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November 22, 2017 01:37

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Almost 60% of new gTLDs are parked – is that a good thing or a bad thing?

I find myself somewhat frequently checking nTLDStats.com to follow what’s going on in the world of new gTLDs. One of the recent trends I’ve been keeping an eye on is .TOP overtaking .XYZ as the “most registered” new gTLD and .LOAN is getting closer and closer to overtaking .XYZ to move into the #2 spot. […]

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Doom.games : New gTLD domain in the hands of id Software via the UDRP process

It was doomed from the get-go, for the new gTLD domain, Doom.Games. Doom, the classic 1990’s game that spawned a long franchise that continues to this day, is also a registered trademark of 20 years. Dot .Games is a former gTLD of Rightside, now wholly owned by Donuts, Inc. The game’s creators, id Software LLC, […]

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Dot .Boston surpasses 2,000 domain registrations on general availability day

The dot .Boston gTLD is the latest city domain to enter general availability. Less than 8 hours later, it has surpassed 2,000 domain registrations, we were told. Victor Pitts of MMX, the Registry behind dot .Boston, highlighted the launch’s quick rise, earlier today: “We are LIVE with .BOSTON registrations. 1400 domains registered in 1st 120 […]

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Mr.Green : Gambling company files UDRP against ultimate domain brand

Mr Green Ltd., an online gambling and sportsbook activities company, established its brand 10 years ago. Operating from the domain MrGreen.com, the Malta-based corporation is publicly traded. The parent company, Mr Green & Co AB, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm’s main list. Mr Green Ltd. appears to have filed […]

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Non-com sightings : Dot .Space domain makes its virgin appearance

Here at DomainGang we keep track of non-com domains “in the wild,” sharing plenty of user-submitted web sites. Operating a business or other web site on a new gTLD or alternative ccTLD, is becoming natural, and today’s submission comes from the Baltic city of Riga, Latvia. Eagle-eyed Alexander Schubert provided us with the .taxi sighting, […]

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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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