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fairly new extenions .asia, .me, .tel comparison
dailypress




msg:4063755
 7:26 pm on Jan 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

1.Almost a year passed and I was wondering what people NOW think of these TLD's. Which ranks better in SERP's if any difference noticed?

2.What have you done with these domains? any good use?

1. from my personal experience:

I like .asia > .tel > .me although ranking on Google I think .asia > .me > .tel

If I were to go back I probably wouldnt have invested the amount I did in these extensions however, I will renew most of the .asia and .tel's I own now.

A friend of mine owns a .me and he is pretty happy with the extension although I think hes more excited of the keyword he got in this extension.

2. I havent done much with the .tel's. Just put a FOR SALE note!
I have been developing and updating my .asia websites pretty often. It is becoming more popular than my .com site I started years ago.

 

HuskyPup




msg:4063936
 1:11 am on Jan 20, 2010 (gmt 0)

Realistically I've only fully developed two of my .asia sites and both are doing very nicely in the serps and it is quite surprising the feedback from potential widget buyers about the extension, they really seem to trust it for some reason.

Obviously that may help since all our sites are linked together for commercial purposes however we have seen really good traffic growth and we did move one of our 5 year old .cn sites to a .asia because it seemed to be struggling but now does not seem to have any problems.

.tel I configured but never look at, for the moment I would say almost pointless but for the small cost I shall probably keep them. I certainly would not want anyone else acquiring those names.

.me...useless for my business, never even looked at it.

You didn't mention .mobi!

I'm putting some of those names up for sale to my widget trade, almost pointless now it seems to me...caveat, I may change my mind tomorrow:-)

dailypress




msg:4064043
 6:10 am on Jan 20, 2010 (gmt 0)

You didn't mention .mobi
I didnt want to bring the quality down ;) kidding, I dont own .mobi or .me and wasnt aware that .mobi was around the same time. I only followed other extensions after .asia :)
Webwork




msg:4064314
 4:02 pm on Jan 20, 2010 (gmt 0)

I spent my youth as a meat and potatoes guy.

.Com and .Org

I'm not sure I could handle the change of diet, to .DOTanthingyelse. In other words, I'd probably pick (speculate about) the wrong .DOTmushroom for my .DOTsalad and get a bad dose of something. ;)

Besides, nothing new in the domain space has really impressed me.

For example, it's "as if" .asia was meant as a response to .Com~East . . . but it's 2010, a great deal has been built on .Com and it's trusted, ccTLDs work for countries and, really, do we need vanity license plates . . AND domains? :P

jmccormac




msg:4064978
 1:23 pm on Jan 21, 2010 (gmt 0)

The .tel TLD, despite its technology, is very like a pay for inclusion web directory. The .me is going to experience a Junk Drop phase. The .asia sTLD is beginning to grow but at the rate of a small ccTLD.

Over the last few days, I've been working on a cross TLD usage comparison to see what domains were used across com/net/org/biz/info/mobi/asia and which domains were unique to a particular TLD. Some of the results were surprising but others were not.

The .com TLD was approximately 83.01% unique.
The .net TLD was approximately 11.03% unique.
The .org TLD was approximately 19.86% unique.
The .biz gTLD was approximately 5.88% unique.
The .info gTLD was approximately 24.83% unique.
The .mobi sTLD was approximately 10.16% unique.
The .asia sTLD was approximately 4.24% unique.

The number of domains appearing in all TLDs above was approximately 0.08% of .com.
The number of domains appearing in com/net/org/biz/info/mobi was approximately 0.27% of .com.
The number of domains appearing in com/net/org/biz/info was approximately 0.79% of .com.
The number of domains appearing in com/net/org was approximately 2.53% of com.
The number of domains appearing in com/org was approximately 1.88% of .com.
The number of domains appearing in com/net was approximately 6.6% of .com.

Over the next day or so, I'll put the stats into a spreadsheet and perhaps into a few webpages. The end result is a very interesting set of lists and stats.

Regards...jmcc

HuskyPup




msg:4065026
 2:55 pm on Jan 21, 2010 (gmt 0)

I've been working on a cross TLD usage comparison

I'm not too sure what you mean by this.

Are you referring to uniquely owned domains e.g. If I own example.com and example.asia that is not unique but if someone else does own example.asia that is unique?

The number of domains appearing in

This I do not understand at all.

jmccormac




msg:4065032
 3:07 pm on Jan 21, 2010 (gmt 0)

I'm not too sure what you mean by this.
Basically taking the domain name (minus the TLD extension) and checking in which TLD it appears. If, for example the domain example.com appears in .com TLD, then I would check if it appears in .net as example.net and in .org as example.org. This would be done for every domain appearing in com/net/org/biz/info/mobi/asia.

Are you referring to uniquely owned domains e.g. If I own example.com and example.asia that is not unique but if someone else does own example.asia that is unique?
It is purely based on the domain name itself rather than the owner(s). A unique domain name only appears in one TLD and in no other gTLD (com/net/org/biz/info/mobi/asia).

This I do not understand at all.

I was using .com TLD as the reference for some cross-registered domains and expressing the numbers of these domains as a percentage of the number of registered .com domains.

Regards...jmcc

rocker




msg:4065090
 4:22 pm on Jan 21, 2010 (gmt 0)

The number of domains appearing in com/org was approximately 1.88% of .com.
The number of domains appearing in com/net was approximately 6.6% of .com.

I am surprised to see that com/net is higher than com/org

Since org is higher than net here:

The .net TLD was approximately 11.03% unique.
The .org TLD was approximately 19.86% unique.

jmcc, did you find any in this category?
The number of domains appearing in net/org/biz/info/mobi (no com)

jmccormac




msg:4065129
 5:15 pm on Jan 21, 2010 (gmt 0)

I am surprised to see that com/net is higher than com/org
A lot of that is due to the historical position of .net. Many businesses would have registered the .com and .net variant as .org was traditionally the non-profit organisation TLD. This is just the two pair results. There are domains that are present in more than these pairs of TLDs.

Since org is higher than net here:
The Unique figure is the number of domains that only appear in that TLD. The .org is unusual because it has been largely unaffected by the domain name speculation of recent years and it is only now beginning to see a significant amount of interest. The .net has been seen as a reflection of .com in terms of domain name speculation and it has had a higher level of interest. I did an individual stats table for each of the TLDs. The figure for net/org/biz/info/mobi was 0.0079% (996 domains) of .net TLD. Sometimes this is due to the com registration having no assigned nameservers (it doesn't appear in the .com zonefile) or it has been pulled from the zone for other reasons.

Regards...jmcc

HuskyPup




msg:4065135
 5:31 pm on Jan 21, 2010 (gmt 0)

Thanks jmccormac, I understand now, very interesting comparison.

dailypress




msg:4065241
 8:13 pm on Jan 21, 2010 (gmt 0)

any info on .tel?

The .asia sTLD is beginning to grow but at the rate of a small ccTLD.
Do you have data on .asia growth rate? Any info on .asia is much appreciated.

The .info gTLD was approximately 24.83% unique.
The .mobi sTLD was approximately 10.16% unique.
The .asia sTLD was approximately 4.24% unique.
Is the lower percentage of .asia due to the fact it is a newer extension?

jmcc, thanks as always for bringing in valuable data/info and stats :)

p.s.> I did a yahoo search on .asia and checked out a few well developed websites using .asia TLD. I used to rank #1 on this list at the begining but lost interested updating the site and sending traffic to it and therefore dont rank anymore.

jmccormac




msg:4065255
 8:44 pm on Jan 21, 2010 (gmt 0)

I didn't include .tel in the crunch but it should easy enough to add. The .asia growth is slow and between 01 December 2009 and 01 January 2010 it had 2553 new domains, 1875 deleted and 3116 transferred. The net increase was 678 domains. These figures are based on active domains in the zonefile. The .asia is growing slowly. The lower percentage of Uniques in .asia is due to it being a new extension and also to it being less speculated. The critical thing for .asia now is utilisation and development. I think that there will be more drops before it begins to improve significantly. With the changing .cn registration requirements, I would expect .asia to benefit slightly.

Regards...jmcc

[edited by: jmccormac at 9:26 pm (utc) on Jan. 21, 2010]

HuskyPup




msg:4065266
 9:01 pm on Jan 21, 2010 (gmt 0)

With the changing .cn registration requirements

Heck, I hadn't realised there had been a change, thanks for the heads up.

Could this possibly make some of mine more valuable?

jmccormac




msg:4065273
 9:13 pm on Jan 21, 2010 (gmt 0)

This is the change HuskyPup,

[cnnic.net.cn...]

This is the thread on Webmasterworld:
[webmasterworld.com...]

Basically it tightens up the registration process for .cn domains. As for increasing the value of .cn domains, I don't think that it will affect the value but it might improve the credibility of .cn ccTLD.

Regards...jmcc

rocker




msg:4065406
 1:47 am on Jan 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

The figure for net/org/biz/info/mobi was 0.0079% (996 domains) of .net TLD.

Find any .com's available in that category :)

jmcc, thanks for sharing your research.

dailypress




msg:4065648
 1:12 pm on Jan 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

I didn't include .tel in the crunch but it should easy enough to add.
Can you please add some data for .tel? Just curious.
thanks,
DP

jmccormac




msg:4065878
 6:59 pm on Jan 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

The .tel data will take a while to add. But I should have some figures for .tel by tomorrow. I'll add .name data as well.

Regards...jmcc

jmccormac




msg:4066346
 3:20 pm on Jan 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

The .tel is apprxoimately 7.6% unique.

Figures expressed as percentages of .tel domains:
.tel in com/net/org/biz/info/mobi/asia/tel 15.84%
.tel in com/net/org/biz/info/mobi/tel 15.46%
.tel in com/net/org/biz/info/tel 12.87%
.tel in com/tel 9.75%
I'm still crunching data and these are preliminary results.

Regards...jmcc

dailypress




msg:4066517
 9:49 pm on Jan 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

thank you jmccormac. I dont know how you get these numbers but thanks for sharing :) enjoy the weekend.

one thing I just noticed is that .tel shows up on my SERPS with much better rank than before. I just did a google search of my name and my first name.tel shows up on the first page! :)

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