Yesterday evening on Twitter, .Club CEO and co-founder Colin Campbell made a prediction about the “top” 5 new domain extensions in ten years. Here’s what he posted and what his predictions are:
Prediction: Top 5 new domain extensions: .web .shop .club .app .blog 10 years from now.
— Colin.club (@ColinDotClub) September 17, 2016
When I saw this, I asked him to define “top.” It’s a simple term, but it can have many different meanings and interpretations. Specifically, I asked if he means most registrations, most revenue, or most developed websites. Colin responded to my question today, and he was referring to “Top in Global recognition on par with .tv .co and .org.”
I am glad Colin didn’t mention registrations because that is so easily gamed and the number of registrations doesn’t really mean much in my opinion. It’s interesting that Colin left off .XYZ given the number of registrations and the fact that Google parent company Alphabet’s usage of a .XYZ domain name. It’s also interesting that he went out on a limb by choosing several extensions that are not currently available and aren’t being used.
I will let you guys share your thoughts about this topic, but it’s pretty cool to see someone like Colin sharing his thoughts on this and actually going a bit out on a limb with his predictions (even though his time horizon is a bit long).