24 Jul '14, 8pm

Verisign Reports: 128.9 Million .Com/.Net Domains; 57.2% Profit Margin & $1.5 Billion In the Bank...

Many registrations in new gTLDs were already taken in the older gTLDs. The really interesting ones are the TLD unique registrations (the ones that only appear in a new gTLD but not in any legacy gTLD or ccTLD). The city gTLDs like .PARIS are turning into a kind of pseudo ccTLDs each with its own clearly defined market. The problem for a lot of the new gTLDs is that they have not, in consumer terms, clearly defined their market. The legacy gTLDs (NET/INFO/BIZ) are already losing domains month on month and this is not due to the launch of the new gTLDs or any reorganisation of the namespaces. It is simply because development costs money and registration fees without development or PPC revenue is money down the drain. These reasons, and economic conditions and natural attrition, are driving a lot of the drops. Some new gTLDs are already showing signs of life and a few are qui...

Full article: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/07/24/verisign-reports-128...

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