Will End Users Buy New gTLD Domains? New Survey Says Yes

According to new research out today which asked end users if they would have interest in registering generic new gTLD’s found there is a lot of interest in end users to register domain names in a new gTLD that matches their vertical such as  .shop for stores or .law for lawyers.

Commissioned by ARI Registry Services, the new study was led by Dr. David Neal, director of Empirica Research, and aimed to identify whether small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) will buy into the new program.

Dr. Neal said: “Surprisingly, nobody had stopped to ask if restaurant owners would actually buy a domain within .restaurant, or whether lawyers will buy one within .law.”

The survey findings suggest that a high percentage of them will, even if this means paying a premium over their current web address.”

In the survey of 200 SMBs across a range of industries, findings indicated high potential to monetise new Top-Level Domains: • 49% of SMBs describe themselves as likely to register a web address under a new Top-Level Domain related to their business

SMBs are willing to pay substantial premiums to own an industry-specific web address, stating they’d pay 47% more than what they pay annually for their current address

Had the opportunity existed when they were starting their business, 44% of SMBs said they would have bought one at the time.

The study was commission by ARI Registry Services whose CEO Adrian Kinderis, is quoted as saying in the PR out today on the report

“These results are encouraging considering it’s a new concept and awareness is still low among businesses. The findings demonstrate a strong demand in the market for new Top-Level domains.”

SMBs perceived the most significant value in industry-specific web addresses to be the possible advantage within search engines, the ability to better match a domain name to their business and the potential to increase purchases from international consumers.

SMBs also showed interest in Internationalised Domain Names (IDN) which will allow domains in non-Latin languages such as Chinese or Arabic.

54% of SMBs who have customers that do not speak English said they were interested in owning an IDN.

Chinese IDNs were nominated by 90% of SMBs.

Additional research was conducted via in-depth interviews with renowned entrepreneurs, including Jake Winebaum, former President of Disney Online, and Tony Chow, an Asian expert in digital media and creative entrepreneurship.

The study goes on to say

“There are 219,000 retail stores in Australia and 20% of them are likely to register a web address within a .shop new Top-Level Domain. This yields a potential customer base of 43,800 retail stores willing to pay $126.5 AUD per annum – resulting in a total annual revenue of $5.54 million AUD for a .shop new Top-Level Domain – generated from Australian retail stores alone.”

“Adding Singapore and Hong Kong’s retail stores to the business model results in a potential annual revenue in the order of USD $7 million.”

“The research was conducted in September 2011 with 200 small and medium sized businesses based in Singapore, Australia, and Hong Kong. Survey respondents were all owners, CEOs and Managing Directors and represented a broad cross-section of industries.

Empirica Research is an international social and consumer research firm based in Melbourne Australia. Founded by academics, Empirica specialises in applying scientific rigor and the most advanced research methods to business and social research.

You can download the summary report here (pdf)

Sedo.com Sells $1.92MM In Domains Led By Fab.de At $50K

Sedo.com reported $1.92MM in domain sales for the week ending November 21st.

In all 990 domains were sold.

The publicly reportable sales included in the total above were approximately $800K USD and led by Fad.de at $50,000K, followed by Fab.eu at €35,000.

Below is the entire list of publicly reportable sales in their respective currencies:

.COMs
imigration.com 35000 USD
games24.com 26500 EUR
sleepcycle.com 20000 USD
minds.com 14000 USD
smutty.com 12000 USD
pagomat.com 10000 USD
cloudlab.com 10000 USD
cohost.com 6500 USD
taner.com 6000 EUR
onetabletperchild.com 6000 USD
proboxing.com 5500 USD
vertrieb.com 5100 EUR
learningspark.com 5000 USD
makereal.com 5000 USD
itattoo.com 5000 USD
playsoft.com 5000 USD
4ta.com 5000 USD
cyprushotel.com 4500 GBP
lightshopping.com 4500 USD
plunet.com 4500 USD
atli.com 4300 USD
youpayme.com 4236 USD
politicsblogs.com 4200 USD
goq.com 4100 EUR
aseko.com 4100 USD
1v1.com 4000 USD
eyecamera.com 3999 USD
qualityhosting.com 3700 USD
dance365.com 3600 USD
financialmail.com 3500 USD
palico.com 3500 EUR
flyerholder.com 3500 USD
eiva.com 3500 GBP
domainblogs.com 3497 USD
stef.com 3400 USD
artbase.com 3000 EUR
scanbook.com 3000 USD
inversolar.com 3000 EUR
lightstore.com 2650 USD
boin.com 2550 USD
chictalk.com 2500 USD
bizability.com 2500 USD
donorsearch.com 2500 USD
senzu.com 2500 USD
asurent.com 2500 USD
examtutor.com 2500 USD
chickenshop.com 2208 USD
bbmall.com 2100 USD
vacationblogs.com 2100 USD
bwl-studieren.com 2000 EUR
evercasino.com 2000 EUR
takeontoday.com 1995 USD
kasurajaib.com 1970 USD
ewsm.com 1900 USD
randax.com 1850 EUR
customizes.com 1850 USD
berufsunfaehigkeitsversicherungen.com 1750 USD
internet-radio.com 1750 GBP
longerlashes.com 1699 USD
crowdfunds.com 1695 USD
littlemix.com 1595 USD
viovet.com 1530 GBP
galltval.com 1500 USD
fantasybodybuilding.com 1500 USD
omniacare.com 1500 EUR
casefactory.com 1500 USD
htfw.com 1500 USD
blita.com 1500 USD
devisassuranceauto.com 1500 EUR
smartalloy.com 1500 USD
holisticdrugtreatment.com 1500 USD
hookupsonline.com 1499 USD
freshdesign.com 1400 USD
americanoutlet.com 1400 USD
killprice.com 1300 GBP
garagedoorexpert.com 1299 USD
atlasscaffold.com 1288 USD
smazzy.com 1250 USD
fnsea.com 1200 EUR
joyread.com 1200 USD
qatarauto.com 1200 USD
hochseilpark.com 1200 EUR
secondfather.com 1200 USD
rcan.com 1200 USD
hometeq.com 1200 EUR
ecman.com 1200 USD
qualytech.com 1200 EUR
tubeled.com 1200 EUR
fenetrepvc.com 1150 USD
finq.com 1100 EUR
pixxies.com 1100 EUR
webpush.com 1055 USD
obial.com 1000 EUR
cloudbar.com 1000 USD
e-behavior.com 1000 USD
flightstoperth.com 1000 USD
rizze.com 1000 USD
maxindo.com 1000 USD
emlogix.com 1000 USD
yebbi.com 1000 USD
ba9s.com 1000 USD
regeon.com 1000 USD
21sport.com 1000 EUR
mymoviepass.com 1000 GBP
surgeles.com 959 EUR
relaypro.com 950 USD
modellehamburg.com 950 USD
pubmix.com 900 USD
arschengel.com 900 EUR
buffalobullets.com 888 USD
janesvilleathleticclub.com 888 USD
ledoute.com 888 USD
greekfoodshop.com 875 USD
iecare.com 855 USD
mybitdefender.com 850 USD
eco-engineering.com 850 EUR
busseland.com 850 USD
tutorswap.com 825 USD
gprs-service.com 802 USD
baciabbracci.com 800 USD
barkr.com 800 USD
medicationdrugs.com 800 USD
onlinejobsfromhome.com 775 USD
greeceguide.com 755 USD
jhsmiami.com 750 USD
marketingwar.com 750 USD
logosbible.com 750 USD
juegosdepacman.com 736 EUR
publisherweb.com 725 USD
warenkorb.com 700 EUR
trendytv.com 700 USD
ccTLDs
fab.de 50000 USD
fab.eu 35000 EUR
fw.eu 11000 EUR
jobangebote.de 10099 EUR
webdots.de 8830 EUR
golf.me 7000 USD
wimp.de 6500 EUR
inc.me 5600 USD
müllbeutel.de 5000 EUR
advertise.co.nz 4900 USD
collection.me 4000 USD
trip.rs 3500 EUR
planungsbuero.de 3273 EUR
ferien-unterkunft.de 3000 EUR
suse.se 3000 EUR
freelancer.ae 3000 USD
isocell.it 3000 EUR
fanatic.co 3000 USD
peel.me 2550 EUR
zocdoc.fr 2500 USD
ink.me 2500 GBP
refco.co.uk 2500 GBP
ibizareisen.de 2180 EUR
metropolitanhealth.co.za 2000 USD
nfs.ch 2000 EUR
ezigarette.de 2000 EUR
basketball.me 1899 USD
casino.bo 1700 EUR
liveroulette.org.uk 1600 USD
666.tv 1600 USD
pensionannuities.co.uk 1600 EUR
888.me 1555 USD
hanflebensmittel.de 1550 EUR
lws.co.uk 1500 GBP
whatsup.eu 1500 EUR
energybill.co.uk 1500 GBP
termlifeinsurance.tv 1475 USD
resell.it 1250 EUR
my-handwerker.de 1200 EUR
esteticamente.it 1200 USD
bigprint.de 1200 EUR
yoogo.co 1200 USD
iqwissen.de 1190 EUR
heizkörper-shop.de 1190 EUR
ibidder.co.uk 1177 GBP
flexibuy.co.uk 1165 GBP
onlinedating.me 1099 USD
faith.me 1099 USD
medicine.me 1050 USD
jewelry.me 1049 USD
ackerbau.de 1010 EUR
drivemycar.co.uk 1000 GBP
animal.gr 1000 EUR
scores.us 1000 EUR
rounders.us 1000 USD
washington.me 999 USD
francia.tv 999 USD
cloudmanagement.de 941 EUR
prisma.tv 900 EUR
lgh.eu 900 USD
wno.eu 851 EUR
maison-deco.fr 850 EUR
corriereimmobiliare.it 800 USD
insure360.co.uk 800 USD
gameplay.us 800 USD
sleever.de 795 EUR
vnd.fr 750 EUR
uxn.nl 750 EUR
cheapcalls.co.za 750 EUR
mastertours.de 750 EUR
fares.me 716 USD
bgames.co.uk 700 USD
mixed.fm 700 USD
filmcasting.tv 700 USD
Other TLDs
cem.org 18000 USD
ha.net 9800 USD
borsa.net 8400 USD
onetabletperchild.org 4000 USD
hobi.net 3300 USD
gynecologue.net 3290 EUR
gsy.net 3140 USD
drumnbass.net 2750 USD
rainfox.info 2460 EUR
brandies.net 2100 EUR
lizard.org 2000 USD
bourseenligne.net 1990 EUR
t1internet.net 1950 USD
osteopathe.org 1850 USD
birthdaywishes.net 1650 USD
timbers.net 1500 USD
finanzieren.info 1499 EUR
kindergeld.info 1249 EUR
eventphotographers.org 1150 USD
l-carnitine.net 1030 USD
flowersdelivery.org.uk 1000 EUR
rebate.mobi 1000 EUR
mido.net 1000 EUR
cqr.net 990 USD
owarai.info 925 EUR
hotelguide.biz 894 USD
liveinnanny.org 865 USD
discountcontacts.info 850 USD
integrativemedizin.net 790 EUR
familycredithelp.org 720 USD
freewills.org 700 USD

Afternic.com Sells $1.2MM In Domains Led By Constant.com At $90K

Afternic.com reported $1,210,767 in domain sales for the week ending November 20th.

The publicly reportable sales, included in the total, were $774,714 and led by Constant.com at $90,000 followed by FloridaCancer.com at $10,500.

Below is the entire list of publicly reportable sales:

.COM Sales
Constant.com $90,000
floridacancer.com $10,500
jobport.com $8,500
redranch.com $8,000
segurosmedicos.com $7,000
24insurance.com $7,000
modernauto.com $6,977
trainingplus.com $5,500
infoconnect.com $5,500
sortation.com $5,000
socialsecurityonline.com $5,000
giveitup.com $5,000
blogue.com $5,000
financialdaily.com $4,995
fixtime.com $4,700
cubcadet.net $4,588
xarts.com $4,500
supporti.com $4,500
valbum.com $4,488
letscruise.com $4,142
imgc.com $4,000
moosepower.com $4,000
yestone.com $3,988
gustando.com $3,840
montecarloyachts.com $3,788
wearall.com $3,788
scribit.com $3,688
cerroverde.com $3,688
lightnetworks.com $3,600
levogue.com $3,588
breatheit.com $3,588
freeexams.com $3,500
lefou.com $3,500
dna2.com $3,500
shoecenter.com $3,500
therenegades.com $3,500
begenerous.com $3,400
rasia.com $3,300
incanus.com $3,291
alivenet.com $3,188
ii-m.com $3,146
Qball.com $3,077
freepregnancytest.com $3,000
art-tec.com $3,000
secureathome.com $3,000
thecontemporaryhome.com $3,000
planetcosmetics.com $3,000
miou.com $2,925
couponvoucher.com $2,888
awesomeinsurance.com $2,888
sportsandclassics.com $2,788
fishstickers.com $2,751
tatter.com $2,750
entrepreneurmovement.com $2,710
dentalsaver.com $2,700
topwatches.com $2,700
viewcar.com $2,688
dealerbids.com $2,619
side-car.com $2,588
bspcorp.com $2,588
mixtaped.com $2,588
eliteantiques.com $2,588
talkways.com $2,550
sleepatnight.com $2,530
funnyday.com $2,500
sportsmaps.com $2,500
coachingalliance.com $2,500
pastebin.net $2,500
ikmc.com $2,500
RealDegree.com $2,495
planetventures.com $2,488
marketingtrainingcenter.com $2,488
expediente.com $2,400
hollywoodchallenge.com $2,400
realestatesanfrancisco.com $2,400
fashionmix.com $2,388
transcool.com $2,388
rpmcorp.com $2,388
learningenterprise.com $2,388
tipwin.com $2,388
insulationonline.com $2,379
shopsunglasses.com $2,370
learningdata.com $2,350
digitalcpa.com $2,300
outliers.com $2,300
bigwill.com $2,241
riverbox.com $2,200
entrepreneurkids.com $2,200
builtontrust.com $2,188
getyournumber.com $2,150
terraenvironmental.com $2,150
newmuslims.com $2,150
soundsensations.com $2,100
myanmartours.com $2,100
silvergemstonejewelry.com $2,088
eye-opener.com $2,088
artisttree.com $2,088
webtiles.com $2,088
createalegacy.com $2,088
resilientcommunities.com $2,088
antibully.com $2,088
majesticconstruction.com $2,088
newhearing.com $2,088
africatrucks.com $2,088
thoughtofyou.com $2,088
entrepreneurstartups.com $2,030
entrepreneuradvisor.com $2,030
conservationzone.com $2,021
eurofloat.com $2,000
careportal.com $2,000
americanbusinessleaders.com $2,000
tagmates.com $2,000
cakestyle.com $2,000
raabta.com $2,000
roadcase.com $2,000
billcare.com $2,000
heritagehardware.com $2,000
coloradotours.com $2,000
neovation.com $2,000
menofhonour.com $2,000
climatesaver.com $2,000
jfms.com $2,000
organicradio.com $2,000
inspirare.com $2,000
DoItLonger.com $2,000
ugarden.com $2,000
sedet.com $1,999
JMFL.com $1,999
toptenrank.com $1,988
legallocal.com $1,988
inthecapital.com $1,969
stepguide.com $1,941
honeybe.com $1,941
pennyparts.com $1,929
tradingzones.com $1,900
salepartners.com $1,900
modbaby.com $1,900
jungleware.com $1,888
bigbeargroup.com $1,888
syndicatedradio.com $1,888
netlecture.com $1,888
therapeuticoptions.com $1,888
imperialservice.com $1,888
astoriarestaurant.com $1,888
sterlingfoundation.com $1,888
lekiosk.com $1,880
whiskeyusa.com $1,877
entrepreneurtimes.com $1,862
voicesofhope.com $1,850
fantasticcuts.com $1,850
certifieddry.com $1,814
foodcafe.com $1,800
dentalsavers.com $1,800
dentalsaver.net $1,800
klikk.net $1,800
monitormarketing.com $1,788
bridalluxury.com $1,788
southernpartners.com $1,788
unclewillie.com $1,788
washingtonfocus.com $1,788
smarterwire.com $1,788
create-your-life.com $1,775
entrepreneurtalk.com $1,775
entrepreneurhub.com $1,775
countryoutfitters.com $1,750
mysportsnutrition.com $1,750
slidefactory.com $1,725
entrepreneurfund.com $1,718
sofisticado.com $1,700
greekherbs.com $1,700
TinyForce.com $1,695
entrepreneurdashboard.com $1,690
growerspride.com $1,688
myeasylife.com $1,688
mutualfundsolutions.com $1,688
bizflyer.com $1,688
tennesseeacreage.com $1,688
handmadeholidays.com $1,688
hydromachine.com $1,688
nationalpetroleum.com $1,650
heartquotes.com $1,650
cakeaccessories.com $1,618
ingoodspirits.com $1,600
moderndesigns.net $1,600
osminog.com $1,600
absolutepainter.com $1,600
globalcarrier.com $1,600
MiddletonLaw.com $1,595
boostfunds.com $1,588
sailfirst.com $1,588
consumermedical.com $1,588
roundstickers.com $1,588
lifeinpictures.com $1,584
entrepreneuranswers.com $1,520
roseandthistle.com $1,500
scriptsavings.com $1,500
lifebars.com $1,500
streetpreacher.com $1,500
hoopmania.com $1,500
designtap.com $1,500
intelligentstorage.com $1,500
trybeauty.com $1,500
clubresources.com $1,500
eyetouch.com $1,500
amdesigns.com $1,500
bondconsulting.com $1,500
SameRoom.com $1,495
SmartHours.com $1,495
HealthyHeels.com $1,495
dailyhealthwatch.com $1,488
tasteofthecaribbean.com $1,488
wigs.info $1,488
begenerous.org $1,488
subcontractorsonline.com $1,488
2father.com $1,469
vegetablegardenguide.com $1,450
healthalmanac.com $1,435
entrepreneurlinks.com $1,435
retaileasy.com $1,400
inspirestudios.com $1,400
ProjectProfits.com $1,400
BambooCreative.com $1,395
centralstandard.com $1,395
hustleruk.com $1,395
AfterTalk.com $1,395
onlinebusinesslearning.com $1,388
thequad.net $1,388
toyhunters.com $1,388
supremesound.com $1,375
uptomarket.com $1,355
ediservices.com $1,350
smartbizz.com $1,350
golfdoctors.com $1,350
entrepreneurszone.com $1,350
entrepreneursnet.com $1,350
entrepreneurreport.com $1,350
PlanFreedom.com $1,345
perfectpocket.com $1,330
merchantpages.com $1,300
purebullion.com $1,300
theguild.net $1,300
phonemarketing.org $1,288
herecomessantaclaus.com $1,288
golfhawk.com $1,277
entrepreneurprogram.com $1,265
entrepreneurtools.com $1,265
entrepreneuradvice.com $1,265
womenwhomeanbusiness.com $1,250
tailormade.net $1,250
advantageresources.com $1,250
cadline.com $1,250
entrepreneursnetwork.com $1,250
christiancards.net $1,200
videonewsnetwork.com $1,200
imagineglobal.com $1,200
tradeshowexpress.com $1,200
DONFISHER.com $1,195
accidentattorneystexas.com $1,188
BrokerBuster.com $1,186
sportsasylum.com $1,177
j-me.com $1,177
swaminathan.com $1,100
bizincubator.com $1,100
lighthouselearningcenter.com $1,100
thegypsies.com $1,100
gaemesgames.com $1,100
vk4.com $1,100
aeroblanket.com $1,100
ReliefHome.com $1,095
BodaGroup.com $1,095
HyperStack.com $1,095
entrepreneurcommunity.com $1,095
biotechnologyfocus.com $1,088
businessconsultant.net $1,069
ginkgotree.com $1,050
nusolutions.com $1,000
holografia.com $1,000
thedesignpractice.com $1,000
magazyn.com $1,000
fitactivewear.com $1,000
logologo.com $1,000
howtogopublic.com $1,000
constanthosting.com $1,000
restorationphoto.com $1,000
olive-grove.com $1,000
safetyinstyle.com $1,000
profilemagazine.com $1,000
cambridgeholiday.com $1,000
rootbox.net $1,000
newplant.com $1,000
realtimestudio.com $1,000
fairpricing.com $1,000
seniormoves.com $1,000
hamiltondevelopment.com $1,000
homescholar.com $1,000
wowcal.com $1,000
syntonie.com $1,000
myrk.com $1,000
secretserver.com $1,000
asylumfilms.com $1,000
sugasuga.com $1,000
stoneguru.com $1,000
solutionproducts.com $1,000
psychopathicradio.com $1,000
Non-.com Sales
btm.net $6,525
cubcadet.net $4,588
wcca.org $3,679
xz.org $3,500
pastebin.net $2,500
hashimoto.org $2,388
dentalsaver.net $1,800
klikk.net $1,800
LiveHappy.org $1,745
moderndesigns.net $1,600
wigs.info $1,488
begenerous.org $1,488
thequad.net $1,388
theguild.net $1,300
phonemarketing.org $1,288
tailormade.net $1,250
christiancards.net $1,200
localmovers.org $1,170
businessconsultant.net $1,069
rootbox.net $1,000

 

Last Night Our Best Friend In The World Died

After a short 13 1/2 years our best friend in the world, Bandit died last night.

He died like most of us would like to,  at home next to his loved one’s, Judi and I.

He went quickly and painlessly.

While most would point to the most incredible life he had, the places he went and how lucky he was to have a great life, we think we were the lucky ones.

Certainly he was a rare and precious gift from God.

We named him Bandit because when we saw him he stole our heart and we soon found out he had the same effect on thousand of people he met on his short time on earth.

There wasn’t a day or a place we went out with him where people didn’t come up to see him, ask what kind of dog he was, ask to take his picture , and to pet him and in turn Bandit would give them a kiss.

Over the years literally thousands of people all over the country and the world, stopped to chat with us.

We can’t begin to tell you how much joy, happiness he brought us everyday.

To us he wasn’t a dog, but a hairy child.

He was super smart, sweet, loving and we don’t really know what we are going to do without him in our lives.

Our hearts are broken.

Rest in peace our little boy, rest in peace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4gTurbo Is Coming To Verizon & T-Mobile But Neither Owns The Bang On Domains 4gTurbo.com Or Turbo4g.com

According to some recent registrations by Mark Monitor it seems a product known as 4gTurbo is coming to at least two carriers, AT&T and T-Mobile.

Some recent domain name registrations include:

4gturbo.info

4gturbo.net

4gturbo.org

tmobile4gturbo.com

t-mobile4gturbo.com

tmobile4gturbo.info

tmobile4gturbo.net

t-mobile4gturbo.info

4gTurbo.com is owned by a company in Boca Raton and goes to a parked page.

Turbo4g.com is owned by someone in Sweden and registered in 2009. It current goes to a Godaddy.com placeholder.

It looks like Verizon is planning on rolling out a service call 4gTurbo which will be faster than its 4g LTE product.

Both T-Mobile and AT&T are advertising on Google PPC under the term 4G Turbo although I can’t find anything that AT&T is planning on rolling out this service.