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27 10, 2016

Dot brand observatory – October research

The observatory The dot brand observatory is our research programme about brands that own their new domain extension. The observatory features a summary of the present landscape of branded TLD activity, from a global standpoint and identifying the main trends: What are the naming strategies for the brands second level domain names What usage for [...]

25 09, 2016

When domain names, facebook and twitter handle converge

Domain names, facebook profiles and twitter handles A way to access digital content is to know the domain name, or the twitter handle. Other means include search, that is more popular but also more expensive. As brands used to focus on one main domain, the multiple facebook accounts or twitter profiles for brands used to [...]

28 08, 2016

Go Live of Domain Extensions – brands vs open TLD

Go Live of Domain Extensions : Delegation Go Live We are witnessing the go live of the last new domain extensions. ICANN operates, amongst others,  the Internet’s Domain Name System, coordinates allocation and assignment of the Internet’s unique identifiers, such as Internet Protocol addresses. In 2012, it decided to open the Top Level Domains name [...]

17 08, 2016

Customer Awareness, domain extensions and brands

Customer Awareness, domain extensions and brands In a new domain name extensions customer awareness catch 22 situation, nobody would launch a domain name with a new extension until customers would be aware, and customers would become aware only if some major sites were launched. While adoption is probably slower than expected, we are not in that [...]

20 06, 2016

security is one reason why brands launch own domain extension

Security is part of the new dot brand proposition DNS is the way to translate a domain name into an ip adress that the computers can interpret and understand. One part of the DNS process is managed on the Top Level Domain name level, and can be attacked by hackers. Major sites such as google [...]