Wednesday, June 13, 2012

New gTLDs on French TV with Jean Guillon ;-)

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Can you imagine you are asked by a journalist to give an example of a new gTLD? I could have spoken about any French new gTLD and I chose the .PLOMBIER! (plumbery in English).
(sorry for the 20s of advertising).

Digital Archery: increase chances to be in batch 1

I watched and listened to Rob Beckstrom today on the "Reveal Day" event. He was asked by a journalist about Digital Archery and did not seem to see a problem with the external service providers offering a solution to increase chances to be in batch one.

Key-Systems offers a solution and charges only for first batch hits. If it increases chances to be in batch one and gives the TLD a realistic chance to start registrations in 2013, it can be an opportunity to start selling domain names earlier.

More on Digital Archery with Key-Systems here.

Complete list of new gTLD applicants

The list of new gTLD applicants is now available to download.


View the list of applicants on the ICANN web site or download it here.

Reveal Day | Watch the Event | ICANN

Reveal Day | Watch the Event | ICANN

New gTLDs: first results!

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) received a total of 1930 pplications, after refunds, for new generic top-level domains.
  • 1846 of those are “standard” applications.
  • 84 are designated as “community-based”.
Of the 1930,
  • 66 have designated themselves as geographic name applications.
  • 116 applications are Internationalized Domain Names, or IDNs, using non-Latin scripts.
  • 3 applicants seek support through ICANN’s Applicant Support Program.
Applications were received from 60 countries.

Using ICANN’s definitions of the world’s regions, which can be viewed on our website:
  • 911 applications came from North America.
  • 675 from Europe.
  • 303 applications are from the Asia-Pacific region.
  • 24 are from Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • 17 from Africa.
Some domain names have been applied for by more than one applicant.
There are 230 domain names for which at least two applications were submitted, involving a total of 751 applications. will close today

The list of new gTLD applicants will be published today by ICANN in London.

This list, expected for years by the entire new gTLD industry, will be the "official" and only one, therefore I will stop maintaining and redirect this "directory"to the list published by ICANN.

Since 2009, it has been a "hunting game" to list information on this web site and I can tell I often received a daily email from Google Analytics which informed me there had been more than 200 page views. Not a lot...but as you can see on the curve above, I sometimes went above 1200 visits a day.

Any original idea of what I could do with this domain name now is welcome (this also applies for and

Time to turn a page ;-)

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