Oct 292014
 
Peterhansel Depres

Stéphane Peterhansel (left) and Cyril Despres will be racing Team Milathan at Dijon for the 2014 season finale.

This weekend at the classic Dijon circuit, about 350 km from Paris, Team Milathan will bring 2014 to a close in style. The last race of the season, a gruelling 5-hour endurance nail-biter, will include an all-star cast as World Champion and Paris-Dakar winner Stéphane Peterhansel, fellow Peugeot factory driver and also Paris-Dakar Rally winner Cyril Despres, and Peugeot CEO Carlos Tavarès team up!

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Oct 142014
 

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Durant la réunion ICANN de Los Angeles à laquelle Milathan participe, nous avons été informé du dépôt d’une plainte contre la société française OVH.

OVH a postulé et obtenu de l’ICANN la gestion du .OVH. Or dans le cadre du programme de création des nouvelles extensions, un opérateur d’extension est tenu de respecter un calendrier d’ouverture précis. Ce dernier doit notamment compter une période d’enregistrement prioritaire, dite “sunrise”, visant à permettre aux ayants droit de protéger leurs marques en enregistrant les noms de domaine correspondants.

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Oct 122014
 
Krischenowski Ohlmer LenzHawliczek

From left to right, Dot Berlin’s Johannes Lenz-Hawliczek, Katrin Ohlmer and Dirk Krischenowski at the 51st ICANN meeting in Los Angeles. (Photo The Milathan Post).

At just under 140,000 registrations, Dot Berlin is by far the most successful city TLD. It’s actually the most successful of any new gTLD, bar Dot XYZ, according to ntldstats.

Both TLDs owe their success in part to promotions. For Dot Berlin, the registry offered free domains for a very limited period quickly cancelling the scheme when it became apparent that it was proving a little too popular for comfort.

“About 80,000 names were registered during the promotion,” says dotBERLIN CEO Dirk Krischenowski. “But even if you take them away, the remaining 60,000 names still make Dot Berlin one of the largest TLDs around.”

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Oct 112014
 

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ICANN has just posted a report of the new gTLD application evaluation training and quality program.

The program is designed to help measure and improve several aspects of the process used to evaluate the 1930 applications received in 2012 including its consistency, accuracy and the match between the expected process and what applicants actually had to deal with.

The quality measurement work was done by an independent firm and concludes that although the new gTLD program resulted in the successful evaluation of over 1900 applications from all over the world, a number of improvements should be built into the second round.

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