What made me take notice about new gTLDs, is an intersection of new gTLD website with Emerging technology: mobile deep linking!
Facebook’s Deep Link platform
[Scroll down to see logo for new gTLD extension website!]
Mobile Deep Linking is a new method of mobile search, which connects apps, instead of websites.
Instead of leaving an app to open another app, which is a pain, you just click on a link, which opens the other installed app to the content you are interested in!
The benefit is: if you have the app installed, the link can take you straight to the pertinent content within the app, such as:
- a geo app to find restaurants, then click directly into a cafe app to make a reservation, or a phone number to order takeout.
- cheap travel tickets in one app: click your choice and be transferred to the company app’s specific order page for that ticket!
Morgan Linton has written about deep links here:
and Raymond Hackney touched on it here:
where Acro commented, if I may quote:
It simply a demonstration of deep search results that bypass the *link* and provide the related info instead.
Good summary, @ Acro!
And there are attempts to catalog deep links into a deep link search engine.
Deep Links companies use some alternative extensions, such as:
Here is a smattering of descriptive Emerging Domains dot coms avialable bin on Sedo, about deep links:
See which deep link domain uses a snazzy new gTLD extension:
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Congrats to all parties involved on the roll out of the new gTLDs!
The new gTLDs made terms such as, “sunrise,” and “landrush,” mainstream, and they still are confusing to me. That is why I appreciate charts, like the one, above. There was a time it seemed new gTLDs might never be released. Public comments, objections, delays, glitches, contentions, disputes, and auctions were in the news, and the release dates kept getting extended. Wikipedia recaps some events surrounding launch of new gTLDs:
- Mid 2011, ICANN voted to end restrictions on gTLDs.
World braces for domain name EXPLOSION
ICANN approves dot-everything – the Register
- Jan 2012 first application window opened.
- April 2012 the first application window was supposed to close, but there was a glitch that allowed applicants to view eachothers’ data, so it was reopened in May 21st – May 30th.
- June 2012 Reveal Day, “it was announced that ICANN received about 1,930 applications for new gTLD’s, 751 of which were contested.” – Wikipedia
- June 2013 was the date new gTLDs were expected to go live, but they didn’t. Only non-Latin.
Congrats to actually making it happen, new gTLDers!
It is an achievement that new gtlds are available.
Instra has a good table of new gTLDs under general availability, as of December 2014. Notice the date of general availability under each, “open,” button, on the right:
Click to load the Instra page. It’s nice each extension on the Instra page links to a description page that lists the extension, its Registry (Donuts, Neustar, UniRegistry) and its requirements, such as a Berlin address for dot Berlin.
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Six satellites have been spaced within their orbital planes, and now process over 20% of the network’s M2M traffic.
M2M Spectrum Networks’s approach will allow it to deliver M2M traffic that Tier 1 carriers can’t.
M2M traffic generally travels over operators’ cellular networks.
M2m traffic from wearables and cars, in-home thermostats and more will comprise 5% by 2018.
M2M traffic is growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 82 percent.
M2MTraffic.com is now a term.
Get it while it’s hot! M2mTraffic.com is listed on
Sedo at BIN $2500.00 << Link
With all the new tech coming out, future trend domain name investors had it right. This is an article with continuous edits, starting today: November 26th, 2014.
DM Partners has:
Grab3D.com among others.
Nice ones at Futrs.com. Stephen Douglas has some of the best solar domains.
Orbcomm Launches Commercial Service for First Six 0G2 Satellites – Orbcomm press release
Metal Machine Music: Dedicated M2M Networks on Horizon – LightReading
Mobile data traffic is expected to explode 11-fold by 2018 – ComputerWorld
Cisco: M2M manifests; video still driving global traffic – CED Magazine
Well, I have egg on my face – I overestimated Apple! Home automation was not the focus of Apple’s September 9th, 2014 announcement! The live stream is in, and it includes:
Apple introduced Apple Watch, which is a smartwatch with health and fitness monitoring, and capabilities like maps. As Brian X. Chen of the New York Times notes, “Samsung, Pebble and Sony lead the pack of companies producing these new devices.” Three versions will become available, “Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch Edition . . . pricing would start at $350.”
Aside from the Apple Watch, “two new iPhones, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, measure 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches diagonally; the most recent iPhones measure 4 inches.” An interesting feature allows the picture to slide down, so that the user can reach over with one hand to tap something. It is called, Reachability.
In addition to the above, the new phones have NFC, and allow in-store payment, called, Apple Pay.
It is a big disappointment Apple is not yet poised to dive into the home automation department. Perhaps it has to get the NFC phones into the hands of users, to offer the full potential of an all-in-one remote.
Therefore, now is not the time for Apple stock to spike, IMO.
Ref: Apple Goes Big With iPhone 6, and Small With a Smartwatch – NY Times
Who remembers being a teen in the early 80′s, when the parents weekend getaway meant the party was on? In a town with not alot of entertainment – one movie theater, no skating rink, no bowling alleys, or nightclubs – throwing a party was almost obligation. Our high school was hard. It was more like junior college – college preparatory – with 80% of its graduates going to college. Even I looked forward to relaxing with like-minded students and downing a couple brews! The hardest course I ever took was high school astronomy. It wasn’t all bad – it was exhilarating, learning new concepts, and watching stars and constellations on visits to the planetarium . . . High school parties in the early ’80′s featured beer, music – recorded, or a local live band. If outside, there might be barbeque. Some homes had a pool. That was nice in the hot New England summers. Partygoers showed up the next day to help clean and hide the evidence, to keep the parents in a calm mood.
With Apple’s pending announcement, parent’s having a weekend away no longer automatically means their kids will party – it’s over, Rover!
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Enjoy this amazing live performance of Million Dollar Man
Savor this live performance of Lana Del Rey . . . one for the books, as Lana Del Rey confidently near silences a rowdy Philadelphia crowd with subtle lingering notes and rhythm change-ups on her popular standard, Million Dollar Man. The tough Philly audience went bonkers as Byron Thomas set the tone laying down bluesy keyboard improvisations. The audience knew it was in for something special! The songstress built up to the climax, changing up the rhythm on some phrases, lingering on a note here and adding unexpected emphasis there, until her powerful contralto cut through the sing along voices from seemingly out of nowhere, and blew the roof off and caved the walls in! See if you can spot the place . . . Her fellow musicians were enjoying the performance, too, as Blake Lee right behind her shook his head. Lana’s voice, which is soft and ethereal in parts, isn’t drowned out by the layered orchestation delivering the final sonic punch line. Thanx to the wonderful fans who post videos of the live performances on Youtube! Annie Ta posted almost the entire live performance at the Skyline Stage at the Mann theatre in Philadelphia on May 11th, 2014, with setlist linked song by song to the video, so you can choose your favorite song. Thanx, Annie Ta!
January 20th, 2015 UPDATE: Had to replace Annie Ta’s video, as she removed it. The one I replaced it with is by Hoodlum Yo. Too bad Byron’s piano introduction is omit, but the rest of the song is there!
Ref: Hoodlum Yo Youtube Channel
Annie Ta Youtube channel
Matt Cutts Blog – Start an embedded YouTube video at a certain timestamp
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Thanx to Michael Berkens to highlight BitCoins’ explosive popularity, and to theDomains for the references on sales and Boston registratrions, in two years of Coin domain reported Sales:
coinflip.it 8,000 EUR
buycoins.co.uk 750 GBP
coininvest.com 5,500 EUR
coininvest.de 1,100 EUR
coinbase.com 1795 USD
bitcoinpay.com 1,600 USD
coinflip.us 1,200 USD
e-coins.com 3,700 USD
Godaddy auction: coins.INFO Auction is open 505 505 21
bitcoincentral.com 1,000 USD
bitcoin.be 1,500 EUR
The pleasant-sounding “io” vowel couple is popular to add to the end of a word to create a unique brand. The dot io – British Indian Ocean ccTld – joins list of favored extensions among startups.
Besides Indian Ocean, IO stands for input/output, industrial organization, and is the name of one of Jupiter’s moons.
The “io,” ends many words, giving them a nice “ring,” and a pleasant connotation to the “io” sound:
DiMaggio [Americans know as, DiMaggEE-O]
The first two of these io dot coms recently sold at auction are Italian. The rest are invented brands:
rimedio.com [remedy / Italian] $3,688.00
divorcio.com [divorce / Italian] 250 EU
citrio.com 1,800 USD – browser
solemio.com 2,999 USD – clothing
celebrio.com 2,000 USD
wisio.com 999 USD – software company
vecio.com 999 USD
empio.com 999 USD
globelio.com 941 EUR
fodio.com 800 USD
familyfolio.com 899 USD
captio.com 3,000 EUR
coupio.com 1,500 USD
solucio.com 900 USD
Person[s] who predicted Apple shares would break $1,000 missed the boat on gesture control:
Apparently this future trend prediction:
When we first forecast the stock at $1000, on December 25th,2011, the stock stood at $410, and now just 59 days later it’s gained 25% at $545, with mainstream analysts like UBS, betting it at $710 by the end of this year on iPhone strength.
That’s all before the new products roll out including game-changing Apple TV. Apple TV in its current form is already sold out at 98% of Apple Stores.
It sounds crazy that a stock could reach $1000.
In view of Apple’s consumer-unfriendly lawsuit against Samsung, the prediction that Apple stock value would exceed $1000.00 – voiced several times! – was over-optimistic. Apple has lost its cool factor with its courtroom win against Samsung.
Although Apple stock indeed peaked higher than its close the date of the linked-to article, above, of March 9th, 2012, of $545.17, when it soared to $702.10 September 19th, 2012, the August 24th, 2012 US Verdict against Samsung set the stage for Apple’s decline. Apple was awarded over $1 billion in damages from Samsung for violating patents on trade dressing. This undermined Apple’s appeal with the general public.
Stock prices may be the ultimate expression of the public’s favor of a company. The public’s disgust for Apple’s lawsuit manifests itself in the decline in Apple stock prices from the September peak until now. Today’s close of Apple stock is: $449.98.
There are two lessons:
- Choose your battles re litigation. You can win the battle, but lose the war, meaning, you can win a lawsuit, but anger the consumer.
2nd, keep on guard against “experts” who dole out market advice.
The author who appointed himself Apple expert, or person-in-the-know, in the article linked, above, would have done better to appreciate the progress of ALL the television and electronics companies: Sony, Intel, Microsoft, Google, Leap Motion, LG, and Panasonic, in the area of gesture control and voice control as a replacement for simple touch control, touched on at EmergingDomains website, ResponsiveTV.com.
Ref: Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. – Wikipedia article
NASDAQ: AAPL – $1000 Apple Inc Stock Forecast: What The Analysts Miss – Fragor Factor blog
Mobile is taking over . . . There is a need for a one-size-fits-all theme to view the same content across multilple screens. It’s called, “responsive theme.” Domain blogger Morgan Linton has migrated to a responsive theme. Former TechCrunch writer Sarah Lacy has built her blog, PandoDaily on a responsive theme. Engadget is the latest tech blog to migrate over. JW.org serves content using a responsive theme.