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now domain suffixes coming soon

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by eskimo, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. eskimo

    eskimo Regular Member

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    Haven't seen this shared on here yet, apologies if it has been (i looked):

    http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2011/06/17/technology-technology-hardware-amp-equipment-us-tec-beyond-dot-com_8522737.html

    It's about the new domain suffixes coming out in the next couple of years, shit like .vegas, .bank, .insurance etc...

    Personally I am hoping this never sees the light of day, it will devalue "good" .com/net's and will really shake up the SEO game. I mean, will go0gle smile upon cheap.insurance more than cheapinsurance.com?

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. bookmarc

    bookmarc Senior Member

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    thats what google does for contry level domains... so it could be possible they will do it for this as well.
     
  3. eskimo

    eskimo Regular Member

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    yeah, but country domains are geo targetted towards a country.
    so how will .insurance effect stuff on a local level? for example, if im doing car insurance in the UK, would it be better to have ukcar.insurance as a domain over carinsurance.co.uk

    its really going to cause some waves in the SEO scene
     
  4. Theodore

    Theodore Power Member

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    Just had a quick skim through it and i really wouldnt worry about it. The people that will be actually buying these type of domains will only be top branded companies as they will be costing them hundreds of thousands, then a further $25k a year.

    At the end of the day the big branded companies will just have a differnet looking domain and maybe might rank them a `little` better, but they already probably have an elite SEO team.

    Just my 2 cents.
     
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    There is already .travel domain and similar others which aren't really preferred over .com by Google so I think the .com dominance will continue!
     
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    keinehabe Supreme Member

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    same it's with .job , .pro and so on ... they are designed for something special ... I don't think domain tld's affect the performance of seo just in terms of scores like .com/.info thing ... important it's the rapport between content and competition I think .... hard to believe cheap.insurance can have something to do with cheapinsurance.com ... same like .bank tld ... ( this I think will be reserved only for banks obviously .. so you can't compete with them lol ... )
     
  7. bookmarc

    bookmarc Senior Member

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    well, there is another thing... people will take ages to get used to new extensions... its very unlikely that people will even remember all the extensions there are by the end of the day. and so .com will rule.
     
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    seo jack Junior Member

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    It will be years before this gets out in full force and who knows how the SEO world will be by the time that actually happens...
     
  9. eskimo

    eskimo Regular Member

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    I been thinking about this a lot, and came up with an idea. It costs about $180k to setup a custom suffix, and about $25k a year after that.

    So what about registering something like .shop, and selling off the domains, like book.shop, sports.shop sex.shop etc....

    I reckon you could sell them off for a decent amount and turn a profit?