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The .blog Discussion and Sales Thread

Labeled as discuss in gTLD Discussion, started by S-B, Sep 17, 2016

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  1. S-B

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    I've been waiting for .blog to open for months. It's one of the few nTLDs that make sense to me.

    How many have you preregistered? So far I have about a dozen on my list.
     
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  2. GoKaizen

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    After Rightside stole a domain from me, I'm not dealing with new Gs. Even promising ones like .BLOG.
     
  3. RU

    RU I'm out of domaining. ~Russel VIP

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  4. davidthornton

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    I feel that it is important to add that .blog is not operated by Rightside.
     
  5. GoKaizen

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    The extension is owned by Automattic with Nominet as the backend.

    Since rules, prices, usage are not clear with new Gs others can play. Many registries have had similar take backs. This has soured people on "not com".
     
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    I own DomainBlog.com, looking forward to acquire Domain.Blog :laugh:
     
  7. equity78

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  9. Brands.International

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    .BLOG is nice, but I am not going to preregister..I am sure there would be many great names still left in GA
     
  10. equity78

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    Sexy.Blog $100,000 a year.
     
  11. Brands.International

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    This premium pricing is somehow getting out of control :)
     
  12. Kate

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    Fortunately, they are not domainers :)
     
  13. S-B

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    I don't think this extension is like most of the nGTLDs. I'm not a huge believer in non .com but this has the chance of exploding. Much of the web is made up of blogs and some of them make a tremendous amount of money. I simply see development potential. Just my 2 cents.
     
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  14. equity78

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    I like the extension too Shane, but I am surprised at some of these prices. $100,000 a year is just a joke no other word for it IMO.
     
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    I totally agree. You'd be super surprised at what I preregistered for standard renewal. They're honestly some of the top blog names imaginable.
     
  16. equity78

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    I see some great names priced for only $30 on Get.blog, names like Sex.blog and Tech.blog, but they are going to go to auction as I am sure many will preregister Tech.blog. I guess we will have to wait to see what slips through premium registrations and what doesn't go to auction. I am interested to see what's available in general availability.
     
  17. S-B

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    I agree. The top names will hit auction as only a few will slip through the cracks. I'm quite sure the ones I picked will cost 4 to 5-figures. Unfortunately, that's the price of doing business.

    General availability will still represent a tremendous opportunity. My one concern is that it'll take a few years to start generating sales. Too many opportunities for endusers to hand reg solid names.
     
  18. GoKaizen

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    Automattic will mark more domains as "premium" renewal.

    I thought you were outta the biz Shane? :)

     
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    I'm not focusing on domaining but I've been waiting for a LONG time for this nGTLD. I don't mind throwing some cash around and then waiting. Takes up none of my time. :)
     
  20. dordomai

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    I think landrush is still $250 fee + renewals.

    paris.blog over $100k/year
    nyc.blog no premium
    icecream.blog $500/year
    stockmarket.blog $ 6k/year
    name.blog $6k/year
     
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    The pricing structure is random. I accidentally preregistered the same domain twice and Mark personally reached out to me. Rarely do I see customer service like that. Much respect.
     
  22. WilsonM

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    .blog certainly is promising and has potential considering blogs make up a huge part of the internet with WordPress cornering around 25% of it.

    Good strategic thinking on the part of Automattic I think.

    However, the renewal fee is batsh*t crazy.
     
  23. Kate

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    I don't think the potential for success is so huge. Many blogs are low-quality, many are even running on subdomains like wordpress or blogger. Blogs generally are personal sites, not for profit business sites. So most bloggers are not going to pay a lot for a domain name. On the other hand many companies have a blog. Some will probably buy their corporate name in .blog as an addition to their current site. But then it is somewhat redundant. I don't like the idea of fragmenting your online presence - purpose-specific extensions such as .mobi or .tel failed for good reasons.

    And of course the most desirable keywords will be out of reach for domainers and end users alike.
     
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    It's true. Most blogs are crap but you can't write off those making 6 and 7-figures.
     
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