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New gTLD .VIDEO will enter TM Sunrise tomorrow, February 24, 2015. This exclusive registration phase will remain open through March 7, 2015. The EAP will be open April 29 – May 6, 2015, at which time General Availability (GA) will launch. Registering additional domains (specifically new gTLDs) can help protect your brand(s) online within specific markets, and is one of the best way to optimize your naming strategy.

For questions about this launch please contact Safenames in the UK at +44 1908 200022 (emeasales@safenames.net) or in the US at +1 703 574 5313 (nasales@safenames.net).

February 12, 2015

History in the making? You be the judge. Dot COM registrations exceeded 116 million active domain names for the first time in history. What’s seemingly even more impressive is that the number of registrations has increased 600K since December 31, 2014. But it is worth noting that roughly 425,000 of the 600K increase were registered in-house at the registry. So the true growth number is around 125,000, which is still significant.

In similar news, VeriSign recently published the top 10 .com and .net keywords for January. It will be interesting to see how many of the 125,000 new .com registrations (mentioned above) correlate to keywords on this list:

.COM                         .NET

  1. holo                      1.  options
  2. block                    2.  now
  3. glitter                   3.  option
  4. options                4.  search
  5. send                     5.  find
  6. option                 6.  hemp
  7. hemp                   7.  stem
  8. guys                     8. degree
  9. remodeling        9. loss
  10. nursing               10. adult

New gTLD .GREEN is scheduled to enter the Landrush Phase tomorrow, February 12, 2015. If you did not get your .green domain during TM Sunrise, now is the time to register, before GA opens on March 25, 2015. Join the online community of organizations and individuals who understand and are passionate about creating a sustainable future. Having a .green website is the perfect way for like-minded individuals, businesses, and corporations to advance the international green movement and take part in the global.green economy.

During the Landrush registration period all domains will be allocated on a first come, first served basis unless the name is blocked or reserved by the registry. Registering additional domains (specifically new gTLDs) can help protect your brand(s) online within specific markets, and is one of the best way to optimize your naming strategy.

For questions about this launch please contact Safenames in the UK at +44 1908 200022 (emeasales@safenames.net) or in the US at +1 703 574 5313 (nasales@safenames.net).

New “GEO” gTLD .OSAKA is now in TM Sunrise. Osaka is a designated city in the Kansai region of Japan and the capital city of Osaka Prefecture. It is also the largest component of the Keihanshin Metropolitan Area, the second largest metropolitan area in Japan and among the largest in the world with nearly 19 million inhabitants. Registering ‘geo’ domains is one of the best ways to enhance the credibility (reputation) of your business in specific areas/regions.

TM Sunrise for .OSAKA will remain open through March 11, 2015 and the remaining schedule is as follows:

  • Phase 2—Landursh :: Scheduled to open March 19, 2105 and remain open through March 31, 2015
  • Phase 3—General Availability :: Scheduled to open April 1, 2015.

For questions about this launch please contact Safenames in the UK at +44 1908 200022 (emeasales@safenames.net) or in the US at +1 703 574 5313 (nasales@safenames.net).

New gTLD .POKER will enter TM Sunrise tomorrow, February 5, 2015. More than 40 million people play and host poker online, making it one of the most popular online pastimes.

This exclusive registration phase will remain open through March 7, 2015. Landrush will be open March 10 – April 9, 2015, and General Availability (GA) will open April 21, 2015. Registering additional domains (specifically new gTLDs) can help protect your brand(s) online within specific markets, and is one of the best way to optimize your naming strategy.

For questions about this launch please contact Safenames in the UK at +44 1908 200022 (emeasales@safenames.net) or in the US at +1 703 574 5313 (nasales@safenames.net).

New gTLD .WEDDING now in TM Sunrise — this exclusive registration phase will remain open through March 30, 2015 and General Availability (GA) will open April 8, 2015 (no formal Landrush period). Registering additional domains (specifically new gTLDs) can help protect your brand(s) online within specific markets, and is one of the best way to optimize your naming strategy. For questions about this launch please contact Safenames in the UK at +44 1908 200022 (emeasales@safenames.net) or in the US at +1 703 574 5313 (nasales@safenames.net).

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