Did You Buy a .Shop Domain Name?

dot-shop-logoIt looks like .Shop did very well in its first day of general availability. According to OnlineDomain.com, Domain Name Wire,  and DomainIncite.com, over 50,000 .Shop domain names were registered during the first day the domain names were available  to be hand registered.

In an unrelated article I published yesterday, John asked if I (or any related entity of mine) registered any .Shop domain names. I did not register any .Shop domain names and I have no plans to buy any. I am sure there are people in the domain space who bought .Shop domain names, but I am not a participant in the new gTLD space, aside from a Donald Trumpesque handful of investments like n.Ventures and n.Holdings.

As I have said like a broken record for a few years dating back to .CO, if I see non .com domain names selling well on a regular basis and I am confident  I can get a positive ROI by investing, I will be more than happy to buy them on the aftermarket at a premium. I didn’t register .com domain names when they were first available but still managed to build my business.

Out of all the new extensions that are available, I think .Shop has one of the best chances of success. There are millions of domain names (I made this up but think it’s true) that have “Shop” in them, and there will always be people wanting to buy a domain name with Shop in them. Perhaps .Shop will be a good alternative. Take what I say with a big grain of salt, though, because I also felt that geographic new gTLD domain names would be big sellers, and I don’t think that is the case across the board.

I am curious if you bought any .Shop domain names yet. Vote in the poll below and feel free to share the names you bought if you would like.

Elliot Silver
Elliot Silver
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  1. Yes, first day. Just wait a week and this pace will slow down drastically.
    It will be similar case to .Store, which by the way is nowhere now (no sales, bids on aftermarkets, funny daily number registrations etc)

    • .Shop sold first day more than .Store during his 3 months of life. “Just wait a week and this pace will slow down drastically”, it´s normal… mostly domainers bought those names. When end users start figuring out about this gTLDs then the panorama will change. Its so difficult to get a good .com nowadays… some gTLDs are the future and everybody knows that.

  2. love.shop $139,999.99

    body.shop $34,999.99
    collision.shop $349.99
    autobody.shop $699.99

    I’m thinkin’ about gettin’ back into sheet metal cause I love
    the paint fumes but these renewals are way too high

  3. I have no idea why someone would pay 41 mil for this extension when it is so limited.
    Because of that and because all the great names have a high renewal rate i did not purchase any.
    Wish them good luck cause they need it.

  4. My selection of names were based on Indian and Asian businesses with regular approx $25 per year renewals, managed to get about 7 of my choices.

    Hope it pays up.

  5. We chose to run with a very small offering of a few $16 choices: gaysextoys.shop, organicfarm.shop & gmofree.shop just to see where we could position them…

    • nice names. One of mine is onlineSex.shop, similar to yours. Also bought Wakeboard.shop and other 6 waiting for Private auction. Every one $16. Only for one i payed $140. Good luck..!

  6. soaps.shop

    do u think i’m crazy? lol

  7. Yes, I got these…
    Any idea about the value of these domains?

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