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The rising popularity of .Com in Australia

Discussion in 'Domain News' started by snoopy, Sep 4, 2017.

  1. snoopy

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    Interesting report just out,

    "Growth rates in .com have been steadily increasing since early 2017 with current rates at around 5.2% YOY."

    They don't talk about Australia unfortunately but they do look at european cctld's,

    https://centr.org/library/library/statistics-report/centrstats-global-tld-report-2018-2.html

    Australia's 2% growth rate (see DoCA chart a few posts up) is at the low end and may dip down further in my view.
     
  2. snoopy

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    It has been suggested that almost half of the cctld growth is from .tk which doesn't delete expired names, so that would put real growth at around 1.3% overall for cctlds,

    http://domainincite.com/23344-new-gtlds-rebound-in-q2
     
  3. Cherie Quin

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    does anyone have any views on .io ? We have quite a few clients using them
     
  4. snoopy

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    It is only a "starter" domain. i.e. techcrunch style use it sometimes whilst raising capital. Once there is a business with customers they are going to run into confusion issues.

    If they are going to use it they'd need to have a plan of what they are going to do if this business works out. i.e. is the .com buyable? What is the price? Is it best to buy something now instead?
     
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  5. DnEbook

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    All of the acrobats agree that .com is best choice for any startup seeking a worldwide presence!
     
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  6. Scott7

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    .io is well understood and recognised in the tech space and thus very popular with crypto startups. The problems start when the audience of the business grows beyond the tech crowd and goes mainstream, where most people don't have a clue what .io is.
     
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  7. DnEbook

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    The shoppers at the shopping centre say you need the .com to avoid confusion
     
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    Interestingly I was looking at eway as a payment provider for a new venture and when you click on a country other than Australia it appears to divert to .io addresses such as eway.io/nz , eway.io/uk or eway.io/sg etc. It's the first time that I've seen it.
     
  9. Cherie Quin

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    Thanks Snoopy, I will pass onto our clients :)
     
  10. Cherie Quin

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    good point!
     
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    Seventy seven scientists secretly surmised spruiking .com sees you as a significant stand out in your sales sector
     
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    " Watching the news and they mentioned Slater and Gordon suing the banks via GetYourSuperBack.Com "