United Domains Announces 1 Million New gTLD Pre-Registrations

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United Domains Announces 1 Million New gTLD Pre-Registrations

Wow that’s a lot of cash that’s going to get wasted! I am not shocked to hear this number for new gTLD domain pre registrations but all we hear from new domainers and end users all day long about how they were too late getting into domaining or purchasing a domain for their business and that they can’t afford to buy a premium Generic Dot Com or . CCTLD domain name yet there are end users and domainers about to blow millions on gTLD domain registrations.

I am not saying all are a waste of money one of the Smartest domainers in the world Frank Schilling has created a new business UniRegistry to create and sell gTLDs but we also know there are so many doomed for failure…

What are your thoughts?

Here is the full story below from SFGate.com

“Cambridge-based registrar celebrates 1 million milestone in new generic top-level domain pre-registration program.

Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) January 17, 2013

United Domains, Inc. announces 1 million pre-registrations made through its New Generic Top-Level Domain (New gTLD) Pre-Registration Program. The program gives everyone the opportunity to pre-register over 120 new gTLDs including .WEB, .SITE and .SHOP. New gTLDs will open up new opportunities to register domain names no longer available in the traditional .COM namespace.

“We’re obviously thrilled about our one millionth new gTLD pre-registration,” says Florian Huber, CEO of United Domains, “This milestone shows huge public interest in the next innovative wave of domain names.”

With 1917 applications currently submitted, ICANN is expected to launch the first strings later this year. Leading global companies like Amazon and Google have applied for dozens of extensions including .APP to .FILM.

ICANN’s New gTLD Program will expand the Internet namespace by giving users the opportunity to register domains in niche topics ranging from hobbies (i.e.: .RUGBY, .BLOG) to cities (i.e.: .NYC, .BERLIN).

The United Domains New gTLD Pre-Registration Program gives customers the opportunity to reserve unique new gTLDs (i.e.: myname.shop). Ultimately customers will have a better chance at registering a new gTLD once the string becomes available for registration.

Top Ten Most Popular New gTLDs
1. .web
2. .shop
3. .site
4. .hotel
5. .music
6. .nyc
7. .film
8. .eco
9. .berlin
10. .sport

About United Domains
Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United Domains is a domain registrar with over a decade of expertise in domain name registration, offering over 270 top-level domains worldwide. As the US office of one of the leading domain registrars in Europe, United Domains supports over 1.5 million domain names for more than 250,000 clients. The United Domains Group includes United Domains Inc. (Cambridge, MA) and the ICANN accredited registrar united-domains AG (Starnberg, Germany). For more information, please visit http://www.uniteddomains.com.


For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/prweb2013/1/prweb10332493.htm

About the Author

Robbie Ferguson is an Internet Entrepreneur, Domain Investor, Domain Broker, Blogger and founder of various websites and eCommerce businesses such as ScreenProtectors.co.uk

1 Comment on "United Domains Announces 1 Million New gTLD Pre-Registrations"

  1. The pre-registrations are free and non-binding. It will be a totally different story when people have to pay $15 dollars, $20, or more for each domain name registration.

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