Landrush

  • XYZ relaunches .storage with $2,200 price tag

    … XYZ.com has reopened .storage to registrations with a new, much higher price tag. A confusingly named “Trademark Holder Landrush” started yesterday and will run for three weeks. It’s not a sunrise period — .storage already had its ICANN-mandated sunrise under its previous management — and it appears that it’s not actually restricted…

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  • .storage to have pricey second sunrise

    … the need for paperwork. XYZ has previously said that all domains will be available at the same price, regardless of their previous “premium” status. I can see some intellectual property interests being uneasy with how this relaunch. Under its former management, .storage was set to be tightly restricted to the physical and data storage industries…

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

    … will be five phases in which domains will be open to all but priced at a premium. Starting June 5 there will be five landrush periods of five day, each a kind of hybrid between the traditional landrush period and the kind of Early Access Period offered by Donuts and others. Each landrush will see all names priced at a certain amount, with the amount going…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 18 readers -
  • 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. Some…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 14 readers -