Sedo: New gTLD #domain auction coming in July

Sedo, our premium sponsor, has scheduled a new gTLD auction for the coming weeks. During this opening phase, Sedo is inviting the submission of domain names for the following gTLDs exclusively: XYZ ONLINE APP SHOP PRO These, according to Sedo, have been the best-selling new gTLDs during 2021 among their other domain sales. The auction […]

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It’s all about domains: The latest news about new gTLDs

Can you imagine the domain industry without any new gTLDs? The first new gTLD application round was launched on January 12, 2012 introducing more than 1,000 new TLDs—that’s a full decade ago! The opportunities in the namespace are set to increase again: Working behind the scenes is the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO), a policy-development […]

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#ICU doing it : Top #gTLD is using Asian registrars for promo #domain registrations

Dot .ICU is the number one new gTLD currently, with 4.9 million domains. The TLD’s crazy ride, surpassing .TOP and .XYZ along the way, has been aided by some obvious heavy promotion in Asia. Two domain Registrars in particular, West263 International Limited and Web Commerce Communications Limited dba WebNic.cc, account for the bulk increase of […]

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Dot #Monster anomaly : Current #domain registrations spiked by promos?

When gauging the natural growth of a new gTLD, we have to take into account two parameters: the virality of the TLD, and its rate of growth over time. We took a look at dot .Monster, a recently introduced new gTLD. Between the March launch and June, the rate of growth for .Monster appears to […]

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#NamesCon Europe 2019 was unsuccessful, says #domainer whose #domains were not accepted

A domain investor with a large dot .Company portfolio claims that NamesCon Europe 2019 was an unsuccessful domain conference. How did he come up to this conclusion? Although he wasn’t attending the conference, he submitted a number of dot .Company domains to be included in the auction. None of these domains were accepted. The Qatari […]

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#ICANN paper : More than 2,000 new #gTLDs are expected for Round Two

ICANN released a short paper with notes about the next round of new gTLD applications. Titled, “ICANN Org’s Readiness to Support Future Rounds of New gTLDs,” the paper arrived right before the organization’s 65th meeting in Marrakech, Morocco, from June 24th-27th. The document anticipates 2,000 new gTLD applications for its next round, with a limit […]

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#Domain numbers : Is dot .INC the only honest new #gTLD?

The controversy behind dot .INC, a new gTLD aimed at corporations with a hefty budget, started early on. The .INC Registry’s press release referred to the act of domain investing as “cybersquatting,” casting pre-owned domains in an undesired light. This negative start in an industry that is small, and yet powers everything on the Internet, […]

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Negari, Schwartz battle it out about dot .Monster and #gTLDs

Party like it’s 2014, when dot .XYZ rolled out its free domain giveaway. XYZ CEO, Daniel Negari, spoke fondly of his latest new gTLD, dot .Monster, and the future of brands alongside dot .COM. Rick Schwartz, the Domain King, openly mocked dot .Monster as quite possibly the worst gTLD ever, beating even dot .Horse. The […]

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#Neustar releases new #dotbrands industry report for February 2019

Neustar has released its latest .Brands Industry Report, with a February 2019 date. The report provides an in-depth analysis of the use of dot brands, new gTLDs used by companies worldwide. New gTLDs enhance the effectiveness and spread of marketing campaigns for products and services, and bring awareness to consumers. Here are a few captures […]

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Coming in 2020 : Dot .Airport to be a new #gTLD applicant

The future of new gTLDs is about to expand into the skies, with the upcoming application for dot .Airport. Although there’s no defined date for a new round of gTLD applications, the general consensus places that in 2020 or 2021. The dot .Airport applicant is founded by a European domain investor, broker and long-standing participant […]

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The Independent Group : New #British political party’s #domain WHOIS “redacted”

The Independent Group is a new British political party, formed by 7 MPs. As Brexit looms in Great Britain, such movements gain online attention pretty quickly. The new British political party registered the domain TheIndependent.Group, presumably as both TheIndependentGroup.co.uk and TheIndependentGroup.com are already taken. The group’s founders left the Labour Party, and part of their […]

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New gTLD #domain Wallet.Fail : Poof goes your #crypto!

Dot .Fail is an interesting new gTLD building its popularity on the expression “fail!” and about 3,700 registered .fail domains. Indicating an obvious or overwhelming failure to achieve something, the “fail” expression can be used in a variety of formats, but typically it’s preceded by another word. Enter dot .Fail, and a particular domain name […]

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