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Poll: Should the “New” Extensions Still be Called “New?”

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I had a discussion on Twitter with Ray Hackney and Theo Develegas regarding the coloquial naming of the new gTLD domain name extensions. I have almost always referred to them as the “new gTLDs” or something along those lines, and Ray pointed out that they are no longer “new,” having been introduced several years ago.

Ray has a point. These new extensions are not really new. However, from my perspective, they are still relatively new to the general public. In addition, the introduction of the new extensions has taken several years and some are still in the process of being introduced or approved (hello, .Amazon). While they are no longer “new,” they are sort of new and novel.

Poll: How Much is Shopping.com Worth?

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TechCrunch published an article about EBay shutting down its eBay Commerce Network. The Shopping.com domain name was mentioned in the article because it is used by EBay as a part of its Commerce Network:

“Bridget Davies, eBay’s VP of advertising, confirmed to TechCrunch that as part of the closure, listings that had been run on Shopping.com — which was still active, acting as a “publisher” on the Commerce Network — will also no longer appear. “We’re going to retain the domain, and we’re currently deciding what we will do with the asset,” she said.”

I am curious what readers think Shopping.com is worth today.

Poll: Should Weight Watchers Have Rebranded to WW?

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In July of last year, I speculated that Weight Watchers may have bought the valuable WW.com domain name. I assumed they might use it as a shortener for their brand. In September, I wrote about the news that Weight Watchers was rebranding as WW. Perhaps the company wanted to move away from its branding to something much more generic. In my opinion, the WW name doesn’t really say anything about the company and it seems the company will need to continually use the Weight Watchers brand so people recognize it.

Since its rebranding, things have not gone so well for the publicly traded company. An article in Market Watch illustrates what has happened to the value of the company’s stock since the name change:

Poll: Should Jason Calacanis Sell ADAY.com for $900k?

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Last week on Twitter, entrepreneur and angel investor Jason Calacanis announced that he received a $900,000 offer for the ADAY.com domain name, and he asked his followers if they think he should sell it:

It looks like most of the people who replied so far think he should take the $900k offer.

I am wondering what a domain investment audience thinks about that offer and whether Jason should take the money or not. Vote in the poll below and feel free to share additional thoughts in the comment section.


Poll: Will You be at NamesCon Europe?

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NamesCon Europe is coming up in June, and it will be held in the city of Cascais, Portugal (a short drive from Lisbon). The conference will be held from June 20-22, 2019. NamesCon shared more information about the conference in a tweet yesterday:

Poll: Was DomainNames.com a Good Buy?

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Earlier this morning, I shared a video of the DomainNames.com auction at NamesCon. The domain name sold for $370,000, and I believe Frank Schilling of Uniregistry was the winning bidder.

I thought I would ask readers their thoughts on the purchase via poll question below. “Good buy” doesn’t necessarily mean a good price to re-sell. I presume Frank / Uniregistry will be the end user, so even if you think the price was on the high side, it could still be considered a good buy. Feel free to share additional thoughts in the comment section after you vote if you would like:

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