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 JohnMalkovich.com 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

US Presidential Candidate Misses Out on Key Domain Names

by T+B BLOG TEAM on Thursday, 27 October, 2016

Last year, US Presidential Candidate Donald J. Trump registered more than 3,000 domain names, including:

Despite this proactive domain-buying, Trump lost out on a few important domain names that had already been scooped up in 2014 — like www.trump.org and http://www.trump.tv. The owner of these two sites — Chris Puchowitz — used them to post about social issues in the United States and about the perceived illogic of the candidate’s positions. More recently, however, Puchowicz shifted gears and started using Trump’s failure to obtain key domains as evidence of his unfitness for office, with posts like this:

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Topics: domains

New gTLD Update: .MAKEUP

by T+B BLOG TEAM on Tuesday, 27 September, 2016

.MAKEUP

Registry operator L'Oréal announced the launch schedule for its new restricted gTLD .MAKEUP as follows:

Sunrise Opens

Sunrise Closes

Sunrise Type

Early Access Program (EAP) Day 1

Early Access Program (EAP) Closes

General Availability

22-Sep-2016 (00:00 UTC)

31-Oct-2016 (23:59:59 UTC)

Start Date Sunrise
(first-come, first-served)

01-Nov-2016 (00:00 UTC)

07-Nov-2016 (23:59:59 UTC)

08-Nov-2016 (00:00 UTC)

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Topics: domains

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