Daily Poll: Will 2019 be “the year of weird domain names”?

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Yesterday, the UK edition of Wired published an article about new gTLD domain names: Forget dot com, 2019 will finally be the year of weird domain names. The article cited the increasing registration numbers of new gTLD extensions and the increasing usage of them.

I am not sure if the increasing registration numbers is a good way to look at things because of the very low pricing promotions that are out there. I presume if Verisign lowered the cost to buy .com domain names to $.99 or even $2.00 across the board, there would be a very big increase in registration volume. On the other hand, I do agree that the new gTLD domain names are being used more widely these days and I would say by a varying audience.

Have a look at the Wired article and then vote – will 2019 be “the year of weird domain names“?


13 COMMENTS

  1. I was the fourth one to vote, and I voted “no” making it a tie, 2 for yes and 2 for no. I predict the year “2020” will appear in more domains than any previous years except the year “2000”. I’ve already bought domains like;
    Names2020, Relief2020, 2020Smiles and Happy2020.world.

    Bulloney (re-branding to ThatNameGuy™)

  2. Nothing but a puff piece from “lol-la-land” as I just mentioned at Rick’s blog. And I’m a guy who actually likes a few new domains.

    May the Schwartz be with you.

  3. I think that 2019 will continue to see increasing acceptance of ngTLDs, but at a slow rate. I am encouraged that ngTLDs seem to be growing in actual world use, including by significant organizations and businesses. But I voted no, as I don’t see a major change in 2019 (even though I invest primarily in ngTLDs).

  4. I think .tv is one .com alternative which will see a lot more usage as 5G is rolled out and boosts online video. I don’t know how long it will take but I think the Net will merge with television. A website can do everything a TV station can do and more, without the expensive broadcasting license.

  5. Hello Elliot, I believe that some domains still have merit even if they are not .coms thats why I got HomeLoan.Company and 3dPrinter.ForSale but, I keep wondering how relevant domain names are going to be in general in the the long run with all the advancements in technology specially with the smart asistants getting smarter.

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