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.web domain release date and thoughts

Labeled as discuss in gTLD Discussion, started by DomainCairn, May 26, 2016

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  1. Chris Rice

    Chris Rice Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    "
    web
    is a generic top-level domain that will be awarded by ICANN to one of seven registry applicants.[1] The .web TLD will be in the official root once ICANN awards the registry contract [2] to one of the seven below applicants following an ICANN auction of last resort currently scheduled for July 27th, 2016.

    ICANN will keep the proceeds from this auction.

    1. Charleston Road Registry Inc. (Google)
    2. Nu Dot Co LLC (Straat)
    3. Web.com Group, Inc.
    4. DotWeb Inc.
    5. Ruby Glen, LLC
    6. Schlund Technologies GmbH (United Internet)
    7. Afilias Domains No. 3 Limited
      "
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.web

    I know it depends on how much each company is willing to pay, but based on a guess, who do you think will win the auction @JB Lions ??
     
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  2. JB Lions

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    No idea.
     
  3. Jurgen Wolf

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    Schlund = Sedo + 1and1
     
  4. forge

    forge Be one or buy one VIP

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    Please, anyone but... !!!
     
  5. ebk

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    I'd bet on Google. They have the funds to back it up.
     
  6. mad409

    mad409 Always thinking outside the box! VIP

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    Is there a chance for let's say Web.com winning the extension and not releasing it to the public? Kind of like some of the other large companies have done..
     
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  7. vivaldi

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    The future of this extension depends on the registry that's going to run it. Some registries are experts in how to destroy extensions.
     
  8. eko prasetio

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    hard to sell ngtld in 1st year...
    im stop buying, when want buy just buy 1 or 2 domain.
     
  9. Chris Rice

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    I don't think there is any chance of that.

    Alphabet will probably outbid everyone else and I am pretty sure ICANN has blocked people from keeping TLDs private when it is in the interest of the general public.

    Frank Schilling predicted that domain names would be given away for free and that Google would ultimately win .web. That was 4 years ago but the link doesn't work anymore.

    http://sevenmile.com/2012-06/lady-gaga-and-new-tlds-why-google-has-assured-their-future/#content

    Some of the specific details might have been made up and improvised as they go along but I still believe this is an extensive marketing plan executed by Frank Schilling, Daniel Negari and Google Domains.

    We shall see.
     
  10. mad409

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  11. disaac81

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    .web, because we are on the web.....

    Oh wait, you found us already,..on the web...well done.
     
  12. Chris Rice

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  13. massives

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    Not sure..seems like donuts isn't great at marketing domains at all. Their most successful is .guru with 70k regs or something.

    The minds + machines (.vip) or .xyz guys or .club guys know how to market and generate interest.
     
  14. brandnow

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    I hope Google wins.. and they don't restrict any names or make any premium pricing.. and the cost should be the same as .com. Win-win.
     
  15. CJ6

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    I agree with you. They (Donuts) need to hire a PR expert. At least throw some tweets out there on their products when they come out. That's free.
     
  16. Chris Rice

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    There is talk that Google will give away domain names for "free" indefinitely, in exchange for a subscription to Google Adsense or something along those lines.

    Instead of being a traditional registry like GoDaddy, they might offer much more competitive prices and use the exposure to promote their profitable ventures like Google Search, Adsense, YouTube, etc.

    P.S. I hope Alphabet wins too. They would own the next .net and be involved in the next .com, all at the same time.
     
  17. mad409

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    Only for the reason that they don't reserve all their good domains, or at least didn't in the past. That's it though..
     
  18. Sergiy

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    Is there any news?
     
  19. webquest

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    Whoever ends up owning it will hold back all short and most valuable domains anyways.

    We will be left to register leftovers and many will reg "just to get some".

    If you can't get the good stuff at a price that makes sense, like a low renewal, don't get anything.

    If you do not know what the good stuff is, don't reg at all.
     
  20. mad409

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    Totally agree they just keep getting worse, go back and search older gTLD's within the auctions.
     
  21. joro001

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    This is the bottom line. I used to be excited about .web years ago and what a success it was going to be etc. However, seeing how registries have destroyed many gtld's and certainly to not allow domainers to make ROI with crazy premium pricing and/or renewals I am not interested anymore.

    I am almost certain the winner will hold back the best names and price them high so the risk/reward won't be worth it. Newbies will get crushed reging names just to be part of it and will unfortunately lose their shirts. Pretty much any gtld released now is there to make money for the registries and not for the domainer.

    If you really like an alternative extension that is established, well regarded and used by end users globally then .net is exactly that. Even .net is struggling for end user sales at decent prices so others have next to no chance.

    Can the extension be a success? Yes definitely for the registry.
    Can domainers make a calculated risk/reward investment and make ROI buying .web? I'm almost certain the answer will be no in 99.99% of cases.
     
  22. GoKaizen

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  23. Jurgen Wolf

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    ICANN currently has over $100 million in a bank account, segregated from its operating funds, from previous last-resort auctions.

    This organization was born as non-profit or not???
     
  24. GoKaizen

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    Yup ICANN is a "non profit" like the NFL. Some of the biggest BS I've ever heard.
     
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