I started writing a reply to a thread under News that was just removed (or deleted). I mean the actual thread was deleted by the OP. Anyways, I hate wasting a reply. :P So I thought I'd start a thread about it mostly for newbies to get a summery (IMO) of how nGTLDs have started to affect the value of .com and the overall state of 'the industry..' The value of some .com names are going up. .com names I guess will become more cherished as time goes on. With over 1,000 new gtld releases now, there are some valuable nGTLD names, particularly those with meaning, e.g: fan.club net.work etc. ^ These are seriously good investments. Though the value of any nGTLD names that you invest in will always be relative to how much you paid upfront as well as (and especially) their renewal costs. That's why I am a believer in .Work. It's affordable, few premium names, renewal costs are very reasonable, it's short and "work" has meaning. .Club is good too.. though there are many premium names ranging in the thousands of dollars, but .Club seems here to stay for the long-term Some people like new generics like .One, .Web, etc. Good combinations with other new strings are already starting to be desired and that will probably only increase going forward, e.g: birthday.party tractor.supply etc. Hope this helps.