Demand Media On Its New gTLD’s Applications: “We Are Very Pleased”

Demand Media (NYSE: DMD) just released a statement regarding the ICANN Big Reveal and the new gTLD’s they applied for:

“Demand Media is the only applicant for 16 of its 26 total applications for new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs).”

“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.



  1. Josh says

    “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.”

    I think there is a reason for that, perhaps they had a brainstorm on what 16 names no one else would want, maybe that was the goal?

  2. Overpriced says

    IMO, their DS served up very strange titles which most people rarely search on the net. DM seems to depend on their algorithm rather than on common sense. At least O’Connor will get some extra traffic to his Pub dot com.

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