Google Says .app Domain Helps Apps Get Discovered

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  1. DnEbook

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    Hard not to consider they wont
     
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  2. Jurgen Wolf

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    Regardless of what Google said - this has no any impact on Sedo.
    Invalid domain.
     
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    Where can we find a list of the .app domains that have been registered ??
    Does anyone know ??
    Thanks in advance...
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  4. Jurgen Wolf

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    https://ntldstats.com/tld/app
    As I see - small volume for Chinese registrars...
    So not impressive TLD for Chineses... bad and good sign simultaneously.
     
  5. Acroplex

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    Do you produce an app? Or, are you in the business of creating apps for others? Great. Then .app domains are for you.

    Are you an ultra geek (Paul Stamatiou) and want to show off to your Twitter coworkers that you have an .app domain? Awesome. Get Paul.app and forward it to PaulStamatiou.com.

    The rest read this.
     
  6. winst

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    Looks like all dictionary words are "premium". Most dictionary names are registered. Many of the short names, as well as numeric names are all gone.

    As a defensive move, I registered my company name and my last name.
     
  7. DnEbook

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    But can they be forwarded?
     
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  9. Jurgen Wolf

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    Yes, they can be forwarded.
     
  10. DnEbook

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    Strange I only have one and it is not forwarding? (dynadot)
     
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  12. DnEbook

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    With so many Generic domain being registered I am wondering if you can have more than one app with the same title on Google Play and Itunes ? Interested to know, I did see one name I half considered but there was already an app on Google and I didn't grab it, can anyone answer this I wonder, cheers
     
  13. bulkdomainz

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    I noticed quite a few too with the same name or same 'last names' where the only difference is just the owner brand name as 'first name'.
     
  14. kam

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    I still had no idea what to do with my ftp[dot]tel which registered in 2009:xf.frown:
     
  15. Kate

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    And get slapped with another 8-figure antitrust fine.
     
  16. DnEbook

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    Strangely I still don't trust them
     
  17. DnEbook

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    Drop it
     
  18. Rhythm8

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    Google owns Android
    Google owns .app
    Google owns Google search

    Anyone who can't figure out how this is going to work isn't too bright and should keep blogging for ad revenue
     
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    I think if you are interested in developing a non-ecosystem app with HTML 5, then you could monitize it without giving anything to Google or Apple, yet it will run in any mobile browser. Also if you wanted to review apps under a given topic, then a search for xxxx.app could organically give nice search results, allowing you to have related content links to drive traffic to.

    If you look at the big picture, what does Google want? Does it want to undermine the popularity of AppStore apps? Does it want to undermine the popularity of iPhones? Not that a lot of people know of this, but this was Microsoft’s plan. You didn’t need to host your Windows “Store” app in the Windows store, you could host it privately. This was for intranet use as well. Too bad the Windows phone bombed, it was a great mobile OS with a killer strategy. I had over a hundred Store app names reserved. Somebody at Microsoft had basketball dreams and let the Windows phone slip from greatness. Gartner had predicted it to outsell the iPhone.
     
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  20. Rhythm8

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    If history is any indication Google will rank your .app domain provided you follow their framework, just like any other website... perhaps prioritise it on mobile devices
     
  21. MetBob

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    More broadly, there are issues of potential conflict of interest when major search engine companies own any domain extensions. I am not saying they will act in a way that is conflicted, and Google have in almost everything impressed me with their business ethics, but it was a worry I had well before reading this thread.

    I wonder what Apple think of all this? Google own .APP, but the app universe is roughly equally split between iOS and Android. Will APP somehow serve Android better?
     
  22. Branko Jovanovic

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    It is really hard to predict .app domain demand, as it is a case-sensitive domain aimed at the end-user developer. For domainers, yes, it has a very low value.
     
  23. Mopho

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    If the world is going to a browser based client user model, independent of operating system, then owning .app would be very advantageous. It could errode Apple’s AppStore and more so it could errode Microsoft’s OS dominance. As I type this today, Windows 10 updates have for the second time in a week, deleted security settings in a program called Calyx Point that I support as an independent IT contractor. The owner of the business that relies on this program has no choice but to keep running Windows because his business programs are only developed for Windows. Under a browser based client user model, it wouldn’t matter what OS your are running, your programs run in the browser. Does anyone use Office 365 in the browser? Why do you think MS invested so much in making sure it still had the best office suite whether you were using the desktop version or the browser version. Once the developers of business programs offer browser based versions of their software, Microsoft desktop dominance will fade and the .app extension will become more important. There will be security features, more than “https” that will make .app important. To compare it to other domain extensions is relevant today because the world doesn’t use a browser based user model yet. Building a portfolio of .app domains might be best as a long term strategy. If you need any examples of how the browser based user model is evolving, just look at QuickBooks, you can run it in a browser now.
     
  24. Iam_leun

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    i see .app as a future thing with great potential but i may be wrong but that won't stop me from owning a few good names.
    Going with my guts.
    Follow yours!
     
  25. kriss05

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    Examples of developed websites running on very expensive premium .app domains:

    $2k renewal

    art

    $900 renewal

    at
    cash
    menu
    pair
    rj
    wz

    That said, .app end users are nothing different than legacy gtld/ngtld end users, in the sense they don't mind to pay premium for .app domains. It means there will be .app market as well, like we have gtld/ngtld markets now.
     

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