Corsearch New gTLD Update: .OBSERVER AND .REALTY

by Kate Reid on Friday, 3 March, 2017

This week’s update features news about .OBSERVER and .REALTY.

The launch schedules for the new semi-restricted TLDs .OBSERVER and .REALTY were announced by affiliated registry operators Top Level Spectrum, Inc. and Fegistry, LLC as follows, with the TLDs having near-identical requirements.

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Topics: nGTLDs, domains

US President Trump Owns More Than 3,000 Domains

by T+B BLOG TEAM on Wednesday, 1 March, 2017

Way back in 2014, it was thought excessive when then-New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg bought up a few hundred domain names. Turns out that the number of Bloomberg’s purchases (many of which were later returned for others to bid on), has since been eclipsed by US President Donald Trump’s purchase of at least 3,643 domains over the last 20 years, according to CNN Money.

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Topics: domains, trademark

Corsearch New gTLD Update: .VUELOS, .GLOBAL, .CEO, .NYC, .IRISH, and more

by Robert Kriner on Friday, 17 February, 2017

This week’s update includes news about .VUELOS, .GLOBAL, .CEO, .NYC, .IRISH, and more.

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Topics: nGTLDs, domains

Malkovich Stars in Cybersquatting-themed Super Bowl LI Commercial

by T+B BLOG TEAM on Monday, 30 January, 2017

A huge television audience is about to become more aware of the issue of cybersquatting.

Just before Sunday’s kickoff of Super Bowl LI, television viewers will be treated to a cybersquatting-themed commercial starring actor John Malkovich discovering that the domain bearing his name is owned by another John Malkovich, who happens to be a fisherman promoting the “ULTIMATE Fishing Site!!”

In the commercial, Malkovich asks: “How is it that is taken?” and is told by an assistant that someone else has “snatched it.” Surprised that this could happen, he says, “But I’m him” and then references the fact that there’s even “a film about me being me.” (Cue ‘Being John Malkovich’ fans.)

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Topics: cybersquatters, domains

Emoji Domain Names Are the Next Big Thing

by T+B BLOG TEAM on Friday, 25 November, 2016

Are you an emoji user? Are your smartphone messages full of 😜💃🏻👍🏽🍾

Literally “picture characters,” emojis have been around since the late 1990s when they first appeared on Japanese mobile phones. And, in 2015, “emoji” was chosen as the word of the year. So it’s no wonder that brands are using them more and more to connect with their audiences.

And now you’re going to start seeing them used in domain names. 

A recent article in Quartz pointed out that the new Apple Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro includes an emoji keyboard so you can easily insert emojis into text. GoDaddy recently released a website where you can search emoji URLs. Brands are starting to use use them more and more to connect with their audiences. Coke used 😀.ws in a South American ad campaign and a Norwegian airline used an emoji with a plane, a slot machine and a money clip to promote flights to Las Vegas.

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Topics: domains


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