.ink & .wiki gear up for their first live auction

Published By: on 2015-01-06 at 12:08 pm No Comments

Top Level Design, the registry behind .wiki and .ink domain names, is anxiously gearing up for its first ever live auction, which will take place January 13th at 4:30p.m. at NamesCon in Las Vegas.

The company is expecting their .ink and .wiki names to perform well at auction given the successes of these extensions since their launches last year.

Individual .ink domains have already been selling in the $10,000 – $20,000 range in private sales since the TLD’s June 2014 launch. The .ink domain is seeing high-profile tattoo industry publications Rebel Ink, Urban Ink, and Skin&Ink all making the switch, as well as adoption from the hit TV phenomenon Sons of Anarchy, which launched a tattoo focused mini-site.

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Wikimedia’s Yana Welinder Makes Statement in Support of Releasing Two-Character Domains

Published By: on 2014-10-21 at 3:09 pm No Comments

The following is a statement from The Wikimedia Foundation’s Yana Welinder, which was read at the public forum at ICANN51 in Los Angeles in an effort to expedite the release of 2-character .wiki names. Wikimedia plans to use the names as URL shorteners for Wikipedia.

“The Wikimedia Foundation is a non-profit organization that hosts Wikipedia and 12 other freely licensed sites with content that is collaboratively created by Internet users around the world. Wikimedia’s mission is to empower people to develop freely licensed educational content and to globally disseminate that content. Providing URL shorteners based on two-character domains will help us reach new heights in globally disseminating the free content on Wikipedia.

The non-profit Wikimedia Foundation is asking for a select number of two-character .wiki domains to create URL shorteners for Wikipedia. We currently support 287 language editions of Wikipedia. The URL shorteners would, for example, allow someone looking for information about the dengue fever in Spanish to type in es.wiki/Dengue to get directed to the Spanish Wikipedia article about the dengue fever (es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dengue). It will also allow people to share short links to Wikipedia articles and other Wikimedia sites on various social media and invite more people to edit Wikipedia. We hope that this will improve user access across the globe.

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A Wiki Evangelist at Wikimania

Published By: on 2014-08-19 at 8:50 am No Comments

Top Level Design staff *love* Wikipedia and wiki culture, which explains why we applied for the .wiki gTLD in the first place! Recently, more than 2,000 wiki enthusiasts gathered in London for the tenth annual conference for the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit organization which operates Wikipedia and its sister projects. Wikimania features presentations and discussions related to wikis, open-source software and technology, and free knowledge. Today’s blog post features Jason Moore, a longtime Wikipedia contributor, to share a bit about his experience at the conference.

Wikimania 2014 (Credit: Ralf Roletschek, CC-BY-SA 3.0 Austria)

Wikimania 2014 (Credit: Ralf Roletschek, CC-BY-SA 3.0 Austria)

First, a quick introduction. My name is Jason and I serve as Top Level Design’s official Wiki Evangelist! You may be wondering what this means. Well, it is my responsibility to lead the company’s wiki development with regards to specific wiki projects, to empower wiki adoption by individuals and companies, and to drive its growth into new wiki centric business opportunities.
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New .ink & .wiki IDNs Available

Published By: on 2014-07-11 at 11:30 am No Comments

ICANN has approved .ink and .wiki’s requests for additional International Domain Name (IDN) capability!

IDNs allow registrants to use non-ACSII characters in their domain names, making the naming process more intuitive and convenient for non-English speakers. In this way, IDNs are a step toward further Internet globalization and accessibility.

Top Level Design is excited to offer domain names in languages such as Arabic, Thai, Japanese, Korean, Lao, and Hebrew in both our .wiki and .ink TLDs! Registrants will also be able to register names using Cyrillic, Greek, and Latin scripts.

Walmart and Apple Are Least Collaborative Brands in America

Published By: on 2014-04-23 at 9:26 am No Comments

Walmart and Apple Are Least Collaborative Brands in America
One in Two Americans Feel Favorite Brands Are Not Interested in Their Ideas

Walmart has been crowned the least collaborative company in America by nearly one in five Americans, followed by other major brands including Apple, McDonalds and Ikea.
The findings are revealed in our 2014 Customer Collaboration Report, as we commissioned YouGov to poll the views of a representative sample of 1,220 American adults. Despite the lack of collaboration consumers feel they have with brands, there is an appetite to engage with these companies. Half of Americans actually hold a better perception of brands that allow them to collaborate online.
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Sunrise Opens & Corporate Wiki Strategies

Published By: on 2014-04-16 at 6:27 pm No Comments

Yesterday marked the opening of .wiki’s 60 day Sunrise period! What this means is that we will be open exclusively to trademarks registered in ICANN’s Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) until May 5th. This is required of ALL new TLD registries, but given that wikis are already deployed across companies of all sizes, it makes sense to not only celebrate this as a milestone on the path to .wiki’s General Availability (on May 26th), but to talk about the benefits of a corporate wiki.

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Ready, Set… Launch!

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Over the past weeks we’ve wholesale mlb jerseys put together this site to introduce future registrants, registrar partners, and Internet users to our mission with .wiki and give shape to our launch plans. Those mortgage of us involved in the New gTLD program and the ICANN process know that we continue to have to adapt quickly to timeline changes and other obstacles but we also know that we have come miles from the initial policy development, the application window, and now have every remaining step in view. In July, we will be attending ICANN’s Best next meeting in Durban, South Africa, which is widely understood to be the last ICANN meeting before new TLDs start being approved and implemented into the root zone. From there our team will head on to WikiSym and WikiMania, the largest wiki symposium and wiki centric conference in the world, which are to be held back to back in Hong Kong this August. We expect to start our launch phases soon thereafter, and these phases will help focus the wider public’s attention on Their the new possibilities with a .wiki domain.

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