Tea and a long proper chat about the domain name investing climate with China’s ‘Domain Captain’, Mr. Peibi Wang 王培陛, CEO of YMQ.cn, at his Beijing office.
Formulate discussion between the groups on how to improve the domain name registration process for registrants and businesses, as well as discussion of other operational issues between registries and registrars.
I’m looking to hire a Partner Manager (Americas, Europe. South Asia) over at TLD Registry, home of the essential new Chinese TLDs, and a global leader in the Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) industry. I seek an outgoing, self-starting and flexible person willing to be the “CEO of their area of responsibility” and take charge withContinue reading “I’m looking to hire a Partner Manager (Americas, Europe. South Asia) over at TLD Registry.”
I always get a charge out of listening to the Domain Sherpas. This week’s show was no exception. I take stock in the unique perspectives on domain industry news and trends provided by the guest “Sherpas,” even if I don’t always agree. At about 54 minutes into the video there is welcome discussion about recent andContinue reading “DomainSherpas, IDN Email Developments + Investing in Chinese IDNs”
“Non-English “IDN” email addresses are finally working!” This is big news. Get educated via a blog post from one of my clients, TLD Registry, operator of the Dot Chinese Online (.在线) and Dot Chinese Website (.中文网) new top level domains.
Many new gTLD applicants and others have their fingers crossed that ICANN’s new gTLD program will lurch forward over the coming months, resulting in a controlled explosion of new gTLDs that will offer registrants new options to connect with Internet users and lead them to the content that they expect. I’m sure some applicants areContinue reading “Zone file size of the average new open gTLD in 2016.”
For many of us in the domain name industry it seems that ICANN’s new gTLD program has been moving along slower than a snail on tranquilizers for the past few years. That’s all about to change as we seem to be on the cusp of dozens, if not hundreds of new gTLDs hitting the streetsContinue reading “Support the growth and development of the Internet domain name industry.”
I detect some delight in the domain name community today resulting from the latest posted video interview with ICANN CEO Fadi Chehadé. In that interview Chehadé states “We are now targeting to be able to recommend for delegation the first new gTLD as early as the 23rd of April…” On the surface this sounds like veryContinue reading “New gTLD Target date is April 23? Or is it?”
I could have ignored today’s ICANN New gTLD Applicant Update Webinar and just read summaries from the usual respected news and industry sources. However, with three hours slotted and likely questions regarding ICANN CEO Fadi Chehadé’s somewhat eyebrow-raising comments at the regional ICANN Registry-Registrar meeting in Amsterdam last week—led me wanting to hear it allContinue reading “I’m impressed by Fadi.”
NOTE TO READERS: I originally posted this via the DomainDiction blog on 11 January, but since have updated the calculator and updated my comments below. You can download the updated version here. I’ve put together a little scenario calculator on a spreadsheet in the quest to figure out some idea of when a new gTLDContinue reading “New gTLD Delegation Date Calculator – UPDATED”