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After .com, It is .CO, .IO?

Labeled as question in Domain Extensions started by Aboutdomains, Apr 15, 2019.

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  1. Aboutdomains

    Aboutdomains Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Hi Everyone,
    I am not in domain business for a long time and now I would like to see, after .com, what is the best domain extension? .co or .io ??? I mean for domain investor.
    Thank you for your sharing
     
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  2. AuctionBio

    AuctionBio Top Member VIP

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    .co .io is only for high premium words and specially if you want to invest in .io than better stick with only tech premium words. Only 1 word domains are recommended as well.
     
  3. mAd MaX

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  4. Shaun Lun

    Shaun Lun Established Member

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    Personally I'd go for .co after .com, considering it's available before exploring .io. This is for general cases but there may be very few instances I'd consider .io before .co.
     
  5. Pierre Barnard

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  7. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes formerly MetBob NameTalent Gold Account VIP

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    I think there is not a simple answer, it depends on where you are and the area of specialization.
    • In many parts of the world the country code is the first choice.
    • In general, I would say .org is next.
    • For tech startups probably .io (mainly single word)
    • For artificial intelligence startups, possibly .ai (but only AI related)
    • For companies with some sort of network, possibly still .net
    • For companies that can't afford .com in general, probably .com
    • In a few cases one of the new gTLD may be best.
     
  8. Aboutdomains

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    Thank you all for your advices. It is clear for me now.
     
  9. Rory Ivey

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    1. .com
    2 .org
    3. .co
    4. .io
    5. .top (syke)
     
  10. Bernard Wright

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    I just compared recent .net sales to .co sales on Namebio. It looks like .net still has .co by a small margin. It also appears to me that .co might be better than .net for one-word names, a la .io.

    I'm not advocating .net, but why isn't there more consideration for .net on NP given the sales trends?
     
  11. Shackleton

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    Avoid .co like the plague in my opinion
     
  12. Keith

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    As a seasoned domainer, I’d rarely opt for .co. It’s better to go with .org, .io, maybe even .tv...before .co imo.
     
  13. Drongy

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    1. com
    2. .org
    3. .io
    4. New tld's that go well with one word domain

    Overall .com is still king and will be.
     
  14. Danish Harjiani

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  15. jmaurya

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    After dot com I generally preferred dot Org
     
  16. Trent1000

    Trent1000 Top Member VIP

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    Just a quick analysis from Namebio. Not a very accurate representation for OP's question due to a lot of missing variables, but could give a rough indication

    The number of sales in the last 365 days from each extensions on all platforms

    namebioall.png

    And if we exclude all the auction houses, and backorder platforms:

    (Sedo, Private, Afternic, BuyDomains, Uniregistry) so more or less* retail only

    namebioretail.png

    .io and .co changes positions due to the fact that park.io is out of the equation.

    More or less: I know that end users are also participating on auctions, and probably even backorder names, but this was the only way I could exclude investor sales out of this rather simple analysis.

    Point is .org is second, .net is third.

    A Namepros research is in the works too.
     
    Last edited: May 2, 2019
  17. aZooZa

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    Take care regarding .io - watch the news about Brexit and control of the extension being thwarted...
     
  18. dande

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    After .com the next best extension is dotcom
     
  19. Steven Dall

    Steven Dall Established Member

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    There is also a liquid market for .de ;)
     
  20. Steven Dall

    Steven Dall Established Member

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    I think namebio is not a complete overview of all sell transactions.. e.g. undeveloped as marketplace is not listed ;)
     
  21. dylose

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    i think that .io does not compete with .com .net .org
     
  22. artstar

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    my best sale was a .co but that was when it came out and people were excited on it.

    but its in the top 5 of choices imo
     
  23. d0mainfury

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    I think that even though .com is dominating all TLD's are good when you find best name for it, as it is now common to redirect co.uk, .co ant other local TLD's to .com or brands are simply translating their websites.
     

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