New gTLD Weekly Launch Review: .Space, .Band, .RIP, .How, .Ryukyu

newgtldThis week 5 New gTLD enter General Availability, 0 New gTLDs enter the EAP General Availability and 0 strings enter the landrush phase.

Rightside has 2 New gTLDs out of EAP and into General Availability on the 28th of January 2015: .Band and .RIP.

Radix launches .Space on the 28th of January 2015.

Google registry is launching another one of its New gTLDs on the 28th of January 2015: .How.

Also on the 28th of January a geo New gTLD is launched: .ryukyu. This is how .Ryukyu is descibed on the official extension website: "Ryukyu is the place names of old Okinawa. .ryukyu is a GeoTLD for Okinawa prefecture. The purpose of .ryukyu is to promote Okinawa and spread to the world Okinawa brand." .Okinawa launched on the 14th of October 2014 and today has 1,390 registered domain names according to namestat.org.

0 New gTLD enters landrush phase this week:

(I am having a difficulty finding the release dates of the Rightside New gTLDs. There is no single page with the release dates and the links from the rightside.co website redirect you to name.com that doesn't always carry all the information.)


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, 2015 January 7, 2015
.ENERGY December 2, 2014 January 31, 2015 February 4, 2015
.DELIVERY December 2, 2014 January 31, 2015 February 4, 2015
.COACH December 30, 2014 February 28, 2015 March 4, 2015
.MEMORIAL December 30, 2014 February 28, 2015 March 4, 2015
.LEGAL December 30, 2014 February 28, 2015 March 4, 2015
.MONEY December 30, 2014 February 28, 2015 March 4, 2015
.TIRES January 20, 2015 March 21, 2015 March 25, 2015

New gTLD 1st Day Domains: .Brussels 3582, .Vlaanderen 3553, .ForSale ???

newgtldHere are the 1st day domain name registration results from last week's 3 New gTLD launches:

Two geo New gTLDs from Belgium entered general availability this week: .brussels and .vlaanderen. According to NameStat.org .Brussels had 3,582 domains after its first day of general availability and .Vlaanderen had 3,553.

Rightside had 1 New gTLDs out of EAP and into General Availability on the 21th of January 2015: .ForSale. .ForSale got ??? domain name registrations after its first day.

It seems that Rightside has not approved any zone file access applications for anyone lately.

The "New gTLD 1st Day Registrations" include sunrise domain names as well as any domains registered by the registry or any founder's program. Any registry is allowed to register up to 100 domains for it's own use and give out another 100 as part of the New gTLD founder's program.

(I am always comparing the same first hours from their 1st day for all New gTLDs. The hours between General Availability and the first zone files update.)

Sedo Sells 603 Domains For $1 Million: BabyCity.com $35,000, Sugar.net $15,000, Tickets.info $14,000

sedoIn the past week 603 (593 in the previous week) transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1 million ($1.6m in the previous week). Only 207 (198 in the previous week) domains from the 603 were reported by Sedo. The other domains were either private sales or domains that sold for less than 700 USD/EUR/GBP. Over 54% (58% 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 $1,658 ($2,698 last week).

See here the top 10 of all Sedo sales in 2014 and the top 10 in New gTLD sales.

Here are the 198 public and reported Sedo sales for the week January 12 to January 18 2015:

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Trademark Clearinghouse: 1,626 Marks Have Expired While Submissions Are Slowing Down

TMCH We are now reaching the first year anniversary of the first New gTLDs and already 1,626 marks have expired at the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH).

So far 34,400 marks have been submitted to the Trademark Clearinghouse as of the 22nd of January 2015.

A lot of marks were submitted to the TMCH in advance of the New gTLD launches to cover Continue reading

Poll Results: 30% Of People Will Renew All New gTLD Domains While 15% Will Drop Them All

poll-domain-namesWe are now just a week away from the first anniversary of the New gTLD program launch.

It all started when 7 New gTLDs from Donuts were released on the 29th of January 2014. That is when the 7 extensions (.bike, .clothing, .guru, .holdings, .plumbing, .singles, .ventures) entered the EAP availability.

I started this poll (How many New gTLD domains will you renew?) 3 months ago asking readers if they intended to renew their new domains and what percentage they would renew. The poll has now ended and got 528 votes. Continue reading

Rightside Released Collision Domains Names For 30 Of Its New gTLDs

rightsideRightside released thousands of domains names that were originally blocked on the ICANN Name Collision List on January 17, 2015. Complete lists of the collision domains are available to download.

The domain names were on the collision lists on these 30 Rightside New gTLDs: Continue reading

Release of .SCOT Name Collision List Domains

scotRegistry operator Dot Scot Registry Limited announced the release of some of its reserved .SCOT domains from the Name Collision List on the 6th of January after which all names are in the general pool of available names for registration (except otherwise reserved).

As for the release of (some) reserved names, they are starting with those related to Governmental and other entities relating to Civic Scotland. Continue reading

Owners Of High Premium New gTLD Domains Trying To Sell Them By Hiding Renewal Cost?

newgtldI noticed an auction at Flippa for the domain USA.Vacations that ended a few days back.

High bid was $800 and the domain didn't sell but what is quite interesting are the comments.

It seems that the seller didn't reveal the renewal price at the Continue reading

New gTLD Weekly Launch Review: .Brussels, .Vlaanderen, .ForSale, .Band, .RIP, .Space

newgtldThis week 3 New gTLD enter General Availability, 2 New gTLDs enter the EAP General Availability and 1 string enter the landrush phase.

2 geo New gTLDs from Belgium enter general availability this week: .brussels and .vlaanderen. Continue reading

New gTLD 1st Day Domains: .World 5081, .Degree 160, .Gives 160

newgtldHere are the 1st day domain name registration results from last week's 3 New gTLD launches:

One Donuts New gTLD was out of EAP and into real (reg-fee) General Availability on the 14th of January 2015: .World. According to NameStat.org .World had 5,081 domains after its first day of general availability.

Rightside had 2 New gTLDs out of EAP Continue reading