If you could invest in one new gTLD, which would it be?

As we all know, it is impossible for every new gTLD to hit it big, in fact, it’s safe to say that most will not reach the audience that they hope to. Still, it’s probably unlikely that none will hit it big. Already new gTLDs like .CLUB, .TOP, .XYZ and several others have gained major marketshare but these are still the early days and .COM is still the only domain name with real proven sales history.

Here’s the current breakdown of new gTLD registrations:

new-gtld-chart

(Source – nTLD stats)

So, yes – your safest bet without a doubt is .COM. I personally put most of my focus on .COM. However let’s say you had to pick one (and only one) new gTLD to invest it, what would it be and why?

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  • Jemi March 7, 2016, 8:53 pm

    From the viewpoint of an end-user, I won’t hesitate choosing nice new gTLDs, since fairly priced .com is short of resources.
    I personally think .top will make sense. It’s upbeat meaning well suits brand building.

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  • betthelot March 7, 2016, 8:58 pm

    .fail

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  • wayne March 7, 2016, 9:09 pm

    my opinion…forget this stuff and only, maybe, get some .com at right price and conditions.

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  • Joseph Peterson March 7, 2016, 9:10 pm

    What! And attract buyer competition? Sssshhhh …. Go buy that .HORSE, everybody! Sure bet. Can’t lose.

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  • mik March 7, 2016, 10:46 pm

    the worlds a big place and room for tons of gtlds even though dot com is king there still needs be the queen and lower minions.

    not everyone can afford or want the dot com obviously or obtain them, the past does not reflect on the upcoming tactics of buyers/ users in the future in such an industry like domaining.

    I get the dot com hardcores but theres a ton of room for at least a few of these gtlds!

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  • Mark March 8, 2016, 12:22 am

    .WEB when it comes out.
    .CO For now.

    IMO
    http://www.NameSelling.com

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  • AbdulBasit Makrani March 8, 2016, 12:32 am

    .web (whenever it comes out).

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  • DN80 March 8, 2016, 1:08 am

    I have always been an advocate of .pro that has recently been rapidly moving upward due to heavy investments from China and Russia.

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  • Zhang Ke March 8, 2016, 3:17 am

    I couldn’t afford papapa.com for my store, so I bought papapa.top for only a few hundred. Like the meaning of “top”, so it’s my choice.

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  • Moyi March 8, 2016, 3:18 am

    If I register a domain to build the website, I will chose .top extension. As the meaning is prefect for me, I hope my website can be popular and remembered by others, to be the best as well.

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  • Arbel March 8, 2016, 3:27 am

    Hi Morgan,

    I heavily invested in short .Club from 3 reasons –
    1. Great and Active management.
    2. The West and The East like it.
    3. “Low Barriers of Entry” because its only the beginning.

    Regards,
    Arbel

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  • J.T. March 8, 2016, 9:12 am

    Morgan:

    The extension to invest in is. .LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgender).

    I am not gay, but I grew up in San Francisco. What I noticed when I was growing up there is that that community had their own newspapers and magazines; they only cared about what was going on inside their community.

    When I saw that .LGBT was coming out, I signed up and bought 27 names. Think along these lines: What environment does the .LGBT community feel uncomfortable in with respect to close proximity?

    There are certain environments in which they preferably want to deal with their own. Either long term relationships or close physicality. Here are a few I bought

    Roommates (They want to live with people like themselves)
    Obituaries (Who died in the LGBT community?)
    New Years Eve (Where are the LGBT new years eve parties?)
    Accountants ( A long term relationship warrants this choice)
    Real Estate Agents ( A long term relationship warrants this choice)
    Event Planning
    Massage Therapists (Close proximity makes them uncomfortable)
    Beaches (Where are the LGBT beaches?)
    Cosmetic Surgery (Got this ideal from a LGBT magazine)
    Hair Removal (Got this ideal from a LGBT magazine)
    Events (Where are the LGBT events?)
    Personal Trainers (Close proximity makes them uncomfortable)
    Financial Services ( A long term relationship warrants this choice)

    I got some ideals by looking through gay publications and looking at what ads were in them.

    I have been watching how many .LGBT have been getting registered daily along with .Online. The .LGBT registration numbers are climbing and passing other extensions above them.

    http://www.ntldstats.com/tld

    By the way, I personally thought this extension would have been skyrocketing by now because there are a lot of people still in the closet, so I grew a bit concerned when it wasn’t. I decided to check and went to Miami Beach (Where a lot of LGBT people live) and asked them about the .LGBT extension. I asked a number of gay people and they all said the same thing: “There is no .LGBT extension!”
    They are not aware it’s out yet!

    What do you think?

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  • Eric March 8, 2016, 9:46 am

    Not a single one is worthy of consideration. They all are .stupid

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  • Juan David Aristizabal March 8, 2016, 2:19 pm

    I dont agree with you when you said ” As we all know, it is impossible for every new gTLD to hit it big, in fact, it’s safe to say that most will not reach the audience that they hope to. Still, it’s probably unlikely that none will hit it big.” I dont agree, not at all. They will heat big, they already did. U just nees to see statistics, and .xyz alredy have more registrations that the old .biz and .co, i relly belive they will becone the next .com.

    So here its my top 5:
    1st: .xyz
    2nd: .web
    3rd: .club
    4th:..company
    5th:.online (i belive its too expensive)
    6th:.blog

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  • Juan David Aristizabal March 8, 2016, 2:22 pm

    *top 6

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    • Morgan March 8, 2016, 7:48 pm

      Thanks for sharing everyone, here’s a quick summary of viewpoints we’ve seen so far:

      1) .CLUB, .TOP and .WEB all had more than one vote, XYZ and .LGBT had one mention each

      2) There is a good number of people, let’s say ~50% that think the new gTLDs are junk and people should just stick to .COM

      3) One person accidentally promoted .STUPID 🙂

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  • Reality March 8, 2016, 7:54 pm

    .web, because it’s the new .biz, and we all know that worked out really well.

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  • Joe March 8, 2016, 9:09 pm

    Referring to comments write to preempt Top, I think that to have a website, blog, ecommerce should be self which must be able to get itself users and the media that your business online as considered to be a top 10 or top 50 in its category business.

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  • Robert March 9, 2016, 7:40 am

    Count my vote in the “they all suck” category. I see no purpose for them that isn’t already served by .com.

    True, .com inventory is running low, but that’s what makes it valuable and precious.

    IMO, those who invest in gtld .crap are wasting their time and funds.

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    • joe March 9, 2016, 11:15 am

      @Robert You write True, .com is running low inventory, but that’s what it valuable and precious Makes.

      I inform you that this is not exhausted and that is how the search for gold in the rivers of the American West, oil, diamonds, coal .Com has many words of two and three still be on record and never exhausted, that depend upon it.

      I in two years searching and finding a vein of these keywords that can be used for sponsoring links without the Adwords tool, but I do not care because it is better to traffic within 45 domain names now registered in Uniregestry., Com, , .club, and xyz, now monetize and within three, six to 12 months have a very good traffic and become premium. and investors interested in buying domains from domainnamesales.com. and that every day find new, two and three words. It is perfect to increase my portfolio thanks to the hard work to do Morgan me.

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  • Purely Space March 9, 2016, 12:36 pm

    I feel that of the new gTLD’s, that .SPACE is the best investment. The reason for this is that there are multiple possible connotations to this extension and therefore multiple types of end users who might be interested in buying a .SPACE domain. For example, .Space in a virtual sense has the connotation of space as in web space (as in blogging or hosting or social networks). But .Space also works well in terms of real space, for example for physical storage companies, or for other real space for sale, lease or rent. Lastly, there is the aerospace industry, which is expanding. So there are multiple possible end uses for many of the domain names in the .SPACE gTLD, unlike the more trade-specific new TLD’s.

    Also, .SPACE passes the radio test and can be spoken in 1 syllable – which can’t be said of all gTLD’s. And although what I’m about to say is subjective, I do feel that .SPACE sounds high-quality and elegant.

    Not all domain names will be suited to a .SPACE of course – but if invested wisely I feel that .SPACE has more potential than the other gTLD’s, and that’s why if I had to pick just one I’d go for .SPACE.

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