Brands are an asset and have a value for organizations, as they generate revenue: Customers are happy to pay a premium for a brand they love. They will show a preference and be loyal to a brand they trust.
There are various ways to estimate the value of a brand. An excellent point of reference is Interbrand, which for many years has followed the top 100 brands and publishes their value based on a combination of three factors:
— Influence of brand
— Strength of brand
Apple, for instance, has an estimated value of USD 178 billion in 2016. DHL's brand value is estimated around USD 5.7 billion. The whole data and analysis can be found on Interbrand. The top 100 brands list is relatively stable, as 88 brands were already present four years ago.
Some brands have decided, in 2012, that their name should actually also become the global name for all of the digital assets, and registered their brand name as a Top-Level Domain. Google, for instance, located their new blog platform, where they post news and information, on the domain blog.google. That is a typical example of a branded top-level domain.
Most valuable brands own their dot brand
The most valuable brands have been applying for their brand names as a Top-Level Domain:
— 48 of the top 100 brands applied
— eight from the top 10 applied
|Brand||Value 2016 (Million USD)||Dot brand|
Some groups such as Microsoft, Apple or Google applied for more than one domain extension.
In 2016, the cumulative value of the 48 brands participating in the dot-brand program was of USD 1,205 billion. The cumulative value of 52 brands that did not participate in the program, was of USD 590 billion.
Brands owning their dot brand grow faster.
Between 2012 and 2016, some brands have grown impressively. Facebook's brand value was nearly multiplied by 6. Amazon's brand value has nearly tripled.
Amongst the 10 brands with the largest relative growth, 7 are dot-brand applicants:
|Brand||Growth 2012-2016||TLD Owner|
Amongst the 10 brands with the largest absolute growth, 8 own their dot brand Top-Level Domain name. Disney is actually a bit special as they only applied for .ABC Top Level domain and not for their Disney brand name.
|Brand||Growth 2012-2016 (Million USD)||Dot Brand|
The cumulative value of brands engaged in the dot-brand process grew globally more that the value of the other brands.
dot stories is an activation platform that supports brands in their dot brand project, though the dot brand observatory research program, consulting and management systems for branded Top-Level Domains.
The brands and domains conference is a major event dedicated to dot brand, taking place on Dec 1 in Valencia (Spain), featuring speakers from major brands such as Philips or BBC.
|Data Center||Policy & Regulation|
|DNS Security||Regional Registries|
|Domain Names||Registry Services|
|Intellectual Property||Top-Level Domains|
|Internet of Things||Web|
|Internet Protocol||White Space|
With a mission to make its top-level domains available to the broadest market possible, Boston Ivy has permanently reduced its registration, renewal and transfer prices for .Broker, .Forex, .Markets and .Trading. more»
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