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My favorite new domain extensions (562 domains in 82 extensions)

Many readers ask me what my favorite new extension is. There is not a definite answer as I strongly believe in good left-right combinations and not so much in individual extensions although it is clear as to what the winning extensions are so far. And no, I don’t judge by registration numbers alone.

Some of you will remember the post where I talked about my $50,000 investment in New gTLDs and a follow up post to that.

Numbers tell the truth most of the time so I decided to find out and post here what New gTLDs I have bought since the beginning of 2014 when the first New gTLDs came out.

These are the 15 extensions for which I have 10 domains or more:

Extension # of domains
.domains 72
.photos 71
.agency 23
.media 23
.ninja 21
.works 20
.gallery 18
.guide 15
.photo 15
.pink 14
.marketing 13
.expert 12
.city 11
.group 10
.solutions 10
 Total 348

This top 15 represents 62% of all my new gtld domains. I have domains in 82 different extensions. In 31 of these extensions I only have 1 domain name.

So in the other 36 extensions I have between 2 and 9 domains.

Some extensions I bought because I am more of an end-user (see .domains and my developed Sold.Domains), some because they were both interesting and cheap but most because I liked the left-right combinations. I don’t care if the extension has 5k or 5m domain registrations as long as the left-right combination makes sense.

I think that the only anomaly in my new gtld portfolio is .photos. I think this is because it was one of the first to came out AND it was priced right. I guess I might drop a few of these this month.

I only have 10 domains that have a renewal of $100 or more and I plan to drop a few of those and bring down my average New gTLD renewal rate that is at about $40 at the moment.

I had about 562 New gTLDs at the end of 2016 and that is about 6.5% of my domain name portfolio. (I have about 8,600 domains including my .gr domains.) I will drop a few in 2017.

What are your plans for 2017?

Sold.Domains

About Konstantinos Zournas

Konstantinos studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London and lives in Athens, Greece. He works on domain names, websites and software development. Has been online since 1995 & domaining since 2002.

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14 comments

  1. I don’t own any of your top 15. Ones that I have are:

    .plus
    .world
    .click
    .hockey
    .soccer
    .coach
    .golf
    .property
    .coffee
    .business
    .xyz
    .club

    But I only own a few of each. Sold one new gtld so far (.world), had a few inquiries overall.

  2. I agree about the power of the combination.

  3. Great gTLD portfolio diversification. Not to mention, that you remain unbiased on the particular gTLDs that you favor.

    The left/right or keyword+gTLD combination is important to keep in mind, when investing in new gTLD domains. Going after every keyword in every extension is the fastest way to losing money.

  4. I like the new gTLD’s that match the extension nicely.

    I have now.

    1 – .City
    1 – .Directory
    1 – .Business
    1 – .Christmas
    1 – .Games
    1 – .Pro
    1 – .Club
    1 – .Site
    2 – .Shop
    4 – .CO
    3 – .xyz

  5. You will drop these. Just like .XXX which I know you dropped. 🙂

  6. I am interested in the real estate business. So,

    LAND
    HOUSE
    WORLD

    Around 10 in total.

  7. I like .media too
    Here they are

    thirddoor.media
    newz.media
    kool.media
    adults.media
    gayporn.media
    zombie.media
    sumo.media
    orgasm.media

  8. I also like real estate names and have (1) “city”.condos and (1) “city”.rentals name.
    Also, Konstantinos, have you acquired any xyz names yet? Or are you still a non-believer? I haven’t followed your purchases closely, so I’m just curious.

  9. I don’t own any of your top 15 and I wouldn’t want to register them for free.
    I only have :
    1 .hockey
    1 .blog
    5 .club

  10. .Media .Global, .Digital, .Direct have had the most interest in my portfolio.
    .Media – My #1 pick reg’d 3L and 4L @ 42.00
    .Club, .Energy, .Tech, .Digital .Shop for long hold
    .Green, .Plus, .Gold, 2017-18 development. (in addition to .com)
    .beer, .dog, .blue, .red just because.

    Spot on. Combinations is what makes the difference.

    Franca- Has a customer in waiting 😉 sumo.media Congrats in advance !

    Happy Hunting

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