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Future of new gTLDs in next 5 years.

Labeled as discuss in gTLD Discussion, started by Dmytros, Jan 13, 2017

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  1. Dmytros

    Dmytros genericdomainz.com

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    Hello! Some time I am investing in gTLD domains, the reason - I see future in them. People in todays reality want to become more individual and personalized.

    I cannot understand domainers investing in gTLDs and then saying "that's crap", "read my lips, gTLD are D.E.A.D", and etc.

    What are you doing investing in names like zxzxzx.life or unclebobsmith.catering? This have no sence, if you are trying to fool someone, you are fooling only yourself.

    One of the reasons of developing gTLD is to stop market speculations. Now anyone should have name he always dreamed for! BUT, there is also the names which are really unique, names prices on .shop, like example, for 150.000$

    Simply - real.life, street.fashion, ideal.menu, winter.clothing, easy.money, etc. There is such names in ANY extension, and believe me, they COST their renewal fees...

    And now, how do you think, what are the perspectives of such gTLDs? How many years we need to make generic gTLDs fully implemented in virtual life of any person in this world? How many gTLD auctions should rise before that?

    That's a question like when Bitcoin will cost 10.000$ or when robots should be in any house:)

    Thanks!
     
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  2. Elon Swift

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    Gtlds's will surely be a boom in the coming years. it may even replace .com's and .net's. giving the freedom to choose domain names will surely be a gain.
     
  3. JONAH LEUNG

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    It needs new top-level domain superb marketing promotion plan, it is necessary to the cultivation of habits, Internet users the process if they have enough wisdom may be 2 to 3 years.If they simply in order to deceive investors' money, so a new top-level domain may not go beyond the COM
     
  4. Brands.International

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  5. Kate

    Kate Domainosaurus Rex VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Answer: look at the past 3 years.
     
  6. Impaler The Vlad

    Impaler The Vlad Established Member

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    The new gTLDs are worthless in the global market. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. People believe what they wish to.

    The new extensions are like playing in Vegas. The casinos(registries) make money off of those(domainers) that are trying to find their fortune. How do you think those billion dollar casinos get paid for? Off the backs of all the losers which are 99%. Once and a while someone gets lucky and everyone again starts dumping more money. Keep dreaming.

    As long as you are having fun getting parted from your money, who am I to complain. It's your money. Just don't complain when you realized you spent a fortune trying to find one.
     
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  7. 168

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    "I see future in them"

    There are a lot of people that have the same opinion. Like minds create. Unlike minds create too just not in the same space.
    Happy Hunting
     
  8. gpmgroup

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    Interesting quote. Are new gTLDs 'one space'?
     
  9. garptrader

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    Even before new TLDs one could have argued there was an oversupply of aftermarket domain names. 98-99% of industry inventory did not sell in a typical year. Now we have another 22-25 million aftermarket domains. Industry turnover may actually be under 1% now. Experienced domainers generally consider TLDs like .biz, .info, .mobi to be undesirable TLDs for investment. .Biz has two million registrations, .Mobi more than 600k registrations and .Info more than 5 million registrations. Yet of the more than one thousand new TLDs, after three years fewer than 30 even have 100k registrations. Only ten have more than 500k registrations. Only .XYZ has more registrations than .Info and most of those are due to cheap promos. Registrations are just a stat as what really matters is mindshare - how often do people see that TLD in usage for sites they actually visit. How often do you buy something from a ..Link or .Online website? Do you view .Video websites or Youtube.com? Do you buy from Amazon.com or something.shop?

    New tlds offer low-budget buyers options. However, just like .Net, .CO, .TV, .ME, .Biz, making money from investments in these new extensions is going to be a lot more difficult than merely registering them. There needs to be a massive shift in sentiment toward aftermarket domain names as tools for promoting business products and services. Currently domain investors are viewed as parasites, squatters, online scammers. Until that changes, new TLD investments will be challenging for most. Of course there will be the occasional lottery winner who will be hailed as proof that nTLDs are doing fine. But do you buy lottery tickets based on the winning numbers from last week?
     
  10. RegBoss

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    I like to keep an open mind but I fear the craze will fad. There will be some decent sales. I do not see the future in the explosion of new extensions myself. Useful for huge companies perhaps. To break up their data, and or place it on different servers. We have had global extensions like .net, .org, and .info and you can easily find a really good name in .info Long ways from being out of names for the current extensions.
     
  11. wwwweb

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    Actually if people really want to open their eyes, the answer has been infront of them for a while.

    Take .name, .biz, .us, .info, .co, .mobi they are not setting any records, they are struggling. They have not kept on par with .com, past few years .com has leaped ahead.

    I am seeing more businesses go with PlumbingAndHeatingPhoenix.com, instead of PlumbingAndHeating.net, their preferred method is to add some localization specific to them, and end with a .com, rather then the shorter .net for the most part.

    You can analyze whatever you want, I don't think a single person has a clue today, but given what we have seen in the past, no contest.

    I bought smile (dot) mobi on the forum today for $7 keyword SMILE for $7 in 2007 this name would have sold for $10K, today $7.
     
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  12. Kate

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    ahah :)

    In .mobi names like hotel etc have dropped. They were worth 6 figures back in the hype days.
    .mobi is the most brutal example of how the value of domain names can depreciate over time.
    When a TLD was released in the past, there was excitement, but they quickly became old news. You had to flip them immediately and not wait. .asia is another example.

    I say 'was' because in the past, extensions were released one by one and not often, like one per year. So when that happened, it was a noteworthy event. Nowadays new extensions are released every week. It's not even newsworthy anymore.
    What's worse is that nobody has been waiting for them. Consumers are indifferent.
    Even retired extensions are not newsworthy :)
     
  13. garptrader

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    Before nTLDs we would see the use of hyphens or numbers to create something available for reg fee. One trend I have noticed is the use of the word "GO" before the desired keyword to create an available .COM domain. Would end users pay a premium price for "GO+Keyword" - probably not. The reality is domain names are not highly valued by most people looking for a domain name for their website. People will spend more money on their monthly cell phone service or for concert tickets than a domain name for their business.
     
  14. Kuffy

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    If we ignore vanity names, the value of a name seems to be based on the potential traffic it can generate. With fewer surfers using direct navigation, the name is becoming less important for users who use Google for navigation. In fact Chrome doesn't seem to differentiate between it's search box and direct navigation.

    I think the name is becoming important for surfers using voice input, and I haven't experimented with the results of .com alternatives in this area, The other important factor is viral traffic. Surfers hearing the name in a video clip, or discussing it with friends,
     
  15. HotKey

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    As many years years as it takes, if you're commited. Just don't go broke getting there. Follow the K.I.S.S rule: Keep It Simple Stupid. Right now there is much supply, low demand. It's really the golden age of building a solid portfolio of killer names. If the next 5 years remains a buyers market, better to tone, trim and be as picky as possible.
     
  16. Kate

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    The real value is branding.
     
  17. Royal.Domains

    Royal.Domains Established Member

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    some guys hopes for a ngtld boom some where some time. there is a market for ngtlds. depends on your portfolio and your marketing.
     
  18. RegBoss

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    Or you can just make your own extension in a way with using a sub domain. You might have some you prefer over one like the XYZ extension. WTF is that? pass.
    Example

    car.g2nav.com
     
  19. wwwweb

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    I can tell you there will never be a GTLD boom, where people wake up, and think they need a great GTLD domain today.

    But solid GTLD keywords will continue to sell to end users who can't get the .com, or are looking outside the box. Many of those names got released in the first 2 years, the past year the registry tightened up these high value keywords, as each extension is very limited in them for reservations, of for premiums.

    There will always be a few dozen keywords in each extension which will sell thru, smart people are holding them, the ones with 300+ renewals for the most part are dead in the water, as nobody wants to touch them.
     
  20. JB Lions

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    "Gtlds's will surely be a boom in the coming years. it may even replace .com's and .net's. giving the freedom to choose domain names will surely be a gain."

    Haven't checked in awhile, overall numbers dropped over 330,000 last couple of weeks.

    Looks like top 3 are dropping, xyz, win, top. Summer might be brutal.

    https://ntldstats.com/tld
     
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  21. 168

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    Yes. The new frontier ;)

    Happy Hunting
     
  22. RegBoss

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    Sounds expensive......the space exploration. :greyalien:
     
  23. 168

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    HotKey,

    "be as picky as possible"
    "It's really the golden age of building a solid portfolio of killer names".
    Nailed it. Agree.
    The profit is in the buy. Sad that even experienced domainers don't get this.
    Happy Hunting
     
  24. 168

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    LOL :)
    It could be expensive depending upon where an investor chooses to land.
    Cheers
     
  25. Sentry.MBA

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    There really is a lot of mixed thoughts on the subject, but me personally I do believe in the new extensions as like in the original post people are looking to go more personalised and more unique so why not go for those new extensions that fit there company more wording / keyword wise.

    Example of the ones in the original post I personally would see them selling for a lot of money just because the words fit 100%.

    But really I do see a future in the new domains.
     

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