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are .INFO domains going to be second fiddle to .COM soon

Discussion in 'Domain Names' started by divethetrench, Aug 15, 2009.

  1. #1
    something tells me in the not to distance future that INFO's are are easily going to be the 2nd most recognizable extension right next to .COM

    whatta ya think?
    SEMrush
     
    divethetrench, Aug 15, 2009 IP
    SEMrush
  2. alamperti

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    i own several .infos but i'm not sure they will rank up behind .coms in the near future. gTLDs have more than 20 years and people i'm talking to (regular internet users, not geeks or domainers) still recognize .nets and .orgs
     
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  3. divethetrench

    divethetrench Peon

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    maybe it's me, but I feel that the NETs and ORG's are stagnent (that could be because the info's are moving up though) in the pecking order behing COM and while they'll never catch COM they'll always be possible pray to the powerful new kid on the block.

    The recent auction prices realized are a good sign as well.

    IMO the .INFO is a superior sounding and explainable extension to EVERYTHING other then COM.

    It may take some more time but I think people are feeling it as well
     
    divethetrench, Aug 15, 2009 IP
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    gainerguru Peon

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    i think .info domains are good ones and will surely get ranked pretty well after .com and .net
     
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  5. divethetrench

    divethetrench Peon

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    as long as they stay <$2.oo price per domain people will speculate w/ them, and while a lot will be dropped there is going to be some nicely developed ones. as well as a buzz

    inexpensive/cheap/ not as good opinion of them is changing.

    the frenzy is only beginning

    buy and buy and hold onto these baltic and mediterrnean priced extensions..boardwalk and park place is right next store..and unlike monopoly...INFO is moving up to the high rent district
     
    divethetrench, Aug 15, 2009 IP
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    mjewel Prominent Member

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    I don't think .info's will ever be valued over the .net or .org. I own some info's and they are great for certain types of sites but because of their lower price, they are associated with spammy and junk sites. I believe I read an interview with Rick Latona (one of the top domainers in the world) where he said he wouldn't touch them - maybe in 10 years.
     
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  7. alons

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    I to think .infos will not be as good as the .nets

    I personally search for .nets if .coms are unavailable.
     
    alons, Aug 16, 2009 IP
  8. Steve Powers

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    As to this, there can be many elements. but Finally,it will be determined by consumers and the market. If you really want find out whether INFO's are are easily going to be the 2nd most recognizable extension right next to .COM or not, maybe you need some specific investigation about the domain name registration conditon.
     
    Steve Powers, Aug 16, 2009 IP
  9. domainloco.net

    domainloco.net Notable Member

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    The problem with .infos is that alot of them are never turned into sites or businesses, they are very cheap to register and most of the time the ownership only lasts one year since they aren't renewed at their normal price.

    If you own some nice .infos I suggest you invest some time into making them valuable for a visitor, if we all work together as a community of investors I'm sure the value of the extension itself will rise.
     
    domainloco.net, Aug 16, 2009 IP
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    .info = spam and MFA sites. It's like a warning label.
     
    SmallPotatoes, Aug 16, 2009 IP
  11. 4u-domains

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    Nah.... the top CC TLDs will do better.
    .de, .uk and don;t forget .cn
     
    4u-domains, Aug 16, 2009 IP
  12. divethetrench

    divethetrench Peon

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    #12
    domain loco makes some really good points....

    change isn't going to happen overnight if .INFO is going to break though, but It's obv they're movin on up regardless. how high,..I dunno...but the forward progress is a really good sign

    is there anyway to tell how many of each extension was puchased over "x" amount of time month week, year, etc. etc.
     
    divethetrench, Aug 17, 2009 IP
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    Pudge1 Well-Known Member

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    #13
    I really like .info's just because they sound nice and are so much cheaper.
     
    Pudge1, Aug 17, 2009 IP
  14. divethetrench

    divethetrench Peon

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    #14

    Your not alone.

    The reasons u list are the driving force behind .INFO

    and more and more people are going to realize this once they can shift there attn away from from antiquated thinking

    .INFO is like a rolling snowball gathering snow
     
    divethetrench, Aug 17, 2009 IP
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    I think .net or .org will become more popular possibly.
    The one word info domains can be good.
    I've seen Degrees.info advertise a lot...something
    like this seems valuable and appropriate.
     
    bizjam55, Aug 17, 2009 IP
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    Pudge1 Well-Known Member

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    #16
    I think .net and .org have dropped severely in popularity. I am not saying that if there was a .info and .net the same price I would pick the .info but I am getting close. Although as they gain popularity they will gain in cost which will make me like them less. If you notice they are second on the GoDaddy dropdown box on the front page for domain search. ABOVE .net and .org.
     
    Pudge1, Aug 17, 2009 IP
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    #17
    If your site is ranked in Google, Bing, Yahoo or whatever, what difference does the domain extension even make?? More times than not people are clicking on links and not typing anything in anyway.

    I don't think the search engines will discriminate against you for the domain extension, so you'll still get ranked...
     
    CosmicDebri, Aug 17, 2009 IP
  18. chandan123

    chandan123 Prominent Member

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    #18
    whats that something :D :D

    .info is already killed by spammers , proxies , bots etc :D
     
    chandan123, Aug 18, 2009 IP
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    Love* Well-Known Member

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    That's the hearsay, but I'll believe it when I see it. :)
     
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    save Active Member

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    It really depends on what the domain will be used for, will it be used for a social network site, then a .net will work. Will it be for an organization then a .org will be ideal. Will it be information on a subject, then a .info will be great!
     
    save, Aug 19, 2009 IP