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A Better Domain

Discussion in 'gTLDs' started by ErezY, Oct 2, 2016.

  1. ErezY

    ErezY Membership: Community

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    I was talking to a potential buyer for an LLL .com.au domain which was an acronym that is part of his business name and is what they are known by. After a follow-up email a few weeks later I got the following response:

    "I ended up securing a better three LTR domain name LLL.rentals" (I changed his domain with LLL for this post)

    I must say, that in the past 2 - 3 weeks I have been looking to get a few of these gTLDs for myself and to my surprise, a LOT of domains are taken, not counting the "premium" overpriced ones from the registrars.

    Are these gTLDs affecting sales in .com.au for any of you?
     
  2. Scott7

    Scott7 Membership: Trader

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    Most likely, what this end user means is that they found a cheaper 3L domain.
    There is no way that LLL.rentals is better than .com.au in the Australian marketplace.
    .com.au is the standard, the most used and the best recognised. Most people wouldn't even realise that LLL.rentals is a domain name.
     
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  3. ErezY

    ErezY Membership: Community

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    I very kindly told him that consumer awareness is low for gTLDs at this stage. We'll see if he comes back in the near future.
     
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  4. DnEbook

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    Many LLL's in the new gtld space are priced up, the registries know they are popular so they intend to bleed all buyers dry. Some haven't priced up, but most have