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Tips for newbies: Stay away from new gTLDs

Labeled as advice in Domain Beginners started by Arpit131, Jun 14, 2018.

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  1. Arpit131

    Arpit131 Active Member VIP

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    For those starting out in the domaining space, here is a small advice for you all:

    Initially when searching for a domain name, you may see that all the good extensions like .COM, .NET, .ORG may have been already registered.
    If some of them are offered for sale, prices may be in multiple thousands of dollars and it may not make sense for you to go for them.

    At the same time, the registrars show other extensions that are available for that particular keyword :
    For example, as I type "afflliates", which is an excellent keyword, you see that affiliate.com is already taken, but what is available are other extensions like affiliate.services, affiliate.buzz etc etc which may not be valuable at all.

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    Before buying or investing in any new gTLD, just head over to NameBio.com and check for that particular extension and sales in that. That gives a realistic picture of the scenario.

    While some of the new gTLDs may have some sales, investing in them is seen from 2-5 years point of view.
    Until that time, you might be discouraged and leave this business thinking that it didn't work for you while in reality, you did not try it properly in the first shot itself.

    So, what I suggest you to do is, go for .COM or some other popular extension that sells well. Try and experiment to see what is working.
    Read and research properly. And then invest.

    Overall, invest in new gTLDs only when you have a cash flow from domaining and then, you wish to invest for 2-5 years in a name that might sell well.

    Have you already bought new gTLDs as a noob? How has it been till now?
     
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  2. Arpit131

    Arpit131 Active Member VIP

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    Anyone willing to share their experience?
     
  3. Jurgen Wolf

    Jurgen Wolf Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Just one more thread to advertise NameBio or what???
     
  4. Jurgen Wolf

    Jurgen Wolf Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    And regarding sales...
    I sold 7 nTLDs as of today... ~$640 per domain on average.
    6/7 were from 1 to ~60 days old, just the only one was 1 year old.
    All inbound.
     
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  5. Jurgen Wolf

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    And all are Non-Premium domains.
     
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  6. Jurgen Wolf

    Jurgen Wolf Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Regarding conversion overall...
    Worse than .PRO/.com/.net/.org but better than .info/.biz
     
  7. Arpit131

    Arpit131 Active Member VIP

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    Haha I don't advertise anything. Just some research things that has worked for me and might work for someone else too.
    You can use DNpric.es if you want to! Any case, you need to be updated with the daily sales so that you are with the trend.
     
  8. Arpit131

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    That's cool. Do you mind sharing the names?
    Have you sold any .COMs too?
    How many new gTLDs do you own so we have idea of the conversion rate?
    This could be a good example and we might start looking at things in this light as well. Totally for education purpose.
     
  9. Jurgen Wolf

    Jurgen Wolf Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I own many...
    I don't practice micro- or minidomaining at all.
    And about conversion - I already replied above.

    Regarding DNPric.es
    All my 2017/2018 sales via Sedo are absent there for unknown reason... regardless of TLD (legacy or new).
     
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  10. Jurgen Wolf

    Jurgen Wolf Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    1word domains, standard fee.
    Non-English and English / short / brandable / Personal Names.
     
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  11. Jurgen Wolf

    Jurgen Wolf Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    My own portfolio - the best information source for me.
    I don't use any 3rd-party services.
     
  12. Jurgen Wolf

    Jurgen Wolf Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Those sold 7:
    4 .life
    1 .TOP/.work/.one
     
  13. Arpit131

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    Well good for you. While a majority of the domineers would disagree not knowing about what's going on since it might make your good sales better. Just a thought!
     

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