.Guru Becomes 1st New gTLD To Pass 50,000 Registrations

.Guru has just become the first new gTLD to pass 50,000 registrations according to ntldstats.com

.Berlin is firmly in the number 2 spot and might pass .Guru shortly.

.Photography has passed 30,000 registrations and .Email has quickly jumped into 4th place with over 22,000 domains

.Tips rounds out the top 5

There are now 14 new gTLD’s that have 10,000 or more registrations.

Interesting to note that Uniregistry’s .Sexy which got off to a slow start has made it into the top 20.

There are now over 480,000 new gTLD domain names registered.

Here is the top 20:

 

TLD Domains % Share
1. .guru 50,039 10.39%
2. .berlin 45,772 9.50%
3. .photography 32,060 6.65%
4. .email 22,111 4.59%
5. .tips 19,784 4.11%
6. .today 19,745 4.10%
7. .company 14,587 3.03%
8. .technology 13,322 2.77%
9. .directory 12,287 2.55%
10. .center 12,260 2.54%
11. .solutions 10,834 2.25%
12. .land 10,347 2.15%
13. .clothing 10,283 2.13%
14. .bike 10,168 2.11%
15. .gallery 9,862 2.05%
16. .photos 9,327 1.94%
17. .estate 9,002 1.87%
18. .equipment 7,095 1.47%
19. .sexy 6,894 1.43%
20. .academy 6,606 1.37%

Famous Four Wins .Party

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Famous Four Media, the registry operator for Domain Venture Partners announce today that is has resolved contention set for the new generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) .PARTY.

Domain Venture Partners along with Blue Sky Registry came to an “agreement” with the other applicant for .Party, Oriental Trading Company, Inc whereby Oriental Trading Company, Inc has agreed to withdraw its application.

Domain Venture Partners looks forward to launching and operating the .PARTY gTLD for the benefit of all stakeholders.

“Famous Four Media is excited to add .PARTY to the list of Top Level Domains that it will be launching in 2014” said Geir Rasmussen CEO, Famous Four Media. “.PARTY will complement the other lifestyle registries under the control of Domain Venture Partners.”

Andy Churley, CMO, Famous Four Media, expanded “the opportunities with this registry are almost boundless.

It has an appeal all the way up the user chain from individuals (www.andysbirthday.party), corporates (www.ffmlaunch.party) and communities (www.redsoxfans.party), right up to institutions (www.political.party). Furthermore, we do not see registration use being limited to people or entities but to individual events (www.sydneynewyear.party) and locations (www.oceanvillage.party) as well. The opportunity for every party to have its own web address is extremely exciting. Most importantly we think it’s going to be a whole lot of fun! ”

The resolution of .PARTY brings Famous Four Media’s tally of uncontested gTLDs to thirteen, with a further 44 applications in the pipeline. Famous Four Media launched its .BID, .TRADE and .WEBCAM gTLDs in March 2014.

The .PARTY gTLD will be launched in the latter part of 2014, although many domain name registrars are already accepting pre-registrations for registrants that want to secure their .PARTY domain name.

A list of Famous Four Media’s accredited domain name registrars can be found here: http://www.famousfourmedia.com/registrars/accredited-registrars/

CentralNic acquires assets of DomiNIC GmbH

CentralNic publicly traded on the AIM Exchange under the symbol CNIC, announced an acquisition of the assets of  DomiNIC GmbH. Since 1994 DomiNIC has been continually developed into an all-round domain and DNS management system with integrated customer and user administration. In January 2014 CentralNic acquired all rights to the DomiNIC software with the intent of offering this solution to a wider market and combining its existing technology with the DomiNIC software to continue its tradition of excellence in domain management.

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CentralNic Group plc (AIM: CNIC), the global internet platform which derives revenues from the registration and renewals of domain names, announced today that it has acquired the assets of DomiNIC GmbH, including the DomiNIC domain management software, as part of its core strategy of extending the reach of its platform and increasing the inventory it carries.

Ben Crawford, CEO of CentralNic, said: “This acquisition extends the reach of our platform, enabling us to work directly with the 500 corporations that are obtaining their own new Top-Level Domains (including many of the world’s largest companies), as well as with the thousands of companies that manage significant domain portfolios.”

With twenty years of development history, and a blue-chip customer base in the German-speaking countries, DomiNIC was previously owned by Dominic GmbH.  CentralNic’s strategy in acquiring the software is to make it available globally in English and at least four other languages.

“We are already receiving excellent responses from potential customers, and are confident that DomiNIC will make a healthy contribution to our future profits,” Crawford added.

 CentralNic has made two appointments to manage the acquired business.  Marc McCutcheon has joined CentralNic as Manager to oversee the operations of the DomiNIC business.  Mark previously spent seven years with leading corporate registrar and domain consultant NetNames (formerly Group NBT).  CentralNic has also appointed Luigi Turano as Business Development Manager of DomiNIC.  Luigi spent the last six years as an analyst and consultant with Accenture and Wipro.

CentralNic has also entered into a strategic alliance with German company DNSXperts as an outsource supplier of software development and support services for the DomiNIC software, allowing CentralNic to focus its own resources on rapidly growing the user base of DomiNIC via its global relationships and sales channels.

 Crawford added, “When we listed on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market in September 2013, we announced our intention to build our own customer-facing business as an important use of funds.  Since listing we have moved rapidly and efficiently to deliver this serious competitive advantage for the CentralNic business.”

Further details of the DomiNIC products may be found at http://dominic.de

Uniregistry Gets 300+ Sunrise .Gift Registrations As J&J Goes In Heavy But Don’t Buy Me These

Uniregistry’s new gTLD .Gift has over 300 Sunrise applications which is pretty impressive as Johnson & Johnson went in pretty heavy to protect many of their products in an extension not usually associated with “gifts”.

Here are some of the more interesting .Gift Sunrise domain registrations:

acclarent.gift
actifed.gift
acuvue.gift
amazon.gift
anthropologie.gift
arizonastate.gift
arizonastateuniversity.gift
asp.gift
audible.gift
autozone.gift
aveeno.gift
babycenter.gift
babycentre.gift
baignoire.gift
ballonbleu.gift
band-aid.gift
bandaid.gift
baumeandmercier.gift
bebe.gift
benadryl.gift
benadryl.gift
bengay.gift
benylin.gift
biafine.gift
biosensewebster.gift
bmw.gift
booking.gift
cabochon.gift
cada.gift
calibredecartier.gift
cam4.gift
canvasprint.gift
captivedecartier.gift
carefree.gift
careinspirescare.gift
caressedorchidees.gift
cartierdamour.gift
cartierdelune.gift
cartiernaturellement.gift
celebrations.gift
chanel.gift
choo.gift
chopard.gift
chrome.gift
cilag.gift
classima.gift
cleanandclear.gift
clifton.gift
cordis.gift
davinci.gift
daymatic.gift
declaration.gift
depuy.gift
desitin.gift
diamantslegers.gift
discount.gift
dollarshaveclub.gift
doublesplit.gift
doublesplit.gift
dunhill.gift
entrepreneur.gift
f-1.gift
f1grandprix.gift
f1racing.gift
f1racing.gift
fire.gift
formula1.gift
goldcrown.gift
goyard.gift
guitar-center.gift
guitarcenter.gift
hallmark.gift
hallmarkcards.gift
hallmarkgoldcrown.gift
hampton.gift
happybirthday.gift
healthsimple.gift
hilfiger.gift
holiday.gift
home.gift
imodium.gift
industrie.gift
intuit.gift
jackdaniels.gift
jaeger-lecoultre.gift
jaeger-lecoultre.gift
jandj.gift
jimmychoo.gift
jnj.gift
johnson-johnson.gift
johnsonandjohnson.gift
johnsons.gift
johnsonsbaby.gift
johnsonskids.gift
k-y.gift
lactaid.gift
lancel.gift
lange.gift
lego.gift
lifescan.gift
linea.gift
listerine.gift
lubriderm.gift
luxury.gift
markmonitor.gift
merck.gift
microsoft.gift
mini.gift
mitek.gift
mobile.gift
monticello.gift
neosporin.gift
neutrogena.gift
next.gift
nicoderm.gift
nicorette.gift
nomoretears.gift
online.gift
overseas.gift
own.gift
panerai.gift
pasha.gift
pashadecartier.gift
patrimony.gift
pepcid.gift
photo.gift
polo.gift
polysporin.gift
portofino.gift
qvc.gift
ralphlauren.gift
reverso.gift
roc.gift
rogaine.gift
rogerdubuis.gift
samsung.gift
santos.gift
saxonia.gift
sinutab.gift
southerncomfort.gift
splenda.gift
standard.gift
standardbank.gift
starwalker.gift
statefarm.gift
statefarmbank.gift
sudafed.gift
summit.gift
tank.gift
tiffany.gift
toledo.gift
tommy.gift
topgun.gift
trinity.gift
tucks.gift
tudor.gift
tylenol.gift
vacheronconstantin.gift
vanguard.gift
vente-privee.gift
vente-privee.gift
visa.gift
visine.gift
winner.gift
zappos.gift
zyrtec.gift

If you were thinking about getting us a gift for our upcoming anniversary will pass on these:

band-aid.gift
benadryl.gift
bengay.gift
imodium.gift
lactaid.gift
listerine.gift
lubriderm.gift
neosporin.gift
nicoderm.gift
nicorette.gift
nomoretears.gift
rogaine.gift
sinutab.gift
sudafed.gift
tucks.gift
tylenol.gift
visine.gift
zyrtec.gift

However we will gladly accept a gift from these:

bmw.gift
chanel.gift
chopard.gift
dunhill.gift
jackdaniels.gift
jaeger-lecoultre.gift
pasha.gift
samsung.gift
southerncomfort.gift
tiffany.gift
vacheronconstantin.gift
Visa.gift

On the other hand have no idea how anyone got a Sunrise through on these domains:

auction.gift
celebrations.gift
home.gift
luxury.gift
next.gift
online.gift
overseas.gift
own.gift
portofino.gift

.Tokyo To Go Live July 22nd & Anyone In The World Can Register One

According to a press release, GMO Internet Group company, GMO Registry, Inc. announced that  the new gTLD .Tokyo will be open for landrush applications starting on June 9th.

General Availability will begin July 22nd.

Sunrise period for trademark holders is already opened.

Unlike some cities like New York’s .NYC, there are no residence or other nexus requirements to register a .Tokyo domain, meaning that anyone in the world can register a .tokyo domain name.

“.tokyo is a domain that will represent and promote the City of Tokyo; it will provide a platform to effectively deliver city information to Internet users both locally and globally. For the first time, citizens, businesses and community groups in Tokyo will be able to choose a domain that directly links their online identity to the city.”

.Tokyo is the host city for the 2020 Olympic Games.

.tokyo Launch Phases

Sunrise Phase:

Priority registration phase for trademark holders

Date: April 7, 2014 12:00pm (JST) – June 6, 2014 23:59 (JST)

Land Rush Phase:

Advance registration (open eligibility)

Date: June 9, 2014 12:00pm (JST) – July 18, 2014 23:59 (JST)
General Availability:

Open first-come-first-served registration
Date: From July 22, 2014 12:00pm (JST)