25 10, 2015

What is the weight of dot brand ?

When ICANN opened the new gTLD space, back in 2012, it was not anticipated that so many brands would apply for their brand name as top level domain. The use of dotbrand is actually quite new and creative, and is a totally new business model, compared to the traditional domain names space. The "generics" name [...]

13 10, 2015

Growth in volumes of new and old gTLD

It is now approximately 2 years that the new gTLD have been launched and are going live.  new gTLD volumes are tracked by ntld stats - ntldstats.com . According to them .xyz has more than 1.2 million domain names, followed by .top with 550.000 websites. domain names growth october 2015 The total number of [...]

8 10, 2015

Growth and Price of new Top Level Domains

The question we try to answer is whether the price of new gTLD has an influence on the growth or not. We estimated the price based on godaddy's pricing, for the approximately 300 largest TLD in volume, discarding the ones that godaddy was not proposing for one or another reason - mainly IDNs or dot [...]

1 10, 2015

October ranking of new gTLD based on volume

Every month, dot stories looks at the largest gTLD in terms of volume, even though that metric may not be the most accurate representation of the importance of a new gTLD. It is interesting to note that the rankings seem pretty stable in time, but looking at the ranking of August 2014, only 6 domains [...]