Is your domain name real?

You want to buy the perfect keyword domain name for your website but you realize even the most obscure ccTLDs for that exact term have been registered. So you look around for other opportunities that will allow you have the exact keyword without buying one in the aftermarket. And then you stumble upon the perfect … Read more

A complete guide to newgTLD stats

Blacknight Solutions has launched a fantastic new site on DotWhat.co that crunches the numbers on newgTLDs for the rest of us. It provides some excellent data and a information which makes it an ideal location for anyone wanting to learn about newgTLDs and/or the antecedents of the applicants. Data sets include newgTLD applications: By Region … Read more

The top 230 newgTLD applications!

They say money talks and if that were taken as a given, then these 230 strings would account for 38.92% of the entire amount spent applying for strings in ICANNs newgTLDs initiative. APP 13 HOME 11 INC 11 ART 10 BLOG 9 SHOP 9 BOOK 9 LLC 9 DESIGN 8 MUSIC 8 MOVIE 8 LOVE … Read more

Delusional Dreams of Fantastic Brands for Cheap!

“I can’t wait to register web.site” says the title over at HybridDomainer.com, going on to describe an utopian scenario envisaged by the two developers of registering web.site for $10. They were of course referring to the newgTLD program of ICANN currently has underway. Good luck with that buddy. You’re completely delusional if you think you’re … Read more

The inherent advantage ccTLDs will have over newgTLDs

The newGTLDs process is underway, 144 applications have been received, a lot more will be before the window closes. 300-500 new applications will be processed by ICANN during the first phase, you can expect another round within a year per the information out there. While most people believe that the new gTLDs won’t affect .com … Read more

Buy a TLD

It’s been quite a while (July 2008) since I blogged about why you should ‘forget domains, buy a tld‘ but inspite of all the drama that surrounds the new extensions process at ICANN, there does seem to be a LOT of movement in this aspect. While it would cost quite a bit ($400,000+) to start … Read more