NtldStats.com is a website that offers a comprehensive list of statistics pertaining to the new gtlds. The company behind the website is Greensec based out of Germany.
We sat down with Stefan Meinecke to get some more info about the site.
1) What is GreenSec’s interest in the space ?
Stefan – GreenSec is a software consultant company that offers individual
solutions for companies around the world. This includes customised
hosting solutions for clients including the registration of domain names.
2) Does Greensec hold a large portfolio of domains, and if so how are
they broken down, existing gtlds, cctlds, new gtlds ?
Stefan – GreenSec is neither a domain name registrar nor an investor. The domains
we register for our customers are mostly gTLDs.
3) Are you getting your info strictly by going through the zone files?
Stefan – No. Even though the zone files are the primary source, they are not
covering the statistics in realtime and miss all the domain names that
does not have a valid nameserver set. Apart from that I am using some
other ways to get the most accurate data in realtime.
Stefan – At least once a day.
Stefan – All times are UTC+0.
Stefan – No.
Stefan – Yes, but with some restrictions. A banner is no problem, but I already
received offers to place links to other websites in order to push the
ranking of these websites, which is not going to happen.
Stefan – I am focusing on usability right now. There will be new features and
suggestions can always be made, though.
Stefan - It will remain free. Period.
Thank you for your time Stefan and good luck with the site.
Jayson DeMers wrote a very detailed and well thought out post about Google and coming changes in search. In the article DeMers discusses that search will change to accomodate a more mobile world, that SEO professionals will have to adapt and change as well. All things search must evolve.
DeMers goes on to discuss that there will be more color and more information, targeted data to get users what they need faster. He goes on at length to discuss the rise of the Knowledge Graph.
From the article:
Google’s knowledge graph has been a point of emphasis for the search giant over the last couple years. The knowledge graph displays data above all other search results when a suitable query is entered by a user. For example, try the query “famous jazz composers” and you’ll see a carousel of results, with names and dates of birth and death. Other example queries that trigger the knowledge graph are “Seattle weather forecast,” “nba teams” and “seahawks roster.”
The knowledge graph is, of course, designed to quickly answer questions so that searchers have quicker and easier access to answers. Frankly, it does a great job of that; user feedback has been generally positive, with a few exceptions.
I expect that graph to become larger and trigger for more search queries as time passes. Google wants it to attract more attention and thus keep users on Google’s pages for longer. This gives them more time to click ads, and gives users a better overall experience with Google, which helps to keep them away from Bing.
I predict that definitions triggered by the knowledge graph will become longer, small infographics will start appearing, and more queries will trigger knowledge graph results . Images will become more important, and charts will appear more frequently. A “related topics” section will help users dig deeper into the details. A “context” section will show several lines from popular websites that use the search phrase.
This is all built to help give people their basic search engine answers. The good news is that it will work well for Google and its users. The bad news is that websites displayed in Google’s search results for these types of queries will see decreased traffic as users no longer need to click through to those websites to get their answers.
DeMers also discusses his belief that search will return more specialized results. All in all this was a very good read and worth taking 15 minutes out of your day to read.
Read the full story on Forbes.
In what maybe the quickest action filed by a trademark holder against a domain holder, the domain name bbva.careers has been hit with a URS 5 Days After Registration.
The domain name bbva.careers was registered on March 5th on the last day of EAP for many times general availability rates which would have gone into effect the following day on March 6th.
The URS was filed today on March 10th
BBVA is a publicly traded financial company (BBVA), Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A with a market cap of $73.1 Billion dollars.
The company already owns the bbva.jobs domain.
I’m not sure why they did not apply under sunrise for bbva.careers because for less than it cost them to file the URS they could have had the domain name.
However in the event they win the URS they will not get ownership of the domain, only the suspension of the domain until the registration runs out.
According to a story out tonight in Chinatechnews.com, the buyer of the domain name 37.com for $2.1 Million dollars is Shanghai-headquartered 37wan.net a Chinese Gaming company
The company officially renamed the company 37 Game today.
Li Yifei, president of the company said “the market for web game exports is optimistic and it is a necessary way for gaming companies to expand into overseas markets. ”
“He revealed that 37 Game will launch its mobile game distribution in China and abroad simultaneously. ”
“By choosing 37.com as their new domain, the company aims to help global users remember their game brand. ”
My favorite quote from the article:
“He did not reply (Li Yifei, president ) to questions about the phenomenally high amount of money paid for the domain name.”
That quote was in the original article who the author of must not be aware of many other large dollar domain purchase
“The company predicted that 37 Game’s net profit in 2013 will not be lower than CNY220 million”
In Us Dollars that is $35,839,320, profit.
Guess they could afford the $2.1 Million.