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Meet the man who owns his own piece of the internet

Labeled as new gtlds in Domain Industry News, started by Kate, May 13, 2016

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  1. Kate

    Kate Domainosaurus Rex VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Meet the man who owns his own piece of the internet
    Richard Li, owner of the top-level domain .richardli
    Read on: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/05/12/meet_the_man_who_owns_his_own_piece_of_the_internet/
     
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  2. deez007

    deez007 The More I Learn The Less I "Know" VIP

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    I think this might kinda open up the door way for loads of annoying [email protected] celebrities trying to get their very own TLD's. It could lead to a rather messy buffet of URL's.

    I mean imagine . Kardashian / .Hilton / .Trump ...etc..
     
  3. StrahinjaS1

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    He wasted a lot of money..as the article says: "ultimate sign of online vanity".
     
  4. Haris

    Haris Best Domainer Of The End-Times VIP

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    @Kate What are your thoughts on this?
     
  5. Kate

    Kate Domainosaurus Rex VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    It had to happen. Some people pay a lot for vanity phone numbers or license plates. Why not for domain names ? But it's not a very productive buy anyway.
     
  6. DOMAIN ILLUMINATI

    DOMAIN ILLUMINATI Owner of ▲ the most expensive domain of all time.

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    In future it will cost much less than $250,000 I think.
     
  7. Apprich

    Apprich Top Contributor VIP

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    waste of money by celebrities.. however i kinda like it because it it's better to have money in domain industry rather than celebrities pocket..
     
  8. wot

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    Richard.Li would be cheaper, look better and wouldn't make the guy look like a complete plonker as he does with .richardli .
     
  9. ZapNano

    ZapNano :( VIP

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    $250,000 for personalized extension; this is chicken pay for Mr.Richard Li. That's one of his advantage, second advantage is that other Richard Li would not be able to used this name as their extension. Therefore, monopolized Richard Li name has promoted a negative impact to the whole world.

    If you want to have personalized name extension; it should cost you at least a minimum of $1billion. My just.thought
     
  10. HotKey

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    Wow..it was only a matter of time, I suppose. I don't know if this changes everything, or changes nothing. For domaining in general.

    Well, good for him. A personalized TLD. Hot damn. Dot-richardli though? Seems kind of archaic using your full name in a domain address. He could have went Li.Rich, and saved thousands per month.
     
  11. ZapNano

    ZapNano :( VIP

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    This approach will more like effect on current Richard Li and future Richard Li name. They are all blocked.
     
  12. DANEYAL

    DANEYAL Top Contributor VIP

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    This is insanity, money wasted on nothing.
     
  13. forge

    forge around about VIP

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    No need to imagine. The DNS is already bobbing in a murky cesspool of useless, stomach-churning extensions.
     
  14. dordomai

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    Perhaps someone should have told him that he can do the same by creating unlimited subdomains keyword.richardli.com for free without having to run a registry and needing staff !!!

    I think you can do that for $3/month with Hostgator.

    If this were to happen the market would be flooded with an unlimited number of possible names and everyone in the domain biz would be hurt including the nGTLD guys.
     
    Last edited: May 14, 2016
  15. ZapNano

    ZapNano :( VIP

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    Money is not the issue for wealthy people. $250,000 it is what they spent on their desert or drinks; or maybe more...

    I don't think individuals are allowed to personalized the dot pizza, bar, casino, live etc. as these names are dictionary and encyclopedia words?

    Choices of brand, products and pricing; will stay competitive in the market; as will as domain business...

    Advantages: 4P
     
  16. disaac81

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    Funny how the ultra rich waste money on things like this but find it difficult to give their employees a better quality of life through what we used to call pay rises.
     
  17. Abdullah Abdullah

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    Waste of money in my opinion... I can accept paying a lot of money for a good domain or a nice phone number (I have some :P) but .richarli ? What the?
     
  18. Arca

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    $250,000 is nothing when you have a net worth of $4.7 billion.
     
  19. Abdullah Abdullah

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    Stay tuned. I might buy .Abdullah ..... All NN and 2Ls will be for hand reg :P
     
  20. ZapNano

    ZapNano :( VIP

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    RichardLi motive and plan are so predictable; Monopoly. Sorry, other Richardli names holders, the name is taken. Please check domain names before giving your new born child a nickname or real name...
     
  21. Fancy.domains

    Fancy.domains Selling gTLDs like delicious hotcakes VIP Gold Account

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    I waste money when I buy a movie ticket.

    He waste about the same amount (relatively speaking), when he buy his own TLD.

    He'll be laughing all the way to the bank... No need to worry about him or his economy! :P
     
  22. ZapNano

    ZapNano :( VIP

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    Most manufacturers in China they have strick rules; employees are treated like a robots. Pay raise does not exist; if you don't own the business, the rest is history.
     
  23. -EM-

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    I did check if Richard.li was taken and it was. Who did it too?
     
  24. wot

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    Another HK Li
     
  25. DomainCrystal

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    a small man with a big ego ...
     

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