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September 23, 2019 00:31

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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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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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Radix targets a million .online names in 2-3 years

Having just finished the most-successful new gTLD launch day to date, Radix Registry reckons it can get .online to seven figures in two to three years. “We’re at 37,170 names as of an hour ago,” Radix CEO Bhavin Turakhia told DI at about 1000 UTC this morning. That represents less than a full day of […]

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Radix targets 25,000 names for .online’s first day

Radix Registry reckons .online will move at least 15,000 domains in its first day of general availability, but it’s aiming higher. “We are confident .online will be amongst the biggest new gTLDs that have launched,” Radix business head Sandeep Ramchandani said in a press release today. “The same sentiment across several Registrar Partners has reinforced […]

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Yeehaw! Bumper crop of new gTLD launches

There’s a definite wild west flavor to today’s crop of new gTLD launches, in a week which sees no fewer than 16 strings hit general availability. Kicking off the week, today Minds + Machines brings its first wholly-owned TLDs to market. Following the successful launch of .london, for which M+M acts as the back-end, last […]

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Was I wrong? .xyz claims 31,000 regs on day one

.xyz’s first full day of general availability saw it total 31,119 registrations, suggesting that it’s not doing as badly as I suggested in a post earlier today. Today’s .xyz zone file shows 14,924 names, up 14,829 on the day, but Gavin Brown, CTO of .xyz back-end CentralNic, just commented that the 24-hour number is actually […]

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.xyz fails to live up to the hype

.xyz sold just shy of 15,000 domain names during its first hours of general availability. That’s according to zone files released today. The registry added 14,829 names yesterday, ending the period with 14,924 in its zone, making it the 15th-largest new gTLD by volume, behind the likes of .center, .directory and .solutions. (UPDATE: see the […]

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Slow start for .ceo with fewer than 400 names sold

The new .ceo gTLD has had a disappointing launch. In the first 30 hours of general availability, which began on Friday afternoon, the TLD has managed to scrape just 378 registrations, according to the latest zone file. That includes 100 names that were registered during the sunrise period. Jodee Rich, CEO of PeopleBrowsr, the .ceo […]

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Registrars screwing up new gTLD launches?

Some of the largest domain name registrars are failing to support new gTLDs properly, leading to would-be registrants being told unregistered names are unavailable. The .menu gTLD went into general availability yesterday, gathering some 1,649 registrations in its first half day. It’s not a great start for the new gTLD by any stretch, but how […]

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