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 […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
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 […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
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 […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
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, […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
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 […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Microsoft revealed Surface Studio, a revolutionary, slim desktop computer aimed at creative individuals. The product will be rolled out in early 2017 and Microsoft is already taking preorders, although not via the matching .com domain! As SurfaceStudio.com belongs to a company creating backdrops for photographers, Microsoft went with Surface.Studio, a gTLD managed by Rightside. The […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Domain investor and Uniregistry founder, Frank Schilling, made a bold prediction about the future of new gTLDs. Said Schilling: “Registrations of new “not com” endings will out-pace .com and others absent heavy discounting. We’re on track for 50 mil new names by 2019.” This prediction might appear controversial to some, particularly as Frank Schilling’s own […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
These days, almost any word, string or phrase even, has gTLD potential, at a starting price of $185,000 dollars paid to ICANN. Applications go through the approval process, that includes a lot of lobbying before a gTLD is accepted. Sometimes, different parties compete for the same gTLD with multiple applications, which might lead to an […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Did you know there is going to be a dot .DUCK new gTLD? This isn’t a spoof story, unlike this one. SC Johnson, manufacturer of household cleaning products and products for home storage, has applied for several new gTLDs – and dot .Duck is one of them. The product in question, is a toilet-cleaning, duck-shaped […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
New gTLD registry, Donuts, rolled out dot .Group very recently, and it’s already at almost 4,000 registrations. And all this – surprise, surprise – without giving away one cent promos! 😉 There’s no better affirmation of a new gTLD’s worth, other than seeing a major corporation adopt it en masse. Software giant Microsoft registered several […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
It’s a big day today for the domain industry, as two large domain registrars that often clash in the gTLD auctions arena are sharing the same discussion panel. Donuts co-founder, Dan Schindler and Uniregistry founder, Frank Schilling, are attending INTA; the largest conference of IP and trademark professionals here in central Florida. This year marks […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Ah, the wonderful wold of new gTLDs! It’s still perceived as a novelty by some “old school” domainers, but real world sightings of the new generic top level domains are increasing. We keep track of such “in the wild” sightings, some of which are submitted by our eagle-eyed readers. After dot .Church, it’s the turn […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.