Morgan’s Top 3 Domain Extensions For The Week Of Nov 10th

So new domain name extensions are launching every week and with so many coming to market I thought it was about time to do a weekly feature of my top picks. Before I go any further let me be really clear about what I am picking these for. I am not picking these domain extensions as a way to encourage domain investors to buy them up like it’s going out of style. Instead I am hoping that entrepreneurs and small businesses use these to get the keyword they’ve been chasing and can’t get in .COM.

As I’ve said many times before, I think a lot of these new domain extensions are going to fail, and fail big. At the same time I think a select group will do very well and I’m going to fire up my crystal ball to pick which extensions I think are going to be the winners. Remember thought, this is speculation, not investment so please don’t confuse the two. If you want to invest in domain names, go .COM or go home. If you want to build a business online, you have a whole new host of options.

With that, here are the domain extensions coming out this week that I think are going to do well:

Dot Restaurant

Top Pick –> .Restaurant – this is my top pick because I know for a fact that a ton of restaurants couldn’t get their .COM and I think they are going to want their .Restaurant.

.Gifts – gifting is a huge market online, I do think it’s important to pick keywords that do apply directly to gifting.

.Engineer – I’m an engineer and so is my wife. Since I went to engineering school I know a lot of engineers and all of them want their first name .engineer.

There are more new domain extensions coming out this week but these are my favorites. Once again, just to hammer this point home, if you’re looking to invest in domains, stick with .COM, but if you want to develop on a domain, these three extensions offer some very solid options.

Hat tip to OnlineDomain.com, one of my go-to blogs for news and updates about new domain extensions!

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  • Tammy November 10, 2014, 6:14 pm

    Very nice post~

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  • Andrew Richard November 10, 2014, 10:11 pm

    Yes morgan as domain investors we give first preference to .com domains and there are some expections like geographic extensions.

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  • Anthony November 11, 2014, 10:57 am

    Are you sure about .restaurant? Its one of the most misspelled words in the English language.
    http://grammar.yourdictionary.com/spelling-and-word-lists/misspelled.html

    No spell checker on the URL bar… 🙂

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  • Alan Dodd November 13, 2014, 5:02 pm

    For me, with most of them, the dot is in the wrong place.

    I actually shocked myself during the week and registered a few .blackfriday’s during the week. I haven’t regged a new gtld in months, I am doing a site on BlackFriday, hence the reason.

    So this recovering addict regged:-

    ThisIs.BlackFriday
    WelcomeTo.BlackFriday
    Hello.BlackFriday

    But if any startup builds on these, they will bleed traffic to ThisIsBlackFriday.com etc.

    And now the dot. You see, nobody says “This is dot Black Friday”.

    If they were going to say it, they would say: “This is Black Friday”. For me – most of these are weaker than .com for this reason amongst others.

    But for that reason I do like this one:

    .ZONE

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  • Paul McMenamy November 17, 2014, 7:20 am

    @Anthony. Very good point. New extensions need to be short and very easy to spell correctly.

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