Monday, June 27, 2016

An offer received for a new domain name?

Just like many people involved in new gTLDs or domain names, I put domain names on sale: sometimes to learn about selling platforms and sometimes to try to sell get rid of a domain name. To be honest...I never receive offers and the reason for this might because the domains that I sell are of no interest. Recently, I bought 2 ultra generic domain names in complete unknown domain name extensions: both have less then 4,000 registrations. The reason why I am writing about this is that I just received an offer for one of them and checking the stats of the other...there is incoming traffic to the page where it is offered: something that I rarely saw before. Is this the solution to sell domain names on Internet?

News
  1. Article - Assessing Current Generic New gTLDs;
  2. Article - Are brands convinced by the pull of new gTLDs?
  3. Article - There are so many powerful ways to use the dotBrand;
  4. ICANN56: Core issues;
  5. Two more new gTLDs were delegated:
    1. The .FARMERS domain name extension;
    2. The .FEDEX new gTLD.
  6. ICANN56 - in Helsinky - has started;
  7. New domain names registration volumes:
    1. New gTLDs for French speaker: the Nameshield report;
    2. New gTLDs related to CITIES;
    3. New gTLDs related to CATERING;
      (2 new entries in the Catering report)
    4. New gTLDs related to PHOTOGRAPHY.
  8. French - DNS News n°218 (June 2016): a crazy year:
    1. Etat statistique des nTLDs au samedi 25/06/16 (données publiées);
    2. La déferlante du .XYZ;
    3. Lutte au couteau en Chine;
    4. Le Côté Obscur;
    5. Gouvernance de l’Internet, entre le «Pourquoi pas ?» de la NTIA et le «Pourquoi donc?» des sénateurs américains.
  9. There is a group (at ICANN?) which deals with Universal Acceptance;
  10. More coming during the day.
Nameshield Corporate Registrar: Corporate domain name portfolio management
The Nameshield Group: Registry, Corporate and Retail Registrar

Most recent Trademark Clearinghouse Sunrise Period announcements

Assessing Current Generic New gTLDs

If we are already familiar with new generic Top-Level Domains from the ICANN new gTLD program, also called "new gTLDs", are we just as familiar with these new domain name extensions, which are called "generic" and which could be an alternative to the existing ".com" domain name extension?

As the list of new gTLDs is very long, we can easily say that there is a Top-Level Domain for any kind of business: a ".club" for Clubs, a ".news" for News, a ".dentist" for Dentists, a ".actor" for Actors, etc… But what about these domain name extensions which could become an alternative for the already very popular ".com" domain names?

Read my latest article on CircleId.

Nameshield Corporate Registrar: Corporate domain name portfolio management
The Nameshield Group: Registry, Corporate and Retail Registrar

Most recent Trademark Clearinghouse Sunrise Period announcements

Register your Trademark using an agent.