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

According to Tweets from George Kirikos and Daniel Negari it appears that Coupons.com made a cool $4.8 Million dollars for withdrawing its application for the new gTLD .Coupons George found an SEC filing that showed Coupons.com received $4.8 million dollars from the sale of a domain name. Coupons.com 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,”

Xconomy.com 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...]

Donuts Suffers its 1st Overall Negative Domain Day

  The new gTLD Registry, Donuts suffered its first net negative domain day since becoming a registry; where the number of new domain names registered were exceeded by the number of new gTLD deleted or removed from the zone file for non-renewal. According to ntldstats.com Donuts had a net loss of 63 domain names yesterday on  March 22nd. You can see this by checking out this chart and … [Read more...]

Donuts To Initiate First Advertising Campaign

MediaPost published an article a couple hours ago on Donuts initiating its first advertising campaign. Comments from Jeff Davidoff the CMO at Donuts are quoted in the article. One interesting quote, "Dot-com doesn't mean anything. The Google algorithm looks for meaning and connects the word with relevant content. Marketers really need to focus on the quality of the content and the connection with … [Read more...]

Donuts Expects To Wind Up With About 200 New gTLD’s

In a press release it issued today Donuts said it expected to win up operating around 200 new gTLD's. ""Donuts Inc., the world's largest registry for new generic top-level domain names (gTLDs), marked the one-year anniversary of general availability of new Internet identities today, reporting that its 150 live gTLDs are home to more than 1.2 million registrations, accounting for nearly 1/3 of … [Read more...]