“Today, the internet changed for the better for around half of Earth’s internet users.”

“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.    

Zone file size of the average new open gTLD in 2016.

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.”

Support the growth and development of the Internet domain name industry.

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.”

New gTLD Target date is April 23? Or is it?

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’m impressed by Fadi.

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.”

New gTLD Delegation Date Calculator – UPDATED

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”

The inside track to TLD success

I originally posted these thoughts in June of 2012.  I believe they still hold true today. So perhaps you have survived reading the Applicant Guidebook, paid your fees and waded through the TAS process. Assuming your application is successful, how are you going to engage your channel(s)? What will you need to do to garnerContinue reading “The inside track to TLD success”