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New domain name registration volumes: all new gTLD reports were updated by Jean Guillon.

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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