CATEGORY: New Domains

.NEWS domains are now available for immediate registration

It’s the .NEWS release day. You can start registering .NEWS domains right now with Early Access Program pricing. The price will come down each day between now and Wednesday, July 15, when we reach the standard price point. This is the registry’s way of letting the market determine the price point for high-value .NEWS domains. You can still place .NEWS Preorders, including Preorders for EAP price points, so head to the .NEWS search page and find your domain.

Updated for June 2015: Collision lists, and how to get a previously unreleased domain name

This post contains a lengthy explanation of collision lists and previously unreleased domain names. But if you’d like to just skip to finding out when previously unreleased domains will be released (grouped by date and TLD) go here.
The domain name industry has a habit of taking a simple concept and adding a bunch of acronyms, background knowledge, technical jargon, and unnecessary details, until the simple concept becomes inaccessibly complicated. Name collision issues are a good example of these tendencies. In an effort to get back to basics, here’s a simplified explanation of name collision issues* and how you can use them to your advantage.

.VIDEO | For SEO, for simplicity, for only the hottest thing online

There’s a lot going on with video right now. For one, it’s taken over the Internet. Just last Saturday Periscope turned the Pay-Per-View “Fight of the Century” into a free-for-all for anyone with a smart phone. Barely a year ago the Ice Bucket Challenge morphed everyone’s backyard into a set piece for fund raisers dousing themselves in cold water and, in turn, catapulted Facebook past YouTube in video views. Twitter offers video now, as does its offspring Vine, and we probably shouldn’t dismiss Snapchat and Facebook’s Instagram beast. Trying to tackle this trend is where your .VIDEO comes in.