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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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Broken mirror : #ICANN deletes new brand #gTLD dot #Spiegel

ICANN has deleted the new brand gTLD, dot .Spiegel by removing it from the IANA root zone. The German-owned brand gTLD never took off, having had only one domain, nic.spiegel, in the IANA database. That’s basically the default reserved Registry domain. Spiegel means “mirror” in German. The following information reflects the dot .Spiegel applicant, a […]

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A dot .WTF #domain name is used for a major #Berlin event by #RedBull

Red Bull, makers of a popular power drink, have staged the world’s biggest sequencer for a music event that took place in Berlin, Germany. Placed outside of iconic Berlin club Tresor, the RBMA-20 is a sequencer designed and built by the Berlin-based creative studio Neulant van Exel. Red Bull Music Academy reports that it took […]

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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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F5.Works : New gTLD #domain successfully defended in #WIPO #UDRP

F5 Works Ltd., a Hong Kong company, is using the new gTLD domain F5.Works as its primary business pointer. Dot .Works is a new gTLD operated by Donuts, Inc. The company’s brand was established in 2016, and it has now successfully fended off a UDRP filed at the WIPO. According to the case’s particulars, the […]

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