Brand TLD Market Briefs

Perspectives, Strategies and News

See how Brand Innovators are succeeding with their Brand TLDs. Brand TLD registries are inspiring exciting new brand innovation use cases. Whether you own your own registry or are still in evaluation mode, our Market Briefs will keep you abreast of Brand TLD deployment examples and best practices.

April 2021

In this brief we focus on:  DIGITAL BRAND TRUST

As consumers, how do we know a website can be trusted to be brand authentic and not pose a security threat? The implications of lost consumer trust is a material challenge for all brands. Brand TLDs offer a new paradigm to ensure consumer trust.

  • Digital Brand Trust is at risk in the current domain paradigm
  • Brand Top-level Domains solve this risk as authentic brand spaces
  • Learn how to prepare your organization to own a Brand TLD.
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January 2021

In this brief we show the Brand TLD usage growth over the past three years. NEWS! A major milestone towards the next round for brands to apply and operate their own space.   

  • Greater than 100% growth across all usage measures from 2018-2020.
  • Next Round Milestone: ICANN Policy Development Final Report.
  • Take Action: Prepare your organization to own a Brand TLD. 
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October 2020

In this brief we share YTD growth in Brand TLD usage and have highlighted just a few examples from the Financial Services, Technology, and Industrial Manufacturing verticals.   

  • Websites outshine redirects in 2020 with 20% YTD growth.
  • Persistent increase in Brand TLD domains with 7.5% YTD growth.
  • How to Execute a Brand TLD Strategy with a Brand Registry Introduction Path. Align cross-functional teams with a stage gate project methodology.
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August 2020

In the second quarter of 2020, we saw how dynamic the use of Brand TLDs can be with the growth of microsites and rich digital experiences that are TRUSTED and better communicate branded messages to target audiences.

  • More use cases to learn from and apply to your own digital initiatives.
  • The Executive Sponsor: Do the math to support a Brand TLD Strategy.
  • The Business Case: Reduce Total Cost of Ownership, drive Top Line and Contribution Margin improvements.
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April 2020

In the first quarter of 2020, we are seeing how digital teams are learning to create more value with their Brand TLDs. We are showcasing examples of sophisticated use in three areas.

  1. Microsites are evolving from splash pages to rich digital experiences,
  2. URL Shorteners are being adopted to improve visible brand trust and resulting click through rates, and
  3. Redirects are being used widely as a means to elevate quality hidden content buried on flagship web properties.
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January 2020 / 2019 Year End

Brand innovators outpaced their slower-to-adopt peers in 2019 use cases for Brand TLDs. While Brand TLD domain growth is up over 80% since the start of 2018, it’s clear that leading brands are focusing on quality of execution, leveraging the power of their brand registry to better engage customers and stakeholders.

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