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gTLD stuff

Discussion in 'gTLDs' started by nt81, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. DnEbook

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    Dynadot and enom have been cheaper than godaddy, but probably more exposure at godaddy. I think there is also .photos as well as .photo? I think there will be confusion with that, so i prefer .photography in that case. Read during the week that magazine.photography sold for $3500, there will always be some sales i guess
     
  2. snoopy

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    There is also .pics and who knows what else, seems at least 4 very similar extensions.

    The main thing is, any registry that is not with godaddy isn't really in the game. Godaddy are 4 times the size of the next biggest and the most public facing registrar perhaps except network solutions. If you are known by domainers but the general public can't see you then I think not only will the general public not buy but domainers won't buy much either.

    So not being with Godaddy is the kiss of death in my view, but added to that that haven't partnered with almost every other major registrar.

    http://registrarstats.com/Secure/RegistrarMarketShareMain.aspx
     
  3. DnEbook

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    Yep godaddy are the 'Big One' when it comes to registras,must be all those superbowl ads, love them or hate them godaddy has promoted domains far better than any other company/registra
     
  4. petermeadit

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    Here is what Heart Internet are pushing over in Britton.
    Just copied this out of my inbox.

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    New domain name prices per year
    Heart Internet, 1and1, GoDaddy
    .guru £19.99 £29.99 £24.99
    .photography £14.99 £19.99 £15.99
    .today £14.99 £19.99 £15.99
    .tips £14.99 £19.99 £15.99
    .technology £14.99 £19.99 £15.99
    .email £14.99 £19.99 £15.99
    .company £14.99 £19.99 £15.99
    .directory £14.99 £19.99 £15.99
    .clothing £19.99 £29.99 £25.99
    .land £19.99 £29.99 £25.99


    Popular domain names
    Other popular extensions amongst Heart Internet customers include .graphics, .photos, .kitchen and .gallery. These new domain names are a great opportunity for your clients to extend and solidify their brand.
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    What do you think will happen?
     
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  5. findtim

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    it just seems to be now to "messy"

    I know a few members feel its not going to increase the value of the current domains but I think it has to , people are just going to get confused and turn back to the "classics" of .com and .com.au imo

    magazine.photography to me is as worthless as a hypen or a net.au

    far to much money in advertising and branding to be done.

    tim
     
  6. snoopy

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    I don't see how that would increase the value of old extensions, unless new tld have somehow created more demand for domains in general. There is extra money flowing in right now but if the new tlds collapse that extra money is going to go with it.
     
  7. DnEbook

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    i looked at a one letter name at godaddy and it was $400 but at dynadot and enom $200 , cant say i have heard of heart. I think the sheer numbers behind all this new stuff will bring change, whether good or bad is debatable but there will be some huge advertising to come with these gtld's.
     
  8. DnEbook

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    i was approached on another forum to try and sell p##n.voyage …….wtf ??
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    i declined the offer, isn't a p##n voyage a trip to the adult shop i wonder ?
     
  9. snoopy

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    That is what happens when people register names based on the popularity of the term without exercising common sense.
     
  10. DnEbook

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    Nice stats spacey, also interesting to see that over 55% of these .guru registrations are at Godaddy. http://ntldstats.com/tld/guru
     
  12. snoopy

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    The first movers have a big advantage in my view. They've got first go at a whole lot of fresh money from domainers.
     
  13. DnEbook

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    i did read that someone paid early access fee of over $12,000 for airconditioning.repair
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    yep i do think there is a novelty factor for the early releases
     
  14. snoopy

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    No idea about this particular sale, butI think there is probably a very small number of endusers (like a handful) who get so nervous about some particular domain that they will pay a silly price. It is basically a lightening strike event and whilst good for the registry doesn't help domainers.
     
  15. petermeadit

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    I would like to see some of these domains up for re-sale and see how much they are asking. Might not be long I would think, some lots of these may have been purchased to sell again at a hopeful profit.
     
  16. findtim

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    that stat counter............. its a .com right ? :eek:

    tim
     
  17. DnEbook

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    You're so wise !
     
  18. DnEbook

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    .email ……just under 20,000 regs …. go figure
     
  19. petermeadit

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    People already have mail severs, I don't see what the attraction is for a .email.

    I might be missing the point here?
     
  20. nt81

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    dubbo.email

    more exclusive than .harvard IMO