Frank Schilling On New gTLD’s and The Value of .Com In The Years Ahead

Frank Schilling in a comment to our post on .Bank getting 5,500 applications, had a very interesting comment: ""IMO Dot Com will still be the largest individual TLD, but many, many viable alternative TLD’s will marginalize the totality of .com’s mindshare in future. Speaking as the owner of a large portfolio of valuable dot com names, I once felt comfortable explaining that people should … [Read more...]

Verisign: Brands Are Keeping Their .Com: Don’t See Anybody Abandoning .Com for .Brand or Another TLD.”

In the Verisign earnings call yesterday the following question was asked by Fred Ziegel, Topeka Capital Markets. Fred Ziegel (Analyst - Topeka Capital Markets): "In your .brand customer base that you are working with, what's your sense of how they are thinking about it from the perspective of -- are they going to move from .com to .xyz or whatever? Or are they more thinking that this will be an … [Read more...]

.Bank Gets Over 5,500 Applications For a .Bank Domain At $1K+ Per Domain

fTLD Registry Services announced today that more than 5,500 .BANK applications have been received from members of the global banking community at a retail price of $1,000 + depending on the registrar. Unlike most domain names, .Bank is restricted so if you want to register a domain you have to fill out an application and provide proof that you qualify to own a .Bank domain Top locations for … [Read more...]

Boston Globe Covers .Sucks & New gTLD’s & Mucks It Up

The Boston Globe published a post on .Sucks and the new gTLD program and screwed up some basis information about .sucks and the new gTLD program itself. Here are some of the errors I found in the article. "Hundreds of these new domains have rolled out in the past couple of years, as supplements for the .com found in millions of Internet addresses" Nope just since January 2014. ""Vox … [Read more...]

Bloomberg Files UDRP To Gain Control Of The Domain That Caused The Twitter Stock Swing

Bloomberg filed a UDRP to take control of the domain name Bloomberg.Market the domain that caused shares of Twitter to rise 8% when it published a fake report that Twitter was being bought out. Bloomberg.Market which you can see a screenshot of here, was taken down by the Registry of .Market,  Rightside (NAME) a few hours after the Twitter story broke per their "normal operating … [Read more...]

Brand Blunders: Domino’s Files UDRP To Get The Domain Dominos.Pizza: Wynn On Wynn.Vegas

Domino's pizza has filed a UDRP to gain control of the new gTLD domain name Dominos .Pizza. For me its another huge brand failure to protect a brand, on a bang on new gTLD domain. Last week we saw what happened when Bloomberg allowed a third party to register Bloomberg.Market by failing to register the domain name in Sunrise which led to a huge swing in the price of Twitter when a story on … [Read more...]

Google Answers The Question Of How Will It Rank New gTLD’s: .Brands Get No Extra Weight

Google published a post today on how will Google rank new gTLD's. ""With the coming of many new generic top level domains (gTLDs), we'd like to give some insight into how these are handled in Google's search. We’ve heard and seen questions and misconceptions about the way we treat new top level domains (TLDs), like .guru, .how, or any of the .BRAND gTLDs, for example: Q: How will new gTLDs … [Read more...]