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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. DuDD

    DuDD Established Member

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    .com will never die
     
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  2. DOMAIN ILLUMINATI

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

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    Yes, the world has millions (and more) of colors (but not millions of TLDs), my friend.

    I understand what you want to say but let's not mix colors with TLDs because there are way more colors than TLDs and also the task of colors is a complete different world than the task of TLDs.

    While red is one color and black another color out of millions of colors, the TLD .top is (the TLD which is top and) one TLD and the TLD .com is (the TLD which is not top and) another TLD out of about 1,500 TLDs, acording to IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority).

    IANA | TLDs
    https://data.iana.org/TLD/tlds-alpha-by-domain.txt

    Without all the colors, there would not be a spectrum at all.

    Some colors may dominate in some environments but regarding TLDs, there is only one TLD that dominates (literally) all other TLDs always across the whole internet and this TLD is not .com because .com is (literally) not top.

    It's .top because only .top is (literally) top.


    But within all the TLDs, only one of them is (literally) top while all others are literally not top (despite the fact that they are all top level domains of course). The TLD .com, for example, is of course, like all TLDs, a top level domain - but its name ("com") is (literally) definitely not top, all who can read know that.

    What I see is that most are obsessed with a TLD
    (regarding someone's color preferences, I don't know / care / challenge) which is (literally) not top (.com) and it seems that many of them fear to get challenged by a TLD which is (literally) not top (.com) because they actually know very well that .com is (literally) not top.

    If someone's world wide web starts at <c> goes through <o> and ends at <m>, then my friend it can happen that that someone gets (virtually) challenged (within the rules of course) by someone whose world wide web starts at <t> goes through <o> and ends at <p> because .com is not top.
     
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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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    Well friend, although you are exxagerating it a bit ("...all other are dead..." (I know you just want to illustrate it)) you are actually not that wrong because it is indeed the sense that the name of a word, in this case a TLD, is there to give the visitor a hint in regards to whats the website's content is about, otherwise we could use (visible) numbers instead of (visible) names as TLD.

    .top
    =
    literally top
    exists (primarily) for top - related content



    .com
    =
    literally com(mercial)
    exists (primarily) for com(mercial) - related content

    .net
    =
    literally net
    exists (primarily) for net - related content

    .org
    =
    literally org(anization)
    exists (primarily) for org(nization) - related content

    .biz
    =
    literally (derived from) business
    exists (primarily) for business - related content

    .info
    =
    literally info(rmation)
    exists (primarily) for info(rmation) - related content

    ...

    .xyz
    =
    literally xyz (for evereything, therefore also for trash)
    exists (primarily) for xyz (for evereything, therefore also for trash) - related content

    Of course many TLDs are suitable for the same content and everyone is free to chose their preferred TLD. Even for content that has no relation to the name of the TLD - but this doesn't make much sense, using words according to their meaning is what makes sense.

    We can see again that .com nor any other TLD except the TLD .top is (literally) top.
    This doesn't mean .com or all other non - top TLDs are worthless (or death), they are (literally) just what they are, they are (literally) just not top.

    And, just reminding (those who think my posts are offtopic), all this has to do with the .com - market.
     
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  4. DOMAIN ILLUMINATI

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

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    At least not as long as the DNS will exist - but it will also never be top.
     
  5. DOMAIN ILLUMINATI

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

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    CORRECTION / SUPPLEMENT (because the editing time had already expired):

    ... and it seems that many of them fear to get
    (virtually) challenged by a TLD which is
    (literally) top (.top) because they actually know very well that .com is (literally) not top and that .top is (literally) top.

    NOTE > All what I made bold in the text above is that what I corrected / supplemented.
     
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  6. Akhilesh.Kumar

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    My friend if there would have been a nation named Top, you would have been the Top patriotic citizen of the Top nation.

    But to summarise the game we are in, I'll buy dot com if investors or end users want to buy dot com from me. i'll buy .net or .info or .biz or .TOP if that's what is selling on the charts.
    We are investors initially and sellers after that.
    We are not collectors that we collect what our heart loves regardless of the fact if our collection is in demand (in market) or not.

    Anyways, I see you super active on NP and super dedicated towards Top. Good luck.
    Let's close the debate with a smile.
    I can't convince you, you can't do me. :)

    Take care.
    Be Covid Safe.
     
  7. iTesla

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    At the moment .com is at the TOP even if it is not .top, so for .top to be the TOP it must exceed this factors.
    1. sales
    2. registrations
    3. preferability
    4. demand
    But at the moment .top is below .com even if .com is not .top, that is how i see things.
    I have nothing against .top i would hand reg myself some domains but they are taken.

    Most of my hand reg's are in .com because i see more profitability with this extension at the moment than with other extensions.
     
  8. DOMAIN ILLUMINATI

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

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    My friend, there is already a nation that is named top, like there are nations that are named com / net / org / ... / xyz - and these nations are virtual since they are areas on the virtual world a. k. a. world wide web.

    These virtual nations are founded for virtual properties a. k. a. domain names.

    One can choose in which virtual nation(s) he wants to buy a corresponding virtual property.

    If you live in the virtual com - nation you need a virtual com - property but if you want to live in the virtual top - nation you need a virtual top - property.

    Living virtually in the virtual com - nation on a virtual com - property is not the same virtual life as living virtually in the virtual top - nation on a virtual top - property, the difference is that the virtual life on a virtual com - property in the virtual com - nation is literally not top while the virtual life on a virtual top - property in the virtual top nation is literally top.

    You can close this debate with a smile, I will continue it with a laugh because I know .com is not top.

    But I respect .com which is not top as the virtual com - nation that it is, I even own a few virtual com - properties, mainly as gates (forwarders) to virtual top - properties of the virtual top - nation.

    Take care and be safe from the mendacious covid propaganda (my topinion because living on virtual top - properties gives you the ability to see the lies better I guess).
     
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  9. DOMAIN ILLUMINATI

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

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    At the moment and since ever and forever .com is literally not top while .top is at the moment and since ever and forever literally top.

    This is the reason why even the largest sales / registrations / preferability and demand won't ever make .com literally top and the reason why these factors are not and never needed at all for .top to become literally top as it is literally top, at the moment and since ever and forever.

    To sum it up, the .com market is clearly influenced by the .top factor, otherwise this thread would not exist in the form it exists.
     
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  10. HotKey

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    ^ He is stuck. The only person that can help him is himself.

    There are certain aspects by which we define an extension and it's hierarchy, over and above the literal meaning. In this case, .top isn't top. But .com is when it comes to domain names.

    Having said, used properly many extensions can fit the bill for a great name when they are married properly.

    Wonder if it's possible to wrap one's head around?
     
  11. DOMAIN ILLUMINATI

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

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    I'm stuck to the same degree as .com is top and since .com isn't top, I'm not stuck.

    There are certain aspects by which we define an extension and it's hierarchy, yes - and the literal and therefore elemental meaning is the first and most important aspect because names are there to define
    (real / virtual) objects (TLDs in this case).

    That's why .top is literally and therefore elementally top while .com is literally and therefore elementally not top when it comes to domain names.

    I agree, used properly, many extensions can fit the bill for a great name when they are married properly.
    But in case you want a domain name that is literally and therefore elementally top, then there is no way to use another TLD than the TLD .top because no other TLD is literally and therefore elementally top (remember that the literally and therefore elementally meaning is the first and most important aspect when it comes to the question if a domain name is top).

    Believing that .com domain names are top is comical, knowing that .top domain names are top is topical but this however doesn't mean that the .com market is dead.
     
  12. E-Promote

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    Is coca cola dead?...
     
  13. bmugford

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    Yes. Everyone knows RC Cola is the future. :xf.grin:

    Brad
     
  14. DOMAIN ILLUMINATI

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

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    Coca-Cola is not dead but it is not top either - like .com and its whole market, not one single .com domain name is top.

    Once, Coca-Cola owned this famous domain name:

    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.com

    But Coca-Cola got topped.
     
  15. Akhilesh.Kumar

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    Time to "Unwatch Thread"
    Bye
     
  16. DOMAIN ILLUMINATI

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

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    Good bye my friend.
     
  17. bbboy5

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    Top*com or Com*top ??
    Question = Which will sale at high price ?
    Answer = Top*com ( Not Com*top)
    Question = Which one will lift the other word and take it to top ?
    Answer = .com will lift the word Top and take it to the top, means Top*com is the best. (Not Top lift the .com)
    Question = which one will attract the most traffic ?
    Answer = .com
    Question = Where to invest at current scenario ?
    Answer = .com
    So the result is clear and I think this discussion is over and this thread needs to end here.
    :)
     
  18. King

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    Is this a joke?
     
  19. DOMAIN ILLUMINATI

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

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    It is a joke to think .com is top but it is not a joke that .com is not top.
     
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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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    This theory is not reflecting what I have found out, here are the 3 main points you need to know:

    - If the TLD is .com, the whole domain name is not top.
    - If the TLD is .top, the whole domain name is top.
    - The more "top" a domain name includes, the (symbolically) higher it is and therefore the higher is its value and therefore the higher is its price.

    So the result is clear but if you (or someone other) will disagree in form of a/n in/direct reply, the discussion will then continued by me to make it clear again because this thread needs to be continued because .com is not top.
     
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  21. Oskar P

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    Why spend thousands of dollars on a .com when you can register another extension for a few bucks? There is no benefit. That other extension could actually be more fitting.
     
  22. Amit V

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    Now we can start other threads like " Is dot net dead?" :)
     
  23. White Fang

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    The end-user (non-domainers) doesn't understand or care about dotwhatever. I recently registered a dotclub name for a golf club I belong to and offered to give them the name because their current domain name is a long dotcom and this dot club is shorter and easier to remember. It confused their web people and they said no to this shorter, free dotclub domain name.
     
  24. twiki

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    I'd actually agree. Had zero luck so far with .net. :xf.smile:
     
  25. bmugford

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    Why buy a Rolex instead of a Casio? They both tell time.

    .COM is the most popular and valuable extension because of actual usage. There is far more demand for .COM than every other extension combined.

    If someone is considering paying a premium for a domain, it is likely going to be a .COM.

    Brad
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2021

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