New gTLD Consultancy Services

Prior to own a domain name extension and become a Registry, a new TLD applicant to a generic, a community, a geographic, or even, a Trademark has questions:
  • Is there a market for my domain name extensions?
  • How much is it going to cost me?
  • Who should I work with to write and submit my application?
  • Which service provider is able to launch my domain name extension?
  • Are there solutions to help me fund a project?
  • Who is a good new gTLD service provider and who is not?
  • Where do I start?
  • What about the financial aspect of the application: what are the requirements?
  • Should I announce my project to interest the general public?
  • ...
There are many questions that must be answered prior to considering submitting an application. Round one of the ICANN new gTLD program has shown that applying for a domain name extension was not exactly the same as registering a domain name!

New gTLD Study

A lot of Trademarks have basic exact same questions about the ICANN new gTLD program and what are the advantages to submit their .BRAND new gTLD application.
We answer these questions in a short study focusing on the client's trademark.

New gTLD Promotion Services

Once the application has been submitted, comes the moment to "shout loud" about your Top-Level Domain and the objective is clear: it is "time to sell". To do so, it requires to attract the eye of potential Registrants: the end users who will consider buying one of your domain names. Our method is very simple actually: we repeat and repeat the message again...but we do that at the right place and to the right people.
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Domain Name Consulting

It is important to be able to guide someone who has questions about domain names or who needs specific services such as buying at the right price with the right level of service Changing Registrar can be tricky too, in particular when the domain name portfolio is important. Writing a naming policy is important too with the arrival of new gTLDs.
Corporate (and sometimes Retail) Registrars offer domain name consultancy services and they serve their clients very well actually but there can be a difference when your Consultant doesn't earn money selling domain names. We don't sell domain names.


New gTLD Service Providers

  • The Trademark Clearinghouse (website)
  • Momentum Events: new gTLD conferences (website)


  • Famous Four Media (website)
  • .CLUB (website)
    "There are two things Jean is a true expert at - new domain extensions and LinkedIn. That, combined with his excellent writing talents, make Jean an excellent marketing partner for anyone in the domain space."
    Jeff Sass, CMO, .CLUB Domains.
  • .GLOBAL (website)
  • .BUZZ (website)
    "I’ve learned a lot from Jean. He’s a fine journalist who has mastered the tools of the Internet and social media to promote his message. What we all in fact work to accomplish."
    Bill Doshier, Registry.
  • StartingDot (website)
  • .GDN (website)
  • Boston Ivy (website)
  • RightSide (website)

IDN Registries

  • .在线 - "online" in Chinese language
  • .中文网 - "website" in Chinese language
  • .商标 - "Trademark" in Chinese language (website)

.BRAND new gTLD applicants

  • (undisclosed)
  • The Dot Brand Observatory (website)

Backend Registries


  • The Nameshield Group
  • GoDaddy
  • EuroDNS
  • 1&1
  • SafeBrands