Tag Archives: new Top Level Domains

Wed 3rd February 2016
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.Gay domain name applicant denied again - ICANN Board Governance Committee denies one .gay applicant’s request for reconsideration. dotgay LLC has lost again in its attempt to get community status for its .Gay top level domain name application. The company lost its first bid for community status, and then got a second crack at the Community Priority Evaluation process because of a procedural technicality. It lost that bid as well. It then filed a request for reconsideration. ICANN’s Board Governance Committee just denied the request. Unfortunately ... read more ...
Mon 14th December 2015
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.Eco crook files heading focus for .Eco - What is planet.ECO up to with its latest trademark filing? A company that appears to be out of the running for the .Eco top level domain name has filed an intent-to-use trademark application for “.Eco”. planet.ECO LLC was one of four applicants for the .Eco top level domain name. Rival applicant Big Room won a Community Priority Evaluation for .Eco, meaning it will get rights to run the domain name exclusively. Two other applicants, Donuts and Minds + Machines, filed with ICANN for the Independent ... read more ...
Mon 26th October 2015
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Paul Vixie, Member Internet Hall of Fame: "New gTLD module is a Money Grab & Mistake" - Dr Paul Vixie, a member of the Internet Hall of Fame has called the new gTLD program a money grab and a mistake and called out ICANN for allowing it to happen saying it “indicates corruption.” ZDNet.com, published a post about Dr. Vixie remarks from the Ruxcon information security conference in Melbourne on Sunday. According to Wikipedia.org,  Dr. Vixie  is “an Internet pioneer, the author of several RFCs and some Unix software.  After he left Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) in 1994, ... read more ...
Fri 4th September 2015
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Domain Dunce Award: Blue Coat - Security firm should admit it screwed-up labeling .zip the shadiest top level domain. It’s been a while since I’ve handed out a prestigious Domain Dunce award, but this week’s “Shady TLDs” report from security firm Blue Coat is very deserving. Both Michael Berkens and Kevin Murphy covered the original report, which labeled .Zip the shadiest top level domain with 100% shady sites. There’s just one problem: .Zip is an unreleased top level domain name from Google. There’s only one second ... read more ...
Tue 25th August 2015
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Amazon wins: .Shop and .通販 not confusingly identical after all - Duh. Are the top level domain names .shop and .通販 likely to confuse a reasonable internet user? Certainly not visually. Nor aurally. They also don’t mean the same thing. According to fluent Japanese speakers, 通販 used to be the term for catalog/mail order shopping, and later encompassed online shopping. Yet panelist Robert Nau found them too similar in a string confusion objection filed by Commercial Connect against Amazon.com, applicant for the Japanese string. It was perhaps the most ... read more ...
Mon 29th June 2015
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This week's new TLDs: .Golf, .Gold and .Date - Famous Four Media releases three domain names this week and Donuts sends four to Early Access. Famous Four Media launches three top level domain names in general availability on Wednesday. All of the domain names can be registered for about $25-$30. .Date: This domain name will compete with two from Donuts: .Dating (3,000 registrations) and .Singles (6,000 registrations). .Faith: KeepThe.Faith? Donuts has had success with .Church with over 11,000 registrations. Faith is broader, but .Church has ... read more ...
Fri 5th June 2015
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33 of a best new .Porn websites - A look at some of the more interesting .porn web addresses that have been registered. The .Porn top level domain name came out yesterday, and already over 10,000 domain names have been registered. I sifted through the list of .porn domain name registrations to find the best ones. Here’s what I envision each website featuring in the near future. (Yes, all of these .porn domain names were actually registered.) ChicagoCubs.porn – this tantric love site features lowly Cubs fans who have waited over ... read more ...
Mon 1st June 2015
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ICANN survey: .Com still king, though new TLDs have a possibility (especially outward U.S.) - ICANN survey shows that acceptance of domain name extension options is higher outside of the U.S. and Europe. ICANN has released results of the first phase of a multi-year consumer study on the domain name landscape. The survey of over 6,000 people who use the internet 5+ hours a week was conducted in February. Here are some of the notable findings around awareness and trust of top level domain names. Awareness Unsurprisingly, awareness in legacy domain names such as .com is much higher than new ... read more ...
Wed 20th May 2015
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Awareness still a plea for new tip turn domain names - Even at a webhosting conference… Leaders from five domain name companies took the stage at yesterday’s WorldHostingDays conference in Seven Springs, Pennsylvania. The most interesting moment was during QA. Someone in the back of the room said he’d never heard of .Club before, and registered a few domains during the session. He had a question about an error message he got from a registrar about not being able to register a domain name — it sounded a lot like this 11 “illegal” message. What’s ... read more ...
Tue 18th November 2014
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How .Realtor fast became one of a many used new TLDs - Easy-to-create starter sites fuel early usage of domain names for Realtors. About four weeks ago, the National Association of Realtors released the .realtor domain name. Ahead of the launch, I called it one of the most important launches in the nascent new top level domain name program. .Realtor has quickly shot up to the #4 spot of new top level domain names with about 85,000 domain names in the zone file. Much like #1 (.xyz) and #2 (.berlin), its success has a ... read more ...
Mon 6th October 2014
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.NYC one of 5 tip turn domains rising this week - .NYC launches this week and Donuts’ well runs dry. It’s time for the weekly overview of new top level domain names coming out this week. It will be brief, as just five are on the docket as best I can tell. But one of them is certainly big. Monday I think .Desi (definition) went live today. It’s hard to tell, though, since nic.desi has basically no information on it. Wednesday .NYC will launch to great fanfare on Wednesday. This is a big test for geographic ... read more ...
Mon 2nd June 2014
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An critical doctrine in pre-ordering new tip turn domain names - Hint: don’t count on just one registrar. Registering domain names under new TLDs when they hit the market is similar to dropcatching expired domain names. From the registrar’s perspective, it involves prioritizing domains and hitting pinging the registry as quickly as possible. Some registrars are better than others at this. There’s some general know-how involved, plus a lot of technology. Registrars will also perform differently with different registries based ... read more ...
Tue 4th March 2014
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New TLD registries need to forget about morning revenue - New top level domain registries need to scratch the sunrise line item off their PLs. I think many observers are surprised by the low number of trademark sunrise registrations in new top level domain names so far. Calzone, a calendar for new TLD rollouts, has put together some numbers and analysis on sunrise periods so far. The net-net is that sunrises so far have averaged between 100-200 registrations. That’s about 1% of how many sunrise registrations .co received ... read more ...
Tue 25th February 2014
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.Green and .Wedding row sets staid in multi-million dollar auctions - Two three-applicant contention sets are resolved. The .green and .wedding new top level domain name contention sets have been resolved in private auctions. It’s unclear which company won the .green auction as applications have not yet been withdrawn. However, Top Level Domain Holdings (Minds + Machines) announced today it was on the losing end of that auction. It used the proceeds from losing .green to spend millions on .wedding. After accounting for the proceeds ... read more ...
Fri 14th February 2014
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GoDaddy auction information yield early denote of new TLD direct and values - Auction data show competition for new TLD registrations and shed light on strategic considerations for ordering domains. What are domains registered under new top level domain names worth, and what is the demand for them? We already know how many domains are being registered. .Guru has close to 30,000 registrations and .photography has topped 10,000. Most others are in the 1,000-5,000 range. But digging deeper into the pre-registration process provides another interesting ... read more ...
Thu 2nd January 2014
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Google’s and Cleveland Clinic’s .Med tip turn domains rejected - Panel determines .med would create likelihood of detriment to medical community. Internet powerhouse Google and one of the world’s most respected health institutions, The Cleveland Clinic, have both seen their hopes for operating a .med top level domain name dashed by an arbitration panel. Both parties were on the losing end of community objections filed by Independent Objector Alain Pellet as part of the new top level domain name objection process. International ... read more ...
Tue 10th December 2013
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Hardheaded governments vs. Amazon.com - Amazon details some of the concessions it was willing to make to governments in the Amazon region. One of the more peculiar new top level domain name battles is the one between Amazon.com and and governments of the Amazon area, including Brazil and Peru. At the request of these countries, the Governmental Advisory Committee has effectively killed Amazon.com’s bid for .amazon and two internationalized equivalents in Japanese and Chinese. It’s sometimes difficult ... read more ...
Thu 14th November 2013
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Some new TLDs will run “Early Access Programs” for a Landrush phase - The TLD launch phase typically known as Landrush might look very different with new top level domain names. Top level domain name launches over the past decade have followed a fairly similar path. First, there’s a sunrise period in which trademark owners can get first claim on domains. Then the domain proceeds to a landrush phase. In landrush, prices are generally higher and there are auctions if more than one person is interested in the same domain. Finally, the ... read more ...
Mon 6th May 2013
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.Secure field take note: association isn’t giving adult heading conflict yet - Company that filed .secure trademark application appeals USPTO ruling. The Wisconsin company that wants to trademark .secure hasn’t given up yet. I first wrote about Asif LLC in 2010 when it filed a trademark application for .secure. It also filed an application to trademark .bank. The application was originally filed on an intent-to-use basis. Later, Asif said it was using the term in commerce for “domain registration services”. How was it doing that in 2011, ... read more ...
Mon 15th April 2013