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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