.Toys Launches Wed: O.Toys; Educational.Toys; Pool.Toys, Christmas.Toys Already Registered

.Toys which goes into general availability tomorrow Wednesday July 30th

A .Toys non-premium domain registration is priced at $39.95 at Godaddy.

We went through the zone file for .Toys and found the more interesting domain names taken in Sunrise (for trademark holders) and during the Early Access Program (EAP) where people can get early access to domain names for a one time fee which can range from $150-$12,500 depending on the registrar and the day.

We missed out on educational.toys which we had a EAP on the same day it was registered, but at a different registrar.

The one letter domain o.Toys was registered as well as Christmas.toys and Santa.toys

Many domains as usual as reserved or not available as being on the ICANN collision list, including i.toys, e.toys, sex.toys, online.toys and kids.toys

Some of these domains carry a premium registration and renewal fees.

999.toys
ambellis.toys
american-girl.toys
americanmade.toys
animal.toys
ave.toys
aviation.toys
awesome.toys
babiesrus.toys
bath.toys
best.toys
bigboy.toys
billybeats.toys
bitcoin.toys
blockbuddies.toys
blokbots.toys
brainchild.toys
bristleblocks.toys
brummel.toys
building.toys
carrera.toys
cheap.toys
childrens.toys
christmas.toys
chupachups.toys
classic.toys
cloud.toys
cool.toys
crayola.toys
dragons.toys
educational.toys
forbiddenplanet.toys
funny.toys
gaymale.toys
geek.toys
greenenergytoystoys
happymeal.toys
he-man.toys
holiday.toys
hoopsandyoyo.toys
hot-wheels.toys
imc.toys
imctoystoys
ittybittys.toys
k-nex.toys
kamasutra.toys
kandco.toys
kidkraft.toys
kitchen.toys
knex.toys
ladybird.toys
lahobba.toys
launchpad.toys
littlewoods.toys
lol.toys
luxury.toys
magic8ball.toys
magpul.toys
masters-of-the-universe.toys
mastersoftheuniverse.toys
matchbox.toys
max-steel.toys
maxsteel.toys
mega.toys
megabloks.toys
megagames.toys
megaplay.toys
megapuzzles.toys
mybaby.toys
mytoystoys
naughty.toys
o.toys
onlineshop.toys
plum.toys
plushanimals.toys
pollypocket.toys
pool.toys
printable.toys
puccipups.toys
pustefix.toys
retro.toys
schleich.toys
science.toys
scrabble.toys
smallpotatoes.toys
split.toys
stadlbauer.toys
stockingstuffer.toys
storybuddy.toys
stuffed.toys
target.toys
thomasandfriends.toys
toddler.toys
train.toys
travel.toys
water.toys
wholesale.toys
woolworths.toys
yoyo.toys

The Village Voice Covers .NYC: Landrush Auctions Will Be in 5 & 6 Figures

The Village Voice just covered the new .NYC domain names and quotes Gerardo Aristizabal who runs the domain registrar Hello NYC who predicts that Landrush auctions will produce bids at least to the tens of thousands of dollars,”

“Two or three might reach six figures.”

The blog post is entitled:”Lost Out on Sex.com? Sex.NYC Will Soon Be Available at a Domain Auction Near You

What isn’t clear in the .NYC roll ou, at least t to me is how the most valuable domain names, usually referred to as reserved domain name,  of which you would assume sex.nyc would be one of, will be allocated.

Maybe most .NYC domain names will be available in landrush and therefore the more valuable will be settled by Landrush Auction.

I also haven’t heard what company will be handling the landrush auctions although Mr. Aristizabal makes it sound like his company might.

It should be noted that the Voice starts the article off incorrectly saying that sex.com sold for $2.6 Million in 2012 but by the end of the post says it sold for $12 Million.

“”In the scheme of things, most webmasters would regard a .nyc domain as somewhat less valuable than the far more familiar .com or .net domains. But catchy domain names ending in .com or .net are increasingly scarce these days. If you don’t have $12 million lying around for Sex.com, maybe Sex.nyc will do.””

So what do you think Landrush auction produce auctions in the 5 and 6 figures?

 

Key-Systems To Donate 30 Euro For 1st 1,000 .Hiv Domain Registrations

Key-Systems GmbH announced today that it will support the dotHIV initiative with a fundraising for the start of .hiv.

The domain registrar will donate 30 Euro to the dotHIV association for each of the first 1,000 .hiv domains that is registered in the first six months after the Sunrise starts via the in-house retail portal domaindiscount24.

dotHIV is the initiative behind the charitable top level domain .hiv.

The Berlin-based social enterprise will establish the domain extension .hiv as the Red Ribbon of the digital age – to generate new funds for HIV projects and to raise awareness for the topic. In the Sunrise period until August 20, .hiv domains are initially available for trademark holders; from August 26, after the so-called GoLive, all interested parties can register .hiv domains.

The dotHIV initiative uses all surpluses from the allocation of .hiv domain names to support organizations which advocate the access to life-saving HIV medicines. For companies and individuals their .hiv domain is an easy way to show social commitment. The .hiv pages incorporate online users and thus provide visibility for the dedication:

Each click on a .hiv domain triggers a micro-donation and activates the funds collected through the domain distribution for the social purpose.

“dotHIV developed a unique concept to generate attention for the fight against HIV/AIDS and for the affected people that we are glad to support as a registrar partner“, states Alexander Siffrin, CEO of Key-Systems. “The initiative allows us to use our main competency, the domain registration, to make a valuable contribution to society.”

Key-Systems will donate 30 Euro to the dotHIV association for each of the first 1,000 .hiv domains that is registered until January 21, 2015 via domaindiscount24.

Tech Radar: “The new domain name system is causing problems for brands”

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Tech Radar published an article todayon new gtlds and the problems brands are already having with protecting their brand. The article references a study from Brad Newberg at Reed Smith, the sample study took a look at 20 brands in the bicycle industry and how fast some of their names were taken by those not affiliated with the company.

Canyon.bike is referenced as to being regged, “seven seconds after it became publicly available”. The article goes on to tell brand owners to be more proactive and what action they can take.

From the article:

“Brand owners are still taking time to get used to gTLDs, and we have not yet seen the predicted rush of complaints. However, the reality is that brand owners risk being caught out by the expansion of the domain name system and will need to consider how to react if their brands are encroached upon by cybersquatters.

Some brand owners have already taken a proactive approach to domain blocking and registrations, and/or as an initial step have registered with ICANN’s Trademark Clearinghouse.

However, with up to 1,400 new gTLDs proposed, the challenge for brand owners to comprehensively prevent third party registrations of domain names that overlap with their trade marks is set to continue.

Read the full article here

.Broadway Resolved as 2 of 3 Apps are Withdrawn

Another new gTLD string has apparently been resolved, .Broadway

The surviving applicant is Celebrate Broadway, Inc which is a Minds + Machines backed applicant.

Those withdrawing their applications are broadwayacrossamerica.com and Donuts.

We do not have any information regarding how the contention set was settle or what the terms were.

We only know there were three applications for .Broadway and now there is one.

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