It has been about 9 months since the New gTLD program started. So now we are about 3 months away from the first New gTLD domain renewals. So what do you intent to do? Renew your domains or not? And if so then what percentage roughly?
My previous poll asking if people are buying New gTLD domains just ended with more than 500 votes. Results are quite interesting.
I have included 6 options in the poll: 100%, >50%, <50%, 0%, no domains to renew and one more I found important. That is what distinguishes New gTLDs from the legacy gTLDs: “I will only renew some non-premium domains”. Premium domains are sometimes pretty expensive, up to thousands of dollars per year. From my research premium domains account for about 10% of the total of New gTLD domains. At least that is for the Donuts domains.
So if you choose the “I will only renew some non-premium domains” answer I assume that you are renewing at least 50% of your domains. So the >50% and the non-premium options are quite similar in terms of quantity.
As a reference .com renewal rate is a little over 70%. So I think that anything above 50% would be good for New gTLDs.
I know that it might be a bit early for some people to talk about renewals but this poll will run for the next 3 months. But I know what I am going to do because I have a certain strategy that is the same for all my domains.[cardoza_wp_poll id=7]