What New gTLD Will Be The Best For Domain Hacks?

I’ve written about domain hacks before and while I don’t think they are great for long-term branding, it’s hard to ignore the number of companies embracing them. Yes, I do think many domain hacks probably lose a nice chunk of traffic to the .COM, but still TLDs like .IT, .ES, .LY, and .US are being used to create one word URLs for companies around the world.

I want to say the trend really got started with Bit.ly and .LY, soon there were tons of companies that appended “ly” to a generic word and made that their brand. While the .LY trend has definitely died down, it created a ripple. Now companies do consider domain hacks as a viable option when the .com is taken and with new gTLDs coming that means new domain hacks will also become available.

With a wave of new gTLDs coming my question for all of you is, which new gTLD will be the best for domain hacks?


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  • Marcel October 10, 2013, 11:17 am

    Definitely .me Domains

  • Samit October 10, 2013, 12:13 pm

    None of the above? Most hacks work with ccTLDs, none of the new gTLDs will allow for hacked keywords like cruis.es.

  • Juan October 10, 2013, 12:33 pm


  • Andrew Rosener October 10, 2013, 2:43 pm

    We are currently selling off one of the top Domain Hack portfolios to ever come on the market – check it out at: http://www.dnx.com

    Today we sold Cruis.es and a few others. Lots more will sell tomorrow. We’ll be adding 50 or so more each day for the next week.

  • Joe October 10, 2013, 3:44 pm

    In my opinion I think it will be so, there is a stage fright on the part of many business people in the world of domains, Sedo read this morning that nike do much damage. Com and I answer this word is a trademark or a god of ancient greece, according to serve can do well, but I prefer. com do not want problems with other more now than ever and the new extensions go everywhere.
    I also think it’s like the beginning of anything new to hit the market, few are those who will benefit and the usual, do not give names, this is will be the same in my view ultimately matters in the subprime court system, but here are unable to return the key to the house and go find another rental.
    It must go through the pipe work justice who else will the lawyers have every novelty that there are always small letter that read well.

  • Morgan October 10, 2013, 5:04 pm

    Thanks for sharing @Andrew, some good ones in that portfolio!

    @Juan – that’s a good pick, I definitely think it will be in the top three for domain hacks.

  • Scott Alliy October 10, 2013, 11:44 pm

    I think that Vanity GTLDs will overshadow hacks and be far more acceptable and attractive to the market.


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