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.ONL Does anyone have any? Opinion sought.

Located in Domain Extensions, started by OzWorks, Apr 15, 2021

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  1. OzWorks

    OzWorks Established Member

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    Hi, I have several .onl domains. I see them as an alternative to .online. Does anyone else have any? What is your opinion of this extension. It is difficult to get much info on as there are few (no) listed sales that I can find. The ones I hold have Epik values of mid to high $x,xxx and one at $xx,xxx. I was speaking to someone who thought the extension may be pretty worthless and the appraisals based on the prefix alone. Would be interested in your feedback. Cheers
     
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  2. bmugford

    bmugford www.DataCube.com PRO VIP ICA Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    So it is an alternative to .ONLINE, which is already an extension with limited demand.

    The extension has (9) total reported sales since 2014 for $4,242. The highest reported .ONL sale in the last (5) years is $303. It is essentially a dead extension.

    Brad
     
  3. HotKey

    HotKey Made in Canada VIP

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    I don't see what value .onl can add to any domain left of the dot. Just a random LLL TLD using a an abbreviation that personally have never encountered in the real world. Who says "onl"??

    When the extension became first avail, I did pick up two or three because new Gtlds really were new at the time. Let them go after the first year, and you may be interested in knowing the registry reserved them afterwards.
     
  4. alcy

    alcy Top Contributor VIP

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    just dont

    com
    io
    co


    is all u need...
     
  5. NickB

    NickB it's a mystery VIP

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    plus a sprinkling of .org........
     
  6. OzWorks

    OzWorks Established Member

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    Thanks Brad for your feedback. That's disappointing but I suspect you're right. I've got great prefixes in this extension but that's not much good if the extension is of little value. Dang!
     
  7. OzWorks

    OzWorks Established Member

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    "Just don't" :ROFL:

    Loved it. Thanks for taking the time.

    Cheers
     
  8. OzWorks

    OzWorks Established Member

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    Thanks for your time. I take your point about "who says onl" but, at the risk of inflaming passions, the same could be said for "com". .onl struck me as an obvious and practical abbreviation of "online". I thought it would likely gain traction for that reason. Seems I was wrong!

    I'm interested in what you have said about the registry reserving your dropped domains afterwards. What is your read on this? I assume registries reserve domains they deem valuable or desirable.

    Cheers
     
  9. griff

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    nuke it from orbit. one of the worst NGTLD's and that's saying something. drop and forget the whole thing happened
     
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  10. OzWorks

    OzWorks Established Member

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    :xf.laugh::ROFL: Geeze, don't hold back there! :ROFL::xf.laugh: I may well take your advice. But....why do you think this?

    Cheers
     
  11. griff

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    It's a nonsensical term that I've never seen written or used in my life. There are so many bad new extensions but it would have to be amongst the worst imo.

    Stick to the majors (.com, one-word .io/.co if possible) and research the following: namebio.com, dnjournal.com, domainsherpa.com. as you're from Australia you might like domainer.com.au too.
     
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  12. Samer

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    .OH NO

    i mean (.ONL)

    Always love find out these pseudo-extensions from threads like this.

    Stick with .COM PLEASE!!
     
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  13. HotKey

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    I think that's exactly it, and its not just with .onl. Once a registry see a domain previously registered, they see value in it and want in. Another reason could be though is the "reserve" list gets expanded after the fact, eg. after General Availability but they won't claw back current registered domains. It was common in the earlier new gTLD release days, nowadays the reserve/premium list is pretty much set in stone before GA.

    I know what you mean, but personally I think there's a huge difference between "com" and "onl" if we look at the raw characters alone. Both in how attractive one looks vs the other, and how they sound, and how they flow with the domain left-of-dot. Bet if they were both released at the same time things would still have ended up the way they are. I prefer "online" over the abbreviated "onl" tbh if had to choose.
     
  14. GoodKindName

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    I have a few powerful slds in .onl. But I'm doubtful whether I should renew them or not.

    Pros:
    - we have other abbreviations that people don't commonly use in daily lives but mainly use as tlds (org - organization, com - commercial)
    - if you want to reg slds I'm talking about about in .online you would have to pay 2000-10000$ renewals for life so .onl is an affordable alternative
    - it is easily recognizable as a short version of online
    - .online is one of the fastest growing tlds out there, supply is shrinking fast which might open up opportunity for .onl
    - there are no alternative abbreviations for online

    Cons:
    - online is already short enough compared to words like organization or commercial so it feels forced
    - it doesn't have the legacy advantage of com and org, so even minimal adoption might take many years
    - onl doesn't roll off the tongue
    - slds that one can get for standard reg fee in .online are pointless investments in .onl

    So in general this extension is not hot and probably will never be. But it's got some potential. And I would probably renew the most valuable slds (taken in 300+ tlds)
     
  15. DirkS

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    I have never ever, ever ever seen one in use...
     
  16. OzWorks

    OzWorks Established Member

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    Hi Again, Thanks for taking the time to respond. I do focus on .com/.org/.io/.ai but occasionally have forays into other extensions. The end results have sometimes been worthwhile. I do use the sources you've recommended but haven't used domainer.com.au (ironically). Will start to do so. Cheers.
     
  17. OzWorks

    OzWorks Established Member

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    (y)
     
  18. OzWorks

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    Thanks for taking the time to explain your thoughts on this. You must have felt conflicted having dropped the domains to see them picked up and reserved by the registry. The .onl I hold all have very high value estimates but, again, I wonder if it's just the before the dot prefix that is informing this. In any event, it seems most people here don't like .onl :xf.rolleyes:
     
  19. OzWorks

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    Hi, Thank you for your thoughtful response. I appreciate your considered approach. I'm in a similar position - the prefixes I hold are brilliant but several have been classified as premium since I bought them and the renewal price on them is hefty. Trying to decide what to do with them. If, as you speculate, it might take some time for the extension to kick off (if it does) the cost of holding them could be untenable. Decisions, decisions :xf.confused:
     
  20. OzWorks

    OzWorks Established Member

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    No, most people haven't. Cheers
     
  21. GoodKindName

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    Are you saying that you registered them for standard regfee and they made them premium after that? This is strange. I heard of few cases like this but that's rare. I just checked the renewal prices of my names and they are all standard. How much are renewals of your repriced names now?
     
  22. OzWorks

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    Yes, that's exactly what they did. And that's in the context of having advertised the renewals at the same price as the purchase price when I bought them. I've had this experience with numerous domains, including other extensions. I always check the renewal cost when buying a domain so when this happens I'm always aware that the renewal has increased from the advertised renewal cost. It really angers me as it is symptomatic of a largely unregulated industry that engages in all sorts of cowboy practices. I now have several renewals they want over $300 for. By the way, this is what Godaddy says of .onl.....".onl is one of the most often-used search terms, recognized by search engines and people the world over as an abbreviation for “online".
     
  23. GoodKindName

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    Wow 300 per name is crazy for this extension. This is very unfair what they`ve done with your renewals. It was their job to decide on what's premium and what's not prior to your registration. I heard XYZ registry had also done that which is not cool. Haven't heard of Donuts doing that so far. Anyway, I think .onl registry is shooting themselves in the foot by doing so. That repels people from adopting their extension which is the worst thing for such an unpopular one.

    The Godaddy statement is incredible. I'm sure we can think of a few a bit more popular terms than ONL :)
     
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  24. HotKey

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    Yeh that's pretty underhanded to be doing that for active registrations. All the more reason to stay away imo. I've had it happen once or twice with a new G, but no more than a dollar or two, and never have had one made a premium renewal.

    I can understand how difficult it might be to let them go but you're probably right:
    They are probably figuring on targeting end users for themselves but I think the business model of cutting out investors is flawed especially with an extension that falls into a gray zone of adoption.
     
  25. iAdam

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    .Onl y you :whistle:
     

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