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  1. namemarket

    namemarket Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Is it hard to get adsense approval on a new website especially with little or no content?

    IMO, you would be best at handling the monetization yourself.
     
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  2. namemarket

    namemarket Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I am confused on how my .best minisite can resolve without web-hosting?
     
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  3. Cyril.Best

    Cyril.Best Upgraded Member .Best Staff Gold Account

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    We provide the free hosting + ssl of your review website.

    You just need to redirect your .Best domain DNS to us.
     
  4. namemarket

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    Still confused about how is it my website if i have no access to it since the domain redirects to you? Do you mean I put up a link or forward my site using .htaccess to you? Maybe I am missing something?
     
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  5. Cyril.Best

    Cyril.Best Upgraded Member .Best Staff Gold Account

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    No, technically you just have to change the DNS of your .Best domain with THE.Best DNS and your .Best domain will automatically redirect to our social network hosting cloud.

    It's funny because I totally understand why you are confused. You are confused because you think as a dev/seo/guy, not a social media user : I mean you probably want to have the full access and control of your website - but you don't need anymore coz it's more than a website, it's a social media account.

    As for TikTok, IG, Snapchat, ... you just have to focus on creating content.

    We'll take care of everything (except choosing the .best domain you want ;))
     
  6. namemarket

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    A reason I was confused is because you led us to think when you posted this "We provide the free hosting + ssl of your review website" that I use a mini website and you give me free hosting and a free SSL when the fact is now painfully obvious all we basically get is at best is an htm file(s) on your site, or maybe a sub-domain. That is by no stretch of the imagination considered "hosting" of my .best domain. How can you say that with a straight face?

    That adds zero Value to my dot-best domain with any traffic and seo benefits my domain somehow gets flowing direct to you and makes your site rank higher and benefit from the content, not my dot-best domain. Why would I desire spending lots of energy and time writing content for you with no apparent benefit to me? I was only considering it because you offered free hosting of my site and I benefit from my content, etc.

    It is quite misleading to announce you provide free hosting plus ssl when a forwarded or redirected domain does not need any hosting at all and certainly not an SSL certificate, in fact you cannot even buy an SSL only for a domain.
     
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  7. Cyril.Best

    Cyril.Best Upgraded Member .Best Staff Gold Account

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    Sorry to say that, but I think you are still confused with the hosting:

    The .Best domain is yours. The content (reviews + images) is yours.

    Plus It is absolutely not a sub-domain : Each social media user has its own real .best domain.

    Check-it out : alexandra.best, julian.best, parisien.best, perrine.best, christophe.best ...

    All our social media users have a .Best domain with their content hosted for free.

    All the content/seo/social promotion you can make only benefit to your sole .Best website/social media account.

    That's the big difference between our decentralized business model and the others existing social networks.

    THE.Best social network offers the double organic traffic benefit for a user as you get the best of both worlds : web + app

    - You get organic traffic directly from your seo + social media share
    - You get organic traffic directly from THE.Best social media app (feed + search + followers)
     
  8. namemarket

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    I am not confused in anyway, if anything you are the one who is confused when you posted more than one time "We provide the free hosting + ssl of your review website"

    It makes no difference if you use a sub-domain or htm files for my content on your site and server.

    My domain gets no benefit from what I can tell since I must redirect my non-hosted domain to The.Best

    I get zero organic traffic from The.Best, SEO or social media, any and all traffic goes to your portal site.
     
  9. Cyril.Best

    Cyril.Best Upgraded Member .Best Staff Gold Account

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    I am sorry to say it again but you are wrong : THE.Best is not a portal website, it's an app!

    Shift your mindset : THE.Best portal is a social media app, not a website !

    See : https://twitter.com/FremontCyril/status/1219590066378506240
    See : https://twitter.com/FremontCyril/status/1202964774142849026

    The websites are only the .Best review websites of our social media users.

    Plus, as I said earlier, there is no sub-domain.

    Every .Best social media user have a unique and real .Best domain so all the web traffic and seo juice goes on your own and sole .Best domain/website.

    No web traffic goes on our portal site (as it's an app).

    This is exactly the opposite : You will receive part of your web traffic coming directly from THE.Best app as social media users will be able to search and find the best of everything inside the app and be redirected to your .Best domain/website to read the full review.

    THE.Best social media app is where our users create reviews but also search and find the best of everything from the others.

    Ask tiktok social media users, if they do not get organic traffic from the app.

    As a reminder :
    - On the web, organic traffic comes from seo.
    - On social media, organic traffic comes from the app.

    We combine the Best of both worlds to enable our .Best users to get more traffic and so more rewards.

    So, now let's summarize THE.Best benefits for our .Best social media users :

    - We provide for free the hosting + ssl of your .Best domain and review website,
    - We provide for free the template of your review website,
    - We provide for free an app to easily create reviews and publish the content on their review website,
    - We provide for free an app to easily share your reviews with your social community,
    - We provide for free an app to engage/follow/like other social media users and brands,
    - We provide for free an app that provides organic traffic through the app feed + search & find.
    - We provide the monetization (rewards)

    Of course, we can do better, and will, but at this stage, none is providing a such innovation.
     
  10. bmugford

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    Maybe if people are having a hard time understanding it, you are not doing a great job explaining it.

    Either that or the business model is so convoluted that it is hard to understand in the first place.

    From what I have read it seems like The.Best has wildly unrealistic expectations.

    In my personal view it is likely going to be a flop, but best of luck with it.

    Brad
     
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  11. bmugford

    bmugford www.DataCube.com PRO ICA Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Also, from this page -

    https://brands.best/

    How is this "decentralized"? One company completely controls the .best registry.
    That is 100% the definition of centralized.

    That is just using "decentralized", a popular buzz word, in a complete non-sense context.

    Brad
     
  12. namemarket

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    Cyril said: I am sorry to say it again but you are wrong : THE.Best is not a portal website, it's an app!

    If you can type-in https://the.best and it resolves to a developed website how can it not be a website?

    all the web traffic and seo juice goes on your own and sole .Best domain/website.

    wrong, all traffic, seo juice and any links end-up flowing to THE.BEST website/app, not to my domain.

    You will receive part of your web traffic coming directly from THE.Best app as social media users will be able to search and find the best of everything inside the app and be redirected to your .Best domain/website to read the full review.

    no, users are not redirected to my .best domain/website, they stay on your the,best domain/website since I will not have a hosted domain as it redirects to the.best so there's no way users flow to my .best domain/site.

    No web traffic goes on our portal site (as it's an app).

    Is your app running on your domain/website? So any and all traffic goes to the.best not to my domain.

    to enable our .Best users to get more traffic

    not possible, my best domain or site get zero traffic because my domain is only a redirect forwarding to you.

    - We provide for free the hosting + ssl of your .Best domain and review website,
    - We provide for free the template of your review website,
    - We provide for free an app to easily create reviews and publish the content on their review website,


    All the above is not valid because I do not get a hosted/ssl working site, its only a redirected domain.

    - We provide the monetization (rewards)


    How, earlier you said .best domain owners can get their own adsense account for monetization? It's also possible google does not allow ads to be installed and running on another persons property.
     
  13. Cyril.Best

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    We can probably do better in terms of explanations and it's probably easier to understand from a social media user standpoint - but children of 15 years old are already using it and it seems that they did not get any problem to used it.

    On the fact that you think that we have wildly unrealistic expectations or that you expect that is going to be a flop, it's your sole and subjective opinion and I respect it as any other opinion; but for the moment, we had an amazing return on the benefits from social media users that have tested the app and have executed exactly our .best plan going from around 3K .Best (at the acquisition) to 100K .Best (90K now) at the launch of THE.Best social network in few days now.

    So, I give you rendez-vous in 3 years to see where we are in the ngtld ranking in terms of .Best registrations and more important in terms of usage of our .Best domains.
     
  14. Cyril.Best

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    The fact that one company controls the .best registry has nothing to do with the content decentralization.

    1 social media user = 1 .Best domain/website : That is the exact definition of the 100% decentralization.

    Each social media user is the unique owner and responsible of its .best domain and content !

    FYI, Twitter is also trying to develop a new decentralized framework for its social network : https://twitter.com/FremontCyril/status/1205604486099722242?s=20
     
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  15. Cyril.Best

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    You said : If you can type-in https://the.best and it resolves to a developed website how can it not be a website?

    You claim a PORTAL website (not an information website).

    https://the.best is just the information website that help social media users to pre-register (before the app public launch) - that is NOT a PORTAL website that aggregated content/reviews.

    FYI, There is also https://brands.best that helps brands get more information about THE.Best protection program but does not either provide any brand content review aggregation.

    You said : no, users are not redirected to my .best domain/website, they stay on your the,best domain/website since I will not have a hosted domain as it redirects to the.best so there's no way users flow to my .best domain/site.

    First, once again social media users are not going on THE.Best information website to access the content/reviews, they have to use THE.Best app to find and search for the best of everything or create their own reviews. Secondly, there is no redirection.

    Tell me where is the URL redirection when you access cyril.best, alexandra.best, julian.best, ...

    All our social media user domains are hosted for free and their URL do not redirect anywhere else.

    The only traffic redirection that exists is FROM THE.Best app TO your .Best domain when for instance other social media users or app visitors want to get the full detailed information about your content or when you directly share your review from the app on your existing social networks and that makes people visiting your .Best review website.

    You said : All the above is not valid because I do not get a hosted/ssl working site, its only a redirected domain.

    Sorry but wrong again; check it out by yourself:

    www.parisien.best, www.cyril.best, www.julian.best, www.christophe.best, www.perrine.best, ...

    All our social media users review websites are hosted for free inside THE.Best Social Media Cloud platform and get free SSL. And there is no redirection of their domain URL to another.

    You said: How, earlier you said .best domain owners can get their own adsense account for monetization? It's also possible google does not allow ads to be installed and running on another persons property.

    For the monetization, there is no one single option :

    - Adsense is the lowest monetization solution but also the "one fits all" solution for all CPM/CPC rewards as it covers almost all the regions worldwide (remember that visitors coming from THE.Best app to your .Best review website can come from any country). But, fyi, we already started the discussion with other alternative Ad players such as CRITEO, ... In the long term, we plan to work with the best Ad players in each region and also in each category: Think Global but Act Local.

    - We also directly select the best affiliation campaign/program in every region to increase the monetization on the CPA side. For instance, we already have signed deals with insurance companies ... on a CPA basis.

    - Lastly, and this is supposed to be the main rewarding program for our .Best social media users is the brand content review sponsoring. Brands can directly sponsored your reviews and, of course, you are rewarded for each sponsored review you wrote.

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    To conclude, I would say that if you think that you are the .Best in everything ;) and that you can do better because you have all the necessary technical + marketing skills and money to host your own .Best domain/website, build your own seo content and make the best monetization of your .Best domain, you are also, of course, free to do it the "old fashion way" as madeira.best, wear.best, ... and many other .Best domain registrant did it over the last years and will continue the same.

    But if you believe in the network effect (that has already been proven) or simply if you want to easily monetize your .best domain as a social media user with a fully integrated solution without having to take care and pay for the hosting, the ssl, installing a content management framework, choosing and customizing a web template, finding the best monetization for your website, ...

    and just want to focus on creating content and get rewards, then feel free to join in.

    Our pre-registration is still open: https://www.THE.Best and THE.Best vip onboarding just started !

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  16. Cyril.Best

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    One last thing : Please do not get mad about us on pre-registration onboarding as we started first with our French Early Adopters because we have some ITW with French TV in the next coming weeks.

    But your turn will come between Now and March (Plus VAT ;) as for all projects)
     
  17. namemarket

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    Hi Cyril, I have no idea why you earlier said we had to use a redirect, see above. All you had to later say was you were incorrect in posting a redirect is required and we could have avoided all this back and forth. So it domain redirect is not needed, it now appears I was poorly informed and yes indeed you are giving us all a free website with free SSL. That's great news :xf.smile: however please verify there's no new misunderstanding. Thanks.

     
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  18. Cyril.Best

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    Sorry if I was not clear enough for you earlier but DNS server redirection doesn't mean a url redirection.

    I would mean that you have to change your domain DNS server settings to point out on our social network cloud platform.

    Happy that to you finally get it and sorry again if it was confusing for you.

    And yes : we are providing all a free website hosting with free ssl ;)
     
  19. Cyril.Best

    Cyril.Best Upgraded Member .Best Staff Gold Account

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    Brad, I just re-read my answer and I honestly recognize that my words were probably too pushy.

    You have indeed all the rights to not like the .Best, or do not believe in our social media business model.

    So, sorry again if my words were too much and whatever you think, I wish you all the best for your domains trade for this new decade.

    Cyril
     
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  20. namemarket

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    I am far from sure I get it but thanks anyway. I was actually always referring to DNS redirection (not URL) and figured you also were referring to DNS, not url. And yes I do know the difference from experience with both types. Maybe someone else can chime-in about this tricky subject to make it clearer?
     
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  21. jamesall

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    The lights just came on! :xf.grin:
     
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    https://www.alexandra.best/

    Not much of a site is it?

    Most influencers are smarter than this, invest a lot in their blogs and anyway, influencers are on the way out. It was a generational thing and now the new upcoming generation see them as a bunch of old fogies.

    It happens. That page you have is like an old uniform you expect everybody to wear in a world where people shout .best, .best, .best all the time. It all seems a bit worn out already for my part.
     
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    @Cyril.Best

    What happens with the group of domains tagged as premium (those standars registered prior to feb 5 2019) after they drop?

    Will they be kept as premium or new cheap standar price will apply?

    Thanks
     
  24. Jurgen Wolf

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    I already answered above...
    Most of legacy domains after their drop will be priced at high $xx yearly...
    Some of them - even up to ~$1K...
     
  25. Jurgen Wolf

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    Standard fees for legacy drops are also possible...
    But from my observation such cases are rare...
     

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