After a very successful launch (38,000 domains in the first 24 hours) and breaking all nTLDrecords, .online surpassed 100,000 domain registrations this morning. Radix shared the 100,000th domain to be registered - myfamilyroots.online that came through eNom.
While .online got a jumpstart at general availability, the TLD has maintained momentum and climbed to a top 15 nTLD spot in less than 3 months from GA. The TLD has featured on several registrar storefronts like GoDaddy, 1&1, Namecheap (retailing around the $9-$15) that have played a significant role in getting the TLD so high up in the ranks, so early.
Sandeep Ramchandani, Business Head of Radix "It is definitely an exciting time for us & we're glad that all the effort & resources invested in this extension are coming to fruition. The next year is going to be EVEN bigger & we're certain .online will emerge as one of the leading new extensions." This milestone comes at a time as Radix surpasses 1 million Domains Under Management. A quick scan of the .online zone through DataProvider pulls out some interesting data points:
- 100+ sites in Alexa 1 million & it's the 2nd fastest nTLD in terms of new additions to the Alexa 1 million list (for the last 30 days)
- 70% domains between 3-10 characters
- 28,500+ domains already have developed sites in just 2.5 months of launch. This excludes sites with parked & placeholder pages.
- There are a total of 246,085 pages on these developed site
- 9,727 are optimized for mobile or have a mobile version
- 42,100+ of the domains have MX records
- 56% sites in English
- 19.4% sites in German
- 8.6% sites in Dutch
- 4.9% sites in Russian
- 2.1% sites in French
The sites with the most amount of traffic on .online are:
Here’s a testimonial from one of their customers summing up why .online works and why the TLD is where it is today "“online embodied the nature of our business more than other options. We love the fact it's not connected to a country, but that it's connected to a concept. We've received a lot of positive feedback with the new extension, and it's resolved a lot of confusion our previous country based extension had. We believe .online is the best extension for business like ours!” – Melinda Jacobs, Founder & CEO www.clustr.online
I received an email that seems more like spam than a legitimate email offering a domain name for sale.
Maybe the fact that the sender doesn't know what BCC is and included my email in the "to:" part together with 20 other email addresses made me think this is spam.
This is the email I received: Continue reading
The owner of a clothing company that had the misfortune or luck (depending on how you see it) to be named Pray For Paris is now offering 20% of its profits to the French Red Cross.
The owner registered the domain name PrayForParis.com back in 2011.
The fashion company, based in Northern Ireland, saw a surge of traffic directed to its website after the unfortunate and tragic events that happened on the 13th of November in Paris. Continue reading
Do you want to make large sales? 5 figures or 6 figures? Sure you do.
But how can you make than happen? Firstly, you should ask 5 or 6 figures for your domains and be ready to do some hard negotiations.
Oh, and you also need some good domains. I am not talking about 2 or 3 letter or number .coms. I am talking about Continue reading
RightOfTheDot.com and NameJet have partnered to launch the premium domain name auction that will occur online on NameJet.com, in conjunction with the live domain name auction that will be held at NamesCon 2016 in Las Vegas from January 10th - January 13, 2016.
The auctions will feature some of the best .com and new gTLD names available anywhere including Continue reading
Joe Styler, Aftermarket Product Manager at GoDaddy/Afternic, held a Google hangout with the title: "I’ll Have what They’re Having — Buying Domains from Owners".
"Sometimes the domain you want is already taken… but that doesn’t mean it’s off the market. We’ll talk about how to check the WHOIS, how to approach the owners, how to negotiate a fair price and more."
The video has Braden Pollock, a well known domainer and owner of Legal Brand Marketing, as a guest. Braden gives some solid advice for all domain name investors.
This is the Google hangout video: Continue reading
Colin Campbell, Chairman and Founder of .Club Domains, just announced on Twitter that over 10,000 5-number .club domain names were registered yesterday.
Domains such as 19998.club, 21112.club, 21113.club, 71255.club and 99769.club were registered.
Today's news came after Continue reading
IE Domain Registry Limited, the .ie Domain Name Registry for Ireland, has announced that from 16 November 2015, around 700 previously unavailable one and two-character domains will be made available for registration.
- Domains like hp.ie and aa.ie available to businesses and individuals during a 30-day registration period until 16 December;
- Domain names with interest from multiple applicants will go to auction in January 2016;
- One-letter domains, like t.ie, also available to register.
Two-letter .ie domains, like aa.ie and hp.ie, will be available to register to anyone with a Continue reading
TLD Registry, the registry of Dot Chinese Online (.在线) and Dot Chinese Website (.中文网) top level domains, is releasing the fifth installment of their Chinese Domaining Masterclass blog series.
TLD Registry presented the world’s first, and still currently the world’s only Chinese Domaining Masterclass, at the industry-leading domain investing conference, NamesCon 2015. After several months of research, development, writing, and refining, they created a 120-page curriculum for western domain investors to use as a resource to help them confidently invest in Chinese-specific domains, without knowing a single word of Chinese.
I attended the "Chinese Domaining Masterclass" in NamesCon and I wrote a blog post about it: 10 Things I Learned About Chinese Domain Names.
Now, TLD Registry is releasing portions of the acclaimed and sought-after masterclass curriculum to the general public, in the form of a blog series, which will be weekly blog posts focused on providing tips and tricks to help you invest in Chinese IDNs, again, without knowing anything about the Chinese language.
The articles from the blog series are written by TLD Registry’s Mitch Watkins.
The first installment was about Chinese numerics, specifically, the number seven. The second one was about the number three. The third was about the number 4. The fourth was about the number 8.
Today’s topic: "The Number Nine" Continue reading
.London announced today that its domain name renewal rate is 75.4%.
This renewal rate is for a total of 38,389 names applied for during the Dot London combined Sunrise and Landrush period as well as the first day of General Availability, registered between August 19th and September 9th 2014. All domain renewals Continue reading