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July 16, 2019 06:38

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New TLDs, five years in

  It was five years ago this month that the first domains under the new top level domain (nTLD) program started rolling out to consumers. The first Latin script general availability domains came out in early February 2014. Remember .guru? .Plumbing? Yeah, that was a long time ago. Here’s how I’d sum up the first […]

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All eyes on Donuts as first new gTLD renewal figures roll in

Donuts is about to give the world the clearest picture yet of the ongoing demand for new gTLD domain names. The company has taken the unprecedented decision to disclose its renewal figures on a pretty much live basis. COO Richard Tindal has been blogging renewal stats for .bike, .clothing, .guru, .ventures, .holdings, .plumbing and .singles […]

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.club now biggest-selling new gTLD

.club has overtaken .guru to become the top-selling new gTLD on the market. According to today’s zone file report, .club now has 59,120 domains, having grown by 2,504 yesterday. That’s compared to .guru, which grew by 181 names to 58,791. It’s been 12 days since .CLUB Domains predicted it would be at the top of […]

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.club pips .berlin to #2 spot

.CLUB Domains moved into the number two spot on the new gTLD league table overnight, but its growth appears to be slowing. In today’s zone files, .club has 47,362 domains under management, having added 734 on Sunday; .berlin stood at 47,243, having added 33 yesterday. .guru still leads with 56,813 names. Sunday is typically a […]

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.club misses first target but hopes to be #1 new gTLD “within days”

.CLUB Domains failed to overtake .guru in its first week of general availability as promised, but the company is nevertheless upbeat about taking the number one spot “within days”. The last zone file available for .club shows 41,203 names, but that’s the May 14 file. The company, or its back-end, has been having trouble keeping […]

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Is .expert the next “big” top level domain name?

.Expert is in the same category as .guru. How will the two compare? .Guru continues to lead the new top level domain name charts in terms of number of domain names registered. It currently has about 55,000 registrations and gets hundreds of additional registrations on some days. Tomorrow Donuts releases a similar new TLD in […]

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.guru first new gTLD to 50,000 names

Donuts’ pioneering .guru yesterday became the first new gTLD to surpass 50,000 domain name registrations, according to today’s zone files. DI PRO makes today’s total 50,210, having added 209 names yesterday. Technically, that means .guru passed the 50k mark on Wednesday, but I’m excluding some infrastructural domains used by the registry. The gTLD went into […]

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.INFO vs. .TIPS – Which Would You Choose?

So far the most activity in the new gTLD space has been around extensions that have to do with learning or expertise. The first to really raise eyebrows was .GURU which still has the most registrations out of any single gTLD. .TIPS launched this week and has seen strong interest right out of the gate. […]

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Pirate Bay a victim as Go Daddy suspends hundreds of new gTLD domains

New gTLDs may have only been in general availability for a few weeks, but there’s already evidence of substantial abuse. Go Daddy has suspended at least 305 new gTLD domain names, putting them on its spam-and-abuse.com name servers, standard Go Daddy practice for domains suspected of abuse. Over 250 of these were put on the […]

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Are these the 10 most-popular new gTLD domains?

I’m a firm believer that the success of new gTLDs will be measured not just in registration volumes but also in usage, and usage is a lot trickier to measure than domains under management. One way of measuring usage that’s very familiar to many domainers is Alexa, the Amazon-owned web metrics service that uses toolbars […]

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