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Donuts Win Another New gTLD .Express Beating Out Express.com: No ICANN Last Resort Auctions For January

January 27th, 2015 Comments off
Donuts has won yet another new gTLD string ahead winning .Express. The only other applicant was submitted by Express.com who has now withdrawn their application. This domain was scheduled for an ICANN Last Resort Auction. There are now 11 new gTLD scheduled to go to an ICANN in February and 19 more for March. As […]
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ICANN CEO Fadi Bites The Hand That Feeds It Calling out Those “Hogging” Domains”

January 25th, 2015 Comments off
Fadi Chehade, CEO of ICANN, in a story published by the HuffingtonPost.com, which also contains a video interview with Fadi at World Economic Forum in Davos, explaining how we “went from twenty-something” top domain names to hundreds” throws large domain investors under the bus and then backs up the bus and rolls over them again […]
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Donuts Wins The Rights To Operate The New gTLD .Cafe Beating Out Co. That Runs .Bar/.Rest

January 25th, 2015 Comments off
Donuts has picked up another new gTLD extension winning the rights to .Cafe, beating out Punto 2012 the registry that runs .Bar and .Rest. The new gTLD string .Cafe was scheduled to go to the ICANN Last Resort auction later this Month. Other new gTLD’s that touch .cafe include .Restaurant, which is operated by Donuts […]
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Afilias Wins The .Bet new gTLD Beating Donuts, Famous Four & UK Gambling Co. Ladbrokes

January 24th, 2015 Comments off
The new gTLD .Bet has been settled in what we can only guess was a private auction won by Afilias. Afilias won the rights to operate the new Top Level Domain beating out two big portfolio applicants Donuts and Famous Four Media as well as Ladbrokes a publicly traded  British based gaming company. According to […]
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.Global Registry Offering A $25 Cash Back Rebate, But just for 8 Days

January 23rd, 2015 Comments off
The .Global new gTLD registry just launched a cash back program to give people who register 10 or more .Global Domain names a cash back bonus of $25 per domain. “This is a limited time offer only available between Friday 23th of January and Saturday 31st of January.” For details on how to apply for […]
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Trademark Clearinghouse Releases New Numbers: 34,400 Trademarks Registered

January 22nd, 2015 Comments off
The Trademark Clearinghouse release some new numbers today. There are now 34,400 trademark submitted to the trademark clearinghouse. Just over 50% were submitted for more than one year for a total of almost 86,000 trademark years. Over 128,000 claim notice have been sent out to trademark holders notifying them of a registered new gTLD covered […]
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Forbes Asks “Why, Even After A Year, There’s Still No Land Grab For New Internet Domains”

January 22nd, 2015 Comments off
Forbes just published an article on the new gTLD”s and its less than glowing. Here are some of the highlights of the piece written by Roger Kay: “It’s been nearly a year since a whole set of spanking new Internet domain names first came to market. These names —which in technical circles are called “generic […]

My Opinion: Donuts Is Not Helping Itself By Attacking .Com

January 22nd, 2015 Comments off
Raymond Hackney just published a story on the Thedomains.com based on a blog post published on Donuts.co corporate site, which you can read here. I have written about Donuts attacking .Com to sell their own new gTLD’s before and even discussed it in our 2014 year recap. I think its a bad move. First of […]
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Donuts ” after such a long run, it’s about time to hand .COM a gold watch”

January 22nd, 2015 Comments off
Donuts posted a blog post yesterday about looking to the future and that .com is that old stodgy utility that is staid but it is unremarkable. Yet Microsoft had plenty of options for example to register Hololens.newgtld but they still paid to buy the .com and handregister the .us. The article is worth a read, […]
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1st Day New gTLD Totals: .Vlaanderen 3,880; .Brussels 3,742; .Forsale 2,197

January 22nd, 2015 Comments off
Three new gTLD’s went into general availability (GA) yesterday where they could be registered on a first come, first served basis. Here are the totals after the first day of GA. The totals include all domain names registered by trademark holders in the Sunrise Period and those who paid an extra fee to get early […]
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