Donuts Predicts A Renewal Rate Of Greater Than 80% For Its New gTLDs

donutsPaul Stahura, founder and CEO Donuts Inc., wrote an article on CircleID about the upcoming New gTLDs renewals.

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Trademark Clearinghouse: 1,181 Marks Have Already Expired & 848 Marks Are Not Verified

TMCH We have not even reached the first year anniversary of the first New gTLD and marks are already expiring at the TMCH.

So far 33,902 marks have been submitted to the Trademark Clearinghouse as of the 18th of November 2014.

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New gTLD 1st Day Domains: .top 9261, .quebec 3911, .engineer 529

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

On the 18th of November the Canadian geo New gTLD .quebec launched and got 3,911 domain name registrations. Quebec has Continue reading

Dish DBS Wins .Dot New gTLD Auction For $700,000 Beating Google

newgtldDish DBS Corporation won today the auction for the .Dot New gTLD for just $700,000. Dish beat .dot other applicant Google’s company Charleston Road Registry Inc.

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The .Org Registry Will Launch “OnGood”, A New Brand Identity For .NGO & .ONG Domains

OnGood-PIRPublic Interest Registry, the not-for-profit operator of the .org domain, unveiled “OnGood” – the new brand identity for the upcoming .ngo & .ong domains and their accompanying suite of services. Set to launch in early 2015, OnGood is an online community designed with and for NGOs and nonprofits worldwide, providing them with a suite of online Continue reading

Ultimate Domain Name “” Ranks 20th New gTLD In Alexa But Does Not Resolve

newgtldAs many of you know Google applied for the .Google New gTLD and the application was accepted by ICANN as a .brand string. Google has since signed the registry contract with ICANN and the New gTLD has been activated.

ICANN New gTLD rules dictate that all registry operators should reserve Continue reading

.NYC Landrush: $1.2M+ Revenue, 10,506 Domains Sold, 145 For $1,000-$9,999, 10 For $10,000+

nycThe .NYC Advisory Board published a report on the .NYC Landrush that involved 10,506 domain names.

My estimate is that the .nyc landrush revenue was at about $1.2 to $1.3 million. This includes the landrush fee and the domain name auctions.

Landrush Summary – The Landrush (providing early access to .nyc names for a slightly higher rate) ended on October 3: Continue reading

Italian Web Hosting Company Has Won The .Cloud New gTLD

newgtldAruba S.p.A. (, a company offering web hosting, certified email and domain names services as well as a cloud provider in Europe ( since 2011, has been awarded the .cloud extension, thus supporting Aruba’s ambitious move to become a global player in this market.

In order to become the Official Registry for the registration of .cloud domains, six companies applied in addition to Aruba, including Amazon, Continue reading

Sedo Sells 572 Domains For $1.1 Million: 35000 EUR, $10,000, $8,000

sedoIn the past week 572 (542 last week) transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1.1 million ($1.4m last week). Only 223 (160 last week) domains from the 572 were reported by Sedo. The other domains were either private sales or domains that sold for less than 700 USD/EUR/GBP. Over 50% (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 $1,923 ($2,583 last week).

Here are the 223 public and reported Sedo sales for the week November 3 to November 9 2014:

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New gTLD Weekly Launch Review: .Quebec, .Top, .Engineer

newgtldThis week 3 New gTLDs enters General Availability, 0 New gTLDs enter the EAP General Availability and 1 string enters the landrush phase.

On the 18th of November an Canadian geo New gTLDs is launching: .quebec. Quebec has a population of Continue reading