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Majority of our poll respondents see new gtld registrations ending 2015 on a sour note

April 26th, 2015 Comments off
We started a poll two months ago that asked, “How Many New gTLD Registrations Will There Be By The End of 2015?” Currently there are over 5 million new gtld registrations according to multiple sources such as ntldstats.com. The majority of respondents see the numbers going down. 27% of readers who participated see 2015 ending […]
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Associations not allowed to display listings under .realtor domain

April 25th, 2015 Comments off
There is a rift between Move Inc. and the National Association of Realtors, Inman.com reports that associations will not be able to display or even link to property listings on a .Realtor domain. So far there are about 96,000 .Realtor registrations. From the article: Come May 7, U.S. and Canadian brokerages and associations who want […]
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Walmart Files UDRP on New gTLD Domain Walmart.LGBT

April 23rd, 2015 Comments off
      Walmart has filed a UDRP on the new gTLD domain Walmart.lgbt. The new domain extension .LGBT,  for those that may not know,  “is the first internet address created specifically for connecting with the Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Transgender community.” and is operated by Afilias. Interestedly just a couple of months ago Walmart […]
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Will New gTLDs be to the Internet what Cable was to Television ?

April 23rd, 2015 Comments off
Jennifer Wolfe published an article on ClickZ that used an analogy that I myself have thought about to a certain degree when it comes to the new gtlds. Will the new gtlds be to the Internet what Cable TV was to Television ? There is something there, COM, NET and ORG would play the roles […]
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New gTLD’s Hit The Big Screen As The Official Site For The New Ryan Reynolds Movie Self/Less

April 22nd, 2015 Comments off
The new gTLD’s have made it to the big screen. Big Screen, as in a Movie trailer that a reader of  TheDomains.com was nice enough to send me. The movie is Self/Less is opening July 10th and stars Ryan Reynolds and Ben Kinsley. It looks like a pretty good movie by the way. Here is […]
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.Marriott Launches New gTLD Site: “A Journey Beyond .Com”

April 22nd, 2015 Comments off
                    Marriott just laid out its vision for its new gTLD brand on a website dedicated to its .Marriott new gTLD entitled “A journey beyond .com” “Marriott is helping to pioneer how businesses use this new type of top-level domain as an opportunity to evolve, innovate […]
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Minds + Machines: Premium Names Are 3%.of Registrations; 25% of Revenue

April 22nd, 2015 Comments off
Minds + Machines Group Limited (LSE:MMX), released some interesting information in a press release we received overnight. Premium Names accounts for approximately 3%. of Minds + Machines new gTLD registrations,  but accounts for 25% of its revenue. Minds + Machines also announced that they “hold a significant inventory of Premium Names across its gTLD portfolio […]

.Poker Winds Up Its 1st Day With 1,342 Registrations & .Science Tops 150K Registrations

April 22nd, 2015 Comments off
.Poker launched into general availability yesterday and including those domain names registered by trademark holders in the Sunrise period and those Landrush applications that were awarded uncontested, .Poker finished the day with 1,342 registrations. .Poker is not one of the cheap gTLD extensions with non-premium domains selling for around $50 and some premium domains selling […]
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Will .Poker Take Off ?

April 20th, 2015 Comments off
Christopher Hofman from European Domain Centre interviewed Roland LaPlante and Brett Samuels from Afilias on the eve of .Poker going live. Brett Samuels listed a number of high profile brands among early stage registrants including basically any Vegas casino on The Strip such as MGM and Treasure Island, general betting sites and news sites such as […]
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FairWinds Partners: ” Top-Level Domains Owned by Brands Gaining Momentum”

April 20th, 2015 Comments off
Jennifer Schoelwer wrote an article on the FairWinds Partners blog that delves into gaining momentum for branded top level domains. The article is focused on .brands, not generic strings open to everyone. The article takes a look at French bank BNP Paribas and the steps they have taken to explain their upcoming .bnpparibas to their […]