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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