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Who’s Who in the New Dot Brandscape… And Why Should You Care?

Let’s go to the scoreboard. There are 1751 applications for new top-level domains. Nearly 1/3 (635) are brands. The rest are generics (e.g. .Buzz) and geographies (e.g .NYC). So, brands are definitely interested in new TLDs – and a handful of major industries have jumped into the lead. If you’re in any of those verticals, […]

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Brand TLDs: Four Reasons To Move From .COM To Your .BRAND

Ask Google, Amazon, AXA and hundreds of other brands: branded top-level domains are the future of the web. Since 2012, when the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) opened up applications for new TLDs, more than 600 businesses have submitted applications for branded TLDs. Should your company launch a .brand TLD? Absolutely, says […]

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The top threats to your nTLD—and how you can stop them.

Until now, the criminals behind malware and phishing have had only 22 generic top-level domain names (TLDs) to abuse – names like .com, .net or .org. But with hundreds of new TLDs entering the marketplace, e.g. .buzz, .email, and .shop, the targets are more plentiful and tempting. Fortunately, Neustar can help with a full set […]

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Neustar’s Proposal for New gTLD Collision Risk Mitigation

Neustar has a vested interest in ensuring that the domain name system is as secure and stable as possible. We have been operating top level domains (TLDs) for more than a decade, and we intend to provide the same level of service as the back-end registry provider for more than 350 applicants for the new […]

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ICANN Reveal Day news roundup by Neustar

ICANN Reveals TLD Applicants

This morning ICANN announced which applicants threw their names in the hat for gTLDs. Given the breadth of news on the topic, I thought I’d round up some of the stories that caught my eye today. ICANN Reveal Day: Who Applied for What [dotYOU] – Our friends at dotYOU did a great job of crunching […]

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Thoughts on Applying for a Generic Top Level Domain | Neustar Insights

Thoughts on Applying for a Generic Top-Level Domain

The ICANN Generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) application window opened on January 12th and I was glad to be part of one of the first teams to apply. That’s right, Neustar is applying for .neustar—our own brand—because we believe that our own gTLD provides us the opportunity to increase awareness of Neustar as a leader in […]

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.CO – 1 Million Domain Names and Counting

Congratulations to our partner .CO Internet for reaching the landmark of one million .CO domain name registrations! .CO Internet, the official registry operator for the .CO domain, announced today that it has reached one million .CO domain name registrations in less than one year from the global launch of .CO in July of 2010.  Individuals, […]

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DNSSEC and Neustar: The Long and Winding Road

Late last year, Neustar received approval to implement Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) in the .us registry. In the interim, Neustar has signed the .us zone and is preparing to sign the .biz zone. With a signed root coming in July 2010, Tim Switzer, Neustar’s vice president of Domain Name Registry Services, assesses the landscape.What is DNSSEC? Tim Switzer: DNSSEC is a set of extensions to the Domain Name System (DNS). It provides an authenticated DNS query response…

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Columbus Startup Weekend 2010: Ideas Take Flight

In Columbus, Ohio this past weekend, Neustar sponsored Startup Weekend with the goals of promoting entrepreneurship and fostering fledgling companies. In addition, the event allowed Neustar to leverage a unique, modern platform for making .biz and .us domains more accessible and appealing to those who will drive the worldwide economy of tomorrow.“Another successful Startup Weekend was brought to life by more than 70 participants and made possible by great sponsors,” said Nick Seguin, Internat

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Columbus Startup Weekend: Where Ideas Become Businesses

Neustar Sponsors Popular Gathering of Entrepreneurs 54 hours. Sometimes, that’s all it takes to launch a community – or perhaps even the next great company. Columbus Startup Weekend is here – and Neustar’s .biz and .us Domain Name Registry Team is a proud sponsor!“This event brings hundreds of people together over the course of a weekend to network and develop ideas into businesses, said Ivor Sequeira, Neustar’s Senior Director, Global Channel Management & Business Development….

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