It's a value judgement, not a divided industry

Morgan says we’re “An industry divided” and to be fair, newgTLDs have really raised the verbal spats to a level never before seen in this industry. But I don’t agree that it is divided, it’s not that simple. I’d prefer a premium domain in any extension than an also ran keyword set in .com But … Read more

A Brilliant Conversation on newgTLDs

There’s an excellent conversation on newgtlds I read on TheDomains. Here’s the headline by Michael Berkens – “Shocker: Rick Schwartz Now Owns More New gTLD’s Domains Than I Do” Michael owns something like 450 newgtlds, Rick owns around 500. Rick Schwartz replied in the comments: “This is no endoresement of any gTLD. My views have … Read more

KSL – A new measurement for domain length?

Most people will tell you a short domain is better, and usually more valuable than a longer one. And there are usage parameters to back up this fact – Shorter brands are easier to remember Shorter words are used more often Shorter URLs are more effective in SMO And with the world going increasingly mobile, … Read more

The newgTLDs debate – featuring Rick Schwartz & Michael Berkens!

Don’t know if you’ve been following the back and forth between Rick Schwartz & Michael Berkens about newgTLDS, but it’s been enlightening to say the least. What I’ve done is taken a few of their quotes that made the most impact and collated them. Read on… Rick’s Points http://www.ricksblog.com/2013/12/ricks-poll-results-mean/ So I don’t have all the … 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