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A new .com - Could it be this easy?

Labeled as poll in Domain Extensions, started by MapleDots, Dec 19, 2018

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Which is a viable choice for a new .com

  1. .dom (.domain)

    5.0%
  2. .dn (.domain name)

    10.0%
  3. .other (specify below)

    85.0%
Total: 20 vote(s)
  1. tonyk2000

    tonyk2000 Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I would imagine a "parallel earth" with no dots inside the domains:). Or maybe another technology level which our children will live with. Indeed, www.something with .something being available to endusers 1st come - 1st served is possible, at least technically.

    P.S. @DOMAIN ILLUMINATI should be of different opinion ;)
     
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  2. AuctionBio

    AuctionBio Top Contributor VIP

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    technically it can easily be done globally but still we got to choose one extension but would remain hidden always.
     
  3. Jonathan MacDermid

    Jonathan MacDermid Socially Corporate

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    If the system could be altered to allow domains without an extension that would be a game changer. It would mean that you would need to physically select to use a search engine by visiting them not just typing into an address bar. It would also mean that keywords would become highly valuable as typing in a word would redirect you to a site rather than Google or Bing.

    I don't see this ever happening but if it did, there would be a new goldrush for these domains as type in traffic would be massive.
     
  4. AuctionBio

    AuctionBio Top Contributor VIP

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    can easily be done but as i said you got to choose at least one extension for all......
     
  5. MapleDots

    MapleDots Top Contributor VIP

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    We are already in the process of removing the www with some browsers not showing it anymore period.

    So in the future if we had no domain extension it would be just a word and typing that in the address bar would engage a search instead of an address, so I think we are stuck with extensions for now.
     
  6. Jonathan MacDermid

    Jonathan MacDermid Socially Corporate

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    Yes, it would require browsers to remove the inbuilt search functionality so dotless addresses would work.
     
  7. Fancy.domains

    Fancy.domains Selling gTLDs like delicious hotcakes VIP Gold Account

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    I agree...

    We will probably never experience anything close to .com again. It has been, is, and will be an outstanding one of a kind.

    43,6% of all current domains are .com. That includes all ccTLDs and ngTLDs (+1500 extensions).
     
  8. mr-x

    mr-x Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    That would break the Internet so every legacy system would have to be upgraded but would be interesting
     
  9. Jasonn

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    I don't like the double d sound. Also too close sounding to .dumb
     
  10. wwwweb

    wwwweb Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Good point dom as in adult domaination also, another headache.

    Maybe we should call it .cam, and you can get a .ca play out of it, wait .cam is already live. Sounds like .com.
     
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2018
  11. Daniel Owens

    Daniel Owens Top Contributor VIP Gold Account

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    Outside, of .net and .org there are few if any viable alternatives to .com, a few in certain niches find .io to be great but that is a limited number of people as 90% of non-domainers have never heard of .io thus making it mostly bad for business.
     
  12. MapleDots

    MapleDots Top Contributor VIP

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    No feedback on .dn yet


    The question would be quite similar to:

    What is your internet address

    or

    What is your Domain Name?

    The words Domain Name are already quite well known by the public.
     
  13. PHILIPPE RAVEL

    PHILIPPE RAVEL Established Member

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    I think the NGTLD ".co.com" could be valuable in the future...
     
  14. Recons.Com

    Recons.Com Top Contributor VIP

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    Each country has 2 letter and 3 letter code.

    Russia has ru and rus.

    These guys have do and dom.

    You are confusing codes with domains. The latter are based on the former.
     
  15. wwwweb

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    Well stated, I would think Denmark may have an issue with .DN if it ever came out.
     
  16. CJ6

    CJ6 My favorite movies are too offensive now. Whimps. VIP

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  17. imadoer

    imadoer Top Member PRO VIP

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    @MapleDots

    I dont get it why do u hate .com so much is it because you missed the .com boat? Are you having a hard time buying .com and its giving you the blues? Give up bro..Nothing is going to beat .com Ever or Ever or Ever. You just had another thread up knocking .com idk why you so mad at .com

    Your starting to turn into the .top guy

    .CO WILL NEVER BE .COM
    .IO WILL NEVER BE .COM
    .CA WILL NEVER BE .COM

    MAYBE .HORSE IS YOUR ONLY HOPE
     
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  18. DomainRecap

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    Not really, as search engines treat it exactly the same as a gTLD, as opposed to a real ccTLD like .CA or .DE, which automatically gives companies an advantage for searches from that same country.

    Since there are two distinct tiers of ccTLDs, maybe they need to call one ccTLD and the other cgTLD?
     
  19. creataweb

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  20. DomainRecap

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    That's a little old school isn't it? Sure, if you're looking to set up a multinational corporation, then definitely buy the best .COM you can so that all radio, TV, and print ads are maximized, but for some small local store or online enterprise that uses far different methods of promotion, this whole "will leak business to the .COM" scare stuff went out the plague. It's an old type-in traffic ghost story.

    Lots of companies are running on .CO (or .ORG or .NET) and doing just fine as they rely on online promotion and search engine traffic that doesn't care what extension you use. Once they get huge enough that it matters, they'll have enough money to buy the .COM or rebrand.

    I see this "Buy the .CO then upgrade to the .COM" strategy employed on a daily basis and it works.
     
  21. wwwulff

    wwwulff Top Contributor VIP

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    Denmark use .dk
     
  22. maksimfa

    maksimfa Top Contributor VIP Trusted Contest Holder

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    It's like 1-800 phone numbers... if you missed it, you missed it. Yes, we have 888 which is fairly common, but things get lost on 877, 866 and 855
     
  23. .X.

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    .Global has seemed to pick up a little traction, I don’t much care the extension though.

    I could see a new mainstream extension or ? presence happing, but not for a while, maybe 10 years from now, could be sooner.

    The internet will evolve again at some point, and I expect many new things to come, computers will change, the internet basics in general will change IMO

    I think we still have some years to go before it does though.

    .dom is actually pretty appealing to me.
     
  24. The Durfer

    The Durfer Top Contributor VIP Blue Account

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    we could always run into an alien race with a new language that we could use and add to the king. lol.
     
  25. YudiTayba

    YudiTayba Established Member

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    .do for domain

    DOM = Daerah Operasi Militer (in my language)
     
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2018

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