Landrush

  • .storage to have pricey second sunrise

    … The .storage gTLD is to get a second sunrise period after being acquired and repurposed by XYZ.com. The registry will operate a “Trademark Landrush Period” for three weeks from November 7 as the first stage of .storage’s reboot as an open-to-all gTLD. It’s not technically a “sunrise” period under ICANN rules — that phase was already completed…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 24 readers -
  • Chinese to invade .africa? CEO thinks so

    … While .africa finally went on sale last week after years of legal fights, it seems Africans may find themselves in the minority of registrants. A combination of awareness, pricing and anticipated interest from Chinese domain investors, means that Africans could account for as few as 1 in 10 .africa registrations, according to Lucky Masilela…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 17 readers -
  • After shaky start, .blog launches today

    … registrants had complained that domains that were accepted for pre-registration were subsequently added to KKWT’s list of registry-reserved names, making them unavailable for registration. KKWT said in a blog post Thursday that the confusion was due to it not having finalized its reserved list until just before its landrush period kicked off, November 2…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 14 readers -
  • .london launch day biggest yet for new gTLDs, but did it miss targets?

    … and Go Daddy (which lists .london at the top of its UK home page today) sells at $59.99. UK-based Domainmonster, part of Host Europe Group, performed well with a £34.99 ($56) annual fee. There were 22,547 .london names claimed during the “London Priority Period”, a combined sunrise/landrush phase that gave first dibs on names to trademark owners…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 4 readers -
  • Radix’s first gTLD landrushes only risk-free if you shop around

    … Radix Registry has gone into landrush with its first new gTLDs, promising a “risk-free” experience for buyers who want to get into .website, .press and .host early. But different registrars are handling the phase in different ways — with a staggering range of prices — so you could still lose money on domains you don’t get unless you shop around…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 2 readers -
  • .co.com launch compares well to new gTLDs

    … digit thousands of registrations” following its landrush, which ended July 8. To outperform every new gTLD, .co.com would have had to have beaten .xyz, which had a relatively quiet day (for .xyz) on July 8, adding just 1,267 names. We can assume .co.com had somewhere between 1,268 and 9,999 registrations, therefore. I’d err to the lower end…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 10 readers -
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