CNBC.com: Covers New gTLD’s: 1and1 says New gTLD Account For 15% of Their New Biz

CNBC.com just covered the new gTLD roll out once again in a story entitled "Dot-com to .pizza: Welcome to the Web domain Rush" with a subtitle of  "The Internet's long-restricted virtual real estate market is open for business." The most interest part of the story comes from 1and1.com which says "new gTLDs already account for about 15% of 1and1's new business"  "It's lucrative, too, with the … [Read more...]

The Eiffel Tower has Moved; Well On The Internet From .Com To a .Paris

One of the most prominent landmarks on this planet has changed its address on the Internet. The official site for the Eiffel Tower has changed the domain name from Eiffel-Tower.com (English)  and Tour-Eiffel.fr (French) to the domain name TourEiffel.Paris. Eiffel-Tower.com had been the official site for the world-famous Paris landmark since at least 2007 according to Screenshots.com The … [Read more...]

4 New gTLD Launches This Week & Registrations To Date; .Style; .Chat; .Bingo & .Tennis

This is a busy week for new gTLD Launches with 4 new domain extensions. All four new gTLD went through a Early Access Program (EAP) for those that were willing to pay an extra fee to get access prior to General Available. Here are the new domain extensions launching this week and the number of registrations through Sunrise and the Early Access Program (EAP). .Style 293 .Chat … [Read more...]

Looks Likes Coupons.com Got $4.8 Million For Withdrawing Its .Coupons New gTLD App

According to Tweets from George Kirikos and Daniel Negari it appears that Coupons.com made a cool $4.8 Million dollars for withdrawing its application for the new gTLD .Coupons George found an SEC filing that showed Coupons.com received $4.8 million dollars from the sale of a domain name. Coupons.com withdrew its application to operate the new gTLD .Coupons which left Donuts, the only … [Read more...]

CEO of .Design on ReDesigning The Success Of A New gTLD Launch

This is a guest post by Ray King the CEO of Top Level Design, a new domain registry behind the new gTLD's .Design, .Wiki and .ink. Mr. King  has also founded Semaphore, Inc, SnapNames, Inc, AboutUs, Inc. and ICANNWiki (501c3). The post appears here unedited: We at Top Level Design believe that .design had the most successful launch of any generic new TLD to date. Not only that, I think we … [Read more...]

Mayor Of New York Brags On .NYC: 97% Of Registrants Own 10 or Less Domains

The Mayor of New York Bill de Blasio today announced "that just six months after its historic public launch, the. nyc top-level domain has become the fastest-growing city domain in the world – racking up over 75,000 registrations to date." Mayor Bill de Blasio is quoted as saying: "New York is the only city with top-level Internet domain exclusively reserved for its residents and … [Read more...]

According to SecureList.com New gTLDs are a hit with Spammers and Cybercriminals

According to SecureList.com there is one group that is taking to the new gtlds, that group is spammers. Stating that spammers and cybercriminals have found the new strings to be an excellent tool to promote illegal campaigns. It is a pretty extensive article that is filled with examples, I am sure this will rally the anti new gtld participants to say, "We told you so" I am sure the pro new g … [Read more...]