Friday, July 8, 2016

Is the ".com" old gTLD losing appeal?

This week, the GENERIC new gTLD report - a report focusing on challengers of the ".com" domain name extension, shows that there are less ".com" registrations than the week before: it also means that the ".com" Registry is losing registrations. Is the increasing volume of new domain name registered the reason of this?

New:
  1. 12 Reasons Why Chinese TLDs Are Good For Brands and Businesses;
  2. Article - Following ".republicans" and ".democrats" everywhere!
  3. $0.99 for ".club" domains until the end of July;
  4. Six new gTLDS were just delegated:
    1. The ".GODADDY" domain name extension;
    2. .XFINITY
    3. .COMCAST
    4. .GODADDY
    5. .MITSUBISHI
    6. .FUJITSU
  5. HOTGENERIC new gTLDs registration volumes;
    (for the first time".com" domain name registration volumes are in the red)
  6. Registration volumes:
    1. New gTLDs related to HEALTH;
    2. New gTLDs related to CARS.
      (a new dotBRAND new gTLD has entered the report)
  7. Do you even need keywords on the page to rank anymore?
  8. The World's Most Abused TLDs;
  9. I Owned 17 Single Letter/Number .TUBE Domains Today Until The Registry Took Them Back;
  10. More coming.
Most recent Trademark Clearinghouse Sunrise Period announcements

1 comment:

Guillaume Pahud said...

Thanks Jean. I am actually tracking the compared growth of "old" and "new" Top Level Domains, capturing the data from two main available services. This is tracking global "old" or "legacy" gTLD, adding up .com, .net and .biz. The curve shows that it is quite irregular and that one week trend may not be enough to draw strong conclusions. But what's sure is that over a bit more that 2 years, "legacy" TLD grew by 14 million domain names and "new"gTLD grew by 22 million, which is a significant gap !
http://dotstories.com/sharp-increase-in-new-domain-names/

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