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July 16, 2019 05:58

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Google launches .dev with some big-name anchor tenants

Google is bringing .dev to general availability this week, and it’s already signed up some recognizable brands as anchor tenants. Salesforce.com, GitHub and Cloudflare are among several outfits that have already developed web sites using pre-launch .dev domains granted to them by Google Registry. Salesforce is offering developer tools at the catch crm.dev, GitHub is […]

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Google’s $25 million .app domain finally has a launch date

One of the questions I get asked fairly regularly is “When is .app coming out?”, but until today I haven’t had a good answer. Now I do. Google has finally released its launch timeline for the could-be-popular new gTLD. .app will go to sunrise March 29, the company said last week. Trademark holder exclusivity will […]

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Chinese to invade .africa? CEO thinks so

While .africa finally went on sale last week after years of legal fights, it seems Africans may find themselves in the minority of registrants. A combination of awareness, pricing and anticipated interest from Chinese domain investors, means that Africans could account for as few as 1 in 10 .africa registrations, according to Lucky Masilela, CEO […]

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Over 50,000 names sold as .shop has successful launch day

GMO Registry has recorded one of the most successful new gTLD launch days to date, selling over 45,000 .shop domain names in the first hours. The company said it sold 45,427 .shop names in the first two hours after general availability started yesterday afternoon at about 1600 UTC. The total at that point was 51,755, […]

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Cars gTLD launch clears $1 million in EAP

There was a small turn-out for the premium launch of .cars, .car and .auto gTLDs, but the registry says it cleared over $1 million in revenue. The three gTLDs are run by Cars Registry, a venture between Uniregistry and XYZ.com. They all finished their pricey Early Access Periods yesterday and are due to enter general […]

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.security names priced at $3,000, .theatre at $750

XYZ.com may be best known for its budget .xyz gTLD, but its portfolio is increasingly leaning toward the super-premium end of the industry price range. The company entered Early Access Period with its .security, .protection and .theatre gTLDs today, and they ain’t cheap. .security and .protection are expected to carry retail prices of $3,000 a […]

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.Auto .Car, .Cars Get 1st day Registrations at $60K Per Domain

The 1st day of the Early Access Program (EAP) opened up yesterday for the new gTLD’s .Auto, .Car and .Cars with day 1 prices set at $59,049.99 for each domain name at Godaddy and there appears to have been some takers at that price. NEXTEV USA, Inc registered the domain names on January 12th: nextev.car […]

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.cars domains to start at $45,000, retail for $2,500

Cars Registry has set pricing for .car, .cars and .auto domains at crazy-high levels. If you want to buy a domain in any of the three gTLDs on day one, it will cost you a whopping $45,000. If you buy one during regular general availability, it’s likely to set you back $2,500. The registry, a […]

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Now Uniregistry shifts to Early Access launch model

Uniregistry has become the latest registry to adopt the Early Access Period model for some new gTLD launches. .cars, .car and .auto will all use the EAP, in place of the more typical landrush period, when they launch in January. Technically, while Uniregistry is running the back-end, the three gTLDS are all being offered by […]

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Confusion,Hypocrisy and Opportunity

By: Raymond Hackney The new gtlds are a complex animal, there is opportunity, hypocrisy and a lot of noise to wade through to find the real info and the real gems. I liked Jason Thompson’s post about the newgltds. There has been a lot of good posts lately on the new gtlds imo, Some echoed […]

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