Monday, September 1, 2014

Who will apply for .SEO in Round 2 ?

Many domain name extensions with potential were not applied for in the first round of the ICANN new gTLD program. If investors targeted very generic ones such as sport extensions (ie: .FOOTBALL or .RUGBY) and other very generic strings (such as .CLUB or .FINANCE), many industries did not receive an application for their TLD.

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

New Registries impressive strategies

  • Who could have imagined there would be so many new gTLD applicants?
  • Who would have bet that one company would be rich enough to apply for more than 10 new domain name extensions at the price of $185,000 each?
  • Who would have expected an applicant to apply for…60, 100, 300 new Top-Level Domains?
In 2010 very few would have expected that the ICANN new gTLD program would launch this way, many were talking about serious innovation in the domain name space but I don’t remember any post or any article mentioning that one applicant could or would submit dozens of applications. Today, the result of this first round is very different from what we, users and members of the new gTLD community, expected.

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014

There are 2 applications for .RUN

So while I was running in Paris, I wondered if there would be a TLD for runners like me…and guess what…there are 2 applications for .RUN and they are in contention:
  1. First one is from dot Run Limited (Famous Four Media);
  2. The other one is from Snow Park, LLC (Donuts).
There will be a .RUN Registry in the end and it will become possible to register domain names ending in .RUN (instead of .com :-). So what is the market for .RUN ? Do runners communicate on Internet? Do they need to communicate because they are runners? Is .RUN for runners only?

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Un Club est un .CLUB

Les nouvelles extensions Internet ne sont plus à présenter, pourtant, on peut se demander quelles sont les véritables vocations de certaines d’entre-elles. Cela étant dit, est-il utile de se poser la question lorsque l’on n’est pas concerné par une extension dans une langue particulière ou par une extension qui ne nous représente pas ?“

A lire:
  1. Identitaire” est le maître mot
  2. L’exemple du Registre .CLUB
  3. Quelques chiffres
  4. Une progression constante
Article complet à lire sur le Journal Du Net

Monday, August 18, 2014

New gTLDs + Root Zone Management Categories = IANA

Overview and History of the IANA Functions

How the ICANN works is sometimes difficult to understand and the IANA plays a major role in how new gTLDs technically work.

If more people start to know what the ICANN is, very few have ever heard of what the IANA is.

For those interested in knowing more about how is IANA is linked to new gTLDs, I suggest to go down to page 12 of this report and read "3.1 Root Zone Management Categories".

Download the complete document here.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Google Domains: I want more for new gTLDs

The Buzz seems to be about Google Domains at the moment: Google is launching as a Registrar and will soon offer plenty of fantastic things to do with domain names. But…is there anything new with Google Domains?

I checked the features but…I found nothing that other Registrars do not already offer and I admit I expected to be a little more impressed.

So: what is missing?

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Happening today: TMCH Webinar (15:00 [UTC])

In this TMCH webinar, and Radix Registry will cover their TLD's that are in Sunrise: .PRESS, .WEBSITE and .HOST. Rolf Larsen, CEO of dot Global will introduce the dot Global TLD.

This webinar is free and open to general public.
Participant PIN: 66278734
Weblogin: 105424152

What is a .ORGANIC domain name?