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The Future of Domain Extensions

Labeled as discuss in Domain Extensions started by PoorKing, Sep 17, 2018.

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  1. PoorKing

    PoorKing Established Member

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    The world has moved from Web to Apps and is slowly moving towards Bots.

    .com served the web
    .io is the preferred extension for apps
    .ai is for bots

    In the future we would converse with bots rather than browse the web. Bots may prefer .ai over .com.
    Will .com still be king? Your opinion please.
     
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  2. bmugford

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

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    .COM is basically the preferred extension for everything.

    There are way more apps using .COM that .IO.
    It is not even close.

    As long as domains are useful .COM will still be king.

    Brad
     
  3. Julia Aann

    Julia Aann Established Member

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    Somewhere your point is valid as time is changing and everything is being Digital so there is no more long time to be When thing will move towards Bots.

    .COM will is king but it may be also moved to bots.
     
  4. PoorKing

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    I guess you didn't get my point. .COM is valuable when you browse the web. How much time do you spend on apps vs the web? Now you see my point. If you use an app like Vine you wouldn't even know its on a .CO domain.
     
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  6. henrypcyeung

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    Do you think .app will be the extension for apps in the future?
     
  7. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes formerly MetBob NameTalent VIP

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    While I don't know the stats on extensions used by apps, I suspect many more use com than io, although it is true that io, some ngTLDs and now app also find use.

    The more interesting part of the OP question is as more and more AI bots drive what we interact with, what are implications for extensions. My answer is that which extension is used won't matter much. The value of what is there will determine if the bot will direct us there.
     
  8. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes formerly MetBob NameTalent VIP

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    As AI bots serve us content, one might argue that both domain names and extensions will take on less importance. I think however new uses for domain names may emerge such as domain name phrases in social media marketing. And a quality domain name will always have value as the 'signature' of a company.
     
  9. PoorKing

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    When Jeff Bezos chose Amazon or Steve Jobs chose Apple they wanted the name to start with A so that it appears at the top of directories. But this tactic is irrelevant now. What is the logic to believe that .com will still be king.
     
  10. PoorKing

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    Google is behind .app so it definitely will stay. But bots will rule the cyberspace!
     
  11. bmugford

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

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    Reality.

    I will throw in a bonus quote -

    "What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence."

    Brad
     
  12. PoorKing

    PoorKing Established Member

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    I guess .co will be the poor cousin just like .net is.
     
  13. PoorKing

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    And i would say one who could foresee the value of word 'cloud' was ahead of time.
     
  14. bmugford

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

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    I sold Cloud.us for well into 5 figures...

    Brad
     
  15. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes formerly MetBob NameTalent VIP

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    A good question, that I think the jury is still out on. The introduction was clearly successful and Google were masterful in several aspects of that such as starting something new with the security requirement (and owning Chrome, they kind of can influence things!).

    The actual world use has been slower so far but it is still just around a half year. As of today there are 161 .app websites in Alexa 1M, or 1 per about 1900 registrations. Better than some extensions, but not nearly as good as many of the new extensions.

    It was wildly over-speculated by domain investors, and I think a lot will drop after a year or two. For example, there are over a thousand .app registrations including word crypto and doubt that many crypto apps will be looking for a domain ending in .app.

    It is an extension with a clear meaning, a huge company behind it, and has decent early registrations and i would even say resales record so far. There are huge numbers of new apps each week, so the market is there for it to grow.
     
  16. Kate

    Kate Domainosaurus Rex VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Yes, just like .mobi, another Google-sponsored extension. Doesn't mean you must buy any but of course Google won't mind taking your money.
     
  17. PoorKing

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    The extensions of this generation that can match the success of .com, .net, .org in the future
    are .ai, .io, .co. What do you say.
     
  18. JB Lions

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    New Member
     
  19. PoorKing

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    Alright. Here is a puzzle for you. Without looking up on Estibot match the domains with EstiBot fair market value (USD).

    cloud.com cloud.net cloud.us cloud.ai cloud.io cloud.co
    $595,000 $46,000 $19,000 $7,500 $5,100 $380

    [Hint: cloud.co > cloud.us]
     
  20. bmugford

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    Automated appraisals are meaningless.

    Brad
     
  21. PoorKing

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    Could you please share your views on the original question i.e. 3 domain extensions (other than .com, .net, .org) that have potential.
     
  22. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes formerly MetBob NameTalent VIP

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    Kate's post was correct in that it was Google sponsored, but just to make sure there is not misunderstanding that it was ONLY Google here is the statement re .mobi:

    "It was originally financially backed and sponsored by Google, Microsoft, Nokia, Samsung, Ericsson, Vodafone, T-Mobile, Telefónica Móviles, Telecom Italia Mobile, Orascom Telecom, GSM Association, Hutchison Whampoa, Syniverse Technologies, and Visa, with an executive from each company serving on mTLD's board of directors."
    In that sense .app is somewhat different, although her point is well taken.
     
  23. henrypcyeung

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    I think .app and .mobi are different.

    Google is promoting Progressive Web Apps (PWA) which are app-like websites that can operate in both online and offline environments. .app seems to be a part of the PWA project. Since both PWA and .app need HTTPS requirement, I think Google wants people to use .app for their web apps in the future.

    .mobi is just like other extensions that are not released for use of a new web technology.
     
  24. Rick Ace

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    Ah yes, it's that time of the year again... a domain extension debate thread. :-P

    Here are some of the points that come up in every thread.
    • .com is king. Don't question it.
    • Yes, other extensions will sell for high prices. Just like any other industry, you need to know when to get in and when to get out.
    • Many extensions will fail. There's a good chance that some of these extensions will become more reliable in the future.
    • Many people specialize in a variety of different extensions and are good at it. See bullet #2.
    I have to say, I enjoy reading these discussions on new extensions and future of extensions, but they tend to cover the same topic.
     
  25. Corey

    Corey ZAZU.com.au Gold Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I am enjoying researching for names in the .app space & the challenge of setting up SSL too + new style landing pages.

    Cheers
    Corey
     

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