Interview with Neha Naik, Radix Registry

Radix is Asia’s largest new gTLD applicant and has invested over $30 Million in securing licenses to operate the new gTLD extensions. Radix has applied for 27 Domain Extensions in ICANN’s new gTLDs program. Radix has executed their agreements with ICANN to operate 4 new gTLDs – .website, .host, .space, and .press and will be launching these later this year. Radix is also the Registry for the repurposed extension .pw – the professional web and .in.net – a new domain targeted at the Indian market. We met up with Neha Naik, Sr. Manager, Strategic Partnerships at Radix, and asked her […]

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New gTLDs Report Card – May 2014

The Total Registrations of the new gTLDs have reached the huge figure of over 773,056 (as of 16th May 2014). .Guru is still leading the charts with 56,886 registrations. The first city based TLD, .Berlin is second with 47,806 registration closely followed by the recently released .club with 44,355 registrations. It is very obvious that the specific strings that are doing well are because a lot of people are waiting for them to open up for General Availability. It will be interesting to see how Strings like Guide, Audio, HipHop, Loans, Church, Life, Beer, Luxe, and Juegos (games in spanish)  that […]

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New gTLDs Report Card – April 2014

New trends and strategies seem to be emerging since the new gTLDs have entered the Domain Name Marketplace. The internet as a whole is going to shift into a more organised space and search engines are going to evolve to highlight the advantages of a relevant gTLD Domain Name. We are trying to capture the growth of this new market with monthly reports depicting the market share of the new gTLDs that are popular and gaining momentum. You can read the Monthly Reports for February and March, here and here. Today, we are going to look over the updated numbers […]

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Is It Too Soon To Pass A Verdict On The Performance Of New gTLDs?

With the new gTLDs having hit the market, everyone is trying to analyse the sales and the trends of particular TLDs to predict the growth of the new domain strings. We recently came across this blogpost/article on Calzone.org, titled “Rolling Average For TLD Sunrises – Will This Trend Continue?”. The article compares the Sunrise Period registration numbers of the new gTLDs with the previously released TLDs like .xxx, .co. asia and their respective Sunrise Periods registration numbers and stresses on a lack of initiative from Trademark holders during the Sunrise Periods for the new batch of gTLDs. While the article […]

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New gTLDs Report Card – March 2014

New domain strings have been released since we published this new gTLDs Report Card in the month of February. The total number of sales of the new gTLDs has now shot well over 200,000+ registered domains! We recently also discussed how using the gTLD Wishlist can keep you ahead of the competition in this growing new market. You can read the entire article here. Today, we are going to look over the updated numbers of some of the new gTLDs that are dominating the market. The newly added TLDs .today (released on 19th Feb) and .tips (released on 26th Feb) […]

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Make a custom new gTLD Wishlist to stay ahead of the competition!

Since the time new gTLDs entered the domain name market in a big way over the past month, we recently shared some insightful statistics about the performance of each of the new gTLDs here. We have also discussed the Opportunities and Challenges for Domain Resellers with the introduction of so many new options in the Namepool. Today, we’d like to discuss how you can use our custom built ‘Wishlist’ feature to stay ahead of the competition and allow your customers to stay up to date on the upcoming new gTLDs. What the new gTLD Wishlist enables you to do: Easy-on-eye […]

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New gTLDs Report Card – February 2014

The domain name community is buzzing with the launch of new TLDs which allows users to register website with completely new and never-before-available domain name strings. A total of 21 new generic TLDs are now live in General Availability and 46 new TLDs in the Sunrise Period. Potentially hundreds more are to follow thanks to the registries that are bringing in fresh and relevant new TLDs to the domain name market. These TLDs will be providing variety and choice to anyone establishing a new online identity or refreshing their current one. The Internet is now home to over 265-million domain names […]

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New gTLDs And What It Means For Domain Resellers – Opportunities and Challenges!

With the first set of New gTLDs now in General Availability, I wanted to put together a few thoughts around what this opportunity could mean for you as a reseller. The Opportunity for Resellers: No Need for Thin Margins: Every registry that we are working with is focusing on the value and the branding around their TLDs. An obvious strategy considering the need to differentiate and carve out a niche for their TLD but an extension of this thought is the pricing we see. At the moment, no one seems to be competing with .com. While this might change as […]

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