Wednesday, May 27, 2015

More .PHOTO than .PHOTOS domains?

Remember Singular vs Plural TLDs?

I  check volumes of new domains once a week and just noticed that there are now more .PHOTO domain names registered (with no 's") than .PHOTOS (with an "s"). It had been the opposite until this week.

New .PHOTOS domain names were launched long before .PHOTO but registrations seem to tend that end-users are registering the singular version of the domain name extension rather than the plural one.

Another reason could be that .PHOTOS is reaching its first year of renewals and Registrants (end-users)could be tempted to drop their domain. Since it was launched first, its Registrants drop their domains before .PHOTO.

Figures:
  • .PHOTO: 18,435 registrations;
  • .PHOTOS: 17,481.
Let's see what happens next week.

Jovenet Consulting is 3 years old...already (new gTLDs).

I want to thank LinkedIn for reminding me that Jovenet Consulting turned 3 a few hours ago.

These past years following the ICANN new gTLD program have taught us many lessons and we are definitely ready for Round two. I won't be introducing Jovenet Consulting here because many of you: friends, clients, partners, service providers have heard from us by word of mouth but for those who wonder what Jovenet consulting is about, here is what we do "in simple words":
  • We talk about new gTLDs;
  • We write Newsletters about new gTLDs;
  • We provide content about new gTLDs to service providers;
  • We write articles about new gTLDs;
  • We help new gTLD projects to develop;
  • We promote new gTLDs on social networks;
  • We help potential applicants find their way in the ICANN new gTLD process;
  • We help open close(d) doors;
  • We complain at ICANN when it is necessary;
  • We congratulate ICANN when it deserves it;
  • We help applicants connect with the right new gTLD service provider;
  • As an independent company, not affiliated with any back-end Registry, we are able to answer all questions.


You noticed? We're about new generic Top-Level Domains "only" and if everything that we do is not expressly explained on our website, it is because every offer, every deal that we have with a customer is a different one.


Independent new gTLD consulting: www.jovenet.consulting.

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