Remember what real laughter sounds like? What real applause is like?
We know, a laugh track is supposed to elicit a psychological response in those who hear it that makes them laugh too. But somehow canned laughter always sounds just a little bit … off. The audience reaction never seems to be quite appropriate, always seems a bit too uproarious, and to pivot to a totally different emotion a bit too quickly.
Two new TLDs are entering the GoLive phase today that remind us that ultimately, nothing beats the spontaneity of the proverbial .live.studio audience (if only we had a .live.studio audience for announcing new gTLDs like these).
Both .live and .studio are both entering the GoLive phase this Wednesday October 28th at 9:00 am PDT. Each will be available for $31.15 per year at A rates.
If we told you this TLD (now entering the GoLive phase), .健康 means "healthy" in Chinese, you might be tempted to start thinking about acupuncture and herbal medicine, and while these practices are testament to the fact that medicine in China has been around for millennia and China's recorded history of medicine extends further back than just about any other civilization on Earth, it's not necessarily fair.
But with roots that deep, it's no wonder that China now has nearly 2 million physicians. However you define "healthy," it's clear that health care—whether traditional or "modern"—is a healthy enterprise in China.
And Tuesday October 27th, 2015 at 6:00 AM PDT, .健康, (puny-code .xn--nyqy26a) enters the GoLive phase, opening up domains for anyone interested in the intersection of "health" and China, to register a domain for $2016.19 per year (at A rates).
Depending on the language, it stands for Società a Responsabilità Limitata (Italian), Sociedad de Responsabilidad Limitada (Spanish) or even Societate cu Raspundere Limitata (Romania) all of these are something of a Latin-country equivalent of LLC and all are the niche market for .srl domains.
This TLD is entering the GoLive phase as of October 26, 2015 at 7:00 AM PDT and domains will be available for $53.72 per year at A rates.
Remember: to qualify for a .srl domain, you need to be able to provide a company ID number.
It's a great time for Swiss Gandi customers. Not only is the .swiss extension currently in the Sunrise phase (other phases forthcoming) but now for our European customers, Gandi is now accepting payment in Swiss Francs (CHF).
So for your next .swiss or .ch order (or any other order, really), you can select CHF as the currency.
If you already have a prepaid account with Gandi, you'll need to deplete the funds in that account before being able to add CHF value to it.
Careful not to step on the wrong side for the .law down South America way or you might find yourselves in right need of watcha call an .abogado (except in Brazil, it'd be an advogado). See that ain't no green-skinned, pear-shaped tree fruit (well, not alls of 'em at least), that there's Spanish for lawyer. Otherwise, you might end up like old Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
Or iffin yer a .law practicer yerself, whether the English-talkin' or the Spanish-talkin' (or made-up-Hollywood-cowboy-talkin') variety, a .law or a .abogado domain could be right for you.
As of October 19, 2015 at 9:00 AM PDT, these extensions will be in the GoLive phase, when .law will be available for$248.59 per year at A rates and .abogado for $199.99.
It's great to see a gTLD truly for the Internet age—.八卦—which is Chinese for "gossip." The Internet has always had that side of it, you know, the innuendo, the rumors, the conspiracies...
In any case, we can confirm the rumors: .八卦 is entering the Sunrise phase tonight, October 14th, 2015 at 9:00 PM PDT. During this phase, domains in this extension will be available for $1895.23 per year at A rates (as long as you have a TMCH-registered trademark).
On November 14th, 2015 at 9:00 PM PDT, this extension will enter the GoLive phase, when, rumor has it, it will be available for $288.19 per year at A rates.
And remember, just because it's a conspiracy doesn't mean it isn't true.
In some circles, "It's true, I read that," qualifies as a sound argument, only trumped, perhaps, by "I learned that in school."
And if these are important points you find yourself frequently making in conversation, you may be delighted to know that .study is entering the GoLive phase at 9:00 AM PDT on Wednesday October 14, 2015. That means these domains are now available for $41.41 per year at A rates.
A .study can win any argument by appealing to the authority of the written (or virtually written) word, or to .study can be a way to increase your book smarts so that you can never lose again. It's true. We read that in school.
The GoLive phase has already begun for .网店, a new gTLD which means "shop" in Chinese, though our experts are now telling us it does not rhyme with the English word "drop." Funny how language doesn't work that way.
In any case, this extension is great for anyone looking for a domain for an e-commerce portal, and especially for those looking for a Chinese-speaking market.
Starting today, shop for .网店 domains at $288.19 per year at A rates.
What is 'moe'? If you ever visited Tokyo's Akihabara (秋葉原) district you will be confronted right away with moe.
It is not certain where the word came from but it refers to feelings of affection, adoration, devotion, and ... excitement towards cartoon characters of Japanese manga, anime and video games and any other immaterial things that need love.
Moe is also among the new top level domain name extensions and to celebrate our affection (and devotion) to this gTLD we are happy to offer 50% OFF for the first year on new registrations of .moe from Moe Day until the end of October.
For those who are unaware, a brief explanation as to why 10-10 is Moe Day:萌 (from 萌え) is the Kanji Character in Japanese (which is Hanzi for Chinese readers or Hanja for Korean readers).
Deconstructing this character, we can easily see that it is made of the following elements:十 十 (or ten twice, hence October 10) plus 日 which means "Day" and 月 which stands for "Month."
If you grew up there, every other city feels like a town. If you didn't, but live there now it's because you've always felt that magnetic pull.
It's hard to believe that it was already a year ago (and only a year ago) that .nyc launched, but now as a kind of celebration of that first year anniversary, .nyc is offering up some 16,674 previously restricted domains (due to name collision) on a first-come, first-serve basis.
And what are these domains? For one, almost any three-digit number (not 212.nyc, though, sorry), a lot of first names .nyc (like alejandro.nyc or whitney.nyc), and, in true New York spirit, a whole lot of randoms (like xvvfgixsmk.nyc or gq9aogkkh0erpz4dttzktqbzra5xpe.nyc).
This extension is limited to individuals or organizations with their addresses in one of the five boroughs.
But keep in mind: 16,674 isn't even enough to cover the number of people moving to Brooklyn per year, so better act quickly before the hipsters buy them all up and start putting record shops and yarn murals up on them. Some of them seem like gibberish, but you know hipsters will think that's so unique and authentic, not to mention a few that are likely to be pretty high-value, hipster potential aside.