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New gTLD .Tech Enters Early Access Period (EAP) Today With 40+ Pioneers

July 29th, 2015 Comments off
Radix announced today that .Tech has entered the 1st day of the Early Access Program (EAP) Unlike other Radix new gTLD extensions that previously launched .Tech is not going to have a landrush period but an EAP period like Donuts and Rightside. Radix further announced that it has signed up 40+ Pioneers for .tech. “The […]
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Frank Schilling’s North Sound Names Loses 1st Uniform Rapid Suspension on EOS.Blackfriday

July 29th, 2015 Comments off
Frank Schilling North Sound Names has lost its first Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) on the domain name eos.blackfriday. North Sound Names registered almost 208,000 domain names Uniregistry new gTLD’s and marks the first time North Sound has lost a domain name in a URS or a UDRP. Due to the ruling the domain registration will […]

Frank Schilling On New gTLD’s and The Value of .Com In The Years Ahead

July 26th, 2015 Comments off
Frank Schilling in a comment to our post on .Bank getting 5,500 applications, had a very interesting comment: “”IMO Dot Com will still be the largest individual TLD, but many, many viable alternative TLD’s will marginalize the totality of .com’s mindshare in future. Speaking as the owner of a large portfolio of valuable dot com […]

Verisign: Brands Are Keeping Their .Com: Don’t See Anybody Abandoning .Com for .Brand or Another TLD.”

July 24th, 2015 Comments off
In the Verisign earnings call yesterday the following question was asked by Fred Ziegel, Topeka Capital Markets. Fred Ziegel (Analyst – Topeka Capital Markets): “In your .brand customer base that you are working with, what’s your sense of how they are thinking about it from the perspective of — are they going to move from […]

Verisign: Brands Are Keeping Their .Com: Don’t See Anybody Abandoning .Com for .Brand or Another TLD.”

July 24th, 2015 Comments off
In the Verisign earnings call yesterday the following question was asked by Fred Ziegel, Topeka Capital Markets. Fred Ziegel (Analyst – Topeka Capital Markets): “In your .brand customer base that you are working with, what’s your sense of how they are thinking about it from the perspective of — are they going to move from […]

.Bank Gets Over 5,500 Applications For a .Bank Domain At $1K+ Per Domain

July 23rd, 2015 Comments off
fTLD Registry Services announced today that more than 5,500 .BANK applications have been received from members of the global banking community at a retail price of $1,000 + depending on the registrar. Unlike most domain names, .Bank is restricted so if you want to register a domain you have to fill out an application and […]
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Boston Globe Covers .Sucks & New gTLD’s & Mucks It Up

July 23rd, 2015 Comments off
The Boston Globe published a post on .Sucks and the new gTLD program and screwed up some basis information about .sucks and the new gTLD program itself. Here are some of the errors I found in the article. “Hundreds of these new domains have rolled out in the past couple of years, as supplements for […]
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Bloomberg Files UDRP To Gain Control Of The Domain That Caused The Twitter Stock Swing

July 22nd, 2015 Comments off
Bloomberg filed a UDRP to take control of the domain name Bloomberg.Market the domain that caused shares of Twitter to rise 8% when it published a fake report that Twitter was bring bought out. Bloomberg.Market which you can see a screenshot of here, was taken down by the Registry of .Market,  Rightside (NAME) a few […]
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Brand Blunders: Domino’s Files UDRP To Get The Domain Dominos.Pizza: Wynn On Wynn.Vegas

July 21st, 2015 Comments off
Domino’s pizza has filed a UDRP to gain control of the new gTLD domain name Dominos .Pizza. For me its another huge brand failure to protect a brand, on a bang on new gTLD domain. Last week we saw what happened when Bloomberg allowed a third party to register Bloomberg.Market by failing to register the […]

Google Answers The Question Of How Will It Rank New gTLD’s: .Brands Get No Extra Weight

July 21st, 2015 Comments off
Google published a post today on how will Google rank new gTLD’s. “”With the coming of many new generic top level domains (gTLDs), we’d like to give some insight into how these are handled in Google’s search. We’ve heard and seen questions and misconceptions about the way we treat new top level domains (TLDs), like […]