Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Richard Li is coming with his own domain name extension(s)

Extract: "...but there will be a ".richardli" new gTLD. One applicant "only" considered submitting an application for his name followed by his family name and I must admit that the person to have provided new gTLD consultancy services was good here becauseRichard Li is writing history".

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Richard Li is coming with his own new gTLD

There will be no ".jeanguillon"...

Why have no stars applied in Round one of the ICANN new gTLD program? We would have expected a ".kanyewest" or a ".kardashian", a ".taylorswift" or the IDN ".beyoncé" but no star submitted an application to become the first, worldwide, to massively propagate his/her popularity offering fans the chance to create websites using their name.

And what about other uses such as a www.rap.kanyewest - - or www.singleladies.beyoncé or just some fan.rihanna, jackie.chan, (wrong example) or again dance.britney ? I already read the announcements on flyers and billboards!

...but there will be a ".richardli" new gTLD
One applicant "only" considered submitting an application for his name followed by his family name and I must admit that the person to have provided new gTLD consultancy services was good here because Richard Li is writing history.

Richard Li is no pop star; Richard Li is a Hong Kong Business Super Star. The Front Page of his websites says: "Now is the time to go out, rather than meandering and relying on existing old models... If there is a vision, you should just go out and do it". Aren't new generic Top-Level Domains an answer to that statement?

A vision
Richard Li did not consider applying for his name only. He and partner companies applied for several TLDs: IDNs and Latin ones:
  1. Since a company has to apply for a new gTLD, ".richardli" was submitted by a company named Pacific Century Asset Management (HK) Limited;
  2. ".pccw" was submitted by PCCW Enterprises Limited;
  3. ".hkt" was submittted by PCCW-HKT DataCom Services Limited;
  4. " .香港電訊" was submitted by PCCW-HKT DataCom Services Limited and then withdrawned;
  5. ".電訊盈科" was submitted by PCCW Enterprises Limited.
Some of Richard Li new gTLD applications were signed this week and should be live very soon. It is the case for the ".RICHARDLI" and ".PCCW". Let' s see how these domain names enter the history...of Internet.

Nearly 10% of all new gTLD registrations are in FFM managed registries!

Earlier today, the number of domain names in Famous Four Media registries surpassed half a million. This equates to nearly 10% of all domains registered under ICANN's new gTLD program.

"We are delighted in rapid growth in the registries under our management" said Andy Churley, CMO of Famous Four Media, the registry management company for 16 new domain extensions. "The go-to-market approach FFM has adopted is clearly striking a chord with the public and to have reached 500,000 registrations in such a short time is a testament to the strong strategy and great staff at FFM."

In 2013, ICANN the body that oversees domain names on the Internet embarked on a massive program of change opening up the domain name space to thousands of new domain endings. Web-addresses can now end in almost any series of letters.

"A great part of the success comes down to the domain endings we manage." continued Churley "People love .PARTY, .SCIENCE and .WEBCAM in particular, these strings have a broad appeal and are words that work in many languages. We are just as excited about the domain endings we will be launching, in particular .DATE and .REVIEW, which we believe share a mass appeal. "

Famous Four Media plans to launch 10 more domain extension in 2015 to augment the six domain endings (.BID, .TRADE,.WEBCAM, .SCIENCE, .CRICKET and of course .PARTY ) that are already available. Domain names can be registered through Famous Four Media's extensive network of ICANN accredited registrars.

A list of Famous Four Media's accredited domain name registrars can be found

Register your .TRADE domain name with Uniregistry.

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