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January 18, 2018 01:52

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As .wed goes EBERO, did the first new gTLD just fail?

A wedding-themed gTLD with a Bizarro World business model may become the first commercial gTLD to outright fail. .wed, run by a small US outfit named Atgron, has become the first non-brand gTLD to be placed under ICANN’s emergency control, after it lost its back-end provider. DI understands that Atgron’s arrangement with its small New […]

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Numeric .xyz names plummet despite dollar deal

XYZ.com’s effort to sell over a billion numeric .xyz domains at just $0.65 each does not appear to be gaining traction. The number of qualifying domains in the .xyz zone file has plummeted by almost 200,000 since the deal was introduced and dipped by over 4,000 since the blanket discount went live. The $0.65 registry […]

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DotKids doesn’t want .kids auction to go ahead

One of the applicants for the .kids gTLD has asked ICANN to stop the planned last-resort auction. DotKids Foundation is competing with Amazon for .kids and, because the two strings were ruled confusingly similar, with Google’s application for the singular .kid. ICANN last month set a January 25 date for the three contenders to go […]

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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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Epik #domain registrations : #Boston is getting closer to #Africa

The beauty of new gTLDs: they can grow in separate verticals, registered by a common subset of registrants. For example, domain investors from Africa might also register .Boston domains, due to the city’s cultural appeal as a New England metropolis. Back in November, we pointed out how fast dot .Boston grew, thanks to the apparent […]

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Neustar moves its website from Neustar.biz to Home.Neustar

Neustar, Inc. today announced that it has revamped its global website and that it is moving to its own .brand extension. Neustar’s new website is moving from Neustar.biz to Home.Neustar All of Neustar’s digital assets will utilize its new ‘.neustar’ TLD “to increase the effectiveness and stickiness of its online and offline communications.” As of […]

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Domain #rebranding : #Neustar moves to Home.Neustar

Neustar has moved its headquarters to Home.Neustar, and the company’s individual services can now be found on several dedicated .Neustar domain names. This effective domain rebranding move is a natural evolution for Neustar, provider of information technology services, that actively embraces and supports the new gTLD namespace. Additionally, Neustar is celebrating its new digital identity […]

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China and cheapo TLDs drag down industry growth — CENTR

The growth of the worldwide domain industry continued to slow in the third quarter, according to data out today from CENTR. There were 311.1 million registered domains across over 1,500 TLDs at the end of September, according to the report, 0.7% year-over-year growth. The new gTLD segment, which experienced a 7.2% decline to 20.6 million […]

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New gTLDs blamed as .pl starts to shrink

Polish ccTLD .pl has lost over 125,000 domains in the last year, a change of growth trajectory blamed partly on new gTLDs. NASK, the registry, released its third-quarter report in English today. It’s overflowing with more statistics than you could possibly need about the TLD’s performance. The headline is that .pl is on the decline. […]

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Three non .COM sales that caught my eye this month

I always enjoy looking at sales data and trying to understand how the dynamics of the domain name world are changing over time. It wasn’t that long ago that if the .COM was taken, you’d have .NET or .ORG – today there are so many more options it’s really hard to know which is the […]

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