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Donuts (finally) wins .Charity dispute, clearing path to .charity domain names

Panel denies community objection against Donuts’ .charity top level domain name application. New top level domain name company Donuts is officially back in the running for the right to run the .charity top level domain name, clearing the way to finalize an operator for the string. If you have an excellent memory, you might recall […]

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Radix to generate $12 million revenue in 2017

New TLD company discloses some financial results. New top level domain name company Radix announced today that it will generate $12 million or more in revenue in 2017. The company has $11.7 million in revenue up until the end of November. According to a release, more than 50% of the revenue is from non-premium domain […]

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Amazon.com launches .Bot domain names on Tuesday

Bot it won’t be easy to register them. Amazon.com is making .bot domain names available to the public on Tuesday starting at 6 a.m. The company has been testing different business models for its new top level domain names and this domain is no exception. Registration of the domain names will be severely restricted. The […]

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Donuts’ numbers show promise for new TLD business model

Company reports solid growth and metrics. Keep an eye on it as discounted domains come up for renewal. Donuts has summarized data about its progress in 2017 and there are some interesting tidbits: Year-over-year growth in new registration volume (excluding new TLD launches) has increased by 34% One million new registrations so far in 2017, […]

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Beijing starts issuing ICPs on new top level domains

Beijing residents of approved TLDs can now get a license to use them. Getting approval for registrants to use and host content on new top level domain names in China can be a complicated process for registries. First, they need to get approval from Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). But it doesn’t stop […]

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Yes, people are using new top level domain names

Not a lot, but you can’t ignore that some people are choosing .com alternatives. It’s no secret that usage of new top level domain names has been far below industry expectations. But that doesn’t mean people aren’t using them and using them in greater numbers. I’m at the Podcast Movement conference in Anaheim promoting my […]

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EFF whitepaper compares registry policies, disses new TLDs

Paper points to questionable rights protection mechanisms in new TLDs. Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Public Knowledge have released a whitepaper comparing policies across various domain name registries, and warning domain registrants to be wary of new top level domain names. The whitepaper points to added rights protection mechanisms in new top level domains, such […]

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