Five myths and facts about the new gTLDs

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Assumptions related to the new gTLDs can cost domain investors and entrepreneurs money.

Rightside’s Name.com division put together a list of five myths about the new gTLDs, and their matching facts, to help dispel such misconceptions.

  1. Myth: Nobody knows that new domains exist
    Fact: End users are adopting and using new domains as primary website addresses, redirects, Branded Short Links, and more. These are the foundations of a much more robust aftermarket for new gTLDs.
  2. Myth: Nobody is buying new domains
    Fact: In just a few years, active new gTLD registrations have grown to nearly 28 million names. This past year, Rightside has booked multiple six-figure new gTLD sales and has over 50 five- and six-figure sales that have been made public, as well as seven-figures worth of Platinum sales not yet released. These definitely aren’t the kinds of numbers .COM saw in its first three years of existence.
  3. Myth: New domains are penalized in search results rankings
    Fact: Google itself has stated that they treat new gTLDs just like any other legacy domain extension. In fact, there’s some evidence that domains using new gTLDs may even receive a boost in the search results, including domains like www.jacksonville.attorney which is ranked #1 for its exact-match keywords.

Read the full list with added coverage, and learn how new gTLDs are great long-term investments and have short-term potential in today’s market.


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3 Responses to “Five myths and facts about the new gTLDs”
  1. As much as I feel sort of off base to admit it; I mean, .com is the real deal winner for me, but every point made, 1 out of 3 there, are right on the money. People are indeed hearing about them; in minuet percentages, but it is happening. There is a lot of purchases and sales for these domains, and they are certainly not penalized and probably do receive some boost if and when the keywords match exactly. Right on the money in my opinion, and I am not the biggest fan either.

  2. Myron says:

    Completely misguided and way off base. Author is delusional, has no clue and is living in an imaginary world. The new G’s were dead on the vine and never had a chance. There was no need for them and it will not even be noticed now that they have been declared dead. Based on past experience, this post will not be published. I don’t care. Good luck in your dreamland.

  3. DomainGang says:

    “Completely misguided and way off base.”

    Except, you didn’t tell us why.

    “Author is delusional, has no clue and is living in an imaginary world.”

    Do provide your PhD in medicine or associate field.

    “The new G’s were dead on the vine and never had a chance.”

    They are very much alive and the vine is producing wine.

    “There was no need for them and it will not even be noticed now that they have been declared dead.”

    The decision that gTLDs are needed was taken many years ago. The move forward happened 4 years ago. More than 28 million domains later, your declaration is worthless.

    “Based on past experience, this post will not be published. I don’t care. Good luck in your dreamland.”

    If you keep on using fake emails and names, I’m guessing your previous comments were spam. This one was not filtered thanks to the BS it contained. Good luck next time.

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