Sherry Hildebrand

Global Relationship Manager

New gTLD winds of change continue to shift

Gaining access to information on the ever-changing new gTLD ecosystem remains paramount to domain registration strategies and to maintaining a successful domain portfolio. To date, more than 1,200 new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs), have been delegated, including: Geographic terms (.NYC, .LONDON, .OSAKA) Generics (.FILM, .FASHION, .SPORT) Brands (called ‘dotbrands’ and applied for in a […]

Protecting Your Domain Assets

The domain industry is a fast paced, fluid environment that is constantly evolving. Security breaches, social engineering attacks and phishing schemes continue to be on the rise and are becoming more sophisticated. Brand holders need to ensure they are taking all necessary precautions to protect one of their most valuable assets—their domains. One of the […]

Another Round of Changes With Blocks

2017 new gTLD operator, Rightside Registry, will be changing their existing DPML blocking option. Rightside will automatically upgrade all existing Legacy” Rightside DPML blocks to “Enhanced” DPML.  Features of the enhanced option include: All non-reserved premium domains will now be protected No override fees Only the DPML holder will be able to override the block […]

New gTLD Update: The Changing Conversation Surrounding New gTLDs

As the launches of the first round of new gTLDs (ngTLD) are winding down, we are seeing an interesting shift of focus from registries. The conversation is changing from promoting the launch of ngTLDs to how their TLD is being used and ways to increase registrations and renewals. Usage is going to continue to play […]