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will .blog be successful?

Labeled as discuss in gTLD Discussion, started by ambrose.xu, Oct 13, 2016

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  1. ambrose.xu

    ambrose.xu Established Member

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    .blog will launch next month(Nov.), but i found there are too many words are premium, if u want to register it, the prices are about $300----$30000, and the worse were the renewals are as expensive as first year resiger .

    e.g.

    fiction.blog $3195 ,renewal $3000
    domainname.blog $15195, renwal $15000

    and the premium domain may shows who will be the next president of U.S.A :
    clinton.blog $945 ,renewal $700

    but trump.blog is not a premium domain .

    u can check them in 101domain
     
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  2. vivaldi

    vivaldi Nothing personal VIP

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    They went to far with their premium prices domainname.blog $15195 is ridiculous. .blog will probably be a good deal for Automattic not so much for resellers.
     
  3. GoKaizen

    GoKaizen Always be Learning VIP ICA Member

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  4. tweetsgonewild

    tweetsgonewild Top Contributor VIP Gold Account

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    I don't get it. 90% of the bloggers don't like to pay for domain names. Most of them are blogging via free platforms like Wordpress, Blogger, Tumblr and even FB and Twitter now.

    This is what happens when you overpay to acquire a gtld that freeloaders prefer.

    In my opinion, 42 million USD for .blog must be a huge problem for them. A bigger problem is going to be making us pay for it.
     
  5. vivaldi

    vivaldi Nothing personal VIP

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    Do you realize they have direct access to their core audience at almost no cost? You can pay a premium as a registry when you won't have to pay for advertising. Done right this will be a cash cow long term for them.
     
  6. GoKaizen

    GoKaizen Always be Learning VIP ICA Member

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  7. UncleBrand

    UncleBrand Top Contributor VIP

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    you can now preorder for 30bucks at a few registrar,
    i tried my luck on a few ones using name registrar,

    the premiums are not justified, and don't guarantee you anything, as you have no way to control that an extra service was really offered

    and if you really want one in particular, preorder at 3 top registrar will cost you around 100bucks
     
  8. GoKaizen

    GoKaizen Always be Learning VIP ICA Member

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    Automattic and Mullenweg have lost some marbles. The premium renewals are insane.
     
  9. 168

    168 Top Contributor VIP

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    When nobody buys wordpress will announce no mo freebies.

    .ink, .press, .media, .news - soo much better than blooooggg bla
     
  10. Alvaron

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    beer.BLOG
    wine.BLOG
    daily.BLOG

    All premium.
    All € 132.200,32 registration and € 132.200,32 y
     
  11. CJ6

    CJ6 My favorite movies are too offensive now. Whimps. VIP

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    I just wanted 1 blog for 1 reason.
    Future.blog...in order to put "Coming Soon" on it.
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2016
  12. Kate

    Kate Domainosaurus Rex VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    How to nip a TLD in the bud.
     

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