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Name some domains you think actually look BETTER as a gTLD than a dot com

Labeled as opinion in gTLD Discussion started by Shuttlepro, Apr 29, 2017.

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  1. atinc

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    New gTLDs are cool!

    We all respect @RickSchwartz from his fabulous domain sale records.

    Yet we are here standing against him on the potential of this new market - new gTLDs.

    Rick stated that .web, which is an upcoming new gTLD, might have the chance to replace dot Com.

    But he also states that it might suck all the oxygen in the room for other new gTLDs.

    That part I don`t agree. Since when dot web gains a popularity in the market, end users will be more aware of the new extensions, where dozens of generics are available.

    Guess who they will contact for those domains? New gTLD investors...

    I am not saying every extension will share the same success story but I am sure some will do.
     
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  2. HotKey

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    What, you mean giving you a generalization? Kind of like us being labeled as "delusional"? Give me a break. There is a small band of folk here hell-bent on swaying enthusiasts and investors away from gTLD's. They bulldoze into nearly every G thread, thinking we have to be "schooled" on the risks of G's and success of the com. There's enough sales, acquisition and registration threads here to see the trends and where the money's at.

    You label gTLD's as a RATHOLE? What the hell do you think, in year 2017, dot-com investing is? There is no investing, because it's a RATRACE. Quick flips is all that's left if you're lucky. The fortunes have come and gone with them.

    In new G threads, I'd much prefer to start seeing quality posts focused on bettering and educating skills on navigating our gTLD investments. I understand the sheer amount of choice with gTLD's can be daunting, and also believe there is a high learning curve. In these early stages, I believe there's bound to be many mistakes made before we find our comfort level.

    Today, we don't have the luxury of the Internet in it's infancy. As much as I prefer and respect old school rules and norms, I think we're dealing with a different beast in the G's, and it's time to recognize that.
     
  3. Jurgen Wolf

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    I already heard such statements from various "kings" and "gurus" that .co will replace .com
     
  4. atinc

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    @Rick Schwartz :

    I don't know. I look at all gTLD's as a horse race. If I go to the track what are the chances of picking a trifecta? And that is with 10-15 .horses.
    How do I pick the top 3 with 1000 .horses?
    There will be 997 .horses that don't make the top 3.
    975 .horses that won't make the top 25.

    I think same counts for .Com as well.
    There are millions of domains registered with .Com
    The probability to register good names today after the establishment of dot com back in 1985 doesn`t give domainers much chance to pick a winning horse.

    But for new gTLD investors, there is and will be more space and opportunities if they invest on domains smartly.
     
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  5. DNWon

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    Just like investing in anything, history shows that having a balanced portfolio is best in most cases. The best retirement portfolios are a balance of stocks, bonds and real estate and maybe even some commodities! I believe the same can be true for a well balanced domain portfolio comprised of both dot coms and dot others. I think we all agree that dot coms have the widest base of end users and thus should comprise a large portion of a well balanced portfolio, but I also feel that today's well balanced domain portfolio should have a mixture of top caliber new TLDs as well to both maximize potential profit and guard against the ever changing internet landscape!
     
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  7. Restaurants

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    Income.work
     
  8. Arca

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    If the extension was launched 20 years ago it might have been able to put up a fight. Never going to happen with a 2017-18 launch. .COM has a 125 million+ lead in registrations and massive global mindshare. .WEB has no chance against .COM. It doesn't even have a chance against .NET!

    This is a mischaracterization of the status of .COM domain investing in 2017. Do you actually invest in .COM in 2017 and speak from experience, or is this something you just assume as a ngtld investor?

    A strong and well balanced domain portfolio today consists of a diversified range of .COM domains geared towards different industries and niches.
     
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  10. Jurgen Wolf

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    As I already said in another similar thread, per my own nTLD experience and observation - usually such domains are interesting only for regfee or for low budget endusers... When lack of money - in short.
    So in general (except ultrakeywords) - that looks more like sponsoring, not investing definitely.
     
  11. Rick Schwartz

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    NO NO!! I NEVER EVER STATED THAT!!
    I have said that .Web has a chance to be the #1 new GTLD out of the 1000 .Horses out there. It may nudge out .Net for #2 overall. I just believe IF there will be an opportunity again like .com it will be .web. Still BIG IF! But that is where the SMART money may go if rolling the dice.
     
  12. atinc

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    I think every extension with a good generic can easily worth more than dot Com, especially if you don`t have to type .com!
    scenario like Jerusalem.Tours
     
  13. atinc

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    Actually you did stated that. Please see your previous share quoted below:

    I don't know. I look at all gTLD's as a horse race. If I go to the track what are the chances of picking a trifecta? And that is with 10-15 .horses.

    How do I pick the top 3 with 1000 .horses?
    There will be 997 .horses that don't make the top 3.
    975 .horses that won't make the top 25.

    .Web is the odds on favorite for many reasons. Why do you think all those lawsuits are for?
    SELF PRESERVATION!



    Because when it comes out, will suck ALL the oxygen out of the room. It won't help the other gTLD's. It can and will destroy many. Consolidation is already here. Predicted that 3 years ago.

    I don't know, but .web may be another .net. It may also become the REAL .com alternative. We will see how many here have the $$$ left to play in that arena. That is the BIGGIE!

    Link: https://www.namepros.com/threads/lets-talk-about-web.859871/page-3
     
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  14. DOMAIN ILLUMINATI

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

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    alternative = alternative
    replacement = replacement
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    alternative ≠ replacement

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  15. Rick Schwartz

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    Rick stated that .web, which is an upcoming new gTLD, might have the chance to replace dot Com.

    NO! NO! NO!

    THAT MEANS REPLACING .NET!! NOT .COM!!
    .Net has always been the main alternative to .com. NEITHER will ever overtake .com!
    CLEAR ENOUGH??
     
  16. atinc

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    alternate noun [ C ]

    person or thing that can take the place of another:
     
  17. DOMAIN ILLUMINATI

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

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    '....can...' = possibility but not certainty

    replacement = certainty
    alternative = possibility
     
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  18. atinc

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    I am not native speaker so It sound me like a noun. Where it may also mean : person or thing that can take the place of another:

    Thanks for clearing it out.
     
  19. atinc

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    Correction on my comment:

    New gTLDs are cool!

    We all respect @RickSchwartz from his fabulous domain sale records.

    Yet we are here standing against him on the potential of this new market - new gTLDs.

    Rick stated that .web, which is an upcoming new gTLD, may also become the REAL .com alternative


    But he also states that it might suck all the oxygen in the room for other new gTLDs.

    That part I don`t agree. Since when dot web gains a popularity in the market, end users will be more aware of the new extensions, where dozens of generics are available.


    Guess who they will contact for those domains? New gTLD investors...

    I am not saying every extension will share the same success story but I am sure some will do.
     
  20. dordomai

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    haha. a new term "domain sponsoring". I am not investing I am sponsoring the registries.
     
  21. Premiums

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    I would stick with a hyphenated .org and not a .web or .media or .horses
    The new gtld era is over..:glasses:
     
  22. atinc

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    So do you see yourself as a dot com sponsor?
    Or is it just for new gTLD investors?
    I clearly stated that:

    @Rick Schwartz :

    I don't know. I look at all gTLD's as a horse race. If I go to the track what are the chances of picking a trifecta? And that is with 10-15 .horses.
    How do I pick the top 3 with 1000 .horses?
    There will be 997 .horses that don't make the top 3.
    975 .horses that won't make the top 25.

    I think same counts for .Com as well.
    There are millions of domains registered with .Com
    The probability to register good names today after the establishment of dot com back in 1985 doesn`t give domainers much chance to pick a winning horse.

    But for new gTLD investors, there is and will be more space and opportunities if they invest on domains smartly.
     
  23. JB Lions

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    That's not true at all. You can get good .coms all day long on the aftermarket. Domains that will have a better chance of selling than the new gtlds. You belief that you can't is what new gtld sellers count on. It's a very newbie belief tho.
     
  24. atinc

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    Do you declare that aftermarket prices for generic dot coms are more profitable for domainers than the great generic new gTLD renewal prices?
    I don`t think so.
    How much do you expect for your domain caftans.com ?
    We all seen how powerful a newbie can be in time..
     
  25. Lox

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    Most businesses will have to rent .web parcel. Welcome to Verisign Kitchen! There is a huge beach with chairs and umbrellas waiting for you.
     

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