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Thursday, March 31, 2016

The new gTLD info for Thursday, March 31st

This is the recap of the day for new gTLDs NEWS. We added info from yesterday as we could not post anything. There is a petition to develop a new geographic/community TLD.
We have seen many projects of this kind in Round one of the ICANN new gTLD program and we hope a funding will be found. We faced this stage of a new gTLD project when hunting for money for the dotVinum project in Round one. It really is the hardest part: not to forget that this TLD could already be added to the list of an ultra rich applicant preparing for Round 2...

The problem with initiating such communication so early is that it gives ideas to others: when the first .WINE and .GREEN projects were launched, they thought that they would be alone to submit their application.
  1. Trademark Clearinghouse: the .TUBE new gTLD Sunrise Period was just announced;
  2. New - The .SRD new gTLD project was added to the list of projects for Round 2 of the ICANN new gTLd program on Registries.tel;
  3. Report - new gTLDs related to SPORT (the Wednesday Thursday UPDATE);
  4. Another monthly Newsletter from Registrar, which includes section on new gTLDs;
  5. China wants to block domain names outside the country (...);
  6. Search Engine - a new search engine to use new domain names "only";
  7. New gTLD applicant offers $5 Million to buy 4 other new gTLDs;
  8. Strange - A new way to search and follow the News;
  9. Wine - The .GALLO new gTLD is launched, as well as the .BAREFOOT: did you know that Barefoot uses the word "Champagne" on its wine stickers? ;-)
  10. Online Branding strategy and new gTLDs;
  11. 1,372 domain name extensions are on the market if you include ccTLDs;
  12. Google Domains still not available in other countries but...changed to new .GOOGLE domain;
  13. 53% Of New gTLD Are Registered In China;
  14. Article: How Are the New gTLDs Truly Faring?
  15. More coming.
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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

New gTLDs and Snailmail

Today is a very busy day abroad for me and I will not be collecting info related to new gTLDs: this is why I wrote this post yesterday, on Tuesday, so no posts today and no Newsletter tonight :-)

Dan - we all know who "Dan" is right? - recently honored me with a "What?" as an answer to a detailed email that took me time to write (an email to which I answered: "forget it"). This is a funny way to say that such answers exist on email only: you wouldn't write a postal mail with a "What!" as an answer, would you?
;-)

Here is the linking to new gTLDs: yesterday, I received an intriguing postal mail from abroad related to new gTLDs: it was a large envelop with two paper posters inside.

Christopher Hofman Larsen, from the European Domain Center, took the time to buy an envelop, buy stamps, stick them on the envelop, write my postal address on it with a pen, then walk outside (where there is fresh air) to post it. It probably took a few days to arrive in France and that envelop probably flew by plane. And I forgot: there was a kind letter inside with a real signature.

This post is just to say Thank you because it is rare when someone takes the time to send you a postal mail with a present inside: something that you were not expecting and which is useful. I stuck the poster to Jovenet Consulting's International Headquarters' wall.

The posters are the paper version of the excellent new gTLD Infographic which lists the 882 new domain name extensions.

Comme on dit en Français: "Chapeau bas".

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The new gTLD info for Tuesday, March 29th

We have two reports coming in tonight's Newsletter. We are happy to share the Nameshield Group coming event with you in Paris and hope that you will join. Another interesting link to be sent in tonight's Newsletter is this new source of information which gives detailed stats on new gTLDs. Also, officially announced today by the Trademark Clearinghouse, the .STORE new gTLD Sunrise Period begins on Wednesday, 6 April 2016; the .GMBH and .LTD Sunrise Periods will begin a little later; on Tuesday, 12 April, 2016.
  1. Report - The weekly French new gTLD report by Nameshield;
  2. Company spent spent $52 million to acquire 39 new gTLDs;
  3. Trademarks - .BRAND: numbers, websites and branding;
  4. Event - Meet with dotTRADEMARKs in Paris (register here);
  5. Two new gTLD extensions to release Country and Territory Name;
  6. Podcast: "UDRP panelists don't know what they are doing". Listen to an expert;
  7. Report - New gTLDs related to Companies;
  8. In April 2016, 2 Sunrise Periods start and 1 ends;
  9. Banking & Finance sector: Using UDRP and URS to Fight Cybersquatters;
  10. Cool - Another great source for new gTLD statistics;
  11. 30,000 Premium .TICKETS domains for sale;
  12. Ultra famous Sport players have something in common: guess what and who?
  13. ICANN updates for new gTLD "PDP" (stands for "Policy Development Process");
  14. Press Release - Promotion for .BOATS & .YACHTS domain names is starting
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Monday, March 28, 2016

The new gTLD info for Easter (28 March 2016)

Today is Easter and we found it important to remind it (...) This being done, you probably noticed that there is no .EASTER new gTLD but the closest that we found is .CHRISTMAS so here are the 2 figures of the day: there are 15,525 new domain name registered ending in ".christmas" according to nTLDStats.com and Google has indexed 96,100 registered URLs ending in ".christmas".
  1. Question - What is the best domain name extension for a mobile application?
  2. HOT - Internal certificates can hijack gTLDs ("Slow clap");
  3. Answer - Multiple Registry's answer to Spamhaus' latest new gTLD report;
  4. In French - DNS News n°215: Ombres sur les nTLDs:
    1. Etat statistique des nTLDs au samedi 26/03/16 (données publiées);
    2. Naming-shaming sur quelques “stars”;
    3. Le cybersquatting, aussi… mais sur d’autres;
    4. Le « domaining traditionnel » et les « noms liquides »;
    5. Noms de domaine, spéculation et création de valeur;
    6. Les dépenses de l’ICANN;
    7. La Gouvernance : une étape clef franchie à Marrakech.
  5. Are One-Letter Domains in the New gTLDs Worth it?
  6. Examples - Six Real Estate broker to use domains ending in ".property";
  7. .AFRICA update - DotConnectAfrica Trust v. ICANN;
  8. Complete ICANN 55 Marrakech Recap (last one I promise :-)
    1. Next Generation Whois PDP Launch;
    2. Updates on subsequent rounds of the New gTLD Program;
    3. Rights Protection Mechanisms – Expressing Brand Owner concerns.
  9. Amazon registered ".com" domain names related to its new gTLD applications.
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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.

The .BARCELONA new gTLD seems to receive more registrations and should stabilize soon. The .ISTANBUL is faster than .IST. Many cities are in the red this week, more than last week.
  • The .NYC new gTLD: 76,552 domain name registrations.LONDON : 63,810
  • .BERLIN : 59,837
  • .TOKYO : 47,710
  • .AMSTERDAM : 25,071
  • .KOELN : 24,702
  • .HAMBURG : 24,497
  • .PARIS : 21,244
  • .MOSCOW : 20,850
  • .CITY : 19,143
  • .МОСКВА (xn--80adxhks) : 18,130
  • .MIAMI : 14,474
  • .WIEN : 13,943
  • .VEGAS : 13,919
  • .QUEBEC : 8,823
  • .SYDNEY : 8,720
  • .MELBOURNE : 8,639
  • .BRUSSELS : 6,291
  • .COLOGNE : 5,337
  • .TOURS : 4 ,416
  • .CAPETOWN : 4,339
  • .NAGOYA : 4,123
  • .BARCELONA : 3,836
  • .JOBURG : 3,352
  • .GENT : 3,200
  • .YOKOHAMA : 3,186
  • .TOWN : 2,616
  • .TAIPEI : 2,592
  • .OKINAWA : 2,560
  • .DURBAN : 2,444
  • .RIO : 1,269
  • .OSAKA : 493 (0)
  • .KYOTO : 358
  • .ISTANBUL : 355
  • .IST : 330
  • .BCN : 1
  • .MADRID : 1
  • .DUBAI : 1
  • .STOCKHOLM : 1
  • .HELSINKY : 1
  • .BUDAPEST : 1
  • .DOHA : 1
  • .BOSTON (coming)
  • .ABUDHABI (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 (new domain names ending in “.photo”, instead of “.com”) will be a commercial success in the long term. This post reports on new domain name extension registration volumes related to photography.
  • The .PHOTOGRAPHY new gTLD = 52 835
  • .PICS = 32 264
  • .PHOTO = 26 706
  • .PHOTOS = 19 805
  • .VIDEO = 14 220
  • .STUDIO = 8 656
  • .PICTURES = 6 768
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 (new domain names ending in ".restaurant", instead of ".com") 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 = 44 496
  • .MENU = 6 815
  • .RESTAURANT = 5 758
  • .KITCHEN = 6 242
  • .BAR = 4 727
  • .COOKING = 3 182
  • .RECIPES = 3 571
  • .CATERING = 3 281
  • .REST = 1 429
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, March 25, 2016

LinkedIn: another place to learn about new gTLDs

More and more subscribers are joining the new gTLD group I created on LinkedIn a few years ago. For a reason I miss understand, this sudden interest in the group matches with the launching of the new gTLD Newsletter from gTLD.club.

You are now 2,300+ members and I add more everyday. As always, you are welcome to participate and post your articles and other contents related to new gTLDs "only".

Domainers are welcome to post to this group. I block and delete posts like "please buy my stupiddomainthatyoullneversell.xyz in the new gTLD group".

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

The new gTLD info for Thursday, March 24th

It is difficult for Registries to sell domain names. We have observed impressive registration figures in very short period of time for certain Registries. We sincerely hope that it is the right strategy to install domain names on such an already crowded market.
  1. Question - Is .tak domain going to be available?
  2. Registry Webinar: why would you buy a .INSURANCE domain name?
  3. Developers Can Now Test Compatibility with new gTLD’s (by Google);
  4. April 14th 2016: Meet with .TRADEMARKS in Paris;
  5. Written Recap of the ICANN new gTLD meeting in Marrakech;
  6. Seven New gTLD Delegations;
  7. Multiple Registry sold 600K+ of Premium domains in one year;
  8. Brands - Insights into the world of ‘dot brands’
  9. List of Alpha 3 ISO codes not allowed for registration in Round 2 of the ICANN new gTLD program;
  10. New gTLDs to do the promotion of BMW in Deutsch;
  11. China - Another Registry is granted a Chinese MIIT License;
  12. More coming during the day.
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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The new gTLD info for Wednesday, March 23rd

There are new gTLDs NEWS today. One thing that I noticed recently is the increasing number of writers and bloggers who add pop-ups to their websites, offering to subscribe to their Newsletter. Many "online communication experts" say that this is now a must-have and it helps readers to come back... I personally don't like it and there is info that I do not add here just because of this reason: these pop-ups are really intrusive, even more when they come back again after they were closed. Oh...if you don't like that pop-up which appears on this blog, you can close it (click on top-right :-)
  • Report - New gTLDs related to SPORT (weekly update);
  • Do you know what a "Blab" is? Follow this one on new gTLDs;
  • Interview - Colin Campbell, Founder, and Chairman/CEO of the .Club registry;
  • Interview - the .BERLIN new gTLD: 2 years after;
  • Women like and use new domain names;
  • 5 new Top Level Domain Start-up Plans;
  • Another article on .BMW domain names (already covered in our Newsletter dated 11 of March :-)
  • .PARIS : "un URL branché !"
  • More coming today.
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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The new gTLD info for Tuesday, March 22nd

Today is a sad day. This morning, there was a bombing on the Brussels' Airport. Members of the .BRUSSELS Registry are based in Leuven but it reminds me the recent attacks on Paris where I operate from. I was informed that my old friends from the .EU Registry, based next to the Airport, are safe.
  1. Report - new gTLDs related to Companies;
    (This is the Tuesday UPDATE)
  2. One year after: .CYMRU and .WALES new gTLDs;
  3. Another ICANN 55 Marrakech Recap (tonight):
    1. Next Generation Whois PDP Launch;
    2. Updates on subsequent rounds of the New gTLD Program;
    3. Rights Protection Mechanisms: Expressing Brand Owner concerns.
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  4. Podcast: listen to why the .CLUB registry is so successful;
  5. Trademark - Applicant to fill US Trademark for its new gTLD project;
  6. Major new gTLD service provider goes Bankrupt;
  7. Five professional photographers to use a .PHOTO domain name;
  8. Reports:
    1. New gTLDs related to Photography;
    2. New gTLDs related to Catering.
  9. ICANN calls for Volunteers (again): Rights Protection Mechanisms in All gTLDs;
  10. More NEWS coming during 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 = 52 778
  2. .PICS = 32 212
  3. .PHOTO = 26 563
  4. .PHOTOS = 19 788
  5. .VIDEO = 14 084
  6. .STUDIO = 8 442
  7. .PICTURES = 6 754
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.
  1. The .PUB new gTLD = 44 444
  2. .MENU = 6 794
  3. .RESTAURANT = 5 736
  4. .KITCHEN = 6 238
  5. .BAR = 4 720
  6. .COOKING = 3 173
  7. .RECIPES = 3 569
  8. .CATERING = 3 272
  9. .REST = 1 427
In blue: noticeable domain name registrations increase, in red, they decrease from one week to the other.

Source: ntldstats.com
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Monday, March 21, 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.

This week, we added several new cities down the list: Dubai, Stockholm, Helsinky, Budapest, Doha and Abudhabi. These have 1 registrations but they should launch very soon. Barcelona jumps to more than 1,200 new domain name registrations.
  1. The .NYC new gTLD: 76 534 domain name registrations
  2. .LONDON : 63 696
  3. .BERLIN : 59 749
  4. .TOKYO : 47 584
  5. .AMSTERDAM : 24 985
  6. .KOELN : 24 688
  7. .HAMBURG : 24 466
  8. .PARIS : 21 178
  9. .MOSCOW : 21 137
  10. .CITY : 19 069
  11. .МОСКВА (xn--80adxhks) : 18 225
  12. .MIAMI : 14 415
  13. .VEGAS : 14 012
  14. .WIEN : 13 900
  15. .QUEBEC : 8 833
  16. .SYDNEY : 8 664
  17. .MELBOURNE : 8 615
  18. .BRUSSELS : 6 472
  19. .COLOGNE : 5 328
  20. .TOURS : 4 354
  21. .CAPETOWN : 4 323
  22. .NAGOYA : 4 122
  23. .JOBURG : 3 341
  24. .GENT : 3 193
  25. .YOKOHAMA : 3 176
  26. .TOWN : 2 611
  27. .TAIPEI : 2 577
  28. .OKINAWA : 2 553
  29. .DURBAN : 2 430
  30. .BARCELONA : 1 293
  31. .RIO : 1 259
  32. .OSAKA : 493
  33. .KYOTO : 353
  34. .ISTANBUL : 265
  35. .IST : 252
  36. .BCN : 1
  37. .MADRID : 1
  38. .DUBAI : 1
  39. .STOCKHOLM : 1
  40. .HELSINKY : 1
  41. .BUDAPEST : 1
  42. .DOHA : 1
  43. .BOSTON (coming)
  44. .ABUDHABI (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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The new gTLD info for Monday, March 21st

Today, we found a very good infographic with interesting figures: a must read. ajob related to new gTLDs is posted in the Newsletter as well as our weekly report related to Cities new gTLDs.
  • .AFRICA new gTLD: the end of the Line?
  • Buyer beware: what do ‘The Brady Bunch’ and new gTLDs accept in common?
  • Job: sales agent based in Gibraltar: "We offer you the opportunity to grow with unlimited earning potential, successful agents can realistically earn over 100K annually."
  • Multiple registry confirms link to Registrar with a mass new gTLD development project;
  • Premium .BERLIN domain names seem to be for sale (in Deutsch);
  • Report: new gTLDs related to Cities;
  • In French: "Les chiffres des extensions internet francophones";
  • March new gTLD update by major Corporate Registrar;
  • Infographic: which new gTLD matter?
    • ICANN and gTLDs;
    • ICANN’s High Expectations for Transaction Fees;
    • Some new gTLDs that are selling well:
      • .berlin;
      • .club;
      • .xyz.
    • Some new gTLDs that are selling poorly:
      • .airforce;
      • .rodeo;
      • .gripe.
    • Various Revenue Problems:
      • Registry Fees Also Fall Short for ICANN;
      • Registrar Transaction Fee Fails;
      • A Three-Pronged Problem.
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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:
  • .XYZ
  • .TOP
  • .CLUB
  • .GDN (again)
  • .VIN
Read the complete report @Nameshield

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Friday, March 18, 2016

The new gTLD info for Friday, March 18th

Today is Friday and, like most Fridays, there's not much information related to new gTLDs so when this happens I do an advanced search on Google and here is what I found:on the 286,000 results found,  jovenet.consulting appears on first page of Google's results when searching for any site in the .CONSULTING domain name extension (and I have no idea why). I did the same with .VOTE and guess what I found...
  1. The latest .TUBE Registry website was launched;
  2. New gTLDs make up 10.5 percent of UDRP disputes;
  3. The IANA transition: a mirage? (The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) is responsible for the global coordination of the DNS Root where new gTLDs are installed);
  4. Complete list of TLDs maintained by the IANA;
  5. What is the Intellectual Property Constituency?
  6. Hugo Boss leads UDRP filings list as cybersquatting trends are revealed;
  7. Useful - How do you search indexed websites from a certain new gTLD in Google?
  8. ICANN55: Summary of Main points;
  9. .EARTH new gTLD: it's time to officially brand Earth;
  10. More coming.
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Thursday, March 17, 2016

The new gTLD info for Thursday, March 17th

These are the NEWS we collected today. We would like to inform our seriously increasing number of readers that we often update each post of the day with more NEWS.
Since we send our Newsletter at night, you can be sure to find all links to entire content in your email once you have subscribed.
  1. Coming: the .MOI new gTLD: "moi" is the name of a Village in Romania, it also means "me" or "myself" in French;
  2. It will cost $129 (at least) for a 2 letter .SKI domain names (example of .SKI domain name);
  3. 4 new gTLD events added to Calzone;
  4. The US Court Has Granted an Interim Relief on .AFRICA new gTLD;
  5. Socks Sells! Meet ManBrands.club;
  6. A Premium new domain name taken back by Registrar?
  7. In French - "Car Brands: are they taking a leading role in the new Internet?"
  8. LOL: http://trumps.sucks
  9. Meetup.NYC: all changes happening in the NYC digital space;
  10. Why does the Trademark Clearinghouse prohibits the registration of marks containing a "."?
  11. Draft report on New gTLD Program Safeguards Against DNS Abuse;
  12. HOT - According to new gTLD applicants, the Spamhaus report is “wholly inaccurate”
  13. More coming...
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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The new gTLD info for Wednesday, March 16th

Today, there is an extremely interesting article related to new domain names and Search Engine Optimization with a concrete example that ranking in search engines can go up due to new gTLDs.
  1. Car Brands: are they taking a leading role in the new Internet?
  2. New domain name auction: more than €20,000 and hosting.club sold for €3,950;
  3. Get on the Right Side of the ".";
  4. Report - Update: new gTLDs related to SPORT
  5. Charter Approved to Review All Rights Protections Mechanisms in All Generic TLDs;
  6. Startup raises $1M using a .CLUB domain names;
  7. Case figure - Changing to a new descriptive domain name: "We have observed direct evidence that the site’s overall search engine rankings have gone up".
  8. In French - Le nom de domaine, inutile à l’heure des services Web gratuits ?
  9. Website designed for Chinese domain name buyers: the Zhongwen Club;
  10. Domain names ending in .EARTH to gain momentum;
  11. More content at 8PM tonight: subscribe to receive our Newsletter.
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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The new gTLD info for Tuesday, March 15th

Today, I read that there will be a .MOBILE new domain name extension and this captures my attention because there is a MOBI new gTLD already. It was launched many years ago and there are 725,000 domain names registered in this extension (more or less). There were 3 applicants for this extension (check here for the list: "ICANN new gTLD Application Results").
I wonder...who will buy domain names ending in ".MOBILE"? The question was raised recently at another "Multiple Registry" who applied for domain name extensions that will probably sell very few domain names so...why would someone apply for such domain name extension?
I checked figures and I am now certain that it is worth applying for a new gTLD for a speculation purpose. I mean by this that you can earn more money selling a domain name extension in an auction rather than launching the Registry itself and try to sell domain names. Could it be what we are talking about here?
  1. Weekly report - New gTLDs related to Companies;
  2. Resolved: the .MOBILE contention set;
  3. The Nameshield Group was in Brussels and spoke to .BRUSSELS and .GENT new gTLDs;
  4. Launching a Startup? Consider new gTLDs;
  5. Direct link to new gTLD contention sets;
  6. Mistake in this applicant's new gTLD application,
  7. Uber on a bike = now.bike
  8. More coming for tonight's Newsletter.

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Monday, March 14, 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: 76 391 domain name registrations
  2. .LONDON : 64 044
  3. .BERLIN : 59 652
  4. .TOKYO : 47 443
  5. .AMSTERDAM : 24 896
  6. .KOELN : 24 652
  7. .HAMBURG : 24 424
  8. .MOSCOW : 21 281
  9. .PARIS : 21 063
  10. .CITY : 18 896
  11. .МОСКВА (xn--80adxhks) : 18 381
  12. .MIAMI : 14 417
  13. .VEGAS : 13 960
  14. .WIEN : 13 849
  15. .QUEBEC : 8 882
  16. .SYDNEY : 8 579
  17. .MELBOURNE : 8 567
  18. .BRUSSELS : 6 471
  19. .COLOGNE : 5 318
  20. .CAPETOWN : 4 358
  21. .TOURS : 4 315
  22. .NAGOYA : 4 117
  23. .JOBURG : 3 364
  24. .GENT : 3 180
  25. .YOKOHAMA : 3 175
  26. .TOWN : 2 599
  27. .TAIPEI : 2 552
  28. .OKINAWA : 2 533
  29. .DURBAN : 2 461
  30. .RIO : 1 240
  31. .OSAKA : 491 (0)
  32. .KYOTO : 338
  33. .ISTANBUL : 223
  34. .IST : 216
  35. .BOSTON (coming)
  36. .BARCELONA (coming)
  37. .BCN (coming)
  38. .DUBAI (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. Please note that ".tours" (a French city) was added to the list.

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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 = 44 340
  2. .MENU = 6 764
  3. .RESTAURANT = 5 706
  4. .KITCHEN = 6 215
  5. .BAR = 4 696
  6. .COOKING = 3 174
  7. .RECIPES = 3 546
  8. .CATERING = 3 258
  9. .REST = 1 416
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 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 = 52 689
  2. .PICS = 32 147
  3. .PHOTO = 26 299
  4. .PHOTOS = 19 751
  5. .VIDEO = 13 920
  6. .STUDIO = 8 110
  7. .PICTURES = 6 719
Source: ntldstats.com

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

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The new gTLD info for Monday, March 14th

There's often a lot of information related to new gTLDs on Monday and Monday is also the day when we publish new domain names registration volumes.
  1. New gTLDs and Consensus;
  2. Record Breaker: $3.6M .CLUB Premium domains sold;
  3. Article: "How US Court scuttled plans to delegate DotAfrica gTLD at #ICANN55 in Morocco";
  4. How new gTLDs are building better brands;
  5. Recently delegated (new gTLD) strings;
  6. How Many New gTLDs Remain To Be Launched?
  7. New domain names search stats;
  8. Statistics:
    1. New gTLDs related to Catering;
    2. New gTLDs related to Photography;
    3. Interesting - New gTLDs related to Cities
  9. More coming during the day: final update at Night in your 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 ".auto", ".club", ".vision", ".tickets"...

This week, we focus on:
  • .GDN new gTLD
  • .TECH
  • .WEBSITE
  • .TOP
  • .ARCHI
  • .PLACE
Read the complete report @Nameshield

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