Public Interest Registry, the not-for-profit operator of .ORG, .NGO and .ONG, recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of the first .ORG domain name registration - mitre.org by The MITRE Corporation - on July 10, 1985. In celebrating this anniversary the Registry created a website featuring many of the great organisations that use a .ORG their online home.
VeriSign, the global registry operator for .com, .net and other extensions, has released its 3rd quarter Domain Name Industry Brief (DNIB). In this brief, VeriSign reviews the state of the domain industry using statistical and analytical methods. As always, HEXONET looks forward to this report since it is packed with interesting data, insights, key performance metrics, and growth opportunities.
Here are some of the key highlights:
On June 25, 2015, the new top-level-domain name for people and organisations wanting a truly meaningful web address that clearly says ‘Irish’. Anyone, any business or company or any organisation connected or interested in the global Irish community and wants to market and develop products & services while clearly identifying themselves with the word ‘Irish’ is what the .IRISH domain is about.
When domain registries offer us special promotional pricing on domain extensions, we pass the savings along to you. HEXONET has just kicked offf a fantastic promotion for several Minds + Machines TLDs. There are some excellent savings here...so think of it as Mind$ and Machine$ !!
ICM Registry, which operates the .XXX, .Porn and .Adult TLDs, has announced launch dates for its new .SEX TLD. Similar to its original TLDs, .SEX will create a clearly marked place where adult entertainment and content can be both accessed and/or restricted. And since the keywords porn, adult, sex and xxx are searched over 300 million times per month, those in or associated with the industry should consider the brand new .SEX domain name for their portfolios.
Key Launch Phases:
According to the domain industry website on new gTLDs, ntldstats.com, two of the top ten most popular domain names are .CLICK and .LINK. Both TLDs are showing impressive new domain registration numbers with over 150K registrations each and growing. HEXONET is also seeing growing interest on these new gTLDs and our current promotion on both domain names has been very popular with our resellers.
As mentioned in our most recent newsletter, September 9, 2015, is the big day when Donuts is releasing thousands of extremely desirable two-character combinations across all their gTLDs. All two-character domains (LL ,LN, NL, NN) and some ccTLD labels such as "us" and "co" are being released as its own batch called the "Second Level EAP TWO-CHARACTER group."
Pre-registration ccTLD Label Variation:
.AT, the official country-code Top-Level-Domain of Austria, continues to be in high demand. As of July 29, 2015 the .AT zone had over 1.25 million registered domains. This is an impressive number considering that Austria does not have a huge population base. There is a strong appetite for .AT domains registered with German owners. The .AT suffix is also becoming more popular among the Swiss as well.
Why Register an .AT domain?
HEXONET is pleased to announce that it will offer the new .tickets TLD starting August 4, 2015. Dot Tickets Organisation (DTO), the registry operator of .tickets, is bringing this top online platform of choice to market for ticket people and their customers in the fields of entertainment, travel, sport, and destinations of choice.
XYZ.COM LLC, the company behind the .xyz TLD, recently celebrated its first anniversary this past June. With great success and surpassing the one million domain registration milestone, the new .xyz TLD is the top and most popular new domain name in the market! HEXONET would like to congratulate the entire team at .xyz.