Monday, December 14, 2015

Monday: the new gTLD info of the day

Buy me on
5 Registry agreements signed:
  1. .BOSTON (10 december);
  2. .CRUISE (10 december);
  3. .FREE (10 december);
  4. .BEAUTY (3 december);
  5. .HAIR (3 december).

Not-Coms End the Year on a High (infographic)
The “not-com” movement has made it to prime time. Hundreds of new domain name extensions—the part to the right of the dot—are available to the general public, with hundreds more on the way.

.WINE: first website spotted
The Jerez DO is the first Designation of Origen, or brand of any kind, in the world to use the newly-available TLD (top-level domain) of .wine, marking an important next level in Sherry Wine’s already well-established internet identity.

China Is Making Domain Name History
Short domains have always been valuable, but if you’re a company today and want to own a short domain name, your price just became a lot higher. And I mean a lot.

.GREEN : Receives Top Google Ranking
However, the movie star was concerned she would lose her top page ranking on Google’s search engines. We assured Daphne Zuniga, star of The Sure Thing and Spaceballs, that the switch would be seamless and that the content from her former .net address could easily be transferred, while keeping her ranking on Google the same.

Below is another look at a few developed sites on the new gTLDs. This week includes one example of using a new G as a shortener, and two examples of companies using a new G for a specialty site, as part of an expansion of their network of sites. Screenshots are linked to the sites if you’d like to check them out for yourself.

For The 1st Time Registry Reserved .POKER Domains In Auction
According to a press release we just received, Afilias, a leading domain registry operator, and RightOfTheDot (“ROTD”), a leader in Internet domain name auctions, sales and consulting, have partnered to offer Super Premium .Poker (“dotPoker”) Internet addresses during the NamesCon 2016 auction in Las Vegas on January 11.

Premium .SKI Domains Hit NamesCon Auction
Some of the most valuable snow skiing and water skiing domain names are being made available for the first time by the .Ski Registry, in the RightOfTheDot / NamesCon live domain Auction being held on January 11, 2016 at 2:00 PM Pacific Time at the NamesCon conference at the New Tropicana Hotel & Casino, online bidding will be available.

Yeah, we’re all familiar with .com, .net and .org. But what about .pizza, .productions, and even, yes, .wtf as a domain extension? These are the cool new kids in town, and the options seem endless. They’re known as “not-coms.”

CSC’s New gTLD Utilization Report – December 2015
Our latest edition of CSC’s New gTLD Utilization Report shows some exciting activity among .brands, with more .brand sites launching and many climbing up the Alexa rankings (including a new entry by Google). We also share some interesting examples of new gTLDs in use and take a closer look at the rapid growth of new gTLDs in China.

Nameshield Corporate Registrar: Corporate domain name portfolio management
The Nameshield Group: Registry, Corporate and Retail Registrar

Most recent Trademark Clearinghouse Sunrise Period announcements

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