Wednesday, April 5, 2017

New gTLDs and City names

The city of Istanbul gains more than 1,000 new domain registrations in one month, with its .ISTANBUL new gTLD. Three cities have sticked to the red for the past 3 months and keep losing registrations. Six cities are "in the blue" and have kept gaining more registrations for the past two months.

Eight cities just...don't want to launch and have one single domain name registered. One of them, the city of Boston and its .BOSTON new gTLD, should launch soon.

The .SYDNEY new gTLD passed the 10,000 new domain name registrations: "Congrats".

We are comfortable with adding the .TOURS new gTLD as a city name since this French city, also called "Le Jardin de la France" ("The Garden of France"), has a population of 140,000.

The domain name extensions concerned are:
  1. .NYC
  2. .BERLIN
  3. .LONDON
  4. .TOKYO
  5. .CITY
  6. .AMSTERDAM
  7. .KOELN
  8. .HAMBURG
  9. .MOSCOW
  10. .PARIS
  11. .ISTANBUL
  12. .МОСКВА (xn--80adxhks)
  13. .WIEN
  14. .VEGAS
  15. .IST
  16. .MIAMI
  17. .SYDNEY
  18. .MELBOURNE
  19. .QUEBEC
  20. .BARCELONA
  21. .BRUSSELS
  22. .TOURS
  23. .COLOGNE
  24. .CAPETOWN
  25. .NAGOYA
  26. .YOKOHAMA
  27. .GENT
  28. .JOBURG
  29. .TAIPEI
  30. .OKINAWA
  31. .TOWN
  32. .DURBAN
  33. .RIO
  34. .OSAKA
  35. .KYOTO
  36. .DUBAI
  37. .BCN
  38. .MADRID
  39. .STOCKHOLM
  40. .HELSINKI
  41. .BUDAPEST
  42. .DOHA
  43. .ABUDHABI
  44. .BOSTON
The April 2017 full report is available here.

We are open to add more city names, no matter if they are a generic string with multiple meanings. Forward the names to us. Thank you.

Latest new gTLD NEWS

These are the contents related to new gTLDs that we published a link to, in our latest gTLD.club Newsletters:
  1. The .FILM namespace is a viable new gTLD;
  2. Spotlight on the .CAM new gTLD;
  3. China approves more gTLDs;
  4. Interesting - How SHARP uses its ".sharp" domains;
  5. The .RADIO Launch timeline has been updated;
  6. Events:
    1. Webinar on Geographic Names: 25 April 2017;
    2. The AFNIC Forum: 18 May 2017.
  7. A new domain was sold for $183,000;
  8. HOT - Innovation in new gTLDs;
  9. .VIP and geographic gTLDs update;
  10. Bloomberg Loses URS?
  11. .BASKETBALL domains are live;
  12. URS is fast and cheap, but…
  13. HOT - Les modèles des nTLDs: questionnement;
  14. From $111 .BET Premium to a $6,500 sale;
  15. Search Engine Optimisation for .BRAND domains;
  16. HOT - Experts agree, nTLDs are as good as any other TLDs for SEO rankings;
  17. Can (and Should) Failed New gTLDs Be Saved?
  18. Almost 10% Of New gTLD Registrations In Upcoming Delete Status;
  19. Brand TLD Market Brief – March 2017;
  20. Country Bias in new top level domains;
  21. HOT - Studying .BRAND New gTLDs;
  22. LOL - When is the next round?
  23. HOT - The Dot Brand Observatory: a "date" is not the only question anymore;
  24. Registry wins .AFRICA domain battle;
  25. Want a .MAKEUP domain?
  26. Your Guide to Brand Top-Level Domains;
    1. What Are Brand TLDs?
    2. Why Now?
    3. What does the program status look like today?
    4. Why Many Big Brands Are Making the Move
    5. Cost Benefit
    6. What are domain names worth?
    7. What does it cost to protect a brand?
  27. Donuts tries the dirt-cheap domain model;
  28. Rightside changes brand blocking service for new TLDs;
  29. New gTLD Public Comment Opportunities.
We look for one single sponsor to which we will offer exclusivity on all contents and publication platforms until - and during - the next round of the ICANN new gTLD program. For details please see this offer.

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