Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The new gTLD info for Tuesday, May 3rd

I have noticed a serious interest in "new gTLD reports". Therefore, I have added a few more. I also automated a certain number of things so these reports are easier to read and all look the same. They will be sent in the Newsletter too.
  1. Report - New gTLDs related to Companies (weekly update);
  2. Some of the top players in finance are changing the Internet as we know it: here is how;
  3. Conflict of interest - Update on .SPORT new gTLD application;
  4. Just added - 3 Trademarks were added to the Photography new gTLD report;
  5. Patent - Card interface for managing domain name projects;
  6. Innovation - Multiple Registry to invest in a geofencing company;
  7. ICANN is sued by a new gTLD applicant (guess who);
  8. Impossible to Appraise New gTLD Domain Names;
  9. Must watch video (until the end if you can): "don't drop it when you want to buy a domain name to a third party";
  10. In French - "des marques comme Intel, Nike, Target et Netflix pourraient perdre leur nouvelle extension Internet";
  11. Reminder: How Financial Services Industry Can Protect Itself Online (Free Webinar);
  12. New gTLD Backend Registry hits 4 million new domain names;
  13. More coming by the end of the day.
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Monday, May 2, 2016

The new gTLD info for Monday, May 2nd

I just registered my first ".gdn" domain name. For the moment, I will use it as a redirection to point to my contact page for Jovenet Consulting. I want to try this domain name extension because "Jovenet" is Trademarked by myself and I believe that a short 3 letters domain name extension offers two options:
  1. The possibility to use a domain name extension which could come in competition with ".com" domain names since ".gdn" stands for "Global Domain Name" and it is as short as ".com" and...cheaper.
  2. Lower the risk of infringement: I don't want someone to register my trademark using a generic Top-Level Domain: ".gdn" clearly is the equivalent to ".com" and there are many - BUT MANY - domain names still available to register.
News:
  1. Ending soon: the .PROMO Sunrise Period;
  2. Article - ICANN in a strop that major Trademarks aren't using their .BRAND;
  3. Multistakeholder Policy Development and new gTLDs;
  4. Acquisition - A "Multiple Registry" just acquired the .GAME new gTLD;
  5. Half of the ownership of all registered new domains belong to Chinese investors;
  6. Reports:
    1. New gTLDs related to Catering;
    2. New gTLDs related to "French" (by Nameshield);
    3. New gTLDs related to Photography;
    4. New gTLDs related to Cities.
    5. (Coming: new gTLDs related to Trademarks).
  7. Hot - .GAME for $300 or .GAMES for $12?
  8. In French - DNS News n°216:
    1. Etat statistique des nTLDs;
    2. Bulle spéculative;
    3. Un nom de domaine, et alors ?
    4. Valeur versus coût;
    5. Dialogues de sourds;
    6. Communication, capture et intégration verticale.
  9. How To Kill It On Social Media Marketing Using New gTLD;
  10. A Guide to Building the Perfect Website for Your Fitness Business;
  11. New gTLDs 'Nobody Cares About;
  12. More coming during the day.
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Friday, April 29, 2016

The new gTLD info for Friday, April 29th

Another nice message received from an member of the IDN Implementation Guidelines Experts group at ICANN and ALAC representative. The "At-Large Community" (ALAC) is a group within the ICANN, which represents the interests of Internet users. There are over 190 At-Large Structures (ALSes) around the world. To give an example, the ALAC helps influence Internet policies such as WHOIS and new generic Top-Level Domains. The message received from Wael:
"I visit gTLD.club avery day. I get the email right before going to bed :)"
News
  1. The .WEB/.WEBS new gTLD Auction:
    Commencement Date on 27 July 2016 at 13:00 UTC;
  2. Another Brand ends its new gTLD contract with ICANN: the third one;
  3. Download - Brochure: "Your .BRAND is your .business";
  4. The .HOMES Sunrise Period ends soon:
    • SUNRISE PERIOD END: Friday, 6 May, 2016;
    • CLAIMS NOTIFICATION PERIOD START: Tuesday, 12 May, 2015;
    • CLAIMS NOTIFICATION PERIOD END: Wednesday, 10 August, 2016.
      Participate in this Sunrise Period with Nameshield.
  5. Branding - Using with a "." in your Brand? Don't forget to secure the corresponding domain name when it exists!
  6. The .SHOP Lawsuit finally ends;
  7. In French: "Noms de domaine Web personnalisés : gadget superflu ou levier à intégrer dans sa communication digitale?"
  8. More coming.
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Thursday, April 28, 2016

The new gTLD info for Thursday, April 28th

I sometimes receive nice messages, here is one I received this morning from RightSide. These messages come more often I noticed and they coincide with the increasing number of subscribers to the gTLD.club Newlsetter. I am more than happy to see that new gTLDs start to interest the general public. Below is the message I received from George:
I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your gtld.club blog, which I try to read every day. I'm relatively new to the industry (going on three years now) and I have to credit your blog with helping me to build a foundation and expand my understanding in the area that interests me the most -- raising public awareness of and sparking imaginative interest in new gTLDs through creative communications campaigns and good storytelling.
News
  1. Brand Your Music With An Innovative Domain Name;
  2. Looking Ahead: 2016 gTLD Risks and Opportunities;
  3. The .EMERSON new gTLD abandons its participation in the ICANN new gTLD program;
  4. Article - Financial Industry Quick To Embrace New TLDs;
  5. The .WEB new gTLD could be live by the end of 2016;
  6. Release of Country and Territory Names within the new gTLDs after:
    1. .HYUNDAI
    2. .KIA
    3. .GODADDY
  7. It is now possible to register "dropped" domain names from Donuts and RightSide;
  8. Meet with the ICANN's Global Domains Division in Amsterdam;
  9. Four new gTLD events added;
  10. Seems like there is a new "Multiple Registry" who wants to open in China: guess who?
  11. Trademark Clearinghouse - The .VIP Sunrise Period ends in 2 days;
  12. Newsletter - Did  you miss the reading of a NEWS? Click on "View previous campaigns";
  13. The .LIVE new gTLD makes a major play with the .SOCIAL crowd in San Diego;
  14. More coming.
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The new gTLD info for Wednesday, April 27th

Today is Wednesday and we have updated our SPORT new gTLD report. We have added a second table which follows the first 8 weeks of reporting, from week 9 to 16, 2016. We have added to TLDs in blue: the .CRICKET new gTLD and .CLUB see their domain name registrations increase significantly. In red, .BIKE and .FUTBOL see their registration volumes decrease.
  • Coming - The .GDN new gTLD about to open to the public = "open to all" ("gdn" stands for "global domain name");
  • Report - New gTLDs related to SPORT (update);
  • 314 million domain names!
  • M+M, a multiple Registry reports a loss of $10 million;
  • .STORE and .SHOPPING new gTLDs are launching;
  • The Chinese Club - The .CLUB registry is highlighted in an interview with Colin Campbell in China’s Domain (域名) Magazine;
  • .AFRICA - Settle .africa domain name struggle the African way;
  • 3,948 new domains for the .BARCELONA new gTLD;
  • More coming.
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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The new gTLD info for Tuesday, April 26th

I read the Nameshield article on the .MMA new gTLD and sent an email to learn more about the project. Today, I spoke to Mr Daeschner who explained that these domain names will be used mainly by the MMA network of local agencies. This is a long time project and if actual domain names are going to be used as redirections first, it is not impossible that this changes at some point. The interesting info is that MMA has the administrative and technical capacity to tell its agencies to migrate to their ".mma" new domain name. This is an important information because in many cases, such decisions are taken by agencies themselves, not by the headquarters. MMA will wait to see the impact on SEO and wants to take the time to do things. By the way, did you know that the .MMA new gTLD project is a community application?

News
  • Article - Lawyers have a hard time with new domain names;
  • Report - New gTLDs related to Companies. This is the weekly update of domain name registration volumes: which domains would you secure as a company?
  • Nameshield Event - "New gTLDs: an opportunity for Companies" (in Lille - France);
  • Donuts Premium domains: keep an eye on price when transferring to another Registrar;
  • More coming.

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The weekly "cities" new gTLD report by Jean Guillon

Are new domain names for cities purchased? This weekly publication reports on cities new domain name registration volumes.

More Cities are in the red this week and this is probably due to holidays worldwide. Domain names from Moscow (in ASCII and IDN Top-Level Domains) keep diving into the red.
  1. The .NYC new gTLD: 76,684 domain name registrations
  2. .LONDON : 64,258
  3. .BERLIN : 58,700
  4. .TOKYO : 48,521
  5. .AMSTERDAM : 25,789
  6. .KOELN : 24,923
  7. .HAMBURG : 24,817
  8. .PARIS : 21,555
  9. .MOSCOW : 19,993
  10. .CITY : 19,195
  11. .МОСКВА (xn--80adxhks) : 17,372
  12. .MIAMI : 14,754
  13. .WIEN : 14,058
  14. .VEGAS : 13,901
  15. .QUEBEC : 8,997
  16. .SYDNEY : 8,771
  17. .MELBOURNE : 8,689
  18. .BRUSSELS : 6,133
  19. .COLOGNE : 5,397
  20. .TOURS : 4 ,632
  21. .BARCELONA : 4,689
  22. .CAPETOWN : 4,411
  23. .NAGOYA : 4,170
  24. .JOBURG : 3,406
  25. .YOKOHAMA : 3,234
  26. .GENT : 3,222
  27. .TAIPEI : 2,662
  28. .TOWN : 2,642
  29. .OKINAWA : 2,614
  30. .DURBAN : 2,461
  31. .RIO : 1,320
  32. .ISTANBUL : 654 (0)
  33. .IST : 602 (0)
  34. .OSAKA : 513
  35. .KYOTO : 386
  36. .BCN : 1
  37. .MADRID : 1
  38. .DUBAI : 1
  39. .STOCKHOLM : 1
  40. .HELSINKY : 1
  41. .BUDAPEST : 1
  42. .DOHA : 1
  43. .BOSTON (coming)
  44. .ABUDHABI (coming)
In blue: city extensions with a notable domain name registration increase; in pink we added ".city" and ".town" new gTLDs; in red, city extensions facing a registration decrease from one week to the other. Please note that ".tours" (a French city) was added to the list.

Source: ntldstats.com

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Monday, April 25, 2016

The new gTLD info for Monday, April 25th

You probably noticed that some French Trademarks recently started to appear on the French TLDs report. Two of them now have more than 100 registrations and these figures will be updated weekly.
  1. Impressive - The .MMA Registry (a .TRADEMARK) has 1,700+ registrations!
  2. The .MED Sunrise Period has begun;
  3. Reports:
    1. The weekly .CITIES new gTLD report;
    2. The weekly French new gTLD report by Nameshield;
    3. New gTLDs related to Catering;
    4. New gTLDs related to Photography.
  4. Survey - Impact of new gTLDs on trademark enforcement strategies;
  5. Request for Proposal to Allocate Reserved .BANK Domains;
  6. Article - Understanding the world of .BRAND;
  7. Comparing ".coms" to premium new domains;
  8. Learn: "Brand TLDs are Launching. Get Informed";
  9. Will Amazon decide about who can register a .MOI domain name?
  10. Multiple Registry (FFM) is granted a WFOE Licence for China;
  11. Podcast - Craig Schwartz for .BANK;
  12. More coming by the end of the day.
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New gTLDs related to Photography

We strongly believe that the .PHOTO new gTLD (new domain names ending in “.photo”, instead of “.com”) will be a commercial success in the long term. This post reports on new domain name extension registration volumes related to photography.
  1. The .PHOTOGRAPHY new gTLD = 52,899
  2. .PICS = 32,571
  3. .PHOTO = 27,640
  4. .MEDIA = 25,880
  5. .PHOTOS = 19,958
  6. .GALLERY = 18,364
  7. .VIDEO = 15,126
  8. .DIGITAL = 14,896
  9. .STUDIO = 9,903
  10. .GRAPHICS = 8,275
  11. .PICTURES = 6,900
  12. .CAMERA = 5,485
  13. .FILM = 1,843
  14. .MOVIE = 1,014
  15. .MOV = 2 (0)
In blue: noticeable domain name registrations increase, in red, they decrease from one week to the other.

Source: ntldstats.com

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New gTLDs related to Catering

We strongly believe that the .RESTAURANT new gTLD (new domain names ending in “.restaurant”, instead of “.com”) will be a commercial success in the long term. This post reports on new domain name extension registration volumes related to catering.
  1. The .PUB new gTLD = 51,776
  2. .MENU = 6,838
  3. .RESTAURANT = 5,815
  4. .CAFE = 6,978
  5. .KITCHEN = 6,392
  6. .BAR = 4,797
  7. .COOKING = 3,199 (0)
  8. .RECIPES = 3,586
  9. .CATERING = 3,318
  10. .REST = 1,447
  11. Coming: .FOOD
In blue: noticeable domain name registrations increase, in red, they decrease from one week to the other.

Source: ntldstats.com

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The .MED Sunrise Period begins

There were four applicants for the .MED new gTLD.

WHAT
As published on the TMCH website: ".med is the intersection of global clinical excellence with advanced technology to create the most trusted and respected healthcare community on the Internet".

WHEN
  • SUNRISE PERIOD START: Monday, 25 April, 2016;
  • SUNRISE PERIOD END: Friday, 24 June, 2016.
WHERE
Parties interested in registering a ".med" domain name can contact the Nameshield Group to participate in the Sunrise Period.

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Friday, April 22, 2016

The new gTLD info for Friday, April 22nd

Today is a sad day: Prince died. I was a serious fan and still have almost all of its CDs. I'll probably insert one in the CD Player tonight with my guests. There is nothing to add at this point and the thing that comes to my mind at the moment I write these lines is...drugs.sucks.
  1. The .TUBE Sunrise Period has begun;
  2. Infographic - 100,000 registrations for the .TECH new gTLD;
  3. Webinar - .INSURANCE and .SUNRISE new gTLDs (Wednesday, May 11, 2016);
  4. The .VIP Sunrise Period ends soon: contact Nameshield;
  5. HOT - New gTLD Program Delegation Deadlines;
  6. Child abuse imagery on new gTLD domain names?
  7. Two more new gTLDs were just delegated: .PROGRESSIVE and .MLS;
  8. Judge Halts .Africa Domain; Lengthy Litigation Likely.

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Singer 50Cent to choose a .CLUB domain name for his Fan Club.