7 Responses to “Domain Picks Dropping on Nov 11th 2013”

  1. Luke says:

    I don’t get .xyz either. Of all the extensions you could come up with, it seems an unusual choice.

    From a strategic point of view, I guess it gave them the security of not having to worry about objections or anyone else applying for the extension.

    Anecdotally, it seems that the bar to making money on the new extensions will be fairly low, so it won’t take phenomenal registration numbers for them to turn a profit.

    The next few years will certainly be interesting!

  2. sukhjinder says:

    The real winner is .College which is also operated by .xyz, because that will help them recover

  3. BullS says:

    Markie- I can sense that you are in a panic mode because you own too many tv and me domains and wondering how all these new gtlds going to affect your bottom line.

    When in doubt, young man- go dot com!!


  4. Mark,
    Just a few (not exhaustive) points, IMHO:
    – .xyz is a joke, it will be an epic flop … like .Irish you have recently mentioned and the vast majority of new gtlds (damn, how many pigeon shit gtlds I see! lol).
    I think at the end of a fierce Darwinian selection (aka many will meltdown as snow under the sun) we will be able to count the remaining and self-sufficient with just the fingers of one hand.
    I see that some people didn’t learn anything from past flops like .biz, .mobi, .xxx, etc, so we need a hurricane/wake-up call again.
    – among other things, as far as I’ve seen so far, pricing for several new gtlds is too aggressive.
    – “will a big shop related company want to brand on .shop more than media companies are willing to brand on .tv?”
    I don’t think so, my suggestion is to be extremely selective with non-.com domains.
    – Big winners in all this?: ICANN, which will raise a lot of cash, those Registrars which will be able to survive with meaningful gtlds, and lawyers, for all the confusion and mess around.
    And I also think that many companies which applied for their own gtld (.brand) could invest more wisely their money.

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