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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I See You : New generic top level #domain #ICU ready for launch

A new generic gTLD is about to launch: dot .ICU which is an obvious acronym for “I See You.” Dot .ICU is a domain extension operated by ShortDot SA, an Internet domain registry based in Luxembourg. With offices in Luxembourg City and in Singapore, the company aims for a global reach and approach. Dot .ICU […]

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#Satanism? #ICANN decision outrages the faithful with introduction of dot .666

ICANN approved the application of dot .666, a new gTLD aimed at establishing a global educational network on apocryphal studies, per its application details. It’s the first such approval in the new year, 2018. Often cited as “the mark of the beast,” the triple six number strikes a bad note with the religious faithful around […]

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gTLD #domains : Dot .Boston surpasses dot .Africa

A few weeks ago, we noted the irregular climb of dot .Boston, after several strategic acquisitions by Epik sent .Boston soaring. In mid-December, registrations for dot .Boston crossed 20,000 domains, with a single day jump of 10,000 domain names. With this big leap in registrations, most of which appear to have ended up at Epik […]

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Epik move : DigitalTown dips into dot .Boston inventory with strategic domain acquisitions

ICANN-accredited domain registrar, Epik, operates DigitalTown, a corporate entity that leverages geo-domains and the construction of city-centric portals. Rob Monster, founder of both Epik and DigitalTown, is a busy entrepreneur, for sure. The recent launch of dot .Boston is the latest geographical gTLD, for the city of Boston. Its launch has been satisfactory, according to […]

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New gTLD tally : Dot .Africa surpassed 10,000 domain names

The continent-specific new gTLD, dot .Africa, surpassed 10,000 domain registrations in September. According to ntldstats, the current number of .Africa domains is almost 11,000. That’s almost double the number of dot .Africa domain registrations in August. The largest dot .Africa registrar is Tucows, with almost 2,250 .Africa domain names. This is great news for businesses […]

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Doom.games : New gTLD domain in the hands of id Software via the UDRP process

It was doomed from the get-go, for the new gTLD domain, Doom.Games. Doom, the classic 1990’s game that spawned a long franchise that continues to this day, is also a registered trademark of 20 years. Dot .Games is a former gTLD of Rightside, now wholly owned by Donuts, Inc. The game’s creators, id Software LLC, […]

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Dot .Boston surpasses 2,000 domain registrations on general availability day

The dot .Boston gTLD is the latest city domain to enter general availability. Less than 8 hours later, it has surpassed 2,000 domain registrations, we were told. Victor Pitts of MMX, the Registry behind dot .Boston, highlighted the launch’s quick rise, earlier today: “We are LIVE with .BOSTON registrations. 1400 domains registered in 1st 120 […]

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Mr.Green : Gambling company files UDRP against ultimate domain brand

Mr Green Ltd., an online gambling and sportsbook activities company, established its brand 10 years ago. Operating from the domain MrGreen.com, the Malta-based corporation is publicly traded. The parent company, Mr Green & Co AB, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm’s main list. Mr Green Ltd. appears to have filed […]

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Non-com sightings : Dot .Space domain makes its virgin appearance

Here at DomainGang we keep track of non-com domains “in the wild,” sharing plenty of user-submitted web sites. Operating a business or other web site on a new gTLD or alternative ccTLD, is becoming natural, and today’s submission comes from the Baltic city of Riga, Latvia. Eagle-eyed Alexander Schubert provided us with the .taxi sighting, […]

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