Sunday, September 14, 2014

Free .WEBCAM domain names

AlpNames offers free .WEBCAM domain names for one year with this coupon: NEWSGTLDS100
The offer is valid until December 2014.

To register a .WEBCAM domain name, use

Note to my readers: this is a limited offer so as long as it works.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Positioning Your Brand in the New .ANYTHING World

More here - Register your new domain name with AlpNames.

I wrote to Neelie KROES (.wine / .vin)

With no more information related to .WINE and .VIN from ICANN, I thought the EC would have more information so I wrote to Neelie KROES,

This is the message I received:

Thank you for your e-mail. It has been registered and you will receive a reply asap, within 15 working days. We ask your understanding for this delay, which is due to the  large number of messages that we receive daily. Please feel free to send a follow up message if your request incurred further delays.
    Cabinet of Mrs Neelie Kroes
    Vice-President responsible for the Digital Agenda
    Mail Registry Unit

Let's see what happens. Let's see if something happens.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Coming soon: Kari.Design. Read why new domain names can be just great

I am often asked that same question: “why would I use a new domain name?” and “why would I change my domain name? And I keep answering the same thing but recently I found a new argument.

Read my short post on


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Limitations of .Brand Search Engines

Based on the success of these niche engines, some TLDs pundits have argued for the viability of search engines for companies that have registered their .Brands. Imagine a Search.Nike or Search.Apple.

Read the complete article on

Do you know who this guy is?

Well, if you don't click here.

Success Factors for New gTLDs Program

An interesting post by Alex Tajirian founded DomainMart in 1996. DomainMart expanded its offerings to domain registration services in 11 languages, escrow, Web hosting, leasing, protecting online identity, appraisal and valuation, monetization consulting, and managing Corporate Training.

Read the post on
The success of the new gTLDs program depends on the actions of the winning registries and on ICANN’s allocation policies for the second round of applications. A successful landscape would be dominated by only a few registries but would be less confusing for users.

More here:

Wrong question to ICANN and wrong answer...

I rarely read long articles and generally focus on what is written about new gTLDs. Articles from the INTA are good ones but something really hurt me when I read that interview. One question and one answer are just...wrong.

The question: "What has been the biggest obstacle to educating Internet users around the world about the New gTLD Program?"

Am I the only one to have a problem with this question and in particular the "has been"?

The answer: "I think that the sheer scale of the program, and the fact that many Internet users around the world still don’t know about ICANN or what we do, have made this extremely difficult".

Is ICANN seriously considering that the job is done with this answer? If this is the case we are in wonderland and my belief is that ICANN should invest more in communicating about new gTLDs because very - but very - few people have heard about them.

Read the interview here.

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