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Yesterday, I shared some of my recent domain name acquisitions. All of my recent acquisitions have been .com domain names, which is in line with my investment strategy. I shared that I purchased four new gTLD domain names, which are:

  • Silver.Ventures
  • N.Ventures
  • N.Holdings
  • G.Holdings

I don’t have plans to do so yet, but I will most likely purchase a few or several more new gTLD domain names in the near future as interesting roll outs occur. The main issue for me is that I don’t see enough short term opportunity to make enough profit to make investing in the new TLDs worthwhile.

Frankly, I don’t believe that many newly registered gTLD domain names will sell for very much, especially in the short term.  If I can’t make a solid profit (not ROI, but realized profit), I’d rather stick to investments that will yield larger profits, and for me, that is .com domain investments.  For me, buying new gTLD domain names is a gamble.

All that said, I welcome you to share your new gTLD domain name purchases. With your sharing, please keep in mind that visitors can like / dislike comments, so if you will take the number of dislikes personally, it’s better that you don’t post the names you bought here. This is not a venue to try and sell your domain names, so please don’t post things like your asking price and/or links to marketplace listings. I am sure if someone wants to buy your domain name, they will know how to get in touch with you. I am also pretty sure that if you list your asking price, your comment will probably get many more dislikes… just sayin’ 🙂

So… what new gTLD domain names have you bought?

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Comments (135)


    March 2nd, 2014 at 10:49 am


      Since I live in Washington, it seemed only natural to pickup LegalMarijuana.Directory

      In reply to Zara58 | March 2nd, 2014 at 3:52 pm

      Cayman Business Web

      I believe people are missing a “key” part of the equation, people who pay a premium for domains, are NOT other domainers, but end users.

      There a ton a great new TLD’s, could we sell them in the next 30 days for $100k? probably not.

      Then again how many people that read the board that sell many domains over $10k each??

      Take, yes we paid a premium, but we didn’t want competition, once a “customer” (end user) is motivated to build a website we believe we can sell it for 5k to 10k, a 9x ROI.

      We are already selling for 3k+ and 1 year ago we didn’t get requests to buy domains like that … now we get a few each week.

      Long term, I probably would want vs, if I was a end user who build a real website and business. Just me I guess.

      Things are changing and it will take time. would be great IMHO, it is reserved, shouldn’t of sent a list of what I wanted to Frank before the rollout.

      ALSO, Verisign, hates NEW TLD’s as if their .COM registry started to shrink, their stock will tank… the 1%’ers who own that stock don’t want that happen, and the NEW gTLD’s can hurt them, Heck they probably even have troll’s scanning website to talk down the new gTLD’s.

      Domainers as a whole, there are exceptions, have tunnel vision (myself included) See the BIG PICTURE, not what happens in 30/60 days.

      With google adwords, if the link to click said, “Costomes.Sexy” buy now, it would lead to give the buyer a positive impression, if the website sucks, no domain name can save that.

      Some people need to open there eyes and before you buy any domain, .COM’s most of all, is the domain a “Product Buy” domain for a affiliate site, or a “KEYWORD/Keyword” which would fit a company name. People who want to start a business will pay a premium for a domain if the domain matches what they want to call their business.

      Example 1: Who would want to call their company “Legal Marijuana. Directory”?? Me either.

      Example 2: is GREAT no matter what haters think, is great to….which is greater? matter of opinion.

      If I was Bob, I would call my company Bobs.Plumbing in a heart beat and I would pay a premium for such domain.

      In reply to Zara58 | March 2nd, 2014 at 8:36 pm


      For a start some of this stuff makes no sense,, the keywords are around the wrong way.

      Re: If this has a “premium reg fee” which I’m guessing is a couple of hundred per year, what is the chance of successfully selling this to an enduser? Very high quality .com’s sell at maybe 1% per year, and lower quality stuff at a much lower rate, is this name going to sell for the $20,000-$100,000 that it would need to eventually sell for to just be breaking even on a portfolio of similar names? The 9k-10k that you are talking about, that would mean a loss in my view given how long the typical high quality name take to sell to an enduser. I still don’t think it is ever going to sell at that price either. The buyer could get a pretty good quality .com without “premium renewal fees” for 10k

      In reply to Cayman Business Web | March 3rd, 2014 at 2:46 am


      “If I was Bob, I would call my company Bobs.Plumbing in a heart beat and I would pay a premium for such domain.”

      Well I would guess that you are not a plumber and have never sold to plumbers (or to many small businesses for that matter) so I can tell you that from my experience that would not be the case. Especially with respect to “pay a premium”. Exactly what premium do you think a small business “Bobs Plumbing” will pay?

      Especially since “Bob” probably already has a website like bobsplumbingny etc and is to busy day to day to even think about a web strategy.

      In reply to Cayman Business Web | March 3rd, 2014 at 6:46 pm








      شبكة.المحمول (Mobile.Network in Arabic)

      In reply to Zara58 | March 9th, 2014 at 11:39 pm


    I have:

    March 2nd, 2014 at 10:57 am


      Forgetting for a second whether these are good choices or not exactly what is your strategy to get someone to buy these domains from you? Because I can tell you that they won’t be waking up in the morning saying “hey let me see if is available”. So maybe you are thinking of outbound selling the domain? Well good luck with that process (in terms of getting any amount of dollars that will make it worth your while). Don’t forget that existing cleaning services (who you might solicit) already have domains that they are using (which is how you even know to contact them). And the ones that don’t will never find you.

      Source: I’ve been doing this since 1996.

      In reply to Martin | March 3rd, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    Paul K.

    Just picked up a few:

    I own, so like the shorter version.

    Prepaid for a few others and lost some nicer ones. Wasted some time and energy doing research and then found out register owns them or other problems.

    I like the Donut system best.

    I enjoy seeing the newer GTLDs mixed in with .coms and other extensions…kind of fun and new.

    Good luck.

    March 2nd, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Aaron Strong


    March 2nd, 2014 at 11:37 am

    Louis Doyle

    March 2nd, 2014 at 11:59 am

    Kevin M

    March 2nd, 2014 at 12:11 pm


    All gTLDs suck and they are doomed to fail. Stick to .com!

    March 2nd, 2014 at 12:11 pm


      What a surprise to hear this from the biggest Uniregistry fan… But I have to admit you are very correct in this statement.

      In reply to Acro | March 2nd, 2014 at 12:26 pm


      Sorry Mike, I forgot the smiley, so here it is 🙂 I hope you realize now what it is to troll threads, like you and other gTLD haters do.

      And it’s ok to acknowledge that Frank Schilling is a visionary and he deserves respect and support. Just because you cannot share someone’s vision, does not mean that vision is faulty.

      Have a nice day!

      In reply to Mike | March 2nd, 2014 at 12:30 pm


      Not to discount what Frank did over a decade ago, but I feel we are on a new path here, new variables, and new unknowns. I don’t think we can entirely say any past visionary can realistically predict where this new gtld realm will end up. I don’t think it is fair to put that responsibility on Frank’s shoulders as well, he is doing what he thinks is best for his company, and employees, and every person should do what they feel is best for themselves, as not everyone can afford to lose money in this business, and not be affected by it in an immediate nature. Some can afford to lose, and not feel more than a pinch. I feel most domainers are unsure, and are hedging, and this is basically a tax, or a right of passage they have to assume to protect a part of their portfolio.

      I personally feel that as we continue on, some of the registration numbers are getting weaker. 200K should be broken today over close to 30 different extensions, are we to early to evaluate these numbers, or do they show something that is more apparent. Good luck to all, and both sides.

      In reply to Acro | March 2nd, 2014 at 12:52 pm


      Ron – I only referred to Frank Schilling, because my buddy Mike Unknown here referred to me as “Frank’s biggest fan,” failing to realize my comment was reflecting what gTLD hating trolls do.

      Having said that, I am not worthy of that title. In fact, I have only 5 domains from the initial launch of Uniregistry domains, and that follows exactly what I’ve been preaching all along regarding strategies in gTLD investing: focus on a specific range of domains, stay within budget. I will continue to monitor every gTLD closely, making strategic acquisitions.

      Don’t forget Frank’s not the big gTLD guy here: Donuts is far bigger, and eventually, we will see global portfolio holders such as Google and Amazon affecting the market even further.

      Regarding registration numbers: Every gTLD is a special market, and offers a distinct opportunity for investment diversification. There has been absolutely zero commercial promotion, but that will soon change.

      To recap: if you don’t like gTLDs, that’s fine. To discount them as a future element of URL/brand integration, is foolish.

      In reply to Ron | March 2nd, 2014 at 1:10 pm


      Acro, you bought just 5 shits? Please buy more stuff at dot-whatever market. Your fail is very welcome. Frank and other genius-gees are doing this for money, not for your success 🙂 This new market has been created because domainers are willing to spend a lot of money here. It is not here for businesses, stupid! But money is money. That is the all visionary here.

      In reply to Acro | March 2nd, 2014 at 1:31 pm


      Mikey boy – My success or failure is not determined by your verbal onanism, or OCD hatred of what the market dictates. By now, while you’re spewing crud about things you have no interest in, others are working to succeed in this open opportunity. Please don’t buy anything, I don’t need enlightened competition – there’s no point in awakening the dumb.

      In reply to Mike | March 2nd, 2014 at 1:35 pm

      Freedom in business

      “we will see global portfolio holders such as Google and Amazon affecting the market even further.”

      They will die on class actions.

      In reply to Acro | March 2nd, 2014 at 4:28 pm


    “With your sharing, please keep in mind that visitors can like / dislike comments, so if you will take the number of dislikes personally, it’s better that you don’t post the names you bought here.”

    Thoughtful guy you are, Elliot.

    Here are the gtld’s I have registered:

    And I have no regrets. 🙂

    March 2nd, 2014 at 12:45 pm



    March 2nd, 2014 at 12:49 pm


    Let me tell you this, this new GTLDs is a total scam.

    They keep all the good ones and give us pigeon shit domains. Where is the equality/fairness? You got money you buy , first come basis. Whoever register the domains should get the domains.

    What they are doing is THEY BLACKMAIL you.

    If this is not Blackmailing, then what the hell do you call!!

    I wish some lawyers sue them for unfair business practice or put them in jail and get “rape”

    March 2nd, 2014 at 1:34 pm


      The lawyers are to busy buying fake BS trademarks, so they can reserve the good keywords, before the registries.

      Yes, even in 2014 full disclosure can this still happen.

      In reply to BullS | March 2nd, 2014 at 1:53 pm


    Picked up

    March 2nd, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Ms Domainer


    I can see that most posts are getting more dislikes than likes, but that’s okay; people tend to resist change by feeling threatened by it.

    I don’t think .com is being threatened in any significant way, at least in the short term. And I agree with Elliot that gTLDs are a gamble.

    But I have a few (not going to list all):


    HeyYou.Sexy (Safe for Work)

    I won’t be investing in a lot of these, given that I don’t have 30 years or more to wait for wide acceptance.


    March 2nd, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Leonard Britt

    I will allow myself a max of three new GTLD domains (probably in .WEB) but it is possible I don’t acquire any because the most logical combinations have either already been pre-ordered, are registry-reserved or will have acquisition / renewal costs that make purchasing them too risky at least for me. While experienced domainers will have an eye for identifying the most logical new TLD combinations, I believe many 2014 new TLD registrations will end up being dropped within the next two to three years.

    As an example, I recently sold for about $500 through Godaddy Auctions – not a phenom sale but a decent ROI as the name was a backorder several years ago. True, this was not a .COM sale but that sub-$1000 sales price is indicative of what a retail price might be for a non-COM domain. .TIPS renewals are also ~$25/year but it turns out Beauty.TIPS is registry-reserved. So a keyword combination which makes some sense if you could acquire it for reg fee is not even available. Who knows how much it would cost if it were released…

    March 2nd, 2014 at 2:41 pm

      Freedon in business

      “Beauty.TIPS is registry-reserved. So a keyword combination which makes some sense if you could acquire it for reg fee is not even available. Who knows how much it would cost if it were released…”

      Not much. Only 6 to 20 millions $.
      In 2025

      In reply to Leonard Britt | March 2nd, 2014 at 4:36 pm


    March 2nd, 2014 at 2:41 pm


      Many of your domains show a different whois registrant such as, and, those look like aftermarket purchases?

      In reply to Phil | March 2nd, 2014 at 2:53 pm

      Cayman Business Web


      How can you claim that you are Cayman Business Web??

      Very Confused on your claim …

      Registrant Organization: Cayman Web
      Registrant Street: PO BOX 30348
      Registrant City: West Bay
      Registrant State/Province: Grand Cayman
      Registrant Postal Code: KY1-1202
      Registrant Country: KY

      In reply to Phil | March 2nd, 2014 at 8:04 pm

      Cayman Business Web

      No Phil is LYING, shall I dare say a “wanna be”….

      Elliot can check my IP for these 2 comment and show it is coming from Grand Cayman.

      In reply to Ron | March 2nd, 2014 at 8:07 pm


      I think that is a L

      I have seen Phil’s name on many whois lookups, he is very active in the gtld space right now, he was bidding up .xyz’s into 4 figures so I see no reason for him to lie. Just looks like a I, and l misunderstanding.

      In reply to Cayman Business Web | March 2nd, 2014 at 8:47 pm


    ” Ms Domainer
    people tend to resist change by feeling threatened by it.”

    You are missing the point..I am not threaten by change, it is the way how the business is conducted.
    I have lots of money and you telling me that I cannot reg L or LL keywords because they are keeping them for themselves.
    Why should I pay for shitBS domains when they are keeping for themselves and later on they Blackmail us for more money,

    March 2nd, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    Shane Cultra

    I just bought I’m terrible and this new gTLD thing. Was trying to get at sunrise

    March 2nd, 2014 at 2:59 pm

      Ms Domainer



      Good one, Shane, given that HeyYou was a hand reg. I really like that it works with and without right of the dot. I really wanted, but it’s registry reserved. I suspect many others had their eyes on “Hello” as well.

      But my main focus is on .com and will continue to be.

      Your is excellent, given your main business. Congrats!


      In reply to Shane Cultra | March 2nd, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    Shane Cultra

    terrible AT not and. also terrible at sentence making

    March 2nd, 2014 at 2:59 pm


    GTLD scame part 3

    You sell pigeon shit goods to minorities and then come this rich white dude, oh you sell it to the white dude.

    People stand in line to get the latest shit gadgets which is pretty fair because it is 1st come basis.

    In Oklahoma, it is the land rush, the SOONERS GET THE best location.

    So why do they have to reserve those good domains for themselves and later blackmail us for more money??

    f your dot whatever… it will fail!!!

    March 2nd, 2014 at 3:06 pm


      Works the same way in the stock market with ipo’s, if you have money, and a big account, you will get first dibs at opening price. Just how the world works, money talks, and bullshit walks.

      In reply to BullS | March 2nd, 2014 at 3:13 pm


      Yes Ron, I do have the VIP treatment and a big account and gets the IPO but for these registrars, I don’t get the same VIP status.

      In reply to Ron | March 2nd, 2014 at 4:16 pm


      @You sell pigeon shit goods to minorities and then come this rich white dude, oh you sell it to the white dude.

      Maybe you should turn off your computer and go outside for some fresh air……….

      In reply to BullS | March 2nd, 2014 at 8:06 pm

      Cayman Business Web

      Dear Bull S,

      You don’t have money, why do you lie about it? The guy who paid $13,000 for has money and didn’t cry like a baby (YOU) he paid and got the domain he wanted.

      Everyone know people who brag and carry a big gun are lacking in a certain package department…..You are probably single and treat women like crap as well

      It is easy for you to be a braggart online and braggarts are a$$holes, and you match that profile 110%.

      In reply to BullS | March 2nd, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Cate Colgan


    March 2nd, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    Rahul Chaudhary

    Crypto.Clothing – sell clothing related to all cryptocurrencies.

    March 2nd, 2014 at 3:56 pm


    Grand total of 2 for me:

    March 2nd, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    Frank Schilling

    I made these up in the last 5 minutes.. still available.

    I posted lists of my com names in the chat forums at GreatDomains and Afternic 13 years ago. People would laugh at them (tell me they were crap), today, 13 years later many of those names are deemed “valuable”. The passage of time has a funny way of shaping people’s perception of value.

    In time all of the names above and many others will be gone. Some of you here will win the good ones and walk away with some swagger. Others here will wag your fingers and know better and will not have as good an outcome.

    The money is in the mines folks. I used to mine .com names and all the good ones are now (for the most-part) gone. Mining in new extensions is going to be more lucrative. All the names I just posted above are going to be worth more than several years registration price. They are just sitting there – Think of how many others there are in this and other extensions.

    If you estimate that there are 200,000 domains this good (on average) in 1000 new extensions, then there are only 200 million new names (that are any good coming). That’s still not enough good ones for all the new people companies, etc who will want names, second names, etc in the future.

    Right now is like 1902 in Spindletop and many folks here are lamenting that they can’t strike oil with a hand-drill. The money is there for those so inclined to take it.

    March 2nd, 2014 at 4:40 pm

      Leonard Britt

      Let’s not forget that while there are over 100 million .COM registrations and many reported $XXXX+ sales, even in 2014 it can still be a challenge at times to convince an “end user” why they should pay more than $100 for a .COM domain. I’ll give a couple of recent examples.

      I had a web design / development company inquire about the price on a relevant .COM domain. I responded with $1500 or a $25/month lease. They insisted that price was insanely too high even though they likely invoice that amount to a typical client for their services. Actually that wasn’t the only inquiry for that domain as another company with the same keyword domain in a CCTLD inquired but never got back to me when I quoted a price (and followed up later – no response).

      I have another two-word .COM related to the most popular sport in the world and a sporting goods company with a Facebook profile with the same keyword phrase as my domain asked what value / benefit there would be in acquiring my domain. I believe I provided a logical response but I suspect they weren’t convinced.

      Yes, DNJ reports sales in other extensions – .Net, .Org, and many CCTLDs which have existed now for over a decade. Sales in alt TLDs are not as easy as they are in .COM. Consequently, it will take time, perhaps a long time before these new TLDs become mainstream enough that a vibrant aftermarket develops for these names. Furthermore, if someone relatively new to this industry has not yet learned what a commerically-valuable keyword is in .COM, they will make very costly mistakes attempting to register dozens of available domains in the new TLDs.

      In reply to Frank Schilling | March 2nd, 2014 at 5:42 pm

      Ms Domainer


      Thanks for your thoughtful comment, Frank, and suggestions for .sexy possibilities.

      I just want to point out that the word “sexy” offers so much more than just more porn sites, which is why I like it and was willing to register at least one. I wouldn’t develop a site for kids on .sexy, but certainly dating sites and even just blogs and forums. Sex is natural and wonderful and shouldn’t be shameful (I don’t like .xxx at all, but can appreciate that those sites can be blocked).

      I think that the keywords have to fit the gTLD (although some end users may be creative in ways that we cannot yet know). In other words, mundane products may seem a bit odd, such as dishrags [dot] sexy. In that sense, specific gTLDs may be somewhat limiting when it comes to the numbers game. I doubt very much if .sexy (or any other new gTLD) will ever enjoy 9-figure registrations like .com.

      .com works so well because of its non-specific connotation — at least it has come to be less meaningful as a keyword. Also, it was one of the first gTLDs, so that’s what people know.

      In order to achieve the overall numbers, the new gTLD registries will have to band together in their advertising efforts so that end users are matched to the appropriate gTLD (.plumbing for plumbers and .realestate or .estate for real estate agents, .sexy for dating sites). If you help Donuts, then, perhaps, Donuts will help Uniregistry; after all, you’re not really competitors because your gTLDs appeal to different users and markets.

      The idea would be to get the END USER MESSAGE out about the gTLDs; at this point, trying to undercut another registry would be not in the new gTLDs’ best interests (I realize that the competition was a bit heated in the acquisition stage, but still…).

      My two cents.


      In reply to Frank Schilling | March 2nd, 2014 at 5:55 pm


      “still available.”

      They’re still available because they’re not any good. They’re also available in .com right now for reg fee. If they were really good, wouldn’t you own them already in .com?

      “If you estimate that there are 200,000 domains this good (on average) in 1000 new extensions”

      Are you kidding me? Eliiot, tell me this is somebody else posting under Frank’s name.

      In reply to Frank Schilling | March 2nd, 2014 at 7:17 pm


      In the last Sherpas show, Berkens made a great point about .sexy. That being that sexy is 99% of the time a prefix word and not a suffix word. Sexy lady is not lady sexy, etc. It mainly works with phrases like “hey there, sexy”, “hey, you, sexy”, etc.

      Frank, pass me whatever you are smoking if you think on average there are 200,000 good domains per new gTLD. More realistically, there are about 500-2000 and that is being generous.

      In reply to Frank Schilling | March 3rd, 2014 at 4:46 pm


      So my question is say someone registers the above domains (even all of them) How do you think the potential end user buyers of these domains will know about them in order to even make an offer on them? And if you reply that you will run a marketplace for resale, fine, how will the typical end user know to go to that marketplace to purchase those domains? Who is going to create the market for these domains?

      I fully see how it makes sense for you to buy these domains but I don’t see how it makes sense for an investor to buy these domains.

      Fwiw I have domains that I bought back in the mid 90’s that I have sold for pretty nice dollar amounts and I don’t think the situation is anywhere near similar to what happened then and why.

      In reply to Frank Schilling | March 3rd, 2014 at 6:56 pm


      I mean “sell these domains” (you) not “buy”.

      No way to edit these comments once posted.

      In reply to Larry | March 3rd, 2014 at 6:57 pm


      honestly I disagree, I think .sexy is not one that will win anyway, also you can’t put any nude content etc according to your rules of .sexy.

      Although I just registered one name so far out of all GTLDS thats all. I am waiting for couple to come out 🙂

      Directory.Tattoo 🙂

      In reply to Frank Schilling | March 5th, 2014 at 6:41 am

    Cate Colgan

    Thanks Frank 🙂

    My names are tied 3 Like 3 Dislike – get busy!!!

    March 2nd, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    Tia Wood

    Just one:

    Wanted others but they were taken.

    March 2nd, 2014 at 5:12 pm


    So many of the registrations confirmed in this thread simply don’t make sense, or are very clumsy terms for marketing. Rereading many of them, imagine, would you have bought and developed the .com version at any point in the last 15 years?!

    So many absolute nonsense domains are being registered, only the new registries are laughing all the way to the bank, and it is for this bravery in making such substantial ICANN payments that I sincerely applaud them.

    Don’t become sheep people, leave the gTLD’s well alone!

    March 2nd, 2014 at 5:18 pm

      Ms Domainer


      I just want to point out that champagne diamonds are an actual type of light brown diamond that is being marketed in the diamond market.

      If you don’t like the domain or the new gTLDs, that’s fine with me, but you’re incorrect in your assertion that it doesn’t fit the extension.

      To see for yourself, just Google “champagne diamonds.”


      In reply to Dan | March 2nd, 2014 at 5:25 pm


      Whilst I’m not convinced “light brown” diamonds would be at the top of most girls preferences, I am happy to stand corrected. Albeit in the UK, this marketing of brown diamonds – by either calling them “Champagne” or “Chocolate” diamonds is becoming a bit of a joke. They are the most plentiful type of diamond in the market, and this terminology is purely marketing to try and sell off low grade product at an unrealistic price point.

      I presume you own as well? Otherwise, like anyone registering a gTLD without owning the equivalent .com, I certainly wouldn’t want to build a business on it.

      In reply to Ms Domainer | March 3rd, 2014 at 7:24 am

      Ms Domainer



      Thank you for your comment. I certainly don’t mind a debate about the quality of a domain — I would consider the diamonds one one of my weaker ones — or even about the prudence of investing in the gTLDs. These are issues worth discussing, and both sides have my ear. I am certainly not fully convinced that these will achieve full acceptance. However, I also remember when businesses were scoffing at the idea of setting up websites at all.

      I know. Brown diamonds may sound boring, but there is a rather large market for Chocolate and Champagne diamonds.

      Same diamonds, different terminology. Never underestimate the power of advertising.

      I don’t own the .com version. In fact, one of my criterion was that the full-string .com should be already registered. That tells me that someone thought enough of the full term to take a chance on it. I did this with all my picks (I also checked Markify and USPTO for trademarks for everything I regged, especially in the full string). There are enough rough times ahead without regging a string that holds a strong TM. (I didn’t worry too much about diluted TM’s held on one-word generics, such as “open.”)

      Again, thanks, Dan



      In reply to Dan | March 3rd, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Ms Domainer


    Thanks for your thoughtful comment, Frank, and suggestions for .sexy possibilities.

    I just want to point out that the word “sexy” offers so much more than just more porn sites, which is why I like it and was willing to register at least one. I wouldn’t develop a site for kids on .sexy, but certainly dating sites and even just blogs and forums. Sex is natural and wonderful and shouldn’t be shameful (I don’t like .xxx at all, but can appreciate that those sites can be blocked).

    I think that the keywords have to fit the gTLD (although some end users may be creative in ways that we cannot yet know). In other words, mundane products may seem a bit odd, such as dishrags [dot] sexy. In that sense, specific gTLDs may be somewhat limiting when it comes to the numbers game. I doubt very much if .sexy (or any other new gTLD) will ever enjoy 9-figure registrations like .com.

    .com works so well because of its non-specific connotation — at least it has come to be less meaningful as a keyword. Also, it was one of the first gTLDs, so that’s what people know.

    In order to achieve the overall numbers, the new gTLD registries will have to band together in their advertising efforts so that end users are matched to the appropriate gTLD (.plumbing for plumbers and .realestate or .estate for real estate agents, .sexy for dating sites). If you help Donuts, then, perhaps, Donuts will help Uniregistry; after all, you’re not really competitors because your gTLDs appeal to different users and markets.

    The idea would be to get the END USER MESSAGE out about the gTLDs; at this point, trying to undercut another registry would be not in the new gTLDs’ best interests (I realize that the competition was a bit heated in the acquisition stage, but still…).

    My two cents.


    March 2nd, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    Tia Wood


    March 2nd, 2014 at 5:40 pm


    i just got 🙂

    March 2nd, 2014 at 5:53 pm

      Cayman Business Web reserved reserved reserved taken reserved reserved reserved

      Any one of these (we don’t any of them) are great affiliate type names.

      I have trouble with people wanting to have a business name for .camera, can anyone help? 🙂


      In reply to Basel | March 2nd, 2014 at 9:06 pm


    Each of these new GTLD’s has a couple of hundred keywords that make sense in each string. How can something with such limited reach ever catch on to the masses? I do not see it. I have tried, I really have. These will never replace .com based on their limitations. The .coms have over hundred million registrations for a reason. Anything can be a .com. Anything can’t be a .tattoo or .sexy or .technology as they just do not make sense. I see these as vanity domains and nothing more. Perhaps .web will work, but anything else is just a fun vanity url.

    March 2nd, 2014 at 5:55 pm


      What is a web? spider web? This term is dated, very few call the internet .web, if you feel .web can work, then you should be on the belief the entire gtld springs could work, as .com, can replicate anything .web as you stated.

      Most people call it net, internet, online etc…

      In reply to James | March 2nd, 2014 at 6:17 pm


      You seem to have neglected the part where he says he’s tried, he really has, and the later only says “perhaps”…Because he’s still trying. Not for his own sake, but for those who are pushing this thing. Get the picture? Oh, and he’s right…

      In reply to Ron | March 3rd, 2014 at 1:23 am


    March 2nd, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    Ms Domainer


    Oh, oh.

    One of my comments posted twice.

    My mistake.



    March 2nd, 2014 at 6:24 pm


    The holdbacks by the registries are very frustrating when you are trying to “mine” names. I just have three. I don’t expect to dabble much in these GTLDs.

    FYI for those into these types of things, there are lots of single letter domains available in .contractors and .directory

    March 2nd, 2014 at 6:28 pm

      Brad Mugford

      Yes, the most valuable parts of the “mine” are closed via ICANN and Registry reserved domains.

      The registries will sell you the picks and shovels, but they have already mined the good stuff for themselves. You will only get access to mine the leftovers.


      In reply to Chris | March 2nd, 2014 at 6:43 pm

      Ms Domainer


      I see what you mean.

      I looked some up and found registrations with Uniregistry as the registrant:

      “Uniregistry Registry Internal Resources” (

      Also found some with “name collision” issues. (Hey.Sexy)

      I was under the impression that registries could reserve up to 100 names (in addition to the ICANN required cc reserves).

      I wasn’t aware that they were allowed to reg names from their own registry, unless the name itself was needed for the operation of the registry. I’m not sure how might be needed for the operation of the registry, unless the registry intends to set up a Uni-Girl site.

      Maybe this is why Go Daddy and other major registrars aren’t handling Uniregistry gTLDs.

      I fully agree that the more registrations, the better the chances for eventual end user adoption, and keeping most of the plum names for itself might not be in the best interest of mass adoption.


      In reply to Brad Mugford | March 2nd, 2014 at 7:19 pm


    and a coupe of others

    March 2nd, 2014 at 6:31 pm


    March 2nd, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    Frank Schilling

    @ Leonard – We face the dynamic you describe every day at It’s much like a mall jewelry store. People come in looking at the diamonds and 49 out of 50 people are shocked at the prices, can’t afford lay-away on a 5k stone, can get a better deal online, at walmart, at costco – then one guy walks in because it’s his wife’s birthday today and buys the prettiest 2 carat floating diamond on a chain for $20k. The key is to have enough “quality” inventory to close deals every day. You never know where lightning will strike, but it strikes every day. The domain business is even more illiquid because only 1% of people on Earth own any domain name. This process of new g’s will bring more names (good and bad) and more liquidity because there will be more knowledge and participants.

    Pros live in these forums. Looking at the thumbs-up/thumbs-down counts and my own gut instincts, I’d say at least some of the pros here made a mistake. That’s all part of the process though. I was sooooo enthusiastic about the “wap” domains I hand reg’d in 2001. Had you told me then that they were worthless (they are) I might not have had the enthusiasm to hold on till 2002 when I started picking up great hand-reg compound-phrase drops. You purge the mistakes and get better. I believe that this year, if you apply yourself, you can make greater returns hand-regging new G’s than you can hand-regging .com’s. That doesn’t mean back up the truck on anything, it means use discretion and be methodical with each extension’s launch, then let instincts guide you and recover from your mistakes. This is a marathon. I am selling names in .com today that never got an offer before that I’ve been carrying for 13 years. I never know what will catch fire but ‘something’ does every day. Buying a great .SEXY today does mean you’ll flip it for 5k tomorrow. But you should get significantly more than reg price for the best ones in a few years. Same with the best names in other namespaces. Good luck to all and remember.. the money is in the mines. Domaining is mining. If you don’t like to mine, buy lists from a miner and pick the gems. If you’re a good miner, you can always flip names to others too. Looking at the lists above there are at least a few that I would buy for $75-250 each if I had the time to build a portfolio. Lot’s of opportunity at all levels IMO.

    March 2nd, 2014 at 7:09 pm

      Leonard Brittl

      I like the mining analogy and I don’t refute the possibility that ten years from now some of the most logical new TLD keyword combinations might work out well for those who took the plunge in 2014. However, I believe those who venture into the new TLD space need to be very selective and carefully consider acquisition cost, renewal cost, potential long-term price target and the risk that no buyer materializes – at least at a retail price. Also, while existing extensions have been largely picked over, there still remain unique opportunities by mining for expiring domains.

      In reply to Frank Schilling | March 2nd, 2014 at 10:33 pm


      The Bitcoin mining analogy has been used a fair bit  in domaining recently. I think it suits.

      In reply to Leonard Brittl | March 3rd, 2014 at 11:24 am


    March 2nd, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    Frank Schilling

    oh – and to the comments about the best ones being gone. Look – Yes, I can see how at first blush it looks like “everything is gone”, but we have a total of I think 6k names hung-up with ICANN on premium. That is NOTHING compared to what’s available. Try plural versions of names (“if” they make sense) try slang of geos or regions and towns, try to create lists of catchy phrases. Buy search engine data of names that end in .ext and bulk check, skate between the raindrops. A namespace is bigger than 6,000 names. Also, you should know that it’s “likely” (not guaranteed but highly likely) that registration costs in some spaces will come down. So if you buy a name today in a Uniregistry extension it may cost you less in the future to renew it. There will be competition and I can already some registrars girding for market share by living with lower margins. These are changing times. Exciting, changing times. Go slow, be methodical, apply yourself, be creative and don’t spend more than you can afford to and use good judgement. I came up with some of my most creative names after having a glass of wine in front of the computer. I came up with some of my worst after the third glass.

    March 2nd, 2014 at 7:20 pm

      Aaron Strong

      Frank – I will go out of my way to make this sound like an a@% kiss….Man, I love you! Thanks!……….I am not domaining as I write this due to your last tip…

      In reply to Frank Schilling | March 2nd, 2014 at 7:40 pm

      Brad Mugford


      I understand many domains are on the ICANN collision list and those can’t be made available yet. For instance for .tattoo a couple of these are and

      However, there are also a bunch that Uniregistry has held back. For instance the following –,,,, and

      All these and many others say –

      >>> This name is not available for registration:
      >>> This name is registry reserved by Uniregistry.

      Can you please answer the following questions –

      How many terms were reserved by Uniregistry?
      Why were these reserved and are not available to register?
      When will these become available to register?
      Will these be available at standard registration fee?


      In reply to Frank Schilling | March 2nd, 2014 at 7:48 pm

      @Frank – If a new gTLD reserved 6,000 domains (presumably the best ones, the premium keywords, the ones that made sense when combining the right of the dot with the left of the dot) and then they come and tell you there are many more great ones so go out and mine them, wouldn’t you wonder why did they stop at 6,000 reserved ones? Why not 15,000 or 50,000 reserved ones?

      Because they got those 6,000 gems that people would have loved to mine and now everyone has to sift through tons and tons of dirt and there many not be any diamonds left. The new gTLDS are unproven and a very high risk gamble and by reserving all the top ones you are asking people to gamble on 2nd or 3rd rate keywords on an unproven extension among 600+ new extensions.

      I get what you did from a business sense, and it makes sense in your position, but to tell people to go and mine now is a little much. Let people sift through the rubble and register some rocks if they want to, but don’t tell them there are tons of diamonds left because all the diamonds are in your back pocket.

      In reply to Frank Schilling | March 4th, 2014 at 8:37 pm


    I got: (I had a rooster in mind) ( A big barnyard rooster)

    March 2nd, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    gary dell

    March 2nd, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    Frank Schilling

    @Brad – So we’re more married to these namespaces than anyone. We’re trying to make them successful for the long-run. Long after domainers move on to the next tld launch (as they should) we’ll be running our existing spaces. We have a premium policy here that sums up what’s going to happen:

    Numbers vary by string – they are generally low (in the few thousands) We have 2 strings with less than 100 names reserved in each. Fine strings. Some of this is still fluid and as always, ICANN could do something in the last minute forcing changes. There will be genuine opportunity to thrive in our strings tho.

    All our pricing is low, none of our renewals are variable priced. ICANN policy dictates that we can lower prices but would need to file an application to formally raise prices. We have no intention of levying price increases unless inflation goes to 20% a year or something kooky like that happens.

    We want to run our namespaces with fixed low prices, hands-off governance of registrants, but strong rule of law and anti-abuse safeguards. Those are our ideals.

    March 2nd, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    James Ng

    March 2nd, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Cayman Business Web

    Here are the domains we tracked, I believe they are the premiums that end users will pay a good ROI for.

    NOTE the “reserved ones” pretty good aren’t they.

    I didn’t have the guts to get at 13k on day 1…. avail reserved avail avail fun avail fun ??? reserved avail then microsoft now reserved avail then google now reserved avail avail HUGE reserved reserved avail avail reserved reserved avail reserved reserved avail avail reserved reserved reserved avail reserved avail avail avail reserved reserved avail Blocked avail avail reserved avail avail avail avail avail avail taken avail reserved avail avail reserved reserved avail avail reserved reserved reserved avail avail avail avail avail avail avail avail avail researved reserved reserved reserved

    March 2nd, 2014 at 8:57 pm


      Did you check on the registry’s, i managed to pick it up on the last string of the pre-regs.

      In reply to Cayman Business Web | March 6th, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    Blake Smith

    I’m Australian, so I’ve gone with something local – I missed out on a couple I was hoping for, but I was able to get:

    March 2nd, 2014 at 10:02 pm


    @ Ron , yes your correct I bought and from Page Howe last week, and you are also correct in it being … I also appreciate you defending my character , I have no need to be dishonest about a URL that I have purchased . I don’t know what mr cayman was referring to about being a wanna be. I am not anything more than the casual investor/speculator and enjoy domains and most of the people in this industry . I very rarely comment on public blogs and thought , I would share a few of the gltds that I own today because I find this an interesting subject and time in this industry.

    @ mr cayman … I hope you really didn’t think , I was trying to impress anyone with a .tips URL … I liked the fact it was a single letter … But until I sell it or develop it as a shortened version of it’s worthless … But I liked it and shared that I bought it.

    March 2nd, 2014 at 11:20 pm

      Cayman Business Web

      Well Phil,

      L vs I is different, a true domainer does know what a TYPO is or is not and would be 100% sure to get his “stuff” correct.

      Good Luck,


      Cayman Web


      In reply to Phil | March 3rd, 2014 at 8:13 am


      Thanks for kind words and the well wishes Mr . cayman , with regards to any of my new tld purchases we can only see what happens . I see you like .recipe … I do happen to have I.recipe rather than the typo I.recipe in this case, Although I didn’t really buy the as a typo rather as one of the 26 single letter .tips that was available at the time.

      Good luck on your past and future investments as well!

      Have a wonderful day ! But I’m sure in the caymans every day is a great day!

      In reply to Cayman Business Web | March 3rd, 2014 at 10:04 am


    I have a few others coming,but I also have some others now that I’m going to build out into sites,if I don’t sell the two above I’ll more then likely build them out as well(if bitcoin survives of cause) I see that as maybe to get near time profits from most of the new Gtld’s.

    March 2nd, 2014 at 11:52 pm


    I am a seasoned .com investor but will try to be as objective as I can on the new gTLDs topic. Elliot makes an excellent point, and the point I’ve come to realize over the years which is that there is not enough short-term profit to make nearly all of these new gTLDs a postive investment, at least not on a large scale. This could change years down the road if new gTLDs start showing up as leading sites in their industries. Certainly this would increase demand and more people would be willing to pay premiums for such domains. The problem is, that will take time, if that is to occur. Certainly there will be a few sites here or there that end up becoming popular on a new tld, just like was able to use the .us to form a popular site. The legacy tld though, the one that has conveyed a certain level of respect and officialness since the beginning has always been .com (with the exception of ccTLDs in most countries such as, .ru, .fr etc..) Areas where an outside-the-box tld does seem to already work well though are with emerging trends, social media, and the likes. New TLDs will probably see some great adoptions in this area.

    There certainly can be some money made, but the question is how much are you willing to invest and what is your risk level? Remember, it doesn’t just cost you say $120 for a semi-premium yearly registration fee of a single new gTLD.. say it takes just 4 years to get a decent offer.. by this time your registration fees will have amounted to $480. There is a multiplier effect that should not be overlooked when registering any domain. You should know how long you’re willing to pay for renewals and have some kind of idea when you would like to have sold the name by. This was probably one of the most important factors I’ve learned (but overlooked) initially as a domain investor and developer. Those yearly reg fees add up, and that can be steep enough just on the lower $9/yr for .com. These new ones already have much higher renewal rates at least for the few that would the best ones.

    Another major concern would be how and when the registries can choose to increase those reg fees in the future. Maybe instead of your premium name being $120/yr when it started, what’s to prevent them from making it $500 or $1000/yr after that when it becomes popular. These unknowns make them a very risky investment.

    Best of luck with however you choose to invest in this dynamic, wild west of an industry. Remember just don’t let hype be the basis for your registrations.. get analytical too, cheers!

    March 3rd, 2014 at 1:06 am


    Okay, here’s my 2 cents after scrolling down the above:

    1. LOL, as in, ROFL, as in, rolling on the floor laughing. Sorry. (No, not really, not sorry at all. Sorry.)

    2. Almost every single one mentioned above is among the worst domains in history I’ve ever witnessed. Not even worth 2 cents. Like throwing newly minted money onto a bonfire. **Only a few** have any sense or sanity whatsoever. Yes, Ms Domainer’s “” actually has an iota of sense and sanity. Perhaps the “vanity” element can at least sustain some reg sales for some.

    3. James made a good post. Yes I’m the John who said he’s right.

    4. No, this has nothing to do with being resistant to change or having a vested interest in .com only. This is just the honest conviction of the heart and mind. Whew, so far it’s looking unreal with the domains listed here…

    5. I still wish Elliot would start a thread about leasing, but I have a hunch it’s unlikely. 😉

    6. So far Rick Schwartz and those who express doubt about nearly all the horses in the stampede are looking like the one who are right.

    March 3rd, 2014 at 1:36 am


      7. Yes, I meant to write “the ones who are right,” not “the one who are right.” I could even bet on who would have pointed that little error out here if I hadn’t clarified that. 😀

      In reply to John | March 3rd, 2014 at 1:41 am


    8. As I mentioned before in another thread, I only decided to abandon my new gTLD apathy recently and tried for one someone had regged the week before I looked, because I publish the “” version already. If anything super appealing appears within reach, I would still consider some, but they would have to be real gems.

    March 3rd, 2014 at 1:43 am


    This post and its comments should be submitted to Guinness World Records Book as a candidate for the highest concentration of shits per square inch. People you really buy crap stuff. Nobody is going to buy them. What you going to do with them? Develop them? Ha-ha-ha… Sure not. It is just waste.

    March 3rd, 2014 at 7:08 am

    Ruben Mendoza (men) (cruises) (wedding) (photography) (flights) (diet)
    tips is a term very family in Spanish-speaking countries my last name

    March 3rd, 2014 at 7:32 am


      What is to stop them from creating the spanish word for tips as the ending to that extension?

      tips equals consejos

      if .consejos ever came out, all your domains would be deemed worthless.

      In reply to Ruben Mendoza | March 3rd, 2014 at 1:41 pm


    So John,”the worst in history,why?Because they would be bloody acceptable if they were .com right now wouldn’t they!
    Mike,whats wrong with developing them,as they are/will be TLD’s maybe you just want to insult everyone,from whatever your perch you sit on,some aren’t great,but alot could be developed,you clearly won’t, maybe your just tooo lazy Mate.

    March 3rd, 2014 at 8:04 am


      many of the domains listed here aren’t even taken in the .com.

      and frank, is that really the best you could come up with for .sexy? I wouldn’t even register…adult domains aren’t worth much these days.

      In reply to Horizon | March 3rd, 2014 at 8:35 am


    Oh,and Mike,maybe show us,when it’s ok with Elliot a few of YOUR greater then good .coms?

    March 3rd, 2014 at 8:08 am

    Cayman Business Web

    Last Comment from me…

    The reason for us buying about a grand total of 50 domains across all the new gTLD’s is we didn’t want to not be there and

    .guru 5
    .tips 8
    .singles 1
    .recipes 10

    and we have targeted 6 other TLD’s to focus on, out of 1000, we hope we are correct on the gTLD’s that will “take off”. New gTLD haters check the bottom of post.

    It is a gamble, and as domainers we do gamble every day on .com’s, why not try the new gTLD’s??

    I wish, I could work like Frank does, 60 to 80+ hours a week, I can not motivate myself to do so, life is short and the man with the most toys still dies …. $200k for a new gTLD is a great gamble and I wish Frank, Paul (donuts) and the other applicants that they picked the good gTLD’s.

    NOTE: Look at the past to get a glimpse of the future ..

    All cut and pasted from, Mike’s thinking back in 1994, makes me think about these new gTLD’s today.

    This domain is owned by Mike O’Connor.

    In use (This is where my long-standing personal homepage and email server reside)


    March 3rd, 2014 at 8:26 am


    OK,I stand corrected,and sorry,the above are very good names,but you can’t get them sort of names in .com anymore,so things that were not acceptable as being REALLY good twenty years ago,are good today,even short three letter,make no sense .com’s,are selling for very large figures,even numbers,so Mike has come in REAL early,and got very good ones.But ,that still doesn’t excuse being rude and dismissive of everyone elses names in new extensions,OR .com.If Mike had to start today,it would be totally different today coming in and starting.

    March 3rd, 2014 at 9:36 am





    March 3rd, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Gary Yeardley

    I picked up as I liked the fact it could be used for any type of PR campaign ie ca

    March 3rd, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Mariano (spanish for Bikini)

    All for sale at

    March 4th, 2014 at 2:59 am

    WebMainer (spanish for BIKINI)

    March 4th, 2014 at 4:14 am


    Hi, Not sure if you double up on user names? no probs should you, but I did not leave any comment other than this one.

    March 4th, 2014 at 9:06 am

    Sean Green

    Here are all the new gTLD’s I own. I plan on developing a lot of them. Some of them which are similar I will redirect to the plural version. – started to develop – really excited about this one. Started to develop

    March 4th, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Sean Green


    March 4th, 2014 at 9:38 am


    March 4th, 2014 at 2:00 pm


    Having gone through every post I spotted 3 domains I like:


    Well done for registering these.

    March 4th, 2014 at 4:49 pm


    and just purchased from another investor

    March 4th, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    Lorna McVicars

    Please bear with me I am new to domaining – I am a Surrey (UK) mum who loves words so thought I would give it a try. I have read with interest the new gLTDs people have bought. I wish I could buy some but I do not have any money left, but in the past year I have managed to buy some unregistered .coms and .nets. I have put them on Go Daddy but have not received any offers. I would be really grateful if anyone, with more knowledge and experience, could give me an idea whether they are any good and, if so, what I should do with them. I would be grateful for any advice. How do they compare with the new gTLDs? They include: (as in the name) (and (and (and (and

    Thank you for any tips on what I should do next

    March 4th, 2014 at 5:53 pm


      for being a newstart, you register preety good names at hand reg

      In reply to Lorna McVicars | March 5th, 2014 at 6:37 am

      Lorna McVicars

      thank you sukhjn – gives me the boost I need. I am a mum by life-stage, but a journalist by trade – now looking for a more home-based career path with words.
      My layman’s pennyworth on the new gTLDs is I believe the nouns – .guru, .tips etc – are stronger than adjectives like .sexy which is a describing word. As a person accessing a website, with .guru I know I am getting an expert; with .tips, I am getting advice, but I would not be sure what I would be getting with .sexy.
      On the other hand, .sexy does bridge the gap between sex (which means something very specific) and fun (which is vague) so it has an advantage there.
      .shop is the one that I, personally, would be interested in.

      In reply to sukhjin | March 5th, 2014 at 8:10 am

    Mark Hershiser

    March 4th, 2014 at 7:55 pm


      Very nice… that’s how it’s done.

      In reply to Mark Hershiser | March 4th, 2014 at 8:22 pm


    No disrespect Frank you are a visionary but the names you gave as an example which are listed below .suck and if you offered them to me for free I would not want them and I am sure the majority here think the same way. All of these left of the dots work much better in .XXX, .SEX and .PORN and there probably won’t be any “Rules” about how the homepage should look. Unfortunately this is a very limited extension. I am sure by the time it is all said and done that the majority will be registered by stay at home moms for fun. Julie.Sexy, Jennifer.Sexy, Mary.Sexy, etc….

    It looks like you convinced someone to register 3 out of the 11 you listed and it is easy to assume that if they were so great that all of them would have been registered. I am all for the new gTLDs but not ones that don’t make any sense. registered registered registered

    March 4th, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    Sad Beer Stories

    if these names were to really work the best ones would have been made available so people could develop them and make the public aware they actually exist, i have a few but like many feel it is a shamble (the rollout)

    March 4th, 2014 at 9:03 pm


    Lol – just do a Ctrl+F search of this page on the word “reserve” and see what you get. So many people saying the same unwanted unpleasant truth:


    Who in the world wants that? It was certainly never like that for .US, which I hope this explosion of “new” ones may even wind up calling more attention to. And yet you’re still supposed to be interested in going after the rest…

    ♫ “Money money money money – Moneeey!!”

    I suspect it may turn out to be a really short sighted tactic that backfires instead of having done it the other way.

    March 4th, 2014 at 9:05 pm


    Unreal – look at Sad Beer Stories’s post at 9:03 PM immediately before mine, which I only just saw after posting mine. He/she just said essentially the same thing I just said, and to my knowledge that post was not even there and I did not even see it at all before I wrote and posted at 9:05. FoodFor.thought…

    March 4th, 2014 at 9:08 pm


      >>”if these names were to really work the best ones would have been made available so people could develop them and make the public aware they actually exist” – Sad Beer Stories

      >>”I suspect it may turn out to be a really short sighted tactic that backfires instead of having done it the other way.” – Me

      Gotta love it…

      In reply to John | March 4th, 2014 at 9:10 pm


    March 4th, 2014 at 11:59 pm


    I have no money for newgTLD… :/

    March 6th, 2014 at 2:26 am


    I am a quiet stalker of these discussions, I have not until now posted a single sentence. I feel that I must say thank you all for sharing your purchases.

    The passion we all have is obvious. Strong opinions are good for debating helps see both sides. My opinions are that this is a fantastic new step for the Internet and natural selection will determin the outcome. The funny thing is that the “Elders” of the domain industry speak of the early days of the mid 80’s and early 90’s like someone speaking about early world explorers. This is not only a new wrinkle, it is a new medium. If the Internet was compared to television or better yet radio, we would be watching black and white TV with 3 channels and it would go off the air with a test pattern before midnight..

    I share early excitement in the newness of this oppertunity. Some of you should have a home runs on your purchases. Some of you will not and should not renew the names you have. The facts are some people usually make money and other do not. Pick a direction and make a bet. Time will tell.

    Thank you all for sharing, and this really is an amazing time to witness this evolution of the Internet.

    March 6th, 2014 at 10:08 pm


    Sorry for the poor sentence structure and grammar. Old eyes on a tablet. Just like our great Grandparents would have used if the wifi worked 🙂

    March 6th, 2014 at 10:12 pm

      Elliot Silver

      No worries about grammar. My Mom sends me corrections about my grammar pretty often 🙂

      In reply to G | March 6th, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    Chutiya Saala

    Any suggestions on .recipes domains? I’m still on the fence on registering few .recipes.

    March 7th, 2014 at 8:56 pm

      Lorna McVicars

      off the top of my head and have not checked if taken (would check if I had the money) etc etc (as in recipe for disaster – not sure what context for use – perhaps funny photos/Tv footage of people getting into lighthearted trouble. We call the programme Have You Been Framed in UK)

      In reply to Chutiya Saala | March 8th, 2014 at 6:29 am


    I registered yesterday


    March 8th, 2014 at 1:05 am

      Lorna McVicars

      I have not checked these, but putting myself in the place of the end user these are the brainstorming themes I would follow if I had money for new gTLDs (as in recipe for disaster)

      In reply to Martin | March 8th, 2014 at 6:49 am

    Chutiya Saala

    Thanks @Martin.

    Thanks @Lorna. I think most of those are reserved by the registry. Even the numerical names are reserved. I guess I’ll register one or maybe two .recipes name

    March 8th, 2014 at 11:30 am


    March 14th, 2014 at 9:49 am

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