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Owner of Baby.com Wins .Baby For $3.1 Million Dollars.

December 17th, 2014 Comments off
Johnson & Johnson which has owned and advertised  Baby.com for many years, just won the ICANN Last Resort Auction for the new gTLD .Baby for 3,088,888 Google, Minds + Machines, Donuts, Radix and Famous Four lost in the auction and unlike private auctions will not get any share of the winning bid. In the other […]
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.Website Collision Domains Give A Boost In Registrations: Here Are Available LLL/NNN/One Word Domains

December 17th, 2014 Comments off
.Website which had its ICANN collision lists freed up recently has seen a nice bounce in daily registrations. Like a bunch of other TLDs, the spike in registrations appears to have come on the back of Black Friday and Cyber Monday registrations. The TLD saw volumes of 5 times that of the previous day’s registrations […]
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.XYZ Is The 1st New gTLD To Break 750,000 Registered Domains

December 16th, 2014 Comments off
.XYZ has become the first new gTLD to break through the 750,000 mark for domain name registrations. According to the .XYZ registry the number of registered domain names is 750,073 The 750,000th domain name to be registered was Chez.XYZ that was registered today at the domain name registrar Gandi.net. We at TheDomains.com were the first […]
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ICANN Denies Allegation That New gTLD Have Widespread Phishing & Malware Sites

December 15th, 2014 Comments off
According to a company blog post out today, by brand protection company CSC, citing Amy Mushahwar, counsel and Chief Information Security Officer at Washington, D.C. law firm ZwillGen PLLC, says: “New domains (new gTLD’s) are being registered as phishing sites and for drive-by downloads of malware.” “Nefarious uses have been very widespread. It’s incumbent upon […]
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Guess I Was Wrong There Is A Lot Of Cybersquatting Going On In The New gTLD’s: 15X As Much?

December 15th, 2014 Comments off
Well it seems as the trademark lobby predicted there isa lot of cybersquatting going on in the new gTLD space, a lot more than I thought we would ever see. I was one who thought there would be a negligible amount of trademark infringing domain names registered in the new gTLD space due to the […]
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Monster.com (Jobs) Beats out Monster, Inc. (High End Audio Co.) For The gTLD .Monster

December 13th, 2014 Comments off
Monster.com,  (NYSE:MWW), the job site has beaten out Monster, Inc. the company that makes high end audio cables and other equipment for the new gTLD .Monster. The contension set was scheuled to do to the ICANN last resort auction next week but Monster, Inc who is best know for high end audio cables just withdrew […]
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New Poll Says 25% Think Organic Co. Should Have .Organic Domain: But Only 396 Have Been Registered

December 11th, 2014 Comments off
.ORGANIC domain operator Afilias today announced the results of a poll in which “nearly 70% of respondents believe that some companies are misrepresenting themselves as “organic” to command a premium price, and 60% would like a reliable way to distinguish real organic providers online from the pretenders. That’s why almost 60% of respondents claimed they […]

1st Day New gTLD Totals .immo 5,274; .Business 3,292; .Software 3,068; .Network 3,055; .Pizza 1,272; .Auction 1,056

December 11th, 2014 Comments off
6 New gTLD’s went into their first day of General Availability (GA) yesterday where they could be registered on a first come, first served basis. Including all domain names registered during the Sunrise Period by trademark holders and in the Early Access Period (EAP) for those who were willing to pay a one time fee […]

New gTLD Pass 3.5 Million But How Many Are Third Party Paid Registrations? Here’s The Answer

December 11th, 2014 Comments off
The number of new gTLD registrations just crossed the 3.5 million mark according to ntldstats.com The question is how many of these 3.5 Million new gTLD domain names are paid for registrations made by third parties unrelated to the registry So we are basically backing out any  known free registrations, any domain name registered to […]
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Extensions Launching Today .Business, .Network, .Immo, .Auction, .Pizza

December 10th, 2014 Comments off
Several new gTLD’s go into general availability today where they can be registered on a first come first serve basis and many have quite a few registrations after its Sunrise  period which was for trademark holders and those who paid an extra fee to register the domain during the Early Access Period (EAP) .Business has […]
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