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Local Popularity & Global Influence: Nations and nTLDs

Joseph Peterson continues his look at new top level domain names and their popularity across the world. No beating around the bush. Let’s start with an example. .BERLIN is 1290 times more popular inside Germany than outside. And Germany is 48 times more significant for .BERLIN than for other nTLDs. In the Cayman Islands, .PROPERTY is […]

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Study shows that new TLDs can rank like other TLDs, but not much else

Study provides little more than anecdotal evidence. You’re going to see some headlines today about an SEO study commissioned by The Domain Name Association (DNA). Some of these headlines might suggest that new top level domain names get some sort of search engine boost over .com domains. It’s not quite that simple. Here’s the deal: […]

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This $20 billion company uses a new TLD for its website, and…

A huge company is forwarding a .com domain to a .technology domain name. On this week’s podcast Andrew Rosener disclosed that he brokered the sale of DXC.com this year. An astute listner noticed something about how the domain name is being used now: @DomainNameWire DXC is a merge of 100k staff from HPE and CSC […]

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An outgoing TLD manager reflects on the past and future of “new” domains

[Editor’s note: Francesco Cetraro recently left his post as Head of Registry Operations for .Cloud after two years. Francesco has offered some great viewpoints on new top level domain names. He wrote two posts for DNW during his time with .cloud, and both were very well received. He was also a guest on the DNW […]

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After long wait, .Eco domains roll out this month

.Eco domain hopes to differentiate itself with .eco system. .Eco domain names become available to the public this month. I asked Michael Ward, VP of Business Development for Dot Eco, to explain what will make .eco different from other top level domain names. DNW: Who is .eco for and what are the requirements to register […]

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How Local is Language? New gTLDs Around the World

Every nTLD has its own unique geography, if only because of language. The Spanish .VIAJES is viable throughout Latin America, whereas .IMMOBILIEN is only at home in German-speaking Europe. .TIENDA tends to be registered more often in Spanish-speaking nations, as does .FUTBOL. And it would certainly be strange if .شبكة weren’t mainly concentrated in the Middle East. When a TLD […]

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How Local are They? GEO TLDs like .LONDON in the UK, .BERLIN in Germany

1000+ new domain endings (nTLDs) have been released since 2014. Some of them – the GEOs – are explicitly about location: for instance, .LONDON, .NYC, and .IRISH. Most, though, are generic keywords like .CLUB, .FISH, .NINJA, or .ONLINE, which are not rooted in 1 place. While some nTLDs are registered at a uniform rate in every country, others skew strongly toward […]

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Rightside reveals big list of 5-figure new TLD sales up to $183,000

Video.games leads list at $183,000. New top level domain name company Rightside today revealed 53 new TLD sales it has made for $10,000 or more. The company has made 85 such sales in total; the 53 are ones in which the buyers allowed the company to reveal the sales. The list is led by Video.games, […]

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Uniregistry backtracks on price hike on existing registrations

Company will grandfather existing registrations in many new TLDs. New top level domain name registry Uniregistry is backtracking on its plans to significantly increase prices on existing registrations this September. Last month, the company announced price increases of up to 30x current prices. This caused quite an uproar and put Uniregistry founder Frank Schilling on […]

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You Registered Coca-Cola.WTH? C’mon.

By Zak Muscovitch. One of the great things about registering new gTLD's is that you sometimes can find out what happened to the last guy who tried the same thing with the .com version. I am usually in a good enough mood to happily answer general domai...
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