Will .Poker Take Off ?

Christopher Hofman from European Domain Centre interviewed Roland LaPlante and Brett Samuels from Afilias on the eve of .Poker going live. Brett Samuels listed a number of high profile brands among early stage registrants including basically any Vegas casino on The Strip such as MGM and Treasure Island, general betting sites and news sites such as PokerNews. Here is an overview: Casinos: … [Read more...]

FairWinds Partners: ” Top-Level Domains Owned by Brands Gaining Momentum”

Jennifer Schoelwer wrote an article on the FairWinds Partners blog that delves into gaining momentum for branded top level domains. The article is focused on .brands, not generic strings open to everyone. The article takes a look at French bank BNP Paribas and the steps they have taken to explain their upcoming .bnpparibas to their customers. Jennifer ends the article, "It is clear is that brands … [Read more...]

.Science Still Getting Over 3K registrations A Day: Is This a Revolution or Another .TK

.Science which launched at the end of February is still adding more domain registrations a day than any other new gTLD extension by far on a daily basis Yesterday .Science added another 3K+ domain registrations as it did the day before and the day before that. Around 85% of all registrations are coming from Alpnames.com which gave away about 50K domain names for free and are currently … [Read more...]

Having Some .Fun? Oriental.com Beats Google & .Buzz to The New gTLD .Fun

.Fun which was scheduled to go to an ICANN Last Resort Auction later this month has been resolved with Oriental Trading Company, Inc who owns the domain Oriental.com prevailing in a private auction beating Google and the company that owns and operates .Buzz .Fun will be the only new gTLD that Oriental Trading Company, Inc. will operate.  The company applied for .Party but did not prevail … [Read more...]

1st Day New gTLD Totals .Fashion 2,182; .Garden 388: Science Passes .XXX & .Pro

Two new gTLD's were released this week by Minds + Machines After domain name registrations made in Sunrise by Trademark Holders .Fashion has 2,182 registrations. .Garden on the other hand only grew to 388 domain registrations. On another note .Science which was released about a month ago by Famous Four Media, now has skyrocketed to the 6th most registered new gTLD's (actually number 5 if … [Read more...]

Rightside Looking To Cash in With .News

Jacob Demmitt wrote a post on the Upstart section of BizJournals.com. The article led with the launch of the .news extension and how Rightside plans to cash in. Taryn Naidu the CEO of Rightside is interviewed and gives some commentary. In the article which I quoted below, Naidu says we are seeing five and six figure sales. I would imagine he is talking about the Coffee.club and Wine.Club sales, I … [Read more...]

Free .REALTOR Domains Expanded To Local & State Realtor® Associations & Brokerages On May 7

"The National Association of Realtors® top-level domain .REALTOR will be available to local and state Realtor® associations as well as brokerages in the U.S. and Canada starting May 7. State and Local REALTOR® Member Boards, and REALTOR® owned and operated MLSs have the opportunity to receive a FREE .REALTOR domain for up to 5 years" Since the .REALTOR top-level domain became available to … [Read more...]