Alphabet, the Multinational conglomerate company has abc.xyz as their main website for years.
I think it gives a possible hint on the promising future of .xyz.
I wouldn't be surprised if it will eventually gradually replace or be at the same level usage scope as .net.
There was a very specific reason they chose that combination of letters and extension.......
Larry Page said.....
"We liked the name Alphabet because it means a collection of letters that represent language, one of humanity’s most important innovations, and is at the core of how we index with Google search"
What better way to express the above in a domain than ABC . XYZ - the beginning to the end of the alphabet (LLL before and after the dot for symmetry)
Unfortunately, W3techs is not accurate when it comes to measuring web usage. It focuses on the technologies used on websites rather than content. A web usage survey measures content and usage..org is developed more than .net
If your going on popularity and end user intent then I like looking at how many developed sites are using a particular extension rather than the registered amount
Is your prediction based on facts and data?
Thanks for that - any suggestions where to look for reliable data on web usage?Unfortunately, W3techs is not accurate when it comes to measuring web usage. It focuses on the technologies used on websites rather than content. A web usage survey measures content and usage.
The .ORG is more like a ccTLD in terms of support whereas the .NET has been declining ever since the end of Domain Name tasting. While it was originally intended for networking, it became an alternative to .COM during the DotCOM bubble of the late 1990s. It is common to see the equivalent .NET owned by the .COM registant for brand protection purposes. The websites of some of these brand protection registrations are redirected to the .COM primary (that's one of the things that real Web Usage surveys measure). The .NET has been bouncing around 13 million registrations for a while and it doesn't seem to be gaining much momentum. The .ORG focused on cleaning out a lot of the junk discounted registrations that were dragging the quality of the gTLD down and it stopped some of the worst discounting offers a few years ago. Consequently, usage has improved. However, .NET and .ORG are finding it difficult to compete with the rise of the ccTLDs on a global basis.