I know everyone says that new gTLDs bring more choice to the end users but it seems to me that end-users need to learn a lot more about domain names in general before jumping on the new gTLD bandwagon. There are end-users that know their domain names. But first time domain buyers should be very careful.
Here is what end-user wrote on a forum:
“I got a little advance knowledge that Ican was going to release a bunch of new Domain Names and jumped into the fray. Some were very very expensive and others were in my mind just plain awesome. But on the later I could be wrong. I got outbid on a few and bought 3. We will see if it pays off in the long run. my favorite new Domain is dot GURU. I love it
I bought the following:
Here is my new logo for the Sauce.Guru site. Which will focus on BBQ sauces, marinades, and dry rubs, not just selling, but trade talk, technique tips, etc. But selling space will be a part of the site.“
So here are my comments:
1. People think that new gTLDs are a secret. It’s NOT! So don’t go out buying whatever you see.
2. The domains are very very expensive on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd day of general availability. Then they are relative cheap.
3. Your favorite is .guru? There are only 7 new gTLDs out there! What is your favorite going to be when there are 500?4. Yes you could be wrong. Stop for a minute. Think. Now you can buy 1.
5. And I say 1 because although SAUCE.GURU seems good, the other 2 domains are total crap. BRISKETINJECTOR.com is not even registered!
6. Someone beat you to the bbq.guru because he had a pre-registration order at name.com. He got it for the same price your paid for BRISKETINJECTOR.GURU.
7. There are a lot of better domains that the ones you bought still available.
PS. Nice logo BTW.