Msg#: 4272421 posted 5:16 pm on Feb 25, 2011 (gmt 0)
I have two .tv domains registered in the past. Registration always had an average price, like $19.99, but extending registration costs $39.99 which is crazy. Does anyone know why is the price so high, and is there some registrar with cheaper offer for .tv domain?
Also, do you consider it is a good idea to invest time and money into building a website and .tv brand, and which domain would you suggest instead (when .com you want is taken or way too expensive).
Msg#: 4272421 posted 11:48 pm on Feb 25, 2011 (gmt 0)
YouTube.tv? Redirects to .COM.
Who needs a .TV extension to stream video?
Besides, isn't all the money, time and effort going into building the video library?
Pick any ccTLD or gTLD and just build something worth my time and attention. From my POV the .tv extension is superfluous.
Sure, a few "real" television related entities have resorted to .tv, but it was hardly out of necessity or the added branding of .tv. If the show sucks placing it on a .tv domain isn't going to do much. If the show rocks then placing the Web presence on any domain extension will get the job done. (And yes, I'm well aware of traffic leakage . . but that's just life on the WWW. Leaks get plugged by bookmarks, inbound links, search results, etc.)