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Ranking of New gTLDs in Search Engines

  • 18.03.2012 - 22:28 h
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One question that is asked frequently is how New gTLDs will perform in search engines. Will they be preferred or is it an impediment if your domain name contains a new gTLD? Before jumping to conclusions:

It is google’s mission to provide good search results to users. Search results will have to be good or google will loose ad revenue. If the TLD can therefore serve as a relevance factor it will be incorporated in google’s search algorithm. for more

New gTLDs - 100,000 until 2020

  • 14.03.2012 - 09:37 h
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The predictions on how many new gTLD applications we will see this year have been increasing steadily. ICANN originally stated that it can process approximately 500 applications without any delay to the new gTLD program. Companies offering New gTLD services are expecting 1,000 - 1,500 application for the current application round and ICANN plans further application rounds for the future. As of 9 March 2012 and currently 16 days left for registration, 254 users have registered with ICANN with each user being able to apply for 50 TLDs. for more

New gTLD Statistics: 207 Applicants

  • 06.03.2012 - 17:23 h
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According to ICANN 207 TLD applicants have registered with the TLD Application System (TAS). Each registered applicant may file up to 50 gTLD applications. 29 March 2012 is the last day to register with TAS and 12 April is the last day to submit a gTLD application. On 1 May ICANN is going to publish a list of the applications and who has applied for which character strings (TLDs). ICANN calls it "reveal day". for more

Ready, set, go! - ICANN opens application window for new gTLD today

Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) finally opens the application period for its long-awaited new gTLD program.

Prospective new gTLD applicants have just less than three months from now on to submit their proposals to the organization for consideration.

Mark Your Calendars:

  • 12 January 2012: Application period opens
  • 29 March 2012: Last day to register for access to the TLD Application System (TAS)
  • 12 April 2012: Application period closes for more

Merry christmas and a happy new year 2012!

  • 23.12.2011 - 15:47 h
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As the holiday season approaches, we take the time to reflect on the past year, and yes... we are really proud of what we achieved in 2011.

We wish you a happy holiday season and a new year filled 2012 with peace, prosperity and success, if you are planning to apply for a new gTLD in January.

We are looking forward to meeting you all again in November, 2012 at newdomains 2012. for more

The Munich Conference in the Yes2DotAfrica campaign review of 2011

Today, the 2011 end of year message of the Yes2DotAfrica Campaign contained a detailed review of the 2011 incidents and events concerning ICANNs new gTLD program.

Sophia Bekele took a closer look on the Singapore approval of the new gTLD program in June, and other conferences where she and DCA took chances to promote their mission.

DCA also attended our Munich Conference on new gTLD on September 26 - 27, 2011 at the Sofitel Bayerpost Hotel. for more

Only one month left until the opening of the application window on January 12, 2012

  • 08.12.2011 - 13:05 h
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With only a few days left until opening of the application window on January 12, 2012 there is so much to do for all applicants! for more

.XXX gathers 500k+ visitors after landrush period

  • 28.11.2011 - 12:13 h
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As Michael Berkens of reports in his blog by November 25, the TV commercials for .xxx domain kind of "forced" up to 500.000 visitors to the for more

Vienna issued an RFP (Request for proposal) for .wien

The capital of Austria, Vienna, issued a RFP for the TLD .wien: (website is in German language)

Deadline to propose will be November 3, 2011. for more

Numbers to know about the new gTLD program

Infographic with numbers to know in Kontext to the new gTLD program of the ICANN
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