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What is the worst legacy TLD?

  • This poll is still running and the standings may change.
  • .info

    2
    votes
    5.4%
  • .tel

    19
    votes
    51.4%
  • .biz

    10
    votes
    27.0%
  • .asia

    4
    votes
    10.8%
  • .mobi

    22
    votes
    59.5%
  • .name

    9
    votes
    24.3%
  • .pro

    1
    vote
    2.7%
  • .jobs

    4
    votes
    10.8%
  • This poll is still running and the standings may change.

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Are the following considered the worst legacy TLDs* at the moment?
.biz
.mobi
.tel


Is there any chance that you see any domain in the above extensions and say "wow good domain"?

.biz is the worst IMO, I just saw Hours.biz in a droplist and passed over it without thinking, I can't imagine any domain name with .biz that I can see as valuable! maybe except 1 letter names only.

One thing I am curious about is that all legacy TLDs that came after (.com, .org, .net) failed except few ones such as (.info, .pro) will the same thing happen with new gTLD? Few new gTLDs are successful such as (.online, .website, .club) but the majority of them failed so far.

*Note: legacy TLD is a registry that predates Round One of the New gTLD program
 
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3,039
I have sold many single word and LLL .biz.

I think .tel and .mobi are the worst by a mile. There was never a point to either of them.

Brad

Namebio shows 23 sales for .tel only! compated with 2029 sales for .mobi and 2034 for .biz

You are right .tel is much worse!
 
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3,648
.Biz has close to two million registrations - more than 99% of the newer extensions so it must be a success, right? There have been occasional sales and some small businesses use it. But it has generally been a horrible extension for investors. It was a choice for small businesses or developers who did not want to pay for an aftermarket domain. It is not a first or second or third choice. Ditto for the vast majority of newer extensions.
 
Impact
140
.biz, .tel and .mobi = bleurgh. The others all have more clearly defined uses and don't look or sound ridiculous.

.tel arrived 15 years too late.

.biz is horrific from my European English speaker's point-of-view, I don't know if you American English speakers are more forgiving, but it looks infantile. That said, there are one or two I'd say hold intrinsic value such as the example I give below...

I can't imagine any domain name with .biz that I can see as valuable! maybe except 1 letter names only.

show.biz? :xf.grin:
 
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