It’s Super Bowl Sunday, and unfortunately, my team (New England Patriots) aren’t playing. The good news is this means I can drink during the game. It’s not that I can’t drink when they play, but I prefer to not drink when they’re playing. Today will be a Focal Banger and Heady Topper day for me! If you’ve had either of these beers, I am sure you know that means it will be a good day regardless of the outcome of the game.
Here are some thoughts and updates for you today:
Will Taco Bell advertise using their Ta.co domain name? That could be some nice exposure for the .CO Registry. My bet is that this will be the only non-.com, although I wouldn’t be surprised to see a couple of .org domain names.
A larger percentage of people than I thought believe a company will use a new gTLD the domain name in a Super Bowl commercial. My guess is no, but I wouldn’t be floored if one of the big brands did use one.
.XYZ now has over 2 million registered domain names. I bet a lot of people would never have guessed that would happen a couple of years ago.
There are now over 12 million registered new gTLD domain names, according to nTLDStats.com. The velocity of registrations may have slowed down over the past month or two, but I would imagine it’s going to increase soon after the Chinese New Year. I am still on the sidelines when it comes to investing in them.
I would love to see an ICANN meeting in Boston at some point in the near future. I think the city of Boston is the perfect location for the meeting.
Who wants to be the first donor for my Pan-Mass Challenge bike ride later on this Summer?!? My goal is raising $10,000 for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, and I am riding in the 2-day, 163 mile Pan Mass Challenge in August. Last year, with your help, we raised over $8,000 and I can use your support. Thank you in advance!
** Update ** Mike Berkens pledged to be the first donor to my Pan-Mass Challenge ride and is donating $1,000 to Dana-Farber!
— The Domains (@thedomains) February 7, 2016