Monday, February 8, 2016

The weekly French new gTLD report by Nameshield

What are the registration volumes of TLDs (new gTLDs from the ICANN new gTLD program) with a French meaning? This weekly publication reports on new domain name registration volumes for domain names such as ".hiphop", ".legal", ".camp", ".club"...

This week, the focus is on:
  • .XYZ
  • .CLUB
  • .NINJA (...)
  • .TECH
In pink, were added ".alsace", ".corsica", ".bzh" and ".eus" region new gTLDs; in red, French extensions facing a registration decrease from one week to the other. In blue: French extensions with a notable domain name registration increase.

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The new gTLD info for Monday the 8th

This is the recap of this week-end's information with the one from Monday. Note that more information is added during the day and the complete details are published in our Newsletter in the evening (sent at 8:00 PM CET). We are happy to add that we do not copy-paste articles but we provide a brief explanation for each article of them with a link to the official information.

This week-end was about the Super Bowl 50 and the new gTLD industry's question was: "which Brand will use a new domain name for its advertisement during the Super Bowl?" Answer in our Newsletter tonight.

I collected interesting info about resolutions approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers on new gTLDs, found a good article to promote new gTLDs and a presentation with an "Etat des Lieux" on RPMs.

  1. Approved Resolutions by the ICANN Board concerning specific new gTLDs;
  2. Q&A: what happens to my domain name if the extension fails?
  3. Guess who paid for this article about new gTLDs? :-)
  4. Very good use of a .FILM domain name and explanation.
  5. Presentation on ICANN Right Protection Mechanims: where are we?
  6. Whois recent accomplishments;
  7. Adoption of new gTLDs;
  8. New gTLD Statistics:
    1. Cities new gTLDs;
    2. New gTLDs related to Catering;
    3. New gTLDs related to Photopgraphy;
    4. The French new gTLD report by Nameshield.
  9. Article on the .HOSPITAL new gTLD;
  10. More coming during the day....
Subscribers to the Newsletter have received the recap of last week's complete information. Note that this email was sent today at 11 AM CET but it shall then be sent on coming Sundays at 9PM CET (so it is in your emails already when hard workers like you turn their computers on in the morning).

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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.

This week, the .NYC domain name extension for the city of New York keeps loosing registrations, as well as the .PARIS for the second week. THE extension for the city of Kyoto enters the report this week with 132 registrations.
  1. The .NYC new gTLD: 75 650 domain name registrations
  2. .LONDON : 62 739
  3. .BERLIN : 59 347
  4. .TOKYO : 47 359
  5. .MOSCOW : 26 403
  6. .AMSTERDAM : 24 388
  7. .KOELN : 24 306
  8. .МОСКВА (xn--80adxhks) : 23 601
  9. .HAMBURG : 23 558
  10. .PARIS : 22 292
  11. .CITY : 18 017
  12. .MIAMI : 13 862
  13. .WIEN : 13 673
  14. .VEGAS : 13 676
  15. .QUEBEC : 10 007
  16. .MELBOURNE : 8 445
  17. .SYDNEY : 8 186
  18. .BRUSSELS : 6 469
  19. .COLOGNE : 5 258
  20. .CAPETOWN : 4 446
  21. .TOURS : 4 076
  22. .NAGOYA : 4 067
  23. .JOBURG : 3 398
  24. .GENT : 3 154
  25. .YOKOHAMA : 3 108
  26. .DURBAN : 2 496
  27. .TOWN : 2 484
  28. .TAIPEI : 2 476
  29. .OKINAWA : 2 464
  30. .RIO : 1 182
  31. .OSAKA : 478
  32. .KYOTO : 132 (just added)
  33. .BOSTON (coming)
  34. .BARCELONA (coming)
  35. .BCN (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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New gTLDs related to Photography

We strongly believe that the .PHOTO new gTLD will be a commercial success in the long term. This post reports on new domain name extension registration volumes related to photography.

The .STUDIO new gTLD was added to this report.
  • The .PHOTOGRAPHY new gTLD = 52 038
  • .PICS = 31 778
  • .PHOTO = 25 213
  • .PHOTOS = 19 445
  • .VIDEO = 13 022
  • .STUDIO = 6 620 (just added)
  • .PICTURES = 6 505
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 will be a commercial success in the long term. This post reports on new domain name extension registration volumes related to catering.
  • The .PUB new gTLD = 43 303
  • .MENU = 6 680
  • .RESTAURANT = 5 621
  • .KITCHEN = 6 107
  • .BAR = 4 608
  • .COOKING = 3 872
  • .RECIPES = 3 491
  • .CATERING = 3 158 
  • .REST = 1 395
In blue: noticeable domain name registrations increase, in red, they decrease from one week to the other.

Source: ntldstats.com

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Friday, February 5, 2016

The Friday "new gTLDs" NEWS

This is another Friday with NEWS about new gTLDs: today, the ICANN CEO is beeing criticized, the .PHARMACY new gTLD is promoting its new domain names, the "Whois" is improved and one Registry a registry is downgraded There will be more info published  the Newsletter by the end of the day (it is just 10:45 here in Paris at the moment this is is published):
  1. American senator to accuse Fadi Chehade (CEO of ICANN - New gTLDs);
  2. Follow-up on .PHARMACY new gTLD: list of Not Recommended Websites is extended;
  3. Ex ICANN Director leaves again for a new role in the new gTLD business;
  4. ICANN New gTLD Program "Plays Roulette";
  5. NASDAQ listed Registry is downgraded from a “buy” rating to a “hold”;
  6. Another article on .GAY rejection by the ICANN;
  7. Updated of the PDT Whois test specifications;
  8. New domain names: registration strategies;
  9. Conflict of interest at ICANN?
  10. Board Changes and Grant of Share Options;
  11. More coming during the day.
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Thursday, February 4, 2016

2 new Sunrise Periods announced

The Trademark Clearinghouse just announced two Sunrise Periods:
  1. .INSURANCE new gTLD:
    SUNRISE PERIOD START: Tuesday, 1 March, 2016;
    SUNRISE PERIOD END: Saturday, 30 April, 2016.
  2. .VIP new gTLD:
    SUNRISE PERIOD START: Monday, 2 May, 2016 - 16:00;
    SUNRISE PERIOD END: Wednesday, 1 June, 2016 - 16:00.
Prepare and participate in upcoming Sunrise Periods with the Nameshield Group.

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TGIT: the new gTLD info for Thursday

There is a lot said today about the .GAY new gTLD. Applicant for .AFRICA is helping a lot write the history of new generic Top-Level Domains (...).
  1. ICANN: It seems that there will be a .GAY new gTLD;
  2. .AFRICA new gTLD: applicant sues ICANN;
  3. There is a Registrant using a ".glass" domain name :-)
  4. Beyond The Dot 2016;
  5. New gTLD applicant's request for reconsideration denied;
  6. First week in history that a .XYZ and .HOSTING domain make it to the top ten;
  7. Huge list of (new) Registries heading to China:
  8. Funny: public answer found to the ICANN Questionnaire: Measuring DNS Abuse in New gTLDs;
  9. 2 new Sunrise Periods were just announced;
  10. "Because it is the .LAW"
  11. More coming to your Newsletter tonight.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Today is Wednesday: the new gTLD info for the day

Today, thee is information about the WHOIS ARS Phase 1 Results Summary (new gTLDs), an eBook written by a multiple Registry on new domain names, info again about Minds And Machines (a multiple Registry), another article on the .CLUB partnership, a new deal signed by the .DESIGN Registry and more coming during the day until our newsletter is sent tonight at 8:00 PM. CET.
  1. ICANN partners with specialist from Paris (on new gTLDs);
  2. WHOIS ARS Phase 1 Results Summary;
  3. A cool eBook about new gTLDs: "Domains for Every Name";
  4. More on the .CLUB registry's partnership;
  5. The .LIVE new gTLD: what about it?
  6. A recent partnership for the .DESIGN new gTLD;
  7. More coming during the day...
  8. ...and much more in your Newsletter tonight;
  9. Multiple registry earns money from losing auctions.


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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Today is Tuesday: the new gTLD info for the day

The more I post links to news about new gTLDs, the more I find that more and more end-users write about their experience with new gTLDs. To me this is another demonstration of ICANN new gTLD program's success.
  1. ".club" domain names: what are the goals this year?
  2. Minds And Machines: Trading and operational update & notice of results;
  3. The .CLUB Registry strengthens partnership with major service provider;
  4. It is possible that it takes longer to register ".SHOP" domain names;
  5. Bloomberg reports on .GAY new gTLD;
  6. Do you want beachfront Real-Estate with new domain names?
  7. Article: "Why new domain names matter"?
  8. Revised New gTLD Program Implementation Review Report Now Available;
  9. More coming during the day.
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Singer 50Cent to choose a .CLUB domain name for his Fan Club.