Monday, February 29, 2016

The weekly "cities" new gTLD report by Jean Guillon

The more I watch this report, the more I found it interesting to see that it is rare when the .LONDON new gTLD loses registrations. This weekly publication reports on cities new domain name registration volumes.
  1. The .NYC new gTLD: 75 132 domain name registrations
  2. .LONDON : 63 652
  3. .BERLIN : 59 512
  4. .TOKYO : 47 102
  5. .AMSTERDAM : 24 703
  6. .KOELN : 24 507
  7. .HAMBURG : 23 672
  8. .MOSCOW : 21 678
  9. .PARIS : 20 882
  10. .CITY : 18 836
  11. .МОСКВА (xn--80adxhks) : 18 655
  12. .MIAMI : 14 181
  13. .VEGAS : 13 827
  14. .WIEN : 13 631
  15. .QUEBEC : 8 942
  16. .MELBOURNE : 8 500
  17. .SYDNEY : 8 437
  18. .BRUSSELS : 6 460
  19. .COLOGNE : 5 298
  20. .CAPETOWN : 4 395
  21. .TOURS : 4 232
  22. .NAGOYA : 4 098
  23. .JOBURG : 3 403
  24. .GENT : 3 157
  25. .YOKOHAMA : 3 140
  26. .TOWN : 2 543
  27. .TAIPEI : 2 509
  28. .OKINAWA : 2 501
  29. .DURBAN : 2 500
  30. .RIO : 1 211
  31. .OSAKA : 486
  32. .KYOTO : 315
  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.

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.
  1. The .PUB new gTLD = 43 391
  2. .MENU = 6 723
  3. .RESTAURANT = 5 650
  4. .KITCHEN = 6 163
  5. .BAR = 4 645
  6. .COOKING = 3 187
  7. .RECIPES = 3 504
  8. .CATERING = 3 215
  9. .REST = 1 405
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 new gTLD info for Monday the 29th

There is more and more content related to SEO and new gTLDs. I recently noticed that the new gTLD Club (this website) is listed on page one of Google's results when I enter "new gtld club" (without quotes). When I get rid of the word "club", another website appears if I enter "new gtld" (without quotes). Isn't this the proof that the TLD has a strong impact in SERP? Try it in Goolge: "new gtld club" ;-)
  1. Looking for a job in the new gTLD business?
  2. Launching of the .MOM new gTLD: Surprise!
  3. One Sunrise Period starting on tomorrow;
  4. One Sunrise Period ending on tomorrow;
  5. Results of the SEO contest with .ALSACE (in French);
  6. HOT: Listen to new MindsAndMachines' CEO (podcast);
  7. New gTLDs related to Companies;
  8. The weekly "cities" new gTLD report by Jean Guillon;
  9. New gTLDs related to Photography;
  10. New gTLDs related to Catering;
  11. More coming in our Newsletter by the end of the day.
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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.
  1. The .PHOTOGRAPHY new gTLD = 52 427
  2. .PICS = 32 003
  3. .PHOTO = 25 865
  4. .PHOTOS = 19 620
  5. .VIDEO = 13 560
  6. .STUDIO = 7 523
  7. .PICTURES = 6 607
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 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 ".vision", ".club", ".media", ".photos"...

This week, the report focuses on (in order of preference):
  1. .SITE
  2. .TECH
  3. .VET
  4. .TOP
  5. .PARIS
  6. .IMMO
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Sunday, February 28, 2016

The new gTLD info for Sunday the 28th

You may have noticed that we took a few days off. Below is the latest info we collected on new gTLDs since last Wednesday.
  1. Tips for Taking Advantage of Nontraditional Domain Names:
    1. Align your domain with your mission;
    2. Point to social media;
    3. Improve your SEO.
  2. New gTLDs: The Internet Has Expanded;
  3. 40 pages presentation in French: "Différences entre une Marque et un Nom de domaine" (new gTLDs);
  4. Two new gTLD applications schedules for ICANN auction;
  5. Hosting.club for sale in an auction;
  6. Ex multiple Registry's chair to sue company;
  7. More End User New Domain Name Sales;
  8. Update on .SPACE new gTLD;
  9. A Goodbye letter to ICANN (new gTLDs);
  10. First new generic Top-Level Domain to be deleted is?
  11. In French: update on .AFRICA new gTLD;
  12. Coalitions vs. Communities and new top level domain names.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The new gTLD info for Wednesday the 24th

You will find yesterday's update in today's Newsletter with an interview of a multiple registry's CEO. Today is day one of the .MOM Sunrise Period. 
  1. HOT: The $1 Million Release Of DotWine;
  2. $100M in Sales and New Executives for Multiple Registry;
  3. China helps Famous Four Media exceed its growth projections;
  4. The .MOM Sunrise Period (reminder);
  5. Independent review of the Trademark Clearinghouse;
  6. Fine with buying a new domain name, instead of a ".com";
  7. Should brands REALLY get on new gTLDs and give up the status quo?
  8. HOT: Interview with new CEO of Multiple Registry (M+M);
  9. Meet with the .CLUB Registry at INTA Orlando: register today;
  10. Buying a domain name is now made easier with the "domain concierge";
  11. Is the URS dying?
  12. Google to promote new gTLDs on Twitter;
  13. HOT: Donuts appoints outside director, new CFO;
  14. The .PET new gTLD is now open to the public;
  15. American Senator unhappy with ICANN's work;
  16. New gTLDs and naming standards;
  17. Too many new domain names?
  18. In French: "Le nom de domaine, nouveau signe distinctif jurisprudentiel";
  19. Subscribe to our Newsletter for tonight's update.
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The .MOM Sunrise Period begins

The .MOM Sunrise Period just announced

WHAT:
".mom The mother of all domain names. .mom is the community for mothers worldwide to find products, resources, and support online".

WHEN:
  • SUNRISE PERIOD START: Wednesday, 24 February, 2016
  • SUNRISE PERIOD END: Friday, 25 March, 2016.

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Monday, February 22, 2016

The new gTLD info for Monday the 22nd

Sad week for CEO of Minds and Machines. M+M is the first - I like to call them - "Multiple Registry" to have generated a serious buzz around new gTLD projects. I have a lot of respect for the work of that person who was among the first of new gTLD applicants to have understood that innovation would make the difference bringing so many new extensions to the market.
  1. Charismatic CEO of multiple Registry fired;
  2. A French petition on a .LOL domain names generates 206 000 signatures;
  3. The weekly French new gTLD report by Nameshield;
  4. Must laugh: "do you/why don't you use domain hacks?" (Wrong speech about new gTLDs);
  5. Examples of how new domain names are used (examples of new websites);
  6. New domain names: the Chinese demand;
  7. New gTLDs: a tool for CMOs;
  8. Issue related to a new gtld domain name (.solutions) on Google Apps for Work;
  9. More coming on the Newsletter.

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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 ".expert", ".club", ".auto", ".international"...

This week, we focus on:
  • .ARCHI
  • .SITE
  • .IMMO
  • .CAMP
  • .COLLEGE
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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.
  1. The .PHOTOGRAPHY new gTLD = 52 326
  2. .PICS = 31 948
  3. .PHOTO = 25 617
  4. .PHOTOS = 19 548
  5. .VIDEO = 13 353
  6. .STUDIO = 7 179
  7. .PICTURES = 6 598
Source: ntldstats.com

In blue: noticeable domain name registrations increase, in red, they decrease from one week to the other.

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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.
  1. The .PUB new gTLD = 43 358
  2. .MENU = 6 700
  3. .RESTAURANT = 5 610
  4. .KITCHEN = 6 149
  5. .BAR = 4 625
  6. .COOKING = 3 179
  7. .RECIPES = 3 492
  8. .CATERING = 3 204
  9. .REST = 1 407
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.

This week the two city TLDs for Moscow (IDN as well) dive into the red.
  1. The .NYC new gTLD: 75 198 domain name registrations
  2. .LONDON : 63 303
  3. .BERLIN : 59 520
  4. .TOKYO : 47 173
  5. .AMSTERDAM : 24 591
  6. .KOELN : 24 437
  7. .HAMBURG : 23 635
  8. .MOSCOW : 22 471
  9. .PARIS : 21 039
  10. .МОСКВА (xn--80adxhks) : 19 257
  11. .CITY : 18 517
  12. .MIAMI : 14 037
  13. .VEGAS : 13 771
  14. .WIEN : 13 618
  15. .QUEBEC : 9 187
  16. .MELBOURNE : 8 466
  17. .SYDNEY : 8 321
  18. .BRUSSELS : 6 468
  19. .COLOGNE : 5 277
  20. .CAPETOWN : 4 469
  21. .TOURS : 4 186
  22. .NAGOYA : 4 086
  23. .JOBURG : 3 410
  24. .GENT : 3 137
  25. .YOKOHAMA : 3 131
  26. .TOWN : 2 522
  27. .DURBAN : 2 503
  28. .TAIPEI : 2 492
  29. .OKINAWA : 2 484
  30. .RIO : 1 197
  31. .OSAKA : 478 (0)
  32. .KYOTO : 278
  33. .BOSTON (coming)
  34. .BARCELONA (coming)
  35. .BCN (coming)
Source: ntldstats.com

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.

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Sunday, February 21, 2016

Le .Club, un registre victime de son succès

Si le registre .Club excelle dans l’art d’installer ses noms de domaine partout dans le monde, il est aussi aujourd’hui la nouvelle extension Internet la plus contestée.

Il existe un Top 10 des nouvelles extensions Internet les plus enregistrés. Dans l’ordre; l’extension “.club” est en troisième place avec plus de 700 000 noms enregistrés:
  1. .XYZ : 2 336 651
  2. .TOP : 1 130 198
  3. .CLUB (par exemple: www.gtld.club) : 709 794
  4. .WANG : 633 489
  5. .WIN : 618 035
  6. .网址 : 346 286 (“adresse Internet” en Chinois)
  7. .SCIENCE : 341 795
  8. .LINK : 267 681
  9. .REN : 238 491 (veut dire “être humain” en Chinois)
  10. .PARTY : 225 530
Source: ntldstats.com
Pourtant en troisième place du classement et alors que le volume des enregistrements ne représente que le tiers de celui du .XYZ, c’est bien l’extension .CLUB qui est la plus utilisée à des fins parfois questionnables.

Des noms de domaine squattés
Comme l’indique le Registre lui même, les noms de domaine “.club” sont les nouvelles adresses Internet les plus contestées lors de procédures juridiques de type UDRP et URS.

Pour rappel, une procédure UDRP (Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy) est la procédure qui permet de contester l’enregistrement d’un nom de domaine et d’ordonner son transfert à son propriétaire. La procédure URS (Uniform Rapid Suspension System), quant à elle, est une procédure plus rapide, moins coûteuse mais qui ne permet pas d’ordonner le transfert du nom de domaine. On se demande d’ailleurs l’intérêt d’une telle procédure quand on sait que le nom de domaine, pour être récupérable, doit retomber dans le domaine public; laissant ainsi la possibilité à un tiers de l’enregistrer à ce moment là.

Cinquante trois cas de procédures étaient enregistrés pas le NAF, le forum d’arbitrage et de médiation pour les noms de domaine, au 11 février 2016.

Afin de remédier à cette montée en puissance des litiges liés aux noms de domaine “.club”, le Registre a décidé de s’adresser aux Directions Juridiques et Conseils en Propriété Industrielle lors du prochain rendez-vous de l’INTA à Toronto.

C’est paradoxal, mais qu’on le veuille ou non, le nombre de cas de squatting de noms de domaine est aussi un indicateur du succès d’une nouvelle extension Internet.

(article was also published on the JDN)

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Friday, February 19, 2016

The new gTLD info for Friday the 19th

Someone wrote the story of the .WINE and .VN new gTLDs. I would have added a few things to the story but the website is interesting: it is about selling Premium .wine and .vin domain names and I kind of find the concept interesting. More on .CLOUD and .STORE
  1. The story of .WINE & .VIN domain names;
  2. Project dotVinum :-)
  3. Follow-up on .CLOUD registration volumes;
  4. More on the .STORE future launching;
  5. Almost one million domains registered in one day! 
  6. There is an academy to learn about investing in domain names;
  7. The .GAY new gTLD: the story is not over;
  8. More coming.
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Thursday, February 18, 2016

The new gTLD info for Thursday the 18th

The .AFRICA new gTLD story is a long one and, with .WINE & .VIN, it will probably have been one of the most discussed and criticized. Today, we found numbers and a very good article, written by myself, and published on the French Journal Du Net. Also spotted: a .BRAND has 6000+ URLs indexed in Google.
  1. New Registry enters the top 5 of domain name extensions;
  2. In French: a Registry, victim of its own success;
  3. Is the .AFRICA new gTLD story coming an end? It looks like it;
  4. Many thought the ICANN new gTLD program would fail, well many were wrong :-)
  5. HOT - Just found: a .BRAND new gTLD has more than 6000 names registered in google;
  6. Coming to the web: the .STORE new gTLD;
  7. More coming during the day.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The new gTLD info for Wednesday the 17th

A warm "happy birthday" to the .SYDNEY new gTLD and a short word on Registry-Specific Policies. You probably heard about the URD and the UDRP procedures but did you know that some Registries have their own procedures?
  1. Registry-Specific Policies:
    1. .NYC new gTLD
    2. .MUSIC
    3. .NGO - .ONG
    4. .FROGANS
    5. .XXX
    6. .ADULT
    7. .PORN
    8. .SEX
    9. .PRO - .NAME - .BIZ (old TLDs)
    10. .SITE
    11. .TECH
    12. .VOTE - .VOTO
    13. .COLLEGE
    14. Check the complete list is available in our Newsletter (tonight);
  2. Another "Multiple Registry" passes 2 million domain registrations;
  3. The .SYDNEY Registry is one year old;
  4. .SHOP will be around earlier than expected!
  5. Association launches initiative within the domain name ecosystem;
  6. 3 articles on "Multiple registry": proud of the performance of its team;
  7. HOT: update on registration figures for .CLOUD new gTLD;
  8. More articles on .CLOUD (two more);
  9. More coming during the day.
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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The new gTLD info for Tuesday the 16th

Few information on this Tuesday but the long awaited .CLOUD domain name extension opens to all (register here) and a many are promoting this launching. Funny: the owner of a new domain name sells his ".com"; most of the time, the opposite happens.
  1. Blog post: ICANN caused damages;
  2. Must read: a Registry to publish an abuse report;
  3. Owner of a ".consulting" domain name sells his ".com" !
  4. Registry adds 200.000+ domain names in one day?
  5. .CLOUD registers 10,000+ domains in 90 minutes in GA.
  6. Major Brand recovers 2 .XYZ domains in cybersquatting dispute
  7. More coming.
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Monday, February 15, 2016

New gTLDs related to Companies

We believe that registered Companies from medium to large sizes should have certain number of domain names registered (secured). This post reports on new domain name extension registration volumes related to Companies.

It took us time to select the TLDs concerned and it possible that we change the listing according to feedbacks received.

The extensions are listed according to what we would buy as a medium size company in order of preference:
  1. .GLOBAL : 22 009 domain name registrations
    It is new, it is nice and it is explicit. We have been following this extension from its launching.
  2. .EMAIL : 55 083
    All companies use email: a "must have". A very high risk not to have it.
  3. .COMPANY : 45 111
    The risk is high for a non-English speaking company to have this one squatted. A Company located in an English speaking country should definitely use one of these.
  4. .INTERNATIONAL : 19 390
    An International Company located in an English speaking country should definitely register its ".international" domain name: the appeal is the same as ".global".
  5. .PROMO : 1
    A company offers promotions, even in any industrial area: such a domain name is an opportunity to take potential buyers directly to the right content. 
  6. .CONTACT : 1
    A good webpage for all contacts: every company has a contact page.
  7. .EXPERT : 27 962
    If your company is not an expert in its field of 
  8. .SUPPORT : 16 595
    This TLD is a good page to have for a Content Management System related to providing support to customers. You wouldn't want another company to offer support to its clients using your name: would you?
  9. .FEEDBACK : 14 621
    Feedback is important to Corporations: this one could be a simple form to offer customers to report on products or services.
  10. .SOLUTIONS : 45 583
    Companies exist because the offer solutions before their website takes you to a product or a service: the word is often used as the Title of a page.
  11. .BUZZ : 9 901
    This extension is international, multilingual. It makes sense because it it fresh and attract the eye for any communication campaign. We like that one pretty much.
  12. .TEAM : 5 894
    Companies often introduce their teams and such extension offers an option to attract the eye on members of the company.
  13. .WEBSITE : 141 935
    The "website" sign is worldwide We didn't want to add .WEBSITE in th beginning but it is already 
  14. .SITE : 95 927
    We believe that ".site" is not as international as "website" but you wouldn't want to register a ".website" and take the risk to see a third party register the ".site".
  15. .WORLD : 28 360
    We have absolutely no idea why we added this extension to our list but we find it really cool and if it has not exactly the same meaning as ".international" (but close to it), it gives the idea that a company using such domain names has something to share with other members of the world.
  16. .COM : 124 073 198
    Would you launch the website of a company and take the risk not to secure its ".com"?
  17. .TEL : 116 265
    We've used this extension for a long time and like the standard format offered by the Registry: most of the time, they are basic and ugly but they are the same and make sense to publish the phone number of a company. It will be interesting to see if ".contact" new domain names take the advantage.
  18. .PRO : 174 124
    If you are an "expert", you are a "Pro" too. This extension is the diminutive of "professional": it is short and has been in use for many years already. We think it is a domain name extension that should be secured too.
We also considered .WORK - .BUSINESS - .SERVICES - .SALE - .ONLINE but did not add them in the end. The reason for this is that some of them make no sense for companies located abroad. If many of the extensions in our list are multilingual, ".sale" for example has a complete different meaning in French.

Next week, we shall publish the evolution of each extensions's registration volumes. We are happy if you comment.

Source: ntldstats.com & registrarstats.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 ".immo", ".yoga", ".vision", ".vin"...

This week, we focus on:
  • .SITE
  • .BIO
  • .VODKA
  • .RESTAURANT
  • and more.
Read the complete report @Nameshield

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: 75 256 domain name registrations
  2. .LONDON : 63 009
  3. .BERLIN : 59 568
  4. .TOKYO : 47 494
  5. .MOSCOW : 26 568
  6. .AMSTERDAM : 24 499
  7. .KOELN : 24 362
  8. .МОСКВА (xn--80adxhks) : 23 716
  9. .HAMBURG : 23 633
  10. .PARIS : 22 103
  11. .CITY : 18 093
  12. .MIAMI : 13 961
  13. .WIEN : 13 721
  14. .VEGAS : 13 685
  15. .QUEBEC : 9 291
  16. .MELBOURNE : 8 452
  17. .SYDNEY : 8 246
  18. .BRUSSELS : 6 506
  19. .COLOGNE : 5 262
  20. .CAPETOWN : 4 453
  21. .TOURS : 4 131
  22. .NAGOYA : 4 081
  23. .JOBURG : 3 401
  24. .GENT : 3 143
  25. .YOKOHAMA : 3 123
  26. .DURBAN : 2 501
  27. .TOWN : 2 499
  28. .TAIPEI : 2 477
  29. .OKINAWA : 2 472
  30. .RIO : 1 187
  31. .OSAKA : 478 (0)
  32. .KYOTO : 228
  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 ".kyoto" was recently added 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.

No change this week.
  1. The .PHOTOGRAPHY new gTLD = 52 186
  2. .PICS = 31 807
  3. .PHOTO = 25 326
  4. .PHOTOS = 19 480
  5. .VIDEO = 13 138
  6. .STUDIO = 6 882
  7. .PICTURES = 6 542
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. Unfortunately, this week again, registration volume for the .RESTAURANT new gTLD is in the red again.
  1. The .PUB new gTLD = 43 323
  2. .MENU = 6 691
  3. .RESTAURANT = 5 602
  4. .KITCHEN = 6 123
  5. .BAR = 4 612
  6. .COOKING = 3 186
  7. .RECIPES = 3 498
  8. .CATERING = 3 174
  9. .REST = 1 404
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 new gTLD info for Monday the 15th

That's right: we didn't deliver our Newsletter on last Friday but delivering everyday is not something easy so...it happens. IT happens when there is not so much to say. The good news is that info is collected for the next publication so you never really miss a new gTLD NEWS: it still reaches out to you.
Today, there is content in French but expect much more by the end of the day:
  1. HOT - Registry responds to MarkMonitor: Why Brands Are Missing The Boat;
  2. Three Million domains for this backend Registry;
  3. Cost of new domains reduces spam attacks (in French);
  4. New gTLDs and .SEO: www.diamonds or www.diamonds.com for SEO?
  5. Another "Multiple Registry" wants to serve the Chinese market;
  6. There are now more .CLUB domains than .MOBI;
  7. In French : new gTLDs  the in presidential elections;
  8. HOT - which domain name extensions should a company secure?
  9. Which is the new Registry with largest NAF cases?
  10. Statistics:
    1. French new gTLDs: a report by the Nameshield Group.
    2. .CITY new gTLDs;
  11. Did you know there is a new gTLD for physiotherapist (or physical therapist)?
  12. Institution to help .PHYSIO new gTLD's promotion; 
  13. An article on .MUSIC new gTLD;
  14. Another article on .MUSIC new gTLD's rejection (CPE);
  15. Partnership between Xbox and Steam coming: what about .GAME domain names?
  16. Much more coming during the day.

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

The new gTLD info of the day (Thursday)

Various information today with another new gTLD report, an article about the .CLOUD new generic Top-Level Domain, more on MPAA agreement signed with the .FILM Registry. Please come back to this page before the end of the day: there should be much more information. The Newsletter will take you directly to the right articles.
  1. Major update on the .MUSIC new gTLD application;
  2. Another Corporate Registrar joins Nameshield with his new gTLD report;
  3. Why you should register a .CLOUD new domain name;
  4. .FILM: the Donuts agreement signed with the MPAA does not please everybody;
  5. Update on the dispute between .XYZ Registry and Verisign;
  6. New gTLD update on .KRD and .信息 (launching):
  7. Super Bowl and domain name innovation;
  8. Official ICANN report for .MUSIC Community Priority Evaluation;
  9. Detailed explanation why .MUSIC application was rejected;
  10. More coming during the day.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The new gTLD info of the day (Wednesday)

It is becoming a fashion for Registrars to publish a monthly "new gTLD review". If the Nameshield Group is already pretty efficient at providing detailed info related to new gTLDs, we have spotted more reports in our Newsletter.
  1. HOT: apply for your .BRAND new gTLD: what you need to know;
  2. Domain name service provider posts its New gTLD review;
  3. How to migrate from  from old ".com" to a new domain name.
  4. Two Sunrise Periods to end soon;
  5. Best "new domain name" wins a prize here;
  6. The .CLUB Registry celebrates the Chinese New Year;
  7. Another article covers Donuts' move to strengthen film industry relationships with anti-piracy agreement (the .FILM new gTLD);
  8. More news coming during the day.

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