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New gTLD ‘.organic’ launched in August and is now in General Availability. Domains are registered first come, first served. The .organic extension is expected to do extremely well in terms of registration numbers so if you’re interested in securing a .organic domain name, the sooner the better.

If you have any questions about this post please contact Safenames in the UK at +44 1908 200022 (emeasales@safenames.net) or in the US at +1 703 574 5313 (nasales@safenames.net).

The GMO registry has recently announced that .Nagoya, one of three new GeoTLDs for Japan, will launch February 20th, 2014, followed by .tokyo, which is scheduled to launch in April, and .yokohama, which will launch later this year. Dot Nagoya represents the City of Nagoya, which is part of Japan’s third largest metropolitan region with a population of almost 9 million.

This launch is exciting, as these three new extensions are among the first ever GeoTLDs to launch as part of ICANN’s new gTLD Program. These new domain extension are meant to enable businesses, organizations, and individuals to establish an online naming presence by registering shorter, more relevant domains that represent their business within a specific local geographic community–much like how .EU, .ASIA, etc. (ccTLDs) are used to denote a country or region.

If you have questions about these new GeoTLDs please contact your Safenames account manager. You may also contact us in the UK at +44 1908 200022 (emeasales@safenames.net) or in the US at +1 703 574 5313(nasales@safenames.net).

The Trademark Sunrise launch phases for several new Donuts gTLDs are scheduled to open on February 18 and 25, 2014, respectively. The TM Sunrise period is specifically for trademark holders to register domains that are the exact match (e.g., trademarkname.TLD) to the existing corresponding trademark(s). If you want to protect your brand(s) within specific markets, registering additional domains (specifically new gTLDs), is the best way to optimize your naming strategy.

  • Trademark Sunrise for .cheap, .zone, .agency, .bargains, .boutique :: Scheduled to open February 18, 2014 and remain open through April 19, 2014
  • Trademark Sunrise for .cool and .watch :: Scheduled to open February 25, 2014 and remain open through April 26, 2014

It’s important to note that only trademark holders who have received a valid signed mark data (SMD) file issued by the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) may apply for an exact match domain name during the Sunrise period for any new gTLD(s). If you have any questions about the launch of these new Donuts gTLDs, please contact your Safenames account manager. You may also contact us in the UK at +44 1908 200022 (emeasales@safenames.net) or in the US at +1 703 574 5313 (nasales@safenames.net).

 

Safenames is proud to announce it has been appointed as the first UK ENUM validation agent by the UK Enum Consortium (UKEC).

Each ENUM application requires a token (certificate) from an authorized validation agent before an order can be submitted by an ENUM registrar. The purpose of the token is to ensure eligibility for the ENUM, as ENUMs must be identical to the owner’s existing telephone number.

To validate and receive a token for an ENUM application, a copy of a recently telephone bill must be submitted to Safenames, as well as callback verification to the requested telephone number. Once validation is complete, ENUM orders can be submitted with Safenames or any UK ENUM registrar.

More information on Safenames ENUM services

Safenames is proud to announce its accreditation for United Kingdom ENUM. Safenames can now offer ENUM registrations in the 44 (UK) namespaces.

How ENUM works

ENUM (telephone number mapping) protocol suite that makes it possible to relate a domain name to a telephone number, and then use that domain name to identify various communications devices such as fax, mobile phone, voicemail, email, IP telephony addresses or web pages.

Connection using DNS

ENUM uses the Domain Name System (DNS) to create a connection between the addresses of computers connected to the Internet and domain names, which are much easier for people to memorise. The majority of Internet users are probably only familiar with domain names in combination with web sites or email addresses. However, in future the ENUM protocol working with the DNS infrastructure will make it possible to obtain information about telecommunication services and access them via domains.

ENUM translates a telephone number into a domain name

For example: 01908200022 becomes 2.2.0.0.0.0.2.8.0.9.1.9.4.e164.arpa where 44 is United Kingdom’s international dialling code. ‘e164’ is the name of the telephone numbering system and ‘.arpa’ is the Internet infrastructure equivalent of .co.uk or .com. A computer can understand and connect to this address in a fraction of a second which makes ENUM a quick, stable and cheap link between the telecommunications system and the Internet.

Safenames ENUM UK information page

Nominet ENUM (UK) information

Safenames is proud to announce its accreditation for Germany ENUM numbers. Safenames can now offer ENUM in the 49 (DE) namespaces.

How ENUM works

ENUM (telephone number mapping) protocol suite that makes it possible to relate a domain name to a telephone number, and then use that domain name to identify various communications devices such as fax, mobile phone, voicemail, email, IP telephony addresses or web pages.

Connection using DNS

ENUM uses the Domain Name System (DNS) to create a connection between the addresses of computers connected to the Internet and domain names, which are much easier for people to memorise. The majority of Internet users are probably only familiar with domain names in combination with web sites or email addresses. However, in future the ENUM protocol working with the DNS infrastructure will make it possible to obtain information about telecommunication services and access them via domains.

ENUM translates a telephone number into a domain name

For example: 01908200022 becomes 2.2.0.0.0.0.2.8.0.9.1.9.4.e164.arpa where 49 is Germany’s international dialling code. ‘e164’ is the name of the telephone numbering system and ‘.arpa’ is the Internet infrastructure equivalent of .de or .com. A computer can understand and connect to this address in a fraction of a second which makes ENUM a quick, stable and cheap link between the telecommunications system and the Internet.

Safenames ENUM information page

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