Thursday, December 10, 2015

The new gTLD info of the day (Thursday)

Will new domain name endings affect my website’s SEO?
No. The Webmaster Central blog recently addressed this question and more to make it clear that new domain name endings are not treated any differently than traditional domain name endings like .com or .org. Domain names with new endings are shown in search just like any other domain name. For example, if you search for the business Coffee Club, you will find their URL

Changing Domain Name Ecosystem
The change began with the introduction of new gTLDs a couple years ago (but it’s not the only driver for the change). Legacy TLDs were, if not worried, at least aware of the dramatically increasing number of TLDs in use. And now I’m sure most of the readers are thinking I’m referring to increased competition by the new gTLDs – but that is not the case, the beef is somewhere else.

Trends on the Secondary Market for Domains in the New gTLD Age
Following on from its first white paper on the Secondary Market for Domain Names published in 2010, Afnic has focusing in the latest edition on current issues and trends

Donuts: We are not Going To Deleted New gTLD Extensions
Donuts has responded strongly to debunk the report saying as the largest new gTLD operator they will not be closing down any new gTLD strings.

Why Did Michael Berkens Keep Adult Domains & New gTLDs?
He also revealed that he kept the adult domain names and New gTLDs and plans to launch 2 websites selling these: Adult.Domains and The.Domains.

Request for Proposal: Study About the Domain Name System (DNS) Industry and Business in Africa
The goal of this study is to identify and define the strengths and weaknesses in the industry ecosystem within the region and develop recommendations on how to advance the industry and bring it closer to the opportunities available.

Google Domains pitches new TLDs with Q&A post
Google uses as an example of how new domain names show up in search. It suggests typeing in “coffee club” at Google to see how a new TLD shows up in results, just like a .com domain name does.

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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