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What’s the next break-out TLD?

Labeled as poll in Domain Extensions, started by DotEverything, May 26, 2020

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Which TLD will break out next?

  1. .xyz

    6 votes
    17.1%
  2. .gg

    4 votes
    11.4%
  3. .cc

    7 votes
    20.0%
  4. .cx

    1 vote
    2.9%
  5. .us

    7 votes
    20.0%
  6. Other

    13 votes
    37.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
Total: 38 vote(s)
  1. DotEverything

    DotEverything Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    What’s the next break-out TLD? Why?

    How about all of the others?
    .icu
    .pizza
    .directory
    .ai

    Which is your Favorite? Is there one dislike?
     
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  2. Mytz.com

    Mytz.com Top 4L Seller IEIE.com CUTU.com KKIK.com HRAD.com VIP Gold Account

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    4n.cc 3n.cc has been selling well in China
     
  3. Domainsyrup

    Domainsyrup Top Contributor VIP

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  4. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP

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    i voted for “other”

    sounds the closest to “.com” :)
     
  5. namealbum.com

    namealbum.com Logo Designer Blue Account

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    Yes that's correct. :D
     
  6. LanceSky

    LanceSky Established Member

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    Assuming the .com, org and the cctlds are taken, and I would speculate on the future, I imagine meaningful extensions, such as .store and .app for commercial users and .blog and .me (from Montenegro) for non-commercial users are here to stay. As a truly generic extension my bet would be on a short, cheap, neutral and aesthetic one, such as .one. But if you want to make money, I would focus on the commercial users who want a meaningful domain.

    In the last few years the ntld market hasn't really made a lot of sense, but I expect that people will slowly discover the more meaningful extensions and start to use them if they remain affordable. Which could lead to more familiarity with those ntlds, a wider adoption and a more lively market.
     
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  7. DNGear

    DNGear Domainnaut VIP

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  8. NickB

    NickB Wales.org VIP

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    .gg is starting to look quite interesting....
     
  9. DotEverything

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    Why?
     
  10. NickB

    NickB Wales.org VIP

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    Lot of aftermarket action going on....

    Shop.gg sold very recently for 5k on Sedo

    The online gaming community are building sites on .gg

    The signs are there that strong keywords will sell

    Had an offer on one of mine that went nowhere in the end, but still interest was shown
     
  11. jim h

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    .io .ai or .app
     
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  12. DotEverything

    DotEverything Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    Has it only been numbers?
     
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  13. jmcc

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    If it ever gets through all the legal cases, .WEB could be the next big thing.

    Regards...jmcc
     
  14. Amit V

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    .app in my opinion
     
  15. Jothan Frakes

    Jothan Frakes J VIP ICA Member Gold Account

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    Morgan Linton spoke about this at the recent thedomainshow.com event in an interview with Braden Pollock. What Morgan said about gg is that just like OMG = Oh My Gawd GG means "Good Game", and the growth of the egaming space has brought a lot of attention to this extension.

    Gaming has emerged with websites for gaming streamers, twitch broadcasts, youtube channels, and groups of e-gamers called clans or guilds who build out their websites or redirect .gg domain names to them.

    .gg = ccTLD (Guernsey, one of the Channel Islands).
     
  16. Jothan Frakes

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    Yes, it seems to be 'tangled'. tee hee #dadjoke #badpun
     
  17. Steven McEvoy

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    .gg and .xyz have already had their break-out...


    .us is next!
     
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  18. tonyk2000

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    If .com (.net, .org) are unavailable:

    Neither. Many non-U.S. registrants would rather select their country code TLD instead. In case of U.S.-based registrants, since .us is little known, the alternative tld selection imho would be based on whatever their preferred registrar(s) are currently paid to promote. Example: some years ago, godaddy was paid to promote Laos (a Southeast Asian country) cctld .la on their 1st page but the banners were about Los Angeles. So, a number of customers regged .la ...
     
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  19. F33333

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    I think that there have been enough sales in .app, .gg and .ai to justify saying that either of them could enjoy a run like .io or .co is on. Given more time, it'll be interesting to see if recent .vc sales were just outliers or indicators
     
  20. jmcc

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    .WEB would be a brand protection choice for many of those registrants. This is what keeps people renewing domain names in NET/ORG/BIZ/INFO. The number of unique ccTLD domain names (domain names only registered in that ccTLD and no other TLD) rises as a ccTLD becomes more popular. However, .WEB will benefit from a brand protection element. The problem is that most of the .WEB websites will be redirected to the registrant's existing .ccTLD or .COM website.

    Regards...jmcc
     
  21. Shaan Chopra

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    .xyz has a fair bit of chance here, after .io and .vc
     
  22. Greeg

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    Anyone else have concerns about the ccTLDs and reliability? With all the uncertainty around brexit, covid, etc. as a business I don't think I would be investing in a ccTLD if I could avoid it. I think the gTLDs could get a boost in usage as more people become aware of the way ccTLDs are set up to operate
     
  23. jmcc

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    Quite the opposite. Most of the well run ccTLDs have seen an increase in registrations during the Covid pandemic. Some of this is due to unemployed people setting up new businesses. Eurid (the .EU registry) has been trying to inflate the .EU with discounted registrations. the Brexit issue has caused problems for UK registrants of .EU domain names but a lot of that is down to the European Commission who have, at times, given Eurid contradictory directions on what to do with these registrations. As a ccTLD, the .EU is almost completely ignored in the EU and typically has only a few % of each country's domain name footprint. The ccTLD registries are often a lot more answerable than gTLD registries to their registrant community. ICANN has its rules and the ccTLD registries have their rules. If you are going to invest in ccTLDs, it is necessary to be aware of those rules. The other aspect is that ccTLD dynamics are often quite different to that of .COM or the other gTLDs. They are also generally smaller than .COM.

    Regards...jmcc
     
  24. lock

    lock DomainUsed.com VIP

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    The next 99c- $9 special same way it has always been done.
     
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  25. Tryjake

    Tryjake Restricted (15-30%)

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    [lower Alabama?]

    QUOTE="tonyk2000, post: 7890989, member: 60654"]If .com (.net, .org) are unavailable:

    Neither. Many non-U.S. registrants would rather select their country code TLD instead. In case of U.S.-based registrants, since .us is little known, the alternative tld selection imho would be based on whatever their preferred registrar(s) are currently paid to promote. Example: some years ago, godaddy was paid to promote Laos (a Southeast Asian country) cctld .la on their 1st page but the banners were about Los Angeles. So, a number of customers regged .la ...[/QUOTE]
     

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