Article category: New gTLDs

The future of new TLDs: more domain extensions on the way?

by Daniel - 03.05.2017

A hot topic at ICANN 58 was the question of what must still happen before the next round of new TLD applications can be launched and whether or not the process can be accelerated. It turns out a number of obstacles are making a firm date for the release of new domain extensions difficult to pin down. 

Email TLD compatibility: universal acceptance long overdue

by Luc - 24.04.2017

Dated software and hardware is unable to recognise new generic top level domains (gTLDs) which can cause big problems if you're using one in your email address. But here's an important step consumers and registrars can take together to ensure Universal Acceptance of domain-specific email addresses 

How to choose a domain name for your small business

by Daniel - 22.12.2016

SMEs must work harder to stand out among the Internet giants, to announce to customers their unique ability to provide simpler and more personalised alternatives. Finding a domain name which speaks to your small business's relevance and specialisation is one way to establish the strong presence you need to thrive.

Le Rendez-Vous – UEFA EURO 2016… good luck guys!

by Meg - 10.06.2016

EURO 2016 has kicked off and the level of excitement in our office is reaching fever pitch. Here’s a topical (ish) post. How many domains can be used to illustrate The Beautiful Game? I’m not gonna lie, it’s full of blatant hard sell and dodgy puns – hey, it’s my job…

New gTLDs: have they really accomplished their goals?

by Meg - 30.05.2016

The new gTLDs began launching in 2013. A steady trickle continues, with some still in contention whilst applicants battle for ownership. A second launch is planned, the year 2020 being the latest target. So, did the new gTLDs take over the world? Should .COM feel threatened? Is Elvis still King?

Small but powerful - the new domains with real authority!

by Meg - 07.01.2016

Will they challenge .COM? Not in volume, but in effect, yes. Not because they’re more descriptive, memorable, or cheaper (generally, they’re not). But with strict registration requirements and continued monitoring, these new domains are safe. Only apply if you can comply...