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Epik move : DigitalTown dips into dot .Boston inventory with strategic domain acquisitions

ICANN-accredited domain registrar, Epik, operates DigitalTown, a corporate entity that leverages geo-domains and the construction of city-centric portals. Rob Monster, founder of both Epik and DigitalTown, is a busy entrepreneur, for sure. The recent launch of dot .Boston is the latest geographical gTLD, for the city of Boston. Its launch has been satisfactory, according to […]

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New gTLD tally : Dot .Africa surpassed 10,000 domain names

The continent-specific new gTLD, dot .Africa, surpassed 10,000 domain registrations in September. According to ntldstats, the current number of .Africa domains is almost 11,000. That’s almost double the number of dot .Africa domain registrations in August. The largest dot .Africa registrar is Tucows, with almost 2,250 .Africa domain names. This is great news for businesses […]

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Why I Bought A .ai Domain Name

As a domain investor, I have never been a big fan of new domain extensions (domains that are not .com, .net, or .org). They can be expensive, risky, and confusing. But, as a website developer, I understand there are times where it is beneficial to use one. A year ago, I found myself looking for… Read More »
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Non-com sightings : Dot .Space domain makes its virgin appearance

Here at DomainGang we keep track of non-com domains “in the wild,” sharing plenty of user-submitted web sites. Operating a business or other web site on a new gTLD or alternative ccTLD, is becoming natural, and today’s submission comes from the Baltic city of Riga, Latvia. Eagle-eyed Alexander Schubert provided us with the .taxi sighting, […]

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ICANN approves new gTLD Dot.ard for political domains

ICANN has approved the latest new gTLD, Dot .ard, an extension specifically for political domains with a conservative bias. Dot .ard was applied for by Donald Trump’s political campaign manager, to ensure that a recent epithet about the president remains under control. “Mr. President is aware of the ‘dotard’ allegations against him, by the Rocket […]

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Dot .Radio : Sunrise and Landrush have begun

Dot .Radio is a new TLD, designed specifically for the radio sector, including broadcasters, Internet radios, radio professionals, companies supplying goods and services, and radio amateurs. Eligible organizations and individuals can now apply for their preferred .Radio domains, as long as they are are from the following categories: Unions of Broadcasters Official Radio Operators Internet […]

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Number of XYZ domains falls below the 4 million mark

The number of registered .XYZ domains has fallen well below the 4 million mark, according to ntldstats. And this is not the end of the line, as an additional 1.3 million .XYZ domains are in “deletion mode,” which would further lower the numbers. XYZ rose to the top spot among new gTLDs by a controversial […]

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