Stop the [New gTLD] Bleeding Now

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  1. owl

    owl Canada Active Member

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    https://www.strategicrevenue.com/wh...o-suck-it-will-rebrand-with-king-of-all-urls/
     
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    Very well written article. John knows his stuff.
     
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    At least he gave new gTLDs a shot.

    We all know here it is .COM, ccTLDs, and .ORG.

     
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    After a few years, the realization is coming together as to the use of these new gtlds and limitations. You need great demand, excellent execution and right pricing, in short a home run to make it work, atleast to stay relevant and compete with cctlds and .com . Add to that, you get zero free advertising or PR, whereas cctlds have plenty of that.

    I followed .jobs which was released way before the glut of 1000+ tlds, absolutely poor execution by registry and followed by lack of demand in the marketplace, essentially made it non existent.
     
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    Exactly. No new registry has done it properly.

    .jobs only opened registration up recently to my understanding. It used to be only for HR in companies. Expensive renewal @ 100+ a year.

    Did you ever consider buying .jobs names for your job sites Suresh?

     
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    I looked at it for defensive registrations possibly, but their rules were very strict and highly limiting. It just didn't make sense, because the market was already using keywordjobs.com and keywordjob.com for about 15 yrs.
     
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    I agree. The market is pretty much keyword jobs .com names. I see some nice sites on .org and ccTLDs. I'll see .net domains once in awhile.

    My preference is typically always plural "jobs" instead of just "job". Since people are looking for multiple job listings and that is usually what someone types in "such such jobs" into search engines.

    When you are appealing to HR departments and a wide audience your best bet for job sites is using a .com.

     
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