Friday, May 27, 2016

The new gTLD info for Friday, May 27th

Today is the day to update the new gTLD report related to Cars where 3 new domain name extensions were added: the .TAXI - the .LIMO and the .TIRES new gTLDS. One Trademark was added to the report related to HEALTH.
  1. HOT - Details of investments from the .CLUB Registry: it cost money to deploy a Registry but it generates a lot of income too;
  2. New gTLDs related to HEALTH;
  3. Did you check if your ".gdn" new domain name was registered already?
  4. ROAR - New gTLDs related to CARS;
  5. Article - Land grab kicks off as new .game domain is introduced;
  6. SPONSORING: it is now possible to sponsor new gTLD reports;
  7. Article - Now You Can Have Your Own .Game Domain, Get The Details;
  8. Event - WHD.usa kicks off in Phoenix;
  9. 4 Reasons to Use Your Personal .ARCHI Domain Name;
  10. Article - You can now secure your very own .game domain.
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Thursday, May 26, 2016

The new gTLD info for Thursday, May 26th

It seems that more and more Registrants have Faith: as seen in the new gTLD report - updated today - related to religions almost 3,000 more domain names were just registered recently. Some French .BRANDs must be doing tests with their domain names: some zone files are losing registrations.
  1. ArticleLe réveil des “.marque” français;
  2. Article - Why Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo did not apply for the .email new gTLD;
  3. INTA - The new gTLD string ‘.tube’ is currently in sunrise;
  4. Article - dot Citic, dot 中信 - an ambitious domain name project;
  5. New gTLDs related to RELIGION;
  6. New gTLDs related to FRENCH new gTLD application;
  7. Launching - Results of the .GAME new gTLD launching;
  8. The chinese .TRADEMARK new gTLD organized a dinner at INTA;
  9. Количество регистраций new gTLD доменов уже за пределами 18 млн;
  10. Multiple Registry profit triples with a revenue up to 70%;
  11. URS - audi.auto and audi.cars: "Complainant has demonstrated all three elements of the URS by a standard of clear and convincing evidence";
  12. CentralNic charging its larger registry customers well under $1 per name?
  13. Article - "How the gTLD project made it worse";
  14. Article - Verisign says new gTLDs put millions at risk;
  15. More coming during the day: subscribe.
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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

New gTLDs: Singular or Plural?

The more I deal with new gTLD registration figures, the more I see that singular and plural versions start to appear on reports. For this reason I have added this sign: "(s/p)" next to the Top-Level Domain which also offers a plural version of the extension. For example, in the REALESTATE new gTLD report, we have a ".property" and ".properties". We also have a ".loan" and a ".loans", a ".home" and ".homes". In the SPORT report, we have a ".game" and a ".games".

News
  1. Domain name registration volumes:
    1. New gTLDs related to SPORT (we added the .AFL new gTLD - Australian Football League);
    2. New gTLDs related to ALCOHOL;
    3. New gTLDs related to REAL ESTATE (we added the .PROGRESSIVE new gTLD - a Trademark). The ".realestate" domain name extension - in which we believe that it will be a success - enters the report.
  2. New gTLDs: a security risk for business computers?
  3. Two more Registrars accredited to the .GDN new gTLD;
  4. Milestone - New gTLD Program Reaches 1,000 Delegations.
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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The new gTLD info for Tuesday, May 24th

Today, I noticed interesting moves withing the financial industry (from a "new gTLD" point of view). In our new gTLD report related to FINANCE, we do not list generic Top-Level Domains only, we also list ".brand" new gTLD applicant domain name registration volumes. It means that some Trademarks applied for their own domain name extension: we also call them ".BRANDs" or "dotbrands". In our report, we have listed them with a little "®" sign so they are easy to identify.
In this week's report (see week 21):
  1. The .BLOOMBERG new gTLD has now 120 new domain name registrations (73 last week);
  2. The .FOREX has 84 (54 the two previous weeks before);
  3. The .PICTET has 76 (29 the previous week);
  4. The .CFA has now 52 (only 4 last week);
  5. The .NADEX has 51 (only 2 last week).
When a ".brand" new gTLD starts to register so many domain names, it is often the sign that the strategy is finalized and the Trademark really starts to deploy its domain names.

News
  1. Sunrise Period - The .MOI new gTLD Sunrise starts soon: Wednesday, 1 June, 2016;
  2. HOT - .Sports IRP Panelist: “odor of corruption and impropriety” with .AFRICA;
  3. Reports: 
    1. New gTLDs related to COMPANIES (sent in the Newsletter); 
    2. New gTLDs related to the LAW
    3. New gTLDs related to FINANCE; 
    4. New gTLDs related to COLORS.
  4. Article - The New .ENERGY Address;
  5. Updates: .BRAND stories was updated with more new gTLD stories; 
  6. Article - Retailers Take Notice: Will Customers .shop at Your .store?
  7. Three new gTLDs were just delegated: 
    1. .REALESTATE 
    2. .SHOP
    3. .AETNA
  8. Article - The largest new domain name owner is now...Chinese;
  9. Joke of the day - Icann.guru is for sale on Sedo
  10. Is the .BERLIN Registry open to German investors only?
  11. Report - New gTLD Utilization Report – May 2016;
  12. More coming during the day: subscribe (free).

Monday, May 23, 2016

The new gTLD info for Monday, May 23rd

This week-end, I was asked the authorization to post in the new gTLD group I moderate on LinkedIn. I received a kind email asking for permission (...) and this is not the first time that it happens.

Don't ask for permission: just do it

I personally never read group rules prior to posting in a LinkedIn group but I don't post content when it is not related to the group I subscribed to. In regard to the "new gTLD" group, I never block from posting: it is already hard enough to have people to participate! I only block bad domaining and content which is not related to new gTLDs so please, feel free to post: there are 2300 subscribers waiting for your new gTLD info.
  1. 200,000 .VIP domain name registrations in 5 days?
  2. Good read - What do the new top level domains mean for the automotive and tyre industry?
  3. Meet with .TRADEMARKS potential new gTLD applicants in Nantes (France);
  4. HOT - New gTLDs related to CITIES (ie: domain names ending in ."nyc", ".london", ".miami", etc);
  5. New gTLDs related to CATERING (ie: domains ending in ".catering", ".restaurant", ".recipes", etc);
  6. Conference - The Domain Startup Summit: 30 July 2016;
  7. New gTLDs related to PHOTOGRAPHY (ie: domains ending in ".photo", ".gallery", ".pics", etc);
  8. .AFRICA new gTLD: ZACR’s Motion is an attempt to re-litigate the same issue, opposes DCA Trust;
  9. Are you intimidated by ICANN?
  10. The .VIP Registry thanks Chinese investors for its impressive launching;
  11. More coming during the day.
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Friday, May 20, 2016

The new gTLD info for Friday, May 20th 2016

On the up-to-date report for registration volumes related to Cars, we have noticed that two .BRAND new gTLDs (the .AUDI and .BENTLEY) are creating more domain names: a sign that something is coming?
  1. New gTLD reports:
    1. New gTLDs related to CARS;
    2. New gTLDs related to HEALTH
  2. Retailers Take Notice: Will Customers .shop at Your .store?
  3. groupe.schmidt is a new dot brand corporate website
  4. SpamHaus now publishing better TLD abuse data
  5. 17 Percent of Domains on Domain Auction Sites Have Link Spam Problems.
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20+ Photography Related TLDs

A few days ago, Canon announced its move to a new domain name using its ".canon" extension, but did you know that there is a .NIKON new gTLD too? While the photography industry strengthens its presence online with these two major trademarks launching their dedicated top-level domains, there are a lot more generic extensions in the world of photography:
  1. Branded New TLDs in Photography;
  2. Generic New TLDs in Photography;
  3. Registration Volumes.
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Thursday, May 19, 2016

The new gTLD info for Thursday, May 19th

Studying new domain name registration volumes is becoming more interesting: if it allows to see which Registry clearly cheats greatly improves its registration figures, it now allows to see which .BRAND new gTLD is deploying its projects with personalized domain name. This week, French new gTLD applicants like Arte (".arte"), Club Med (".clubmed"), Maif (".maif"), Sanofi (".sanofi") and Weber (".weber") are clearly working on something. I will come back on this.
  1. "Splendid" - .Canon, .Nikon and the Other Twenty Plus Photography-Related TLDs;
  2. Another Registrar becomes accredited to the .GDN new gTLD;
  3. Infographic - Top Level Domains Explained;
  4. Reminder: the NDD.camp takes place in Paris (16th of June);
  5. More strings were delegated since May the 12th:
    1. HKT
    2. GUARDIAN
    3. 嘉里
    4. BLOG
    5. DOT
  6. New gTLD reports:
    1. New gTLDs related to RELIGION (just updated);
      (the .WEB and .WEDDING new gTLDs were added to the report)
    2. New gTLDs related to FRENCH new gTLD applications (just updated);
  7. .AFRICA new gTLD - Irrespective of Error, Serious Question on Merits & Balance of Harm weighs in DCA’s Favor;
  8. 100,000 domain names registered already for .VIP;
  9. 30,000 .VIP Premium domains sold;
  10. More coming during the day (subscribe to receive the NEWS by email).
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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The added dimension of new gTLDs (must-read)

This is an article posted on IPPro with a focus on the added dimension of new gTLDs.
Titles of the article will give an overview of its content:
  • Two sides of the same coin;
  • Tactical versus strategic;
  • Effect on loss;
  • The added dimension of new gTLDs;
  • The lack of an integrated strategy;
  • Is now the time for a truly integrated approach?
Read the complete article here.

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The new gTLD info for Wednesday, May 18th

We talk a lot about the .CANON new gTLD yesterday but did you know that there is a .NIKON new gTLD? There was a .OLYMPUS new gTLD application submitted to the ICANN too but it was withdrawn. The photography business is well represented in terms of new domain name extensions.
  1. Unlocking the potential of new Top-Level Domains;
  2. Sponsoring - You can now sponsor the new gTLD reports on Jovenet Consulting;
  3. Back-End- CIRA announces its back-end Registry offer;
  4. Recording - The .INSURANCE webinar;
  5. Coming: the .NIKON new gTLD;
  6. The .TOP Registry becomes the 6th most registered domain name extension;
  7. Branding : You dictate a domain’s worth, not the market;
  8. New gTLD reports:
    1. New gTLDs related to SPORT;
    2. New gTLDs related to ALCOHOL;
      (the ".club" new gTLD was added to the report)
    3. New gTLDs related to REAL ESTATE (new).
  9. Back-end Registry starts its promotion for round 2 of the ICANN new gTLD program;
  10. Conferences - 2 domain name conferences in China this summer;
  11. Record - the .VIP just launched and breaks records.
  12. More coming during the day.
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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The new gTLD info for Tuesday, May 17th

Today the info is the Canon .BRAND new gTLD which is introducing a new URL for Canon’s global site: global.canon. When I read this, I tell myself: "finally, here we are" since Canon was the first Trademark to reveal its .BRAND new gTLD project in 2010. By he way, did you know that there is a .GLOBAL new gTLD too? When doing such an announcement, better check for your Trademark in the extension of your second level domain. Please, don't have a look at canon.global. Did you know that there is a .NIKON new gTLD too?
Another information: the .GDN new gTLD has more French Accredited Registrar to join soon: check the growing list here.
  1. .BRANDs - the .CANON new gTLD moves to domains ending in ".canon";
  2. The weekly French new gTLD report by Nameshield;
  3. Case studies - 3 more new gTLDs case studies published by the ICANN;
  4. China’s Internet Domain Name Measures & the Digital Economy;
  5. Sunrises ending soon: the .MOTORCYCLES and .STORE new gTLDs (5 June, 2016);
  6. The IDN of ".com" and ".net" to launch in Korea (.닷컴 and .닷넷 new gTLDs);
  7. HOT - New gTLDs related to Companies (report);
    (just added to the report: the .商标 (".trademark" new gTLd in Chinese)
  8. New gTLDs related to the Law (report);
  9. New gTLDs related to Finance (report);
  10. Coming next week: new gTLDs related to Colors;
  11. The .VIP new gTLD enters general availability;
  12. Interesting posts on use of ".brand" domain names: why pay so much for so few personalized domain names?
  13. In French: l"influence des nouvelles extensions sur le SEO";
  14. Premium Names - 72,000 names generate $9 million in annual recurring revenue;
  15. More coming during the day.
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Monday, May 16, 2016

The new gTLD info for Monday, May 16th

A lot of interesting NEWS on this Monday (even if very few people are working in Europe today). I stopped by the Inbound Marketing platform for Top Level Domains and I really need to have this explained because I noticed that 5 Registries have applied to it already.
  1. Pop.swatch : the .BRAND story;
  2. Interesting - The TLD platform: Inbound Marketing for Top Level Domains;
  3. The lucky back-end Registry to run .BLOG is Nominet;
  4. Verisign (.COM Registry) settles one of its lawsuits against the .XYZ Registry;
  5. The .GROUP and .SALON Sunrise Periods are ending;
  6. Multiple Registry just acquired .SHOPPING and .JETZT new gTLDs;
  7. A major Registrar just finalized its accreditation to .GDN;
  8. The new gTLD review from Domain Mondo  (.BLOG/.AMAZON and .AFRICA new gTLDs);
  9. 250.000 ".blog" domain names in 2016?
  10. New gTLD reports:
    1. New gTLDs related to Cities;
    2. New gTLDs related to Photography;
      (Two trademarks: the ".yodobashi" and ".goldpoint" new gTLDs were added, as well as the generic ".club" new gTLD: this due to the important number of photography clubs)
    3. New gTLDs related to Catering.
      (the ".pizza" new gTLD was added)
  11. Landrush for .コム new gTLD has started (".com" in Japanese);
  12. Can we assess who is leading the new dot brand gTLD?
  13. This post is updated during the day: all NEWS are sent at night in the Newsletter.
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Singer 50Cent to choose a .CLUB domain name for his Fan Club.