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Importance of new TLD .gdn?

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  1. Igor Mironyuk

    Igor Mironyuk Established Member

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    Hey guys.

    Now when many new TLDs appears, one of them is .gdn
    In Dynadot registrar this is cost just one dollar. But whats importance and popularity of this TLD between others?
     
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  2. mad409

    mad409 Always thinking outside the box! Business Account

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    It's not as popular as many new g's but it's currently ranked #15 last I checked.

    Although I've not received any spam from this extension it appears they need to work on that as they're ranked #5 but then again .top is ranked #2.

    If you get any .gdn spam report it here, this will help them out:
    [email protected]

    I've only invested in LLL.gdn domains but I like them and the extension. Might gain in popularity some day, ya never know.

    The best thing about this one is that it's totally generic like .xyz IMO..
     
  3. Jurgen Wolf

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    Maybe, it is important for some Chineses...
    For other endusers: ~0.00 importance and popularity.
     
  4. mad409

    mad409 Always thinking outside the box! Business Account

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    That would be fine with me..
     
  5. Jurgen Wolf

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    $0.70 with Alpnames.
     
  6. mad409

    mad409 Always thinking outside the box! Business Account

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    They still have a lot of premium priced domains like all the other though..
     
  7. Ategy.com

    Ategy.com Business Member Business Account

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    The HUGE problem is this TLD is that it's hard to remember. It stands for "Generic Domain Name" or "General Domain Name" .. but in all honesty 99.99% of the general population have no idea what it stands for ... as such they have no basis to remember the letters a few hours after seeing it. They're just as likely to remember Domain.GND or Domain.NGD instead of Domain.GDN .. unless there's a special meaning for China I don't think this TLD has much hope of going anywhere! :(

    The one positive .XYZ has going for it is that it's easy to remember (although I'm still not a fan of it and think it's more of a junk TLD) .. lol
     
  8. mad409

    mad409 Always thinking outside the box! Business Account

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    Actually it means Global Domain Name, shorter than .Global.
     
  9. Jurgen Wolf

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    More exactly it means: Gambling Domain Name... ))))
     
  10. mad409

    mad409 Always thinking outside the box! Business Account

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    Time will tell..
     
  11. Jurgen Wolf

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    This time is usually 1 year and game over.
     
  12. mad409

    mad409 Always thinking outside the box! Business Account

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    Look everything is a gamble, even .com so probably no debate here unless ya want one.
     
  13. Jurgen Wolf

    Jurgen Wolf Active Member VIP

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    We can classify all TLDs into 5 groups in terms of risk:

    Very Low
    Low
    Medium
    High
    Very High (and .gdn is in this group definitely).
     
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  14. Ategy.com

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    LMAO ... and there you have it .. this thread kinda proves my point that if even in a domainer forum most people have no idea what .GDN means after it's been around over a year .. then what hope is there for the general population to catch on? This TLD certainly was a huge "Gamble" !!! lol
     
  15. mad409

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    It's really generic, a way to connect therefore it's merely your opinion. How many people know .io in the domainer world is input output? That's what sold it, not Indian Ocean.
     
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    mad409 Always thinking outside the box! Business Account

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    Thanks for your "pro" risk potential. :)
     
  17. Ategy.com

    Ategy.com Business Member Business Account

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    I think you missed what I meant in my original post .. people don't really need to know what IO stands for .. it's memorable .. usually visitors add the .io verbally in their head when they read it .. as such it becomes easier to remember. Same goes for most repurposed TLD's like .co and .tv as they are far more memorable .. .cc isn't really the same as those .. but being a double repeating it's super easy to remember. .GDN really isn't memorable in any way I'm sorry to say! :-/
     
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    We can classify all TLDs into 5 groups in terms of potential reward:

    Very Low (and .gdn is in this group definitely)
    Low
    Medium
    High
    Very High

    .cc is the best alternative IMO. shortest and easiest to remember. The Chinese understand that.
     
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    if Google bought a .gdn domain the world would want a .gdn domain

    i won't be rushing to buy one tho
     
  20. mad409

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    Rather than posting to everyone that thinks .io is easier for people to remember than .gnd is just blowing smoke, thanks for the laugh..

    It's all about seo/promotion, got the cash they will remember it.

    Look at all these name.whatever.whatever domains..

    Come on..
     
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  21. disaac81

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    The importance factor of a tld?

    An interesting question, maybe not what you were actually asking though.

    Importance for a brand to have the .gdn is 0, given a scale of 0 to 100 say. And 0, given a scale of 1,000. And so on..... absolutely zero worth for any business to own a .gdn.
     
  22. mad409

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    Do you even own domains?
     
  23. mad409

    mad409 Always thinking outside the box! Business Account

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    Another pro, honestly why are you all trying to give advise on something you really have no clue what the future holds?

    I can remember .io but I can't remember .gdn? Give me a break and go pick on a newbe as you call them..
     
  24. Jurgen Wolf

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    .io is brandable (rememberable), because it sounds (thanks to vowels)... for example, say: oliv.io
    .gdn brandability is ~0.00
     
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  25. mad409

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    Thats just stupid, sorry.
     

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