Monday, December 7, 2015

The new gTLD info of the day (Monday)

The current state of ‘.brands’: an infographic
Momentum is building on the use of ‘.brands’. Barclays Bank has transferred its primary website to a branded domain string (‘home.barclays’), while Sony has been promoting the new James Bond film, Spectre, on its ‘.sony’ string (‘assistmoneypenny.sony’). As more enter the fray, we thought it was a good time to summarise the current status of ‘.brands’ in an infographic.
http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=d8ac609a-e2fb-4b8f-a086-3f238def3823

Domain Owner sues National Arbitration Forum and complainant after losing UDRP
VirtualPoint, Inc., which operates the site UDRPSearch.com, has filed a lawsuit after losing a UDRP for the domain name WindCreek.com.
http://domainnamewire.com/2015/12/07/naf-lawsuit/

Foot-dragging Amazon has bumper crop of new gTLDs
Amazon Registry Services took possession of 17 new gTLDs at the weekend.
http://domainincite.com/19673-foot-dragging-amazon-has-bumper-crop-of-new-gtlds

.XYZ asks Verisign to pay $1.6 million in fees from lawsuit
The .XYZ domain name registry has asked a court (pdf) to force Verisign to pay $1.6 million in fees and expenses related to the lawsuit Verisign filed against it.
http://domainnamewire.com/2015/12/06/xyz-verisign-fees/

Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP) Operational Profile for gTLDRegistries and Registrars
Purpose: This public comment proceeding is being opened to obtain community input on the Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP) Operational Profile for gTLD Registries and Registrars.
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/rdap-profile-2015-12-03-en

French GeoTLDs Boost the Domain Name Market
Launched a year ago, the new TLDs for use in France (.paris, .bzh, etc.) are now part of the country’s digital landscape.
https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/9513/show/french-geotlds-boost-the-domain-name-market.html


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Les chiffres des extensions Internet francophones

What are the weekly registration volumes of TLDs (new domain name extensions) with a French meaning? This publication reports on new domain name registration volumes for domain names such as ".fans", ".club", ".social", ".guide"...

In blue: French extensions with a notable domain name registration increase; inpink we added ".bzh" and ".eus" region new gTLDs; in red, French extensions facing a registration dicrease from one week to the other.

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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.

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.
  1. The .NYC new gTLD: 87 672 domain name registrations;
  2. .LONDON : 65 371;
  3. .BERLIN : 58 083;
  4. .TOKYO : 41 236;
  5. .KOELN : 23 988;
  6. .MOSCOW : 24 989;
  7. .AMSTERDAM : 23 328;
  8. .HAMBURG : 23 172;
  9. .МОСКВА (xn--80adxhks) :22 551;
  10. .PARIS : 22 456;
  11. .CITY : 19 188;
  12. .VEGAS : 14 955;
  13. .WIEN : 13 371;
  14. .MIAMI : 12 826;
  15. .QUEBEC : 11 106;
  16. .MELBOURNE : 8 548;
  17. .SYDNEY : 7 748;
  18. .BRUSSELS : 6 303;
  19. .CAPETOWN : 5 282;
  20. .COLOGNE : 5 176;
  21. .NAGOYA : 4 067 (0);
  22. .JOBURG : 3 806;
  23. .TOURS : 3 547; 
  24. YOKOHAMA : 3 117;
  25. .GENT : 3 040;
  26. .TOWN : 2 841;
  27. .DURBAN : 2 734;
  28. .OKINAWA : 2 552;
  29. .TAIPEI : 2 342;
  30. .RIO : 1 051;
  31. .OSAKA : 455.
Source: https://ntldstats.com/tld/paris

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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 photography TLDs registration volumes.
  1. The .PHOTOGRAPHY new gTLD = 51 197;
  2. .PICS = 30 820
  3. .PHOTO = 23 889
  4. .PHOTOS: 19 088
  5. .PICTURES = 6 336.
In blue: domain name registrations increase, in red, they decrease from one week to the other.

Source: https://ntldstats.com/tld/photo


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New gTLDs related to Restoration

We strongly believe that the .RESTAURANT new gTLD will be a commercial success in the long term. This post reports on restoration TLDs registration volumes.
  1. The .PUB new gTLD = 42 822
  2. .MENU = 6 698
  3. .RESTAURANT = 6 102
  4. .BAR = 4 498
  5. .REST = 1 360
In blue: domain name registrations increase, in red, they decrease from one week to the other.

Source: https://ntldstats.com/tld/restaurant


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