Bob Hawkes

After .COM, What Comes Next?

By Bob Hawkes, May 27, 2021

After .COM, what do you think is currently the next strongest general extension?

  1. .CO

    110 votes
  2. .IO

    150 votes
  3. .NET

    117 votes
  4. .ORG

    82 votes
  5. .XYZ

    31 votes
Total: 490 vote(s)
  1. Recons.Com

    Recons.Com Top Contributor VIP

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    I agree that we agree on things ) We also do differ on some, which is normal )

    I am not opposed to lots of new extensions per se. I wouldn't mind owning names like Houston.Online if a) the acquisition price was fair b) the renewals would be similar to .com

    Unfortunately, online doesn't provide that. The names that are available for hand reg with .online don't interest me.
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  2. ThatNameGuy

    ThatNameGuy Restricted (33% DM) Gold Account

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    It's a funny thing about the name Houston;

    1. - is for sale at a site called [email protected]
    2. Houston.Online - is taken and GD values it at $1,668
    3. - leads to a beautiful site
    4. VisitHouston.Online can be bought at GD for .99 cents and it renews @ 24.99 a year (not too bad)

    Elkan...I own about 30 .online sites like VistVegas, VisitOrlando, VisitFlorida VisitManhattan and I just bought VisitNASA speaking of Houston.

    Anyway, i just wanted to share with you some of my strategy. I believe when you say "Visit Vegas Online" it really is a natural fit for the .online extension, and especially if your business is totally online like Golf Equipment Online. These names would be considered "Premium" in the .online extension and my pricing will be around a thousand dollars and possibly $99 a year to the end user for renewal.....keep in mind I'd be paying 24.99 annually. Does any of this make sense to you? I appreciate the dialogue.
  3. Recons.Com

    Recons.Com Top Contributor VIP

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    I believe word+word works only for .com, .org (special cases like Doctor+Care, Pet+Shelter etc.), and some top cctlds, if we were to develop general rule of thumb for investment grade domains.

    Also, Visit+City+Online is not the same meaning as Visit+City or City+Online. Visit+City aims to bring people PHYSICALLY to a place. City+Online provides all the info needed for the place online. While Visit+City+Online should mean a service to experience the city virtually, maybe VR experience or something. Don't see many services like that or demand for that. It will also not contribute to city's economy for sure.
  4. ThatNameGuy

    ThatNameGuy Restricted (33% DM) Gold Account

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    Actually Covid generated a lot of interest in virtual travel. A good friend and his wife have been hooking up with their 9 year old grandson remotely every Saturday and have spent the last 50 weeks visiting major countries and cities around the world. They've been to Rome, Africa, Scotland, New York, and the list goes on.

    Bricks and mortar are on the way out and marketing/selling anything online is taking it's place.....just look at Circling back to reading this should check out their website. There you will find a very professional site "all about Houston". My point is that VisitHouston.Online is equally as good, and it's only a dollar.....think risk vs. reward:xf.wink:

    Finally, and no disrespect to you, i really don't care what other domainers think. I only care what a potential "end user" thinks. Make sense?
  5. redemo

    redemo Established Member

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    If xyz names are valuable why hasn't someone registered $ 3125? Renewal fee $ 3125 yes but a valuable name like GAME can earn that in one day trading.
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2021 at 12:58 PM
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