18 07, 2015

dot brands analysis

511 brands applied for their name as a new Top Level Domain, usually called "dot brands" or "corp TLD". This "dot brand" opens a new field of options and possibilities for brands, that just started to be explored. The 511 "dot brands" are identified by an addendum to the ICANN contract called "spec 13". The [...]

13 07, 2015

Compared growth of old and new gTLD

New gTLD were introduced in 2013, and started registered domains early 2014. Since then, a total of 6.5 million domains were created with new domain names. New gTLD domains are growing much quicker tant the old TLD, such as .com or .org, as shown in the chart below. There were just below 4 million domains [...]

12 07, 2015

July Ranking of new gTLD in volume

Volume, i.e. number of second level domain names, is one way to measure the size of a TLD. It may not be the best one, but it is the most reliable measure we have to date. We could try to measure the presence on search engines - google visibility could be one proxy - or [...]