Breaking: Pigeon Sh*t to Step Aside. Being Replaced by New.Dung?

Afternoon Folks,

So I decided that Pigeon sh*t is a term that should be reserved for low or no value single domains of current extensions to avoid any confusion in the future with their bigger cousins as they bring some large dung to market.

Limited quality gTLD's of low or no value  need some clarity, color and personality of their own. So from this day on I will refer to low or no value extensions as Horse.Shit. Not to be confused with their smaller dung cousin Pigeon Shit. But can be interchanged with the more popular usage of "Horse Shit" known as meaningless or insincere talk, action or nonsense.

I hope this clarification makes your lives simpler in the future.

And gives everyone a really good chuckle.

Now back to your regularly scheduled much more interesting life.

:-) Ho! Ho! Ho!

Rick Schwartz

P.S. My sincere apologies to those like Domain Gang that could have done a much better job rolling out this new terminology out.



15 thoughts on “Breaking: Pigeon Sh*t to Step Aside. Being Replaced by New.Dung?

  1. Aaron Strong

    Now you are changing terms as I am applying for .Pigeon. I hoped to become the place for pigeons to use the internet. There are many pigeons and people who love pigeons. In the case you don’t like pigeons or are not a pigeon, you can still have a website that is “universal”, meaning anyone can use it for any purpose. So if you want to be the leading bank you can reserve Bank.Pigeon. The list to have the potential to reserve names is $12,000 and will not guarantee you the domain. email us: info@info.pigeon.

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  2. Patrick Hipskind

    Thank you Rick for trying to protect me and other domain investors who work hard for our money, by trying to gather and share data that can help us make prudent business decisions. I read Paul Stahura’s comment that is circulating around the Internet about your poll, and it appears to me his analysis is based on false assumptions.

    He states that 90% of the people in Australia now use .AU instead of .com, but he gives no evidence why that group of end users would now switch to the gTLDs. He uses that to support his position that .com is decline, but that does not prove the assumption that group of end users will now switch to gTLDs. Why would they? They have no monetary interest to do so. It will cost them to switch.

    Japan uses .jp. I visit a lot of .jp sites. China uses .cn. Why does the Asian culture now want to start using gTLDs? I don’t see it happening. Where’s the evidence. I want to see some proof before I invest my money.

    Most of the top twenty sales on DNJournal.com are .com domains. The prices may fluctuate, but it sure isn’t in decline.

    Your poll sampled the exact population that should be sampled. End users are not going to rush out to buy these gTLDs. The registries will survive on the back of domain name investors for the first three years. The information your poll gathered helps to determine if at least a few of these gTLDs will be able to survive with the cash flow that is coming in from the renewals of domain name investors.

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  3. Scott Alliy

    No matter Rick all who invest will offer or plan to invest in one or more new GTLD domain extensions will be investing in .unknown at a time when the usually full Toys for Tots drop off box was empty and the local UPS shipping store closed.

    If ever there was a case for further delay of the GTLD program this wretched economy might be it IMO.

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  4. Jeff schneider

    Absolutely ironically dead balls on funny. Thanks for the tremendosly rewarding, gut wrenching belly Laugh.

    HA ! HA ! HA !

    Gratefully, Jeff Schneidert (Contact Group) (Metal Tiger)

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  5. Patrick Hipskind

    I don’t like what I see happening with the gTLDs and here’s why…I have already pre-registered a couple of hundred one word product and service related .web domains. In addition I was planning on spending a few thousand on other gTLDs, namely Donut’s domains (I’ve already spent several hundred pre-registering them).

    I liked the fact that Donut’s has attracted a lot of venture capital. I assumed they must have a great business plan, right? Now I’m not so sure. Rick’s poll was criticized by those who should support it, unless the assumptions in the business plans turn out to be false.

    I’ve yet to see any proof, any reliable data that shows that end users will use the gTLDs as a platform to build a business upon within the first three years. You see, it is my assumption that domain name investors will pay for the salaries and keep at least some of the registries solvent for the first three years. End users are not going to rush out and buy gTLD domain names, so the cash flow for expenses will have to come from the renewals of domain name investors.

    Now what I am concerned about is that I am going to lose my ass on the deal. Will I be able to make some ROI on my investment for the risk I am taking? So why is everyone getting pissed off at Rick when he is just trying to gather data to help us “consumers” make the best buying and investment decisions possible?

    If the registries haven’t understood it yet maybe they will understand it now, domain name investors are going to be their best customers for the first three years of the gTLD expansion. And they haven’t shown sufficient and reliable evidence that end users are going to buy and use these gTLD extensions. Since it’s my money, I want to have reliable information so I can make the best decision possible. Don’t give me a false assumption and tell me that all the people in Australia will now adopt gTLDs because they switched from .com to .au. That assumption does not hold water.

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  6. Kevin M.

    @Patrick – so we all understand here. You say –
    “”…I have already pre-registered a couple of hundred one word product and service related .web domains. …(I’ve already spent several hundred pre-registering them).

    I liked the fact that Donut’s has attracted a lot of venture capital. I assumed they must have a great business plan,

    I’ve yet to see any proof, any reliable data that shows that end users will use the gTLDs as a platform to build a business upon within the first three years. You see, it is my assumption that domain name investors will pay for the salaries and keep at least some of the registries solvent for the first three years.

    Now what I am concerned about is that I am going to lose my ass on the deal…”"

    So.., you went out and pre-regged several hundred new domains, spent several hundred on pre-regs, all based on your ”assumption” of their business plans, or how the registries will remain solvent, and NOW you’re ‘concerned’ you may loose your ass, as you don’t see them heading down that ”assumption” course!?? OMG!!!! Just….just….keep spending and regging away then. Registries (new and old) love ‘assumption’ regs!! (wow!)

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  7. UFO

    Australia, UK, NZ consumers prefer dealing with cctlds often because its geographically relevant.

    New gTLDs may claim to be relevant, and some will be highly relevant, but there will be a question around consumer recognition and segment size to make the gTLD viable.

    I’d say to any domainer, watch out, you could be financially screwed by these registeries if they get short of cash and ramp up renewal rates. With .com the future is safe as to renewal rates, but with these gTLDs its literally the wild west.

    My guess after the initial 3 year of gTLD issues, there will be a major consolidation of the industry with a few registeries becoming the major players.

    Its a real pity that ICANN didn’t set the renewal rates against the .com’s. Although I seriously don’t agree with Verisigns rate, it should be down at around $3… with registrars at $5.

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  8. Matthew Crowder

    Of course that’s a would since there is no .shit (yet?? only a matter of time).

    In related news I own these. If any shitheads out there want em hit me up.

    TheShithead.com
    AllTheGoodShit.com
    CutThatShitOut.com

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  9. SGK

    I found that there are more than 1,000,000 websites now, and it always growth about 100% every year. And there are only 400.000 domains registered in the world now. So I have an assumption that in the near future, there will be a need of new Tlds beside dot com. Dot Com will be not enough to fulfill all the market needs. I think an end user will be think twice to use a junk.com, or too-long-keyword.com, or a-very-expensive.com. The only question is, which would be best to be used by end users beside dot com? CC Tlds of their own countries or the new G Tlds.Note that not all companies are ready to go global….Indeed I think dot com will be still the king, but some of new G Tlds will be success too, because the needs will be very high in a view next years…… But that is only my opinion……

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