Slowly but surely more information is revealed about which procedures will need to be followed by registering a domain name under the new generic extensions (gTLD’s). If you own a trademark and you wish to protect this mark under a new extension, the TM Clearing House will play an important role.
In December 2012 Afnic (.fr-registry) conducted a survey of all registered .fr domain names. This study revealed some surprising results. It showed which words were the most popular by registering .fr domains, which characters appear the most in IDN names and how many characters an average .fr domain contains.