Schmidt is one of the first French brands of kitchens, but also the first kitchen furniture export company in France.
Schmidt group has decided to launch its new website in « .brand » (dot brand), .schmidt and thus has joined many big companies which have made this bet, like BNP Paribas (mabanque.bnpparibas), MAIF (voyagepro.maif), Club Med (corporate.clubmed) or the latest, SNCF (oui.sncf).
Schmidt chose to regroup its activity under the « home design » designation which describes well its indu... Read More
Ok so here’s the thing, we’re over 2 years into the new gTLD rollout now, a new era of the Internet, and everything seems to be going swimmingly…. Or is it?
On the face of it, momentum is building. Over 16 million domain names registered in the past 2 years and 60% of them would still have been available under a .com e.g. nameshield.website and its .com equivalent nameshieldwebsite.com. That’s great because it means that New gTLD domain names are being registered instead of the equivalent .com.
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The dangers of the Internet are not to be taken lightly. Phishing, cybersquatting or typosquatting are often the cause of disasters, which can threaten the company’s future.
Brand managers can quickly become panicked by the dangers behind these risks. That’s why it’s important to learn where the risks lie and how you can best counter them. That said, what are the benefits for brand owners of innovative and powerful solutions like dotbrand?
At the 17th Global Brand Protection Innovati... Read More
The domain name is to the virtual, what the brand is to the real. It is actually a little more complicated but this small sentence allows to associate brands and domain names.
It’s in the context of this shared vision, that the South African brands registration Office, CIPC has developed a partnership with the registry of .ZA, the South Africa geographic extension.
Thus, the brand applicants can choose the “domain name” option, registering that way the two protections. This is here the first co... Read More
A ‘plethora’ is defined as a “large or excessive amount of something” and is usually followed by the qualifier “of.” Car manufacturers certainly fall into that category, as I found out recently when looking at replacing my worn-out old jalopy.
A plethora can also be used to describe domain extension, with the advent of new gTLDs (where the term after the final ‘dot’ can be almost anything) there is certainly a plethora of those nowadays! This naturally led me to pose the question “How many of on... Read More
At the end of October, the 72nd ICANN summit was held, devoted to the development of policies that impact the domain name system (DNS) and the global Internet community. As already announced during the past summer, this latest annual meeting was to be held by videoconference in the time zone of Seattle in the United States. “Sleepless” were therefore not in Seattle but rather in Europe.
The thorn in the side of the next round of new generic extensions
A month before this summit, ICAN... Read More
Recently, many frauds campaigns offering free Nike shoes here and IKEA vouchers of 500€ there have been going on. Last case in date, a fraudulent e-mails campaign announcing the winning of airline tickets with a nice value of 500€, graciously offered to the winners of a supposed contest proposed by Air France airline company. This scam has circulated around France and was shared on social networks, by e-mails and even relayed on WhatsApp.
A misleading typography: typosquatting
If we look at the... Read More