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Which new gTLDs (if any) do you rate?

Discussion in 'Other Domain Names' started by Siusaidh, Aug 17, 2019.

  1. Siusaidh United Kingdom

    Siusaidh Active Member

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    So, I am quite sceptical about the proliferation of new gTLDs, but I wondered - with the domain experience here on this forum - which ones (if any) people here actually rate. For example, if you had to single out a top 3 or top 5 new gTLDs that you think stand out and make widespread sense for people to buy and develop, which would you choose?

    Conversely, are there any that you have had bad experiences with, or suspect will fail and close down?

    I had a bad experience with .bible - when it was launched they registered all the books of the bible to be retained by the registry, but they missed one book out, which I registered as it was one of my favourites. They contacted me and said they were cancelling the registration, and took the name off me. So that did not impress me.

    At the present time, the only new gTLD I am willing to register is .scot and even with that there is the question about whether it would be supplanted by a 2-letter country domain if/when Scotland goes independent.

    I guess, apart from the long-term viability of the TLD, there are also issues such as sometimes exorbitant price, and also the basic question: 'Will my product/website gain any more visibility than if I used .uk or .com?'

    So... have any of you registered new gTLDs?
     
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  3. WalkinDude United Kingdom

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    .club .xxx but since so few buy them for their intended purpose its a disaster. Idea for them fundementally flawed. To buy one and develop it to rational purpose vs joe and jenny bloggs simply opening up a completely "free" insta, twitter, fb, snap account and be in business within seconds is what did for them.

    Country gtlds are a seperate matter. I dont see it ever happenning again like that. It was one giant money grab with anything of obvious value witheld and scraps the masses told to pay 30 or even 2k a year for per domain vs 5 bucks for a dotcom of likely no lower appeal.

    I see future success where proper investment goes in that competes with the social networks for how quickly you can get up and running. Humans will always prefer to own rather than rent or lease i.e. free signups which you pay for with your personal data.

    We need king/queen of your own castle domain services. Buy the domain, be up and running the same day, thats ecommerce, networking, marketing click click click, own all that you do. That which you do, you can later sell, or pass onto loved ones which is currently not even feasible on the giant tech platforms which for me points to where their valuations come from.
     
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    The ones where the left of the dot flows really well with the right of the dot, irrespective of the TLD.

    save/money
    my/world
    game/shop
    wine/club

    and so on..
     
  5. cav United Kingdom

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    None. The only benefit is that they inadvertently strengthen the credibility (and value) of the traditional extentions .com .org .co.uk .de etc
     
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    BG Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I always like having a play with words / domains - So below are a list of various ones I've registered over the years; and believe it or not they 'all' get traffic too..

    L e t t i n g . A g e n c y
    U K . B i n g o
    H o l i d a y s . C h e a p
    T r a v e l . c i t y
    H o l i d a y . C h e a p
    A i . D o m a i n s
    C h o c o l a t e s . D i r e c t
    B r e a k s . C h e a p
    N u m b e r P l a t e s . c c
    O f f i c i a l . c o
    C l a i m s . D i r e c t
    T e e t h W h i t e n i n g . c l i n i c
    H o l i d a y s . D i s c o u n t
    C r i s i s . F u n d
    A p p r e n t i c e s h i p s . e u
    A i r p o r t . D i r e c t
    C o t t a g e s . m e
    I n d e x . M e d i a
    G a m b l . e s
    U c i . c o
    U k s . c o
    O n d . c o
    O n c . c o
    O a e . c o
    W o t . m e
    R i m . a c
    L a d . m e
    H o t . H o l i d a y
    C o r i p p o . s e
    T o k e n s . C h e a p
    W i r e . C l o u d
    S u p e r c a r . F i n a n c e
    I g n i t e . C l o u d
    C a r R e n t a l s . w s
    O a k F u r n i t u r e . S t o r e
    A i r p o r t s . D i r e c t
    N u m b e r p l a t e s . C l u b
    O f f i c e . M o n s t e r
    M e d i c a l C l a i m s . e u
    C a r b o n . e n g i n e e r i n g
    N u m b e r p l a t e . C l u b
    2 0 2 0 . C l o u d
    A r t i f i c i a l i n t e l l i g e n c e . G r o u p
    I n s t a . C l o u d
    R e g i s t r a t i o n P l a t e s . e u
    E t h e r . b i z
    T h e L i g h t n i n g . N e t w o r k
    C r y p t o s . w s
    H a s h c h a i n . T e c h n o l o g y
    D o r . i s
    V o u c h e r c o d e s . w s
    T o k e n . 移动
    A r t i f i c i a l i n t e l l i g e n c e . M e d i a
    C h i l d c a r e . w s
    D o d g e . m e
    C a r R e n t a l . R e n t a l s
    P r e s t i g e . w s
    C h o c o l a t i e r s . c o
    P r e s t i g e W a t c h e s . c o
    C a n n a b i d i o l . c l u b
    C a p i t a l g r o w t h . x y z
    M y H o s t i n g . C l o u d
    L a k e C o m o . c o
    E - C i . g s
    T o k e n P a y . c o
    G l o b a l D a t i n g . N e t w o r k
    L o g i n . M o n s t e r
    F r e e b i e . w s
    O f f i c i a l . W a l e s
    C r y p t o A s s e t s . G r o u p
    C o - L i v i n g . i n
    A u t o m a t i c . w s
    S m a r t L e d g e r . c o
    O u t d o o r s . w s

    Note : For me .com will always be king.

    Best,
    BG
     
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  7. Siusaidh United Kingdom

    Siusaidh Active Member

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    :) at Wot.Me ?!

    It's nice to have fun with domain names if you can make it pay overall.

    I've got Boris.me.uk and I know I should be able to get up to mischief, but as always it's down to time, to generate the content.

    .com is queen, btw.

    content is king.
     
  8. WalkinDude United Kingdom

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    I supported the idea but kudos to those who said at the time it would go nowhere. Even if you own Golf.club which to me is a superstar domain name it's still a bit gimmicky. Whoever owns GolfClub.com isn't going to swap domains with you. Dotcom, dot.co.uk and the established tlds are about as much as most normal people wish to understand. It is implausible consumers are going to trust 1500 tlds, all of which can theoretically be translated into nearly 200 major languages so that's 30,000 suffixes plus the geos, the major company brands. With dotcom at the top of the pyramid the odds of significant value the further you go out diminish in with hindsight a predictable way.

    I regged Guaranteed.Today then other day I regged GuaranteedToday.com with intention to develop. Now I read .today was for news outlets so what was the idea that thousands and tens of thousands of .today online news services were going to spring up because at the time the idea was launched it was concluded the world didn't have enough media outlets?

    How this all got off the ground with no idea, plan, effort. no investment, to overhaul how domains fundamentally work and how it was all meant to compete with the tech titans signup and away you go in 60 seconds alternative options is something I find infuriating.

    word.word is a logical failure except in all but the most spectacular examples which there isn't enough of, and of which most are withheld by the registrars. there is no unifying underlying concept and one can't be created after the fact. .com, co.uk, .org etc state this is what we do, what we are, or say what we believe in [for profit, non profit],

    .donut states this is a donut.

    word.brand, word.concept, word.geo, word.sphere word.laws, word.'fortnite', has a future but word.word is gonna struggle against current and forthcoming competition.
     
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