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Terrible #Marketing : One of the #Domain King’s droppings gets re-registered

The Domain King, Rick Schwartz, embraced the registration of meaningful new gTLDs early on in the game. Rick went after gTLD domains where keyword+gTLD formed a pair that made sense. Eventually, the experienced domainer dropped most of these domains, focusing instead on the classic extensions, .com, .net and .org. Terrible.Marketing, one of the Domain King’s […]

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#SpamAssassin and #domains : Which #TLDs are viewed as bad?

If you’re using SpamAssassin to manage your web site’s email traffic, you’re doing it right. Billions of spam emails are being sent out every year, and the proliferation of new gTLDs has given cheap alternatives to legacy TLDs. What are the ones SpamAssassin sees as the most potentially bad? The Spam Assassin rule, KAM_SOMETLD_ARE_BAD_TLD is […]

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Two #Pioneer banks fight it out over the restricted #domain Pioneer.Bank

Two banks, Pioneer Bank of New Mexico, and Pioneer Bank, SSB, are fighting over the domain name Pioneer.Bank. The first bank filed a UDRP claiming that the domain was allocated to the Respondent by the dot .Bank registry during the sunrise period, based on a pending Benelux mark. That trademark thus passed the Trademark Clearinghouse […]

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Victim .fashion : #Dutch railroad campaign uses shocking images on a #gTLD #domain

Dot .fashion is a gTLD operated by MMX, and aimed at fashion fans, designers and merchants. The Dutch railroad company ProRail, however, is using the domain name Victim.fashion creatively. A play on “fashion victim,” the reference to “victim fashion” is a grim insider’s view of fatalities caused by railroad accidents, life-ending events when people ignore […]

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#ICANN shut down inactive #CZDS accounts with no explicit warning

ICANN has moved to shut down inactive CZDS accounts on its data portal, without any explicit warning. The system suffered security breaches in its early days, and is primarily being used to tap into gTLD data and daily registration records. By shutting down dormant CZDS accounts that have not been used in a year, ICANN […]

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#Amazon peoples launch peaceful protest outside #ICANN headquarters opposing new gTLD

The embattled gTLD dot .Amazon has been a thorny issue in ICANN’s side; for a few years now, indigenous Amazon peoples have been blocking its launch. Amazon, the monolithic online retailer, wants dot .Amazon for its own use – just like it owns dot .AWS for its web and cloud hosting services. The Amazon people […]

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#Dynadot : Searching for new #domains promotes a sea of new gTLDs instead of the obvious!

How times have changed. In a sea of new gTLDs, the good old dot .COM appears to be a secondary choice. At least, that’s what Dynadot wants us to believe. As weird as it seems, when searching with the Dynadot tool for available domains, the main list of results contains no less than 20 gTLDs […]

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Millennial #domainer invests in new dot .BRO gTLD

New gTLDs are all the rage these days, although some old school domainers still refuse to accept this new domain world order. Millennial domain investors running Austin or Silicon Valley corporations, are openly investing in new gTLD extensions, and the latest one past the ICANN gates is dot .BRO. Frank “Fritz” Krejewski operates his Santa […]

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Digital #brands in 2018 : City #TLD performance report from #DOTZON Consulting

Digital brands have increased their footprint with the introduction of new gTLDs. German consulting group DOTZON, operates from the domain name Dotzon.Consulting which is a perfect fit for their brand. The company has composed a report on digital city brands, geographical identifiers at the TLD level: “[…] the Digital City Brand is much more than […]

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Dot #ICU : Huge success with Healthcare Providers and #IoT cloud operators

Dot .ICU launched just days ago, and the youngest new gTLD on the planet is already seeing its numbers soar. More than 25,000 .ICU domain names have been registered so far, and the majority of individual registrants are healthcare providers in the US. “We’ve seen tremendous interest in .ICU, which stands for ‘I see you’, […]

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Without a matching #application dot .APP #domains are a waste of money

Speculators rejoiced wildly today, as dot .APP hit general availability. After a week of decreasing prices, down from a shockingly high $10k first day, dot .APP domains can now be registered for a base price, around $20 dollars. Dot .APP is a Google-owned gTLD, and quite promising, what with being promoted to a tech user […]

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How “big brand” companies use branded #domains to increase business

When it comes down to big brands, companies that have a global presence, the use of branded domains is increasing. The use of new gTLDs helps define a solid corporate strategy, and can boost business. Neustar, sponsors of DomainGang, has put together a five point report on exactly that. Titled, “5 ways big brands are […]

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