Posts In: New GTLDS

.BLOG gets Negative Press ahead of Launch

November 20, 2016 New gTLDs 3

The .BLOG domain, a new domain extension being run by WordPress, is getting negative press ahead of it’s launch. The issue stems from an article...

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VeriSign Statement Regarding .Web Auction Results

August 1, 2016 Domaining News, New gTLDs 0

RESTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN), a global leader in domains and internet security, today announced the following information regarding the .WEB TLD: The Company entered...

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.SITE, .WEBSITE and .SPACE Domains Under a Buck Until End of Year

August 1, 2016 Domain Bargains, New gTLDs 0

I just received an email from AlpNames regarding a domain promotion. First year registrations for .SITE, .WEBSITE and .SPACE domains are currently heavily discounted to...

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Nu Dot Co (VeriSign?) Won the Rights to Operate .Web for a Whopping $135M

July 29, 2016 Domaining News, New gTLDs 1

The results of the ICANN auction are in: $135M has been bid to be able to operate .web domains. The payment for this auction will...

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ICANN Releases the gTLD Marketplace Health Index for Community Feedback

July 19, 2016 Domaining News, New gTLDs 1

Earlier today ICANN published the gTLD Marketplace Health Index (BETA) for community feedback. The gTLD Marketplace Health Index displays trends and statistics related to generic...

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.STORE General Availability Starts Tomorrow

The .STORE landrush is almost coming to an end. At the time of writing 775 .STORE domains have already been registered. General availability will start...

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.XYZ Adds More Than 2 Million Domains in 2 Days

June 3, 2016 New gTLDs, What I Think 2

The “1 penny” promotion from .XYZ is finally over. Next, from June 3th to June 30th, .XYZ domains will be 15-22¢ each on various registrars...

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Uniregistry Launches Summer Kick-Off Sale

New TLDs being sold for a buck or two is nothing new these days. Uniregistry however launched a kick-off sale today with many TLDs priced...

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UK Creative Ideas Limited Will Launch .ART in the Fall of 2016

May 31, 2016 Domaining News, New gTLDs 0

UKCI (UK Creative Ideas Limited) has signed an agreement with ICANN ( Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) to exclusively operate the new .ART...

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The Very First .Blog Domain,, is Now Online and Looking for Registrars

May 19, 2016 Domaining News, New gTLDs 0

According to a blog post on (the offical blog of WordPress) the very first .blog domain,, has now been launched and wants registrars...

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ICANN Terminates 9 New gTLDs from Africa

May 10, 2016 Domaining News, New gTLDs 2

ICANN has terminated 9 out of 17 new gTLDs from Africa notwithstanding the fact that those applicants paid $185K for each and every one of...

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ICANN Annoyed That Many Brands Aren’t Using Their Dot-Brand Domains

April 30, 2016 Domaining News, New gTLDs 0

More than 200 of the biggest brands, such as Nike, Intel, Netflix, Lego and the NFL, have been asked by domain name overseer ICANN in...

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Afilias Announces the Relaunch of the .GREEN TLD

April 22, 2016 Domaining News, New gTLDs 0

Afilias, a leading domain registry operator, announced the relaunch of the .GREEN TLD (dotGreen) with a new logo, new website and a new approach to...

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How Are the New gTLDs Truly Faring?

We all know that .com currently is king and in my opinion it will not be overthrown any day soon (most likely never). When someone...

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New BMW Site Aligns .BMW TLD With the Company’s Vision and Future

March 23, 2016 Domaining News, New gTLDs 0

Every .brand that is launched gets watched closely by the entire industry to examine the strategy and analyze the potential success behind the marketing campaigns....

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Over 10 Percent of UDRP Disputes are Coming from New gTLDs

March 18, 2016 Domaining News, New gTLDs 0

Domain names ending in the new extensions account for 10.5% of the WIPO’s (World Intellectual Property Organization) UDRP cases last year. Some statistics: The most...

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