April 28, 2016

New Joker.com WHMCS module

Joker WHMCSWHMCS is a popular web hosting and automation solution, which includes billing and support options.
If you are using WHMCS for your hosting activities, you may now interface Joker.com with WHMCS’ domain functionality to easily order and manage domains from within WHMCS.
Joker.com maintains a comprehensive registrar module for WHMCS, which offers a great load of features to interface Joker.com seamlessly from within WHMCS.

The following registrar core functionality is provided:

  • register domains
  • initiate transfers
  • perform renewals
  • allow viewing and changing of nameservers
  • allow viewing and changing of WHOIS information of domains
  • usable with any TLD Joker.com offers

Additionally, also these features are provided:

  • create/edit email forwards
  • create/edit dns records for joker-ns
  • fetch auth id
  • sync of expiration date
  • reseller credits on WHMCS dashboard
  • order whois privacy protection with domain registration, transfer and renewal
  • switch easily between production and testing environment (OT&E)

Please refer to our FAQ for installation and usage details.

April 28, 2016

These are the 10 most popular new TLDs ranked by traffic

Registration numbers are an important indicator of interest, but there is more than that when comes to domains – this is true for both the classic TLDs and the new TLDs. Some domain ending seems popular if you look at the number of registrations, but quantity doesn’t always mean quality.

Brand protection company and domain registrar, Corporate Service Company (CSC), took a look on how gTLDS are being used and how popular each gTLD is. By looking at just the number of registrations, the domains popular in China dominate the list with .xyz, .top, .wang and .网址 on top of the list.

CSC now compiled an alternative list ranked by the number of domains in the Alexa 1M – a ranking of the million most popular websites on the web measured by traffic. How many of the new TLDs can be found in this list and which are most popular?

According to CSC, the alternative top 10 of new new gTLD is as follows:

.media
.today
.sexy
.news
.tokyo
.life
.social
.global
.space
.site

This might come as a surprise since .media for example has a registration volume of just 23.000 (February 2016) while .xyz had nearly 2 million registrations when this report was first published. The strongest gTLD by registration volume is .space in this list but it’s still below .global and .social according to popularity.

All in all, around 8000 of Alexa’s million most popular websites have a new gTLD. That’s not even 1% but according to CSC, the number increased 16% since their last report – the acceptance of the many new TLDs is definitely growing and more and more corporations or individuals use them as an alternative.

You can see CSC’s complete report here (PDF)