8 New gTLDs launched this past week. Donuts had 4 (.Capital, .Engineering, .Exchange and .Gripe.) that did pretty bad. And the other 3 Punto 2012’s (CentralNic) .bar and .rest, and Rightside Registry’s .moda didn’t do much better. .Wien did ok.
I bought 3 domains this week. That has become the usual weekly number for me lately. I bought Reverse.Engineering and Credit.Capital. The 3rd domain I have to keep for myself. Both domains have premium renewals. I had on my list maybe 10-15 other .Engineering and .Capital domains that were available but I decided that the premiums were too high for those domains.
All 8 New gTLDs were heavily reserved or had high premium renewals. Most of the good Engineering terms like civil, electrical, mechanical were reserved by the registry.
.Engineering was my favorite of the 8 but that might be because most of my family and friends are engineers… .Exchange got some limited interest but I don’t see a lot of resale potential. .Gripe I didn’t like at all. There are much better alternatives coming soon.
I also liked .bar but all good domains were reserved. I try to stay away from markets I know very little about so I didn’t register any .wien. Austria speaks German and Wien is Vienna in English so I stayed out.
What domains did you buy this week?