Forbes Chats About Google’s New gTLD’s & Mucks It All Up

Forbes just published a post about Google's new gTLD initiative and well basically mucked it all up. The story covered Google's acquisition of .App for $25 Million but a quick read through the 1st paragraph of the story and you can see the author hasn't really kept up with developments of the new gTLD program or Google's applications Here is the 1st paragraph of the story: "Buying “.app” … [Read more...]

Worst gTLD Like Ever, Ever: .Whoswho Has 21 Registrations 2 Days After Launch

      .Whoswho a new gTLD went into general availability on March 2nd. Today on March 4th. According to ntldstats.com there are a whopping 21 registrations two days into GA, including any domain names registered by trademark holders in the Sunrise period. A .whoswho domain name registration is priced at $90 at 101domain.com and $99 at encirca.com The new gTLD is … [Read more...]

Donuts Beats Richemont To the New gTLD .Jewelry To Go With .Diamonds

Donuts has won the new gTLD .Jewelry to go with its .Diamonds new gTLD beating Richemont Richemont DNS Inc. is the wholly owned subsidiary of Compagnie Financière Richemont S.A, the prominent Swiss luxury goods holding company, submitted 14 applications for new gTLD's of which they now have now withdrawn 4 including .Love For those not familiar with Richemont, they are a public company that … [Read more...]

ConnectingNYC.org releases some statistics on Dot Nyc – 72,103 Domains Sold

ConnectingNyc.org posted an article on the status of how things are doing so far with the Dot Nyc extension. The article went on to say there were two ways to measure the success of an extension. The standard way of success using metric and statistical data, and the other was to look at how it affected the community. Some of the metrics from the article: Traditional Metrics Let’s start with … [Read more...]

How Many New gTLD Registrations Will There be by the End of 2015 ?

The number of new gtld registrations stood at approximately 3.7 million to close out 2014. Our poll question for March is where do you see that number for 2015 ? The poll just went up and we did provide for choices that would show a contraction, so far half of the very small sample size has voted that way. Today according to nTLDStats the number is sitting around 4.4 million. It certainly makes … [Read more...]

Jeffrey Sass Talks Dot Club and the results of our Dot App Poll

In an article by Laurie Sullivan on Media Post which discussed Google paying $25 million for .app, there was also some commentary from Jeffrey Sass about .club. Sass explained how the pricing works at the wholesale and retail level. He gave a little shout out to Credit.club, the $10.99 hand registration that Bruce Marler was able to jump on. Sass mentioned Credit.club as an example that new gtlds … [Read more...]

Jennifer Wolfe Joins the DomainDiction.com Board

According to a press release we just received DomainDiction, a PR and marketing agency dedicated to the domain industry, announced that Jennifer Wolfe, "the world’s leading expert on TLDs for brands", will be joining the DomainDiction board of directors. " As a valuable new addition Jennifer will provide vital strategic guidance and experience with the C-suite among top global brands who are … [Read more...]