I am curious whether you’ve pre-registered, pre-reserved, or registered any new gTLD domain names. I agree with Andrew that new gTLD registries are going to rely upon domain investor (and even non-domain investor) speculation to pad their numbers. I shared that I have not done any pre-registering, and Mike Berkens announced his first new gTLD registrations.
If I was a betting person (which I am), I would guess that I will end up buying at least a few new gTLD domain names, although I will be sure that I am getting something saleable, something with a fixed and known renewal fee, and something that I feel is at a fair price. I don’t have any idea what I’d buy, but I am just being honest about not being opposed to speculating.
As of right now, have you pre-registered or purchased any new gTLD domain names? Please vote in the poll below. Also, feel free to let other people know how your opinion has changed (if it has) over time.