Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The new gTLD info for Wednesday

.security names priced at $3,000
.theatre at $750 may be best known for its budget .xyz gTLD, but its portfolio is increasingly leaning toward the super-premium end of the industry price range.

French Breakfast
Trademarks to gather in Paris to talk new gTLDs and Brand protection.

In 2016, New Top-Level Domains Go Mainstream
.buzz enters 2016 with just under 10,000 domain registrations. Business, travel and entertainment domains make up 40+% of .buzz registrations.

Rightside’s new .family domain extension
Domain name operator Rightside introduced the .family extension on Wednesday with a push toward encouraging families and brands to embrace the warm and fuzzy feelings such an online address would presume.

Cars gTLD launch clears $1 million in EAP
There was a small turn-out for the premium launch of .cars, .car and .auto gTLDs, but the registry says it cleared over $1 million in revenue.

List of delegated strings
After completing the New gTLD Program, a new gTLD becomes part of the Internet when it is delegated. This means it is introduced into the Internet's authoritative database, known as the Root Zone. is a list of bookmarks Jean Guillon created to find links related to new gTLDs.

.boston was a “distraction”, says gTLD seller
The Boston Globe newspaper decided to offload the gTLD after its new owners decided it was a “distraction”.

What's the feedback on .feedback?
If you follow my posts, you'll know I'm not a big fan of .sucks but .feedback is a different matter and has been on general release now for a day now (today being the 2nd day).

How Kred is promoting and connecting influential CEOs with
Kred has given CEOs a place to connect and tools to promote themselves with their platform. The whole concept is just evolving and will even be localised with for example a page for New York CEOs wanting to connect and profile themselves.

Major brands sign up for .sucks
Apple, Pfizer, Walmart and IBM are among the major brands that have registered for a .sucks domain, according to the domain’s registry Vox Populi.

ICANN program statistics
(updated weekly)
  • Application Statistics: Overview
  • Contention Resolution
  • Contracting
  • Pre-Delegation Testing (PDT)
  • Breakdown: Delegation Statistics
  • gTLD Startup Statistics
  • Claims

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

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