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.Com Domain Market Dead?

Labeled as discuss in gTLD Discussion, started by BigDad, Apr 9, 2021

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  1. DOMAIN ILLUMINATI

    DOMAIN ILLUMINATI Owner of ▲ the most expensive domain of all time. VIP Gold Account

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    According to the same source, the most abused TLD is .com as you can see here:

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    https://www.spamhaus.org/news/article/809/spamhaus-botnet-threat-update-q1-2021



    Literally .com is not top but in this sad list it is top.
     
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  2. bmugford

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

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    .COM is an extension with around 150x as many registrations as .TOP. Comparing the total numbers is silly.

    You can also see .COM is -27% where .TOP is +90%.

    .top & .xyz: These two gTLDs have a long history of abuse, and it’s not surprising that they continue to be in the Top 5, particularly when .top had a 90% increase in the number of botnet C&Cs it hosted in Q1 2021. :xf.grin:

    Brad
     
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  3. DOMAIN ILLUMINATI

    DOMAIN ILLUMINATI Owner of ▲ the most expensive domain of all time. VIP Gold Account

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    Tell that Spamhaus.

    However, fact is that .com is not top and clearly the most abused TLD of all TLDs.

    .top on the other side is top and clearly not the most abused TLD of all TLDs.
     
  4. bmugford

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

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    I have to give you credit for still being around.

    You have been on the forum for almost six years now flogging .TOP.

    Even as .TOP registrations have collapsed, and it has become completely irrelevant when it comes to aftermarket sales, you still have faith.

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    Normally by this point people would have moved on. I guess sometimes it is hard to let go.

    Brad
     
  5. DOMAIN ILLUMINATI

    DOMAIN ILLUMINATI Owner of ▲ the most expensive domain of all time. VIP Gold Account

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    Thanks.

    The reason for that is simply the fact that .top is top.
    In opposite to the fact that .com is not top.
    Thus, I don't need to care about any numbers in this context.

    So obviously it is not something which makes it hard to let go - it is something which makes it easy to stay.

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    The figure shows the literal status of .top / .com across height and time.
     
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  6. dombastic

    dombastic Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Funny.

    "Less than two dollars" is irrelevant but also incorrect. The renewal fee?

    In 15 years there will be no LIFE.

    The world will end in 12 years.
    AOC
     
  7. DOMAIN ILLUMINATI

    DOMAIN ILLUMINATI Owner of ▲ the most expensive domain of all time. VIP Gold Account

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    The most funny thing here is watching .com trying to be top.
     
  8. Lox

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    It's a signal that we should start thinking about accepting a new way of earning $ … if he can earn $ by promoting .top (registry) , how much $ we can get from the .sucks registry? How about suing the .com Verisign for not paying us for all the promo we’re doing for decades?
     
  9. DOMAIN ILLUMINATI

    DOMAIN ILLUMINATI Owner of ▲ the most expensive domain of all time. VIP Gold Account

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    I do not (need to) get paid by .top (registry), my merit(s) is (are) a certain .top domain name(s) that I was able to register at the time I found out that .top is top and that .com is not top.
     
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  10. DOMAIN ILLUMINATI

    DOMAIN ILLUMINATI Owner of ▲ the most expensive domain of all time. VIP Gold Account

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    .....> (.)top > > >

    ..........m .
    .........o...c
    ........c.....o
    > .com.......m .com > > >

    Symbolic illustration of .com trying to be top in comparison to .top which is top.
     
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  11. ThatNameGuy

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    .Com isn't DEAD yet, but it is DYING according to it's guardian Verisign:xf.wink:

    .Online is on deck:xf.grin:
     
  12. bmugford

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

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    Looks like .Com is doing fine to me. :xf.grin:

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  13. Future Sensors

    Future Sensors 78% of human domainers will be replaced by robots Gold Account

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    What are you talking about?

    To begin with, Verisign is not interested in the quality of registered names in .com and .net. It's all about quantity. Verisign wants to be able to fulfill their role as com/net registry operator as long as possible and wants to sell as many domain names as possible during that period, with the highest possible margins. And because there is the possibility that another party will be appointed to fulfill this task in the future, they are also actively exploring other TLDs to manage alongside.

    Verisign does not make any claims about what you're saying above (would be stupid), and I would appreciate if you could present your source for this.

    What is reported in the Q1/2021 Earnings call by Verisign is the following:

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  14. iTesla

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    I was testing domains on BODIS and by looking at the traffic the top ones are one word domains in other extensions and some rare 2 word domains with .com and.org based on this my advice to beginners.
    Do not buy allot of .com domains but instead buy one word in other extensions!
    As my US friend say all the jewels with .com, .net and .org were taken until 2000 year.
    P.s. if someone try to defend this 3 popular TLD's they most likely work at Verisign and other registrars that pay them to spread fairy tales.
    Update: also we can see that .com is increasing in registered domains, but believe me this are end users hand registering them, cause they think they will get rich, something which i have think in the beginning.
     
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  15. ThatNameGuy

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    Domain Coach.....obviously you didn't read this;

    In legal documents released by ICANN yesterday, Verisign’s lawyers say: “The undisputed evidence is that Verisign needs a TLD like .WEB for growth given the decreased name availability in .COM

    Verisign was telling the TRUTH when they trashed the entire secondary market of the domain industry, and they're telling the TRUTH about decreased name availability in .COM.

    What part of this don't you understand Coach? Then ask yourself why DomainCoach.com has been hoarded for over twenty years, and it's just NOT AVAILABLE in .COM:xf.rolleyes:
     
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  16. Joe N

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    Don't put much stock in how much traffic names are getting, regardless of extension. Most of it is not organic.

    The surest way to see what types of names sell best is to check aftermarket sales reports. While I agree that single word new gTLD names can be good investments, the same is also true of names in legacy extensions. As always, the key is picking the right names at the right prices.
     
  17. Lox

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    Start here
     
  18. ThatNameGuy

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    I think they call it reparations.online:xf.smile: Mines coming(y)
     
  19. Future Sensors

    Future Sensors 78% of human domainers will be replaced by robots Gold Account

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    You're easily impressed by legal documents. For your convenience, please read the following articles to get up to speed with fellow domainers.

    http://domainincite.com/26561-verisign-says-it-needs-web-because-com-is-running-out-of-names

    https://www.circleid.com/posts/20210218-busting-domain-name-secondary-market-myths/
     
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  20. DOMAIN ILLUMINATI

    DOMAIN ILLUMINATI Owner of ▲ the most expensive domain of all time. VIP Gold Account

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    On deck but not on top.
     
  21. DOMAIN ILLUMINATI

    DOMAIN ILLUMINATI Owner of ▲ the most expensive domain of all time. VIP Gold Account

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    .com will (can) never reach the top status, no matter how many registrations are there.
    No numbers can change this.
    Only 3 letters, in the right order - but these are used by .top already (in the right order) which means there is no chance for .com to become top.
     
  22. DOMAIN ILLUMINATI

    DOMAIN ILLUMINATI Owner of ▲ the most expensive domain of all time. VIP Gold Account

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    Thanks for your statement and reported numbers, but you should consider that Versign's TLDs got all topped.
    In this point, quantity doesn't help.
    Only (top) quality (of the TLD).
     
  23. Future Sensors

    Future Sensors 78% of human domainers will be replaced by robots Gold Account

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    Thank you for your contribution. I really don't know what to answer to this, but just wanted to let you know that I haven't forgotten you. Best wishes.
     
  24. DOMAIN ILLUMINATI

    DOMAIN ILLUMINATI Owner of ▲ the most expensive domain of all time. VIP Gold Account

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    Why bother with TLDs from Verisign in these times?
    They aren't top and will never be!
     
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  25. DOMAIN ILLUMINATI

    DOMAIN ILLUMINATI Owner of ▲ the most expensive domain of all time. VIP Gold Account

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    And the truth behind the .web fog is that Verisigin's ambitions with .web won't change anything in regards to the circumstance that none of their TLDs are (literally) top.
    The best example is .com but also .net and .org (and of course .tv) are good examples.
    Soon, .web will be their latest example.
     
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