If new gTLDs have brought new options to those in charge of creating a name (precision, availability, novelty) and registering its(their) domain name(s), they also brought the possibility to make a terrible mistake when choosing the right extension for a domain name.
First, I'd suggest to take a look at the list of "Singular versus Plural new gTLDs" and wonder:
- What if I someone else buys (and starts to use) my exact same domain name in its plural version?
- If I buy both domain names (one to use and one to redirect): what will be the trend in 5 years? Am I sure that I am making the right choice to use the plural version of the extension or should I use the singular one?
- .AIG & .AIGO
- .ART & .ARTE
- .AUDI & .AUDIBLE - .AUDI & .AUDIO
- Many more to come...
What you missed in our previous Newsletters:
- Interesting - ICANN Publishes Updated gTLD Marketplace Health Index;
- Mitsubishi pulls plug on dot-brand gTLD;
- 4 new gTLDs were delegated:
- Location.leclerc is here;
- Interesting - How brands use their new domain name extensions;
- Just deleted (to be confirmed):
- .IINET new gTLD;
- MUTUELLE new gTLD.
- How Are New gTLDs Seen In Domain Name Dispute Cases?
- People trying to unload 1-letter New gTLDs with expensive renewals.
- Generic new gTLDs (.WEBSITE is doing good);
- New gTLDs related to CARS;
- New gTLDs related to HEALTH (is .HEALTH finaly coming?).
Since most new gTLDs have launched, reports will be updated on a monthly basis starting January 2017.
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