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New gTLD Registrations So Far Past Half Million As .GURU Passes 50,000

Located in gTLD Discussion, started by ankitpatel, Apr 22, 2014

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  1. ankitpatel

    ankitpatel Established Member

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    The total number of domain names registered across all new gTLDs roared past 500,000 on 15 April, jumping 46,349 registrations in one day according nTLDstats.com. The number of domains registered across all of the new gTLDs stood at 558,051 as of 21 April.
    And .guru has become the first of the new gTLDs to pass the 50,000 registrations mark, reaching 51,390 with a market share of 9.21 percent, and widening the gap in recent weeks to .berlin which now has 46,405 registrations, and a 8.32 percent market share. In third place is still .photography that now has 32,832 registrations.
    The number of registrations has grown consistently, with registrations being in part driven by the progressive General Availability of new gTLDs, and the more successful driving bumps in total figures. One bump coming soon will be the launch of .london. Anyone with an interest in a .london domain can apply from 29 April. Preferences are given to applicants as follows:
    those with trademarks verified with ICANN's Trademark Clearinghouse database
    Londoners (those with a physical address in the City of London or its 32 boroughs) with rights to a name (such as proof of business or trading name)
    Londoners (those with a physical address in the City of London or its 32 boroughs)
    non-Londoners.
    During August 2014, Dot London will allocate names according to priority ranking and where there is more than one applicant in the same priority ranking for the same domain name, an auction will decide who will get the name.
     
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2014
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  2. DnEbook

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    i think .photography is the surprise at the moment
     
  3. AEProgram

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    thats a lot of money in the garbage, wow
     
  4. JayJay

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    Im more interested in how many of these get renewed next year. 50k is definitely a surprising amount of regs though.
     
  5. GoWebnames.com

    GoWebnames.com Truth alone triumphs VIP

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    The only worrying factor is that not too many new gTLD sales are happening at the moment.

    It's a little like buying Land on Moon and selling it back to Earthlings :)
     
  6. alien51

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    Been there. Done that.
     
  7. Ms Domainer

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    I wonder how many of these are end users?

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  8. Kate

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

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    Nice job, domainers...
     
  9. forge

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    Nice promotional piece.
     
  10. BreezerTNL

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    Most of those registered gTLDs are owned by the partner companies of the registries. So luckely, not that much money is wasted as it looks like.
     
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  11. elevator

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    No one can still predict which of the extensions could compare to dot com, the king of extension. However the momentom is getting high and high off the ground. :wave:
     
  12. Ms Domainer

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    A joke, right?

    I'm not seeing this momentum.

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  13. loupe

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    Aren't you afraid that in a few years or 5 years you might look back at the blind hate you have for this almost silent revolution being unleashed on the internet and think "if i only ..." ? :)
     
  14. JB Lions

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    Or in 5 years you'll look back and think, damn, why did I fight over the leftovers with everybody else, while all the good ones are held back or you can't even get your hands on them unless you pay some ridiculous amount. Plus, your comment is misdirected, since she has bought some herself.

    And with the current ones out already, it looks like by the end of the year, 2 will crack 50,000, some will struggle to hit 10,000. To give you a little perspective, people are still buying more .name and .tel than most of these new ones, think about that for a sec.

    Side note, you sometimes here from the new gtld fans about owners worrying about their .com portfolio, which is funny. But the more likely scenario is another new gtld affecting the rest of the new ones, .web. It's going to do numbers, therefore it's going to get talked about, probably SB commercial etc, most of these other ones will become an afterthought, buried. Hopefully you guys can flip them before that.

    Some good news tho, I will throw your "revolution" into my marketing cliche post - https://www.namepros.com/4636137-post30.html
     
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  15. Kate

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

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    The early trends are not encouraging, and history always repeats itself. Where is the momentum ?
    Come back in 5 years to ponder your 'investments' and cut losses :gl:
     
  16. Ms Domainer

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    I don't "hate" anything.

    If anything, the blinders are off, and I'm seeing numbers as they are.

    So far, they aren't pretty.

    :)

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  17. elevator

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    Yes! It's just a joke but there could be upset in 5 years to come and it is nothing that could over shadow any readily stabilized Gtld in market.
     
  18. loupe

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    First of all, i'm not only a fan of these new gTLDs, i'm a fan of anything which i feel has potential and is worth the investment / risk.

    Here is my opinion and hopefully it helps fellow domainers in one way or the other. There is plenty for everyone, no more a limited class of people who control the playing field just because they got early in the goldrush of .com and squeezing everyone because they can.

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    There are plenty of good names possible. But you fail to understand these gTLDs cannot be treated like .com for example. The major change here is they target specific businesses / markets / sectors etc. That is where their real power is.

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    Counting the amount of regs per new gTLD is of no use. They are not meant to be general / allround gTLDs, at least the majority is not. You really seem to think if for example .careers won't reach 50k then it must be a bad tld.

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    Look around you, do you see any good names possible in .com beside almost <sentences>.com ? People will want a good defining name for their specific needs. These new gTLDs give them a chance to do so without selling an organ to buy the .com version IF availabe at all.

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    I understand you want to protect an existing market of domaining and i'd probably feel the same if i invested alot in .com. But without change we'd probably be still in the middle ages if we close our eyes and not adapt in some way.

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    These new gTLDs form a domain which is often easy to remember. The right defining the category (for most) and the left the specifics. Advertising on the radio for example will be much easier for most. Voice command software will probably be also easy to use when calling for a specific domain. No need for "www" to start with. In time we will see these changes spread, especially the young generation of people adapts more easily compared to those who oppose any change.

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    About 2/3 of the world population is not even online. Many will probably want their domain for their business or personal needs. They will consider any of these new gTLDs by that time (or any time) since developments are going extremely fast.

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    This stage where we are is only the first phase of the big bang since 2000 when the masses started to get on the internet. What we see now and were lucky to experience is only the tip of the iceberg (in a positive way) :) Wait till you see the next 5 / 10 / 15 years !

    Instead of thinking your options just got limited you should be happy that you got now a much bigger field to play at.

    There is always some kind of risk when investing in something but we'd be pretty bored if everything was safe and only need to walk the beaten path :)

    PS: JB, you could be ofcourse right, maybe in 5 years i'd think omg why did i believe in change, i'm willing to accept that, nothing is garanteed in life.
     
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  19. JB Lions

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    1. You can target anything with keywords, they fit fine in .com and every other extension already existing. You're just putting the keyword on the other side of the dot is not really a big deal, and it's a confusing one at that.

    3. You don't need to sell an organ to get a decent .com. There is a recent thread where Brad pointed out some .coms and their relatively low cost. One blog post end user sales all the time, you can get decent ones for low x,xxx or hand reg something original. Your point is basically a myth.

    4. .com owners don't fear second rate extensions. It's one of things the people buying new gtlds have to tell themselves I guess to feel better about it. Having an opinion on them or pointing out numbers is just that. Saying it's hate or worried about their portfolio is silly. And do you know those who buy .com, can buy anything? If they felt there was money to be made, they would.

    5. You're the first one I think that actually said these might be good on radio. If somebody heard, usedcarsfor.sale on the radio, good chance they're going to type in usedcarsforsale.com

    6. Getting online and starting a website are 2 different things. Plus, consider a country's own extension. Most of these are niche, English language terms. Most of the world could care less about them.

    7. "Wait till you see the next 5 / 10 / 15 years !" Click the link in my last post, went over that. If I was selling them, I would want you to wait 15 years as well, keep making me money with those renewals.

    "There is always some kind of risk when investing in something but we'd be pretty bored if everything was safe and only need to walk the beaten path :)"

    More of a risk with these. These aren't proven at all, unlike a .com. Most of the stuff you brought up, is the same stuff mj brings up and we've gone over many times and even he isn't touching these with a 10 ft pole. If an end user actually wants to try one of these new ones out, they have more options. You think you have some great .photo, the enduser can get photos, photograhy, pics, whatever else. The supply is in their favor, not yours.
     
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  20. Cool.Ventures

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    JB, if you had the chance to buy free.porn, the.web, social.media or bank.loan for $1 to cover 10 years and then only $1 per year thereafter, would you do it? If you say no, you're JBLying! lol If you say yes (which is the case), then what you have said throughout the months is hypocritical.

    BTW... why haven't you purchased jblions.com? It was just deleted and made available. Maybe someone here can get it and resell to you? lol

    As much as I like to pick on JB since he's a bit ruthless, I mostly agree with him now as evidenced by me switching back to .com after being burned terribly by both Donuts and Uniregistry and I don't like the fact of losing many to the .com version. HOWEVER, I do plan to switch back to a new gTLD later this year once I figure out a strategy and get the .com version(s) of the new gTLD to forward to the new gTLD and will brand the new gTLD, not the .com. This is how I think many major entities such as Nike can and will promote the new gTLDs and cause a landrush that far exceeds this piddly 1/2 million total (which as JB mentioned and I was the first to discover includes Registry spin-off reservations). For example, Nike could promote nike.shoes and forward nikeshoes.com to it rather than the other way around. Google could promote Google.blogger and forward blogger.com and googleblogger.com to google.blogger upon re-branding to .blogger rather than .com. They can do the same for: google.com and googlesearch.com forwards to google.search. Sounds, messy, but would work and would be cool and worth it.

    Wow, I look at my number of posts compared to some others here and I look like such a newbie, but I've been domaining since 1996, so it wouldn't be surprising if I'm the closest to being a domaining pioneer here.
     
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  21. JB Lions

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    "I'm the closest to being a domaining pioneer here."

    You might be delusional. You've been doing this since 1996 and have what to show for it? You're squatting on company names like a rookie. And you continue to post stuff that doesn't make much sense, it's a pattern.

    Those domains aren't available for $1, they're probably not even available period.

    Nike and those other companies aren't going to push those extensions, when they have the best already.

    "after being burned terribly by both Donuts and Uniregistry"

    If you truly feel that way, if you buy more, that makes you.......?

    " HOWEVER, I do plan to switch back to a new gTLD later this year"

    This is funny to me because you posted your (imaginary) site visitors can't spell the world "whale". But somehow they're going to keep up with 4 different site names so far, more to come?
     
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  22. Cool.Ventures

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    You sure are sour, unhappy and negative... you must live in the midwest "sadness belt" or are clinically depressed?
     
  23. pchip

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    Saying your a domaining pioneer is a stretch. I would expect more from someone who's been domaining since 1996 (i.e. not squatting on company names - typical of people new to the domain world).
     
  24. forge

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    I thought I would take this opportunity to post a photo of a blueberry muffin that sort of looks like a chihuahua.

    [​IMG]
     
  25. Cool.Ventures

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    Troll alert! His avatar even looks like a troll (whatever a troll would look like).

    Frank Shilling brags about being a domainer "since the turn of the century" which is four years after I've been doing it.

    Both you and JB are totally wrong about saying someone who has been domaining since 1996 is not a pioneer... there were only a very small handful of domainers in 1996.
     

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