NEWS about domain names

Launch of .PARIS and .BZH

.PARIS

 

ICANN has confirmed the timetable for the launch of this geographical top-level domain dedicated to the French capital. As a reminder, to satisfy the eligibility criteria applicable to the reservation of domain names under this top-level domain, applicants must be able, for the duration of the domain name registration period, to provide evidence of a geographical (residence, incorporation…), cultural or other special connection to the Paris area.

 

The final order of priority for the validation of registration applications is as follows:

 

Sunrise:

1/ Trademarks registered with the TMCH and holding a valid SMD file

2/ Public authorities in the Ile de France region and geographical names from the Paris area

3/ French, EU or international trademarks designating France; recognisable geographical indicators

4/ Corporate names, acronyms, identifying signs, names of associations

5/ Landrush[1]: Other applications

 

The period during which these priority applications can be made runs from 9 September 2014 until 11 November 2014. It is envisaged that the general availability period will commence on 2 December 2014 and will operate on a “first come, first served” basis.

 

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.BZH

Launch timetable:

  • 04/09/2014 – 03/11/2014: Sunrise in the following order of priority:

      - TMCH trademarks

      - Other trademarks valid in France

      - Recognisable geographical indicators

      - Company names with registered headquarters in Brittany

  • 03/11/2014 – 30/11/2014: Registration Period Launch (registration limited to):

      - Public administrations

      - Associations

      - Members of the association www.bzh

 

  • 03/11/2014 – 30/11/2014: Landrush
  • 04/12/2014: General availability
 

As a reminder, to satisfy the eligibility criteria applicable to the reservation of domain names under this top-level domain, applicants must be able to provide evidence of a geographical (residence, incorporation…), cultural or other special connection to Brittany.

 

The LAVOIX team would be happy to help you with the process of reserving your domain name under these top-level domains.

 

[1] The term "landrush" refers to the sale of the most sought after generic terms at a higher price than during the period of general availability. The sale can go to auction in the event of multiple applications for the same domain name.

Launch of 1 and 2 character domain names under .FR

As from 8 December 2014, it will be possible to reserve one and two character domain names under .FR with the AFNIC on the basis of the following timetable:

 

  • 08/12/2015 – 09/02/2015: Sunrise (phase limited to holders of rights)
  • 16/02/2015 – 16/03/2015: Landrush
  • 17/03/2015: general availability

 

Holders of rights which wish to benefit from the Sunrise period must provide the following documents to support their application:

  • French, EU or international trademarks designating France and registered before 09/07/2012: Copy of registration certificate or of the relevant Office’s data base
  • French territorial communities: INSEE[2] identification document (registration in the SIRENE register)
  • Companies created before 09/07/2012: Certificate of incorporation
  • Surnames and natural persons: Copy of form of identity

 

Please do not hesitate to contact LAVOIX for further information.

 

[2] The French national institute for statistics and economic studies


Change in deadlines for .EU domain names

EURID, the register for .EU top-level domains, has changed the method for calculating the expiry dates for domain names with effect from 15 September 2014.

 

Until now, .EU domain names were renewed at the end of the month; from now on they will be renewed on the anniversary date of their filing.


It follows that this change will be reflected in all of our future deadline reminders and renewal notices.

 

New Zealand: Now possible to register directly under .NZ

On 30/09/2014 the New Zealand register officially announced that it would be possible as from such date to register directly under .NZ.

 

The conditions for reservation depend on the registration date of the .CO.NZ, .ORG.NZ or GVT.NZ domain name you have currently reserved and on whether there is an identical domain name under a .NZ second-level domain.

 

The LAVOIX team would be happy to help you with the process of reserving your domain name directly under the .NZ top-level domain.


New top-level domains: Launch timetable

The table below summarises the various reservation timetables announced by the Registers and by the ICANN. These dates are provided as an indication and may be subject to change.

 

TLD

Sunrise period start date

Sunrise period end date Landrush

General availability

.WALES

01/09/2014

31/10/2014 (Welsh Priority from 03/11 to 23/12/2014)

29/12/2014 to 25/02/2015

01/03/2015

.CYMRU

01/09/2014 31/10/2014(Welsh Priority from 03/11 to 23/12/2014) 29/12/2014 to 25/02/2015 01/03/2015

.CLICK

03/09/2014 03/11/2014 n/a 25/11/2014

.PROPERTY

03/09/2014 03/11/2014 n/a 25/11/2014

.HELP

03/09/2014 03/11/2014 n/a 25/11/2014

.DIET

03/09/2014 03/11/2014 n/a 25/11/2014

.HOSTING

03/09/2014 03/11/2014 n/a 25/11/2014

.OOO

22/09/2014 22/10/2014 n/a n/a

.AUCTION

30/09/2014 29/11/2014 n/a n/a

.TOP

15/10/2014 15/11/2014 n/a n/a

.BUSINESS

30/09/2014 29/11/2014 03/12/2014 09/12/2014

.IMMO

30/09/2014 29/11/2014 03/12/2014 09/12/2014

.PIZZA

30/09/2014 29/11/2014 03/12/2014 09/12/2014

.FORSALE

11/11/2014 10/01/2015 14/02/2015 20/02/2015

.NETWORK

30/09/2014 29/11/2014 03/12/2014 09/12/2014

. (conglomérat)

29/10/2014 28/11/2014 n/a n/a

.  (I love you)

29/10/2014 28/11/2014 n/a n/a

.LTDA

29/10/2014 28/11/2014 n/a 02/12/2014

.موقع (.site)

16/09/2014 17/11/2014 25/11/2014 - 23/12/014 06/01/2015

.DENTIST

14/10/2014 13/12/2014 n/a n/a

.REHAB

14/10/2014 13/12/2014 n/a n/a

.DEGREE

04/11/2014 03/01/2015 n/a n/a

.GIVES

04/11/2014 03/01/2015 n/a n/a

.TATAR

TMCH Trademarks 03/02/2015-19/02/2015 N/A
28/08/2014 27/10/2014
Other trademarks registered in Russia
01/12/2014 21/12/2014


The LAVOIX team would be happy to help you with the process of registering your trademark with the TMCH and reserving your domain name under one of these top-level domains.

 

Publication date : October 2014

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