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.Loan loses 1 million registrations in ~4 months of 2019 dropping to #4 among ntlds

Labeled as information in gTLD Discussion started by garptrader, May 13, 2019.

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  1. garptrader

    garptrader Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Cheap promo registrations have fueled the rise of many new extensions but when the renewal rates are much higher, there tends to be a pullback in registration volume. Several registrars do seem to be currently offering initial .Loan registrations under $5 but for whatever reason .Loan buyers seem fatigued. With the loss of about one million registrations since January 2019, .Loan falls from a solid #3 ranking down to #4. At the current rate of decline, .Loan may fall a couple more spots in the coming weeks to #6. Source Namestat.org

    Jan 15, 2019 - 2,170,517 registrations
    May 13, 2019 - 1,126,804 registrations
     
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  2. GenericDomainz

    GenericDomainz Established Member

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    Hahaha... I think it's normally that .Loan loses 1 Million registrations because Loan is not something too much good :)
     
  3. garptrader

    garptrader Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I can think of several combinations which make sense and could potentially be used for promoting a business...

    Home.Loan
    Auto.Loan
    Student.Loan
    Boat.Loan
    Car.Loan
    Business.loan
    Personal.loan

    I guess as well any bank with operations in an English-speaking country could register their trademark + .Loan as brand protection even if they do not use it...

    Chase.Loan
    WellsFargo.Loan
    CItigroup.Loan
    etc

    but I do not quite understand where a million plus registrations would come from.
     
  4. GenericDomainz

    GenericDomainz Established Member

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    :):):) because of $0.99 reg price
     
  5. MapleDots

    MapleDots Domain Properties 2010 - 2019 VIP

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    Probably most of the new TLD's are owned by domain speculators, it's not hard to see why a decline like this would be.

    There are only so many companies specialized in loans. Now take the total amount of .loan registrations and divide by the number of companies offering loans.

    Unless you go super premium as specified in your post the rest of the domains are pretty well worthless. That goes for almost all of the new TLD's. You either go super premium one words or you go home. There is no money to be made on non premiums.

    So most of the new TLD's being similar one only has to figure out how many super premium words there are in the english language and the writing is on the wall, you generally won't go higher.

    Then we have not even addresses the language barrier... why the heck would someone in Germany want an English extension?

    There are so many reasons not to invest overly heavy into the new TLD's it's not even funny.
    Dabble, sure but don't use it as your main income group.
     
  6. jmcc

    jmcc Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    At least another million to go. Most of the ex-Famous Four NGTs went to full wholesale fee last year (new registry operation decided to clean house) and new registrations and renewals collapsed. This is a massive Junk Dump of heavily discounted registrations. There are some real on-topic sites in the .LOAN NGT.

    Regards...jmcc
     
  7. CJ6

    CJ6 My favorite movies are too offensive now. Whimps. VIP

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  8. briguy

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    Reminds me of a banker jokes..only the teller laughs. Now that a bad joke!

    But default(.)loans seem to be available
     
  9. jmcc

    jmcc Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    These are the net changes in Loan from 01/May/18 to 01/May/19 (first day of month with respect to first day of previous month)

    May 2018: -169,541 (New: 353,244)
    June 2018: -225,736 (New: 37,968)
    July 2018: 642,595 (New: 705,787)
    August 2018: 78,198 (New: 110,583)
    September 2018: 21,356 (New: 57,174)
    October 2018: -10,127 (New: 46)
    November 2018: -9,626 (New: 93)
    December 2018: -19,930 (New: 78)
    January 2019: -16,754 (New: 166)
    February 2019: -228,633 (New: 51)
    March 2019: -34,282 (New: 102)
    April 2019: -265,868 (New: 153)
    May 2019: -344,277 (New: 485)

    There was some serious zone stuffing In June 2018 and most of those domain names will drop.

    Regards...jmcc
     

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