Yvette Miller ⬥ 30 June
Here are some data to consider when thinking about the future battle between .SOCCER, .FUTBOL, and .FOOTBALL (read more about that here).
Last Thursday’s game between the U.S. and German teams topped 10.77 million viewers, just shy of the 18.22 million who tuned in to the U.S. versus Portugal game the previous Sunday, June 22. That game set the record for the most number of people to watch a World Cup game.
The World Cup is dominating digital, too. So many fans are tuning in to watch the action that ESPN is having trouble meeting demand to stream games: Its new record of concurrent online viewers, 1.7 million, surpassed the most recent Super Bowl. According to Re/code, the Twitterverse buzz climbed past 300 million tweets about the tournament in the first 15 days.
The top five most-tweeted-about games did not involve the U.S. team. Unsurprising, the article notes, “most of Twitter’s users live outside of America: As of the last quarter, 78 percent of its active users were based outside of the United States.”
For Your Radar
October 12 – 16: ICANN 51 in Los Angeles
October 29: Nine-Month Contracting Deadline for Applicants with CIRs
July 29, 2015: 18-Month Contracting Deadline for Applicants with CIRs that Request and are Granted the 9-month extension
Public Comment Periods to Consider:
July 11: Comment period closes on WHOIS Requirements and National Law Conflicts
July 18: Comment period closes on Proposed Implementation of GNSO PDP Recommendations on Locking of a Domain Name Subject to UDRP Proceedings – Revised UDRP Rules
Aug 1: Comment period closes on WHOIS Requirements and National Law Conflicts