Announcements, Industry News

Monthly Bulletin: August 2019

Hello folks!

It’s been a while since we published our last edition of the monthly bulletin, but we’re back after this not-so-brief hiatus! In this post, we’re covering some of the important events and developments from our industry that took place in the month of August. 

1. Neustar takes control of two new gTLDs: Neustar recently took control of two new generic dot-brands viz. .COMPARE and .SELECT. These nTLDs previously belonged to iSelect – an Australian insurance company. The two TLDs have been assigned to Registry Services LLC, a new Neustar subsidiary. Ever since this move, everyone is waiting for Neustar to announce its plans for the said new acquisitions.

2. Google is set to launch .NEW with an innovative value proposition: Although Google has not revealed its exact plans for expanding the scope of the usage of .NEW domain names, reports reveal some insight.  They indicate that Google has ambitious plans to slowly release .NEW domain names with usage-based restrictions to a strategically controlled customer base from Q1 2020 onwards. It’s widely known how typing doc.new, spreadsheet.new, and slides.new in the browser leads the user to a new tab that opens a Google Doc, Spreadsheet and Slides, respectively. It’s quite possible that the new plan may involve Google letting brands use the said domain name in the same fashion.

3. Amazon, Google, and their fight for .KIDS: One of the longest-fought new gTLD contests for the nTLD .KIDS finally came to an end with both Amazon, and Google, losing the fight to a not-for-profit bid. Amazon withdrew its application for .KIDS which left the Honk Kong-based DotKids Foundation the only remaining applicant for the TLD. The fight between the applicants was settled privately.

4. Puerto Rico’s ccTLD, .PR turns 30!: .PR, the country-code top-level domain name that represents Puerto Rico in the online world reached the 30-year milestone, having offered 30 years of service to the Puerto Rican internet community as well as the public relations industry on August 27, 2019. Today, .PR is home to thousands of websites not just from Puerto Rico but also from across the globe.

5. Under the radar DDoS attacks rise by 158% in Q2 2019: Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have given lots of businesses a hard time in the past, and they are only getting more frequent with time. According to a recently published Cyber Threats and Trends research report from Neustar’s Security Operations Centre (SOC), it’s evident that the rate of DDoS attacks saw a 158% rise in the second quarter of 2019 as compared to the same time last year.

These were some of the significant newsworthy events from August 2019. We hope this post helped you catch up with information from the industry that made headlines. Watch out for more in this space in September!

Announcements, Current Promos, Products, Registries

TLD Tuesdays (Vol. 5): .DESIGN

We’re back with yet another edition of TLD Tuesdays, and our TLD in focus today is .DESIGN.

Design stands at the core of all products. It has been at the centre of the way people, products, brands, and even cultures at large, express themselves.

With everything taking the digital route, designers too, have found their way to showcase their creation on the web. What’s better, these designers now have a way to establish their very own digital homes for their designs. The new gTLD – .DESIGN, is the best domain extension out there that helps designers build their online identity, add credibility to their work, and also provide a solid foundation for their brand. Let us take you through the significance and the relevance of this TLD without any further ado, shall we?

A Little History on .DESIGN

Owned by the domain registry Top Level Design, .DESIGN is a new gTLD which was made available to the public back in May 2015. As far as the TLD’s back-end operations are concerned, it is CentralNic that takes care of this aspect through an exclusive distribution agreement with the .DESIGN registry.

Who is .DESIGN meant for?

  • Designers – graphic, print, web, interiors, jewellery, furniture, fashion, apparels, etc.
  • Artists who wish to share their work with the world – freelancers as well as those who work full-time jobs
  • Aspiring designers who wish to create an online portfolio
  • Bloggers who talk about design
  • Websites that house design portfolios
  • Websites that share online educational content targeted at designers
  • Design institutions
  • Agencies providing design-related services

Why should you sell .DESIGN

With an emphatic domain extension like .DESIGN, it gets easier for designers and design enthusiasts to get recognized for what they do. The TLD sends out a strong message in terms of letting the website visitors know what type of content are they about to consume.

This TLD also contributes to shortening the length of the website URL. For instance, a website URL that reads abcdesign.com can be condensed to abc.design, thereby reducing the number of characters that visitors will need to type, and also adding more SEO value to the URL. While providing branding advantage, .DESIGN also acts like a sign that instantly sets a design-related website apart from the crowd. Also, there’s a good chance that a .DESIGN extension that goes perfectly with the brand name that you have decided on using is still up for grabs, unlike most generic TLDs like .COM or a .NET.

Precisely, .DESIGN is the perfect TLD for anybody who wishes to be a part of and get recognized in the global design community. We definitely think that you should offer this highly lucrative TLD to your customers and help them carve their online identities with .DESIGN. We have a fantastic promo available on .DESIGN with the help of which you can buy .DESIGN at an incredible price of only $5.99!

We hope you make the most of this promo while also offering a valuable domain name to your customer base.

Until next Tuesday,

Team LogicBoxes

Announcements, Articles, Products

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Announcements, Articles, New gTLDs, Registries

TLD Tuesdays (Vol. 4): .TRAVEL

We’re back with yet another edition of TLD Tuesdays, and our TLD in focus today is .TRAVEL.

The travel industry has flourished by leaps and bounds over the past few years. What used to be a luxury before, has now become a way of life. People are giving up on full-time jobs to take up traveling as a full-time activity. “Wanderlust” is the new drug of choice and all of this has brought about exponential growth in the travel industry.

Luckily for the world, we have a TLD that perfectly defines the travel & tourism industry as well as those who are associated with the world of travel. Let’s dive right into the significance and the relevance of this TLD without any further ado, shall we?