Saturday, December 30, 2023

New gTLD reports: that's 12 months!

This is the last new gTLD report from 2023, for a total of 12 reports covering domain name registration volumes' captures according to specific groups, businesses or industries. These 12 new gTLD reports give an idea of how successful registries have been in 2023.

Of course, I keep hearing that "volumes don't matter" but come on: with no volumes, a Top-Level Domain just does not exist. Also: who would invest in a new gTLD project with that idea in mind? 

Check all reports from 2023 at and a happy new year to you!


Friday, December 1, 2023

New generic Top-Level Domains: a few things I noticed in November 2023

In November 2023, some new generic Top-Level Domains "changed status", here is what I noticed:

  • There is an Independent Review Process which is dated 9 June 2019: it is the one about .GCC. The panel was confirmed seven months after it was initiated and as of today: "No hearings are currently scheduled" (more here).
  • Five Top-Level Domains (new domain name extensions) were revoked in November and one was transferred. The revoked TLDs are:
    • the .VOLKSWAGEN new gTLD
    • .اتصالات
    • .ROCHER
    • .KINDER
    • the .PROPERTY Top-Level Domain was transferred.
  • Google Registry launches new .MEME top-level domain (more here).
  • Funny: the .CFD new gTLD is listed in the Registries' Top 10 with more than a million domain names created (more here). 
  • Comments on Preliminary Determination were opened for two Top-Level Domains to be terminated (more here):
    • .XFINITY
    • .COMCAST
  • The TLD Startup information page from the ICANN (that actually very few understand) was updated on seven TLDs (more here):
    • the .BOFA Top-Level Domain
    • .AEG
    • .PICTET
    • .TATOO
    • .FOOD
    • .DIY ("do it yourself")

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