Thursday, April 13, 2017

Latest new gTLD NEWS

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What was said recently:
  1. New gTLDs: Holding ICANN Accountable;
  2. Farewell to new gTLDs;
  3. Combating Five Myths About new gTLDs;
  4. French - Les new gTLD ont-ils de la valeur?
  5. Question: Does Google index the new domain names as “keyword”?
  6. Job: Director, Registry Services;
  7. HOT - Notes for a new TLD round;
  8. Chinese to invade .AFRICA? CEO thinks so;
  9. Major SEO contest won with a new domain name;
  10. Companies losing $10 BILLION by ignoring new gTLDs;
  11. Two new gTLDs were just delegated:
    1. .RUGBY
    2. .HOTELS
  12. The .WALMART new gTLD;
  13. After long wait, .ECO domains roll out this month;
  14. Top 10 Own Over 10% Of All New gTLD’s;
  15. Lack of safeguarding checks leaves children vulnerable to online abuse (.KIDS);
  16. New gTLDs = Amateur Hour;
  17. Cool - "New gTLD" source of info in Japanese;
  18. .CLUB Delivers Huge Sales of over $500,000;
  19. French - Le .AFRICA est ouvert. Titulaires de marques, ne trainez pas!
  20. Should You Use a New Domain For Your Website?
  21. HOT (French) - Les extension Internet identitaires;
  22. IWF calls on more in the domain industry to do the right thing;
  23. .FFEDBACK fires salvo over PICDRP complaint;
  24. New gTLDs are scapegoated for child abuse material;
  25. Have you got the best domain name?
  26. Self Driving Car Company Launches on a .AUTO Domain;
  27. HOT - New gTLDs for Companies;
  28. Major Startup launched with Pocket.Watch;
  29. Coming Sunrise Periods:
    1. .HEALTH
    2. .CREDITUNION
  30. Making new internet domains work for everyone;
  31. How Local are They? (GEO TLDs like .LONDON in the UK, .BERLIN in Germany);
  32. .FUN enters general availability today.

Something wrong with .VIN ?

For the first time since its launching, the .VIN new gTLD loses registrations. If the progression curve of .WINE is an example since it never lost one single registration, the .VIN domain name extensions is to me, the example of an extensions that has difficulties to develop for several reasons:
  1. It is a French term and French wine makers are not fond of Internet so much;
  2. It is poorly marketed: the role of a registry is to operate a TLD, not to market it. A .VIN Registry operated by French wine makers or a similar wine organization, would probably make a difference;
  3. The .VIN new gTLD belongs to an American company and unless I am wrong, we don't speak French in the USA;
  4. The .VIN new gTLD belongs to an American company and unless I am wrong again, French are not fond of American wines. Psychologically speaking, it must be a torture for a French wine company to be buying something related to wine, to an American company but fortunately:
    1. French wine makers don't know about ".VIN" domain names...yet;
    2. French wine makers are a thousand miles away from knowing the registration process of a domain name;
    3. No registrar/registry sells ".vin" domain names during Vinexpo.
Sometimes, losing registrations for a Registry is due to the annual renewal with registrants forgetting to renew or just that period of time when registrants realize that they won't be using a domain name and then, they just drop it.


The domain name extensions concerned  are:
  1. .PUB
  2. .WINE
  3. .BEER
  4. .VIN
  5. .BAR
  6. .GLASS 
  7. .VODKA
  8. .REHAB
  9. .GALLO ®
  10. .BAREFOOT ®

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