Friday, January 1, 2016

The new gTLD info of the day (New Year's Eve)
Those old predictions ;-)
"20 Million New gTLD Domain Names by 2016" (dated 2014)
Earlier this week, Sameet Sinha, Sr. Equity Research Analyst at B. Riley & Co., published a research report on the new gTLD business and Rightside.

It seems like 2015 blew by before we even had a chance to take it all in. But now’s the perfect time to breathe and reflect on the year that was. The fact that it went by so fast doesn’t mean 2015 wasn’t full with activity at Rightside. Just take a look at this laundry list of achievements and happenings

ICANN: A Year in Review and a Look Ahead
2015 was a year that ICANN and its community were immersed in the work necessary to execute the impending IANA Stewardship transition and the accountability reforms it necessitated. However, there were a number of additional developments and progress made on a variety of topics. Here are five notable developments from 2015 and a look at what’s ahead for the new year:
  1. New gTLDs 
  2. Subsequent New gTLD Rounds 
  3. Inaugural GDD Summit
  4. Fadi Chehad√©’s Departure Announcement
  5. .SUCKS
  6. Looking Ahead to 2016
Using new domain names
List of live website using new domain name extension.

We were all wrong about new gTLDs
(but this person was right) has ICANN and everyone else involved with promoting and trying to sell ICANN's new gTLDs (new generic top-level domains).

Do You Own Any New gTLD Domain Names?
The new gTLD domain name program continues to be one of the most polarizing topics in the domain space. It seems that there are passionate people who feel strongly for or against the new gTLD domain names.

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

Most recent Trademark Clearinghouse Sunrise Period announcements

.BRAND new gTLD Reports are updated once a month: CLICK HERE !