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January 17, 2018 03:06

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Registrations might just be biggest vanity metric when it comes to new gTLDs

.TOP has been the #1 new gTLD for a while this year, and even now they sit at the #2 spot when it comes to registrations…but their one-year chart tells a different story: Ouch. This doesn’t look like a chart that would make you think this is one of the top new gTLDs. Think about […]

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.NYC Announces Best of the Boroughs Contest Winners

.NYC announced today the winners of  first-ever “Best of the Boroughs” NYC contest. “The contest was designed to showcase the small businesses, organizations and entrepreneurs across New York’s 5 boroughs that are prospering from the unique opportunities a .nyc web address affords them. “All of the Best of Boroughs winners will be featured in a […]

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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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.Boston Domain Extension Off To Slow Start With Just 170 Domains Registered in Sunrise

Today we received a Press release proudly announcing that over 150 Brands registered a .Boston new gTLD domain in the Sunrise period which was opened to trademark holders and certain rights holders in Boston. The PR has a subtitle “Strong pace with .BOSTON domains! – More than 150 brands getting ready with their .BOSTON web […]

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.Africa Added Over 1,000 Domain Registrations in Landrush At A Premium Prices Since the Close Of Sunrise

  The new domain name extension .Africa has added over 1,000 domain registrations since the close of Sunrise in a period known as Landrush. According to the zone file I pulled today there are over 1,000 new domain names since the Sunrise period closed on June 2nd. July 3rd started the last and cheapest phase […]

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New gTLD .Africa Closes It’s Sunrise Period With Over 930 Domain Registrations

The long awaited and much contested new domain extension .Africa just closed its Sunrise period on June 2nd and according to the zone file there are over 930 domain name registrations. It appears a Sunrise domain name cost somewhere around $200 depending on the registrar. The Sunrise period is opened to those trademark holders registered […]

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If all new domain name extensions failed, would the domain industry get smaller?

So there has been a lot of talk lately about the challenges that the new domain extensions (new gTLDs as Domainers call them) have had when it comes to investment value. At the same time, hugely successful startups like Data.world and monster companies like Alphabet.xyz have decided to brand around a new domain extension. At […]

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.Art Gets 3K Domain Registrations on 1st Day of General Availability

According to the .Art registry during the first 24 hours of general availability which started yesterday, over 3,000 .Art domain names were purchased/registered. Of those about 95% were “standard” domains  e.g., personal names of people and organizations, while the rest belonged to the .ART inventory of word and word combinations. While the personal names are mostly sold at […]

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.CLUB passes $500,000 in premium domain sales in Q1, approaching $5M in total sales

It’s no secret to anyone who keeps up with the domain name industry that the new domain names extensions (or new gTLDs as industry insiders call them) have had a bumpy start to 2017. This hasn’t been much of a surprise to me, as I’ve said many times before, I think most of the new […]

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With Almost 10% Of New gTLD Registrations In Upcoming Delete Status; The Peak Of 28.8M May Stand Until .Web

According to ntldstats.com almost 10% of all registered new gTLD domain names are in upcoming delete status; meaning for at least a while new G’s domain name may have peaked out. On  March 24, 2017 the number of new gTLD domain registrations sat at 28,854,146. As of yesterday the number is 28,818,819. However the number […]

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