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New domain name registration volumes: all new gTLD reports were updated by Jean Guillon.

Friday, January 29, 2016

The new gTLD info for this Friday

This Friday, the info remains on the auction won by Japanese company GMO Registry and the 41 million dollars spent. The new gTLD community expects to see how this Top-Level domain will be developed.
  • Now We're Talking About Some Serious Money;
  • Coming next in French: the Nameshield analysis on the .SHOP new gTLD auction;
    • 76 newly funded startups and their new domain names;
    • $41.5 million for .shop - but is it really a gamble?;
    • There Is a New Digital Gold Rush Called gTLD's;
    • New gTLD Jokes :-)
    • What is an IDN new gTLD?
    • Why Icann and internet governance are no longer America’s domain;
    • More coming...

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    Thursday, January 28, 2016

    The new gTLD info for Thursday

    The .SHOP new gTLD is coming to the market and I have no doubt that - with the money invested in winning this domain name extension in an auction, there will be more money spent to install it on the market. There are .BOUTIQUE domain names already and +7,900 have been created already but my little finger tells me that .SHOP domains could break sales record. Future will tell.
    • HOT: the .SHOP new gTLD won in an auction for $41.5 Million;
    • How to upgrade to a new Top-Level Domain;
    • New gTLD Complexities Continue to Challenge Brand Owners;
    • .WINE and .VIN new domains are open to the general public;
    • Sunrise Periods ending soon;
    • 3 Reasons why Brand TLDs can Boost your SEO;
    • XYZ Launches .Security, .Protection, & .Theatre;
    • 1 & 2 Character Domains Now Available;
    • Time to promote the .GOLF new gTLD;
    • More News coming during the day.


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    Wednesday, January 27, 2016

    The new gTLD info of Wednesday

    China seems to be "the" place where to sell new domain names and many Registries are moving there. On the four new gTLDs delegated recently, 2 are Trademarks, one is controversial and the other is the name of a city.
    1. Another new gTLD Registry heads to China;
    2. Four (4) new strings were just delegated;
    3. Icann new gTLD agenda;
    4. Strange: watch the earth in .BLUE;
    5. ICANN tests emergency registry with dead .BRAND;
    6. New gTLD applicant Videos;
    7. More in  your Newsletter.
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    Sunrise Period for .ISTANBUL new gTLD starts today

    WHEN:
    • SUNRISE PERIOD START: Wednesday, 27 January, 2016;
    • SUNRISE PERIOD END: Friday, 26 February, 2016.
    WHERE:
    Interested parties can participate in the Sunrise Period with


    WHAT (Mission):
    "The .istanbul TLDʹs mission is to encourage innovation, improve service levels of government institutes and enterprises, assist residents in locating City government services, help local businesses to thrive, market and promote tourism in the Istanbul, and spread the dynamic image and the brand value of Istanbul around the world. Through the introduction of a new unrestricted top-level domain name, serving as new resources for local and global enterprises and entrepreneurs, will provide the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (the ʺIMMʺ) and portfolio owners with new opportunities to generate new income and will support the development of the City and economy as well as introducing the cultural and historical heritage of Istanbul to the world". (source: https://gtldresult.icann.org/application-result).

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    Sunrise Period for .IST new gTLD starts today

    WHEN:
    • SUNRISE PERIOD START: Wednesday, 27 January, 2016;
    • SUNRISE PERIOD END: Friday, 26 February, 2016.
    WHERE:
    Interested parties can participate in the Sunrise Period with


    WHAT (Mission):
    "The .ist TLDʹs mission is to create ʺISTʺ brand for Istanbul at national and international levels, provide an alternative usage as short-form for Istanbul, encourage innovation, help local businesses to thrive, market and promote tourism in the Istanbul, and spread the dynamic image and the brand value of Istanbul around the world. Through the introduction of a new unrestricted top-level domain name, serving as new resources for local and global enterprises and entrepreneurs, will provide the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (the ʺIMMʺ) and portfolio owners with new opportunities to generate new income and will support the development of the City and economy as well as introducing the cultural and historical heritage of Istanbul to the world. Everyone will have the opportunity to chose their online presence through ʺ.istʺ TLD or ʺ.istanbulʺ TLD". (source: https://gtldresult.icann.org/application-result).

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    Tuesday, January 26, 2016

    The new gTLD info of the day (Tuesday)

    Today, there is new gTLD information about Google's position on new gTLDs, domains endingin .BUZZ, a great infographic, an author who wrote a book about the Trademark Clearinghouse, search engine positioning and new gTLDs, new domain registration volumes and more added during the day. Please subscribe to gTLD.club to receive the info n your email.
    1. Google's latest position on new TLDs;
    2. .BUZZ: New Top Level Domains Trending at Conference;
    3. Do you know all domain endings? From .com to .whatever;
    4. Someone wrote a book about the trademark Clearinghouse;
    5. SEO History Helps to Understand the Brand TLD Future;
    6. This week’s new TLDs;
    7. New gTLD Registry decides to layoff employees;
    8. More coming during the day.
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    Monday, January 25, 2016

    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 = 51 929
    2. .PICS = 31 785
    3. .PHOTO = 25 075
    4. .PHOTOS: 19 347
    5. .VIDEO: 12 705.PICTURES = 6 468
    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 restoration TLDs registration volumes.
    1. The .PUB new gTLD = 43 164
    2. .MENU = 6 688
    3. .RESTAURANT = 6 132
    4. .KITCHEN = 6 071
    5. .BAR = 4 558
    6. .COOKING = 3 872
    7. .RECIPES = 3 488
    8. .CATERING = 3 125 
    9. .REST = 1 382
    In blue: noticeable domain name registrations increase, in red, they decrease from one week to the other.

    Source: ntldstats.com

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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.
    1. The .NYC new gTLD: 76 983 domain name registrations
    2. .LONDON : 62 480
    3. .BERLIN : 58 919
    4. .TOKYO : 47 069
    5. .MOSCOW : 26 066
    6. .KOELN : 24 220
    7. .AMSTERDAM : 24 138
    8. .МОСКВА (xn--80adxhks) : 23 437
    9. .HAMBURG : 23 411
    10. .PARIS : 22 887
    11. .CITY : 17 843
    12. .VEGAS : 14 532
    13. .MIAMI : 13 685
    14. .WIEN : 13 571
    15. .QUEBEC : 11 144
    16. .MELBOURNE : 8 687
    17. .SYDNEY : 8 073
    18. .BRUSSELS : 6 405
    19. .COLOGNE : 5 225
    20. .CAPETOWN : 4 444
    21. .NAGOYA : 4 044
    22. .TOURS : 3 961
    23. .JOBURG : 3 404
    24. .YOKOHAMA : 3 100
    25. .GENT : 3 110
    26. .DURBAN : 2 512
    27. .TAIPEI : 2 458
    28. .TOWN : 2 451
    29. .OKINAWA : 2 436
    30. .RIO : 1 157
    31. .OSAKA : 471
    32. .BOSTON (coming)
    33. .BARCELONA (coming)
    34. .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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    Today starts the .MOM Sunrise Period

    What:
    The Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH @tmchinfo) is launching the .MOM new gTLD: a domain name extension for Moms.

    When:
    SUNRISE PERIOD START: Monday, 25 January, 2016;
    SUNRISE PERIOD END: Friday, 25 March, 2016.

    Where:
    It is possible to register a .MOM domain name while participating in the Sunrise Period with Nameshield.

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    It's Monday: the new gTLD info of the day

    We are improving the content of the Newsletter
    1. Yes We Con! .CLUB Starts 2016 At NamesCon and Comic Con
    2. Fellowship and NextGen@ICANN Application Rounds Open for ICANN56
    3. .Green – Own a Stake in the Green Economy
    4. The .SHOP auction : 27 January 2016
    5. New gTLDs=Dot Ripoffs!!! Don't get suckered!
    6. Sunrise Period for .BOATS new gTLD ends soon 
    7. Liability of domain name registries
    8. Don't shoot the messenger
    9. Use a custom URL for the campaign
    10. Londoners Choose Their Favourite Small Businesses
    11. .Car, .cars and .auto open up web real estate for auto
    12. .sucks sends in the lawyers in “gag order” fight
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    The weekly French new gTLD report by Nameshield

    This week, the Nameshield report adds to its list of TLDs with a French meaning new interesting domain name extensions, focus on:
    1. .VIN : the domain name extensions enters the listing and we will keep an eye on that one;
    2. We added the .KRED new gTLD since it is a domain name extension dedicated to a new kind of social network.
    3. .CORSICA enters the listing too with more than 100 domain name registered.
    Read the complete report by Nameshield

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    Friday, January 22, 2016

    The new gTLD info for this Friday

    Do New TLDs Affect SEO?
    Ranking high in search results is a top priority for any website, and so a common question I see all the time is will a domain name with a new TLD rank as well as .com?
    http://www.hover.com/blog/do-new-top-level-domains-affect-seo/

    The rise of .BANK
    The financial industry is rapidly adopting a new tactic in the fight against cybercrime. Plus: the state of frequent flyer perks.
    http://associationsnow.com/2016/01/wednesday-buzz-the-rise-of-bank/

    Work for a French Registry
    The Afnic is hiring. The Afnic is the back-end Registry for the .PARIS new gTLD.
    https://www.afnic.fr/fr/l-afnic-en-bref/recrutement/offres-d-emploi/l-afnic-recrute-un-conseiller-clients-h-f-1.html

    Taxi software company goes with .Taxi domain name
    Wright said he became aware that .taxi domain names were available through his registrar, 123reg.co.uk. .Taxi is offered by Donuts, which has a couple hundred top level domain names and must rely on the registrar channel to help get the word out.
    http://domainnamewire.com/2016/01/21/taxi-software-company-goes-with-taxi-domain-name/

    Why Automotive Domain Names Matter
    (I apologize for the stupid pop-up)
    Automotive digital marketing started in earnest back in the mid-to-late 1990s. For those who jumped in early, the first item on the to-do list was to get a website, and that meant getting a URL to anchor it. For many, that means they have a website URL or domain name that is close to 20 years old—ancient in Internet years.
    http://www.dealermarketing.com/why-automotive-domain-names-matter/

    HOT: DomainWire Global TLD Report Q4/2015
    The latest of CENTRs 'DomainWire Stat Report' is available (Quarter 4, 2015). The report provides a global status update on top level domains (legacy gTLDs, new gTLDs and ccTLDs) with a focus on European ccTLDs.
    https://centr.org/news/domainwire/01-21-2016/4652/domainwire-global-tld-report-q42015

    Donuts Launches .WINE and .VIN gTLDs
    “With more than 38.4 billion bottles of wine produced worldwide annually, it is no surprise that wine is a critical piece of the social fabric of cultures across the globe,” said Donuts co-founder and CEO Paul Stahura. “I can’t think of a more appropriate community to have its own trustworthy domain names. .wine and .vin will enable wine connoisseurs and the businesses that serve them to build identities and vibrant communities where commerce and ideas can flow freely.”
    http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/01/22/donuts-launches-wine-and-vin-gtlds/

    What is a Kitemark?
    Old post - but interesting - from the .TRUST new gTLD
    The Internet is in dire need of a kitemark based on security. However, no simple standards exist that clearly identify to the user of the website that the site meets security standards and indeed that the site belongs to the people the user expects it to belong to.
    https://www.nccgroup.trust/uk/about-us/newsroom-and-events/blogs/2015/november/should-the-internet-have-a-kitemark/

    The .TIFFANY new gTLD is live
    For more than 175 years, Tiffany & Co. has been synonymous with luxury and style. Few American companies have such an illustrious history. It began with a founder’s vision of
    beauty that was brought to life through unassailable standards of excellence. As awards and accolades accrued, Charles Lewis Tiffany led his company to grow from a New York
    City legend to a jeweler of international renown.
    http://nic.tiffany/

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    Thursday, January 21, 2016

    The new gTLD info of Thursday

    1st Day New gTLD Totals
    .Family; .Feedback
    Two other new gTLD’s launched yesterday Rightside (NAME) .Family and Jay Westerdal’s .Feedback.
    http://www.thedomains.com/2016/01/21/1st-day-new-gtld-totals-family-feedback/

    Globe sells .boston domain
    but local nonprofits will get discount on addresses
    Nearly four years ago, The ­Boston Globe tried to get in on an Internet land rush when the number of domains — the .com, .org, or .edu in online addresses — were expanded. Now, the Globe’s parent company has decided to stick to more familiar territory.
    http://www.betaboston.com/news/2016/01/20/globe-sells-boston-domain-but-local-nonprofits-will-get-discount-on-addresses/

    Example of .FILM domain name
    Hector McAdam is embarking on his annual journey from Scotland to a London shelter, where Christmas cheer and a turkey dinner await him...
    http://hector.film/

    .Car, .Cars & .Auto Hauls In Another Cool Million
    The new gTLD’s .Car, .Cars and .Auto went into it’s first day of general availability (GA) yesterday a domain name could be registered on a first come, first severed basis.
    http://www.thedomains.com/2016/01/21/car-cars-auto-hauls-in-another-cool-million/

    Reviewing New gTLD Program Safeguards Against DNS Abuse
    ICANN is currently engaged in data collection on DNS abuse and mitigation efforts implemented as part of the New gTLD Program. Members of the community and general public are invited to join ICANN on 28 January 2016 in an open discussion on the topic.
    https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-01-20-en

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    Wednesday, January 20, 2016

    The new gTLD info for Wednesday

    .security names priced at $3,000
    .theatre at $750

    XYZ.com may be best known for its budget .xyz gTLD, but its portfolio is increasingly leaning toward the super-premium end of the industry price range.
    http://domainincite.com/19811-security-names-priced-at-3000-theatre-at-750

    French Breakfast
    Trademarks to gather in Paris to talk new gTLDs and Brand protection.
    https://www.nameshield.net/public/mailings/brand_protection_20160121.html

    In 2016, New Top-Level Domains Go Mainstream
    .buzz enters 2016 with just under 10,000 domain registrations. Business, travel and entertainment domains make up 40+% of .buzz registrations.
    http://get.buzz/in-2016-new-tlds-go-mainstream/

    Rightside’s new .family domain extension
    Domain name operator Rightside introduced the .family extension on Wednesday with a push toward encouraging families and brands to embrace the warm and fuzzy feelings such an online address would presume.
    http://www.geekwire.com/2016/rightside-family-domain-extension/

    Cars gTLD launch clears $1 million in EAP
    There was a small turn-out for the premium launch of .cars, .car and .auto gTLDs, but the registry says it cleared over $1 million in revenue.
    http://domainincite.com/19822-cars-gtld-launch-clears-1-million-in-eap

    List of delegated strings
    (reminder)
    After completing the New gTLD Program, a new gTLD becomes part of the Internet when it is delegated. This means it is introduced into the Internet's authoritative database, known as the Root Zone.

    Registries.tel
    Registries.tel is a list of bookmarks Jean Guillon created to find links related to new gTLDs.


    .boston was a “distraction”, says gTLD seller
    The Boston Globe newspaper decided to offload the gTLD after its new owners decided it was a “distraction”.
    http://domainincite.com/19809-boston-was-a-distraction-says-gtld-seller

    What's the feedback on .feedback?
    If you follow my posts, you'll know I'm not a big fan of .sucks but .feedback is a different matter and has been on general release now for a day now (today being the 2nd day).
    https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/whats-feedback-gary-mcdowell

    How Kred is promoting and connecting influential CEOs with dot.ceo
    Kred has given CEOs a place to connect and tools to promote themselves with their dot.ceo platform. The whole concept is just evolving and will even be localised with for example newyork.ceo a page for New York CEOs wanting to connect and profile themselves.
    http://www.michaelqtodd.com/dot-ceo-kred

    Major brands sign up for .sucks
    Apple, Pfizer, Walmart and IBM are among the major brands that have registered for a .sucks domain, according to the domain’s registry Vox Populi.

    ICANN program statistics
    (updated weekly)
    • Application Statistics: Overview
    • Contention Resolution
    • Contracting
    • Pre-Delegation Testing (PDT)
    • Breakdown: Delegation Statistics
    • gTLD Startup Statistics
    • Claims
    http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/program-status/statistics

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    Tuesday, January 19, 2016

    Sunrise Period for .PET new gTLD starts today

    When
    • Start: Tuesday, January 19, 2016
    • End: February 23, 2016
    Where
    To participate in the .PET Sunrise Period, contact +Nameshield : www.nameshield.com

    Why on earth...
    ...would you register such a domain name?
    Why on earth would anybody register a domain name ending in .PET? Probably because..."pet lovers are estimated to have spent a whopping $61 billion dollars in 2015 in the US alone"

    http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160119_new_pet_domain_sunrise_period_begins_january_19/

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    Understanding .SHOP / .SHOPPING contention set

    Diagram extracted from the ICANN website for a better understanding of the .SHOP / .SHOPPING contention set (click to enlarge).


    The current status of string contention sets could change due to changes to application status as a result of withdrawals, evaluation results, dispute resolution proceedings, contention resolution processes, or the potential impact of ICANN accountability mechanisms. Except for the application statuses "Withdrawn" and "Delegated", application statuses are not final.

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    The new gTLD info for Tuesday

    Next ICANN new gTLD auction
    SHOP / SHOPPING : 27 January 2016
    https://gtldresult.icann.org/application-result/applicationstatus/stringcontentionstatus

    "Don't drink and Drive"
    If you don’t like the wine and automotive domain names launching this week, you can leave .feedback.
    http://domainnamewire.com/2016/01/19/this-weeks-new-tlds-dont-drink-and-drive/

    HOT: Does .tickets have the ultimate anti-cybersquatting system?
    .tickets gTLD registry Accent Media has launched an anti-cybersquatting measure that lets the world know who is trying to register what domain name a whole month before the domain is allowed to go live.
    http://domainincite.com/19800-does-tickets-have-the-ultimate-anti-cybersquatting-system

    ICANN Plans to Track gTLD Marketplace Health
    How are top level domain names doing? We might soon have a way to track them.
    http://domainnamewire.com/2016/01/19/icann-plans-to-track-gtld-marketplace-health/

    NamesCon auction was a coming out party for new TLDs
    Here are the new domain names that sold in the auction. Most .CLUB domains found a buyer.
    http://domainnamewire.com/2016/01/19/namescon-auction-was-a-coming-out-party-for-new-tlds/

    Domain experts on the slow start for new gTLDS, and what may turn the tide
    Google likely to be a major player in another way, specifically through the search engine treatment of new domains?
    http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/Blog/Detail.aspx?g=1c2d3016-3b1b-4f2f-8cfc-45069567145b

    Fragonard.love is suspended
    After reviewing the parties’ submissions, the Examiner determines that the Complainant has demonstrated all three elements of the URS by a standard of clear and convincing evidence; the Examiner hereby Orders the domain name «fragonard.love» be SUSPENDED for the duration of the registration.
    http://www.adrforum.com/domaindecisions/1654755D.htm

    Uniregistry beats Donuts to .shopping, but .shop still in play
    Uniregistry has emerged as the successful registry-to-be of .shopping from the convoluted .shop/.shopping new gTLD contention set.
    http://domainincite.com/19798-uniregistry-beats-donuts-to-shopping-but-shop-still-in-play

    Donuts Launches .WINE and .VIN
    Wineries, vintners, retailers, and wine aficionados have two new homes on the Internet as Donuts Inc., the largest registry for new "not-com" domain names (known in the industry as generic top-level domains, or gTLDs), today announced that the .WINE and .VIN gTLDs will be available for general registration on January 20.
    http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/donuts-launches-wine--and-vin-internet-domains-300205941.html

    New TLD .Feedback Arrived Today
    ...with Unique Features Designed by a Familiar Industry Face
    nother new gTLD entered General Availability today but the man behind the .feedback extension is a familiar face who was well-known in the industry long before ICANN's current new gTLD program was even conceived.
    http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2016/dailyposts/20160118.htm

    .CORSICA domains are open to all
    https://www.namebay.com/en/domainnames/

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    Monday, January 18, 2016

    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.
    1. The .NYC new gTLD: 77 486 registrations
    2. .LONDON : 62 366
    3. .BERLIN : 58 618
    4. .TOKYO : 46 732
    5. .MOSCOW : 26 125
    6. .KOELN : 24 160
    7. .AMSTERDAM : 23 997
    8. .МОСКВА (xn--80adxhks) : 23 608
    9. .HAMBURG : 23 345
    10. .PARIS : 22 763
    11. .CITY : 17 706
    12. .VEGAS : 14 522
    13. .MIAMI : 13 555
    14. .WIEN : 13 497
    15. .QUEBEC : 11 113
    16. .MELBOURNE : 8 669
    17. .SYDNEY : 8 024
    18. .BRUSSELS : 6 402
    19. .COLOGNE : 5 200
    20. .CAPETOWN : 4 531
    21. .NAGOYA : 4 030
    22. .TOURS : 3 898
    23. .JOBURG : 3 430
    24. .YOKOHAMA : 3 092
    25. .GENT : 3 082
    26. .DURBAN : 2 534
    27. .OKINAWA : 2 424
    28. .TOWN : 2 442
    29. .TAIPEI : 2 445
    30. .RIO : 1 152
    31. .OSAKA : 470
    Coming:
    • .BOSTON
    • .BARCELONA
    • .BCN
    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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    The weekly French new gTLD report by Nameshield

    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 ".top", ".club", ".kiwi", ".legal", ".yoga"...

    This week, we focuss on .TOP (+1 million registrations), .CLUB - .TECH - .OOO - .STUDIO and .COACH.

    Read the complete report at Nameshield

    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 decrease from one week to the other.

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    Kred
    I am on Kred: are you?
    http://www.guillon.kred/

    Podcast
    • NamesCon recap;
    • Frank Schilling gives away domains;
    • .Boston;
    • .Club sales;
    • & more.
    http://domainnamewire.com/2016/01/18/tax-advantaged-domain-investing-dnw-podcast-67/

    What is the GNSO?
    (for new gTLDs)?
    This group, along with our liaisons to & from the ALAC, GAC and ccNSO, and all of the new and returning Councilors, is ideally situated to undertake the work ahead. And there's no shortage of work in the coming year, as the Council is expected to address issues including the next Round new gTLDs - New gTLDs are still being delegated, but it's time to prepare for the next round. What worked well in the past round, and what didn't? And how should the community disposition auction funds?
    https://www.icann.org/news/blog/james-bladel-gnso-council-chair-introduces-the-new-council-and-looks-ahead-to-2016

    Fitness.club will cost you $5.000,00
    at least !
    http://www.namejet.com/featuredauctions/liveauction

    HOT
    Afilias $10 million court win slashed by judgeA US judge has dramatically reduced a $10 million ruling Afilias won against Architelos in a trade secrets case.
    http://domainincite.com/19789-afilias-10-million-court-win-slashed-by-judge

    Uno
    I am on Uno: are you?
    http://jeanguillon.uno/

    Domain name expert shares tips on new TLDs
    We caught up with Adrian Kinderis, Vice President of Corporate Development at Neustar – and Chair of the Domain Name Association – to find out what all the fuss is about.
    http://www.live.melbourne/media-release/domain-name-expert-shares-tips-on-new-tlds/

    .top gTLD tops a million as China goes domain nuts
    China-based new gTLD .top has become only the second new gTLD to pass the one-million-domain milestone.
    http://domainincite.com/19782-top-gtld-tops-a-million-as-china-goes-domain-nuts

    The Lighthouse.club
    Lighthouse is your go-to social media network for healthy, candid political and social discussions.
    https://lighthouse.club/

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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 = 51 804
    2. .PICS = 31 636
    3. .PHOTO = 24 845
    4. .PHOTOS: 19 288
    5. .VIDEO: 12 495
    6. .PICTURES = 6 442
    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 restoration TLDs registration volumes.
    1. The .PUB new gTLD = 43 116
    2. .MENU = 6 682
    3. .RESTAURANT = 6 129
    4. .KITCHEN = 6 044
    5. .BAR = 4 552
    6. .COOKING = 3 864
    7. .RECIPES = 3 498
    8. .CATERING = 3 112 
    9. .REST = 1 378
    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, January 15, 2016

    The "new gTLD" info for Friday

    .TICKETS domains receive support
    Every team in the National Hockey League (NHL), Major League Baseball (MLB), National Football League (NFL), and National Basketball Association (NBA) will be registered for ‘.tickets’ web domains being sold by London based start-up Accent Media.
    http://goo.gl/9WDgQL

    The Evolution of New gTLDsOver the past two years, there have been a lot of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) coming out. You see these as .names, .co, .party and thousands of others. Ever since starting a hosting company, I've had countless customers ask about this and why there are so many new and interesting new domains on the market. I decided I would let small business owners and entrepreneurs know what is going on in the world of domains.
    http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/269555

    Contracting statistics updated
    • Number of Applications Invited to Contracting: 1
    • Number of Responses to Contracting Invite Received: 0
    • Number of Registry Agreements Sent to Applicants: 0
    • Number of Registry Agreements Executed: 1
    https://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/agb/base-agreement-contracting#stats

    .cloud gets 500 sunrise regs
    Aruba, the .cloud gTLD registry, said it received 500 applications during its sunrise phase, which closed this afternoon.
    http://domainincite.com/19777-cloud-gets-500-sunrise-regs

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    DavidBowie.rip
    http://www.davidbowie.rip

    Apple buys a lot of strange new domains
    What is up with all the hyphen domains? To boot, the ones that I checked, they did NOT register the non-hyphenated versions.
    http://dotweekly.com/1500-of-apple-incs-new-gtld-domain-registrations/

    CNB Announces Switch from .Com to More Secure .Bank Domain Name
    CLEARFIELD – In order to better serve its customers, CNB Bank has announced its adoption of a new Web site address, or domain, for its Internet operations – CNBBank.bank.
    http://gantdaily.com/2016/01/15/cnb-announces-switch-from-com-to-more-secure-bank-domain-name/

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    Michael Berkens

    Domain name is SOLD
    Yesterday, I received an email from Michael Berkens so I found it appropriate to ask him questions in return and guess what...he answered my question.

    Why would someone be surprised to receive an answer to a question sent by email? Well, when you've been working online for a long time and publishing information - A LOT OF INFORMATION - related to domain names, you can expect to receive a lot of emails in return (a lot of spam too); and unfortunately you cannot answer all of them.

    No BlaBla
    Michael Berkens is a person involved in making a living from domain names: basically, anyone involved in anything related to domain names has read one of his articles. Second thing to say: any domain name investor wants to be Mickael Berkens because domainers investors think that buying a domain name means that they will sell it. "Yes, someone definitely will call you to to buy your great domain name for thousands of dollars and you won't have to do anything but wait for the phone to ring and email your IBAN". Unfortunately, that is not how it works: Berkens spent his life building his empire and today is pay day, time to rest...apparently.

    Questions asked:

    Michael recently bought the domain name "night.club" and many know that I am a fan of this domain name extension.

    Jean: "Do you have a plan for this domain or do you plan to resell it?"

    Michael:
    Its a domain I would like to develop probably will hold it to sell it.

    Jean: "I always think that directories are a very good use for a generic domain such as "night.club" : did you consider this idea?"

    Michael:
    Sure.
    (when you are answered "sure", it can mean something different ;-)

    Jean: "You are a famous domain name investor: why did you consider ".club" after ".com" and no other domain name extension?"

    Michael:
    I'm not considering just .club also bought stock.photo in the auction, and thequeen.com for Judi as she certainly is.

    Jean: "I am not much into reselling domain names myself but I read that you sold a gigantic domain name portfolio to GoDaddy, so what's the plan now?"

    Michael:
    Slow down, once I'm done with the auction I will be pealing off of ROTD activities as well as cutting down substantially on the blog. Plan is to not work 10 hours a day and have to be online every day of the year.

    Jean: "Isn't the next step for a person like you to consider applying for your own TLD in Round 2? Which would it be?"

    Michael:
    Next round isn't until maybe 2020 I'll be 62 by then not sure I will be waiting to start a new venture at that age. Of course I have a few extensions I like but publicly disclosing that would a just result in more competition for that extension so that would not be a smart thing to do.

    Jean: "Which new gTLDs do you think are missing today?"

    Michael:
    Certainly more cities could use them.

    Jean: "With the increasing visibility of that French guy based in Paris and who focuses on new gTLDs only, would you partner with him to help him develop his business?"

    Michael:
    Send him my contact info, I  would have to learn a lot more about his plans.

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