Rightside video : Combating 5 myths about the new gTLDs

Rightside held a live session yesterday, titled “Combating 5 myths about the new gTLDs.” Along with it, Jebidiah Burnett and Marc Gawith cover some of the most pressing headlines in domains. The acquisition of registrar eNom and what it means for you What makes a good or bad domain name for end users The five […]

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Non-COM domain sightings : Kabit.Vegas rocks the cab bookings

Who cares if the .com is taken? The new Internet namespace allows for the registration and use of meaningful gTLDs, including many local geodomains. We keep track of such “non-com sightings” of domains in the wild, and domain investor Bruce Marler sent us another one from dot .VEGAS. Granted, one needs better than 20/20 vision […]

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Farewell to new gTLDs : Former dot .Cloud executive on sabbatical

The former head of registry operations at dot .Cloud has left the company, and is currently on sabbatical. From that safe spot, Francesco Cetraro, recently blogged about his current views on new gTLDs, innovation, ICANN and other related tidbits. While dot .Cloud recently celebrated its 100,000th domain registration, this is just “numbers,” according to Cetraro: […]

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Donuts, Inc. newsletter : Report on the gTLD state of the industry

Donuts, Inc. is by far the largest new gTLD registry and has sent out its first newsletter about the state of the new gTLD industry. “Donuts is excited to bring information to the domain name investment community with a special focus on new TLD domains.  We offer you this information with the hope that it […]

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Editorial : ICANN and the future of the new gTLDs

Welcome to the March Editorial. Uniregistry’s announcement of a price increase plan, affecting 16 of its 25 commercial gTLDs, created a wave of discussions on a variety of media. The key question was the price increase, and whether it’s ethical, or merely a demonstration of corporate greed. The affected gTLDs are, for the most part, […]

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Uniregistry rolls out $1.99 domain deals for March

Uniregistry is rolling out deep discounts – the ultimate $1.99 domain sale – for March. Select extensions include new gTLDs that are suitable for a variety of projects and businesses, as the .com of your choice is most likely taken. Normally, these domains cost between $9.88 dollars and $29.88 dollars at Uniregistry, but they’re now […]

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The Catholic Church embraces new gTLD registrants as having a soul

In a ground-breaking announcement, the Catholic Church announced late on Sunday that new gTLD registrants are not “soul-less humanoids.” The Holy See officials at the Vatican issued this announcement: “His Holiness, Pope Francis, embraces all other cultures, civilizations and beliefs; it is with pure joy that as of today, we officially embrace, and extend a […]

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The Gucciardo Law Firm : Embracing the value of new gTLDs

In an interview with attorney Charles Gucciardo of The Gucciardo Law Firm, PLLC, Rightside discusses his interest in new TLDs; Mr. Gucciardo apparently spent over $500,000 dollars acquiring new gTLD domains related to his business. How many domains would you estimate that you’ve registered? Sixty to seventy at the moment. As soon as I get […]

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The domain future is now : Donuts rolls out new gTLD campaign

Fresh out of the creative studios of Donuts, Inc., a new campaign titled “The Domain Future is Now” features Paul Stahura. The Donuts, Inc., CEO is operating a virtual reality device and matching controllers. “The campaign by Donuts is meant to promote the future of domains, and how it expands well beyond the minimal options […]

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Frank Schilling and how search engines are killing “clever URLs”

A balanced article on new gTLDs at The Atlantic is tapping Frank Schilling’s feedback, among that of other domain investors. Titled, “How Search Engines Are Killing Clever URLs,” the article focuses on the current state of affairs regarding the adoption of new gTLDs by the general public. Cyrus Namazi, an executive technocrat at ICANN, acknowledges […]

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New gTLDs break the 25 million domain registration barrier

The total number of new gTLD domains has now surpassed 25 million registrations; the milestone indicates strong demand. Currently, the top 10 chart of new gTLD registrations appears as follows: .xyz 6,548,577 domains .top 4,172,918 domains .win 1,058,490 domains .wang 1,043,456 domains .club 846,330 domains .site 534,449 domains .vip 499,320 domains .bid 487,074 domains .online 476,794 domains .link 404,863 domains A recent, […]

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Poll : Why some domainers hate gTLD domains?

Hate is a strong word, but some domain investors really hate gTLD domains. Already pushing 25 million registrations, gTLD domains were introduced by ICANN in early 2014, to expand the Internet namespace. After years of extensive lobbying by ICANN, the roll-out of gTLD domains has allowed individuals, businesses, brands and even investors to find the […]

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