Post your 3 best new gTLD domain names.

Last week I asked you guys to share your best 3 brandable domain names and that post received almost 100 comments. It’s great to see what different investors consider there best domain names in a certain niche so I thought it would be nice to do a similar post asking everyone to share their 3 best domain names in one of the many new extensions that have come available during the last few years.

Regular readers know I mainly invest in .com domain names but I do own a few (around 25) domains in the new gTLDS. I have received a handful of inquiries over the years but I have yet to make my very first sales of a new gTLD.  Personally, I think its best to only invest in one-word domains when buying new extensions and that the before and after the dot word combination needs to makes sense.

Since I don’t have much experience in buying and/or selling domains in this niche I won’t likely give as much feedback on comments like I did last week.

My best 3 domain names in the new gTLDs are: (more…)

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The Brandable Insider: Price Increases, the Chinese Market and New gTLD Consolidation

Last week Andrew Allemann of Domain Name Wire published an insightful podcast with the 2017 predictions from domain industry execs. The predictions were far reaching and gave the big picture of what’s in store for domaining in 2017. Andrew’s podcast included insights from Andrew Rosener, Bill Sweetman, Giuseppe Graziano and a dozen more. I found it a very worthwhile listen and I highly recommend it. However, for those short on time and patience here’s the “Cliff Notes” version.
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UK property marketplace raises £1.5m Seed – uses Property.Works domain name

Property.Works, a London-based online marketplace for commercial property, has announced the closure of a £1.5m (US$1.82M) Seed round.

The company which launched in December last year was started by former Match.com COO and tech entrepreneur Joe Cohen who founded Seatwave and sold it to Ticketmaster. His new venture Property.Works, seeks to make it easier for SMEs to view available commercial space online and to contact agents to request additional information or arrange viewings. (more…)

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Most popular domain extensions for startups in Q3 2016

After analyzing 3101 newly funded start-ups that raised a combined 11.2+ billion dollars in funding during 2015, 1085 newly funded startups who raised 5.1 billion dollars in funding during the first 3 months of this year and 1110 startups who raised 4.9 billion dollars in funding during the second quarter of this year I am back with a Q3 report which is based on 1218 startups who raised a cool 6.1 billion dollars in funding during the third quarter of this year.

Exactly one year ago the data showed that .Com was the absolute top dog with a market share of 75% with the ccTLD being the runner up with 12% and .Co and .Io claiming a combined 7% of the pie.  The new gTLDs only accounted for a measly 0.5% 12 months ago. So what (if anything) has changed since then? Let’s find out! (more…)

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The internet’s response to .RIP

Earlier this week,  brand new top level domain name .RIP was launched for general availability by registry Rightside. The idea for .RIP is to “offer a new way for friends and family members to memories and pay their respects to lost loved ones.”

A little under 400 names have been registered so far according to nTLDstats.com but it seems most of the folks outside of our little industry thought it was a hoax or early April’s fools joke: (more…)

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