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Are you planning to buy a new .app/.website/.SOMETHING domain?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by =MGN=RedEagle, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    Hi guys,

    Many of you will know that the system we use for domains is changing. Rather than having .com, .org and .net, we are getting .agency .singles, .cab, .app and more. Do you plan to buy one of these new domains?

    What extentions interest you?

    Do you think the new system will be a success?

    Here is a list of all the extensions you can buy: https://iwantmyname.com/domains/new-gtld-domain-extensions
  2. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Nope, waste of time and money imho.

    A .com domain will always reign king, sure there will be some good domains (if they haven't already been pre-registered by squatters or have companies claim bullcrap copyright claims over them) but at the end of the day they'll still be gimmiks.
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  3. iTuN3r

    iTuN3r Well-Known Member

    I think i will stick with .com /.net /.info for now .
  4. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    All I can say for sure is that they never should have allowed .zip as a TLD being that zip is an often used and very popular file extension.
  5. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    O wow, never saw that.
  6. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    Even if it doesn't mess with existing links ending in a .zip extension which it shouldn't ... I can see the abuse uses forming now.

    "hey check out this file, it will patch up X models in this game"

    "ohh cool whats the link"

    "somerandom.zip" -> redirects to proniverse.com

    I mean it is a stupid example but it demonstrates the point.

    It creates the possibility of confusion.

    I recently had to teach both my parents what file extensions were when explaining to them about why certain things didn't play here or there and what codecs are and all of that kind of stuff. Now that I have explained the importance of extensions and default programs for file extensions and how they work.. I can tell you right now with almost 100% certainty that if someone like my father comes across a web address that is 'anything.zip' he is going to think it is a file and act accordingly.

    In closing I would like to say thanks to the internet for wasting my Sunday teaching someone about file extensions and how they work and then totally undermining everything I said by reusing an extension as a TLD for no reason other than someone wanted it and couldn't deal with someone getting it first.
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  7. Dinh Thanh

    Dinh Thanh Well-Known Member

    no, thanks!
  8. Null

    Null Well-Known Member

    I don't intend on registering any for use but I'll need to buy a few for a few clients who want to snatch them up before squatters so (unfortunately, this means spending silly amounts of money to secure them).
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  9. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    Haha, never knew they added a .zip. Epic fail.
  10. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Just for grins and giggles I pre-ordered linux.tech. Just another one to redirect to my current forum.
  11. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    Good idea. Lucky you got that one.

    I figure the .com/.org/.net space will fill up to such an extent that demand will force people onto the new domain system.
  12. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    These new TLDs are just a money grab by ICANN.
    It's a joke.

    On a positive note:
    I just registered xenforo.sexy
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  13. intradox

    intradox Well-Known Member

    I am a bit confused. Is the General Availability for domains like .gallery meaning if you buy one it's live now? Or is it all just pre-orders for now?
  14. Null

    Null Well-Known Member

    Basically, Donuts, Inc. has applied for 307 gTLDs, around 100 have been granted thus far. Donuts are releasing around 5 per week for general availability. Unlike most registries, Donuts decide what domain names are 'premium' and charge hundreds of dollars on top of the normal registration fee.

  15. intradox

    intradox Well-Known Member

    I just bought a .gallery domain from Name.com but it appears to not be responding? Not sure if I own it but they are not live yet or if I messed something up.

    Are these new domains like .gallery live?
  16. Null

    Null Well-Known Member

    .gallery is live.
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  17. Arty

    Arty Well-Known Member

    What do you mean by "not responding"? Domain registration is never instant. It takes time for records to propagate.
  18. wedgar

    wedgar Well-Known Member

    Generally, when you buy a domain name from a registrar, you get a receipt letting you know you've got the domain.

    The last 10+ domains I've purchased, have propogated within 4-6- hours.
  19. Adham.M

    Adham.M Active Member

    I don't think so, I'm sticking with .com/.net/.org/.me/.info. I tried before .pw but I didn't like it.
  20. RickM

    RickM Well-Known Member

    I thought about it, but to be honest all the good ones will be gone already due to the generous landrush and pre-reg periods. So you've got not chance of getting something like ride.bike or sunny.travel for example.

    I'd not really have any use for them. I've spent way too much collecting domains and then doing nothing with them. I've still got way too many. Owning a domain registrar makes it too easy to buy tons of domains! :p

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