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Which suffix do you think will be the next .COM and why ?

Labeled as opinion in Domain Extensions, started by jim h, May 19, 2020

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  1. pb

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    None of the currently available TLDs can replace .com, because they are either bad, or too expensive, or ccTLDs. The "replacement" needs to be stable, with no restrictions, cheap and totally generic. I've always thought .web might be the next big thing, but they would need to price it competitively ($5/y?) and refrain from the domainer-registry approach (no "registry premium" domains). Then and only then I think it will be a strong contender.
     
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  2. BaileyUK

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    It's a shame because I agree .web would have been a preferential extension to .com had it been around at the beginning. The problem is that it doesn't denote anything different that .com doesn't already encompass today . I appreciate ,com was intended to denote Commercial at the beginning. But I can't see .web having a great standing in the future - that would almost be akin to reinventing the proverbial wheel
     
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    Does it have to take the purchase of an entire island or the renaming of a country to apply for the .VR extension? What are the application prerequisites?
     
  5. pb

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    double-character TLDs are reserved for countries and territories.
     
  6. manpreet

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    I am not commenting about the ccTLDs but .io seems to be pretty strong lately.
     
  7. jim h

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    The number of. Xyw has really grown rapidly in recent years
     
  8. jim h

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    well,thank you,I just want to listen to everyone's ideas. English is not my native language. I may have some problems in expression.
     
  9. jim h

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    Your point is very representative.
     
  10. jim h

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    Yes. Com is irreplaceable at present
     
  11. jim h

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    yes,.io is really growing fast.
     
  12. Jimmysun

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    If there is Louis Vuitton there must be eg. Prada, Gucci, Polo around(different design different styles and different clients), much same in the domain world.(different extensions different meaning and different areas)
    From 1946-1964 there was baby boom that’s made today real estate flourish, in other hand, in past 20 years was internet boom that will make next 50 years domain industry flourish.
     
  13. jmcc

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    It has not. The problem is that most people don't realise that about 43% of new .COM registrations do no renew at their first renewal. The blended renewal rate is around 72%. If the .COM was saturated then there would be no deletions.

    At the moment, .COM is struggling in many countries where there is a strong ccTLD and the new registrations volume is shifting to the ccTLDs. The main reason that .COM is so strong is not the fact that it is the best global gTLD but rather that it is the de facto ccTLD for the USA. The .US ccTLD is the de jure (official) ccTLD for the USA. The .US ccTLD is now operated by Godaddy. The .US under Neustar mouldered in competition with the .COM in the US market. With a new registry operation, and the potential for marketing on Godaddy, things might change.

    Regards...jmcc
     
  14. jim h

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    Your metaphor is very vivid.
    You're right. Things may change gradually
     
  15. jim h

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    I would like to share my view on. IO domain name. IO will attract more virtual currency investors with the progress of blockchain technology. Although this may be an artificial hype, the increase in transaction price is obvious.
     
  16. jim h

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    . com is indeed hard to replace, but I think with the emergence of new technologies, there will be new words generated and converted into domain names, such as new biotechnology, aerospace technology, blockchain technology, VR / AR and so on. These words will continue to grow.com.
     
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  18. Daniel Owens

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    Which suffix do you think will be the next .com and why ?(Or close to its height)
    ecom is expected to replace .com the instant .ecom becomes available.
    Do you think the domain name system will be replaced gradually ?By what?(Within ten years)In less than 10 years domains will be replaced by apps.
     
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  19. jim h

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    Yes.
    Apps, especially those ecotype apps that are similar to integrated websites, do pose a great threat to the way of searching websites by inputting characters in browsers.
     
  20. CraigD

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    Daniel,
    I'm not sure how an address can be replaced with an app.
    It would still need users to be identified to a registration system or email or something tangible.
    Could you explain please?

    PS: I've never heard of .ecom.
    Edit:
    OK found it: https://icannwiki.org/.ecom

    Still, I disagee.
     
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  21. jim h

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    .ecom is a proposed TLD in ICANN's New gTLD Program. The applicant is Ecommerce Inc.[1]

    I heard it for the first time. Some kind of interesting
     
  22. CraigD

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    Yes first time I have heard of it also.
    From the ICAAN link I posted it appears this extension was first proposed in 2012? and I can find nothing to confirm it went ahead, so I'm not sure how the OP considers that "ecom is expected to replace .com the instant .ecom becomes available" - that's a really really really big call in my opinion.
    Nothing NEW replaces something tried and true, instantly.
     
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  23. jim h

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    Yes,you're right:xf.smile:
     
  24. CraigD

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    It appears that the application for .ecom (Application ID: 1-2016-12429) was last modified in 2013, and has since been withdrawn.
    Interestingly, if you read through the legal documents, the proposal for .ecom was challenged at one point for being too similar to .shop, but that objection was dismissed.
     
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