.在线 (.ONLINE) Gets Over 50,000 Registrations In Its First Hour

Today is a pretty interesting day in the domain world, a new TLD, .在线 (which translates to .ONLINE) launched and in under an hour had over 50,000 registrations. This beat .GURU (one of the top-selling new gTLDs) literally in its first hour.  So what does this mean?

Right now very little, but a year from now it could mean a whole lot. Like most things in life you can’t judge a book by its cover. A great first day is nothing compared to a great first year. That being said, it could be a sign of what’s to come, especially considering that another IDN, .中文网 (.CHINESE) also had very impressive numbers.

What I think we’re starting to see is a more global Internet and very clearly a world that still sees a lot of value in domain names. While it’s still early I do think we should all be paying very careful attention to how the market might be changing. Marketplaces like 4.cn have seen strong growth over the last year and should be good barometers to understand how these new wave of domains do in the resale market.

However the real question is what will be built on these TLDs. Only time will tell but there’s no denying that the global Internet is getting bigger by the day, and I for one am a big fan of that!

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  • albert April 28, 2014, 2:42 pm

    That’s a good start.
    But, once again, you are right Morgan, it’s basically what’s built on the new Gtld’s.
    I often notice them on Flippa being sold as only the domain.

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  • Joe April 28, 2014, 5:42 pm

    Everything is all good start when you see the way forward , if you stumble layoff and look to your right and left, but keep going it’s best .

    No change of direction that will return to stumble there are a large business with gTLD domains, but one of the main problems I see is the last time we ‘ll stick smack many including top on occasion with the issue of the word s brand, or trademark .

    Last Friday I was with my patent attorney and recorder Brands in Barcelona city ( Spain ) . EU and comment that many problems that many extensions very complicated at the city level , the name of a city by the New York own example as a city has many neighborhoods and many peoples as a state, or the same thing happens Barcelona .

    By that I write that if you have a marketing business , and another in Brookling, Houdson only thing that should change is the first name , both have the extension of New York but in different places in this state or city.

    Problems have many principles as always be difficult.

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  • HowieCrosby April 28, 2014, 10:50 pm

    This is all very exciting, VentureBeat ran a blog some days ago about this and the opportunity for Western domainers, however…

    http://venturebeat.com/2014/04/26/domain-gold-rush-why-your-company-needs-to-speak-chinese-online/

    there was a classic problem within the post, the writer had mis translated “website” and this was later corrected in the comments section “中文网 means “Chinese language web” not “website”

    This is only the beginning in trying to understand the wonderful Chinese language, considering many words mean many things, to put it simply! And I for one would not trust the Internet for translation, if you don’t have the knowledge, you really don’t know what you are going to copy and paste into the reg box!

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  • Bill Kraham April 29, 2014, 10:22 am

    How do I email new Chinese org……… .online ?

    Thanks

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  • Domains Gains April 29, 2014, 2:11 pm

    Totally agree with Howie.
    That’s why I, recognizing the importance of Chinese market, stay with .cn and English words.
    It’s a big guess as to how quickly China’s potential will, if ever, let us reap the profits we deem are there…

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