Monday, December 14, 2015

The weekly French new gTLD report by Nameshield

The Highroller Club
What are the registration volumes of TLDs (new domain name extensions) with a French meaning? 

This weekly publication reports on new domain name registration volumes for domain names such as ".buzz", ".menu", ".club", ".construction"...
In blue: French extensions with a notable domain name registration increase; in pink 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

Who will U run into?
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 dicrease from one week to the other. Please note that ".tours" (a French city) was added to the list.
  1. The .NYC new gTLD: 87 824 domain name registrations
  2. .LONDON : 62 729
  3. .BERLIN : 58 197
  4. .TOKYO : 41 460
  5. .KOELN : 23 994
  6. .MOSCOW : 25 609
  7. .AMSTERDAM : 23 519
  8. .HAMBURG : 23 216
  9. .PARIS : 22 616
  10. .МОСКВА (xn--80adxhks) :23 228
  11. .CITY : 19 317
  12. .VEGAS : 14 911
  13. .WIEN : 13 398
  14. .MIAMI : 13 013
  15. .QUEBEC : 11 122
  16. .MELBOURNE : 8 587
  17. .SYDNEY : 7 815
  18. .BRUSSELS : 6 332
  19. .CAPETOWN : 5 184
  20. .COLOGNE : 5 178
  21. .NAGOYA : 4 060
  22. .JOBURG : 3 739
  23. .TOURS : 3 610
  24. YOKOHAMA : 3 113
  25. .GENT : 3 070
  26. .TOWN : 2 846 (0)
  27. .DURBAN : 2 674
  28. .OKINAWA : 2 570
  29. .TAIPEI : 2 368
  30. .RIO : 1 080
  31. .OSAKA : 457
Source: https://ntldstats.com/tld/paris

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New gTLDs related to Restoration

The Restaurant Club
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 = 42 889
  2. .MENU = 6 687
  3. .RESTAURANT = 6 121
  4. .BAR = 4 491
  5. .REST = 1 367
In blue:domain name registrations increase, in red, they decrease from one week to the other.

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New gTLDs related to Photography

The Cigar Club
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 = 51 341
  2. .PICS = 30 880
  3. .PHOTO = 24 001
  4. .PHOTOS: 19 125
  5. .PICTURES = 6 344
In blue:domain name registrations increase, in red, they decrease from one week to the other. When no color, it means the progression is slow but stable.

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

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Monday: the new gTLD info of the day

Buy me on Startup.club
5 Registry agreements signed:
  1. .BOSTON (10 december);
  2. .CRUISE (10 december);
  3. .FREE (10 december);
  4. .BEAUTY (3 december);
  5. .HAIR (3 december).
https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/registries-date-2013-09-18-en

Not-Coms End the Year on a High (infographic)
The “not-com” movement has made it to prime time. Hundreds of new domain name extensions—the part to the right of the dot—are available to the general public, with hundreds more on the way.
http://www.donuts.domains/donuts-media/blog/not-coms-end-the-year-on-a-high

.WINE: first website spotted
The Jerez DO is the first Designation of Origen, or brand of any kind, in the world to use the newly-available TLD (top-level domain) of .wine, marking an important next level in Sherry Wine’s already well-established internet identity.http://www.sherry.wine/media-trade/news/sherry-worlds-first-use-wine

China Is Making Domain Name History
Short domains have always been valuable, but if you’re a company today and want to own a short domain name, your price just became a lot higher. And I mean a lot.
http://techcrunch.com/2015/12/12/china-making-domain-name-history/

.GREEN : Receives Top Google Ranking
However, the movie star was concerned she would lose her top page ranking on Google’s search engines. We assured Daphne Zuniga, star of The Sure Thing and Spaceballs, that the switch would be seamless and that the content from her former .net address could easily be transferred, while keeping her ranking on Google the same.
http://www.community.green/green-enjoys-celebrity-status/

BEARD.CLUB
Below is another look at a few developed sites on the new gTLDs. This week includes one example of using a new G as a shortener, and two examples of companies using a new G for a specialty site, as part of an expansion of their network of sites. Screenshots are linked to the sites if you’d like to check them out for yourself.
http://domainshane.com/new-gtld-development-cypher-audio-chat-beard-club-shaving-club-folks/

For The 1st Time Registry Reserved .POKER Domains In Auction
According to a press release we just received, Afilias, a leading domain registry operator, and RightOfTheDot (“ROTD”), a leader in Internet domain name auctions, sales and consulting, have partnered to offer Super Premium .Poker (“dotPoker”) Internet addresses during the NamesCon 2016 auction in Las Vegas on January 11.
http://www.thedomains.com/2015/12/11/for-the-1st-time-registry-reserved-poker-domains-in-auction/

Premium .SKI Domains Hit NamesCon Auction
Some of the most valuable snow skiing and water skiing domain names are being made available for the first time by the .Ski Registry, in the RightOfTheDot / NamesCon live domain Auction being held on January 11, 2016 at 2:00 PM Pacific Time at the NamesCon conference at the New Tropicana Hotel & Casino, online bidding will be available.
http://www.thedomains.com/2015/12/13/premium-ski-domains-hit-namescon-auction-water-ski-jet-ski-shop-ski-i-ski/

.WTF IS UP WITH ALL THESE NEW NOT-COM EXTENSIONS?
Yeah, we’re all familiar with .com, .net and .org. But what about .pizza, .productions, and even, yes, .wtf as a domain extension? These are the cool new kids in town, and the options seem endless. They’re known as “not-coms.”
http://katielinendoll.com/blog/2015/12/11/wtf-is-up-with-all-these-new-not-com-extensions

CSC’s New gTLD Utilization Report – December 2015
Our latest edition of CSC’s New gTLD Utilization Report shows some exciting activity among .brands, with more .brand sites launching and many climbing up the Alexa rankings (including a new entry by Google). We also share some interesting examples of new gTLDs in use and take a closer look at the rapid growth of new gTLDs in China.
http://www.digitalbrandinsider.com/cscs-new-gtld-utilization-report-december-2015/

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Date announced for 3 new Sunrise Periods

The Spanish.club
New gTLDs concerned are:

  1. .BARCELONA new gTLD: starts on Tuesday, 12 January, 2016;
  2. .ISTANBUL new gTLD: starts on Wednesday, 27 January, 2016;
  3. .IST new gTLD: starts on Wednesday, 27 January, 2016 - 16:00.

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Sunrise Periods for .THEATRE and .LASALLE new gTLDs start today

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.THEATRE new gTLD
When:
  • SUNRISE PERIOD START: Monday, 14 December, 2015 - 16:00;
  • SUNRISE PERIOD END: Tuesday, 19 January, 2016 - 16:00.
What:
Theatre is the creative namespace for businesses, communities, and individuals to market their events and express their passion.

Where to register: https://www.nameshield.com/

.LASALLE new GTLD
When:
  • SUNRISE PERIOD START: Monday, 14 December, 2015 - 16:00;
  • SUNRISE PERIOD END: Thursday, 14 January, 2016 - 16:00.
What:
Building trust through innovation. We will use .lasalle to communicate in new ways and build on how we deliver our expertise, market-leading research and innovative investment opportunities.

.LASALLE new domain names are restricted to Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. They cannot be registered by third parties.

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