.Online is one of my favourites....
There has been some slow butt steady growth with .online sales.
I notice this year there seems to be an increase in German word .online domains sales as well, which is encouraging.
seems like the germans are using the word online a lot
I believe what is more important than the sale itself is : an end user seeing the value in the domain. It also presents better thanits not about stress... ngtld lovers get excited with this sale.. and ngtld haters (not me) play it down.. all this is only natural...
the neutral people will simply inform you that you cannot take the best possible super premium keyword which is casino and match it perfectly fitting extension which is .online... and then pretend there is some conclusions or connection to be drawn from this top keyword sale and the entire ngtld industry and its future.
in short, whichever way ngtld industry will go in next say 10 years, will have exactly nothing to do with this sale.