While new gTLDs like .APP, .CLUB, and .XYZ have been in the spotlight for some time now, it’s easy to forget about some of the other new gTLDs that have been in the market for a while…just without much fanfare. One of those is .BIKE, a new gTLD that honestly felt like a bit of a head-scratcher to me, I think there are a lot of new gTLDs that fall into this category, just not generic enough to likely ever see a critical mass of registrations.
Well based on both the registration data and the public sales data it looks like .BIKE has struggled quite a bit. They started 2018 with around 16,500 registrations, and now they’re at just about the same place that they started:
(Source – nTLDStats.com)
It’s weird, they started the year and seemed to be seeing a nice little uptick in registrations month after month, and, boom – all the gains were wiped out and everything seemed to just about reset. The sale data tells an even less exciting story, with only 7 total reported sales since 2014 totaling less than $15,000.
(Source – NameBio)
Well I’m pretty glad I never invested in .BIKE myself, I guess I wasn’t the only person that didn’t get it. Did you ever buy any .BIKE names? If so are you still holding on to them?