One Guys Registered 15 Domains At $12,500 On .Loans/.Credit

.Loans and .Credit were two of the new gTLD extensions that went into the 1st day of the Early Access Program for collision domain names (EAP) Period yesterday and one guy, Ken Bramon of KB Productions Kirkland Canada spent around $180,000 registering new gTLD domain names. The wholesale cost to registrars a domain name is day one of EAP is $10,000. As each registrar sets the retail price … [Read more...]

Minds + Machines Picks Up $3.5 Million For Withdrawing New gTLD Apps For .Art & .Data

Minds + Machines (LSE:MMX), today announced the Company has gained, in aggregate, net proceeds of over $3.5 million (approximately £2.3 million) for withdrawing its applications for .data and .art. The new gTLD .Art was won by UK Creative Ideas beating 9 other applicants in a private auction including Minds + Machines .Data is still showing on ICANN site as being in contention between Minds … [Read more...]

GeekWire Looks at the brands using .News

Sometimes when you read an article on a technology website you need to make sure the author is not related to the company in a sponsored content or guest blogger type deal. Many times when I read new gtld stories I see these types of articles, nothing wrong with them but they don't carry any weight since the author has a vested interest in promoting the topic. I read an article on GeekWire that … [Read more...]

A New Platform Benefiting Homeless Dogs; MyRescue.Dog Launched By PetFinder & Donuts

Petfinder Foundation (in partnership with Donuts Inc.) announced today the launch of MyRescue.dog a website to generate money and awareness for homeless dogs. "MyRescue.dog is a site where adopters can post pictures and short stories about their beloved rescues, and consumers can vote for their favorites through September 26. Each posted picture generates a $10 donation to Petfinder … [Read more...]

CB Insights: Covers World’s Most Popular Non-.com Startup Domains, but Confused on New gTLD’s

CB Insights.com which covers the startup/ venture capital markets published an interesting post entitled "The Non-Dotcom Bubble: The World’s Most Popular Startup Domains Other Than .Com" The story contains a chart tracking the most popular Non-.Com domain name extensions for funded tech companies from 2010-2015. Of course since the first new gTLD didn't launch until 2014, none are reflected … [Read more...]

1st Day New gTLD Totals: .Taxi 2,167; .Dog 1,589; .Run 1,260; .Hockey 441; .Theater 405

5 new gTLD's launched yesterday into General Availability (GA) when domain names could be registered on a first come, first served basis. Including domain names registered in the Sunrise period by Trademark Holders and those who paid an extra fee to register domain names ahead of GA in the Early Access Period (EAP) here are the total after the first day of GA: Taxi 2,167 .Dog … [Read more...]

So What Happens When There Is a .ABC? Disney Applied For It & Its Coming

After announcing it selected the domain name abc.xyz for its holding company Alphabet, Google has been going around buying all sorts of "abc" domain names. Last week we told you that Google bought ABC.Global. Onlinedomain.com spotted 78 new gTLD's that Google registered using "abc. Last night .Club registry announced on Twitter that Google bought ABC.club. Also last night … [Read more...]