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2 New TLDs Launch This Week

January 5, 2015 - 2 new Top Level Domains (TLDs) are scheduled to begin selling domain names to the general public this week: .موقع - Arabic for .website and .商标 - Chinese for .trademark.





This Week's Featured TLDs: .XYZ

October 28, 2014 - This week's featured TLD is the .XYZ TLD. The .XYZ TLD is the most popular new TLD launched to date.





8 New TLDs Launch This Week

October 19, 2014 - 8 new TLDs launch this week.





This Week's Featured TLDs: .Army, .Navy and .Airforce

October 16, 2014 - This week's featured TLDs are the .Army, .Navy and .Airforce TLDs.





2 New TLDs Launch This Week

October 13, 2014 - Two new TLDs are scheduled for General Availability this week: .Soy and .Okinawa.





Top Ten TLDs

October 8, 2014 -  The top ten selling TLDs are....





This Week's Featured TLD: .city

October 7, 2014 -  This week's featured TLD is the .city TLD.





Five new TLDs Launch This Week

October 5, 2014 -  Five new TLDs launch this week: .Desi, .NYC, .City, .Attorney, and .Lawyer.





Q1 2014 Domain Name Sales

October 4, 2014 -  A look back at Q1 2014 domain name sales and the domain name marketplace.





Dot NYC and Dot Desi

October 3, 2014 -  Dot Desi and Dot NYC are scheduled to go to general availability next week.





Four TLDs Launch Next Week

September 22, 2014 -  4 new TLDs are scheduled to launch next week: .公司, .网络, .bayern and .deals.





Five TLDs Launch This Week

August 25, 2014 -  Five new TLDs are scheduled to launch next week: .discount, .fitness, .furniture, .schule, and .hamburg.





Seven TLDs Launch This Week

July 28, 2014 -  Seven new TLDs are scheduled to launch next week: .actor, .rocks, .fail, .financial, .limited, .wtf, and .reise.





Four TLDs Launch This Week

July 28, 2014 -  4 new TLDs are scheduled to launch this week: .reisen, .town, .toys, and .university.





8 New TLDs Launch This Week

June 2, 2014 -  8 new TLDs are scheduled to launch this week.





Eleven TLDs Launch This Week

May 26, 2014 -  11 new TLDs are scheduled to launch this week.





Four TLDs Launch This Week

May 6, 2014 -  4 new TLDs are scheduled to launch this week: .qpon, .club, .cool and .watch.





Nine TLDs Launch This Week

April 28, 2014 -  9 TLDs are scheduled to launch this week: .在线 (Chinese for .ONLINE), .中文网 (Chinese for Website), .build, .kiwi, .agency, .bargains, .boutique, .cheap, and .zone





Three TLDs Launch This Week

April 20, 2014 -  3 TLDs are scheduled to launch this week: .codes, .viajes and .farm.





15 TLDs Launch This Week

April 13, 2014 -  15 TLDs are scheduled to launch this week.





Six TLDs Launch This Week

April 7, 2014 -  Six TLDs are scheduled to launch this week: .coffee, .florist, .house, .international, .solar, and .rich.





Seven TLDs Launch This Week

March 31, 2014 -  Seven Seven TLDs are scheduled to launch this week: .Онлайн (Online in Cyrllic), .сайт (Site in Cryllic), .camp, .education, .glass, .repair and .institute.





Eight TLDs Launch This Week

March 16, 2014 -  Eight new TLDs are scheduled to launch this week: .menu, .berlin, .uno, .academy, .center, .computer, .management, and .systems.





Five TLDs Launch This Week

March 9, 2014 -  Five new TLDs are scheduled to go to General Availability this week:  .domains, .company, .cab, .limo and .укр (in Cyrillic represents "Ukraine")





Five TLDs Launch This Week

March 2, 2014 -  Five new TLDs are scheduled to go to General Availability this week:  .みんな (Japanese for everyone), .careers, .photos, .recipes and .shoes.





Four TLDs Delegated Today

February 26, 2014 -  .Christmas, .pub, .дети (Russian for "kids/deti) and .actor were delegated - or added - to the Internet today.





Four TLDs Launch Today

February 26, 2014 -  .tips, .voyage, .enterprises and .diamonds are scheduled for General Availability on February 26, 2014.





This Week's Featured TLD: .Shoes

February 25, 2014 -  This week's featured TLD is the .Shoes TLD. .Shoes domains are scheduled for General Availability on March 5, 2014





New TLDs Scheduled to Launch This Week

February 23, 2014 -  New TLDs are scheduled to launch on February 25th and 26th: .tattoo, .tips, .enterprises, .diamonds and .voyage.





Five More TLDs Delegated

February 22, 2014 -  DotAnything.co partners with 101domain to provide enhanced domain management services.





Video Interview with .Club Domains

February 22, 2014 -  DotAnything.co partners with 101domain to provide enhanced domain management services.





DotAnything.co Partners with 101domain

February 22, 2014 -  DotAnything.co partners with 101domain to provide enhanced domain management services.





DotAnything.co Releases Launch Calendar

February 22, 2014 -  DotAnything.co has released a launch calendar showing upcoming new TLD launches.





First New TLDs to Launch

February 5, 2014 -  The first new TLDs are scheduled to launch on February 5, 2014.





Over 100 New TLDs Added to Internet

January 22, 2014 -  Over 100 new TLDs have now been delegated - or added - to the Internet.





Video Interview with Dot Strategy Co.

January 19, 2014 -  Video Interview with Bill Doshier, President of Dot Strategy Co.





18 TLDs Sign Registry Agreements

January 12, 2014 -  18 more new TLDs Sign Registry with ICANN. 





Featured TLD: .Email

January 6, 2014 -  This week, we continue our series on popular new TLD applications with a feature on the .Email TLD. 





22 TLDs Delegated

January 2, 2014 -  ICANN returns from the Christmas break and delegates 22 new TLDs. 





Featured TLD: .Guru

January 1, 2014 -  This week, we continue our series on popular new TLD applications with a feature on the .Guru TLD. 





53 Donuts TLDs in Sunrise

January 1, 2014 -  53 Donuts TLDs are currently in the 'Sunrise' phase. The 'Sunrise' phase is a phase prior to General Availability during which domain names can be purchased at a premium.





21 New Registry Agreements Signed

January 1, 2014 -  21 New Registry Agreements have been signed with ICANN, bringing the total number of signed Registry Agreements for new TLDs to 222.





34 New TLDs Delegated

December 5, 2013 -  34 New TLDs have been added to the Internet.





31 New TLDs Delegated

November 25, 2013 -  31 New TLDs have been added to the Internet.





.Buzz Announces Planned Sunrise Date

November 11, 2013 -  .Buzz has announced a planned Sunrise Date of January 15, 2015. .Buzz is this week's featured TLD.





34 New Registry Agreements Signed

November 11, 2013 -  34 new Registry Agreements have been signed, bringing the total number of Signed Registry agreements to 114.





9 More TLDs Delegated

November 11, 2013 -  9 More TLDs have been added to the Internet.





First New TLDs Delegated

October 28, 2013 -  The first new TLDs have been added to the Internet.





Featured TLD: .Kiwi

October 28, 2013 -  This week, we continue our series on popular new TLD applications with a feature on the .Kiwi TLD. 





Featured TLD: .Menu

October 21, 2013 -  This week, we continue our series on popular new TLD applications with a feature on the .Menu TLD. 





Just 5 TLDs Left in Initial Evaluation

October 20, 2013 -  Just 5 TLDs are still pending Initial Evaluation while 31 TLDs are in Extended Evaluation.





Dispute Resolution Status

October 20, 2013 -  100% of Legal Rights Objections have been reviewed.





.Shopping TLD Loses String Similary Dispute

October 17, 2013 -  Commercial Connect LLC - one of the nine applicants for the .Shop TLD - has prevailed in their String Similarity Dispute against String Tigers LLC's application for the .Shopping TLD.  As a result, the .Shopping TLD will be added to the existing contention set for .Shop. 





Last .Shop Applicant Passes

October 15, 2013 -  The last applicant for the .Shop TLD has passed the Evaluation Phase. Next stop: Community Priority Evaluation.





Featured TLD: .Club

October 14, 2013 -  This week, we continue our series on popular new TLD applications with a feature on the .Club TLD. 





ICANN CEO Speaks Against U.S. Surveilance

October 9, 2013 -  ICANN CEO Fade Cherhade speaks out against U.S. Surveilance Program.





Legal Rights Objection Status

October 9, 2013 -  69 Legal Rights Objections were filed during ICANN's Dispute Resolution Process. 59 of those Legal Rights Objections have now been dismissed.





NPL Study Results Released

October 8, 2013 -  The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) recently conducted a study at the behest of ICANN for the purpose of determining whether whether the percentage of privacy/proxy is greater among domains engaged in illegal or harmful activites than those not engaged in such activities.





Featured TLD: .Web

October 7, 2013 -  This week, we continue our series on popular new TLD applications with a feature on the .Web TLD. 





55 New TLD Applicants Sign Registry Agreements

October 6, 2013 - 55 applicants for new TLDs have now signed Registry Agreements with ICANN. The latest contracts to be signed were for .buzz, .careers, .ruhr, .shoes, .wed, .pink, .monash and .삼성.





First Three TLDs Pass Extended Evaluation

October 4, 2013 - The first three TLDs - .LTC, .LLC and .Express - have passed Extended Evaluation.





GetNewTLDs.com Has Moved to DotAnything.co

October 1, 2013 -  GetNewTLDs.com has moved to DotAnything.co!





Featured TLD: .Shop

September 30, 2013 - DotAnything.co will feature 10 prospective TLDs over the next 10 weeks.  This week's featured TLD is the .Shop TLD.





47 Contracts for New TLDs Signed

September 24, 2013 - As of September 24, 2013, 47 contracts for new TLDs have been signed including contracts for .land, .guide, .guru and .kiwi. A Top Level Domain (TLD) is the text to the right of the final dot in a domain name. For example, .COM is the most popular TLD today. Over 1900 applications for new TLDs were filed in ICANN's 2012 application round.





22 Contracts for New TLDs Signed

September 12, 2013 - As of September 12, 2013, 22 contracts for new TLDs have been signed including contracts for .land, .中文网 (website in Chinese), .singes and .bike. A Top Level Domain (TLD) is the text to the right of the final dot in a domain name. For example, .COM is the most popular TLD today. Over 1900 applications for new TLDs were filed in ICANN's 2012 application round.





101 TLDs Pass Initial Evaluation

August 30, 2013 - This week, 101 new applications for Top Level Domains (TLDs) passed ICANN's Initial Evaluation phase. Among the TLDs approved this week were .islam, .hotel, .med and .lol. A Top Level Domain (TLD) is the text to the right of the final dot in a domain name. For example, .COM is the most popular TLD today. Over 1900 applications for new TLDs were filed in ICANN's 2012 application round. ICANN is evaluating applications at a rate of approximately 100 applications per week, with just 236 applications awaiting Initial Evaluation.





First Four TLDs Pass Pre-Delegation Testing

August 26, 2013 - The first four TLDs have passed pre-delegation testing. These TLDs were .شبكة (Arabic for .Web), .онлайн (Russian for .Online), .сайт (Russian for .Website) and .游戏 (Chinese for .Game). A Top Level Domain (TLD) is the text to the right of the final dot in a domain name. For example, .COM is the most popular TLD today. Over 1900 applications for new TLDs were filed in ICANN's 2012 application round.





70 More TLDs Pass Initial Evaluation

August 23, 2013 - This week, 70 new applications for Top Level Domains (TLDs) passed ICANN's Initial Evaluation phase. Among the TLDs approved this week were .web, .lamborghini, .med and .lol. A Top Level Domain (TLD) is the text to the right of the final dot in a domain name. For example, .COM is the most popular TLD today. Over 1900 applications for new TLDs were filed in ICANN's 2012 application round. ICANN is evaluating applications at a rate of approximately 100 applications per week, with just 236 applications awaiting Initial Evaluation.





92 New TLDs Pass Initial Evaluation

August 16, 2013 - This week, 92 new applications for Top Level Domains (TLDs) passed ICANN's Initial Evaluation phase. Among the TLDs approved this week were .Casino, .Shop, .Poker and .Buy. A Top Level Domain (TLD) is the text to the right of the final dot in a domain name. For example, .COM is the most popular TLD today. Over 1900 applications for new TLDs were filed in ICANN's 2012 application round. ICANN is evaluating applications at a rate of approximately 100 applications per week, with just 236 applications awaiting Initial Evaluation.





105 New TLDs Pass Initial Evaluation

August 9, 2013 - This week, 105 new applications for Top Level Domains (TLDs) passed ICANN's Initial Evaluation phase, while two applications for new TLDs were withdrawn at the applicant's request. Among the TLDs approved this week were .Vegas, .Shop, .baby and .Shell. A Top Level Domain (TLD) is the text to the right of the final dot in a domain name. For example, .COM is the most popular TLD today. Over 1900 applications for new TLDs were filed in ICANN's 2012 application round. ICANN is evaluating applications at a rate of approximately 100 applications per week, with just 331 applications awaiting Initial Evaluation.





First Four Registry Agreements Signed

July 17, 2013 - The first four Registry Agreements for new Top Level Domains (TLDs) have been signed. New TLDs may begin launching as early as April 2014.





Seventeenth Round of Initial Evaluations

July 14, 2013 - ICANN released the seventeenth round of Initial Evaluation Results bringing the total number of applications to pass the Initial Evaluation phase to 1092. There were 88 passing applications in this round and 2 failures.





Sixteenth Round of Initial Evaluations

July 7, 2013 - ICANN released the sixteenth round of Initial Evaluation Results bringing the total number of applications to pass the Initial Evaluation phase to 1006. There were 97 passing applications in this round and 0 failures.





Fifteenth Round of Initial Evaluations

June 29, 2013 - ICANN released the fifteenth round of Initial Evaluation Results bringing the total number of applications to pass the Initial Evaluation phase to 909. There were 90 passing applications in this round and 2 failures.





Fourteenth Round of Initial Evaluations

June 24, 2013 - ICANN released the fourteenth round of Initial Evaluation Results on June 21st, 2013, bringing the total number of applications to pass the Initial Evaluation phase to 819. 100 new TLD applicants were evaluated in this round.





Thirteenth Round of Initial Evaluations

June 14, 2013 - ICANN has released the thirteenth round of Initial Evaluation results, bringing the total number of applications that have passed the Initial Evaluation phase to 720.





First Application for Dot Web Passes

June 10, 2013 - The first applicant for the Dot Web TLD has passed the Initial Evaluation phase.





Twelfth Round of Initial Evaluations

June 10, 2013 - ICANN has released the twelfth round of Initial Evaluation results, bringing the total number of applications that have passed the Initial Evaluation phase to 628.





Eleventh Round of Initial Evaluations

June 3, 2013 - ICANN has released the eleventh round of Initial Evaluation results, bringing the total number of applications that have passed the Initial Evaluation phase to 514. This found includes 81 passed TLDs and one TLD that failed to pass the Initial Evaluation phase and is therefore Eligible for Extended Evaluation.





68 Applications Withdrawn

June 3, 2013 - Sixty-eight applications for new Top Level Domains have been withdrawn at the applicant's request.





Tenth Round of Initial Evaluations

May 24, 2013 - ICANN has released the tenth round of Initial Evaluation results, bringing the total number of applications that have passed the Initial Evaluation phase to 433.





Ninth Round of Initial Evaluations

May 20, 2013 - ICANN has released the ninth round of Initial Evaluation results, bringing the total number of applications that have passed the Initial Evaluation phase to 341.





An Overview of the Beijing Communique

May 16, 2013 - The GAC has recently released a highly controversial document advising changes to the ongoing TLD application process. This article provides an overview of the "Beijing Communique".





Eighth Round of Initial Evaluations

May 13, 2013 - ICANN has released the eighth round of Initial Evaluation results, bringing the total number of applications that have passed the Initial Evaluation phase to 300.





12,000+ Comments and Counting

May 13, 2013 - ICANN has a public comments board available to allow the general public to place comments on specific TLD applications. To date, over 12,000 comments have been created. The top ten TLDs in terms of the number of comments are...





Seventh Round of Initial Evaluations

May 6, 2013 - ICANN has released the seventh round of Initial Evaluation results.





Sixth Round of Initial Evaluations

April 29, 2013 - ICANN has released the sixth round of Initial Evaluation results, bringing the total number of applications that have passed the Initial Evaluation phase to 213.





Fifth Round of Initial Evaluations

April 12, 2013 - ICANN has released the fifth round of Initial Evaluation results, bringing the total number of applications that have passed the Initial Evaluation phase to 169.





Fourth Round of Initial Evaluations

April 12, 2013 - ICANN has released the fourth round of Initial Evaluation results, bringing the total number of applications that have passed the Initial Evaluation phase to 131.





Dot Com IDNs

April 11, 2013 - Verisign, Inc., applied for 9 translations of the .COM Top Level Domain in Chinese (Simplified), Chinese, Hindi, Thai, Russian, Hebrew, Korean, Arabic and Japanese.





93 Applicants Pass Initial Evaluation

April 8, 2013 - To date, 93 applicants have passed Initial Evaluation.





Third Round of Initial Evaluations

April 7, 2013 - ICANN has released the third round of Initial Evaluation results.





Second Round of Initial Evaluations

March 23, 2013 - ICANN has released the second round of Initial Evaluation results.





27 Applicants Pass Initial Evaluation

March 23, 2013 - 27 out of 30 Applicants Pass the first round of Initial Evaluations





Final Tally on Closed Generics Public Comment Period

March 23, 2013 - The final tally on the recent Closed Generics Comment period.





An Update on the Closed Generics Debate

March 3, 2013 - An update on the Closed Generics debate.





ICANN Schedules Applicant Update Webinar for March 5

February 22, 2013 - ICANN has scheduled an "Applicant Update" webinar for March 5, 2013. Click here for login details.





Information for Rights Holders

February 21, 2013 - ICANN has released a new PDF called 'Information for Rights Holders' which contains an overview of the legal rights protections that are part of the TLD application process.





Eighteen Applications Withdrawn

February 20, 2013 - Eighteen applications for new Top Level Domains have been withdrawn as of February 20th.





First TLDs to be Recommended for Delegation

February 19, 2013 - ICANN is planning on recommended the first TLDs for delegation on April 23, 2013.





The Closed Generics Debate

February 18, 2013 - ICANN is soliciting public comment on the subject of closed, generic Top Level Domains. A generic Top Level Domain is a generic term, such as .search. A closed Top Level Domain is one in which domain names are not sold to the public.





TLDs and the Healthcare Industry

February 16, 2013 - Over 1,900 applications for new TLDs were filed, including fifteen TLDs targeted at participants in the Healthcare industry and two branded healthcare TLDs for a leading insurance and health care company. How will new TLDs impact the HealthCare industry, and what can you do to prepare?





Information Architecture and TLDs

February 15, 2013 - New Top Level Domains can help streamline your information architecture and increase the usability of your web portals.





Marketing Strategies for new TLDs

February 13, 2013 - It's time to start planning Marketing strategies for new TLDs





ICANN CEO: "We Will Not Change our Timeline"

February 6, 2013 - ICANN CEO Fadi Chehade addressed his recent comments that he would prefer to delay the rollout of new Top Level Domains.





Branded Top Level Domains

February 3, 2013 - Many of the country’s leading brands have applied to create their own Top Level Domains. Companies like Jaguar Cars Limited (.JAGUAR), Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (.WALMART) and Statoil ASA (.STATOIL). Here are a few of our favorite brand TLDs.





ICANN Releases Info Sheet for Governments

January 23, 2013 - ICANN has released a new info sheet for governments with an overview of Top Level Domains and the objection process.





Ten TLDs for Business

January 21, 2013 - With the hundreds of new Top Level Domains that will be introduced over the next few years, you may be wondering which TLD is right for you. DotAnything.co has selected our top ten TLDs for general business websites.





Google Withdraws Three Applications

January 19, 2013 - Charleston Road Registry (owned by Google) has withdrawn its applications for the .EST, .AND and .ARE Top Level Domains, bringing the total number of Withdrawn applications to 13.



Announcing DotAnything.co

January 19, 2013 - DotAnything.co Inc. announces the new DotAnything.co website featuring pre-registrations for domain names within new Top Level Domains. A Top Level Domain is the text to the right of the dot in a website domain name.



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