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The .com is King. There's no discussion there. But one of the questions that occasionally pops up is, "if the .com is King, which extension is Queen?"

Of course, people's answers will vary influenced by niche and purpose. Some will say that it's .net or .org, others will say that it's .ai or .io for tech-related domains and .xyz for crypto-related projects, occasionally you see the .co being brought up, and of course the slew positively-perceived ccTLD:s (.ca, .de, .jp, etc.) if the project is regional.

Usually the above are backed by outlier sales, e.g. "this .ai domain sold for $100,000!" But if you examine the sales volume of .ai domains (whether it's the number of sales, or the sales total) you realize that it's very limited. If we limit our data to some samples then our understanding of the market will be skewed: The lottery isn't a profitable venture just because you have the occasional million dollar winner. Not to mention that a lot of these alternatives only sell because the .com is available as a future acquisitions.

But the noise in the arguments prove one thing: There's no Queen, or if there is she has no power. As have been pointed out before: No one aims for second place, no one remembers the second man on the Moon, etc. So as far as I'm concerned, there's no good reason for any start-up or expansion to acquire a non-.com. If it the .com isn't available then it's better to just take a step back and rebrand.
 
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There is no Queen. The King is gay.
 
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This is how I see them.
COM = King/Ace
NET = Knight
ORG = Queen
XYZ = The Fool (Joker)
IO = Valet (Page)
AI = The Magician
LOL
 
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because it is used as charity and non-profit organizations more than other extensions, then i'd say .org is queen.

imo...
 
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Let's continue our Tarot cards domain reads. :ROFL:
.co = The Empress
.biz = The Emperor
.info = The Hierophant
.world = The World
.top = The Tower
.bet/.casino = The Wheel of Fortune
 
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This is how I see them.
COM = King/Ace
NET = Knight
ORG = Queen
XYZ = The Fool (Joker)
IO = Valet (Page)
AI = The Magician
LOL
.horse = Knight
 
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I like to look for one dictionary word domains. From my own experience I can say that in almost every zone such domains still remain unregistered. And least of all, I find them in the NET zone. Therefore, for me, .Net is the Queen. Net win.
 
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because it is used as charity and non-profit organizations more than other extensions, then i'd say .org is queen.

imo...
i agree, .org is queen and .net is the brat jack. lol.
 
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What sells is Ace,King,Queen and Jack for me, does'nt matter what extension
 
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