TLD Registry Publishes “State of the Domains” Newsletter in Chinese

tldregistryTLD Registry Ltd, the registry of Dot Chinese Online (.在线) and Dot Chinese Website (.中文网) top level domains, announced that is proud to be responsible for the full layout and design of the Domain Name Association’s (DNA) first official newsletter, released this past October at ICANN 51 in Los Angeles.

The publication provides insight to the use of domain names through Continue reading

Johnson & Johnson Wins .Baby For $3.09m & Canadian Real Estate Association Wins .MLS For $3.36m

newgtldToday the 17th of December 2014, an Auction conducted by ICANN’s authorized Auction service provider, Power Auctions LLC, was held to resolve string contention sets for two new generic Top-level Domain (gTLD) strings; .MLS, and .BABY.

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New gTLD Weekly Launch Review: .Dentist, .Rehab, .Brussels, .WhosWho

newgtldThis week no New gTLD enters General Availability, 2 New gTLDs enter the EAP General Availability and 3 strings enter the landrush phase.

Rightside has 2 New gTLDs entering EAP on the 17th of December: .Dentist and .Rehab. .Rehab makes absolutely no sense to me. Am I alone on this? How many registrations could Rightside expect on this? A few hundred?

The New gTLD .WhosWho enters landrush phase on the 18th of December. Another head scratcher.  I don’t know what people were thinking when applying for new extensions.

2 New gTLD enter landrush phase this week:
.brussels – December 16 2014
.vlaanderen – December 16 2014


You can register any Donuts domain name using the Donuts EAP that is available in registrars that sell Donuts gTLDs. EAP prices start at about $12,500 and are lowered within the course of the week until they reach the regular registration cost after the 7 day period.

Go Daddy’s early access prices are $12,539.99 for day one, $3,164.99 for day two, $1,239.99 for day three, $689.99 for day four and $189.99 for days five to seven. After day seven the regular registration cost applies.

The Donuts Early Access Program (EAP) is designed for registrants who want to secure relevant, memorable domain names the instant they’re available. The EAP takes the place of a traditional landrush for all Donuts gTLDs.

Interested individuals, organizations, businesses and others can register names on a first-come, first-served, non-restricted basis. In addition, this program allows brand owners the opportunity to obtain non-trademark domain names to help promote and protect brands, register authoritative terms for their industries, or simply get an interesting and usable Internet identity.

Early access registrations are available for the first seven days of a gTLD’s general availability.  EAP commences today at 16:00 UTC (11:00 a.m. US Eastern Standard Time) and ends in a week from now, also at 16:00 UTC. Each week a series of Donuts gTLD launches, EAP will begin at 16:00 UTC on Wednesday and close at 16:00 UTC the following Wednesday.

More are on the way. In fact, Donuts will open several gTLDs each week for most of 2014.

As a reminder, each gTLD’s general availability is preceded by a 60 day process known as Sunrise, when trademark holders are able to secure their trademarked terms.  Once this phase is completed, the gTLD is open for anyone to register names.  Registrations are available only through accredited domain name registrars — you can find a complete and regularly updated list of registrars that sell Donuts gTLDs here.

General Availability Calendar

TLD

Sunrise Opens

Sunrise Closes

Early Access (GA)

.VENTURES November 26, 2013 January 25, 2014 January 29, 2014
.SINGLES November 26, 2013 January 25, 2014 January 29, 2014
.BIKE November 26, 2013 January 25, 2014 January 29, 2014
.HOLDINGS November 26, 2013 January 25, 2014 January 29, 2014
.PLUMBING November 26, 2013 January 25, 2014 January 29, 2014
.GURU November 26, 2013 January 25, 2014 January 29, 2014
.CLOTHING November 26, 2013 January 25, 2014 January 29, 2014
.CAMERA December 3, 2013 February 1, 2014 February 5, 2014
.EQUIPMENT December 3, 2013 February 1, 2014 February 5, 2014
.ESTATE December 3, 2013 February 1, 2014 February 5, 2014
.GALLERY December 3, 2013 February 1, 2014 February 5, 2014
.GRAPHICS December 3, 2013 February 1, 2014 February 5, 2014
.LIGHTING December 3, 2013 February 1, 2014 February 5, 2014
.PHOTOGRAPHY December 3, 2013 February 1, 2014 February 5, 2014
.CONTRACTORS December 10, 2013 February 8, 2014 February 12, 2014
.LAND December 10, 2013 February 8, 2014 February 12, 2014
.TECHNOLOGY December 10, 2013 February 8, 2014 February 12, 2014
.CONSTRUCTION December 10, 2013 February 8, 2014 February 12, 2014
.DIRECTORY December 10, 2013 February 8, 2014 February 12, 2014
.KITCHEN December 10, 2013 February 8, 2014 February 12, 2014
.TODAY December 10, 2013 February 8, 2014 February 12, 2014
.DIAMONDS December 17, 2013 February 15, 2014 February 19, 2014
.ENTERPRISES December 17, 2013 February 15, 2014 February 19, 2014
.TIPS December 17, 2013 February 15, 2014 February 19, 2014
.VOYAGE December 17, 2013 February 15, 2014 February 19, 2014
.SHOES December 24, 2013 February 22, 2014 February 26, 2014
.CAREERS December 24, 2013 February 22, 2014 February 26, 2014
.PHOTOS December 24, 2013 February 22, 2014 February 26, 2014
.RECIPES December 24, 2013 February 22, 2014 February 26, 2014
.LIMO December 31, 2013 March 1, 2014 March 5, 2014
.DOMAINS December 31, 2013 March 1, 2014 March 5, 2014
.CAB December 31, 2013 March 1, 2014 March 5, 2014
.COMPANY December 31, 2013 March 8, 2014 March 12, 2014
.COMPUTER January 7, 2014 March 8, 2014 March 12, 2014
.CENTER January 7, 2014 March 8, 2014 March 12, 2014
.SYSTEMS January 7, 2014 March 8, 2014 March 12, 2014
.ACADEMY January 7, 2014 March 8, 2014 March 12, 2014
.MANAGEMENT January 7, 2014 March 8, 2014 March 12, 2014
.TRAINING January 14, 2014 March 15, 2014 March 19, 2014
.SOLUTIONS January 14, 2014 March 15, 2014 March 19, 2014
.SUPPORT January 14, 2014 March 15, 2014 March 19, 2014
.BUILDERS January 14, 2014 March 15, 2014 March 19, 2014
.EMAIL January 14, 2014 March 15, 2014 March 19, 2014
.EDUCATION January 21, 2014 March 22, 2014 March 26, 2014
.INSTITUTE January 21, 2014 March 22, 2014 March 26, 2014
.REPAIR January 21, 2014 March 22, 2014 March 26, 2014
.CAMP January 21, 2014 March 22, 2014 March 26, 2014
.GLASS January 21, 2014 March 22, 2014 March 26, 2014
.SOLAR January 28, 2014 March 29, 2014 April 2, 2014
.COFFEE January 28, 2014 March 29, 2014 April 2, 2014
.INTERNATIONAL January 28, 2014 March 29, 2014 April 2, 2014
.HOUSE January 28, 2014 March 29, 2014 April 2, 2014
.FLORIST January 28, 2014 March 29, 2014 April 2, 2014
.HOLIDAY February 4, 2014 April 5, 2014 April 9, 2014
.MARKETING February 4, 2014 April 5, 2014 April 9, 2014
.VIAJES February 11, 2014 April 12, 2014 April 16, 2014
.FARM February 11, 2014 April 12, 2014 April 16, 2014
.CODES February 11, 2014 April 12, 2014 April 16, 2014
.CHEAP February 18, 2014 April 19, 2014 April 23, 2014
.ZONE February 18, 2014 April 19, 2014 April 23, 2014
.AGENCY February 18, 2014 April 19, 2014 April 23, 2014
.BARGAINS February 18, 2014 April 19, 2014 April 23, 2014
.BOUTIQUE February 18, 2014 April 19, 2014 April 23, 2014
.COOL February 25, 2014 April 26, 2014 April 30, 2014
.WATCH February 25, 2014 April 26, 2014 April 30, 2014
.WORKS March 4, 2014 May 3, 2014 May 7, 2014
.EXPERT March 4, 2014 May 3, 2014 May 7, 2014
.FOUNDATION March 11, 2014 May 10, 2014 May 14, 2014
.EXPOSED March 11, 2014 May 10, 2014 May 14, 2014
.VILLAS March 18, 2014 May 17, 2014 May 21, 2014
.FLIGHTS March 18, 2014 May 17, 2014 May 21, 2014
.RENTALS March 18, 2014 May 17, 2014 May 21, 2014
.CRUISES March 18, 2014 May 17, 2014 May 21, 2014
.VACATIONS March 18, 2014 May 17, 2014 May 21, 2014
.CONDOS March 25, 2014 May 24, 2014 May 28, 2014
.PROPERTIES March 25, 2014 May 24, 2014 May 28, 2014
.MAISON March 25, 2014 May 24, 2014 May 28, 2014
.TIENDA March 25, 2014 May 24, 2014 May 28, 2014
.DATING April 1, 2014 May 31, 2014 June 4, 2014
.EVENTS April 1, 2014 May 31, 2014 June 4, 2014
.PARTNERS April 1, 2014 May 31, 2014 June 4, 2014
.PRODUCTIONS April 1, 2014 May 31, 2014 June 4, 2014
.COMMUNITY April 8, 2014 June 7, 2014 June 11, 2014
.CATERING April 8, 2014 June 7, 2014 June 11, 2014
.CARDS April 8, 2014 June 7, 2014 June 11, 2014
.CLEANING April 8, 2014 June 7, 2014 June 11, 2014
.TOOLS April 15, 2014 June 14, 2014 June 18, 2014
.INDUSTRIES April 15, 2014 June 14, 2014 June 18, 2014
.PARTS April 15, 2014 June 14, 2014 June 18, 2014
.SUPPLIES April 15, 2014 June 14, 2014 June 18, 2014
.SUPPLY April 15, 2014 June 14, 2014 June 18, 2014
.REPORT April 22, 2014 June 21, 2014 June 25, 2014
.VISION April 22, 2014 June 21, 2014 June 25, 2014
.FISH April 22, 2014 June 21, 2014 June 25, 2014
.SERVICES April 29, 2014 June 28, 2014 July 2, 2014
.CAPITAL May 6, 2014 July 5, 2014 July 9, 2014
.ENGINEERING May 6, 2014 July 5, 2014 July 9, 2014
.EXCHANGE May 6, 2014 July 5, 2014 July 9, 2014
.GRIPE May 6, 2014 July 5, 2014 July 9, 2014
.ASSOCIATES May 13, 2014 July 12, 2014 July 16, 2014
.LEASE May 13, 2014 July 12, 2014 July 16, 2014
.MEDIA May 13, 2014 July 12, 2014 July 16 2014
.PICTURES May 13, 2014 July 12, 2014 July 16, 2014
.REISEN May 20, 2014 July 19, 2014 July 23, 2014
.TOYS May 20, 2014 July 19, 2014 July 23, 2014
.UNIVERSITY May 20, 2014 July 19, 2014 July 23, 2014
.TOWN May 20, 2014 July 19, 2014 July 23, 2014
.WTF May 27, 2014 July 26, 2014 July 30, 2014
.FAIL May 27, 2014 July 26, 2014 July 30, 2014
.FINANCIAL May 27, 2014 July 26, 2014 July 30, 2014
.LIMITED May 27, 2014 July 26, 2014 July 30, 2014
.CARE June 3, 2014 August 2, 2014 August 6, 2014
.CLINIC June 3, 2014 August 2, 2014 August 6, 2014
.SURGERY June 3, 2014 August 2, 2014 August 6, 2014
.DENTAL June 3, 2014 August 2, 2014 August 6, 2014
.TAX June 10, 2014 August 9, 2014 August 13, 2014
.CASH June 10, 2014 August 9, 2014 August 13, 2014
.FUND June 10, 2014 August 9, 2014 August 13, 2014
.INVESTMENTS June 10, 2014 August 9, 2014 August 13, 2014
.FURNITURE June 17, 2014 August 16, 2014 August 20, 2014
.DISCOUNT June 17, 2014 August 16, 2014 August 20, 2014
.FITNESS June 17, 2014 August 16, 2014 August 20, 2014
.SCHULE June 17, 2014 August 16, 2014 August 20, 2014
.GRATIS June 24, 2014 August 23, 2014 August 27, 2014
.CLAIMS June 24, 2014 August 23, 2014 August 27, 2014
.CREDIT June 24, 2014 August 23, 2014 August 27, 2014
.CREDITCARD June 24, 2014 August 23, 2014 August 27, 2014
.DIGITAL July 1, 2014 August 30, 2014 September 3, 2014
.ACCOUNTANTS July 1, 2014 August 30, 2014 September 3, 2014
.FINANCE July 1, 2014 August 30, 2014 September 3, 2014
.INSURE July 1, 2014 August 30, 2014 September 3, 2014
.LOANS July 8, 2014 September 6, 2014 September 10, 2014
.LIFE July 8, 2014 September 6, 2014 September 10, 2014
.GUIDE July 8, 2014 September 6, 2014 September 10, 2014
.CHURCH July 8, 2014 September 6, 2014 September 10, 2014
.DIRECT July 15, 2014 September 13, 2014 September 17, 2014
.PLACE July 15, 2014 September 13, 2014 September 17, 2014
.DEALS July 22, 2014 September 20, 2014 September 24, 2014
.CITY July 29, 2014 September 27, 2014 October 1, 2014
.HEALTHCARE August 12, 2014 October 11, 2014 October 15, 2014
.RESTAURANT September 2, 2014 November 1, 2014 November 5, 2014
.GIFTS September 2, 2014 November 1, 2014 November 5, 2014
.SARL September 2, 2014 November 1, 2014 November 5, 2014
.PIZZA September 30, 2014 November 29, 2014 December 3, 2014
.IMMO September 30, 2014 November 29, 2014 December 3, 2014
.BUSINESS September 30, 2014 November 29, 2014 December 3, 2014
.NETWORK September 30, 2014 November 29, 2014 December 3, 2014
.WORLD November 4, 2014 January 3, 2014 January 7, 2014

Sedo Sells 458 Domains For $1 Million: RestaurantUniforms.com $20k, etfs.de 11,900 EUR, Joins.net 3,500 EUR

sedoIn the past week 458 (509 last week) transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1 million ($1.3m last week). Only 150 (143 last week) domains from the 458 were reported by Sedo. The other domains were either private sales or domains that sold for less than 700 USD/EUR/GBP. Over 60% (49% last week) of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings. Sedo will not reveal what is the Buy Now percentage of the public sales vs the percentage of the private sales. And will not reveal what percentage of the total sales value do the Buy Now listings represent.

The average domain name sales price was $2,183 ($2,254 last week).

Here are the 150 public and reported Sedo sales for the week December 1 to December 7:

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.NYC Report: 3% Of Registrants Own 37% Of .NYC Domains, 36 Registrants Own 8,688 Domains (14%)

nycThis is a follow up to my 1st .NYC report because now .nyc zone is more representative and reflects the true registration patterns of people of New York. There were 13,669 registrants that only bought a single domain. Also 3% of registrants own 37% of all .NYC domains names.

.NYC launched on Wednesday the 8th of October. I wanted to find who bought what domains and how many domain names were bought by each registrant.

.NYC didn’t get the results some people were expecting and people that registered .nyc domains didn’t have very good taste. And it shows. Continue reading

One Degree World Will Launch More Than 1,300 Travel Websites On New gTLD Domain Names

losangeles-buzzOne Degree World plans to launch more than 1,300 new travel related websites on New gTLD domain names.

A few days back I wrote how global travel and entertainment company One Degree World launched their first 8 travel websites on New gTLDs. It turns out their plans are much bigger than the 300 websites announced by the .buzz registry. Continue reading

.Club Supports WordPress Sites at WordCamp Orlando

club-new-gtldThe .Club registry team traveled to Orlando last week to attend one of the biggest WordPress events in Florida, WordCamp Orlando.

“As you probably know, WordPress is an amazingly powerful software platform for creating a great website without necessarily having to be a master at coding. That said, there are countless designers and developers who are well-versed in WordPress and thousands of very flexible themes to help create just about any type of website on top of the WordPress platform. The goal of the event was to get Continue reading

Release of Country and Territory Names Within .BMW & .MINI New gTLDs

newgtldI don’t know why ICANN bothered with any of rules on reserved domains in New gTLD contracts and agreements. One after the other all the reserved domains are released anyway.

After the release of 2-character New gTLD domain names ICANN just opened a comment period for the release of country and Continue reading

New gTLD 1st Day Domains: .Immo 5274, .Business 3292, .Software 3068, .Network 3055, .Pizza 1272, .Auction 1053

newgtldHere are the 1st day domain name registration results from this week’s 6 New gTLD launches:

4 Donuts New gTLDs went out of EAP and entered the real (reg-fee) General Availability on the 10th of December: .Pizza, .Immo, .Network and .Business. Here are the results of their first day: Continue reading

One Degree World Launches First 8 New gTLD Travel Websites & Aims For 300

losangeles-buzzGlobal travel and entertainment company One Degree World launched the first 8 out of 300 partner portfolio websites. Websites are build on a series of newly released TLDs including .BUZZ, .NINJA and .VEGAS.

“Launching the first set of hundreds of travel and entertainment websites and representing the top 300 destinations globally, One Degree WorldTM Systems, Inc. is unveiling its state-of-the-art, Continue reading