gTLD Statistics & Business Implications – 1st Quarter 2015 in Review

Building off an inaugural presentation on the gTLD Statistics and Business Implications at the 2015 NamesCon held in Las Vegas, .TBA (@dottba) and TLDwatch collaborate once again to provide an update for the first quarter of 2015. The audio presentation will briefly walk you through the slides and the presentation is also attached for at-will viewing.  The […]

What happened to .FAN?

.FANS is delegated without launch information yet, but has two SLDs in its zone.  But what happened to the singular .FAN? In a previous analysis of Donuts and Rightside, TLDWatch had included .FAN as a string that remained in contention under Covered Donuts.  That was an error because it was never in contention with .FANS, […]

.FYI your .PHD .MOM & her .FAMILY can watch the .TUBE for .FREE

What seemed like an unusually quiet week for contention set resolution, ICANN updated its NewGTLD Micro site late Friday revealing six contention sets being resolved. .FAMILY – Covered Donuts prevailed over Google and Uniregistry.FREE – Amazon prevailed over Dozen Donuts, Google, Uniregistry and Minds & Machines.FYI – Dozen Donuts prevailed over Google.MOM – Uniregistry prevailed […]

Donuts Prevails in COUPONS and SOCCER

Donuts has prevailed in two more strings today according to ICANN’s micro New gTLD site. .COUPONS – prevailed over coupons.com via Dozen Donuts.  This will be interesting competition with Amazon that prevailed over Minds & Machines for .COUPON the singular.  Amazon’s string has yet to delegate. .SOCCER – prevailed over Minds and Machines, Soccer United […]

Donuts & Rightside Sitrep

Both Donuts and Rightside can see the light at the end of the tunnel.  Granted it may take a while for their remaining contentions to be resolved and if won delegated, but based on this latest review, the deployment of new gTLDs are a reduced focus.  No doubt their application and deployment processes are well […]

New gTLDs Not Re-Approving CZDS Requests

Increased and unnecessary overhead! Over the 2014 holidays and in to the new year of 2015, we’ve had many zonefile access requests expire.  Some registries are bypassing this issue by giving us access without expiration and a few others are very quick to re-approve our request.  However, many Registry Operators fail to be responsive and […]

TLDWatch & DotTBA at NamesCon

For the last day of the NamesCon conference, DotTBA and TLDWatch joined for a in-depth presentation on gTLD statistics and business implications. The presentation includes: A review of the 2014 gTLD activity Discussion of the Tier concept to rank gTLDs Projections for 2015 & beyond Drafting plan for lower tier gTLDs The presentation is attached New […]