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What do you guys think about investing in .online domains?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Deez The Webguru, Aug 28, 2015.

  1. Deez The Webguru

    Deez The Webguru Junior Member

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    Hello everyone

    So I was wondering what everyone here thinks about these .online domains?

    Is it worth investing in or are the the days of making big $$$ from new domains over?

    I see lots of .online domains for sale on SEDO at some ridiculous prices....
     
  2. NX_NULL

    NX_NULL Regular Member Premium Member

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    .com FTW
    even .net or .org doesnt have power of almighty .com
    let alone these ridiculous new gTLDs
     
  3. SkyrocketSEO

    SkyrocketSEO Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Why would you invest in .online ?
     
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    clevelandslim Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Honestly sounds like a complete ripoff to me. I just found some new ones .online, .hosting, .cloud, all of them are targeted to companies or business because I don't think a normal person has that kind of money.
     
  5. Deez The Webguru

    Deez The Webguru Junior Member

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    I actually think it could have some value because off it sounding nice. I dont know. I mean like - KFC.online or mcdonalds.online or burgerking.online - shopping.online just thinking from that point of view.
     
  6. dgusic

    dgusic Regular Member

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    Especially that new .xxx domain.

    But you can have some cool domain tricks. I really loooove abc.xyz.
     
  7. Panther28

    Panther28 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    make sure you get an .offline, so when your business is offline, you can have a message there.
     
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    Aty Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    One can ask as much as he wants for a domain, but that doesn't mean he'll ever sell it at that price.
     
  9. nycdude

    nycdude Regular Member

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    Any gTLD is a risky investment if you're considering flipping it because .com will always be the boss. You mentioned domains like mcdonalds.online or KFC.online, sure these are cool domains for these companies but you can't buy and flip Trademarked names.

    The true value of a domain name is what it can be sold for, those guys trying to sell .online domains on Sedo for super high prices may never sell their domains for that price.

    Speculating on domains is an interesting world, a lot like Forex but with more room for error because of emotions.
     
  10. Sherbert Hoover

    Sherbert Hoover Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    I suggest never straying from .com, .net, and .org. The only other TLD that I've seen and have used to any degree of success to gain any traction is .me, but you have to get some serious marketing set up for it.

    Stay away from .info, stay away from .xyz and .online and .xxx and all those gimmicky crap gTLD's.
     
  11. Reaver

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    I just got an offer from 1&1: but a .online and get two domains for free. I was like "Pass." I'm not going outside of .com, .org or .net unless it's for a personal hobby site that I just maintain for fun and don't plan on making any money off of it. Just my two cents though.