Donuts Becomes 1st new gTLD Registry to Join The Internet Commerce Association (ICA)

Donuts has become the 1st new gTLD registry to join the Internet Commerce Association (ICA) as a Silver member. The ICA is a non-profit advocating for the rights and interests of domain name owners and related service providers. Although Donuts is also a member of the DNA (As is a company I'm a Director of, the DNA and the ICA have different mission statements. The ICA … [Read more...]

New gTLD’s Top 6 Million Domain Registrations & We Break Down The Numbers

The number of new gTLD registrations has topped 6 million according to Lets break down the numbers by looking at the difference from our last report published on April 10th, when new gTLD domain registrations broke the 5 Million mark (Referred to as the April Report or April numbers) .Science owned by Famous Four Media added 200,000 registrations. .Science was launched and … [Read more...]

One Company Just Spent Over $150K In .Apartments Domains & Donuts Makes Over $220K Just In Day 1

Donuts just I believe set a new gTLD record for selling 21 new gTLD's on the 1st day of the Early Access Program (EAP) in which wholesale prices are $10K and retail prices range from around $11K to $12,500. Meaning that Donuts took $210,000 in just EAP fees for day 1 of EAP plus many of those domain name also had a premium price. One company, registered 16 domain names on the 1st day EAP … [Read more...]

Donuts To Release Over 1 Million New gTLD Domains Starting June 10th

According to an email we received tonight Donuts is going to release more than one million previously unavailable new gTLD domain names, including permissible two character addresses Donuts will offer registrations via our Early Access Program (EAP) for the first seven days of their availability The release of these names will begin on June 10, 2015 and will be staggered in batches (see … [Read more...]

Looks Likes Got $4.8 Million For Withdrawing Its .Coupons New gTLD App

According to Tweets from George Kirikos and Daniel Negari it appears that made a cool $4.8 Million dollars for withdrawing its application for the new gTLD .Coupons George found an SEC filing that showed received $4.8 million dollars from the sale of a domain name. withdrew its application to operate the new gTLD .Coupons which left Donuts, the only … [Read more...]

Donuts’ marketing offensive tops list of most-read stories for March on WTR

Trevor Little wrote on World Trademark Review that Donuts marketing offensive was the most read story for March. From the article: The campaign is aimed at spreading the new gTLD gospel to small businesses in the US. While unlikely to be the turning point in terms of wider public awareness of new gTLDs, the campaign will do no harm in spreading the gTLD message and will be welcomed by … [Read more...]

Donuts: “We’ve priced the product higher quite simply because we think it’s significantly superior,” did an article on the new gtlds and had a focus on Donuts and they got quotes from Richard Tindal a co-founder and COO. Again I think some of the quotes are way off base. Tindal talks about Donuts pricing being higher because it is a superior product. No new gtld currently is superior to .com that is just patently false and this type of stuff is what hurts the new gtlds in discussions … [Read more...]