As I reported earlier this week, I do not currently own any of the new domain names. I am involved in an auction for one new domain name (.Ventures), but I don’t know if I am going to bid competitively to win it. I am just not sure about whether it’s worth the price, but we’ll see what happens.
At the time of my writing this article, somewhere around 30% of the people who voted have already registered a domain name in one of the new extensions. Some of the people who replied via comment shared the domain name(s) that they purchased. If you are interested, I would like to invite you to share some of the new gTLD domain names that you purchased.
On a separate but related note, I can see the value in certain new domain names. Geo.Plumbing names or some Keyword.Ventures/.Holdings names make sense to me. There are other extensions that are not available to register yet that also make sense to me. However, there are also plenty of domain names that have been registered that do not make sense to me. Boston.Singles seems like it would be a marketable and a buildable domain name. Random keyword domain names like Insurance.Singles doesn’t make a lot of sense to me.
I think sharing new TLD domain name registrations will help facilitate some discussion and learning to see what drives registrations. I am interested in seeing what you’ve registered and if you are willing, I would be interested in knowing why you chose a particular domain name.