30 Dec '14, 5pm

2014 in Review: New TLDs

They’re off to a fairly slow start. Will that change in 2015? This is the second in a five part series covering the top stories in the domain name industry in 2015. You can also listen to the companion podcast covering these five themes of 2014. 2014 was the Year of the New Top Level Domain Name. Hold on — Let’s qualify that. For the domain name industry , 2014 was the Year of the New Top Level Domain Name. Outside the industry? Not so much. New TLDs started rolling out in January, but early results were mostly below expectations. They were below the expectations of the many new TLD applicants that predicted tens of thousands of registrations (if not over 100,000) per domain within the first year. (Most have fewer than 10,000). They were also below the expectations of the intellectual property lobby, which predicted billions of dollars in added expenses. (Most new TLDs had...

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