Yesterday a bunch of new gTLD’s went into general availability (GA) meaning domain names can be registered live on a first come first serve basis.
All total include any Sunrise registrations and any Landrush/Early Access Program (EAP) registration which took place before GA:
.Kaufen which is German for the word “Buy” had 4,325
We noted yesterday that .Pictures was the 4th of very similar domains to launch including .pics, photo and .photos and finds itself in 4th place.
Again we would point to first movers advantage.
We also asked in a poll a month ago which of the political domain names would to the best between .Voting, .GOP, .Democrat and .Republican .
.Republican hasn’t launched yet but .Voting blew the doors off of .GOP and .Democrat
I picked up a good chunk of .Media domain names including Trending.media, Breaking.media, Publishing.Media, Newspaper.Media, Buying.Media, Magazine.media, Major.Media, Broadcast.Media; Outdoor.Media; TheSocial.Media (social.media was reserved) just to name a few.
Stats furnished by ntldstats.com and RegistrarStats.com
Jacob Fedosky says
Mike- I like the .media names you grabbed. Were those EAP registrations or GA registrations?
Good names Mike. Looks like Paul Farkas got iot.media. A handful of names i’d consider to reg looks to be held by the registry (? i assume because no whois record) and on sale at godaddy for $5,499.99 (ex: stream dot media, 360 dot media) so no thanks. Good extension; much better than most that have come out so far, but i still don’t like the way the “game” is being played.
Richard S says
.media, and consulting had some serious premium pricing on them. Marijuana.Consulting can be had for $6,000 per year, enjoy.
Michael Berkens says
.Media I found not to have a lot of oppressive premium fees. Almost all the one’s I got had no premium fees.
I didn’t see many .Media’s with big numbers
420.media is over $1K
but so is pet.pictures $1,049 at godaddy
Richard S says
247.media, stream.media, 360 media all $3,600 per year, and so on… I am sure they miss a few, but they also reserved many more such as content.media etc…I feel it is counter productive to play both sides. Either you are a registry, or a warehouse of names. Let the names be free, charge high premiums, and let the market of supply, and demand do the rest. Overall gtld confidence is down, I read many blogs, and people who were once bullish, are second guessing their investments. Good luck to all
Those who were once bullish, are now bullshitting.
Michael Berkens says
Almost all were EAP 5
You’ve been blowing a lot money on these names. Can you tell us exactly why you are doing it?
Are you guessing, or is there something behind the madness?
Are you saying, hey I’m gonna take a risk on these, if it doesn’t pn out in 3 to 6 years, I’ll just write it off? Or are you convinced that you going to hit it big?
I believe that you’ve calculated a five year period of holding and renewing these names, some of them with very high rates.
Now, you did the same thing with DOT CO, and you wound up selling a few inexplicable names for over $30,000 each on those (I believe you sold 2 names like that), which made up the money you wasted on the dot CO. I recall approaching you to ascertain why you didn’t re-invest in the dot CO since they are now HOT for you. You didn’t answer the questions (about a year ago).
Now, what would you say to any doubting Thomases who say that the Registry basically buy those names from investors who hold a lot of their names? I don’t think that it is the case, but some people do. It’s simply strange for a domainer to sell only a couple of names for that much money whereas better names languish at hundreds of dollars.
Any, let me hear what you have to say. Thanks
Mike, some did. Richard gave one and i gave two for example, in my post above. I could have listed more. Good job on the ones you picked up tho.
Mike, nice pick on your .media names. I picked up one .media, Satellite.media.