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December 11, 2019 12:01

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All eyes on Donuts as first new gTLD renewal figures roll in

Donuts is about to give the world the clearest picture yet of the ongoing demand for new gTLD domain names. The company has taken the unprecedented decision to disclose its renewal figures on a pretty much live basis. COO Richard Tindal has been blogging renewal stats for .bike, .clothing, .guru, .ventures, .holdings, .plumbing and .singles […]

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Outcome Brokerage secures Bike.com exclusivity

The premium domain name, Bike.com, has been secured for an exclusive contract with Outcome Brokerage, led by domain uber broker Ryan Colby. Bike.com is priced at $625,000 dollars, a price commensurate with the average price of all-carbon bikes. The true generic domain should attract the attention of bike manufacturers; the dot .bike gTLD which launched […]

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Panel doesn’t consider TLD in the first-ever new gTLD UDRP case

The first new gTLD domain name has been lost to a UDRP complaint. The famous German bike maker Canyon Bicycles won canyon.bike from a registrant who said he’d bought the name — and others — in order to protect the company from cybersquatters. The panelist in the case, WIPO’s Andrew Lothian, declined to consider the […]

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First Donuts new gTLD sunrise periods looking tiny

It’s possible that fewer than 1,200 domain names were registered in Donuts’ first seven new gTLD sunrise periods, judging by the latest zone file data. According to Donuts zone files dated January 31, just 1,164 proper domain names currently exist in .clothing, .bike, .guru, .ventures, .holdings, .singles and .plumbing. By TLD, the names break down […]

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7 New Domain Extensions Go Live Tomorrow – Why I Like .GURU and .VENTURES The Most

It’s starting. Tomorrow seven new domain extensions go live, two of which I think have a pretty exciting road ahead and one that I just don’t get. All seven of these are owned by Donuts and TechCrunch had some nice coverage about the introduction of these TLDs this afternoon. First I’ll start with what I’m […]

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First English new gTLD Sunrise periods start today

Donuts today kicks off the Sunrise periods for its first seven new gTLDs, the first English-language strings to start their priority registration periods for trademark owners. The big question for mark holders today is whether to participate in Sunrise, or whether Donuts’ proprietary Domain Protected Marks List is the more cost-efficient way to go. Sunrise […]

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1&1 prices first four Donuts gTLDs at $50-$80 a year

The registrar 1&1 Internet has started selling pre-registrations in the first four Donuts new gTLDs for between $50 and $80 a year. Three gTLDs — .singles, .bike and .clothing — carry a $49.99 price tag at the company’s US site. In the UK, they’re priced at £29.99. A fourth gTLD, .holdings, costs $79.99/£49.99. Customers are […]

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Donuts puts date to first Sunrise, signs big registrars, says it won’t have a landrush

Donuts has announced the dates of its first Sunrise periods and revealed that it’s not planning to run a landrush period for its first seven new gTLDs. The company said today that it plans to take .bike, .clothing, .guru, .holdings, .plumbing, .singles and .ventures to Sunrise on November 26. It’s opted for a 60-day Sunrise […]

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