This is what many end-users buy at new gTLDs: alotof.crap

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:

SAUCE.GURU
PORKINJECTOR.GURU
BRISKETINJECTOR.GURU

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.

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About Konstantinos Zournas

Konstantinos studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London and lives in Athens, Greece. He loves domains and building websites. He is online since 1995, learned about html in 1996 and got into domains in 2002. He started the OnlineDomain.com blog in 2012.

7 comments

  1. Hilarious ! We look forward to seeing some nice developed websites 😀

  2. How does one example ripped from a forum become representative of what “many end users” are registering?

    • It shows how end-users think and act compulsively. I can give you 10’s of examples.

      There is another post coming today with a couple of $12,500 crap purchases that will blow your mind.

      • Nothing wrong with being a compulsive end-user. At least you’re not a compulsive domainer! End-users tend to get their handful of “crap” and they are happy – for whatever reason – with what they decided upon.

        Compulsive domainers, on the other hand, register dozens of crappy domains and believe they will resell the crap.

        Can you go back in time to show what “crap” got registered in the early .com etc. when it opened its doors commercially? I used to ran a check against a zone file from back in the day and you could not believe the JUNK that got registered.

      • I am an end-user for most of the new gTLDs so I must be careful!

        Well .com still has a lot of junk.

      • This isn’t the 80’s, people should know better now with all the information out there. And some of those early .coms (mid 90’s) turned into 6 and 7 figure sales today. Not with these. These are too niche/novelty for most people to even see them, won’t be enough quality development. They’re hard to find even at the registrar. Imagine when they all get released. Most people when they go to register, won’t know they’re available. Are they supposed to scroll thru 1000+ extensions? Too many hurdles.

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