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12:55 am on Oct 1, 2014 (gmt 0)

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I've let many of my old domains expire those with dashes, heavy seo, exact match names, etc, etc Plus, the difficulty in reaching niche and city based markets in the engines seems impossible.

However, the call is always there. What are your thoughts?

Is it worth considering pr-registering domain names using .BUSINESS extensions? I'm thinking popular demand in the future or still the same O' battle.

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2:17 pm on Oct 1, 2014 (gmt 0)

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I'm passing on ALL the new "opportunities".

.info - for info sites? Dud.

.biz -for business sites? Dud.

.mobi - for the emerging mobile market? Dud.

.travel - for the travel and tourism industry? Dud.

All the above struggled to gain acceptance / use when there were only 2 serious, long term "global" contenders: .com and .org.

WHY would a rational person conclude that the addition of more - heck, unlimited - new gTLDs lends ANYTHING to the likely success of a website built upon the latest new gTLD(s) OR to the likely successful flip of a speculative registration? Because the same #*$!less arguments about .info, .biz, .mobi, .travel are now, by some magic, valid BECAUSE that there are 100s of gTLDs? Unlimited gTLDs?

The ONLY ones likely to gain ANYTHING from the latest new gTLD gambit are the registrars that chose to scale to acting as registry for dozens or hundreds of new gTLDs since, by doing so, they don't have to reinvent the wheel 100Xs, that is, they can use the same registry apps / same server farm / same admins, offices, etc. to fleece . . err . . to sell the new gTLDs to brand defenders, the latest / new domain speculators (Hello India!), SEO hopefuls, etc.

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I feel that most of them are pointless however possibly something like nicheservice.london may have some legs but just how many I have no idea.

FWIW this month I am releasing 6 keyword.info names and 3 keyword.mobi, good luck whomsoever leaps upon them:-)
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.biz - sounds like a scam business anyone withany sense will not register a serious business name with that .biz !
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We're 13 years into .biz and it's never taken off plus it has now dropped below the 2.5 million level. I've kept my company .biz registered from day 1 since it's cheap and tax deductible otherwise I wouldn't bother.
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I'm passing on ALL the new "opportunities".
.info is doing just fine. If any of the new gTLDs get anywhere near the footprint of .info they will have surpassed most of the expectations of people playing the game.

All the above struggled to gain acceptance / use when there were only 2 serious, long term "global" contenders: .com and .org.
I think we all need to be careful that we're not even playing a game, and not acting in a strategic vacuum where we are only considering our own preferences.


I feel that most of them are pointless however possibly something like nicheservice.london may have some legs but just how many I have no idea.
Markets can only support a limited amount of speculation. Relying on others to develop productive resources, especially in a niche market, in hope they will create a rising tide to lift all is highly speculative. The chances of failure are compounded if people are not even prepared to actively market their offerings yet alone try and create any added value.
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I haven't been tempted beyond com org and net as I haven't really seen the others in visible media/markets or other advertising. Too little traction for me to invest in other gTLDs...
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I have just registered a .mobi name, it use's the .mobi extension in the domain name, apart from that I dont know anyone that has used it.
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I've given up all my .mobi names simply because I can do everything with a responsive html5 site. The original .mobi site coding was a stop-gap until now therefore unless one's specific domain name was not available in anything but .mobi I can't really see the benefit of it now.
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I own one .info site simple because the name sounds better than the .com - but I own the .com as well (and redirect it to the .info) and some people are bound to get it wrong.

I would not expect any direct advantage, but if it sounds better or is especially memorable, or lets you have a shorter domain name....
 

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