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Quality .net Domains Dropping each day

Labeled as .net in gTLD Discussion started by manpreet, Aug 16, 2019.

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  1. manpreet

    manpreet Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Any one noticed the Quality of .net domains dropping these days.

    .net was supposedly the second best option after .com, ofcourse looks like with time its lost the charm.

    We used to learn a general preference hierarchy around 20 years back - .com, .net, .org - but ofcourse this is no longer the case today with many many more TLDs entrying the scenario and a stronger aftermarket developed for the .com.

    Here are some of the recent .net drops I noticed at GoDomaining.com:

    Refers.net (19 years old domain name!) dropped today, August 16, 2019.

    Prayed.net dropped last week.

    Few others available recently include:

    inhibitions.net

    dnanetwork.net

    transparencies.net (19 years old!)

    betrayer.net (11 years old)

    entertains.net (15 years old)

    capitalassets.net

    bounding.net

    dailyservice.net

    videocatalog.net

    P.S. I complied this list from https://www.godomaining.com/available-domain-names/ which lists Available Quality domain names on a regular basis.
     
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  2. Commerce

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    And yet, I still see more of the .net domains here in Colorado being used in commerce than any other alternate TLD domain name. I agree pricing for .Net is bizarre and apparently the folks at Verisign who run .com and .net don't seem to care much about their little .com sibling, paying it very little in the way of serious marketing.

    Such is life.
     
  3. manpreet

    manpreet Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    That is correct, you see a lot of .net still in use. I am myself using Two .net domain names as DNS Name Servers for my dedicated servers. But as a matter of fact, this choice was made without even checking their .com counterparts!
     
  4. Jimmysun

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  5. Internet.Domains

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    The .net remains such a mystery. Those of us on the internet in the early days will remember .net as being a serious player. Since, it seems .org and others have stung .net.

    One mystery is the amount of startups, particularly in the crypto space, building on .network. It would seem .net would be desirable, but data don't lie.
     
  6. z4z4o

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    I still see it used more than any other non .com, especially when googling companies. Filtering by .net ownership when quickly searching expired .com's to upsell usually works pretty well tbh
     
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  7. BaileyUK

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    There's oddities all over the domain word. The dot Co (Columbia) foothold is not that surprising when you consider all the second level cctlds using .co as its first element .co.uk/.co.jp/.co.kr I'm sure there's a few others. However dot Net still has its association with Networks - It probably was even envisaged that we may even all have our own private networks when ICANN came up with the top tier (although originally for the big boy mainframe networks)

    .COM Commercial, ORG Organisation don't require any reinterpretation for modern times
     
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  8. manpreet

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    Yes, thats one great point of view....the second could be, the creation of opportunities for others to own an exact match GTLD for business.

    I am sure there are people like myself, who would still prefer a GTLD over a NGTLD, so a .net over a .online, just for an example.
     
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  9. manpreet

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    Yes I agree with you, but on a contrary, I have seen investors buying more of .org instead of .net for the Crypto niche. I still doubt the sales of .org in Crypto niche, just imo.
     
  10. Jimmysun

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    It is mystery many of crypto website choosing network rather than the net, maybe the .network sounds more solid, it also indicates that it's no longer a strange thing people accepting the NGTLDs.
     
  11. Commerce

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    I would guess that any .Network name would have picked up the .Net to avoid the obvious potential confusion.

    If not, it seems pretty bizarre.

    Pretty sure the .Network people would have had that in mind when they decided to introduce .Network.
     
  12. manpreet

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    Now thats the funny part of it.

    It .Net would have come as a NGTLD many years after .Network, that would have made more sense. From a logical point of view too, we prefer shorter names and TLDs.

    Now if as a business, I register my business on a .network and also keep eyeing the .net, the logic isn't same as after getting a .co I am still eyeing the .com....or is it ?
     
  13. manpreet

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    Thats the power of a GTLD and will always be! I am not against any NGTLD but this is where a GTLD clearly scores, imo.
     
  14. manpreet

    manpreet Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Agreed. Well .co can may be confusingly similar to the .com, to some. But comparing .co with the ccTLD like .co.uk is totally different. Consider, most of the ccTLDs use .co before their 2 letter country code.
     
  15. Jimmysun

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    The only way I see its phenomenon is that technology companies prefer to using the short acronym as their business name such as VIVO or SONY, OPPO, etc., when those kinds of words match with .net (VIVO.NET or SONY.NET or OPPO.NET) kinda feels unbalance by the visual sense. on the contrary, the VIVO.NETWORK feels a bit more comfortable, just guessing.
     
  16. Commerce

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    Perhaps, but in the days when such things were being developed (circa 1978), every bit counted, using small names was considered beneficial to the DNS system. Ergo, CTLDs are 2 letters and the initial global TLDs were 3 (as were many of the early succeeding ones before the NTLDs were introduced - Couple of exceptions of course - for example, .aero, .coop and .museum).

    As to your other point, I think it a good analogy.
     
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  17. manpreet

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    Just noticed, someone registered Shippings.net recently. It got dropped and registered at Godaddy on Aug 19, 2019.

    Also Rootz.net got dropped and registered on Aug 22, 2019. It was not a hand reg, rather a Standard $59 backorder at DropCatch.

    Not a great domain, but just noticing the demand is still there, and people are watching out for them.
     
  18. Commerce

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    Odd what people will buy. Shippings isn't really a word. In the .net space, real words matter I think. Given the plight of the .com variant, looks that that is true there as well. ;)
     
  19. manpreet

    manpreet Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Yes, agreed.
     
  20. DomainRecap

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    Depending on cost, some of those non-words with an ending "S" can be worth it, as many can be used in the possessive sense, like if your last name is Shipping and you own a company starting with Shipping's XYZ. Or the company's name could be Shipping's + Word or Term.

    Again, this depends greatly on the price paid and the word quality, but for cheap, it might be worth taking a shot, as there are a lot of companies out there with a lot of possessive names like this.

    I've played this game in the .COM sector and sold a few.
     
  21. Commerce

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    Appreciate the insight. Still an odd thing from my perspective.
     
  22. DomainRecap

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    Shippers is a bad example, but some other drops I've seen before include Bunnys, Buffalos, or Jimbos which are all better, and although they are not spelled correctly as-is, they do work for something like Bunny's Limited, Buffalo's Wild Wings, or Jimbo's Naturally.
     
  23. Commerce

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    Agreed. Your examples are entirely reasonable and make complete sense.
     
  24. Grego85

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    I'm noticing more and more with my domain searches that .net is available when the name is taken in 6 or 7 other extensions.
     

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