Thursday, September 22, 2016

Hot today: .VOTE & .GAMES new gTLDs

.GAMES
Gamers seem to have noticed the launching of the .GAMES new gTLD. I checked domain name registration figures today and noticed that the Registry has already more than twice the number registrations than the singular version of the extension: the .GAME new gTLD. The price difference probably explains this.

.VOTE
There is an advertising campaign that has just launched to encourage American voters "to do their duty". The Iron Man is on front page and I am confident that such initiatives will help new gTLDs grow faster. I believe it is important to add that "vote" is a French word too and I would appreciate if someone could pass the word to @axellelemaire. The campaign: http://savetheday.vote/

New domain name registration volumes:
  • New gTLDs related to SPORT (updated yesterday);
  • New gTLDs related to ALCOHOL (updated yesterday);
  • New gTLDs related to REAL ESTATE (updated yesterday);
  • SINGULAR vs PLURAL new gTLDs;
  • FRENCH new gTLD applications;
  • New gTLDs related to RELIGION.
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In Tuesday's Newsletter:
  1. HOT - MMX reports earnings, big investment from China;
  2. Just announced: .网站 (web) Sunrise Period;
  3. Stats - New gTLDs growing faster than .com;
  4. Fund has acquired 700,000 shares of RightSide;
  5. DOMAINfest Kicks Off in Hong Kong!
  6. Uniregistry to release 10 million domains;
  7. Chinese investor pumps $7 million into M+M as .vip pushes firm into profit;
  8. French: Et ton .ALSACE il marche comment dans Google?
  9. A gaming community dedicated to equality and opportunity (www.jeu.video);
  10. Minds + Machines upbeat as it plans £13mln offer to shareholders
Previous Campaigns can be viewed here.

Most recent Trademark Clearinghouse Sunrise Period announcements

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Seeking partners for a US based next round new gTLD project!

Dear colleagues,

As most of you know I co-founded .BERLIN in 2005 (delegated by now) and the SFO-based community priority applicant for .gay in 2009 (still fighting with ICANN).

Since a few month I am initiating the creation of a D.C. based, non-profit, public benefit new gTLD application with positive social and monetary impact aimed at keeping and bringing back business into the United States.

With both .BERLIN and .GAY we went public from the inception of the project - partly because we had to garner substantial support. The same will be true for this new project - but it is a few month too early to go entirely public.

The suggested new gTLD will positively impact the United States – especially the U.S. economy, the Internet User, the American business community, the Intellectual Property community and U.S. law enforcement. It is also a complete new take on the distribution of domains and has built into it and is based on a wholly new marketing approach.

If the project description sounds interesting: Please get back to me via private message - or find my contact details at schubert.berlin! I am not excluding non-U.S. entities – but American entities would make the most sense. I am looking for ICANN veterans for the board, ICANN Sherpas for facilitating the actual work (and it is a LOT of work as it will have the biggest support base of all applications to date) and last not least "investors" who are not only looking for "ROI" but believe in the U.S. and want to contribute something positive to their country helping Americans to better and safer navigate the Internet.

Thank you,

Alexander Schubert

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Just announced: the .网站 Sunrise Period

The .网站 (.web) new generic Top-Level Domain was announced today by the Trademark Clearinghouse and will launch next week. The Sunrise Period will start on Monday, 26 September, 2016. For those who will be registering their .WEB new domain name in its ASCII version, it can make sense to secure the IDN version of this TLD.
To participate in the next .网站 WEBINAR participants are welcome to register here.

New domain name registration volumes:
  • New gTLDs related to COMPANIES;
    (newsletter only)
  • New gTLDs related to the LAW;
  • New gTLDs related to FINANCE;
  • New gTLDs related to COLORS.
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In our previous Newsletter:
  1. Usage statistics of CITY new TLDs: comparison of the usage of .TOKYO (City of Tokyo, Japan) vs. .LONDON (City of London, UK) vs. .NYC (City of New York, USA) vs. .MOSCOW (City of Moscow, Russia) vs. .PARIS (City of Paris, France) for websites;
  2. Podacast - How GMO plans to make its big investment in .SHOP pay off;
  3. This is the Domain Name Industry Brief by Verisign;
  4. .BLOG gets 600 applications halfway through sunrise;
  5. Video - Demystifying the Value of .VIP in China;
  6. Deleting Its 230,000 Uniregistry Domains;
  7. Top 5 New Extensions in 10 Years: yesterday evening on Twitter, .CLUB CEO and co-founder Colin Campbell made a prediction about the “top” 5 new domain extensions in ten years. Here’s what he posted and what his predictions are;
  8. Latest stats on the new extensions;
  9. UPDATED - Sport Federations: Paid to Promote Their Clubs (selling new domains)?
  10. A September To Remember (And It’s Not Over Yet!)
  11. Are New gTLDs Dead? Frank Schilling Says “Far From It";
  12. Most of the growth is due to new gTLDs;
  13. JOB - Domain Portfolio and Risk Control Program Manager.
Previous Campaigns can be viewed here.

Most recent Trademark Clearinghouse Sunrise Period announcements

Monday, September 19, 2016

Enter the office of a Registry

This is a video of an interview within the .CLUB Registry's headquarters in Florida. During the visit, you will notice how "marketing focused" is the Registry and then...what is the result of this investment.
New domain name registration volumes:

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In our previous Newsletter:
  1. What We Can Learn from URS Decisions;
  2. New gTLD conspiracies may have finally jumped the shark;
  3. HOT - Global Registrant Survey Final Phase Results Available;
  4. The .MONSTER new gTLD was delegated;
  5. Top 10 .Club Domain Name Sales;
  6. HOT - M+M Lost Registrations Result of Registry;
  7. .NEWS : Is Brand Really a Dirty Word? [SEPTEMBER 18 2016 12:00 AM];
  8. .CLUB and Domain.com Have A SUPER Showing At TechCrunch Disrupt;
  9. French - "Nom de domaine : avec ou sans tiret ?"
  10. How new TLDs could be used to launder drug trafficking proceeds;
  11. 6 examples of developed first or last names on new gTLDs;
  12. New gTLDs Rule the Pack at TechCrunch Disrupt 2016;
  13. Our Web Address is Changing from .COM to .BANK
  14. DOMAINFEST ASIA / 亚洲域名盛会 (SEPTEMBER 19 – 22, 2016);
  15. Bands use a .BAND.
Previous Campaigns can be viewed here.

Most recent Trademark Clearinghouse Sunrise Period announcements

Friday, September 16, 2016

Feed-back on recent new gTLD events

Premium .CLUB auctions are always an event in the new gTLD world: the specialized online press often reacts to auction results. One of the reasons for this is that the Registry in charge does a lot of buzz before these happenings. Another reason is that a lot of investors participate and "buy". I just found two interesting covers of these events and I suggest to read them. The first one is from OnlineDomains and is entitled "Top 10 .Club Domain Name Sales". The other one is from DoomainNameWire and is entitled: "With one day to go, there are some good deals in this .Club auction".

New domain name registration volumes:
  1. HOTGENERIC new gTLDs;
  2. New gTLDs related to CARS;
  3. New gTLDs related to HEALTH.

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Wine cans? Come on...
It's week-end and I will probably drink wine: not because I am French, but because I like wine and...and...really...I can help it but I saw this publication on Facebook (using a great ".wine" domain name by the way): http://www.backpack.wine/. Website is nice and I believe the product is drinkable too but...IT IS OFFERED IN CANS. I will complain immediately to the European Commission for a law to be created to prohibit offering wine in cans. I am joking of course but I'd rather drink wine coming from a glass bottle.

Previous Campaigns can be viewed here.

Most recent Trademark Clearinghouse Sunrise Period announcements

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