Monday, July 4, 2016

Did you check the plural version of your extension?

I came out to wonder how many plural versions of a singular new gTLD do exist. Actually, the list was not so difficult to create and I first thought that there would be very few. In fact, there are 25 of them and this raises questions:
  1. Is there a plural version of the domain name extension I just registered my domain name with?
  2. Should I consider registering my domain name in the plural version of it extension?
  3. What if...I don't do it.
Of course, my answer to question 2 is "yes" and if you want my answer to question 3, "squatting" is the first word that comes to my mind. I build a weekly new gTLD report entitled "Singular and Plural new gTLDs". The report lists all extensions' domain name registration volumes week after week.

  1. The .MOI new gTLD Sunrise Period ends soon;
  2. Court denies ZACR motion for reconsideration on preliminary injunction for DCA;
  3. Registration volumes:
    1. New gTLDs related to CITIES;
    2. New gTLDs related to CATERING;
    3. New gTLDs related to PHOTOGRAPHY;
  4. Report - The CENTR report on ICANN56 in Finland;
  5. The Startup Summit:
    1. Listen to Director General for .GDN Registry;
    2. Listen to CMO of .CLUB Registry.
  6. URS Final determination - The Examiner finds that the Complaint was neither abusive nor contained material falsehoods (;
  7. Study - gTLD pilots paving the way for roll-out;
  8. Six new gTLD were just delegated:
    • ".shangrila" new gTLD;
    • ".zippo";
    • ".香格里拉" (".shangrila" in Chinese);
    • ".cbre";
    • ".ikano";
    • ".pnc".
  9. More coming (you can subscribe here).
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