Domaining.com and TheDomains.com have a new look this morning as they launched the new gTLD ticker on the top of each site.
The new gTLD ticker is an advertising program, the brain child of Francois Carrillo, Founder and C.E.O of Cybertonic which operates Domaining.com who is in charge of making the ticker work
Michael Berkens of TheDomains.com is in charge of sales and client relations for the new advertising program.
The program is strictly limited to 2o strings in 2014.
At the moment we have 15 spots sold and we are awaiting some final information with a few registries.
Some of the advertisers include one off registries that only applied to operate one String like .CLUB, .BUZZ and .UNO while others are from portfolio holders who applied for many strings including Top Level Domain Holdings (Minds + Machines), Uniregistry and Radix.
For the portfolio advertisers you can expect to see the strings change monthly.
Each String is clickable and goes to the registry’s site or a domain name registrar and of course that might change over time.
We can track the number of clicks each string receives.
The charge is $500 per month, per string and that one charge is for both TheDomains.com and Domaining.com.
For those registries that wish to lock up a spot and prepay for a year we offer one month free.
So that is it.
Very transparent, very simply and we hope very effective for the advertisers.
Of course both Domaining.com and TheDomains.com have other banners and advertising spots available for domain name registrars, brokers, current registries, ccTLD registries, attorney’s who represent those in the space, and anyone seeking to reach readers of either or both publications.
I did try to reach out to many of the new gTLD registries at the Argentina ICANN meeting and through email, but there are a lot of you out there so if I missed you I do apologize.
If you want to grab a spot or more in the new gTLD ticker program please let me know ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org
Once we have commitments for the 20 spots we will start a waiting list but a registry will only be allowed on or an additional spot, if one drops off.
If you have any problems with the way the ticker appears on your browser or device, feel free to contact Francois.
My understand it the iPhone is too small for the ticker to show but the ticker should work on ipads, tablets and bigger devices.
To all the advertisers that jumped on this project early both Francois and myself great appreciate the support and trust you have placed in us.