You already know that we’re growing, because I feel like I mentioned it several times. The real news is that we’re restructuring nTLDStats. The details are still being worked on, but everything should be done and good to go within the next few months. As you may know, I was the Brand Manager of nTLDStats. My job was to sell every silly decision the management made. That won’t be the case anymore, because I will be appointed COO. So from now on I can make my own silly decisions that I am going to sell you! Yay!
Our presence online and offline.
Online: A lot of people haven’t realized that we’re offering a) customized reports and b) a free API that will basically give you all the data available on our website. I will take this blog post as an opportunity to let you know that there will be another post coming up, talking about our features and why nTLDStats really should be the only new gTLD statistics site you’re visiting. right now, it’s really just about new stuff. Apart from making our services more visible, we are extending free access to usually paid services. Until now, only students had free access to our paid services. We’re extending this to interested bloggers and news websites of the domain industry soon. Details will follow and those people should keep an eye on their mailboxes for the next few weeks. If you don’t want to wait, you can just send me an email to email@example.com and I’ll take care of your account.
Offline: You have asked us to meet you on events for quite a while now. And in 2016 it will finally happen. This year, you’ll probably see me in Finland, Netherlands and Bulgaria. Please don’t take those locations for granted. The schedule is still in the making and will be published when everything has been arranged.
Quarterly reports (editorial): In June 2016, you will be able to read the first nTLDStats quarterly report on new gTLDs. We will cover past and current developments and will share some longer thoughts in those reports. It will cover developments, trends, forecasts and insights. I asked for your ideas on Twitter, so feel free to give me some input. If you don’t want to reply on Twitter, use firstname.lastname@example.org instead. Your thoughts are much appreciated.
Pregenerated reports (data): If you order a customized report from us, we usually bill you a one-time fee, given that you only want to have that report once. If you decide to get a subscription (to always be able to access the latest data), we bill a setup fee and then a monthly fee. Pregenerated reports will cover the most popular kind of data, so our customers will be able to save money. Because if you are interested in a certain type of data and we offer a pregenerated report for it, you won’t need to pay for a customized report. Pregenerated reports will be available in 2016 – sadly I can’t be more specific here. But once available, you’ll also be able to pay for them online and have them available within minutes. Over time, we will offer more and more pregenerated reports, hopefully covering what the industry wants most. And yeah, they will be way cheaper than customized reports.
There will definitely be more coming in 2016, but those are the things I’ve made up my mind about as of now. Also, of course, a lot of features. We’ll see how many we’ll be able to actually implement, because it’s always a tricky thing to do. But I am confident that you will see at least some changes.