Demand Media Applies For 26 gTLD’s Including .Social; ..Gay; .Green .RIP; .Wow; .Airforce; .Navy

It looks like Demand Media, Inc. (DMD) has applied for 26 new gTLD’s and some of them are .Wow

The applicant is United TLD Holdco Ltd. and the contract there is Mr. Jeffrey Eckhaus, who is a Senior Vice President of Demand.

There are some interesting one’s here.

.Airforce and .Navy would appear to be an issue and subject to objection by the US government and the GAC unless they are making application on behalf of the armed forces

 

ACTOR
AIRFORCE
ARMY
BAR
CAM
DANCE
DEMOCRAT
ENGINEER
FISHING
GAY
GIVES
GREEN
IMMOBILIEN
KAUFEN
MAP
MODA
MOM
MOTO
NAVY
NINJA
PUB
REHAB
REPUBLICAN
RIP
SOCIAL
WOW

Comments

  1. says

    Another consideration for gTLD registrants is that if
    they are planning to sell off derivative (2nd level)
    names then they need to be aware of the character
    size of the names they are creating, and selling…

    e.g. If the owner of “.democrat” tries to sell the name
    “illinois.democrat”, then it’s a pretty long name that
    isn’t going to be THAT valuable or desired…

  2. Lance says

    “We are very pleased with today’s results. We selected our TLDs based on data-driven algorithms that leveraged our leading registrar and content platforms to determine what domains small businesses and consumers were demanding,” said Taryn Naidu, EVP, Demand Media. “We are excited about the market potential for each of our TLDs and look forward to the innovative new product offerings that will result from making these available to consumers.”

    The 16 new gTLDs for which Demand Media is the only applicant are as follows: .actor, .airforce, .army, .dance, .democrat, .engineer, .gives, .immobilien, .kaufen, .moda, .navy, .ninja, .pub, .rehab, .republican, and .social.

    Additionally, Demand Media has applied for the following new gTLDs that also have multiple applicants: .bar, .cam, .fishing, .gay, .green, .map, .mom, .moto, .rip, and .wow.

    As previously disclosed, in addition to the 26 names Demand Media has applied for on a stand-alone basis, the company has entered into a strategic arrangement with Donuts Inc. (Donuts), an Internet domain name registry founded by industry veterans, through which it may acquire rights in certain gTLDs after they have been awarded to Donuts by ICANN.

    MORE OF Press release at http://www.demandmedia.com/press-releases/2012/06/13/demand-media-announces-initial-results-of-generic-top-level-web-domain-name-application-process

    Although maybe its already known by some, since donuts is bigwig

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