Chris Niemi

Chris Niemi

Manager, Domain Services at MarkMonitor
Joined on April 17, 2020
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About

With over 14 years of experience, Chris Niemi is an expert in TLD operations and support. Chris currently manages a Domain Services team that provides ancillary services domain recovery, domain sales, and New gTLD .Brand support which enhance our clients' domain portfolio management strategies. Since 2011, Chris has been deeply involved with the application, delegation and operational launch processes of New gTLDs, overseeing the integration and management of the 60+ .Brand TLDs for which we are providing registrar services. Chris holds an undergraduate degree in English from Harvard and a MBA in General Management from Gonzaga University School of Business Administration.

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gTLDs Under the Microscope in Q1 2021: .kpmg Back in Focus and a Look at Past Launches

With the end of March upon us already, we take a fresh look at .kpmg and its ongoing .brand usage strategy in our first quarterly report of the year. A review of Alexa.com rankings for .brands and other new gTLDs is included as well as an examination of the factors that have affected registration rates for new gTLD launches from 2019 and 2020. Our MarkMonitor team of experts also analyzes the ICANN Final Report on the new gTLD Subsequent Procedures Policy Development Process... more

Cast Your .vote for the Most Interesting New gTLD Development in Q4

2020 has been extremely eventful, so it follows that the domain industry has continued to experience perpetual change, progress and uncertainty in the last three months of the year. In our Q4 New gTLD Quarterly Report, MarkMonitor experts analyze topical registration activity, launch information, .brand growth and DNS abuse, and share a list of upcoming industry meetings for 2021. more

Innovation, Launches and Email: New gTLDs Deliver in Q3 2020

As the third quarter of 2020 winds down, the domain industry continues to show development and progression amid uncertain global economic conditions. From improvements in products and additional TLD launches to growth in .brand email usage and upcoming virtual meetings, the Q3 2020: New gTLD Quarterly Report from our MarkMonitor team has a little something for everyone. more

With Q1 in the Books, the Only Constant in the Domain Industry Is Change

As the first quarter of 2020 ended, the number of new generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) domain registrations reached approximately 33.2 million. We expect to see additional growth through 2020 as TLDs such as .GAY will complete their launches before the end of the year. Meetings and conferences in the domain industry in 2020 are in flux but will go on in new formats, new timeframes and new locations. more

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Brand ProtectionICANNRegistry ServicesDomain ManagementDomain NamesNew TLDsEmailDNSPolicy & Regulation

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