Monday, May 11, 2015

Changing of use (listen to new gTLDs)

You read articles about new gTLDs, you see new gTLDs adds on Television and Banners on Internet, but do you listen to new gTLDs?

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Uses are changing
I do not read long articles entirely, unless when they say something new about new gTLDs but I noticed that the way I collect and read the info changes with time. If I would never have turned the radio on in the past unless when in my car, I recently found myself using a new website to listen about new gTLDs information.

What I like to hear about
I like subjects related to new gTLDs and infringements: how to deal with these, solutions using tools from the Trademark Clearinghouse, Registrars and lawyers' advice, etc. I also like news on new Registries and Back-end Registries. I am not so much interested in Domaining but I admit that there is a lot happening in this branch of the new gTLD industry. I also  find interesting reasons why an application is withdrawn, who is going to submit an application in round 2 of the ICANN new gTLD program, which TLD is is going to be, who's who, who's taken a client to who, what are the reasons why an applicant is changing his back-end Registry, who's won a new gTLD auction, who's the genius who had the idea to send his truck with "" banner at INTA 2015, will .WINE and .VIN new gTLDs ever see the day, which TLD is profitable and which will be, etc...

Why I also listen to DomainSherpa
I receive notices of interviews and actually, listening to the one while working is acceptable: it works fine in the background and I frankly admit that I stopped working several times thinking: "I don't believe he said that".
It is time consuming to stop working and watch a show on Internet but listening to it while working does not stop you from working...unless when you hear such thing like: "ןpuɐɥ ʇnoqɐ ǝʞɐɔ ɟo ǝɔǝıd sıɥʇ buıʇıɹʍ ɯɐ ı ʎɐʍ ou sı ǝɹǝɥʇ". an interview, you can't come back on your text and re-write it: what is said is said. There are very good interviews of majors of the new gTLD industry and it is pretty interesting to hear about new names, new service providers or old ones trying to grab a peace of the cake. If you want to be interviewed, try a click on top-left of the website.

If is not about new gTLDs "only", it is a good source for info related to domain names in general. In the latest interview there are two subjects of interest to me:
  1. "Which new gTLDs the Sherpas WON’T be renewing in the upcoming year";
  2. "How today’s new gTLD launch of .Video compares to the established ccTLD .TV".
Listening to the video interviews is possible and works fine in your background but downloading the mp3 audio stream is also made possible. I also suggest to click on the "News" link in the top menu to either view news, or submit yours.

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