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newTLDs are expiring

Discussion in 'General Domain Discussion' started by Sim, May 24, 2017.

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  1. Sim

    Sim Membership: Community

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    A recent observation - my clients are starting to allow their newTLD domains to expire.

    These are typically small businesses who have registered domains mostly for brand protection. I didn't encourage them to register these domains - they were either registered directly or they initiated the request that I register them on their behalf.

    I think they've come to realise there's no real value in most of them - too generic / doesn't really add value, and when their renewal price is typically between $50 - $100 per year per domain (much more in some cases) - the costs add up quickly, which makes it difficult to justify when the value is questionable.
     
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  2. Scott.L

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  3. snoopy

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    .au is headed for the same destination.
     
  4. zac

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    It would appear that since mid April a lot expired, presumably this was mostly the cheaper or promotional NTLDs offered. See https://ntldstats.com/ for specifics.
     
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  5. thelostagency

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    yeah also many had a very cheap first year payment to get you hooked... I let a few drop I had secured for future projects which I accepted will never happen
     
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