Friday, October 14, 2016

New domains acquired by companies

I just read an interesting report focusing on how new domain names (from the ICANN new gTLD program) are used with SEO ("Search Engine Optimization") and it clearly shows that ranking high in Google is not important for ".com" registrants only. For example, 880 domain names from the .CLUB registry are the most visited worldwide in a list of 1 million, this number is increasing (check the report in French). With this in mind, I start to see more and more reports showing that Brands do acquire domain names for their own use and not just to protect these. It is the case for:
  • Huge list of .CLUB domains acquired by companies.
New domain name registration volumes:
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What you missed from our 2 previous Newsletters:
  1. .BRAND: upgrading your small business;
  2. Using Your New gTLD: Two Options to Consider;
  3. Next .CAM Webinar - Monday 17 October 2016, 15:00 [UTC] by the TMCH (register here);
  4. Infographic | 4 Brand TLD Use Cases;
  5. Next DPML Plus Webinar - Tuesday 18 October 2016, 16:00 [UTC] by the TMCH(register here);
  6. HOT - New gTLDs – Aren’t We Forgetting Something?
  7. The .RADIO new gTLD delegated;
  8. ICANN asks for comments on study into new gTLD programme;
  9. The .nyc High-Bid Auctions;
  10. .XXX Asks ICANN For Reduction In Fees From $2 A Domain to $.25;
  11. CSC’s New gTLD Utilization Report – September 2016;
  12. Which Domains Are Used By Chinese Startups?
  13. 2 events coming: Brandsand.Domains and TheName.Show
  14. Creative Ways to Make Your Website Standout (new gTLDs;
  15. AlpNames Selling Famous Four’s New gTLD Domain Names for $.49
  16. PoliticalBank and Monolith Registry Announce Partnership;
  17. An illustrated look at .Online;
  18. Recording DPML Plus webinar;
  19. Donuts Clarifies .Doctor Eligibility;
  20. A Definitive Guide to Using Branded Links (with short new domain names);
  21. .XYZ domain helping to drive growth at CentralNic;
  22. MUST READ - Economic Study on New gTLD Program’s Competitive Effects;
  23. The DNA loses second exec director in a year;
  24. Online Brand Protection In One Convenient Step;
  25. What is the meaning of .com?
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