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.Tech in the limelight this week as CES goes digital

Digital event means more exposure for CES.tech domain name. One of Radix’s big wins for .tech was when CES began using CES.tech for its website. It means that hundreds of thousands of CES attendees each year are exposed to .tech. These attendees are in .tech’s market, so it’s notable exposure for the top level domain. […]

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New TLD marketing with Mina Neuberg – DNW Podcast #313

Mina Neuberg, Chief Marketing Officer of Donuts, talks about marketing new top level domains to registrants. Last week, Donuts announced it was acquiring Afilias in a blockbuster deal. My guest this week is Mina Neuberg, Chief Marketing Officer of Donuts. Mina discusses branding, whether Donuts should market individual TLDs, and her view of the domain […]

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UNR acquires .Trust and .LLP top level domains

Company now runs 25 top level domains. Frank Schilling’s top level domain registry UNR has added two domain names to its stable: .Trust and .LLP. This is the third home for .Trust, as Kevin Murphy reported last week. UNR says that MarkMonitor, CSC and Safenames are currently accepting pre-orders for .Trust domains. The .LLP transaction […]

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3-2-1 .Contact

Donuts readies another top level domain for launch. Donuts, the largest domain registry in terms of number of top level domains, is gearing up to launch the .contact top level domain name. The company acquired the top level domain name from Jay Westerdal’s Top Level Spectrum, Inc. last year. Donuts is positioning the domain for […]

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Nobel Prize winner has connection to new top level domains

Nobel Prize winner in economics helped create the private auction format for new top level domain name contention sets. Did you see that video this week of a man and his wife trying to wake up his neighbor to tell him he won the Nobel Prize in economics? The man in the video, Robert Wilson, […]

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MMX might have incorrectly recognized revenue

Company might have improperly recognized $1.0 million. New top level domain name company MMX announced that it might have incorrectly recognized revenue from a contract. According to the announcement, the MMX Board is commencing a formal investigation to determine whether the revenue was correctly recognized. The investigation is related to a contract that was entered […]

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It’s on .Fox – DNW Podcast #306

How entertainment company Fox is using its .Fox top level domain. Many companies acquired a brand-matching new top level domain, but few have put them to extensive use. Fox has recently started using its dot-brand domain more, and it could be a role model for other companies. On today’s show, Fox’s Crews Gore discusses why […]

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MMX revenue drops in first half but quality improves

One-off sales go to nearly zero in the first half of 2020. Domain name registry company MMX (London AIM: MMX) reported earnings for the first half of 2020. Revenue and profit were down compared to the first half of 2019, but the makeup of the revenue seemed to improve. Gross revenue came in at $8.4 […]

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Accounting firms can now apply for .CPA domains

Firms can now apply for domains similar to their company name. American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and its CPA.com unit have launched an application process for early access to .CPA domain names. This process is different from sunrise and a separate non-Trademark-Clearinghouse trademark phase the organization is running. Only CPA firms — not […]

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The most popular second level domains for dot-brands

Home leads the way, but companies are also using them for hiring. One of the nagging questions about dot-brand top level domains that match trademarks is what second level domains companies will use. We all know that the home page for Fox is Fox.com. But if the company were to switch to .Fox, how would […]

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