Saturday, August 30, 2014

Over 4,100 .BIO domain names have been registered

Over 4,100 .BIO domain names have been registered at the end of the first week generating over a $250,000 USD in revenue thanks Starting Dot’s pricing and marketing initiatives. The .BIO launch ranks in the top 15 in terms of new gTLD first week retail revenue* and validates the popularity of the extension in the market place.
Read more here: http://www.startingdot.com/starting-dot-announces-greater-than-projected-launch-sales-revenue-for-bio-new-gtld/.

Soon, register your new .BIO domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

.CLUB Is First to Reach 100,000 Domain Names Sold

Best-Selling New Domain Extension Hits Major Milestone in Just Over 100 Days; Also Leads in Most Popular Live Sites.

Read more here: http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/club-is-first-to-reach-100000-domain-names-sold-1942659.htm.


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Friday, August 29, 2014

Donuts Newsletter is out

  1. The Month in Review
  2. Industry News
  3. Donuts' gTLD Launches for September
  4. Donuts Featured Sites
  5. Donuts Live and In Person.
Read more here: http://us3.campaign-archive2.com/?u=6a7790b02fccec5a9125cd84f&id=5a85bc1927&e=d9dc8e5663.

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.London Tops 20,000 Domain Name Registrations And Priority Allocation Is Not Over Yet

The .London new extension went over 20,000 domain name registrations today as everyday more and more domain names are allocated to those who applied for .london domains during the London Priority Period that ended on the 31st of July.
Read more here: http://onlinedomain.com/2014/08/29/news/london-tops-20000-domain-name-registrations-and-priority-allocation-is-not-over-yet/.

Register your new .LONDON domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

.Club first new TLD to reach 100,000 paid registrations

.Club sent out a press release this morning touting that it has now sold 100,000 domain name registrations — the first new TLD to reach this milestone.
Read more here: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/29/club-first-new-tld-to-reach-100000-paid-registrations/.

.CLUB Is The 1st New gTLD To Reach 100,000 Sold Domain Names

.CLUB Domains announced that it has sold its 100,000th new domain name today, setting a record as the first new generic top-level domain (gTLD) to sell 100,000 domains and continuing its streak as the best-selling new domain extension.
Read more here: http://onlinedomain.com/2014/08/29/news/club-1st-new-gtld-to-reach-100000-sold-domain-names/.

.club first new gTLD to sell 100,000 domains

.club hit a landmark this week with its 100,000th domain name registration, according to .CLUB Domains.
Read more here: http://domainincite.com/17240-club-first-new-gtld-to-sell-100000-domains.

.Club Sells Its 100,000th Domain

CLUB Domains just announced that it has sold its 100,000th new domain name today, “setting a record as the first new generic top-level domain (gTLD) to sell 100,000 domains and continuing its streak as the best-selling new domain extension”.
Read more here: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/29/club-sells-its-100000th-domain/.

New gTLD Categories?

I think it’s very important to work with clear definitions when it comes to new gTLD categories because tracking results based on categories rather than just analyzing each gTLD on a case by case basis might prove to be quite interesting.
Read more here: https://www.dnpost.com/threads/new-gtld-categories.4863/.

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Geo New gTLDs Are Clearly Outperforming

In contrast, Dot Furniture for example only has 605 domains after the first day of GA. In my opinion, if we were to limit ourselves to analyzing the strength of the term, Dot Furniture can be considered one of the very solid niche new gTLDs… yet as all of us have been able to see, it clearly underperformed.
Read more here: https://www.dnpost.com/threads/geo-new-gtlds-are-clearly-outperforming.4847/.

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Perspectives from Small Businesses

Perspectives from Small Businesses on Forthcoming Generic Top-Level Domain (gTLDs) Web Addresses Revealed In New SCORE Research—4 Out of 5 Prefer a .com Address.

South Africa: Further Protection Against Cybersquatters

The URS system is therefore very useful for companies who want a domain name taken out of action quickly, without incurring great expense – the URS fees are significantly lower than those in UDRP proceedings, with the successful party getting a refund. It is, however, possible to combine the two systems – a party who has achieved a suspension of the domain name can follow this up with UDRP proceedings for a cancellation or a transfer, and if they do so within 30 days of the outcome of the URS complaint a fee credit takes place.
Read more here: http://www.mondaq.com/x/336752/Trademark/Further+Protection+Against+Cybersquatters.

Soon, register your .AFRICA domain names with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

ICANN Community Issues Unprecedented Letter Questioning ICANN's Proposed Accountability Process

The road ahead on Accountability will either follow the flawed path developed by staff — with active community participation in substantial doubt — or, even if significant modifications are achieved through united community resistance, the forthcoming Process may well be marred by lingering mistrust as a result of this high-handed staff action. All of this is very unfortunate and was totally avoidable if ICANN had simply allowed for bottom-up development and made adequate solicitation of public comment before adopting a final Accountability Process.
Read more here: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140828_icann_community_issues_letter_questioning_icann_accountability/.

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The spiffiest infographic of all

As we’re getting a little nostalgic this time of week (it must be all the #tbt going on), we can’t think of a more appropriate time to walk down memory lane. And we’re taking it way back.
Read more here: http://gen.xyz/blog/infographic.

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The New Domains Are Here – What Will Your .beer URL Be?

Beer is taking over the world. As early as this September, you will even be able to register a domain name with the suffix .beer. This is not a joke.
Read more here: http://www.alcoholprofessor.com/blog/2014/08/27/the-new-domains-are-here-what-will-your-beer-url-be/.

Soon, register your .BEER domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Challenging Delegated Top-Level Domains: ICANN’s Trademark Post Delegation Dispute Resolution Procedure

This year, hundreds of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) are changing the landscape of the Internet. The long-awaited result of ICANN’s new gTLD program, top-level domains such as .NYC, .WINE, and .WTF will now join the familiar ranks of domains such as .COM and .NET.
Read more here: http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/challenging-delegated-top-level-domains-08641/.

One day maybe, it becomes possible to register your .WINE domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

The next 50 days will be important for new TLDs

Big launches make the next 50 days a key period for new top level domain names.
Read more here: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/28/the-next-50-days-will-be-important-for-new-tlds/.

Register your new .NYC domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Icann : freeze !

The Icann board members have decided to increase their pay. Reminder: in the absence of a general assembly, the Board decides its own remuneration. It’s a fact worth recalling when the topic of "accountability" is on the table!

Read more here: http://www.afnic.fr/en/resources/blog/icann-freeze.html.

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ICANN and the tale of the tortoise and the hare

Everyone knows the fable of the tortoise and the hare; Being in too much of a hurry and full of self-confidence can lead to bad decisions and missing the goal on time. But what does this tale have to do with the domain business and the internet?

HosterStats.com: New gTLD Statistics

These are the statistics for the new gTLDs by hoster 28 August 2014. Only hosters with more than 100 new gTLDs are included in this table. This is for operational reasons as the complete list of hosters is over 22,000 rows long and might cause performance issues in some browsers.
Read more here: http://www.hosterstats.com/newgtlds-20140828.php.

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.Host Announces 15 Pioneer Partners Including Godaddy’s MediaTemple

Radix, announced 15 top players of the global hosting community as Pioneers of the .host namespace, which rolled in to Landrush on August 26th.
Read more here: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/28/host-announces-15-pioneer-partners-including-godaddys-mediatemple/.

Register your new .HOST domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

DotConnectAfrica Update: IRP Panel Rules to Accept DCA's Position On Procedural Framework

The Panel deciding DotConnectAfrica Trust's IRP request has issued a ruling accepting DotConnectAfrica's position on the procedural framework of the IRP proceedings. The Panel has ruled that its determination is binding on ICANN.
Read more here: http://www.prlog.org/12360961-dotconnectafrica-update-irp-panel-rules-to-accept-dcas-position-on-procedural-framework.html.

Soon, register your new .AFRICA domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

This week’s new TLDs add between 50 and 10,000 domains on first day

There are approximately 13,800 .hamburg domain names in the zone file, up about 10,000 on the first day.
Read more here: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/28/this-weeks-new-tlds-add-between-50-and-10000-domains-on-first-day/.

Soon, register your new .HAMBURG domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Webinar : How brand owners should assess, manage and use the new gTLDs

Scheduled for Thursday, September 4th – 2:00-2:45 pm Eastern.
Brand owners face many questions related to the new gTLDs. In this webinar we look at ways to assess, manage and use these new names to improve the brand value. We will discuss how to deal with risks and opportunities.Register here: http://momentumevents.com/brandownerwebinar/.

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The ANA and (controversed) Hand-Wringing

And contrary to the ANA's frothy rhetoric about domainers and brand protectors, back in the real world, we are seeing new gTLD addresses being put to use in new, dynamic ways every day.
Read more here: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140828_the_ana_and_hand_wringing/.

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Organic internet growth: new .organic domain names launch

One of these new gTLDs is .organic. Domain names registered in the .organic gTLD will be in the format of milk.organic, and we expect that these domain names will be of particular interest to cooperatives, food and beverage companies, and agricultural companies. A short video about .organic domain names is here.
Read more here: http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=b392b58b-6354-4ffb-bedd-c2e5782d1357.

Soon, register your new .ORGANIC domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Minds + Machines announces "general availability" launch dates for domain names

The following new generic top level domains (gTLDs) in which Minds + Machines has an interest will go on general availability (GA) to the public on the following launch dates in September: 9th - .london ; 15th - .cooking, .country, .fishing, .horse, .rodeo, .vodka ; 25th - .beer, .surf ; 30th - .bayern.
Read more here: http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/71670/minds-machines-announces-general-availability-launch-dates-for-domain-names-71670.html.

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Second Round Of New gTLD Applications On ICANN Board Agenda: auIGF Discussion

“The board will soon start discussing the possibility of opening a second round of applications for new gTLDs, said ICANN board member and auDA CEO Chris Disspain at the Australian Internet Governance Forum Wednesday in a discussion on new gTLDs focussing on the upcoming .melbourne.
Read more here: http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/08/28/second-round-new-gtld-application-auigfs-icann/.

Soon, register your new .MELBOURNE domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

ICANN terminates billion-dollar gTLD applicant over unpaid $3,000 bill

Telefonica Brasil, part of the massive Telefonica group of telecoms companies, has lost its registrar accreditation after failing to pay its ICANN fees.
Read more herehttp://domainincite.com/17231-icann-terminates-billion-dollar-gtld-applicant-over-unpaid-3000-bill.

Clubs to register their .CLUB domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Paint It .Black: New gTLD Registries And Registrars Have A Long Way To Go

"I then realized that some of my pre-orders were for domains that were either reserved from the registry or simply owned by the registry or on the collision list. I did get a couple of messages while doing the pre-orders that the domains I wanted were reserved so I thought that the domains I didn’t get a message for were available. Wrong again".

Read more herehttp://onlinedomain.com/2014/08/27/news/paint-it-black-new-gtld-registries-and-registrars-have-a-long-way-to-go/.

Register your new .BLACK domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

GAC kills .indians and two more dot-brands die

Reliance Industries, owner of the Mumbai Indians cricket team, has withdrawn its application for the new gTLD .indians after an objection from the Indian government.
Read more here: http://domainincite.com/17227-gac-kills-indians-and-two-more-dot-brands-die.

Register your .GLOBAL domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

1St Day New gTLD Totals .Black 156 Registrations .Hiv 153

  • A .Hiv domain registration is pricy around $200 on the low side.
  • A .Black domain registration is priced at $41.99 at Godaddy.

Read more here: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/27/1st-day-new-gtld-totals-black-156-registrations-hiv-153/.

Register your new .HIV domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

A Domain Name Association - part 6

I looked at the two associations (thedna.org and ICA) and it was clear to me that they really didn't represent the interests of the typical domain owner in any way. For a start I have a real problem with any association where board seats can effectively be purchased. This is fine for companies where profit is the motive but in my opinion it is not OK for an association.
Read more here: http://whizzbangsblog.com/easyblog/recent-blogs/entry/a-domain-name-association-part-6.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

.Global Ends Sunrise With Almost 400 Registrations, Apple Registers 22

.Global also held a successful live domain auction held in London During ICANN that was put on with RightoftheDot.com a company I’m a Director of doing over $63,000 in Sales.
Read more here: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/27/global-ends-sunrise-with-almost-400-registrations-apple-registers-22/.

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Radix’s first gTLD landrushes only risk-free if you shop around

Business head Sandeep Ramchandani confirmed that while Radix does not have any nonrefundable components at the registry end, it’s up to the individual registrars to decide whether to follow suit.

Read more here: http://domainincite.com/17218-radixs-first-gtld-landrushes-only-risk-free-if-you-shop-around.

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.Vin and .wine: The U.S. wine producers (also) oppose unconditional delegation (old post)

Used to the status quo, the issue of the delegation of the new “.vin” and “.wine” internet domains, has come through another summit of ICANN (the intergovernmental body which manages web domain names) without a solution having been found. Despite various endeavours, particularly on the French side, the positions of the supporters of unconditional delegation (the U.S., Australia and New Zealand) and the defenders of a protection of Geographical Indications (the E.U. and Latin American countries) have not budged..
Read more here: http://www.vitisphere.com/news-63748-Vin-and-wine-The-US-wine-producers-also-oppose-unconditional-delegation.html.

Thinking your wine club won't have its .WINE? Register a .CLUB domain name then, with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Should You Switch Your Company's URL to a New Domain Extension?

Can these new extensions help my digital marketing efforts? "Sure. If you're running a promotional campaign that offers a bike as a prize, then you can set up something like WinA.bike, which allows you to create a special landing page without disrupting your company's main site".
Read more here: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236400.

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Radix Retools Landrush Process for Their New gTLDs With New No Risk Low Price Model

Radix's Sandeep Ramchandani said, “This innovative new approach to landrush delivers increased value both to registrars and domain buyers. Landrush 2.0 is a result of working closely with our channel partners to zero in on a landrush plan that’ll draw maximum participation".
Read more here: http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140826.htm.

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Registration Volume Scorecard of new Generic Top Level Domains Aug 23, 2014

Overall, the average daily registrations of new Top Level Domains for the top half of registries is approximately 178 (down from 204). However, if you eliminated .XYZ (the abnormality) from the top half the average per registry falls to 129. The bottom half daily average number of registrations is 21 (a small change of 3 when compared to the prior period).
Read more here: http://dottba.com/registration-volume-scorecard-of-new-generic-top-level-domains-aug-23-2014/.

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Public Interest Registry to Speak About Upcoming Launch of .ngo and .ong Domains for NPOs

The .ngo and .ong domains will be generally available to validated NGOs beginning in early 2015. Potential registrants must meet a set of eligibility requirements to confirm that they are a lawful and independent not-for-profit. Interested organisations can submit an Expression of Interest, which will ensure they are kept informed about the progress of the domain launch and that they are notified when .ngo and .ong become available. For more information on .ngo / .ong, its validation process and benefits, visit globalngo.org.
Read more here: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140826_public_interest_registry_to_speak_about_launch_of_ngo_and_ong/.

Soon, register your new .NGO domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

.Black is Live Today But like The other New gTLD Colors, its on the Wrong Side Of The Dot

“The .BLACK domain is unique in that it suggests luxury, elegance, authority, and success; it’s a domain that shows a site owner has arrived with confidence instead of being merely aspirational.”

Read more herehttp://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/26/black-is-live-today-but-like-the-other-new-gtld-colors-its-on-the-wrong-side-of-the-dot/.

Register your new .BLACK domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Rio de Janeiro to Have Own Domain Name

The South-American metropolis will be the first Latin-American city to have its own domain name - .rio.
Read more here: http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Rio-de-Janeiro-to-Have-Own-Domain-Name-20140826-0027.html.

Soon, register your new .RIO domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The gold nuggets on the future of new gTLDs

  1. .com will remain king forever (or until there is a disruptive technology). It will be rare to see someone with a great .com domain rebrand to a new gTLD unless it’s a dot brand.
  2. It could take years before the new gTLDs are really becoming mainstream, and are used for new websites at a larger scale.
  3. Dot brand and some few new top level domains such as the dot city ones and most popular such as .app, .blog, .web etc. will be the main drivers for the success of new gTLDs. Few will probably also stand for the majority of registrations.
  4. Many of the new gTLDs will die out or live a very quiet life in a niche, and will not be discovered by the public eye. Registries will merge as a consequence of lacking salesor acquired by other registries.
  5. New gTLDs which are not in Latin characters such as the Chinese top level domains look like having good chances to become household names.

Read more here: http://gtld.club/2014/08/26/14-experts-on-the-future-of-new-gtlds-my-5-take-aways/.

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Landrush Opens for .Website, .Press and .Host

The Radix Landrush is supported across leading registrars such as GoDaddy, Hexonet, Domain.com, Name.com, Key-Systems, ResellerClub. Radix itself has also set up a dedicated microsite athttp://www.RadixRegistry.com/Landrush to highlight potential big-interest domains. Premium domains set aside by Radix for an annual fee are also available during this phase.
Read more here: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140826_landrush_opens_for_website_press_and_host/.

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.Website Gets Over 630 Sunrise Domain Registration; 2nd Highest Of Any New gTLD

According to Radix the registry the operates the .Website extension there were 634 domain names registered during the Sunrise period which is opened to trademark holders.
Read more here: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/26/website-gets-over-630-sunrise-domain-registration-2nd-highest-of-any-new-gtld/.

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GNSO Review 360 Assessment: Participate and Make Your Voice Heard!

The 360 Assessment, a new component within the organizational reviews, is designed to gather data for an independent examiner, Westlake Governance, to use in the review process and may also inform GNSO self-improvement efforts.
Read more here: https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-08-05-en.

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Joseph Peterson, Stars In Entrepreneur.com New gTLD Story

In a article just published by Entrepreneur.com asking the question “Should I switch my company’s URL to one of the new domain extensions?“.
Read more here: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/26/frequent-commenter-on-thedomains-com-joseph-peterson-stars-in-entrepreneur-com-new-gtld-story/.

I changed to a .CLUB domain name, thanks to the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Quickly find the top websites built on new TLDs

A key for the long run success of each new top level domain name is usage. Which TLDs are getting traction with actual end users?
Read more here: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/26/quickly-find-the-top-websites-built-on-new-tlds/.

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DotHIV Launching With A Social Purpose

“Beginning today we will stand with other TLDs like .com and .org. It will now be possible to click on .hiv addresses like amazon.hiv, gmhc.hiv and sport.hiv and make a difference in the fight against AIDS,” says Carolin Silbernagl, co-founder and CEO of the dotHIV Registry. “A .hiv address is available for a starting price of $17 a month. This is not simply the right thing to do, it is a good investment as the money flows to projects that provide access to HIV medicaments. .hiv addresses save lives,” continues Silbernagl.
Read more here: http://gtld.club/2014/08/26/dothiv-launching-with-a-social-purpose/.

Soon, register your new .HIV domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

It’s Donuts against Famous Four for runners’ dream gTLD

There’s not doubt that running is a big sport in the US and worldwide, and that’s reaffirmed by the number of run related apps currently in the Google Play store: more than 250!

Now .com’s monopoly under challenge

A new set of whacky and interesting domain extensions has flooded the market in the last few months
The .com dominance in the virtual world is being challenged by a new set of whacky and interesting extensions that has flooded the market in the last few months.

A New Way to Value Registry Business (.BEER)

There's only one problem — not all domain registrations are created equal.
Does a name that sells for $400 have the same weight as a registration that's given away for free, or sold for a dollar? If you just looked at the raw numbers on nTLDstats.com, you'd think that some registries are running away from the pack, when in some cases their business model of minting very cheap names may leave them with very little profit and a long-term brand-destroying reputation.
Read more here: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140825_a_new_way_to_value_registry_business/.

Soon, have a .BEER with  Antony at the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

As New gTLD Registrations Hit 2 Million Domains, Here Is Our Take On The New G’s

Since we have been writing about the new G’s we have pretty much said the same thing, we don’t know how they will do or what effect they will have on the .com aftermarket.
Read more here: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/25/as-new-gtld-registrations-hit-2-million-domains-here-is-our-take-on-the-new-gs/.

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Domain name registration and the Paradox of Choice

The key is presenting options in a limited way, while also offering to show more options to users who want them. It boils down to a user design problem: making it simple for those that desire simplicity and offering choice to those that demand it.
Read more here: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/25/domain-name-registration-and-the-paradox-of-choice/.

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Cash in on new financial website addresses

If you count, invest, track, or work with money in any way, the new .financial, .fund, .investments, .discount, and .tax domain extensions can show potential customers what you’ve got to offer at a glance. These gTLDs provide a compelling opportunity for financial professionals of all stripes to make a unique statement on the Web.
Read more here: https://garage.godaddy.com/smallbusiness/launch/cash-new-financial-website-addresses/.

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Monday, August 25, 2014

.hiv’s innovative, dangerous business model

.hiv, the first charity gTLD, is set to go to general availability at 2pm UTC tomorrow with one of the strangest and riskiest business models of any new gTLD to date.
Read more here: http://domainincite.com/17209-hivs-innovative-dangerous-business-model.

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Apple Goes In Heavy On .Discount Which Gets Over 300 Sunrise/ Early Access Domain Registrations

One interesting registrant of .Discount domain names is Apple which has is being very selective in the new gTLD’s which is has been registering domain names in. I think its even more interesting since Apple rarely offers any discounts on its products.
Read more here: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/25/apple-goes-in-heavy-on-discount-which-gets-over-300-sunrise-early-access-domain-registrations/.

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This week in new TLDs: $150k/domain? Plus .black, .hiv, and .creditcard

NetCologne GmbH starts the Early Access for .cologne and .koeln. Technically this is its landrush period, and you need to be prepared to pay big bucks. 101domain.com is quoting $150,000 for first day registrations! Prices don’t drop to four figures until the fifth day of the launch. Normal pricing looks cheap; 101domain.com is asking just $12.99 if you can wait until the end of next week to register.
Read more here: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/25/new-tlds-150kdomain/.

Register your new .BLACK domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

New Registries impressive strategies (by Jean Guillon)

Let’s imagine Round two will be the same as Round one (which we all know that this will not be the case and if it is, I agree to shave my beard). Poor figures (registration volumes) of Round one show that new Registries will need to differentiate to sell their domain names.

Read more here: http://gtld.club/2014/08/25/newgtlds-strategies/.

Interested in a good strategy prior to investing in a new gTLD? Have a look at the .CLUB domain name figures and get yours with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

New gTLD Weekly Review: .Hamburg, .HIV, .Black, .Credit, .Gratis, .CreditCard, .Claims

This week 7 New gTLDs enter General Availability and another 4 New gTLDs enter the EAP General Availability and 7 New gTLDs enter a landrush phase.
Read more here: http://onlinedomain.com/2014/08/25/news/new-gtld-weekly-review-hamburg-hiv-black-credit-gratis-creditcard-claims/.

Soon, register your .BLACK domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Have a project for Round 2 of the ICANN new gTLD program?

Let the word know and email with a link.
Read more here: http://round2-projects.registries.tel/.

To dig in the past, start here: http://a.registries.tel/

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$55,000 A Year For A Domain Registration? Wecolme To .Attorney & .Lawyer

The good news is that very few domains are being reserved by the registry. The bad news is for those domains labeled as premium domains by the registry, .Attorney and .Lawyer domains are names are carrying the highest premium priced registration and renewal costs we have ever seen.
Read more here: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/25/55000-a-year-for-a-domain-registration-wecolme-to-attorney-lawyer/.

Soon, register your new .ATTORNEY domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Back to school – time to get educated about the newest gTLDs

ICANN continues to make big strides in widening the Internet playing field. To date, ICANN has invited 1,159 new gTLDs to contract, and of those 1,159 invited, 495 registry agreements have been signed.
Read more here: http://www.technologylawsource.com/2014/08/articles/intellectual-property-1/back-to-school-time-to-get-educated-about-the-newest-gtlds/.

Register your new .EDUCATION domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Registry Registers & Reserves over 33,500 New gTLD’s For .公司 (Business Organizations)

The number of reserved and registered domains in .公司 (Business Organizations) places this extension in 9th place as the most registered extension although the new gTLD is either still in or just out of landrush just like the other IDN extension .网络 (Network) they registered over 23,500 domains as we reported just a few days ago.
Read more here: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/24/registry-registers-reserves-over-33500-new-gtlds-for-%E5%85%AC%E5%8F%B8-business-organizations/.

Soon, register your new .公司 domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Quebec to Allow .quebec Web Domain, A Distinct Nation Rejoices

Most egregious of these affronts is the forced use of .ca domain names. Worse, the bastardization of the Quebec government website, found at http://gouv.qc.ca/. Behold the terror. Thankfully, in the interest of being the specialest-est of all the provinces, the Ministère de l’Économie, de l’Innovation et des Exportations has created http://registre.quebec/, where you too can reserve your .quebec domain name!

Bob Brewsinski ready to hunt down and fight gTLD ‘wussy’ domainers

Brewsinski is a strong-minded domain investor, with a passion for dot .com.Everything else is just not good enough for Brewsinski, particularly the new gTLDs.
Read more here: http://domaingang.com/domain-news/bob-brewsinski-ready-hunt-fight-gtld-wussies/.

Register your new .PINK domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

New gTLD Domain Name Registrations Break 2 Million

Its interesting to note that there are only 666,394 distinct registrants for the over 2 Million domain names, meaning that the average registrant owns over 3 new gTLD domain names.
Read more here: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/24/new-gtld-domain-name-registrations-break-2-million-but-there-are-lots-of-caveats-asterisks/.

Secure your new .CLUB domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Cross-TLD Registration Scams

The public perception of this practice is generally negative as it seeks to trick registrants into purchasing the same domain name in a different TLD, often at a high price and when there is no real competition for the name.
Read more here: http://dnsseal.org/Cross-TLD_Registration_Scams.

Register a new .FAIL domain name soon with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

The Expanding Number of Domain Names Has Benefits From .App to .Zone

Use them as a brand building tool. Creating a strong online brand presence is crucial but, given the sheer number of companies on the web, chances are high that someone has already registered the domain you want. Companies looking for an is easily searchable URL that resonates with their target audience can get more creative with these new domains.
Read more here: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236398.

Register your new .WIKI domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Should Google or Amazon rule the dot .Music gTLD ?

The battle for the control of the premium money-maker of a gTLD, dot .Musicrages on, with Google and Amazon being two of the applicants. Constantine Roussos, CEO of Music.us is another dot .Music applicant, pushing for the characterization of the gTLD as a community application..
Read more here: http://domaingang.com/domain-news/google-amazon-rule-dot-music-gtld/.

Soon, register your new .MUSIC domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Webinar video - A Domain Industry Association

I think that the most interesting time for me was the discussion held at the end with the attendees. Below is the video of the presentation and the discussion held at the end. I hope that you enjoy it and leave comments with your own thoughts on the structure of a vibrant domain industry association.
Read more here: http://whizzbangsblog.com/easyblog/recent-blogs/entry/webinar-video-a-domain-industry-association.

Register your .FOUNDATION domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

The ICANN Wiki Newsletter is out

In The News:
  • .africa is in the news again as the Independent Review Panel handed down a decision on ICANN's process and accountability
  • Fadi Chehadé gets his contract renewed as ICANN CEO until 2017
  • Recently resolved New gTLD contention sets: .ltd, .docs
  • Recently delegated to the Root Zone: .click, .diet, .how, .ooo
  • Dublin will be the venue for ICANN 54 in October 2015
  • Rightside became official as a Demand Media spin-off
  • The Board-GAC Recommendations Implementation Working Group proposed new changes to the ICANN Bylaws which would change the threshold at which the ICANN Board can reject GAC advice from a simply majority vote to a ⅔ majority.
Read more here: http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?ca=be0bda47-04c2-4a6e-86f0-de4e5a1e8f5e&c=97d1c1a0-470d-11e3-80e3-d4ae5275dbea&ch=97d65580-470d-11e3-80e3-d4ae5275dbea.

Register your .WIKI domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Video about new gTLDs

A nice video on new domain name extensions.
Read more here: http://youtu.be/2TS12B1tHto.

Your .CLUB domain name is probably available at the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Friday, August 22, 2014

New TLDs: is it an awareness, acceptance or demand issue?

Are domain registrants not aware of new TLD options or do they just not accept them? Or is there just low demand for each .com alternative?.
Read more here: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/22/new-tlds-is-it-an-awareness-acceptance-or-demand-issue/.

If you're a club, and before the week-end starts, register your .CLUB with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Are you a .CEO ?

As a leading social media speaker, Neal currently speaks on social media at dozens of corporate, professional association, and online events each year. In parallel, he continues to consult with, coach, and train clients on strategically leveraging social media for their business.
Read more here: http://nealschaffer.ceo/.

Soon, register your .CEO domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Quebec to get its own distinct internet domain name

This fall, the domain name .quebec will be available to serve as a URL suffix for websites, making the province the only Canadian jurisdiction with its own signature as an alternative to old standards, like .com and .ca.
Read more here: http://gtld.club/2014/08/22/quebec-to-get-its-own-distinct-internet-domain-name/.

Register your new .QUEBEC domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Registry For New gTLD IDN .网络 (Network) Registers & Reserves Over 23K Domains

A new gTLD IDN .网络 which means network in Chinese (xn--io0a7i) registered and reserved over 23,500 domain names yesterday increasing the overall number of new gTLD registered to 1.96 million according to ntldstats.com.
Read more here: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/22/registry-for-new-gtld-idn-%E7%BD%91%E7%BB%9C-network-registers-reserves-over-23k-domains/.

Soon, register your new .网络 domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Exploiting the benefits of expanding domains

BMW for example, having secured the ‘.bmw’ suffix, could set up the webpages www.wheels.bmw or www.excursions.bmw. The brand could use each page to target a specific audience, or offer insight on a particular product.
Read more here: http://www.information-age.com/industry/uk-industry/123458391/how-make-name-yourself-new-era-internet.

.CLUB new domain names are available at the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

This Weeks New gTLD 1st Day Totals: .Haus 1,261; .Tax 1,135; .Cash 1,026; .Investments 876; .Fund 772

The totals include domain names registered in the Sunrise period by trademark holders as well as those registered in the Early Access Program (EAP) as well as during the 1st day of general availability.
Read more here: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/22/this-weeks-new-gtld-1st-day-totals-haus-1261-tax-1135-cash-1026-investments-876-fund-772/.

Register your new .TAX domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Gay.Vegas Launches As Part Of the Founders Program

Gay.Vegas is 1 of the 100 domains that registries are allowed to give out as part of the ICANN founders New gTLD program.
Read more here: http://onlinedomain.com/2014/08/21/news/gay-vegas-launches-as-part-of-the-founders-program/.

Register your new .VEGAS domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Domain name search is much improved (at some registrars)

Last time I searched, GoDaddy was pulling up TLDs related to the search topic but was not “spanning the dot”. For example, if you searched for Valleyview Construction”, it would offer ValleyviewConstruction.construction but not Valleyview.Construction..
Read more here: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/21/domain-name-search/.

Register your new .CONSTRUCTION domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

.Quebec internet domain names soon up for sale

First there was .com, then there was .ca. Now, people and companies looking to add a local flavour to their web address can use .quebec. Quebec is so far the only Canadian province or territory with a domain name to call its own — for now.
Read more here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/quebec-internet-domain-names-soon-up-for-sale-1.2742850.

Pre-register your new .QUEBEC domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

How to choose a perfect domain name?

Look Beyond the “.com”
“Are you serious? Don’t you know about THE Dot Com Boom?” Yeah, yeah; we know our history, but don’t you think it is water under the bridge now? It is time to let go off of it. Try other Top Level Domains like .net, .org, .biz, etc. Furthermore, in the last 2 years, there has been a whole slew of new Top Level Domains being released to the market, such as .pro, .cool, .photography, .company, .clothing, .technology, .solutions, plus lots more new domain extensions coming our way soon.
Read more here: http://deanloh.com/blog/how-to-choose-a-perfect-domain-name.

If you are a Club, you should register your .CLUB domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Quelle Suprise! ICANN's Accountability Plan Gives ICANN Board Total Control

Conflict of Interest Disregarded by ICANN in Formulation of Plan
Many organizations and individuals commented online and during the London ICANN #50 meeting about the inherent conflict of interest with respect to an organization that proposes to manage the process that could reveal the organization's accountability shortcomings and thus not always show the organization in its best light if the process is rigorously pursued. Rather than heed the numerous cautions from the community regarding ICANN's conflict of interest in attempting to design the process to hold itself accountable, ICANN plans to be in charge of every key element of the process.
Read more here: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140821_icanns_accountability_plan_gives_icann_board_total_control/.

Secure your new .CLUB domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Thursday, August 21, 2014

6 SURPRISING FACTS ABOUT THE NEW GTLDS

Since their live introduction in January this year, several thousands of businesses have already registered Generic Top-Level Domain Names (GTLDs) for their online presences. But the verdict is still on out on whether the GTLDs will be an epic fail or very successful.
Read more here: http://simplercloud.wordpress.com/2014/08/19/6-surprising-facts-about-the-new-gtlds/.

Secure your new .CLUB domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

ANA: “Hard to Imagine That Most of The Already-Launched TLDs Will Be Around in 2 Years

This post asks the question: Putting aside cybersquatters, domainers (those who speculate in domain names for profit), and in-house counsel at brand owners, when it comes to the public at large, if a TLD launches in a forest and no one is there to hear it, will it make a sound?

24 More New gTLDs Have Been Delegated: .diet, .hosting, .property, .gifts, .restaurant, .wales

ICANN has announced that 24 more New gTLDs have been delegated for a total of 370 new gTLD strings. Here are some of the more important of the latest 24 new gTLDs: .diet, .hosting, .property, .gifts, .restaurant, .wales, .healthcare and .realtor.
Read more here: http://onlinedomain.com/2014/08/21/news/24-more-new-gtlds-have-been-delegated-diet-hosting-property-gifts-restaurant-wales/.

Register your new .RESTAURANT domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

.Cash and .Fund each get fewer than 1,000 registrations

  1. .Cash gained 725 registrations to end the day with 909 in the zone file.
  2. .Fund picked up just 414 to get to 625.

Read more here: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/21/cash-and-fund-each-get-fewer-than-1000-registrations/.

Register your new .FUND domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Straat-backed bidder beats Donuts and Afilias to .health

DotHealth has won the four-way contention set for the controversial new gTLD .health.
Read more here: http://domainincite.com/17207-straat-backed-bidder-beats-donuts-and-afilias-to-health.

Soon, register your new .HEALTH domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Do you .RUN ?

There will be a .RUN Registry in the end and it will become possible to register domain names ending in .RUN (instead of .com :-). So what is the market for .RUN ? Do runners communicate on Internet? Do they need to communicate because they are runners? Is .RUN for runners only?

Read more here: http://gtld.club/2014/08/21/do-you-run/.

If you run in a club, register your new .CLUB domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

.XYZ Claims Its The Most Used New gTLD Extension

In a blog post Daniel Negari the CEO of the .XYZ registry claims that .XYZ its the most used new gTLD extension. The post uses the numbers furnished by ntldstats.com that we disclosed in our post the other day that looks at the percentage of registered new gTLD domain names that are parked by extension.
Read more here: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/20/xyz-claims-its-the-most-used-new-gtld-extension/.

Register your new .XYZ domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

The Great Rebrand

At the end of the day a brand is so much more than its visual elements. Businesses need to capitalize on this. New extensions are one of the most exciting branding opportunities that have opened up in the past few years – and a crucial part of continued business and brand evolution.
Read more here: http://domainnameadvice.com/great-rebrand/.

Soon, register your .GLOBAL domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Registry launches “Chinese Domain Ambassador Program”

The company noticed a group of Chinese domainers supporting their domain names shortly after launch. It reached out to these domain investors, initially via Chinese social media.

Read more here: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/20/registry-launches-chinese-domain-ambassador-program/.

Register your Dot Chinese Online (.在线) and Dot Chinese Website (.中文网) domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

.REALTOR Launches Offering 500,000 Free Domains To It’s Members

NAR will provide the first 500,000 members who register for a .REALTOR domain with a free one-year license, and CREA will provide 10,000 free domains to members on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, visit www.about.REALTOR.
Read more here: http://onlinedomain.com/2014/08/20/news/realtor-launches-offering-500000-free-domains-to-its-members/.

Soon, register your new .REALTOR domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Tech Publications In China Giving Postive Coverage to .XYZ

We all know that xyz is the 26 letters of the alphabet in the last three, we can recall the road from the school to solve a lot of math questions about xyz, we can even think of the goddess xyz brother a break “little leaf” (Xiao Ye Zi), Taobao sellers‘ reputation value “(Xin Yu Zhi), Saint Seiya outbreak of” small universe “(Xiao Yu Zhou), and even recently scored 497 million Lottery Awards” lucky “(Xing Yun Zhe). But who could not think of xyz estimate will become the newtop-level domain?

Jump-start your business with a great name

Step one: brain dump
The first step to starting a business? Name it. Now, I know that there much smarter people than me who might suggest you sit down and figure out what it is you want to do first. Create a mission document and then a vision statement and then a one-page business plan and then a 15-page business plan. That’s all well and good. This sort of stuff is important. But sometimes we need a little inspiration to get the ball rolling, and naming our business can kickstart our work.
Read more here: https://garage.godaddy.com/smallbusiness/launch/creatives-jump-start-business-great-name/.

If you're a Club, just use a .CLUB domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Remploy adopts .wales and .cymru domain names to promote digital inclusion

As part of the launch of the new .cymru and .wales domain names, this month we’re announcing a whole host of organisations, public bodies and businesses that will be making the switch as members of our Founders Programme.
Read more here: http://www.walesonline.co.uk/business/business-news/remploy-adopts-wales-cymru-domain-7638571.

Soon, register your new .WALES domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

.Cash & .Tax have Launched. Here Are The Registered Domain Names

.Cash is another one of those words more commonly used in our opinion on the left side of a phrase than the right side but I think it will do better than .Tax and we all love cash, but unfortunately that domain, love.cash is not going to be available as someone got a trademark on the term “Love” and then paid Donuts the registry for a DPML block to block any Donuts new gTLD using Love.
Read more here: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/20/cash-tax-launch-today-here-are-the-registered-domain-names/.

Register your new .CASH domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

New TLDs and the paradox of choice

Pro-choice
The paradox of choice theory has been heavily questioned and referred to as pseudoscience by economists and psychologists that are pro-choice. Pro-choice argues that adding options generally doesn’t make a difference either way, and that it should rather be viewed as “pareto improvement”, i.e. that the extra options create a better situation for those that want them, but it doesn't make the situation worse for the people that don’t, since all they have to do is to ignore them.Read more here: http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140821005053-37197151-new-tlds-and-the-paradox-of-choice.

Soon, register your new .GLOBAL domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

In French: "a Club is a .CLUB"

Bien que les domainers (spéculateurs/traders de noms de domaine) et pour des questions de protectionnisme, doivent être peu en accord avec ce que je viens d’écrire, on peut facilement imaginer que l’avenir de ces nouveaux noms de domaine s’annonce radieux car non seulement il y en a pour tous les goûts mais ils coûtent aussi très peu cher. Dans certains cas, ils coûtent même moins cher qu’un .com : comptez environ 12 € chez Godaddy.
Read more here: http://www.journaldunet.com/ebusiness/expert/58223/un-club-est-un--club.shtml.

Register your .CLUB with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

.Healthcare, The New .Com?

Due to ICANN's first-come, first-served laws for domain registration, many times domain registrations are granted to squatters and other domain registrant hoarders despite existing trademark registrations. Consequently, there is a strong benefit to filing with the Trademark Clearinghouse and ensuring first right of registration during the Sunrise Period.
Read more here: http://www.wardandsmith.com/articles/ensure-first-right-registration-dot-healthcare-domain#.U_Rv3MWSyPY.

Soon, register your new .HEALTHCARE domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Your Domain Name: Which Extension?

Some registry operators, as well for gTLDs as for ccTLDs, have been allowing registrations with diacritical signs (e.g. café.dk, müller.com) or in non-Latin characters (ex. 无忧蜂鸣.cn), while some extensions in non-Latin characters have already been created (ex. .рф).
Read more here: http://www.vanksen.com/blog/your-domain-name-which-extension/.

Register your new .CLUB domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Introduction of Two-Character Domain Names for .SOHU, .IMMO, .SAARLAND, .CLUB

Comment Period: 19 Aug 2014 - 9 Sep 2014 23:59 UTC. Reply Period: 10 Sep 2014 - 1 Oct 2014 23:59 UTC.
Evaluation and Decision: During this phase your comments are reviewed by the body that asked for input/feedback and evaluations are made about how to proceed based on the comments.

Read more here: https://www.icann.org/public-comments/two-char-new-gtld-2014-08-19-en.

Secure your .CLUB domain names at the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

NAR secures .REALTOR website

These listings are the first wave of ICANN new generic top-level domain names, or gTLDs, as they are more commonly referred to. Some are already online, and the mortgage-type listings will be available in a matter of months.There is no specific timetable.
Read more here: http://www.housingwire.com/articles/31073-nar-secures-realtor-top-level-domain.

Soon, register .REALTOR domain names with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Six Months of the New gTLD Uniform Rapid Suspension System: What Brand Owners Need to Know

A total of 92 URS cases have been filed to date, 88 with the National Arbitration Forum in the United States (NAF) and four with the Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre (ADNDRC) in Hong Kong. Suspensions have been issued in 71 cases (including one affirmed on appeal, as noted below), versus nine instances where relief was denied. As of this writing, 12 cases remain pending. Some of the more illustrative holdings, as well as key lessons learned from these early decisions, are discussed below.
Read more here: http://www.inta.org/INTABulletin/Pages/SixMonthsoftheNewgTLDUniformRapidSuspensionSystemWhatBrandOwnersNeedtoKnow.aspx.

Register your new .CONSULTING domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

ICANN To Give Governmental Advisory Committee More Power

This proposed Bylaws amendment was developed in response to a recommendation of the first ICANNAccountability and Transparency Review Team (ATRT1), which recommended the formalization of a process for Board consideration of GAC advice in the event the Board intent to not act consistently with it.
Read more here: http://onlinedomain.com/2014/08/20/news/icann-to-give-governmental-advisory-committee-more-power/.

Register your new .FAIL domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

The state of the domain name industry

Andrew Allemann's views on domain parking, domain sales, registrars and registries.Read more here: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/19/the-state-of-the-domain-name-industry/.

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420K ICANN Collision New gTLD Domains Start The Process of Being Freed As They Are “Registered”

According to Registered.Today over 420,000 new gTLD domain names have been “registered” today. These registrations are a part of the SRV record requirements mandated by the ICANN APD Name Collision mitigation.
Read more here: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/19/icann-collision-new-gtld-domains-start-the-process-of-being-freed-as-they-are-registered/.

Register your new .TODAY domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Fort Lauderdale-based domain .club is one of top-selling web newcomers

Users have registered more than 96,000 .club websites, outranking all but two of 361 new “top-level” domains launched this year to create more URL choices, according to domain-tracking website nTLDStats.
Read more herehttp://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/news/2014/08/19/locally-based-domain-club-is-one-of-top-selling.html.

Register your new .CLUB domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Exclusive Web domain for NGOs launched next year

Those who express interest will receive updates leading to the Web site’s launch, and will be allowed to choose their domain names once .ngo enters its sunrise period in October.
Read more here: http://www.bworldonline.com/content.php?section=Economy&title=exclusive-web-domain-for-ngos-launched-next-year&id=93087.

Soon, register your new .NGO domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

The Coming Wave of .CHURCH Domain Names: the Deadlines You Need to Know

On September 17, 2014, the general public—including parties other than churches or religious institutions—can begin claiming (“registering”) new domain names with the gTLD .church. Because traditional gTLDs like .com and .org have been around for decades, most short or aesthetically pleasing domain names have long been taken.Read more here: http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/church-launching-september-17-58494/.

Soon, register your .CHURCH domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

How Did RetailMeNot Got 849 .Codes Domains In Sunrise Without Any Trademarks?

RetailMeNot, Inc. registered 849 .codes domain names in Sunrise without owning any of the corresponding trademarks. The domains were all registered at the 101Domain registrar.
Read more here: http://onlinedomain.com/2014/08/19/news/how-did-retailmenot-got-849-codes-domains-in-sunrise-without-any-trademarks/.

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Registrant of 4,000+ .email domain names faces mounting legal problems

Yoyo.email claims it registered trademark-matching .email domain names for a legitimate fair use. Most National Arbitration Forum panels have disagreed.
Read more here: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/19/yoyo-email-urs/.

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Event: the WORLD DOMAIN DAY (India 2014)

World Domain Day is an international event for the promotion of domain names and educate people on building successful online businesses.

Rise of the New Extensions / Opportunities & Challenges:
August 24, 2014 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Read more here: http://worlddomainday.com/sessions/anything-anything-rise-ngtlds/.

Meet Jeffrey Sass (CMO of dotCLUB) at this event and register your new .CLUB domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Are industry-specific resellers the future of domain name registration?

Many of the new top level domain names coming to market are targeted to particular industries: .photography for photographers, .plumbing for plumbers, .solar for the solar industry.

Read more here: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/19/industry-domain-name-resellers/.

.Investments Launches Today

Here are the more interesting domain names registered in Sunrise for trademark holders and in the Early Access Program for a higher one time fee.
Read more here: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/19/investments-launches-today-here-are-the-domains-taken-in-sunrise-eap/.

Register your new .INVESTMENTS domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Government Control Over Internet Governance: Proposal Would Give the GAC Increased Power over ICANN Board Decisions

While the GAC claims its role is merely to provide “advice” to ICANN, it often seems to take the view that its suggestions can’t be refused. Indeed, late on Friday, ICANN proposed a by-law change that would grant governments even greater control over its decision-making process. At the moment, ICANN looks to various supporting organizations to develop policies designed to represent the views of many different stakeholders, including the GAC.
Read more here: http://www.michaelgeist.ca/2014/08/government-control-internet-governance-icann-proposes-giving-gac-increased-power-board-decisions/.

Register your new .CLUB domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

New gTLD Applications for .WINE and .VIN

.WINE & .VIN : Letter from Fadi Chehadé to Honorable Anna G. Eshoo.
Read more here: https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/chehade-to-eshoo-2014-08-11-en.

One day, you can register your .WINE domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Status of Proposed Review Mechanism to Address Inconsistent Expert Determinations

"In April and May, the NGPC had placed the discussion of the Review Mechanism on its monthly meeting agenda but the matter was tabled both times. Since then it has not reappeared on any meeting agenda despite the fact that during the last meeting only one topic was on the agenda. From our perspective, it appears as if the importance of the Review Mechanism has been ignored or forgotten".
Read more here: https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/hammock-to-chalaby-2014-08-12-en.

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Lay a solid foundation with .CONSTRUCTION

With hundreds of new domains coming to the web, finding an address that fits your business is easier than ever. Build your local business online with your own .CONSTRUCTION.
Read more here: https://www.godaddy.com/tlds/construction.

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So you think the right domain name is not important?

In today’s business environment, second in importance to a company’s name is the URL or domain name it chooses for its website. While you might think that it would be obvious what domain name a company should choose, for a number of reasons, it doesn’t always go that way.
Read more here: http://www.propertycasualty360.com/2014/08/18/whats-in-a-name-domain-names-dominate-when-it-come.

So if you are a Club; just get your .CLUB at GoDaddy.

Porsche loses Porsche.social URS to planned fan site

Porsche.social is just a parked page, but its owners claim to be creating a free site for Porsche enthusiasts..
Read more here: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/18/porsche-loses-porsche-social-urs-to-planned-fan-site/.

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New gTLDs – Are They Worth Owning?

How will the search engines look at the new names? Will they give special consideration to them in returning relevant results? Google says they will have no real SEO advantage over existing extensions. Let’s hope they stick to that and keep the playing field as level as possible. We’ve had enough of the moving targets in search placement. Hopefully, it doesn’t turn upside down again.
Read more here: http://bargainnames.net/new-tlds-are-they-worth-owning/.

Secure your .CLUB domain names with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

India Set to Introduce .Bharat Domain, URLs in Indian Languages

The National Internet Exchange of India and the Center for Development of Advanced Computing have been working for the last two years on the “.Bharat” domain name.
Read more here: http://www.indiawest.com/news/india/india-set-to-introduce-bharat-domain-urls-in-indian-languages/article_b806ed98-261d-11e4-8d3a-001a4bcf887a.html.

Soon, register your .BHARAT domain names with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

New gTLD extensions being launched for the week of August 18

The following are the New gTLD extensions being launched for the week of August 18 – 22, 2014. Great extensions to help brand businesses better to the public, and a great marketing tool in order to bring in new customers.
Read more here: http://dotwhatever.com/new-gtlds-august-2014/.

.CLUB domain names are available at the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Is the GAC corrupted?

"GAC for many years was at least as corrupt as any other ICANN stakeholder group, it does not surprise me in the least that they seem to continue with such shenanigans".
Read more here: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140814_call_for_icann_to_educate_and_not_mislead_gac/#10183.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Donuts Exhibiting At The WWD MAGIC Fashion Event At Las Vegas

This kind of niche promotion of New gTLDs is good on raising awareness and recognition to New gTLDs. Donuts has done similar promotions on photography related shows and that resulted on .photography getting a big boost of domain name registrations amongst photographers and currently being the 5th most popular New gTLD in terms of domain name registrations.
Read more here: http://onlinedomain.com/2014/08/18/news/donuts-exhibiting-at-the-wwd-magic-fashion-event-at-las-vegas/.

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Panel slaps ICANN in .africa case

A panel of arbitrators had some stern words for ICANN as it handed controversial .africa gTLD applicant DotConnectAfrica another win in its Independent Review Process case.
Read more here: http://domainincite.com/17194-panel-slaps-icann-in-africa-case.

Soon you can register your .AFRICA domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

New TLDs this week: .Haus and an expensive Donuts domain

.Investments falls in a price category I’ve never seen before. GoDaddy is charging $129.99, which means the wholesale price for the domain is probably around $65. Previously I’ve only see GoDaddy charge as high as $69.99 for Donuts domains.
Read more here: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/18/new-tlds-bio-haus-donuts/.

Register your new .INVESTMENTS domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

80% Of All New gTLD’s Are Parked & Has Stats For Each Extension

ntldstats.com has a break down for each category which makes a site “parked”, a pretty impressive piece of work by our friends at ntldstats.com.
Read more here: .

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New gTLD registries increasingly attacking .com

New .RACING. domain names are coming.
Read more here: http://domainincite.com/17189-new-gtld-registries-increasingly-attacking-com.

Soon, register your new .RACING domain name with the World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com

Study reveals new gTLD usage patterns, but treat figures with caution

For brand owners and trademark counsel monitoring the gTLD space in a bid to ascertain both levels of take-up and how registrations are being used, Verisign’s data provides an interesting snapshot as to gTLD usage at the end of June and is worth reporting.
Read more here: http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=0d69fccf-0968-44aa-a75c-4408af7168c2.

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New .VEGAS is not restricted and open to all



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Why New Domain Extensions (gTLDs) Are Not Your Next Virtual Gold Mine

WRONG : "First, 99.8% of juicy ones for the extensions open for registration right now are taken. So it’s very unlikely something lucrative is just sitting on the wire, able to be flipped for a worthwhile ROI in the wholesale market".

Read more here: http://www.domaintothebank.com/why-new-domain-extensions-gtlds-not-your-next-virtual-gold-mine/.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

ICANN offers fix for domain name collisions

The flood of new top-level domain names, such as .club, .luxury, and .pic, confuse some web browsers when they conflict with old domain names. ICANN has created a way to detect these problems inside your network.
Read more here: http://www.zdnet.com/icann-offers-fix-for-domain-name-collisions-7000032674/.

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New gTLDs IDN or ascii, use this forum to discuss the new gTLDs

There is a forum to discuss IDN or ascii the new gTLDs.Read more here: http://www.idnforums.com/forums/new-gtlds/.

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How people are using the web’s newest corners

Still, the pay-per-click characterisation seems unfair, since it is the registrars (ie the company from whom people buy domain names) that fill them with ads until the owner does something with it. It may be better to wait for people to activate their websites before passing judgment. Websites such glasgow.rocks, used the Glasgow Rocks basketball team, or getdata.ninja, are good examples of creativity.
Read more here: http://qz.com/250184/how-people-are-using-the-webs-newest-corners/.

The World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com offers .CLUB domain names for registration.

How Big A Failure Are New gTLDs? One Picture Tells All

ICANN's delusional ideas about innovation, competition, and consumer choice notwithstanding, the hard, cold reality of the disastrous new gTLDs domain names program, is now becoming clear--here's one picture that tells all.
Read more here: http://www.domainmondo.com/2014/08/how-big-failure-are-new-gtlds-one.html.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Reasons to go for gTLDs

Another argument for the new domain names is the boost they could give to search rankings and web traffic, with reports claiming that location based domains will rank higher for customers living in or visiting that area, for example. There are mixed views on the value the new gTLDs will bring for SEO in reality, with some arguing that it will be minimal and others saying it will help but only if the gTLD is complemented by the content of the site. With Google’s algorithms invariably designed to keep us guessing, only time will tell on this one.
Read more here: http://www.smallbusiness.co.uk/running-a-business/office-and-home-working/2468527/the-benefits-of-using-new-generic-top-level-domains.thtml.

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