Landrush

  • Chinese to invade .africa? CEO thinks so

    …, CEO of .africa registry ZA Central Registry. The domain went into its sunrise period last week, and has a multi-phased launch planned out that will last until July 1, 2018. After the trademark owners have had their crack at the domain — Masilela tells us that South Africa brands such as Nando’s are among the first to grab theirs — there…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 14 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- 12 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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