I really just do not get this "new" stuff whatsoever and especially so "guru" ... all that has written over it is "rip-off non-expert billing", so many alledged gurus looking for opportunities?
Do all these people really believe their extension is going to make such a difference? If so then why not just register a .pro, at least that looks nice:-)
Just think of all the money that's being raised!
I do think it's all going to confuse people at the outset, but, on the positive side, perhaps it will, eventually, turn out to be a good thing.
Remember 2005-2009 when people couldn't get a decent .com domain because all the good ones were "gone" (hoovered up for domain tasting)? Well it looks like some of these new gTLDs are the answer to that problem. Others are going to do well though. The ones to watch will be .email, (it may not end up like .tel), .london and .nyc. They will be the ngTLDs that might just move the new gTLDs into the consciousness of the general public.
.Guru? 46594 registered? Really?
Enduser vanity? Do you REALLY want to holdforth that you are "a guru" OR, after a certain amount of ~abuse, will you unregister the "vanity license plate" and say "It was just a joke"?
Speculative registrations? Made in hope that some greater fool REALLY will want to pay the registrant even more than the speculator - in order to have a webaddress that holdforth to the public that "I am just SO savvy that I have a .Guru address"? Okay, so go for it! You've got a .guru domain name. What else you got? Really? Nothing much else?
Cobble all those "not much more" .Guru websites and then .Guru becomes a large scale public joke. Your .Guru identity makes you an object of scorn, ridicule and ridiculousness.
Lots of variation on this theme with all the new gTLDs.
Also, lots of "a domain is the fasttrack to success", I'm sure. We've been there, done that. Me too.
Knock, knock!? Psssst. It's NOT the domain, stoopid. There's a whole lot more that is involved.
But hope and tulip crazes and Beanie Baby crazes spring eternal. The next fool scenario. Who gets to be the bag holder and who gets to hold the cash. Hint: Why are there registrars who fought to be the exclusive source of 100+ new gTLDs?
I smell rot and decay in the wind, approaching from . . 13 months hence. Just like .mobi, .biz, .info, etc.
Hey, where's the .Spam registry?
Probably a high level of speculative registrations. However like many TLDs, it will be interesting to see if there is any genuine/unique web usage in the ngTLD. The unique/active figure for most gTLDs can be quite low (11 - 20%).
It is funny to watch the same fanboyism from previous launches taking hold on Domainer blogs and elsewhere. Some people think that since they registered domains in a ngTLD, other existing .com/.ccTLD based businesses should rebrand.
Fanboy, blind/paid promotion, pumping up one's own wares . . It was bad enough when they were released 1 at a time a la .info, .mobi, etc. I expect quite a domain din for the next few years . . . then back to business as usual.
I don't see these becoming too mainstream mainly because no one wants to type out .photography on a mobile device or on a laptop or anything. If someone wants to see photos that desperately they will just do a google image search. The .email might could have been good for MS or Yahoo to buy but its all so redundant. I will stick with my .com's.
|Hey, where's the .Spam registry? |
What does this kind of thing mean?
ASCII representation of an IDN string.
IDN strings have characters not in the original American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) table which really only included the letters a to z, numbers and some basic symbols and punctuation.
Here the link to icann offical list ...
i already own a .club (<example>) domain ... i really curious about hows that going on.
btw. did you know that amazon owns 76 new tld ... for example: app, store, shop, news, mail, free ... the fees for all this applications is 14.060.000 USD :)
[edited by: buckworks at 1:22 am (utc) on Jun 1, 2014]
[edit reason] No domain drops, please. [/edit]
|i already own a .club (<example>.club) domain ... i really curious about hows that going on. |
This morning's main changes (daily):
ninja 6705 826
club 62069 650
expert 13370 363
xn--3ds443g 31903 276
guru 59690 256
rentals 5968 251
solutions 16591 146
today 25585 143
wiki 3830 140
email 31124 120
vacations 1824 114
photography 36854 113
company 19942 111
immobilien 4647 99
tips 23200 94
training 8261 91
marketing 6114 78
agency 7519 68
academy 9148 62
link 31778 59
education 7448 59
international 8798 57
sexy 13680 56
cool 3418 55
center 16036 55
directory 15441 53
cruises 792 51
works 1967 51
technology 15782 51
Not a lot of activity compared to the main gTLDs.
[edited by: buckworks at 1:23 am (utc) on Jun 1, 2014]
From another post:
|According to Namestat.org, Top10 Fastest Growing gTLDs are as follows: |