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New gTLD .TIRES is now in TM Sunrise — this exclusive registration phase will remain open through March 21, 2015. The registry will not open a formal Landrush period, but the General Availability/Early Access Program (EAP) will open March 25, 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 GEO gTLD .SYNDEY is now in TM Sunrise — this exclusive registration phase will remain open through February 3, 2015. The registry will run Landrush concurrently, but this phase will remain open through February 13, 2015. General Availability (GA) will open February 17, 2015. Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Registering a .SYDNEY domain(s) enables companies doing business in this Australian region, or organizations serving the local community, to secure shorter and more relevant domain names for their web site(s).

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).

The TM Sunrise phase for New gTLD .LTDA will close on November 28, 2014 and the registry is not hosting a Landrush phase for this extension–GA will open on December 2, 2014. The exclusive TM Sunrise registration phase is specifically for trademark holders to register domains that are the exact match to their existing corresponding TMs; .LTDA domains may only be registered by LTDA-companies. 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 .RYUKYU is now in Trademark Sunrise–Ryukyu is an archipelago off the coast of southern Japan. Registering ‘geo’ domains is such a great way to enhance the credibility (reputation) of your business in specific regions (cities, countries, etc.).

TM Sunrise for .RYUKYU will remain open through December 19, 2014 and the remaining schedule is as follows:

  • Phase 2—Landursh :: Scheduled to open December 24, 2104 and remain open through January 23, 2015
  • Phase 3—General Availability/EAP :: Scheduled to open January 28, 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 gTLDs .dentist and .rehab are now in TM Sunrise. Registering ‘occupational’ domains, like .dentist and/or .rehab, is a great way to boost the credibility/reputation of your business in specific markets.

TM Sunrise will remain open though December 13, 2014 and then the registry will run an Early Access Program (EAP) prior to General Availability (GA). The EAP will run from December 17, 2014 through December 24, 2014 and GA will open on December 24, 2014.

For questions about this post 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).

Recent CENTR’s (the European ccTLD not for profit association dedicated to supporting the interest of country code TLD managers) report states that as of August 1, 2014, “there are 282,525,140 domain name registered in the world.” This is an increase of approximately 1.6% since May of this year (2014)—since May, an additional 4.5 million domains have been registered globally. This growth can be attributed to both country code registrations and new gTLDs; the current market share of new gTLDs is approximately 0.7% of the overall growth numbers, and that percentage is growing consistently.

Domain Registration by TLD Type:

Registrations               Change (3m)

ccTLD                                 129,388,192                       1.7%

ccTLD IDN                        1,244,863                           2.9%

Legacy  gTLD                   148,807,739                       0.3%

Sponsored TLDs               1,015,102                            7.9%  (including .travel, .XXX other restricted TLD’s)

New gTLDs                        2,070,244                           139.8%

Total                                   282,526,140                       1.3%

 

The top 20 largest ccTLDs represent roughly 82% of all ccTLD registrations globally and 38% of all domain names globally (gTLDs, ccTLDs etc).

Top 20 ccTLDs by Registrations:

Tokelau (.TK)                              26 Million

Germany (.DE)                            15.7 Million

China (.CN)                                  10.8 Million

United Kingdom (.UK)              10.5 Million

Netherlands (.NL)                      5.5 Million

Russian Federation (.RU)         4.9 Million

European Union (.EU)              3.8 Million

Brazil (.BR)                                  3.5 Million

Australia (.AU)                            2.9 Million

France (.FR)                                2.8 Million

Italy (.IT)                                      2.7 Million

Argentina (.AR)                          2.6 Million

Poland (.PL)                                2.5 Million

Canada (.CA)                               2.3 Million

Switzerland (.CH)                      1.9 Million

United States (.US)                    1.8 Million

Spain (.ES)                                   1.7 Million

Colombia (.CO)                          1.7 Million

India (.IN)                                    1.5 Million

Belgium (.BE)                            1.5 Million

 

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

 

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