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40% of banks in the US have registered a .bank domain

When ICANN paved the way for new generic top-level domains (gTLDs), a group of banks and financial service trade associations formed fTLD Registry Services to run a new .bank gTLD.

The new .bank domain debuted last year and was billed as "a trusted, verified, more secure and easily identifiable location on the Internet for the global banking community and the customers it serves."

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Five companies using branded top-level domains (TLDs) & why

As of today, 619 applications have been submitted for brand top-level domains (TLDs).

And there are plenty of big name brands that are already using them.

In this post I'll look at five examples, as well as giving a bit of background on TLDs and why brands might want their own.

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Will gTLDs help you rank higher in search results?

The range of generic top-level domains (gTLDs) is expanding to include new options such as .Hotel, .RealEstate and .Berlin.

Will they help you rank higher in searches?

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How will the introduction of new gTLDs change the internet?

With new gTLDs due to start appearing on the web, it’s time again for brand owners to stop and think about their domain strategy.

ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), the body responsible for managing and coordinating the Internet’s Domain Name System, last week made a surprise announcement that the first new gTLD could go live in the internet as early as August 28 2013 and we may see the first registrations from September 28.

The new generic top-level domain program will enable the introduction of new gTLDs into the domain name space. 

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ICANN reveals new gTLD applications

After lots of media attention, speculation and intrigue, ICANN today finally revealed which organizations applied for new gTLDs and which gTLDs they applied for.

All told, ICANN received 1,930 applications, well more than the 1,200-plus figure previously cited. Each applicant ponied up $185,000 per application just for the privilege of applying.

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Donuts raises $100m for 300+ new gTLDs

Google may have produced a few chuckles with its application to run a .lol gTLD, but some companies believe there's serious cash to be made in the so-called .brand domains that ICANN is going to be approving.

One such company, Donuts, is so confident that the new gTLDs are going to be a hit that it's reportedly raised a $100m Series A round of funding to operate a portfolio of them.

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Number of ".brand" TLD applications may exceed 1,200

For better or worse, new gTLDs are coming.

On March 29, ICANN, the organization responsible for managing the internet's domain name system, ended the registration period for those interested in applying for one or more gTLDs.

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Coming soon: .google?

Thanks to an ICANN decision, new gTLDs are coming.

According to a recent Afilias study, a sizable minority of brands may apply for their own gTLDs, ushering in a new era in which consumers are asked to visit websites ending in .brand, and not .com.

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What the new top-level domains mean for you

Will future generations look at June 19, 2011 as one of the most important dates in the internet's history? They just might.

That's because yesterday, Internet Corporation For Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the body which governs the internet's domain name system, voted to allow the creation of new generic top-level domains.

Move over .com, .net and .org. Soon, you may see everything from .aardvark to .zyxt.

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The .jobs fiasco and gTLD insanity

In the not-too-distant future, .com, .net and the handful of other well-known gTLDs (Generic Top-Level Domains) may be sharing the spotlight with a whole lot of new ones.

That's because ICANN, the organization which runs the domain name system, is widely expect to move forward with its plans to loosen up the system, allowing just about any organization with the resources to apply for its own gTLD.

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