New gTLD sales are making news but that doesn’t mean .COM is going anywhere

I wrote an article earlier this week about how new domain extensions are selling for more than .COMs. This is a reality, it’s happening, and it will continue to happen. What I think is important to realize is that new gTLDs like Autism.Rocks can sell more for .COMs like without implying that .COMs as a whole are less valuable.

I’ve always found it interesting that in the domain community there is a divide between those who support new domain extensions and those who think .COM is and will be king forever.

I think both can do well without actually hurting the other. The reality is that one-word .COM domains will sell for more than one-word new gTLDs 99.9% of the time. As I highlighted in my article earlier this week though, two-word .COMs won’t necessarily sell for more than one-word new gTLDs.

This shouldn’t be a surprise, this is a reality we’ve seen for over a decade now, one-word domains, especially premium one-words, sell for a premium. Period.

So next time you see a one-word gTLD sell for more than a two-word .COM don’t get upset, pay attention, the world is changing and if you think that the new gTLDs aren’t going to have an impact on the domain world you’re fooling yourself.

Just remember that new gTLDs can sell for solid prices without hurting .COMs; you don’t need to pick a side, instead just follow the trends and make good investments, and good investments don’t always have to end in .COM.

What do you think? Comment and let your voice be heard!

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  • Tim June 25, 2015, 9:56 pm

    Thanks for the follow-up post but I think you are all over the page in what you say. It’s changed from “new TLDs are selling for more ” to “new TLDs can sell for more”. Any domain “can” sell for more.

    And, you say, “I think both can do well without actually hurting the other”. Yeah? That does not mean new TLDs are selling for more than .com domains as you put it in your last post. Just sayin’ dude, that has nothing to do with what you said. These are not answers to the misleading post you made.

    This whole post of yours makes no sense. “Don’t get upset next time….” You are just band-aiding miscellaneous phrases without ever making a real point.

    Sorry, I like you man, but this is not good reporting and it is a disservice to your readers, IMO, about domain name investing.

  • KC June 25, 2015, 11:58 pm

    When it comes to investment, it’s necessary to watch for change and not be dogmatic. One thing is quite likely: long-tail .com will be difficult to sell.

  • HowieCrosby June 26, 2015, 12:12 am

    Totally agree with you Morgan. There is a huge genre for business online and it’s growing, with diverse markets, brands and services etc, the net is opening up to the widening population usgae of TLDs.

    Personally, I’ve always been a fan of .com and the one word new gTLDs since 2011, there was a time when I considered the new gTLDs to trump com, but I see a coexistence in the new digital age. That’s just my view though, cheers.

  • Mike June 26, 2015, 2:05 am

    Its good that we have new comers to ease the competition but the .com is still .com

  • Joe June 26, 2015, 5:41 am

    Also’re right in what you write in your post.

    I have recorded several good premium gTLD some three letters have four with the same word that is “gas” finance, insure, vision and hiphop latter serves to merchandising of clothing I have on in Buy in Now.

    With “, and website” wine grape origin of Spain there are many vineyards in California, “ and” which is a system used to send money from banks and others companies worldwide.

    I have some more interesting but first I have to sell and then invest in premium domains .Com

    On Twitter I like joeeblues give notice as soon blog but it will not be possible because Godaddy be blocked, renewal until 2016 and have to start with another TLD.

    Morgan, that if it is a shame always have to happen to me because I will.

  • Truth Teller Tom June 26, 2015, 5:59 am

    “good investments don’t always have to end in .COM.”

    Yes, Morgan…they do.

  • Doc Science June 26, 2015, 9:09 am

    Hey Joe,

    Where you going with that gun in your hand?

  • Joe June 26, 2015, 1:17 pm

    @Doc Sencie, I do not understand your question? but if I know the lyrics to this song music: Hey Joe, composed of Jimmi Hendrix (RIP)
    You can be more explicit please.


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