Friday, July 29, 2016

$135 million for the .WEB new gTLD

We now have a winner for the .WEB new gTLD auction and it appears that he paid 135 million dollars for this acquisition. The .WEB looks like an attractive TLD but there are many generic new gTLDs such as .WEBSITE - .SITE - .ONLINE, etc... We track registration figures of these generic new gTLDs at Jovenet Consulting. The report is updated on Friday.

  1. Winner - Has Verisign bought .Web domain for $135 million?
  2. We have a winner for the .WEB new gTLD auction and he paid $135.000.000,00 for it;
  3. Four Sunrise Periods were just announced:
    1. The .BLOG new gTLD
    2. The .DOCTOR
    4. The .嘉里大酒店 (kerryhotels)
  4. Report - What about the .GAY new gTLD?
  5. Why ICANN chose the wrong applicant for .RADIO;
  6. Rich - What Will ICANN Do with the $135 Million It Just Got for .WEB?
  7. Vistaprint Ltd prevailed with a price of $1 for the .WEBS gTLD;
  8. .VIP end user development not ready yet;
  9. Article - Explore, Benchmark, Launch your Dot Brand;
  10. Multiple Registry increases billing thank to the Chinese market;
  11. Coming - the release all ".link", ".click", ".help", ".mom", and ".lol" domain names in September;
  12. FrenchComment innover dans le monde des extensions Internet ("how to innovate in the new gTLD space");
  13. Neustar and Verisign release earnings, don’t mention .web;
    New gTLD expert Simon Cousins to write about new gTLDs in the Chinese market;
  14. Article - .PHOTOGRAPHY Clicks for a Growing Number of Photographers;
  15. A nice attempt to promote .com domain names :-)
  16. Registration volumes:
    1. Singular VS Plural versions of a new gTLD;
    2. French new gTLD applications;
    3. New gTLDs related to RELIGION;
    4. New gTLDs related to GENERIC TLDs;
    5. New gTLDs related to CARS;
    6. New gTLDs related to HEALTH;
    7. Reports - The complete list of reports can be checked here.
  17. Why I changed to a .SALON new domain name;
  18. Why Verisign paid $135 million for the .web top level domain.
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