1st Day New gTLD Totals .immo 5,274; .Business 3,292; .Software 3,068; .Network 3,055; .Pizza 1,272; .Auction 1,056

6 New gTLD's went into their first day of General Availability (GA) yesterday where they could be registered on a first come, first served basis. Including all domain names registered during the Sunrise Period by trademark holders and in the Early Access Period (EAP) for those who were willing to pay a one time fee for early access more than 17,000 domain names were registered across the six … [Read more...]

New gTLD Pass 3.5 Million But How Many Are Third Party Paid Registrations? Here’s The Answer

The number of new gTLD registrations just crossed the 3.5 million mark according to ntldstats.com The question is how many of these 3.5 Million new gTLD domain names are paid for registrations made by third parties unrelated to the registry So we are basically backing out any  known free registrations, any domain name registered to the registry itself or to parties related to the registry in … [Read more...]

Extensions Launching Today .Business, .Network, .Immo, .Auction, .Pizza

Several new gTLD's go into general availability today where they can be registered on a first come first serve basis and many have quite a few registrations after its Sunrise  period which was for trademark holders and those who paid an extra fee to register the domain during the Early Access Period (EAP) .Business has 506 registrations which is more registrations that 17 fully launched, new … [Read more...]

NetworkWorld: Companies Switching Back To .Com After Seeing Their New Domains Fall Flat

A really interesting story just got published by NetworkWorld.com, entitled "Companies are movin' on up to .com domain names" with the subtitle "More businesses are investing in the tried-and-true .com after seeing their efforts with new domain names fall flat." "I’ve noticed a number of companies movin’ on up to prime online real estate by switching from one of the many alternative domain … [Read more...]

If You Want One Of The Best .Auction Domains You Better Bring A Big Check; Up To $60k A Year

.Auction which goes into general availability on Wednesday is coming with some pretty stiff premium registration and renewal pricing. The new extension is being sold by Rightside. A regular registration will cost around $42. Here are some of the more interesting domain names I found that are available as of publication (pricing based at rack rate at Enom.com): $60,012 Registration fee … [Read more...]

How Will new gTLD’s Rank? Coffee.Club is on 1st Page of Google 1 A Week After Launch

  Ever since the roll out of the new gTLD program was announced one of the big questions everyone asked is how domain names using new gTLD's would rank in the search engines against more established extensions like .com, .net and .org? Coffee.club, which just launched a week ago has landed on the 1st page of  Google organically. Yes they are also advertising under the key term, … [Read more...]

Uniregistry Wins gTLD .Cars Beating Donuts, DERcars

Uniregistry which has lost a bunch of recent new gTLD auctions, won a private auction for .Cars beating Donuts and DERcars which is Dominion Enterprises which applied for several new gTLD's. If your wondering why .car and .cars is in the contention set, well its a long and in typical ICANN fashion pretty confusing. The short story  is that Google had filed a string confusion objection with … [Read more...]