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Labeled as showcase in gTLD Discussion, started by MadAboutDomains, May 3, 2018

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  1. Jurgen Wolf

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  2. jmcc

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    The first indications always happen in the month before the anniversary. That's when people often decide to renew. Some registrars also have their customers renew up to a month before the expiry date. Some registrars are a bit more aggressive on renewals.

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  3. Jurgen Wolf

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    Renewal is minimum ~$14...
    At this rate nobody will renew higher than 50% of domains if no significant sales (cashflow from this TLD).
    This is my own forecast.
     
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    The lowest I see: $12 transfer to 1and1...
     
  5. jmcc

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    Different market. The .TOP is a Chinese market gTLD. That means that it has a completely different profile to Western dominated gTLDs. Affiliate landers are a lot more common than in Western dominated TLDs. Active % is 3.94% and HTTPS redirects are 1.24%. Not found: 15.89%. Holding: 21.37%, Affiliate landers (gambling etc): 10.81%. Adult: 6.04%. Sale: 2.04% It is a highly speculative gTLD and there is a lot of non-renewal and replacement.

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    I'm not disagreeing with your forecast as such. It is just that there are some factors that may influence renewals. The fact that it is a Google gTLD may help it. Pricing and auto-renewals will also have an effect as people generally renew more expensive domain names. That's why many of the small NGTs have strong renewal rates but the highly discounted NGTs have low renewal rates.

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  7. Bob Hawkes

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    Thank you for the really interesting data @jmcc! Is the PPC high compared to other new gTLDs? I was surprised it was this high in .app, just wondered if it is atypical. Bob
     
  8. Jurgen Wolf

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    Even Google+ has failed.
    And overall, Google had many unsuccessful startups.
     
  9. jmcc

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    The thing to watch for is renewal discount offers. Registries that are expecting poor renewal rates on full-fee renewals often discount the renewals to hang on to as many regs as possible. The .EU halved its renewal rates after the first year. It is a bit of a gamble for registries but the thinking is that after a second renewal, the domain names will keep being renewed.

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  10. Jurgen Wolf

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    Including the dead .mobi
     
  11. jmcc

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    PPC varies across the spectrum, Bob.
    Some of the NGTs have highly regionalised markets so they follow the trends in those markets rather than gTLDs. This is what makes NGTs like .TOP seem so abnormal when compared to .COM. It isn't really abnormal because it is targeting a highly speculative and new market whereas .COM has been around for decades and has more established patterns. But if you look closely at the Chinese usage in .COM, some of the same usage trends are there too. The .COM, like most gTLDs is not really a single market but rather a small global market with a lot of country level markets.

    A high level of PPC isn't necessarily bad because it takes time to develop websites. There are domain names that are parked on PPC by their registrars as undeveloped domain names and there are end-user parked PPC domain names. It can be hard to untangle them but the registrar parked PPC domain names are still on registrar servers.

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    Still around 400K and the renewal rate for first year regs is good. But Google was only a shareholder in that venture rather than the registry. It was Apple's decision to stick with .COM and the improving display quality of mobile devices that really hit .MOBI hard.

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    When I say "dead" I mean that aftermarket is dead.
     
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2019
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    That is an issue but the new registrations activity has shifted towards the Asian market. I don't know how it is doing on Asian aftermarket sites but it might be interesting to check.

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    March 2019:
    Active 1.09%.
    Hold: 28.22%
    PPC: 21.51%
    Sale: 0.7%
    HTTPS Redir: 6.42%
    No site response: 32.84%.

    It has just launched so the April data should provide some more information capturing the launch.

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    Last edited: Apr 7, 2019
  17. henrypcyeung

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    Not mine, one more 5 figure sale according to Namebio:

    Dubai.app sold for $10,000
     
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    Not mine, one more 5 figure sale according to Namebio:

    Kind.app sold for $10,000
     
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    Google registered SelfdrivingCar.app
    and DriverlessCar.app
     
  20. illumy

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    Google has also registered Play.App earlier last month, week before I sold OTC.App.
     
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    also DriverLess.app
     
  22. DomainBarracksRob

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    GODADDY IS CHARGING ME A "ONE TIME FEE" TO "RECOVER "/ RENEW MY 2 KEYWORD .APP NAMES FOR

    $229.98 each!!!!!...:wideyed:>:(:banghead:
    ' REDEMPTION FEE"



    They expired 5/13 not even 30 days yet! how can this be?????

    is because they are crypto/block chain keywords? WTH

    >:(
     
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2019
  23. illumy

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    What are they?
     
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    wallet/world
    block /tech
    the /token

    .app

    just to name a few ! what's with this absurd redemption fee?
     
  25. MadAboutDomains

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    If you don't renew them then this happens.
     

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