The window for anyone wanting to apply for a new gTLD has now closed. ICANN the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers have announced today that there were 839 successful registrants at closure.
With each accepted registrant allowed up to 50 gTLD applications ICANN could be looking at thousands of applications for the new domain extensions.
The application deadline for new gTLDs is 12th April 2012, giving those who have registered their intent, plenty of time to submit their applications for the extensions they wish to pursue.
It’s just four months since .XXX domain names were released on general sale and so far 17 UDRP cases have been filed, with 8 of them so far solved.
Out of some of those solved were:
HEB Grocery Company submitted a complaint to the National Arbitration Forum on December 29,2011 ,asserting legal rights over the domain name HEB.XXX .
Richard Branson submitted a complaint to the National Arbitration Forum on January 10,2012,asserting legal rights over the disputed domain name RichardBranson.xxx
The University of Texas System won the case against Deggil Yi / ECL Technologies and Charles Cho/ Soonyoung Interaction over the domain name UTSystem.xxx.
.XXX is the gTLD domain extension dedicated to the adult industry.
The .XXX domain extension provides customers with an easily identifiable way to recognise websites relating to the adult entertainment industry.
You don’t have to use your domain name for a site containing adult content, but should you have a recognisable brand you may wish to consider registering your domain with a .XXX extension in order to protect your brand.
When registering your .XXX domain name for brand protection, you don’t need to do anything. Your domain name is simply held and saved to protect your brand. This means that no one else can purchase your brand as a .XXX domain name and start using it to display adult related content.
Not only is the sun shining this week across the UK, but this month the 10 millionth .UK web domain was registered, underlining the growth of the internet economy in the UK.
.co.uk is the go-to domain for businesses in the UK and has been growing strongly with around a million new registrations in the last year.
A .UK domain says you do business in the UK and 4 in 5 internet users prefer .UK results when searching on-line, a great indication of trust in the domain – it really has never been a better time to get your business on-line and .UK is great place for it to be.
To celebrate this milestone, Siteopia are participating in a great give away, being run by the Nominet, the organisation responsible for .uk domain names.
The UK Government are set to approve plans to approve a unique Domain Name for Scotland. .scot could soon be live and many local websites are already welcoming the chance for a Scottish web presence.
A spokesman said ‘Scotland is well on the road to independence and it looks like we’ll soon be independent in cyberspace too. The .scot domain name will be a great boost in promoting Scotland around the globe’.