Landrush

    • After shaky start, .blog launches today

      The new gTLD .blog goes into general availability today, after some mild controversy about the way the registry allocated reserved domain names. Knock Knock Whois There, the registry affiliated with WordPress maker Automattic, last week apologized to some would-be customers for declining to honor some landrush pre-registrations.

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  • .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…

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  • 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…

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  • .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- 9 readers -
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