.Club Domains

    • .xyz, .club and .vip get the nod to sell in China

      The Chinese government has granted licenses to operate in the country to its first tranche of new gTLDs — .vip, .club and .xyz. The agreements mean that Chinese registrars will be able to give their Chinese customers the ability to actually use their domains for web sites. It also means the companies will be obliged to censor domains the government does not like, but only t ...

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  • .xyz passed two million names, growing like crazy

    …-2012 new TLD launch periods. It’s reasonable to assume that the majority of these names are being registered for investment purposes. It seems Chinese registrars processed much of the spike. But XYZ.com isn’t the only registry that saw a big spike over the weekend. .CLUB Domains’ .club added almost 44,000 names to its zone between Saturday…

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  • New gTLD registries talk up marketing plans at NamesCon

    … of relevant TLDs. Here’s a photo of Schindler talking, offered for no other reason than it just cost me £6 to upload from my phone. Note the juxtaposition of a) the extensive Verisign .com/.net sponsorship, b) the Donuts “Not Com Revolution” messaging, and c) my thumb. Uniregistry CEO Frank Schilling said in his keynote an hour later that he…

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  • .club first new gTLD to sell 100,000 domains

    … .club hit a landmark this week with its 100,000th domain name registration, according to .CLUB Domains. It’s the first new gTLD to get to this level of success without giving away names for free — .xyz and .berlin have over 460,000 and 130,000 names respectively but fall under 100k if you factor out the freebies. The .club zone file showed…

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  • ICANN smacks new gTLDs for pre-sunrise auctions

    … Running a premium domain name auction before you’ve finished your new gTLD sunrise period is Officially Not Cool, according to ICANN’s compliance department. People who won premium new gTLD domains in auctions that took place before sunrise periods now face the possibility of losing their names to trademark owners. .CLUB Domains, and probably…

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