FoxNews Reports On Media Org’s Calling Google’s .Soy new gTLD “Segregation” For Latinos

According to a story out in FoxNews.com, Google’s recent announcement of its new .SOY domain, meant to appeal to Latinos, has drawn criticism and jest from a number of places. .Soy (Spanish for "I am") according to Google "offers Hispanic consumers, brands and publishers "a place to build, create and share culturally relevant Web content." "A number of Latino organizations, including the … [Read more...]

Partners Trust “LA Real Estate Broker Specializing in Luxury Properties” Partners with .LUXURY

According to a press release out today Partners Trust, Los Angeles' most selective real estate brokerage specializing in luxury properties, has partnered with .LUXURY, to create custom-tailored marketing experiences for luxury properties. PartnersTrust.Luxury is the first destination website built to highlight luxury properties exclusively represented by Partners Trust to clients around the … [Read more...]

.NYC Landrush Auctions Are Underway

The landrush auctions for .NYC domain names are underway at SnapNames.com according to someone who is involved in the auctions. We previously announced that the auctions would start today on a staggered 3 stage basis going through November 6th. We understand that not everyone who submitted a landrush application went ahead and established a valid account at Snapnames.com. In the cases … [Read more...]

$5.6 Million A Good Buy For .Realty To Compete with .Realestate, Realtor, .Property., .MLS & .IMMO?

Last night the highest priced paid for a new gTLD of the three that were at the ICANN last resort auction yesterday was .Realty at $5.6 million purchased by domain industry veteran Jay Westerdal's company. (The exact price paid was $5,588,888) .Realty joins .Realestate; .Realtor; .Property, .MLS,  .Immo, (which is short for immobilier  which means real estate and is used in France, Germany and … [Read more...]

1st Day New gTLD Totals Are .Brutal: .Healthcare 1,406; .Vet 649; .Army 202; .Navy 122 .Airforce 116

5 new gTLD went into their first day of General Availability (GA) yesterday where they could be registered on a first come, first served basis and the 5 combined for just over 2,500 registrations. Including registrations by trademark holders in Sunrise and those who paid extra during the Early Access Program (EAP) to register domains ahead of GA here are the totals for the 5 new gTLD's after … [Read more...]

UK Charity “Homeless International” With an annual budget £20 million Rebrands To An .XYZ

          Homeless International a .UK based charity with an annual budget £20 million announced they havere-branded from Homeless-International.org to Reall.xyz The NGO has been around since 1989 "focusing on urban poverty issues (including slums and social housing) in the developing world" The charity has its own Wikipedia.org page Here is some … [Read more...]

86% Of Lawyers Not “Eager” to Get a .Lawyer/.Attorney Name? That Only Leave 200K That Want One

My fellow domain Blogger Konstantinos Zournas of OnlineDomain.com cited a poll on his site today in a post entitled: "83% Of Lawyers Not Eager To Get .Lawyer Or .Attorney Domains" Konstantinos which is doing a great job this year on his blog, seemed to have fallen for a poll whose results are statically fatally faulted. Konstantinos did not conduct the poll, the poll was conducted by Law … [Read more...]