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Meaning.....com, .net, .org, .today, .live

Labeled as discuss in Domain Extensions started by Bulloney, Jan 8, 2018.

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  1. Bulloney

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    Even at 70 years old of age, I despise it when people say, "that's the way we've always done it". I'm a contrarian at heart, and I've always believed there's a better way. I bet if you asked 100 non domainers what .com stands for today, maybe one could tell you it stands for "commercial". At least with .net most would guess it stands for "internet", and .org stands for "organization"

    This is why I believe some of the new TLD extensions like .today and .live will be successful. The words today and live are what most everyone would agree are "action words". To further make my point, if the internet started today which of these extensions would you click;

    sex.com
    sex.net
    sex.org
    sex.today
    sex.live

    Heck, if I didn't know better, I may have thought .com stood for communism:xf.eek:

    Anyone besides this 'ol DomainDrunk:wacky: get it!

    Bulloney

    ps. attn. NamePros moderator...please leave this post for where it was intended "General Domain Discussion" Thank you.


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  2. Makise

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    COM its communism :xf.confused:
     
  3. Kuffy

    Kuffy Name Stag VIP

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    Come on guys, everybody knows that COM means"collecting other's money". :)
     
  4. New.Life

    New.Life THE.COMPANY

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    sex.life

    :)
     
  5. Bulloney

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    I thought it meant common sense, which so many seem to be lacking:xf.grin:

    Seriously, Sex.Today, Sex.Live or Sex.Com?
     
  6. Bulloney

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    So if Sex.com sold for 13M, what do you think Sex.Life, Sex.Live or Sex.Today should sell for?
     
  7. BaileyUK

    BaileyUK Established Member

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    We all get it, You just need to convince the millions of businesses that use the internet to promote their products and services. Most old hands know exactly what it feels like to chance their arm with new extensions.

    I agree certain new extensions look and read great with the right connected word or phrase. But I can't see how your enthusiasm is going to rewrite all the historical lessons learnt.....

    Of course 'sex.live' or 'cash.today' have their value along with a few hundred others, Now try doing that with all the names of business, products and services out there. Nope, it's a very limited market.

    Limited Market = Limited enthusiasm, No matter how hard you try
     
  8. New.Life

    New.Life THE.COMPANY

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    sex.live - was already sold for $ 160,000 USD

    sex.life - NOT for Sale. :)
     
  9. Recons.Com

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    .com is hard to beat even if it started at the same time with others.

    1. It is shorter than your examples and 1 extra letter makes difference between the value of LL.com vs LLL.com, which is 20-50 times

    2. It is visually pleasing (compare .com to .xyz), is pronounceable (compare to xyz or gdn) and rolls off your tongue really nicely

    3. It is not confusingly similar to another name of similar status (.cam is not known, .co is less preferred/desired cctld). Compare .live - .life or some others which have both singular and plural

    4. it is meaningful (commercial, common, communications, company etc.)

    But the biggest reason why .com will always be .com is because it has become a global DEFAULT.

    Example: my wife saw FB posting where they asked to email them at [email protected] and forgot the extension. Now guess which extension she tried in the browser and then emailed to.

    The only competitor .com has is a) the respective cctld within some countries; b) .org for non-profits
     
  10. New.Life

    New.Life THE.COMPANY

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    sex.life and sex.live

    - It's the same confusingly similar as sexlife.com and sexlive.com


    I don't mind exchanging traffic with a confusingly similar domain like mine.
     
  11. Bulloney

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    How are you my friend from the UK?

    Know what the acronym "iasm" in enthusiasm stands for? "I am sold myself", while I'm sure it's easier said than done, but when I first saw the extension PingPong.Gives about 3 months ago, I had no idea what it was....but when I found out, I thought.....cool, really cool:xf.grin: Having started, named, bought and sold 20+ business in my life time, I'm sure there are others like me who will think the same. Then when I started asking around and no one had heard of these extensions...VOILA!


     
  12. Makise

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    you have active sex life? :xf.rolleyes:
     
  13. New.Life

    New.Life THE.COMPANY

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    Yes... but it's not a love forum... :)
    I'm a man, and I'm 40.
     
  14. Makise

    Makise Girl, who likes Anime VIP

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    still all ahead :xf.love:
     
  15. New.Life

    New.Life THE.COMPANY

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    Just started a New Life :xf.wink:

    Therefore, my most favorite domain is New.Life :)
     
  16. Makise

    Makise Girl, who likes Anime VIP

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    i checked your website. my opinion - make.cash good for trading at
    BTC/LTC/ETH (and best :greedy:)
     
  17. New.Life

    New.Life THE.COMPANY

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    Thanks, yes, but this is not a cheap domain. :xf.wink:

    I also have a few offers for Info.Cash from companies, Startups, related to cryptocurrency.
     
  18. urlurl

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    com = communication
     
  19. Bulloney

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  20. urlurl

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    it can mean anything you want.
     
  21. JB Lions

    JB Lions Santa Hat Connoisseur VIP

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    You're not the first person to invest in new gtlds to offer up some fantasy scenario, what if the internet started today. It didn't. Then the whole ask 100 non-domainers what it stands for, doesn't matter. Probably most, if not all would recognize the extension. Ask those same 100 about any of these new ones and watch the confused looks you'll see on their faces.
     
  22. arjun29

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    sex.sucks
     
  23. Silentptnr

    Silentptnr Hey From L.A. VIP

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    When I say xyzname.live to people, they say "you mean xyznamedotlivedotcom?" Still a ways to go before people generally realize there are more than just the legacy extensions.

    Many people think every domain name must end in .com. They add .com to any name and extension. If I say "My website is at go.pe.org", many people hear me say "My website is at go.pe.org.com".

    Go figure! :)
     
  24. eurorealtor

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    Look at .co (not too long ago) many "Domainers" tried to make it work as Company, and few end users tried it the hard way (ex. overstock - o.co), but it failed IMO. Whoever build the business on .co, they will always loose traffic over the .com version, because whatever .com means, "non domainers" always knows that .com belong in the end of a keyword/sentence. (at least in the US) :)

    New gTLD?
    In 2006 Eurid introduced .eu (big expectation), there was a few xxx,xxx EUR sales right away (ex. apartments .eu / Hotels .eu / shopping .eu) but everyone learned people in the EU prefer their own ccTLD, in few cases .net / .org / .com even .info.
     
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2018
  25. Bulloney

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    My point exactly....even you're confused. "Probably most, if not all would recognize the extension", then you say, "Ask those same 100 about any of these new ones and watch the confused looks you'll see on their faces".And therein lies the opportunity.today:xf.grin:.....note that opportunity.com appraises for >$25,000. Guess what I paid for it?
     

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