The big new gTLD story today was that Google reportedly paid a hair over $25 million to win the rights to operate the .App new gTLD extension (via DNW and TheDomains). There was 13 applicants for the .App extension, and Google prevailed over companies like Amazon, Radix, Donuts, and several others with deep pockets.
I would imagine Google has a lot of faith in .App domain names. Its .How extension has only sold 2,367 .How domain names to date (according to nTLDStats.com), and I presume Google is confident there will be more interest in .App domain names. I would guess that will be the case since I see more utility with .App domain names.
Since domain investors tend to buy domain names in the more popular extensions, I am curious if you plan to buy any .App domain names. Personally, I have no plans to buy any, but I suppose that could change if I see a good opportunity.
Please vote in the poll below and share your thoughts in the comment section if you’d like to expound:
Thanks to Teddy for posing this question on Twitter.