Opening this year’s Com Laude Domain Conference, managing director Nick Wood acknowledged that “it has been a slow start” for the ongoing expansion of the new gTLDs program. Noting that, as of January 8, there were just over 11.5 million gTLD domain registrations (compared to 290 million across legacy domains) he pointed out that “many people say that nobody is buying these domains”. However, as well as examining the possible reasons for this sluggish start, conference delegates also received an overview of the factors that could lead to increased profile and take-up in the near future.

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