Discussion in 'gTLD Discussion' started by DOMAIN ILLUMINATI, Apr 15, 2018.
Yeah, must be the case. Makes so much sense.
When I do $500-999 sales via Payoneer Escrow - I also don't report them to NB etc.
And for example, in February I sold some .life for 950 EUR BIN via Sedo - it is absent on NameBio...
So even Sedo feed contains just part of sales... not all of them.
I think number of registrations of an extension is not a good indicator for domain investors.
What matters is the complete string and its relevance.
I am a new gTLD investor but I personally do not prefer registering domains like .xyz or .top
To "relativate" this number, that's just a 0.018 .top domain per human.
130,000,000 .com domains : 7,000,000,000 humans = 0,0185714285714286 .top domain
In case of .top the number of registrations actuallyyy doesn't playyy anyyy role (becasue .top = top., no matter how many registrations), it's more just an expected "side effect" that it has reached the highest number of newww TLD - registrations in the meanwhile.
I have stopped reporting my sales. But still you can get some clue of how a certain extension is doing on the aftermarket from these sites.
For extensions with very few sales, the numbers will obviously not tell the whole truth, just provide some kind of approximate number.
I don't use these sites...
My own portfolio is the best information source for me... + WHOIS research is very helpful as well...
I already said many times...
While it is completely unsupported by GoDaddy even to register - don't expect any significant volume of inquiries and sales... except Chinese demand.
Sure this is a point.
The "strange" thing is that "GoDaddy" using activelyyy the .top - domain
as a forwarding domain to their site - although they are still not offering .top at the same time (?!).
Sure they would lose traffic if they would not use it.
But... ...on the other side, it seems that they have the plan to offer .top in future ("soon"), see the (marked) screenshot below (which I made today):
Maybe @Joe Styler from "GoDaddy" wants to shed some light into this.
Sure, they are not offering .top and they redirect .top to their .com, but have a look at:
and so on...
Yes, but that's nothing special, because, again, all these TLDs are offered by "GoDaddy" while the TLD .top isn't offered by them - although they are using it (as forwarder) for themselve.
I will stick to xyz, I love the extension and 200k domains difference between them is not that much, can easily go the other way around.
Sure, that's possible - but for a limited time only - because in the long run it won't top .top, there is no logical reason for that.
From it's idea, .xyz is a great extension - but the point is that it also sounds "chaotic" while .top sounds simply strong.
I mean, ask yourself - what would you prefer as a customer:
A "xyz - quality" or a "top - quality"?
Who cares how it sounds etc. We (domainers) should care if it sells.
.top is the top right, but can't be better than the .best
At least I and all others who registered .top domains seems to care how it sounds, otherwise I / they would not have registered it.
The point is, that everyyy registered .top domain was a sale - by the registryyy to the registrant.
So in fact there were more than 2 million .top sales happened, actuallyyy much more if you add all dropped domains which were registered in past since dayyy 1.
Of course, registryyy sales are not y/our (own) sales - but to think, that these (registry) sales have zero effect to y/our own chances to make a / some sale/s, is wrong.It's always the registryyy which have to / will sell a domain before you can sell it.
So the more domains the registryyy sells, the higher the chances that you will sell one / some too.
It's like a big organism, every activityyy counts and only those who are aware of that, will be able to make profits in the long run.
The thing is, that the term "top" "includes" the term "best" alreadyyy - because "top" is a "synonym" for manyyy "ultimative terms" and especiallyyy also for the "ultimative" term "best".
Therefore the TLD .top topps even the TLD .best in its meaning - means, "top" is even "better than best", although this is paradox - but thats's also domaining.
I don't knowww
It's just an assumption, it doesn't necessarily have to be the reason, but it can be the case - I just don't want to exclude it as a possible reason.
Everything makes sense in some wayyy
.BEST is for $70-100 yearly (depends on registrar)...
And this registry doesn't promote it at all, ZERO marketing for years... almost all domains are available...
99.99% of potential endusers even don't know about its existence.
Yes, but also if .best would be cheaper & would get some serious promotion, it is faaar awayyy from being an universal / generic TLD - in opposite to .top.
Also it has 4 letters while .top has 3 - sure the length of the TLD is not always crucial but in this comparison it is indeed a factor because of the "related meanings".
Plus, already from the optical view only, a TLD with 3 / 5 / 7 / 9 / ... (an odd number of) letters looks generally better / more harmonious than a TLD with 2 / 4 / 6 / 8 / ... (an even number of) letters in my opinion.
Just a "side - question":
How much domains are "all domains" (!) - what do you think?
I personally think that this number is indeed not countable at the end, because it would have to include all possible variations (!) of all possible characters (!).
I agree in the way, that if the TLD is named ".top", then the number of registrations is not the most important factor - because in this case it's all done with the name itself alreadyyy
@DOMAIN ILLUMINATI And how many of those registrations were you responsible for?
For all which I have registered.
you talk like a true Illuminati.
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