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How .contact is fairing so far

Labeled as question in gTLD Discussion, started by Neal Grayson, Jan 8, 2021

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Have you registered a .contact name? If so what?

Poll closed Jan 15, 2021.
  1. yay

    7 votes
    35.0%
  2. nay

    13 votes
    65.0%
Total: 20 vote(s)
  1. Neal Grayson

    Neal Grayson Established Member

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    The newest ngTLD introduced to the market by Donuts is .contact. Released for General Availability on December 9, 2020, Donut was keen to notify potential registrants of premium and non-premium names. Here, we’ll take a look at how many of those names are currently registered now that’s it’s past general availability.

    Out of 53 premium names included in the list...read more here.
     
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  2. TCK

    TCK NameOptions.com VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Many of these ngTLDs are utilitarian rather than investment opportunities. I can see insertbrandhere.contact as a link to the contact info at insertbrandhere.com/contact. The question is whether people will understand what insertbrandhere.contact actually means when they see it on collateral. In other words, will they understand it is a website address.
     
  3. twiki

    twiki Top Contributor VIP Gold Account

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    I see this very differently, and definitely not limited to brands. (Edit: specifically about .contact)

    If someone is paying top dollar for something like accounting.xyz or similar (and yes they do), then accounting.contact is a far better name.

    Edit: Reason: easy to understand and to remember.
     
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2021
  4. DigitalRoar

    DigitalRoar Investor & Creator VIP

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    Never even heard of that extension, too long, and not much use for it other than a URL shortener for a contact page which I doubt companies will bother doing.
     
  5. twiki

    twiki Top Contributor VIP Gold Account

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    You haven't heard of it because it was just launched these days.
     
  6. Neal Grayson

    Neal Grayson Established Member

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    Yes, but it should be noted that before .com, .org, or .net was introduced that people entered IP addresses. That was a learning curve, similar to how it is now for ngtlds today. It only takes one major b2c company to kickstart things.
     
  7. TCK

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    I remember the days before domains were the thing. Back in the early 1990's many business sites were on the hosting provider's sub-directory like hostingproviderhere.com/~somename.
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2021
  8. DigitalRoar

    DigitalRoar Investor & Creator VIP

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    Yes general availability was a month ago but it was delegated half a decade ago.
     
  9. Mytz.com

    Mytz.com Top 4L [email protected] ieie.com CuTu.com NeSu.com QAMI.com PRO VIP Gold Account

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  10. Neal Grayson

    Neal Grayson Established Member

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    Can you elaborate on what you mean by delegated?
     
  11. twiki

    twiki Top Contributor VIP Gold Account

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  12. Neal Grayson

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  13. Makbliss

    Makbliss Cancer Survivor, domain and crypto enthusiasts VIP Gold Account

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    You just never know. I mean, how many domains, regardless of the extension, do we all see practically daily sell for crazy amounts, domains 99% of us wouldn't pay hand reg price for? Quite a few IMO.

    I'm a gambler, if I can get some solid, premium domains of any new extension without paying more than public registration fee, I'll play. I did this with the .vc promo and am up $1,000 on my $600 investment for about 140 premium .vc's from just 2 sales, so still have over 130.

    Here's the .contact domains I registered, been getting decent traffic, just switched all to BIN to experiment for a little bit.

    Any opinions on my .contacts welcome.

    Cheers,
    Mike Screenshot_2021-01-09 Portfolio DAN COM(1).png
     
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2021

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