Monday, October 30, 2023

New gTLDS from Microsoft and Amazon

The ICANN TLD Startup information page was just updated with information from Microsoft and Amazon. Unfortunately, the teal in charge of setting up this page does not mention what the updates are until one is able to dig on the ICANN website to find the information. Apparently, not much is going on for the .BRAND Top-Level Domains listed from Microsoft but two TLDs from Amazon updated their Trademark claims periods.

Microsoft new gTLD updates:

  1. .AZURE
  2. .BING
  6. .XBOX
ICANN TLD Startup Information page

Amazon new gTLD updates:

  1. .書籍” is a TLD in Japanese language characters that mean “book” in English (surprisingly, it is a Chinese language character too).
  2. .ファッション” is a TLD in Japanese language characters that mean “fashion” in English.
The two Trademark claims periods end on 04 February 2025. The strange thing about these two is that they are not even listed on the official Amazon Registry website.

Saturday, October 21, 2023

New gTLD: a few things I noticed in October 2023

A fast note about what I noticed in the new gTLD world recently:

  • Amendment to .ONE new gTLD.
  • Renewal notice for .BERLIN new gTLD.
  • Revocation Report for .CITYEATS
  • Revocation Report for .FRONTDOOR
  • .BOT new gTLD, Trademark Claims Period: 30 October 2023 to 30 January 2024.
  • The .DESI new gTLD was transferred to a proposed Emergency Back-End Registry Operator Program - ICANN.
  • The .FLICKR new gTLD was granted the status of ".BRAND". If the date does not exactly match, it is because the info was updated laitely.
  • The .CEO new gTLD was acquired by a third party.
  • The GAP Trademark; just dropped 2 dotBrand new gTLDs:
    • the .BANAREPUBLIC Top-Level Domain and,
    • the .OLDNAVY Top-Level Domain.
  • The .SCA new gTLD was terminated.

Friday, October 13, 2023

The .CEO new gTLD was just acquired, let's keep an eye on this one

As announced in this press release, the .XYZ Registry just acquired another Top-Level Domain, the .CEO new gTLD. 

If this information is of interest for very few, what is interesting here is that .XYZ and its team can be good at developing registries: the .XYZ domain name extension counts 3,678,385 domain names created and it is the new gTLD with the highest volume of domain names created since the first round of the ICANN news gTLD program in 2012.

The .CEO Top-Level domain is a niche TLD dedicated to Chief Executive Officers "only" and counts 3,768 domain names today (Octover the 13th, 2023). Let's have a look at this publication in exactly 6 months to check if the extensions kept developing or not.

Below a screenshot from with numbers dated October the 13th 2023: 

Click to enlarge.

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