I am dropping my only .london domain name. The domain name is planet.london and anyone that wants it can have it. First come, first served.
But I wouldn’t be so fast to jump into this “opportunity”. This is a premium domain name and has a renewal price that is close to $1,000 per year depending on the registrar.
Yes, I screwed up last year with this domain. That is the only New gTLD domain name I regret buying. And that is the only premium domain of this caliber. All my other domains have a renewal price of $200 and less. And only 4-5 out of 600+ domains are above $100 per year.
As I was studying in London for almost 6 years, when I started domaining “London” domains became one of my niches. I own 150+ ****london.com domain names. When I heard that .london was coming out I was happy and planned on buying as many as I could.
But enter Minds + Machines. They created the most complicated, expensive, dis-functioning launch I have seen in the New gTLDs. Nothing worked. Not even their own registrar.
Even the domain auctions were setup to never end. And I guess they like this system they have with Pool as this year’s auction had the same format: a single bid extended the auction closing time by 24 hours!
.London domain names have crazy expensive renewal prices. Take a look at the latest .London auction and the renewal prices. Hot.London for $780 per year? No, thanks.
Good bye .London. Anyone for Planet.London?