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.Melbourne - It's a Dud

Discussion in 'gTLDs' started by snoopy, Aug 27, 2014.

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Is .Melbourne a dud?

  1. Yes

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    79.4%
  2. No

    3 vote(s)
    8.8%
  3. Unsure

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    11.8%
  1. snoopy

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    If new tlds had better CTR's then it would be very clear because SEM people would be using them in paid advertising, they'd be at the top of every second page.
     
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  3. snoopy

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    The statement sounds accurate to me and would apply to any extension. It is not exactly a big claim.
     
  4. snoopy

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    The LinkedIn post is a disgrace though, many false claims. Is it yours?
     
  5. Rhythm

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    No different to 95% of your posts
     
  6. snoopy

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    So it is your LinkedIn post?
     
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  7. DomainNames

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    Can you explain this in more detail:
    "Contrary to popular belief around here, i have seen some positive organic movement when moving clients to .melbourne & .sydney domains."

    1. What did they move from.
    2. Why did they move.
    3. What effort was put into the SEO etc after the move which had not been done before
    4. What was the cost, time etc.
    5. What is your evidence for this claim "nTLD's do tend to achieve better CTR's when it comes to organic search - which is definitely a ranking factor".
     
  8. snoopy

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    .melbourne looks to be a in a long term down trend now having peaked a few years ago at 11,500 registrations., now at 7,800 registrations. Looks the price just gets lower and lower, now down to $4.95 at some registrars but clearly this isn't enough to stop the shrinkage.

    .Sydney seeing similar declines.
     
  9. Data Glasses

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    Got a promo the other day, I can take it out of the bin if you want
     
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  10. snoopy

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    What was it? See if you can load it up.
     
  11. Data Glasses

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    It was from Ventra offering a 90% discount from memory
     
  12. snoopy

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    I think they have been doing that for a while. Today I saw a discount around 95%. They'll be 25 cents eventually.
     
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    Hmm, a pack of chewy or a .Melbourne?
     
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    Funny think if you search on Namebio for .melbourne sales it doesn’t even have the extension as a criteria, presumably there has never been a recorded aftermarket sale.
     
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    Bit of a shame .melbourne & .sydney turned to shit. I still like them, have seen good organic CTR based on a few sites i've worked on.
     
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  17. snoopy

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    How are your new tld sales going?
     
  18. Data Glasses

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    I did see a .club on one of the Bathursts car's steering wheel yesterday, pity I can't remember what it was?
     
  19. snoopy

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    From a domainer point of view they stick out like a sore thumb when you see one (which isn't very often).
     
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    Doesn't require me to desperately spam every dntrade forum thread and comment on every domaining blog post with .communist propaganda