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New 2014 gTLDs - Get or Not ?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by waitier, Feb 17, 2014.

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New 2014 gTLDs - Get or Not ?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. Meh

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  4. .com .net .org All the way

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  1. waitier

    waitier Power Member

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    So it's been awhile new target specific gTLDs are out that are like .guru and .dating

    Will you buy it? Do you think it will have the same value as com net org in the future? Or even now?

    I'm guessing it's going to get messy in the search because some of them are long. It's also going to be hard to type in like "example.construction" even though it's brandable.
     
  2. TheMoneyWizard

    TheMoneyWizard Elite Member

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    It's just a gimmick, I'll stick with .com domains :)
     
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  3. evilclown

    evilclown Senior Member

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    Still .com is boss
     
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  4. Cad01

    Cad01 Regular Member

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    I also don't believe in these new tld's, for now i'm going to keep working with .com domains.
     
  5. Oukast

    Oukast Senior Member

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    Doubt anything will ever win over the old and well-known extensions. But I might give some a go, just for the fun of it.
     
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  6. bullsbears

    bullsbears Regular Member

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    Don't see new ones getting enough buyers yet.
     
  7. pulkitseo

    pulkitseo Senior Member

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    .com will always be king but specialization attracts ..we should never forget that...
    I have purchased 10 domain names...:)
     
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  8. krogertek

    krogertek BANNED BANNED

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    It's going to be verry hard for people to trust the new TLD's... so for this matter it's .com .net .org all the way!
     
  9. kazhkaz

    kazhkaz Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I have doubts about their future but I am also very curious to take one and see how it performs in Google.
     
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  10. waitier

    waitier Power Member

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    it is very tempting to buy the newer domains. and i'm seeing over at flippa some are getting bids already. the notable ones being pet.land

    2 things can happen:
    1) the .com premium will go up (due to too many extension making it shitty), or
    2) it will go down. (due to more extension, less crowding)

    And of course there's the problem of how G treats it. Very hard to guess.
     
  11. D0r7

    D0r7 Junior Member

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    .com is the king for sure!
     
  12. WPcrew

    WPcrew Junior Member

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    We're buying only .com domains for a few reasons, like:

    1. We don't want our site to be mixed with .com domain ie
    2. Most of the people are only looking .com domains by default
    3. If you want to sell your domain, .com will always worth more
    4. CTRL + Enter takes most users to the .com domain for the given name
     
  13. Thub15

    Thub15 Regular Member

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    I think the registrars are really hyping up the "internet land-rush 2014" aspects of this new batch of offerings. The prices of some of these new tld's are insane. Plus you have a renewal fee equal to the purchase price. So you may end up with a bad name for a lot of money.
     
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    anefarious1 Newbie

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    I bought Pet.Land and I think it will be worth quite a bit in the future. It has a nice ring to it and the pet industry is already huge and will continue to grow faster than the overall economy.
     
  15. solventnine

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    I don't forsee a lot of interest in them outside the IM and domainer communities. However, I'm not sure that domains mean as much today as they did 5 or 10 years ago, provided the initial traffic source is a trusted source (e.g., flogs and farticles). It would be interesting to see the results of an A/B test on new domains vs. old ones as far as whether performance is affected (and for that matter, a news or niche domain vs. a random one).