It’s David Vs Goliaths For Control of .Music

Harley Brown wrote an article for Billboard.com about the upcoming battle for .music. The indies vs Google and Amazon. The American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) has announced its support for the  music industry to control .music. A2IM believes that if Google or Amazon win the .music extension that they will obviously put profits ahead of industry and artist concerns. In a … [Read more...]

.Bio Generates $250K in Revenue In Its First Week

Starting Dot Ltd. the registry operator for new generic top-level domains (new gTLD) .BIO, .ARCHI & .SKI, , put out a press release today announcing that over 4,100 .BIO domain names have been registered at the end of the first week generating over a $250,000 USD in revenue. "The .BIO launch ranks in the top 15 in terms of new gTLD first week retail revenue* and validates the popularity of … [Read more...]

.Club Sells Its 100,000th Domain

CLUB Domains just announced that it has sold its 100,000th new domain name today, "setting a record as the first new generic top-level domain (gTLD) to sell 100,000 domains and continuing its streak as the best-selling new domain extension." Although two other new gTLD's have more domain registrations, no new gTLD has SOLD more domain names than .Club RightoftheDot.com a company of which I'm … [Read more...]

.Host Announces 15 Pioneer Partners

Radix, announced 15 top players of the global hosting community as  Pioneers of the .host namespace, which rolled in to Landrush on August 26th. The Pioneer lineup includes big international names like MediaTemple, Bluehost, OVH, Arvixe, and the UK2 Group, in addition to regional leaders such as Natro (Turkey) and UOL (Brazil), HostPapa (Canada), Blacknight (Ireland). Several top global … [Read more...]

Minds + Machines Launching 1st Of Its String in September; Expects 25% Of All Landrush Domain To Go To Auction

Minds + Machines (LON:MMX), is going to launch its first new gTLD's strings into General Availability in September, actually 9 in all. The following new generic top level domains (gTLDs) in which Minds + Machines has an interest will go on general availability (GA) to the public on the following launch dates in September: September 9th .London On September 15th  .Cooking, .Country, … [Read more...]

.London Tops 15,000 Domain Registrations; General Availability Starts September 9th

One of the most anticipated new gTLD domain extensions .London,  now has 15,038 domain names registered, counting Sunrise registrations and now registrations granted to companies with a .London presence who had priorty to register .London domains. .London is now in 23rd place in terms of number of registered new gTLD's domain names according to nTLDstats.com DomainMonster.com,  part of the … [Read more...]

1st Day New gTLD Totals; .Hamburg 13.7K; Discount 1,819; .Fitness 1,271; .Furniture 605; .Schule 373

Several new gTLD went into general availability yesterday and here are the total number of domain registrations including those domains registered in Sunrise by trademark holders and in any landrush or Early Access Program (EAP) which allows registrants to pay an additional fee for early access to new domains. .Hamburg had by far the biggest new gTLD 1st day total in a many months winding up … [Read more...]