Is the dress white and gold or is the dress blue and black? Amusingly, the great dress debate seemed to be what many people were talking about online yesterday, and there were quite a few “dress” .com domain names hand registered.
According to Verisign’s DomainView Keyword Trend Tool, ten of the newly registered .com domain names related to this trend include:
I think it’s pretty silly to register domain names like this, especially considering this trend will probably peter out in a few days. In addition, I don’t really see any value in these domain names. Perhaps some of these names were bought for SEO purposes, but again, I don’t really think this is going to be something people will be talking about in a week or two.
Interestingly, some of the domains that were registered are four and five word domain names! Who said long tail domain names were on the way out?
As you might imagine, there were other dress related domain names that were registered that probably have nothing to do with this trend. I happen to think a domain name like DressCrisis.com, which was registered yesterday, will have greater potential than the trend related registrations.