(London, U.K.) Feburary 8, 2011 - GR.COM has launched into General Availability today with a host of top domains and premium keywords available.
Operating on a first come first served basis, this is a significant opportunity for those wishing to secure their names or premium keywords.
Millions of GR.COM domains can now be purchased through leading global registrars including 123-Reg, Ascio, Domainmonster, Gandi, Instra, Nameweb and 101Domain.
Websites using .GR and .COM domain extensions are missing out on thousands of unique visitors trying to find their sites.
In the following report we see the .GR.COM domains that were visited instead of the equivalent .GR / .COM.GR and .COM developed websites. Users tried to type, or browsers auto-completed the urls for them and guided them to a similar .GR.COM name.
The purpose of this report is to demonstrate the traffic to .GR.COM domains, and how registering your name under .GR.COM could significantly increase the traffic to your primary domain name.
The two reports (overview and detailed) below are only part of the 143,894 hostnames that were used and brought 544,213 visits to the .GR.COM registry from 05-June-2008 to 19-Aug-2009 and from 24-Nov-2010 to 19-Jan-2011.
The equivalent developed websites under .gr/.com.gr or .com are losing a significant amount of traffic. This can be seen at the TOP 1000 hostnames of the report and grows even more from 1,001 - 143,894 hostnames that are not visible in this report.
We at GR.COM Registry encourage registrants to build websites on our domains, but these results put forward a strong case for domain owners to register their name under .gr.com if only to redirect it to their current primary address and enjoy the benefits of added traffic.
NOTES ON THE HOSTNAME LIST
This report covers the hostnames (*.gr.com) that were used from 05-June-2008 to 19-Aug-2009 and from 24-Nov-2010 to 19-Jan-2011
The hostnames overview contains 684 hostnames of the 1000. We stripped all 4th level subdomains and beyond from this report, and the duplicates, however you can see all 1000 in the detailed report.
The detailed report, linked to below, is extracted from our Google Analytics account and has also visits, pages/visit, avg. time on site, % new visits, bounce rate %.
We provide this data for information purposes only for the owners of trademarks and business names. Unauthorised use of a trademark or business name in a domain name may result in deletion or confiscation of the domain. The GR.com Registry Service Provider, CentralNic, operates a number of brand protection and trademark enforcement services, including a Dispute Resolution Policy operated by WIPO (http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/gtld/cnic/index.html ) , a rapid suspension policy related to domains used in phishing and other illegal usage, and provides details of registered domains to digital brand protection agencies. Further details of these policies may be found at https://www.centralnic.com/company/ip
The 1st part of the detailed report from 001-500
From 001-500 PDF format
The 2nd part of the detailed report from 501-1000
From 501-1000 PDF format
(London, January 10, 2011)
Domain names ending with the domain extension, .GR.COM, are available to the general public in a Landrush starting from today.
Unlike other domain extensions launched over recent years, no premium “keyword” domains will be withheld from sale, meaning that domains like shop.gr.com, athens.gr.com and games.gr.com are available for registration.
Apart from trademarked names such as yahoo.gr.com, paypal.gr.com, philips.gr.com, etc., which were snapped up by the brand owners during an exclusive Sunrise period for registered trademarks, all names are available.
MEDIA CONTACT: Jenny White, ]]>[email protected]]]>, +44 8700170900
.GR.COM Launch Schedule:
Sunrise open Nov 30th, 2010 - Jan 9th, 2011
Validated registered trademarks only. Unique requests registered with the registry at the end of the period. Duplicate validated requests sent to auction.
Landrush Jan 10th - Feb 6th, 2011
Registration requests open to everyone. Unique requests registered with the registry at the end of the period. Duplicate requests sent to auction.
General Availability from Feb 8th, 2011
Registration requests open to everyone. Requests processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Phased Roll-out Plan, and the PRP Rules that govern it, were established by, and are the sole property of CentralNic Ltd. Centralnic may change the above dates and timeframes at its sole discretion, and publish such changes on the .GR.COM Web Site. If you require more information please contact, CentralNic Ltd, at ]]>[email protected]]]>
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