Wednesday, May 5, 2021

137 more "dotBrand" domains created in April 2021

New .BRAND domain name creations have increased since January 2021:

  1. January 2021: 16,075
  2. February 2021: 16,864
  3. March 2021: 17,111
  4. April 2021: 17,245
  5. May 2021: coming

All reports are updated at the end of each month in the "new gTLD reports" section of Jovenet Consulting.

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Technical Services Sr. Manager (gTLD Expertise)

Genuent is Hiring a Technical Services, Sr. Manager specializing in Domain Name System. This is a Direct-Hire/FTE position with a premiere client based in Los Angeles, CA. If you're a match, please reply or contact tsanchez[at]genuent.com.

Job Summary

The Technical Services Senior Manager is part of a group of gTLD technical experts. The Manager is primarily responsible for managing technical systems related to gTLD registries and registrars, and to provide technical feedback to other departments. The Manager is someone with years of experience in the technical side of a registry and/or registrar of domain names.

Key Responsibilities & Duties

  • Provide Internet systems engineering and technical support (80-90% of the time) and manage technical projects and external relationships (10% of the time), to address operational issues impacting gTLD (generic Top-Level Domain) registries and registrars.
  • Provide level 3 technical support and subject matter expertise to resolve complex systems engineering and technical issues.
  • Serve as a technical resource on Internet system registry and registration services, Domain Name System (DNS) security issues, and Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs).
  • Design technical protocols to facilitate the interaction between the Registries, Registrars, Data Escrow Agents, Trademark Clearing House (TMCH), etc.
  • Provide technical oversight and advice for the gTLD registry accreditation/application process, and the evaluation and consideration of new services through the Registry Services Evaluation Process (RSEP).
  • Manage technical projects involving other internal areas, contractors, and Internet community volunteers.
  • Write detailed reports to document interactions with gTLD Registries and Registrars.
  • Develop and implement processes to streamline operational activities.
  • Guide efforts to integrate programs and processes.
  • As needed, provide support to the Contractual Compliance team to facilitate gTLD Registry compliance with the technical aspects of agreements and policy, to the Policy team for implementation of new gTLD registry policies, and to other teams to resolve issues impacting gTLD Registries and Registrars.
  • Answer questions and assist in the resolution of disputes with Internet registries, registrars and community members.
  • Prepare detailed technical documentation, reports, presentations, and speeches for both internal and external audiences.
  • From time to time, attend and participate in regional and international Internet technical forums and community meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned or requested.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Broad knowledge and experience in Domain Name System (DNS), DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC), Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP), WHOIS/RDAP, and Data Escrow standards.
  • Demonstrated ability in at least one high-level programming language (e.g., Perl, Python, Java).
  • Excellent skills as a power user of Unix systems.
  • Very good English-writing skills in relation to technical documents.
  • Experience using XLM and JSON.
  • Bachelor's or equivalent degree in Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Information Systems, or related field, plus 10 years of progressive, post-baccalaureate experience in the job, or in a technical capacity with a Top-Level Domain (TLD) registry or domain name registrar.
  • Alternatively, will accept a master's or equivalent degree in Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Information Systems, or related field, plus 5 years of experience in the job, or in a technical capacity with a Top-Level Domain (TLD) registry or domain name registrar.
  • Ideally, experience with Internationalized Domain Names for Applications (IDNA).

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience with a bachelor's degree, or 5 years of experience with a master's degree, in Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Information Systems, or related field.
  • Minimum 10 years of progressive work experience in _technical capacity with a Top-Level Domain (TLD) registry or domain name registrar.
  • Values diversity and gives preference to candidates with demonstrated skills in languages in addition to proficient written and spoken English.

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements

  • Work is performed in a normal office environment with limited privacy and some exposure to background noise.
  • Work Location is Los Angeles.
  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally 5% of the time.
Apply here.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

247 more .BRAND domains created in March 2021


Below are the number of .BRAND domain names created since January 2021. These new domain names are dedicated to Trademarks only who submitted an Specification 13 application to the ICANN in the first round of the ICANN new gTLD program:

  1. January 2021: 16,075
  2. February 2021: 16,864
  3. March 2021: 17,111
  4. April 2021: coming.
Globally speaking, more of these domain names are used monthly.

All reports are updated at the end of each month in the "new gTLD reports" section of Jovenet Consulting.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

UPDATE: new gTLD Stats from March 2021

New gTLD reports are monthly captures of domain name registration volumes according to specific groups, businesses or industries.

On the last day of each month, we capture these registration numbers so our readers can see if these increase or decrease. according to the 20 categories listed below.


This method is a good way to see if these domain names meet adoption by consumers or not.

20 reports are updated:
  1. New gTLDs by Trademarks - dotBrand new gTLDs - (.AUDI - .LECLERC - .NRA - etc...)
  2. New gTLDs related to POLITICS (.GOP - .VOTE - .DEMOCRAT - etc...)
  3. New gTLDs related to LUXURY (.YACHTS - .RICH - .CHANEL - etc...)
  4. New gTLDs related to the MUSIC community (.BAND - .HIPHOP - .MUSIC - etc...)
  5. New gTLDs related to CATERING and CULINARY (.RESTAURANT - .PUB - etc...)
  6. New gTLDs related to PHOTOGRAPHY (.PHOTO - .FILM - .ART - etc...)
  7. New gTLDs related to CITIES (.PARIS - .TOKYO - .LONDON - etc...)
  8. New gTLDs related to COMPANIES : extensions a company should keep its eyes on
  9. New gTLDs related to the LAW and LEGAL matters (.LAWYER - .LAW - etc...)
  10. New gTLDs related to FINANCE (.CAPITAL - .FINANCE - .CREDIT - etc...)
  11. New gTLDs related to a COLOR (.BLACK - .PINK - .GREEN - etc...)
  12. New gTLDs related to SPORTS (.RUGBY - .SKI - .BASKETBALL - etc...)
  13. New gTLDs related to ALCOHOL (.WINE - .BEER - .VODKA - etc...)
  14. New gTLDs related to REAL ESTATE (.REALESTATE - .CONDOS - etc...)
  15. New gTLDs related to RELIGION (.CATHOLIC - .CHURCH - .BIBLE - etc...)
  16. New gTLDs related to CARS (.TAXI - .AUTOS - .CAR - etc...)
  17. New gTLDs related to HEALTH (.HOSPITAL - ..DOCTOR - .HEALTH - etc...)
  18. New gTLDs related to ADULTS (.PORN - .SEX - .WTF - etc...)
  19. FRENCH new gTLD applications : these are applications submitted by French companies only;
  20. Singular VS Plural versions of a new gTLD : these are domain name extensions which exist in their singular and plural version (ie: .gift and .gifts).

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Update: the .ZUERICH new gTLD

Something very exciting just happened with the .ZUERICH new gTLD and its 3 ever created domain names. Four Additional Periods were just added:
  • Limited Registration Period: LRP #1 - 1 Apr 2020 to 31 Aug 2020;
  • Qualified Launch Program: QLP #1 - 21 Nov 2017 to 23 Sep 2019;
  • Limited Registration Period: LRP #2 - 30 Sep 2021 to 29 Oct 2021;
  • Qualified Launch Program: QLP #2 - 4 Feb 2021 to 29 Oct 2021.

The .ZUERICH new gTLD was delegated ("launched") more than six years ago by the "Kanton Zürich" (Canton of Zurich).

Saturday, February 27, 2021

.BRAND domain name registration volumes

For the past four years, I have edited new gTLD reports with a focus on volumes of domain name registered according to specific categories: "legal", "catering", "the automobile industry", etc... but I did not cover dotBrand Top-Level Domains: specification 13 applications from the ICANN new gTLD program dedicated to Trademarks and brands.

The listing is already up-to-date for the month of January 2021 and offers to check the number of domain name registered by .BRAND new gTLD applicants. It is a new report that I am launching in 2021.

The following months will also be made available and allow to check if a Trademark, operating its own domain name extension, creates more domain names or...less. 

All reports are updated at the end of each month in the "new gTLD reports" section of Jovenet Consulting.

New gTLD Reports are updated once a month: CLICK HERE !