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Beginning of the End ?

Discussion in 'gTLDs' started by DnEbook, Oct 20, 2016.

  1. DnEbook

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    I read that Namecheap.Com are no longer going to support the .xyz extension ...... this is not a good sign for this extension that offered domains for a penny in the hope of high retention of renewals
     
  2. chris

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    I think that a lot of the extensions that are sold off cheaply tend to be commonly abused and less trusted.

    I've only come across a few legitimate .xyz sites (maybe 2 or 3 ever?). On the flip side, I've seen it banned and filtered due to spam. I see this extension discussed the most when referring to spam.

    I know it's a generalisation, but the trust factor can't be underestimated. Hard to beat .com/com.au when it comes to confidence.
     
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  3. DnEbook

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    Whilst this extension does not suffer the problem, the creation of plurals and singulars is just a money grab. .photo .photos .image .images .video .videos ...... but the offer of dirt cheap domains to be used just for spam was never going to work in the long term. Interesting to see if other registrars start "black listing" some of the new Gtlds. I cannot recall ever seeing a .xyz website
     
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  4. Rhythm

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    This^

    Also meaning - not unlike life, a domain name without meaning is purposeless and pointless - therefore worthless
     
  5. Rhythm

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    NameNotTooCheap.com
     
  6. helloworld

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    They're still selling other crap domains like .click which I seem to be getting spammed with atm
     
  7. DnEbook

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    I don't like many of the new Gtld's but it does seem .club has some legs, I do not own any though
     
  8. DnEbook

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  9. eg73

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    You raise an interesting point. As a photographer the plural/single extensions dilutes the strength of the other. Currently I don't own any of these types of extensions.
     
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  10. DnEbook

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  12. eg73

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    Those thoughts did occur to me as well.. to go in and say I'll have .mcdonalds then later retract does raise issues!
     
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