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KeyBiscayne Gets Creative with .Email

April 19th, 2014 Comments off

The people behind are offering residents the opportunity to get their own address.

Posted on their website: was selected to manage the email address of the Island Paradise.  Key Biscayne residents and businesses have the exclusive right to use the address and have the option to receive VIP offers sent only to address (optional, you can opt-out of this benefit).

Thanks to its exclusivity, you can have your perfect email address: Instead of, for example, you could have (or,, etc).

They go on to say that you must prove you are a resident before your email account will be activated.


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Have Your Opinions Changed or Stayed The Same on the New gTLDs ?

April 18th, 2014 Comments off

Back on February 6, we posted a poll that asked readers to choose their interest level in the new gtlds.  Readers had a choice of strong interest, moderate interest or zero interest. The poll ran til April 1 and in total 240 readers voted.

The results were :

  • 132 Zero interest
  • 70 Moderate interest
  • 38 Strong interest

So now that the new gtlds have been out for over two months and new names are coming to general availability every week, has your opinion changed on the new gtlds ?

Leave a comment and thanks to all those who voted.

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Mr.Berkens Regs The First Uniregistry Domain of the Day on What Was A Busy Day

April 15th, 2014 Comments off

It was a busy day today for Frank Schilling and his company Uniregistry, as five uncontested strings went live at around 12 noon Eastern time. The strings that went live today were the following: .Pics, .Photo, .Gift, .Link and .Guitars.

Out the gate at 12:03 Frank tweeted:

Pretty quickly there were 2000 regs between Link, Pics and Photo. Frank tweeted his thoughts later in the day with regard to .Link and received a differing opinion from Kevin Murphy of



Later in the day Mike found out he regged the very first name for the day,
Registration no. 1 in today’s launch, across all five TLDs was… 2014-04-15 16:00:00.007486 |  | dom101.
Mike picked up a bunch of names and got some nice .pics that I did not even bother checking because I was sure they were on the  collision list or reserved. I checked like 100 names in .pics that made sense and were popular topics. All collision list or reserved, from Booty to Bikini to Cat and Dog to Free and Sexy.
Mike picked up:

He got what I am thinking is one of the very best .marketing domains with Viral.Marketing. 3600 exact searches and $5.50 CPC. As pointed out by a reader Richard S., this domain was not purchased for a simple handreg but rather over $1,000.
Frank told me later in the afternoon that Link, Pics and Photo had surpassed 10,000 arms length registrations.

Disclosures: Uniregistry is an advertiser on and New gTLDs are  highly speculative and nothing in this article should be construed as a recommendation, each person must do their own homework and stick to their budget and risk tolerance.

.Buzz May Have The Strangest List Of 100 Reserved Domains Of All New gTLD’s

April 15th, 2014 Comments off

.Buzz goes live today and like all new gTLD registries they are entitled to keep 100 domains for their own use for marketing and other purposes, but going through the list of .Buzz reserved domains it maybe the strangest list of 100 (actually 85 by my count) that I have seen for any registry.

Bill Doshier who owns the DotStrategy the company which applied to operate the .Buzz registry is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet, but having reviewed a bunch of these 100 domain registry reserved lists, I’m going to call this one the strangest one I have seen to date.

Keep in mind there is nothing to stop the registry or anyone associated with it from registering domain names once they go live as well, which makes the use of some of the allotted 100 domains pretty strange.,,,,,, just to name a few

Lets just say I don’t think those need to be restricted for the registry’s use.

I’m pretty sure those and many others on this list would have been available to be registered.

Of course we wish Bill and his team the best of luck today

Here is the list:
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Big Week For New gTLD’s Including .Buzz, .Link, .Pics & 1st Singular/Plural Battle

April 14th, 2014 Comments off
Its a big week in new gTLD world as 14 new domain name extensions go live, as they become available to be registered on a first come, first served basis. Here are some of the extensions going live starting tomorrow: .BUZZ .Pics .Guitars .Gift .Link .Holiday .Marketing .ONL .Pink .Red .Blue .Kim and two IDN’s […]
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.Guru Becomes 1st New gTLD To Pass 50,000 Registrations

April 13th, 2014 Comments off
.Guru has just become the first new gTLD to pass 50,000 registrations according to .Berlin is firmly in the number 2 spot and might pass .Guru shortly. .Photography has passed 30,000 registrations and .Email has quickly jumped into 4th place with over 22,000 domains .Tips rounds out the top 5 There are now 14 […]
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Famous Four Wins .Party

April 10th, 2014 Comments off
Famous Four Media, the registry operator for Domain Venture Partners announce today that is has resolved contention set for the new generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) .PARTY. Domain Venture Partners along with Blue Sky Registry came to an “agreement” with the other applicant for .Party, Oriental Trading Company, Inc whereby Oriental Trading Company, Inc has […]

CentralNic acquires assets of DomiNIC GmbH

April 10th, 2014 Comments off
CentralNic publicly traded on the AIM Exchange under the symbol CNIC, announced an acquisition of the assets of  DomiNIC GmbH. Since 1994 DomiNIC has been continually developed into an all-round domain and DNS management system with integrated customer and user administration. In January 2014 CentralNic acquired all rights to the DomiNIC software with the intent […]
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Uniregistry Gets 300+ Sunrise .Gift Registrations As J&J Goes In Heavy But Don’t Buy Me These

April 8th, 2014 Comments off
Uniregistry’s new gTLD .Gift has over 300 Sunrise applications which is pretty impressive as Johnson & Johnson went in pretty heavy to protect many of their products in an extension not usually associated with “gifts”. Here are some of the more interesting .Gift Sunrise domain registrations: […]
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.Tokyo To Go Live July 22nd & Anyone In The World Can Register One

April 8th, 2014 Comments off
According to a press release, GMO Internet Group company, GMO Registry, Inc. announced that  the new gTLD .Tokyo will be open for landrush applications starting on June 9th. General Availability will begin July 22nd. Sunrise period for trademark holders is already opened. Unlike some cities like New York’s .NYC, there are no residence or other […]
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