Battle of the #gTLDs: .XYZ versus .TOP – which one spams?

Domain investing in the new gTLDs is an acquired taste, and the market doesn’t always respond favorably. One of the earliest reactions was to the methodology used by dot .XYZ, adding free domains to matching .com owners’ accounts. That promotion was coordinated with Network Solutions, and Rick Schwartz had a few words to say. At […]

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Epik #domain registrations : #Boston is getting closer to #Africa

The beauty of new gTLDs: they can grow in separate verticals, registered by a common subset of registrants. For example, domain investors from Africa might also register .Boston domains, due to the city’s cultural appeal as a New England metropolis. Back in November, we pointed out how fast dot .Boston grew, thanks to the apparent […]

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Domain #rebranding : #Neustar moves to Home.Neustar

Neustar has moved its headquarters to Home.Neustar, and the company’s individual services can now be found on several dedicated .Neustar domain names. This effective domain rebranding move is a natural evolution for Neustar, provider of information technology services, that actively embraces and supports the new gTLD namespace. Additionally, Neustar is celebrating its new digital identity […]

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CentralNic to support 14 new TLDs via new back-end services contract with KSregistry

CentralNic is expanding its reach as a provider of back-end services to new TLD Registries. In the latest announcement, CentralNic has reached an agreement to support 14 new TLDs, in a deal made with KSregistry. KSregistry is a subsidiary of Key-Systems GmbH, which in the past 19 years has evolved from an academic sideline to […]

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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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When Banks compete for a dot .BANK domain name

Dot .Bank domains are strictly issued to bank institutions only, and they are gaining traction among the tech-savvy financial companies. As a regulated new gTLD, dot .Bank has a slow rate of increase, with 2846 domains currently in use. There is an issue, however, when banks with similar names compete for the same domain. Take, […]

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Frank Schilling : Branding will develop an entirely new meaning

Uniregistry founder, Frank Schilling, was quoted today in an article about brands, new gTLDs and Generation Z’ers. The Entrepreneur article is titled “4 Ways Gen Z Will Change Company Culture” and Frank Schilling’s statement is about freelancers and domain brands. Said Frank: “Freelancers have a once-in-a-generation opportunity before them to buy domain names in new […]

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Rightside video : Combating 5 myths about the new gTLDs

Rightside held a live session yesterday, titled “Combating 5 myths about the new gTLDs.” Along with it, Jebidiah Burnett and Marc Gawith cover some of the most pressing headlines in domains. The acquisition of registrar eNom and what it means for you What makes a good or bad domain name for end users The five […]

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Non-COM domain sightings : Kabit.Vegas rocks the cab bookings

Who cares if the .com is taken? The new Internet namespace allows for the registration and use of meaningful gTLDs, including many local geodomains. We keep track of such “non-com sightings” of domains in the wild, and domain investor Bruce Marler sent us another one from dot .VEGAS. Granted, one needs better than 20/20 vision […]

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Farewell to new gTLDs : Former dot .Cloud executive on sabbatical

The former head of registry operations at dot .Cloud has left the company, and is currently on sabbatical. From that safe spot, Francesco Cetraro, recently blogged about his current views on new gTLDs, innovation, ICANN and other related tidbits. While dot .Cloud recently celebrated its 100,000th domain registration, this is just “numbers,” according to Cetraro: […]

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Donuts, Inc. newsletter : Report on the gTLD state of the industry

Donuts, Inc. is by far the largest new gTLD registry and has sent out its first newsletter about the state of the new gTLD industry. “Donuts is excited to bring information to the domain name investment community with a special focus on new TLD domains.  We offer you this information with the hope that it […]

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Editorial : ICANN and the future of the new gTLDs

Welcome to the March Editorial. Uniregistry’s announcement of a price increase plan, affecting 16 of its 25 commercial gTLDs, created a wave of discussions on a variety of media. The key question was the price increase, and whether it’s ethical, or merely a demonstration of corporate greed. The affected gTLDs are, for the most part, […]

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