures and Rights Protection Mechanisms working groups are also reliably included in the schedule.

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February 25, 2019

The Com laude and Valideus Domain Name Gazetteer provides brand owners and IP professionals with an easy-to-use, up-to-date reference on the state of the Domain Name System (DNS).

In total in this edition we have profiled 1,600 registries: every place in the world where a business can register a domain. Now in its 6th edition, this latest update presents a comprehensive information source for the whole of the domains market. 

Receive a copy of the Com Laude and Valideus Domain Name Gazetteer 2019

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February 21, 2019

Dominion TLDs – Price Change and Verification Removal for .AUTOS

Registry operator Dominion has announced the discontinuation of .AUTOS verification process starting on March 15th, 2019 at 17:00 UTC.

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February 14, 2019

Com Laude CEO, Nick Wood, is speaking at the International Trademark Association (INTA) conference in Paris on 18/19 February 2019.

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February 11, 2019

.GAL – Price Promotion

Registry operator Asociación PuntoGal has announced that it is running a pricing promotion on. GAL domains from 1 to 28 February 2019, with new 2-year registrations offered at a reduced fee.

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January 25, 2019

Update on .eu domains following Brexit

EURid, the Registry for .eu domain names, has published a Brexit action plan following discussions with the European Commission. Such discussions came about after the Commission’s Notice to Stakeholders, published in March last year, announced that UK undertakings and organisations would no longer be eligible to hold .eu domain names.

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January 18, 2019

From 1 February 2019, “DNS Flag Day”, DNS systems around the world are going to disable some backwards compatibility features. This means that old or misconfigured DNS servers will no longer function correctly. Specifically, zones hosted on servers that do not support EDNS0 queries will fail to resolve correctly.

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January 8, 2019

Serbia – launch of IDNs

The Register of National Internet Domain Names of Serbia (RNIDS), the registry for .rs domains, has launched an Initial Registration Period (‘IRP’) for IDNs.

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December 17, 2018

.BOT

Registry operator Amazon has extended its second Limited Registration Period to 1 May 2019.

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December 10, 2018

According to the latest Verisign Domain Name Industry Brief there are now approximately 342.4 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), which is an increase of approximately 2.6 million domain name registrations (0.8%) over the second quarter of 2018. That’s an increase of circa 11.7 million more domain name registrations, or 3.5 percent, than at the same time last year.

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December 3, 2018

A special working group charged with coming up with changes to the Whois service that bring it in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) published its initial report on 21 November 2018 and opened it up for public comment. The Initial Report responds to the call to answer a set of questions and determine if the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data should become a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)-compliant ICANN Consensus Policy as is, or one with modifications.

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November 28, 2018

.INC

Registry operator, Intercap Holdings, have announced the launch of their new gTLD .INC as follows

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November 15, 2018

Listen to our webinar and find out the highlights of the ICANN63 meeting in Barcelona.

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November 7, 2018

.ONL and .RICH – Release of previously reserved names

Registry operator, I-Registry, have announced they will be releasing all 1- and 2-character names as well as a large number of short and intuitive names, for the extensions .ONL and .RICH

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October 31, 2018

The registry for .SCOT, Dot Scot Registry Limited, informed us yesterday of a change to the dates for the .SCOT price promotion.

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October 30, 2018

Donuts DPML Blocking Mechanism – Price Change and addition of Homographs

Operator of the DPML Blocking Mechanism, Donuts, have announced that they are increasing the prices for DPML creates and renewals

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October 15, 2018

ICANN’s next meeting will be held in Barcelona from 20 – 25 October. Key highlights of the agenda include the working sessions of the Policy Development Processes dealing with issues around future releases of new gTLDs and rights protection mechanisms.

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October 12, 2018

Montenegro: Launch of IDNs under .ME

The .ME Registry has announced the launch of a wide range of IDNs which will be available under .ME from 12 November 2018 (UTC 09:00).

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September 11, 2018

2018年9月11日、DemysがCom Laudeグループに加わりました。
Demys(デミス)は、英連邦スコットランドのエジンバラを拠点とする、法人向けドメインネームマネジメントとオンライン・ブランドプロテクションの会社であり、英連邦の自動車会社、不動産業・レジャー開発、メディア、日曜消費財等の多くの企業にドメインマネジメントのトータルサービスを提供しております。Demysのオンライン・ブランドプロテクションサービスには、独自開発をしたドメイン・ウォッチングとオンライン・ブランド侵害モニタリングが含まれています。また、Demysはドメインネーム仲裁サービスを提供する一方、英国のccTLD「.UK」のレジストリであるNominetが提供する仲裁パネリストとして、Demysから2名が参加しております。この2名の内1名は、世界知的所有権機関(WIPO)及びチェコ仲裁裁判所(CAC)のパネリストとしても活動しております。

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September 11, 2018

We have today announced that we have acquired Demys for an undisclosed sum. Edinburgh based Demys provides high quality corporate domain name management and online brand protection services. It delivers a full domain management service for a number of high profile brand clients across the UK automotive, retail/leisure, media and FMCG sectors.

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August 23, 2018

According to the latest data from Verisign’s domain name industry brief the second quarter of 2018 saw the number of registered domains across all top-level domains (TLDs), rise to 339.8 million, an increase of approximately 6m domain name registrations, or 1.8%, compared to the first quarter of 2018.

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August 23, 2018

Registry Registry operator GMO Registry has announced the launch of Japanese IDNs under their TLD .kyoto on November 20, 2018.

The following characters are special characters to which additional rules apply:
30FB # KATAKANA MIDDLE DOT
3006 # IDEOGRAPHIC CLOSING MARK
30FC # KATAKANA-HIRAGANA PROLONGED SOUND MARK

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August 9, 2018

.LUXEの登録

レジストリであるMinds + Machines Group Limited (MMX)は、.LUXEの登録を開始する事を発表しました。ラグジュアリーグッズとサービス向けのドメインです。またMMXは、「Lets yoU eXchange Easily」というキャッチフレーズの下、ブロックチェーンのプラットフォームである「イーサリアム」における「.LUXE」の使用をサポートします。

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August 9, 2018

Registry operator Minds + Machines Group Limited (‘MMX’) have announced the launch of their latest new gTLD .LUXE. Initially intended to represent luxury goods and services, MMX have repurposed the TLD to support the blockchain platform Ethereum, using ‘LUXE’ to represent the phrase “Lets yoU eXchange Easily”.

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July 30, 2018

.BOTの限定登録期間が延長されます

.BOTのレジストリ・オペレータであるAmazonは、2回目の制限登録期間を2018年12月1まで延期しました。当該登録期間は、Dialogflow、Microsoft Bot Framework、またはAmazon Lexのbotkitsを使う BOTの所有者、オペレータ、開発者が登録出来る期間となります。

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July 30, 2018

Registry operator Amazon has extended its second Limited Registration Period to 1 December 2018. During this phase, registrations are to be open to customers who own, operate, or manage bots (bot developers) built using the following botkits: Dialogflow, Microsoft Bot Framework, or Amazon Lex.

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July 11, 2018

「.ελ」の登録

先週、ギリシャのドメイン「.gr」のレジストリであるThe Hellenic Telecommunications and Post Commission (EETT)は、2018年7月10日よりギリシャ語の「.ελ」を開始すると発表しました。

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July 3, 2018

.EUのレジストリであるEuridは、キリル文字で登録された.EUドメインネームを2019年6月1日に削除致します。

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June 13, 2018

Minds + Machines Registryは中国語IDNをリリースします

新gTLDのレジストリであるMinds + Machinesは、アルファベット(ASCII)ドメインネームとピンインを含む中国語IDNドメインネームの両方の提供を開始します。対象となるドメイン(TLD)は以下の通りです。

.law
.work
.beer

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May 21, 2018

去る、2018年4月26日、日本ネットワークインフォメーションセンター(JPNIC)が主催する「第51回ICANN報告会」に、ComLaude株式会社の村上嘉隆が登壇致し、EU 一般データ保護規則(GDPR)に関する報告を致しました。
報告後は、活発な質疑応答が行われ、JPNICでは質疑応答の一部をブログ記事として公開しました。

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