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Has anyone jumped in yet on the pre registration band wagon?
Do you think we are to see the half brother of .com and the leading TLD for SEO in Europe?
Are people going to forget its eu ( european union ) and just think of it as Europe?
My own personal opinion is this TLD will be sought after and so have re sale value above the reg price for the right generics. I also think that they will be classed as an important weapon in SEO efforts in European countries possibly better than country specific TLD's
A quick tip - Switzerland won't be allowed to take part in the sunrise period. This means Swiss geographical names would be easier to come by if anyone is a town name collector then maybe you will appreciate my tip - I only pre registered one Geneva the rest are more than likely still up for grabs if you believe they will be worth anything .
.eu success or no?
Has anyone jumped in yet on the pre registration band wagon?No such thing as pre-registration. It is a con job. Read this:
Do you think we are to see the half brother of .com and the leading TLD for SEO in Europe?No. It may just end up a stagnant pool like .info or .biz if it is handled badly. Initially, resellers were not going to be allowed (only registrars could sell .eu domains) though this was clarified.
Are people going to forget its eu ( european union ) and just think of it as Europe?The local ccTLDs are well established. It may have an initial gain from the novelty factor but the quality of the .eu gTLD may be diluted by squatters.
My own personal opinion is this TLD will be sought after and so have re sale value above the reg price for the right generics.There is a nice little section in the page below entitled "What to do if I believe the person to whom a .eu name is registered made a speculative or abusive registration"
This is the document referred to.
Still thinking about speculating in .eu? :)
.eu success or no?
I read through that and treading carefully will be the by word but it doesnt look too daunting .
I'm only really be after pure generics apart from a couple of town names which I didnt think I would get anyway so it will be hard to prove me out of them I'd think but if I am wrong well whats a few quid :-)
In terms of pre reg I am convinced this is happening now and not a scam but again maybe I am wrong. Do you know this for certain as uninames.be is taking pre orders with no guarantees of getting the names you want but money back if they don't and they come across very well.
Like you say it will be a wait and see as to whether the TLD proves its worth but I would rather lose a few grand on the gamble it will be big than be gutted I missed out.
I know there are a few other WW members who have a few in the queue so to speak
Some people are going to get burnt on this one just like the launch of the other gTLDs. But the the moneyback guarantee is good.
There is no guarantee on getting the domain with pre-registration. That's the the aspect that a lot of people are going to get caught on. The registry/registrars/resellers model does not apply with .eu so there would theoretically be a delay on the "resellers". It would be better to try with accredited .eu registrars as they may give priority to their own customers above those of their "resellers".
I have no clue what I am getting into tbh I just have a good feeling about it and my good feelings tend to make me a lot of cash so I can afford a few wrong turns here and there :-)
Just to clear up the registration position :
" Once .eu registrars are accredited they are allowed to accept pre-registrations for their customers. At the start of the live registrations, they will introduce their pre-registrations in the automated systems of EURid for processing. In case certain domain names were pre-registered several times, the automated systems will determine on a "first come, first served" basis which pre-registration will eventually lead to a definitive registration (the huge load of simultaneous applications will also generate a randomising effect). "
Above Taken from the offical EURid site
Below a list of offcial registrars who are now taking pre reg money.
Who knows maybe google will start to like .eu over .com and ill never re sell any of the ones I get and just have them all turned into websites - its just nice to be in at the start of something since I missed the .com launch even if it turns out to be fools gold.
Sure there will be a few chats at pubcon London about it - are you going?
As I understand it my pre reg list is next to the last of their sunrise list or thereabouts so I am hopefull of a good catch or two but of course keeping hold of them might be harder than I think :-)
Roll on February 2006 although knowing the eu it will be more like 2007 hehe