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Nice Domain Name Upgrade by Bitcoin Gold

Discussion in 'Domain News' started by Scott7, Oct 26, 2017.

  1. Scott7

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    The latest Bitcoin fork, Bitcoin Gold, also know as Bgold or BTG have just upgraded their domain from btcgpu.org to BitcoinGold.org.

    This is great move for their brand and it might also make things more difficult for scam sites that have taken full advantage of the previous confusing domain.

    See fantastic article here. ;):D
     
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  2. snoopy

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    They just traded in a very confusing domain for a confusing domain.
     
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  3. Scott7

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    Combining the actual name of the crypto with a known, established extension is a huge improvement. Yes, .com is king and other extensions leak traffic to it, however, to say that it's confusing is overstating the case in my opinion.

    The vast majority of people in the general public have heard of .org, know that it's a domain extension and know what it means. This understanding would be even stronger amongst users of cryptocurrency, as four of the top five cryptos (Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin) use the .org for their official website. The other one in that group (Zcash) uses the new gTLD .cash.

    If they can afford the 287,500 USD for the .com, then sure, they should get it. If by chance Bitcoin Gold is a success then the price surely heads north.
     
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  4. snoopy

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    I think they still have major issues with their domain.
     
  5. Scott7

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    No surprises there. Then again, you are our own Aussie king of the com. :D

    Actually, upon reflection, I think they should go with the .com.au. Aussies are going crazy for crypto and the registrant might even part with it for a little less than the .com price. ;)
     
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    is that the plebiscite website? :confused:
     
  7. Scott7

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    btc for Bitcoin and gpu for graphics processing unit mining hardware that can be used to mine the coins. This is supposed to broaden the number of people that can be involved in the mining process, as used to be the case with Bitcoin.
     
  8. DnEbook

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