Friday, July 1, 2016

As many ".gdn" domains as ".com" registered

This week is interesting: The GENERIC new gTLD report (updated on Fridays) was improved. As  like to say it, I am no web designer and for this reason, the report is ugly...but figures are there. This week, there were 46,628 new ".gdn" domain names registered" and 48,818 ".com"...only.
  1. The .GAY new gTLD to lose its third appeal;
  2. HOT - GENERIC new gTLDs: registration volumes;
  3. MPAA's domain name "policing" results in first suspensions;
  4. .BRAND - www.parapharmacie.leclerc has launched;
  5. Registration volumes:
    1. New gTLDs related to CARS (coming);
    2. New gTLDs related to HEALTH (coming).
  6. Donuts reveals positive results from MPAA partnership;
  7. ICANN - GAC Communiqué from Helsinki, Finland:
    1. Protection of Geographic Names in New gTLDs;
    2. Next-Generation gTLD Registration Directory Services;
    3. Community-based gTLD Applications;
    4. Future gTLDs Policies and Procedures;
    5. Two-letter country/territory codes at the second level (ie: www.fr.food);
    6. Use of 3-letter codes in the ISO-3166 list as gTLDs in future rounds (ie: www.whatever.and);
    7. Protection of IGO Names and Acronyms;
  8. Article - ICANN will not terminate new gTLD Registries;
  9. More coming.
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