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Not Many New TLDs are Equal or Better vs .Com however there's a few

Located in gTLD Discussion started by namemarket, Dec 30, 2018.

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  1. namemarket

    namemarket Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    There are not very many new extensions well suited to possibly replace .com websites but dot-bank and dot-church are possibly the best with wide end-user appeal, imo. I personally know of a few banks and churches who are using these 2 new extensions for well targeted sites vs their old .com because dot-church and dot-bank make sense for their branding. Plus there are some other issues involved making them better, especially regarding security and spam. Anyone think of others which are potentially good?
     
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  2. Kate

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    I don't know if .church is restricted like .bank, but TLDs that vet applicants have never been popular. We know that since the early days of .pro .jobs etc. Nobody wants red tape for unclear benefits.
    The problem is that consumers don't even know these TLDs are restricted and therefore high-trust.
    I think it is problematic for a bank not to own the .com because of a) misdirected E-mail and b) phishing concerns - again, nobody is familiar with .bank.
     
  3. creataweb

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    disagree OP
     
  4. Internet.Domains

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    New Gtld's are not meant to replace .com. Taking that approach only delegitimizes their worth. Often, I like to use the Gold (.com) and Silver (New Gtld) analogy.

    If you say that silver will replace gold, you will have lost all credibility.
     
  5. lolwarrior

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    Nicely said :)
     
  6. namemarket

    namemarket Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    A large church in my geo area replaced their .com website and old signage (at high cost) with a large bright white neon sign using a nice handwriting type of font on side of their building "theKeyword.church" and are also using it on all publications and communications. The sign looks real good and can be seen from far away.

    I believe at this time only a few new extensions can do that successfully but do feel .bank and .church are two of them for sure. It works especially well for banks who can avoid phishing scams by telling their customers to ignore all email except coming from a dot-bank name. In fact the bank registry advertises that aspect and only allows legit banks to reg the domains.

    P.S. In the past I posted about how I lost a .com sale to a bank who opted for the .bank extension instead of buying my .com they had inquired about, now I more understand why they did that.
     
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  7. johnnie018

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    They are a long way from silver, almost no value.
     
  8. Internet.Domains

    Internet.Domains Top Member VIP

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    You are entitled to that opinion.
     
  9. JB Lions

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    There are a lot of people that do dumb things, doesn't mean you should. Don't know about .church, but .bank isn't even one a domainer can invest in. Some of the earlier marketing was the next .com, see .xyz, but these were always alternatives to .com, like a .net, not a replacement. There is another thread here about what to call them, we shouldn't call the new gtlds anymore since they've been out for a few years now. You can always call them what they are, alternative extensions. .com will always sit at the top as king, numbers wise, usage wise, familiarity with the public. Anybody who ever thought they would replace .com are either new or not that bright.
     
  10. MrAcidic

    MrAcidic Upgraded Member Gold Account VIP

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    You are a very negative person on here.
    Try posting something positive, even if it's about the bloody weather.
     
  11. johnnie018

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    Also, it is false to say .com is “gold” or “king”. It implies there is some pecking order that people follow.

    Most .com’s are worth nothing at all, it is the standard extension online that everyone uses daily. It is like say rice, electricity or shoes is king.
     
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  12. Fancy.domains

    Fancy.domains Selling gTLDs like delicious hotcakes Gold Account VIP

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    In 2018, I sold about 30 of them to end users.
     
  13. namemarket

    namemarket Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    It is just my opinion TheKeyword.church is actually better vs TheKeywordChurch.com because a church does not necessarily desire to be considered a commercial business (the opposite is true), which dot-com has compared to dot-church, in addition its obviously well targeted and a shorter URL too.
     
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  14. xynames

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    Self serving thread stating opinion as if it were fact.
     
  15. namemarket

    namemarket Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I would be interested in knowing which of those 3 issues (a less commercial connotation - well targeted - shorter url) is not accurate?
     
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  16. xynames

    xynames XYNames.com PRO VIP

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    By your theory dot us is better than dot com. Because it is one letter shorter.

    Not that dot bank or dot church is shorter in letters than dot com anyway. :xf.laugh:
     
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  17. JB Lions

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    What you don't get and a lot of people it looks like, is the general public, consumer behavior, how much .com is ingrained. They're going to see some of these alternative gltds and by habit type in .com at the end. Loss of traffic might not be important to you, but to most businesses it is. Even businesses like churches.
     
  18. namemarket

    namemarket Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Actually you have me described incorrectly. I do in fact get that and agree with it and why 98% of my domains are still .com and .org with just a few new extensions. I am only saying some such as church and bank (my favorites) and possibly a few others (even more in the future) may be as good as or better vs .com
     
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  19. namemarket

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    The entire URL being obviously shorter was only one factor and not so important.
     
  20. johnnie018

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    And the registries sold millions, doesn’t mean they are seen as quality extensions or the obvious 2nd choice.

    The “silver” analogy is bad.
     

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