I don’t like 2 word new gtld domains because they lack a certain symmetry and also because for the simple reason that they are longer that what they should be!
This left.right keyword symmetry is the reason I like New gTLDs.
I don’t like 3 word .com names to begin with. I see 2-word New gTLDs as the equivalent of 3-word .coms. Getting a 3-word .com is not that hard and even resale prices are pretty low for these kind of names.
Of course there could be a few exceptions.for 2-word New gTLDs and 3-word .com.
Just to be clear, I define a 2-word new gtld as a domain name that has 2 keywords on the left side of the dot.
The whole point of New gTLDs is to find available domains more easily and get rid of the .com at the end. It means getting rid of an extension that makes no sense to some people and keeping just the relevant keywords and adding a dot between them.
Don’t get me wrong. .Com is still king of the domains and will be for many years. But some can’t pay the money that a premium 2-word .com demands and will go for a New gTLD. And if you are looking for a substitute for number, acronym and 1-word domains you won’t find it at New gTLD easily.
But I thought of another reason of why I don’t like 2-word new gtlds. Removing the .com and adding a dot between the keywords means that a lot of users dealing with 2-word new gtld domains (that consist of 3 keywords in total) will probably add dots between all words. So the user will end up in a subdomain of the 1-word new gtld that, if setup correctly, will get the traffic.
For example a user trying to type bluecars.auction could end up at blue.cars.auction that is actually the domain name cars.auction. This shorter domain could be owned by a domain investor or could be reserved by the registry. This new type of typos will be a big problem for 2-word New gTLDs. I see a lot of people buying these and they should really careful. If removing 1 of the 2 keywords at the left of the dot doesn’t affect the meaning then you have a problem.
Of course someone typing the 2-word New gTLD domain name could skip the dot and simply add .com at the end. But that is another discussion… Or is it?
I don’t know if this type of typos exist in 2-word .com as well. I know people are typing cars.com instead of bluecars.com but are they typing blue.cars.com as well? Is this a new type of typos or not?