“Over the next 6-12 months we expect to get about 1-2 million domain registrations under .ooo”.
All I can say is: lol. Maybe they should rename their New gTLD from .ooo to .lol. They will probably get more than the 500 domain registrations I expect them to get on General Availability.
But wait, Google and Uniregistry did apply for .lol, so I have no idea what to expect any more…
Business Line did a piece today on the .ooo New gTLD.
“Netizens will soon get an alternate to ‘.com’ after the rollout of ‘.ooo’ (Dot-Tripple O) by Ahmedabad-based IT firm Infibeam.com.”
“The new Generic Top Level Domain (GTLD) ‘.ooo’ is aimed at providing alternate domain registration solutions to those who have failed to locate their brand name or business names on .com domain”
Why get an .ooo domain when you have 500 better alternatives? The same argument applies to other stupid new tlds such as .xyz.“Also, ‘.ooo’ is seen as a mobile-friendly domain as it reduces usage of multiple keys on phones.”
I rest my case.
“This domain will be used by small enterprises as well as large corporate. We expect many to migrate from .com to .ooo as there is higher possibility of name availability here,” said Vishal Mehta, Founder, Infibeam.com.
“The company is targeting 35,000-40,000 trademark registered companies along with several SMEs.”
Whatever. The best New gTLDs have received less than 1,000 sunrise registrations so far.
“The new GTLD is the first of a kind initiative by any e-commerce company. Over the next 6-12 months we expect to get about 1-2 million domain registrations under .ooo,” Mehta told BusinessLine.
My prediction: 500 to 1,000 domains unless you go the .xyz way and waste some of your money.
“The sunrise phase opened September 22, 2014 (12 UTC-5.30 am IST) for trademark holders to safeguard relevant registrations. They are given time till October 23, when it will open for general availability.”
I can’t wait.
“Adding further, Mehta informed that India expected to be one of the largest domain name markets by 2017. There are a number of tremendous market opportunities for various stakeholders to get in early and leverage new domain names.”
Sure but it is a market you will not be getting any market share.