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January 20, 2020 08:20

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As pricey .new launches, Google reveals first set of big-name users including rapper Drake

Google Registry has opened up its .new gTLD for registration for the first time, but whether you get to buy one or not will depend on a team of Google judges. The company opened up its “Limited Registration Period” on Monday, and it doing so revealed a bunch of early-adopter registrants including eBay, Bitly, Spotify, […]

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Google has big, innovative plans for .new

Google is set to launch .new next year with a innovative value proposition that changes how domain names are used. The company plans to slowly release .new domains to a carefully controlled customer base, starting in the first quarter 2020. In a Registry Service Evaluation Process request filed with ICANN last week, the company said: […]

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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., 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, GitHub is […]

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Google’s .app gTLD beats .porn to biggest sunrise yet

The sunrise period for Google Registry’s .app gTLD closed today and it looks like it might be the biggest sunrise of the 2012 round to date. .app had 3,068 domains in its zone file this morning. While not all will be sunrise registrations, it seems very likely that the new domain has comfortably beaten the […]

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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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