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.Media domain name sells for $20,500

A .media domain name was sold for $20,500 by a domain investor in a private transaction. The domain was registered on April 1st, 2016 but this is no April fools’ day joke. Seller of the domain name op.media is Phil Harris of gtld.link. The buyer is OP Osuuskunta that is one of the largest financial companies …

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Afilias thinks 2017 will be the year of dotBrand New gTLDs

Roland LaPlante, CMO of Afilias, explains in a video the value of owning a dotBRAND domain name extension for marketing campaigns and user security. Afilias is the .info registry and also the registry of several new gTLDs, including .BET, .PET, .LOTTO, .POKER, .LGBT, .VOTE, .VOTO, .ORGANIC, .GREEN, .BLACK, .RED, .PINK, .BLUE, .KIM, .SHIKSHA, .PROMO and .移动 …

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Phishing in new gTLDs up 1,000% but .com still the worst

The .com domain is still the runaway leader TLD for phishing, with new gTLDs still being used for a tiny minority of attacks, according to new research. .com domains accounted for 51% of all phishing in 2016, despite only having 48% of the domains in the “general population”, according to the 2017 Phishing Trends & […]
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Video Documentary: “Selling Domain Names in China”

A glimpse of life on the road in China for those in the domain name industry. Follow key executives from ChopChop.Domains‘s parent company, TLD Registry, Ltd. (and their marketing partners from .CLUB) as they spread the word about fully Chinese domain names (IDNs) ‘Dot Chinese Online’ and ‘Dot Chinese Website’ to registrar partners and potential …

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.ink domains get Chinese MIIT approval

On February 6th, Top Level Design’s .ink received the official approval by China’s MIIT (Ministry of Industry and Information Technology). This is the 6th new gTLD in the Latin alphabet approved for sale in mainland China. The other 5 extensions with Chinese approval are .Club, .VIP, .XYZ, Shop and .Site. .ink is in the 3rd …

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2 Years of .Space

Radix published an infographic and some info related to the 2 year anniversary of .Space. .SPACE seems to have struck a chord with the creative bunch such as photographers, artists, bloggers and freelancers, along with coworking spaces as well as the space community. From the first nation in space – asgardia.space featured in the mainstream […]

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TLD Registry gets Chinese accreditation for .在线 (Dot Chinese Online) and .中文网 (Dot Chinese Website)

TLD Registry Ltd., owner and operator of two fully Chinese domain name extensions, .在线 (Dot Chinese Online) and . 中文网 (Dot Chinese Website), announced that its Beijing-based wholly foreign-owned entity (WFOE) company has received full accreditation status from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), the state agency of the Chinese government that regulates …

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The Catholic Church embraces new gTLD registrants as having a soul

In a ground-breaking announcement, the Catholic Church announced late on Sunday that new gTLD registrants are not “soul-less humanoids.” The Holy See officials at the Vatican issued this announcement: “His Holiness, Pope Francis, embraces all other cultures, civilizations and beliefs; it is with pure joy that as of today, we officially embrace, and extend a […]

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Internet Society calls for hearings on .NYC contract renewal with Neustar

The New York Internet Society passed a resolution that called for the city of New York to hold public hearings before renewing its contract with Neustar Inc. for the operation of the .nyc TLD. The resolution was sent to New York City Mayor Bill deBlasio and other city officials. The resolution stated: “The Internet Society’s …

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