Tuesday, February 21, 2017


I received an email asking me why the .MOTO new gTLD was not listed in the SPORT new gTLD report.

The .MOTO new gTLD is a Trademark for which Charleston Road Registry (Google's company for new gTLDs) submitted an application to the ICANN. It intends to operate the extension as a closed registry with Google as the sole registrar and Motorola Mobility (and its affiliates), as the sole registrants.

For this reason it does not appear in the Sport new gTLD report.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Continental new gTLDs

Generic Top-Level Domains:
  1. .ASIA = done
  2. .AFRICA = done
  3. .EUROPE = to be done? (the ".eu" top-level domain already exists but is considered as a ccTLD)
  4. .AMERICA = to be done?
  5. .OCEANIA = to be done?
  6. .ANTARTICA = to be done?

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The .AFRICA new gTLD

.AFRICA new gTLD was delegated.

Check here (15 February 2017).

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Moving to gTLD.club

I have been publishing content related to new gTLDs from several blogs and other platforms and just decided that it was time to concentrate on one single website with a daily Newsletter.

Expect better contents published both in English and in French with a super cool daily Newsletter about new gTLDs...only.

For daily content related to new gTLDs, please stick to www.gtld.club from now on. Other websites I have been working on will (probably) remain static with a final announcement.

The reason of this change is very simple: it takes me a lot of time to post one single information per website and I'd rather focus on increasing value and audience on one website, instead of many.

Thank you.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Domain names ending in ".wine" are here

Domain names related to Wine
(Two languages covered)
The Trademark Clearinghouse opened three sunrise periods yesterday:
  • the .WINE new gTLD; 
  • the .VIN new gTLD; 
  • and the .REIT new gTLD which has nothing to do with wine but which stands for "Real Estate Investment Trust". 
Interested in learning more about the story (and history) of wine new domain names? Dated events are listed on Dotvinum.org