It's a value judgement, not a divided industry

Morgan says we’re “An industry divided” and to be fair, newgTLDs have really raised the verbal spats to a level never before seen in this industry. But I don’t agree that it is divided, it’s not that simple. I’d prefer a premium domain in any extension than an also ran keyword set in .com But … Read more

A Brilliant Conversation on newgTLDs

There’s an excellent conversation on newgtlds I read on TheDomains. Here’s the headline by Michael Berkens – “Shocker: Rick Schwartz Now Owns More New gTLD’s Domains Than I Do” Michael owns something like 450 newgtlds, Rick owns around 500. Rick Schwartz replied in the comments: “This is no endoresement of any gTLD. My views have … Read more

NewgTLDs – No Country for Domain Investors?

It’s virtually impossible to get a great keyword in a relevant newgTLD at general availability. And by great I only mean a keyword+newgtld combo that has a real world business use. The sheer number of ‘filters’ that the keyword has to go through to get there is mind boggling. First – There’s the ICANN Block … Read more

KSL – A new measurement for domain length?

Most people will tell you a short domain is better, and usually more valuable than a longer one. And there are usage parameters to back up this fact – Shorter brands are easier to remember Shorter words are used more often Shorter URLs are more effective in SMO And with the world going increasingly mobile, … Read more

newgTLDs: A rising tide lifts all ships!

1. A registrant with a .com will not give up that .com and move to a new TLD 2. ccTLDs perform well in non-US locations inspite of .com mindshare 3. newgTLDs will expand the market – Paul Stahura I’m cautiously optimistic about newgTLDs, not surprisingly, since I’m also extremely positive about existing alternative TLDs and … Read more

The newgTLDs debate – featuring Rick Schwartz & Michael Berkens!

Don’t know if you’ve been following the back and forth between Rick Schwartz & Michael Berkens about newgTLDS, but it’s been enlightening to say the least. What I’ve done is taken a few of their quotes that made the most impact and collated them. Read on… Rick’s Points http://www.ricksblog.com/2013/12/ricks-poll-results-mean/ So I don’t have all the … Read more