Talk about jumping this gun.
Pool.com just sent out an e-mail inviting people to place preorders on proposed gTLD’s.
Problem is none of these extension exist or even have been applied for.
As ICANN is still setting up the rules for applications for the new gTLD’s, Pool.com is accepting pre-orders on such g’TLD’s as:
Geo domains such as:
Pool.com’s announcement was sent jointly with a company, quintaris.com, which seems to be a sister company to Pool.com
While some of these extensions know to be coming from announcements by organizations seeking to sponsor them, like .nyc, .paris. .xxx and .eco, other extensions Pool is taking pre-orders on, like .dallas and .miami, seem to be purely speculative as no one has stepped forward and announced their intention to sponsor these.
Is this announcement an indication that Quintaris will be attempting to snag a bunch of new gTLD’s?
Will Pool and Quintaris use the information they get from the number of pre-orders to determine which extension(s) they will attempt to become the registry of?
You should keep in mind that most of the new registries will hold back the best domains to be auctioned off at a later date.
So I wouldn’t count on getting football.sport based on a pre-order.
On the other hand, considering there is no charge to place a pre-order, there is no downside to it.
In any event, even prior to the rules being written, the race has started for the new domains.
Patrick McDermott says
“Pool.com Starts Accepting Pre-orders For Domain Extensions That Don’t Exist”
Pool accidentally left off one of the new gTLDs that will explain their action.
That gTLD is…
David J Castello says
This is nothing more than test marketing. The problem here is that Pool.com won’t be able to discern which are simply speculators (my bet) or individuals/businesses planning to utilize these names (don’t hold your breath). Does it matter? You betcha. These TLDs don’t stand a chance unless they are truly embraced by the non-domaining public.
Steve M says
. . . an’ I’m taking (FREE!) advance orders on . . . oh, I don’t know . . . why don’t we start with .radio & .usa.
An idea folks like Bernie Madoff would surely love to get in on.
M. Menius says
This is the single worst thing Pool have ever done.