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Daily Poll: Is .com Still King?


Marketplace.org published an interview with Jen Sale of Evergreen.com discussing domain names, domain name acquisitions, startup branding, and domain name investments. In the interview, Jen discussed what she does as a domain broker and also discussed what kinds of domain names she focuses on selling. One thing I appreciate is that she explained the difference between domain name squatting (cybersquatting) and domain investing, which I think gets a lot of people confused.

The article title is The dot-com URL is still king, and I thought I would ask in today’s poll what you think of that. Readers know what types of domain names I buy, and I am probably in a bit of an echo chamber when it comes to those investments. I am curious what you think.

About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of DomainInvesting.com. Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has sold seven figures worth of domain names in the last five years. Please read the DomainInvesting.com Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest.

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Comments (19)


    Only .com works!

    February 8th, 2018 at 9:42 am


    This is not a daily poll, it is a silly poll.

    February 8th, 2018 at 10:44 am

    Content Copyrighter

    I was wondering why you posting same content ? you should credit me or namepros namepros.com/threads/com-is-not-king-anymore.1063548/

    February 8th, 2018 at 11:53 am

      Elliot Silver

      As you can obviously see, I linked to the content that inspired today’s poll question – the Marketplace.org interview with Jen Sale.

      February 9th, 2018 at 7:26 am

    Mark Thorpe

    .Com is and always will be, the King of domain extensions. Not even .Web will dethrone it!
    Sorry new gTLD’s, but the game was over before it even started.

    February 8th, 2018 at 12:29 pm


    Home.loans sold for $500,000 and
    The.club sold for $300,000.
    But I don’t give a sh*t.

    I still am buying .com only.
    I’ve been domaining 15 years.

    .com was always profitable.
    And .com is always give me opportunities.

    .com is bitcoin
    And new gtlds are alt coins.

    February 8th, 2018 at 1:56 pm


    Dudh!! dot com will always be KING…

    SIR Elliot- can you send in another poll on– Are you still buying bitcoin/crypto domains?

    Nice to find out what the interest now when the values are going deep S*&^hit

    February 8th, 2018 at 1:59 pm


      I don’t invest in cryptocurrency.
      I think those are big bullsh*t.
      Blockchain tech is good and useful but bitcoin is ponzi scheme.

      In reply to BullS | February 8th, 2018 at 2:04 pm



      Totally agree with you.

      The main problem with bitcoin is there is no transparency and I bet those $$$$ got stolen at coindesk must be an inside job.

      In reply to Jake | February 8th, 2018 at 2:18 pm


    The king has been dethroned by .io, .club and .mobi!

    February 8th, 2018 at 3:24 pm


    This is not the right question to ask.

    The right question is, “Although .com is king, which particular full domain names in ccTLD and new gTLD are so special and so unique that they are truly ‘one of a kind’ and worth a great fortune to the real world of end users for commerce and other purposes; and which particular TLDs also have good value for end users across a wide range of applications even though .com is king?”

    There are some great treasures among the answers to that compound question, and no threat whatsoever to the value or general but by no mean entire supremacy of .com even if some particular examples of those individual treasures are worth far more than many of the best .coms. Home.Loans is one of those examples for end users.

    Fire away…

    February 8th, 2018 at 11:19 pm


      by no means entire*

      In reply to John | February 8th, 2018 at 11:19 pm


      Home.loans is simply an example of someone overpaying. It is akin to flowers.mobi or beauty.cc.

      In reply to John | February 9th, 2018 at 4:02 am


      You’re thinking like a “domainer” and not in the real world of real end users and real world value and use. That’s one of the biggest problems with so many “domainers.” Flowers.mobi is garbage and beauty.cc is nice looking garbage.

      In reply to Snoopy | February 9th, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    DotOnly Domains

    .Com is still key. The reason I is that the new TLD’s like .car or .accountant are not yet well known. Once that happens (it is in need of serious marketing!) the game will be different.

    February 9th, 2018 at 3:59 am


    Let’s take the Proof of Value (POV) Test.

    Your daughter has just been kidnapped, and the criminals demand a 100 K ransom paid within 28 hours, or she will be killed.
    You have assets (home, car, a vacation home, etc – but no assets that can be liquidated within this time frame to retrieve fair market value)
    You call relatives — they’re having “financial problems”
    You call your friend Sam, and Sam says he doesn’t have much cash, but he does these 2 domains: Home.Loans and HomeLoans.com — he says you’re welcome to take ONLY one domain to sell to a prospective buyer (also let’s imagine the Home.Loans sale has never taken place)
    Which domain will you take in the hope of saving your daughter’s life?
    Proof of Value may be mean Proof of Life

    February 9th, 2018 at 11:34 am


      Just read that. A fun piece of imagination, but a completely distorted, bogus and mistaken line of reasoning on the matter. At worst, you are not being honest with yourself (or more than just yourself with a blatantly useless illustration like that?). Obviously HomeLoans.com is not only worth vastly more than Home.Loans but is also far more immediately and rapidly liquid in terms of selling. A statement like that if you really believe it just doesn’t get a word a post like mine said either.

      In reply to steve | February 9th, 2018 at 6:42 pm

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    February 9th, 2018 at 1:43 pm


    All hail .COM Equimoditty Platform Assets!!!
    Long live .COM Equimoditty Platform Assets!!!

    February 9th, 2018 at 6:12 pm

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