At $2,322 With 3 Days To Go On NameJet

The online deal space is huge, heck most people now look at 50%-off as the new retail price, not a discount. So it should come as no surprise that keywords like “Deal” and “Deals” are going to be hot across a number of new gTLDs. We are starting to really see some demand for this over at NameJet with breaking $3,200 with three days to go.


The fact of the matter is that you don’t need a .COM to launch a successful deal site, sure if you want the .COM later on and you’re making millions your budget changes. Then maybe you’ll spend the six or seven figures on a different domain, but to shell out that kind of cash on a name when you’re just getting started doesn’t make sense.

Look at popular deals site, they started on a .US (and a darn hard one to remember) built a multi-million dollar business, and then bought the .COM after they had proven their business model. Instead of putting all their money into a domain name upfront, they put it into SEO and marketing to build the business, and it worked, big time.

Most startups would love a big juicy six-figure .COM, but with budgets often under $25k they have to decide if they should go with their third or fourth choice brand name, or pick their first choice in a different extension. With new gTLDs there are more options than ever and I’m looking forward to seeing what the new owner of does with the name.

The fact of the matter is that startups are raising millions on .CO’s, .ME’s and .IO’s and something tells me we’ll be adding .XYZ to that list pretty soon. What do you think? Comment and let your voice be heard!

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  • February 11, 2014, 10:27 am

    Nice.. Wonder who the bidders are?

  • Ryan February 11, 2014, 10:44 am

    phgauge000 seems to be the one who purchased from page howe after he paid up for it in priority bidding, he seems to be throwing stupid money around, chasing random domains. He seems to be pushing many of the .xyz auctions, he also owns, and a few hundred domains.

  • Nick February 11, 2014, 10:45 am

    Wow. I should put my two-word “deal” dot com name up for sale then!

  • Aaron Strong February 11, 2014, 10:46 am

    It was not long ago that I was completely bashing the “new G’s” because I could not see past the dust….I now see the potential that you have been mentioning for some time…..Thanks Morgan for sticking with me during the hard times……..

  • Brad Mugford February 11, 2014, 10:51 am

    The results from these .XYZ auctions are worthless. They are completely non-binding to the high bidder. You can bid a million dollars if you want and just decide not to pay.

    From Daniel Negari –

    “The auction winner is entering into a nonbinding option contract to purchase the .xyz domain name if he or she wants to once it is available in 2014.

    If you win the auction then have a change of heart, that’s ok.

    We don’t need a reason.

    There is no termination fee, no contract, no agreement we will hold you to.”


  • Johnnie February 11, 2014, 10:53 am

    I think .xyz probably has to be one of the worst of the new ones. Also, the problem with premium keywords like deals, is the mere competition. It’ll be a rare site to see any of these new ones on page 1 for terms like that.

  • Joe February 11, 2014, 11:02 am

    Let’s Deals is a registered trademark as a domain. Com if someone do the same with another extension even as new. Xyz not infringe this new extension last word and trademark law world since. Com is World.
    Thanks, but not understand it yet.

  • Ryan February 11, 2014, 11:02 am

    Deals was a premium keyword when there were 7 main extensions, the fact there will be 2000, might give it a watered down effect, you think?

  • February 11, 2014, 11:10 am sounds like a good one.. If it really goes down at 4 figures or more… “Deals” at 1400 extensions does make it different in many ways… They’re all good?? I think it would great at $15 out the gate..

  • phil February 11, 2014, 11:23 am

    The is one that imho could be branded very easily.

  • Phil February 11, 2014, 11:26 am

    @ryan Just a small Fyi… nothing about stupid money and random go together. What may seem random to some may be very thought out to another. Win loose or draw.

  • phil February 11, 2014, 11:31 am

  • Nick February 11, 2014, 12:08 pm

    @Brad Mugford: If I had all of the monies that I have lost due to people running away from a purchase……….. Its the black-eye of the industry.

  • albert February 11, 2014, 1:42 pm

    I’m with Rick Schwartrz on these new TLD’s.
    Basically, if you have a micro audiance, them something like .Club would do.
    Otherwise, you really have to be good at promotions, seo, etc.
    The bottom line is that with over 112 (or 113) million .COM’s registered, it will be a few years before the rest gain any real traction (if they do at all.)
    I just wish I had Rick’s inventory.

  • Ryan February 11, 2014, 8:19 pm


    Buying a unproven extension, that doesn’t really resonate the end extension, a week after someone pays a premium for it, and you pay another premium for it, doesn’t make you a guru.

  • Phil February 11, 2014, 9:09 pm


    I have never proclaimed to be a guru at anything …. But like I said what may seem stupid and random to you may be thought out . I have invested in several things in my life from real estate , commodities , cars , domains , stocks … They aren’t all winners but over all things have turned out for the better. I don’t know … Maybe you have sold millions of dollars of domains ? I do know that page has! I liked the for several reasons. I think it can be built out and branded as a very nice directory for everything 3dprinting .. Including printers, custom 3d modeling work .. Parts .. And repair .. And my Friend Bill Hartzer has told me multiple times any Tld can rank with good content and seo work. I like the branding potential for trade magazines . So I guess more than anything else I wanted to share that stupid money is a matter of perspective and there was nothing random about purchasing this domain from a friend and proven leader in our industry.

  • Konstantinos Zournas February 12, 2014, 4:44 am

    “The fact of the matter is that startups are raising millions on .CO’s, .ME’s and .IO’s and something tells me we’ll be adding .XYZ to that list pretty soon. ”

    No, sorry. That ain’t happening.

  • Nick February 12, 2014, 5:17 am

    I think .IO takes the cake with startups. To me, when I see “.co” I think “did someone leave the ‘m’ off of .com?” And I am aware of these extensions. For my parents, who only “know of” .com as “the internet”, the .CO is a typo.

    I experimented a bit. I asked my dad to go to and guess what he typed in?

    The real winners with most of these extensions are those who own the .com I think.

  • @domains February 12, 2014, 6:02 am

    Who would seriously launch on This gtld has no natural keywords, it will be a tough slog for .xyz to make it. I do see more .io domains around, what is their appeal??

  • Nick February 12, 2014, 7:10 am

    @@domains 🙂 the appeal of .IO is within the hi-tech, telecom, video, etc areas. I dont think it has much appeal in things like shoes or food or sports. But voice, video, apps, programming, gadgets, ringtones, stuff like that – its my opinion that those are with .IO shines.

  • Albert February 12, 2014, 8:39 am

    Morgan, sounds like this topic will be good for at least another day or two or maybe even the rest of the week. (Good going.)
    At any rate, these new extensions are for the younger generation, not todays’ mom and pops.
    As for .xyz, I think it does not mean anything and basically a lost cause.
    Further, Danial will have to get the schools to drop their .edu in order to have real traction on .college.
    Otherwise, the .college extension will always be secondary to that crowd.

  • Albert February 12, 2014, 8:43 am

    Forgot to mention, and maybe someone can answer this.
    If will no longer be (not sure if they ever did) giving priority to E.M.D.’s, what is the point in have a .jewelry, .horse, .whatever???

    On a happier note, many people are dropping and selling their .com’s at much lower prices due to this new extention hype.

    I know, I have hand registered at least 12 and picked one up on a drop.

    I love it.

  • February 12, 2014, 9:23 am

    “On a happier note, many people are dropping and selling their .com’s at much lower prices due to this new extention hype.”

    I know this is amazing how great .com owners are willing to sell at way reduced prices, I’ve even had people say “I’ll give you deal because I dont want to miss out on the new gtlds.”
    Someebody is going to be right! I have even considered spending more time reearching these new gtlds, just in case. Many keywords are still available. Problem is I only have so much time.e flip of it I get the feeling its going to be like 2000-2001 all over again gettting getting premium .com’s because then the hype was the internet died.

    That was in my pitch then for acquisitions… “You hs make a heard the internet died, lets make a deal. Now it’ll be you heard of the new extensions. 🙂
    On th

  • Nick February 12, 2014, 9:27 am

    @Albert: “On a happier note, many people are dropping and selling their .com’s at much lower prices due to this new extention hype.”

    Haha, not everyone. 😉

  • albert February 12, 2014, 2:38 pm

    I will never forget when I was sitting at my grandmother’s home watching their T.V. and when our local N.B.C. Channel went with NBC4.TV-there was huge hypt.
    I almost registered jewelry.TV, I mean, come on, it was easy, short and genericl, right???
    Registration was expensive and basically how many times do you see it?
    Glad I did not do it.

    Enough are though.


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