The Dot Brand Observatory is an extensive research programme about the brand TLD domain namespace. Around 550 brands have registered their name at the highest level of the domain hierarchy, the Top Level Domain. Sponsored by Verisign, the research analyses the strategies, tactics and operations of the brands that are proactively using their new domain name to create better customer experience [...]
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Brand TLD status - Mid May 2017 Major brands, such as Mini, Sharp, Abbott or Canon are active brand TLD. This means that these brands are publishing websites using domain names such as com.mini, global.canon, piccadilly.abbott or aquos.sharp. 550 brands are live, publishing overall around 770 websites. The dot brand observatory publishes a detailed list of every [...]
Brand TLD deployment Major brands such as Google, Sony, Audi and Barclays now use their brand name as a TLD - an internet Top Level Domain name - and publish sites called blog.google, environment.google, motionsonic.sony, or home.barclays. While there are no additional brands granted with the possibility to use their brand name as a TLD [...]
Brand TLD support a Digital Third Dimension to Deliver a Better Customer Experience. Branded TLD enable brands to create internet domain names where the brand name is at the end. The Second Level is then open to the brands, enabling to create domains such as environment.google or search.microsoft. This enables to create a [...]
Sony uses their dot Sony new gTLD in a playful way The new James Bond Spectre movie was released in Nov 2015 and Sony supported the launch with a game in the new gTLD space: assistmoneypenny.sony. The objective was to find and capture the bad guys who wanted to capture Moneypenny. http://dotstories.com/an-overview-of-assistmoneypenny-sony/. [...]
Dot Audi supports German dealerships Audi is now using the new gTLD dot audi to support its distribution network, following similar programmes in place by MMA, Seat, or Mini. Audi is deploying it at a very large scale – 500 domains – and with complete and complex websites, including a full catalogue and a description [...]
Branding and domain names The domain name is an essential component of the global branding strategy. The objectives of that strategy are usually linked to brand protection against cyber-squattting, as well as localization via the ccTLD. The brands tried to have a domain that is as close to the brand as possible - typically brand.com, [...]
Creativity and domain names This article refers to the article published in Marie-Emmanuelle Haas website on Nov 14, 2016 , where we show how brands creativity lead to a very diverse panel of domain names. Dot brands are very different in essence to generics, as they are owned by one brand who can register more [...]
Brand's performance We recently released an article in Circle ID, looking at the performance of brands who applied for their brand at a Top Level, and the other brands. Brands are a treasure and an asset. They drive loyalty, enable to offer higher prices, generate preference. Interbrand publishes the top value based on a 100 [...]
dot swiss Switzerland is renown for its banks, its chocolate and its watches. Of course, we also have great mountains, landscape, pretty cities and great food and wine. Switzerland is also the only country to have its own country geographic gTLD, dot swiss. Their message is : If it is Swiss on the inside, it [...]