Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The new gTLD info for Tuesday, April 26th

I read the Nameshield article on the .MMA new gTLD and sent an email to learn more about the project. Today, I spoke to Mr Daeschner who explained that these domain names will be used mainly by the MMA network of local agencies. This is a long time project and if actual domain names are going to be used as redirections first, it is not impossible that this changes at some point. The interesting info is that MMA has the administrative and technical capacity to tell its agencies to migrate to their ".mma" new domain name. This is an important information because in many cases, such decisions are taken by agencies themselves, not by the headquarters. MMA will wait to see the impact on SEO and wants to take the time to do things. By the way, did you know that the .MMA new gTLD project is a community application?

News
  • Article - Lawyers have a hard time with new domain names;
  • Report - New gTLDs related to Companies. This is the weekly update of domain name registration volumes: which domains would you secure as a company?
  • Nameshield Event - "New gTLDs: an opportunity for Companies" (in Lille - France);
  • Donuts Premium domains: keep an eye on price when transferring to another Registrar;
  • More coming.

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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.

More Cities are in the red this week and this is probably due to holidays worldwide. Domain names from Moscow (in ASCII and IDN Top-Level Domains) keep diving into the red.
  1. The .NYC new gTLD: 76,684 domain name registrations
  2. .LONDON : 64,258
  3. .BERLIN : 58,700
  4. .TOKYO : 48,521
  5. .AMSTERDAM : 25,789
  6. .KOELN : 24,923
  7. .HAMBURG : 24,817
  8. .PARIS : 21,555
  9. .MOSCOW : 19,993
  10. .CITY : 19,195
  11. .МОСКВА (xn--80adxhks) : 17,372
  12. .MIAMI : 14,754
  13. .WIEN : 14,058
  14. .VEGAS : 13,901
  15. .QUEBEC : 8,997
  16. .SYDNEY : 8,771
  17. .MELBOURNE : 8,689
  18. .BRUSSELS : 6,133
  19. .COLOGNE : 5,397
  20. .TOURS : 4 ,632
  21. .BARCELONA : 4,689
  22. .CAPETOWN : 4,411
  23. .NAGOYA : 4,170
  24. .JOBURG : 3,406
  25. .YOKOHAMA : 3,234
  26. .GENT : 3,222
  27. .TAIPEI : 2,662
  28. .TOWN : 2,642
  29. .OKINAWA : 2,614
  30. .DURBAN : 2,461
  31. .RIO : 1,320
  32. .ISTANBUL : 654 (0)
  33. .IST : 602 (0)
  34. .OSAKA : 513
  35. .KYOTO : 386
  36. .BCN : 1
  37. .MADRID : 1
  38. .DUBAI : 1
  39. .STOCKHOLM : 1
  40. .HELSINKY : 1
  41. .BUDAPEST : 1
  42. .DOHA : 1
  43. .BOSTON (coming)
  44. .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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