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September 25, 2017 13:31

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ICANN approves new gTLD Dot.ard for political domains

ICANN has approved the latest new gTLD, Dot .ard, an extension specifically for political domains with a conservative bias. Dot .ard was applied for by Donald Trump’s political campaign manager, to ensure that a recent epithet about the president remains under control. “Mr. President is aware of the ‘dotard’ allegations against him, by the Rocket […]

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Do city-specific domains like .BOSTON have any hope?

It’s no secret that a lot of the new gTLDs are struggling. At the same time some new gTLDs have found a solid path to success with extensions like .CLUB, .LOAN, and .ONLINE seeing real interest from end-users. I’ll be honest in saying that I thought .CITY domains were going to take off like a […]

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Dot .Radio : Sunrise and Landrush have begun

Dot .Radio is a new TLD, designed specifically for the radio sector, including broadcasters, Internet radios, radio professionals, companies supplying goods and services, and radio amateurs. Eligible organizations and individuals can now apply for their preferred .Radio domains, as long as they are are from the following categories: Unions of Broadcasters Official Radio Operators Internet […]

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Number of XYZ domains falls below the 4 million mark

The number of registered .XYZ domains has fallen well below the 4 million mark, according to ntldstats. And this is not the end of the line, as an additional 1.3 million .XYZ domains are in “deletion mode,” which would further lower the numbers. XYZ rose to the top spot among new gTLDs by a controversial […]

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Non-com sightings : It’s NOT.taxi, it’s something else!

Here at DomainGang we keep track of non-com domains “in the wild”; it’s a fun pastime, and there are plenty of user-submitted web sites. This is a first: a dot .Taxi domain, for a service that is not exactly a taxi. The domain: NOT.taxi 😀 Alexander Schubert, who lives in Riga, Latvia, shared the photo […]

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Dot .GDN takes top spot on list of “The World’s Most Abused TLDs” for August

SpamHaus, the malware activity monitor, keeps track of the number of bad domains spewing out spam, for every TLD. Then, it calculates their “badness ratio,” based on the number of registered domains among the domains seen, and it ranks the TLDs, generating a list of “The World’s Most Abused TLDs.“ Last month, dot .Study was […]

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What are the two best dot .Africa domains?

Africa is the cradle of the world’s civilization, and host to 1.216 billion people across 54 recognized countries. The new dot .Africa gTLD spans an entire continent and offers its residents the ability to register domains they’re proud of. Says the Registry: “The benefits of a .africa domain name include showcasing the brand and it’s […]

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Not all TLDs are created equal when it comes to protecting domain owners

You might think that registering a .COM, a .LONDON, or a .IO are all the same except for the price. While you would be right, the .COM always does command the highest price, there’s more under the hood with a TLD, and in some cases this could be the difference between keeping and losing your […]

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End-users : Is your dream domain taken?

If you have a dream domain, the odds of it been taken already, are quite high. Most .com domains that are words existing in a formal English dictionary are long gone, and so are two word .com composites with a positive, brandable meaning. That leaves non-domainers, often known as “end users,” with a difficult task […]

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FAGE : Best Greek yogurt has its own branded gTLD

When it comes down to authentic Greek yogurt, nothing comes close to FAGE in quality and flavor. The Greek yogurt and dairy producer taps an international market that is valued in the billions of dollars, spanning Europe, the US and the rest of the world. Greek yogurt is rich, and relies on its qualities with […]

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