Donuts ” after such a long run, it’s about time to hand .COM a gold watch”

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, especially for those all in with the new gtlds. The leave a comment link does nothing  … [Read more...]

Donuts Beats Google, Amazon, Dish Network, Radix, Famous Four To .Movie New gTLD

Donuts has won the rights to operate the new gTLD .Movie beating out 7 other applicants including publicly traded Google, Amazon, and  Dish Network. .Movie was the last new gTLD scheduled to go to the ICANN last resort auction in January and was apparently settled by private auction. The other applicants that have now withdrawn their applications for .Movie were Radix, Famous Four, ARI … [Read more...]

.World Gets 285 Registrations On Day 5 OF Early Access Making Donuts $45K In Just EAP Fees

At least 285 domain names were registered on day 5 of the Early Access Program for the new gTLD .World. At Godaddy.com a day 5 EAP registration for a .World domain has a rack rate of $179.99 That's around  $45,000 just in Early Access Fees that Donuts collected on Sunday based off of Godaddy's price. The regular price to register a .World domain name is $23.99 at Godaddy.com once it opens … [Read more...]

MediaPost: $20M A Year AdEase Changes Its Domain To a .Agency But Credits Google Not Donuts

Mediapost.com just published a story tonight about San Diego-based ad shop, AdEase which they say has grown into a company with 35 employees and $20 million-plus in annualized billings. According to the story it is remaking itself as a cause-focused agency. As part of the makeover it is changing its name to Civilian. Also as part of the redo, the agency is adopting a .agency domain … [Read more...]

Looks Like The Team Of Radix, Tucows & NameCheap Has Won .Online

The new gTLD .online looks like it was won by the previously announced partnership with Tucows and Namecheap.com Last year Radix announced that the three applicants for .online have partnered up to run the .online registry. At that time, both Tucows and Namecheap withdrew their applications for .Online with ICANN. Today the ICANN site has updated and the remaining applicants for .online, … [Read more...]

158 .Condos Domain Names Taken in EAP; Here They Are & Here’s The Best Of What’s Left

If your planning on registering any .Condos new gTLD domain names this week, most of the bigger markets in the United States are spoken for. In what looks to be a very successful Early Access Program for Donuts' .Condos new gTLD,  we counted 158 domain names registered in the 5 day EAP period. In addition to paying the one time fee which ranges for around $12,500 to $250 depending on the … [Read more...]

Uniregisty Wins Private Auctions For .Help and .Diet; Famous Four Participates In Its 1st Private Auction

        At the TRAFFIC show today, Sevan Derderian, Director of Sales of Uniregistry announced at the TRAFFIC conference being held in Las Vegas, that Uniregistry won the private auction for the new gTLD's .Help and .Diet this week. There were two other applicants for .Help;  Dot Tech LLC of Kansas, and Donuts. There were two other applicants for .Diet;  … [Read more...]