New gTLD Quarterly Report | Q2 2021

We’re happy to deliver this insight collection on Q2 2021, including: a deep dive into the electric vehicle (EV) market and its crossover into the new gTLD and .brand space, building upon analysis from our recent Top 100 Best Protected Global Brands 2021 and The road ahead: Sustainable vehicles today and in the future reports. We also review the current trends in rankings for .brands and other new gTLDs since Q1 of this year.

Our policy experts also provide notes on ICANN developments, including: changes in access to WHOIS data, transfer policy, the next new gTLD application round, IP Rights Protection Mechanisms (RPMs) and internationalized domain names (IDNs). We conclude with our regular summary of .brand activity and the remaining schedule of industry meetings for 2021.