Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The new gTLD info for Tuesday, May 24th

Today, I noticed interesting moves withing the financial industry (from a "new gTLD" point of view). In our new gTLD report related to FINANCE, we do not list generic Top-Level Domains only, we also list ".brand" new gTLD applicant domain name registration volumes. It means that some Trademarks applied for their own domain name extension: we also call them ".BRANDs" or "dotbrands". In our report, we have listed them with a little "®" sign so they are easy to identify.
In this week's report (see week 21):
  1. The .BLOOMBERG new gTLD has now 120 new domain name registrations (73 last week);
  2. The .FOREX has 84 (54 the two previous weeks before);
  3. The .PICTET has 76 (29 the previous week);
  4. The .CFA has now 52 (only 4 last week);
  5. The .NADEX has 51 (only 2 last week).
When a ".brand" new gTLD starts to register so many domain names, it is often the sign that the strategy is finalized and the Trademark really starts to deploy its domain names.

News
  1. Sunrise Period - The .MOI new gTLD Sunrise starts soon: Wednesday, 1 June, 2016;
  2. HOT - .Sports IRP Panelist: “odor of corruption and impropriety” with .AFRICA;
  3. Reports: 
    1. New gTLDs related to COMPANIES (sent in the Newsletter); 
    2. New gTLDs related to the LAW
    3. New gTLDs related to FINANCE; 
    4. New gTLDs related to COLORS.
  4. Article - The New .ENERGY Address;
  5. Updates: .BRAND stories was updated with more new gTLD stories; 
  6. Article - Retailers Take Notice: Will Customers .shop at Your .store?
  7. Three new gTLDs were just delegated: 
    1. .REALESTATE 
    2. .SHOP
    3. .AETNA
  8. Article - The largest new domain name owner is now...Chinese;
  9. Joke of the day - Icann.guru is for sale on Sedo
  10. Is the .BERLIN Registry open to German investors only?
  11. Report - New gTLD Utilization Report – May 2016;
  12. More coming during the day: subscribe (free).

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