Thursday, June 29, 2017 : WTF?

I frankly admit that I have no idea with what's going on at the moment at Below is a copy-paste of the stats.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Round 2 warm up ?

Is it this ICANN working Group's recent request to launch the next round of the ICANN new gTLD program in 2018 which is pushing service providers to publish more?

I noticed more publications recently from:
  1. The Dot Brand Observatory;
  2. Authentic Web Inc;
  3. A back-end registry provider.
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Next Round in 2018?

Just read in a letter addressed to ICANN from one of its working groups:
"Setting a date for the next application window will provide certainty for ICANN the organization and potential applicants alike, but also ensure that all work efforts are completed in a timely manner. Given many of the associated reviews and dependent work efforts have been, or are near completion, we believe it is becoming increasingly important that a date for a next round be set. Based on the information contained in the body of this letter, we believe the fourth quarter 2018 should be the target date for the next application window".

Read the full letter (PDF document).

Friday, June 9, 2017

New gTLDs: education is key

French Corporate Accredited Registrar trains students about domain names...during exams ! Below is a case figure students had to answer for an official exam (in French).

This follows another initiative from a business school to provide their students with domain name related to the subject they will be studying (in French)

New gTLDs: French lead ;-)

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Quote of the day

"Counting on Registrars to make a Registry profitable is like counting on a website to make a company profitable".

Thursday, June 1, 2017

New gTLD News: reddit

Testing a new communication channel for new gTLDs: