Is that a “DOT” or is it a “PERIOD”?

Morning Folks!!

I make a lot of typos. No not domain typo's. Typos when I post or even write emails. See my focus is my thought and I want to get that out before I lose that thought or word or phrase and so grammar and spelling and punctuation when I am in full typing mode results in a lot of typos. Plus I answer several hundred emails a day and sometime I don't even check what I wrote before hitting send. Not a good thing to do. I am trying to do it less. But not all the time.

Below is the paragraph below before I tried and fix all the issues and there are many.

"I make a lot of typos. No not domain typo's. Typos when I post or even write emails. See my focus is my thought and I want to get that out before I lose that thoughjt or word or phrase and so grammar and spelling and punctuation when I am in full typing mode results in a lot of typos.Plus I answer several hindred emails a day and sometime I don't even check what I wrote before hitting send. Not a good thing to do. I am trying to do it less. But not all the time."

Left of the dot, right of the dot I do this for a living and sometimes I am still confused. Left's and Right's are not exactly my strong point and I have a lot of company. About 3/4 of the planet. So I decided to make a point and use an example below of another stage of possible confusion by changing the "." dot or period. Will there be a live link there now?

"Should be fun to go.free admission too. sometimes you don't know if it is a domain name or they forgot to put a space after the period.that can be confusing."

so how is "go.free" handled?

So the question is how does the world process this. Do they see a "Dot" or do they see a "Period"?

Another unknown. It can be processed in different ways by different operations or programs or email or whatever. or is that .whatever? That period is so confusing.

Just another thing to think about and digest and it connects with my next post about keywords and the traffic growth certain domains will see.

Rick Schwartz

 



9 thoughts on “Is that a “DOT” or is it a “PERIOD”?

  1. Scott Alliy

    There are tons of products and services in the channel but as yet unannounced to market right now as we speak. Many will not make it to market at all, many will make it to market only to find minimal acceptance and of course the select few will reach critical mass in the marketplace.

    This is how I see the GTLD thing playing out.

    I am still stupified at how the whole GTLD movement seems to be more based on passion and pursuit then any real marketing claim or call or even expressed market need.

    As a successful but battle scarred entrepreneur I would tell the would be warriors (errr new registry owners) if they asked me for the the simple truth … “Not much works when it comes to marketing to consumers” and secondly I would add to the GTLD registry leaders. Enjoy any success while you can as long as you can until the next wave of GTLDs arrives and further confuses the market and dilutes the internet waters.

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  2. Mike

    Rick,

    Thanks for all you do to keep this blog updated. Always a good read and the info is top notch. Was wondering if you’re able to write a blog post regarding the value of domains that replace the letter o with the number 0. An example would be d0nuts.com or h0tels.com. Are they worth anything in your opinion. I see a lot of them for sale for crazy high prices and was curious if you had any thoughts on this.

    Thanks,
    Mike

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  3. Mike

    Thanks Rick. Once again thanks for all you do to keep the info coming day in and day out. Much appreciated.

    -Mike

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  4. DrDomainer

    I wonder if linkedin.com will go after linked.in
    once all these gTLDs hit the market.

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  5. Kassey

    When it comes to IDN type gTLDs, it’s even more problematic. Even though “.” is the international convention to indicate beginning of domain extension, when you hit the “.” key on your keyboard while typing Japanese, you actually get “。” instead. For example, you’ll get ホテル。東京 (hotel。tokyo) not the correct ホテル.東京 (hotel.tokyo). Asking consumer to exit the Japanese mode, type the “.” and then come back and enter the domain extension is just too much work.

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  6. UFO

    DrDomainer ‘I wonder if linkedin.com will go after linked.in once all these gTLDs hit the market.’

    >>> This example pretty much typifies what will happen to the future of these new TLDs. .in is no better than .us or anything else. And does linkedin.com use all these, or gain any relevant traffic?

    What’s going to happen is that .com will always be the highest TLD and all these new TLDs will be mopped up and pointed back to the .com

    The ONLY thing these new TLDs bring to the table is a bit of buzz marketing. And that’s about it.

    All these right of the dot players are seriously misguided in their thought processes, while .com commands >90% of the biggest corporates as their main URL then .com will ALWAYS have credibility in the market and therefore all the new SMEs will ALWAYS seek to get the .com to GET THE CREDIBILITY.

    Companies want to be ‘cool’ and ‘credible’ and while cool can be gained with some of these new TLDs it will always lack that credibility so these companies will settle for credibility of the .com and get the ‘cool’ with all the other forms of marketing they undertake.

    Also, many well known companies/brands DON’T need right of the dot because they are single word names. You’re not going to get Ama.zon or E.bay. Even Facebook hasn’t applied for .book. If all the major corporates were two word names and brands then I’d give these new TLDs more credibility.

    Also, even if say Amazon takes .Amazon then what do users put to the left of .Amazon for it to resolve? Possibly browsers will resolve to the index of the TLD just by typing things like .google. But why don’t they already resolve like typing Ford in the browser resolving to the index of Ford.com. See? That’s another strike against these new TLDs.

    These new registries have NO influence on business and unless they can get the likes of Facebook to use face.book. I just can’t see how they’ll gain sufficient market share ever to make a difference.

    I see the future as the 80:20 rule. .com will command 80% of TLD and the best combinations of all the rest will get that 20%, none of which will individually be significantly large to focus consumer’s minds away from .com being the internet and the credibility it has.

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  7. DrDomainer

    UFO, 100% agree!! Go to Google news and type a high traffic keyword
    like poker and look at the URL next to the article.

    Pokerstars.com
    Cardplayer.com
    Pokernews.com

    Advertising pure and simple solid name solid extension .com would never have to worry.

    Now imagine these gTLDs next
    to the article so many people would
    not even realise its their URL address.

    poker.stars
    card.player
    poker.news

    So I believe soon you are going to see
    www. added before when they do their marketing.

    http://www.poker.stars
    http://www.card.player
    http://www.poker.news

    Looks like I forgot to put my glasses on!! DOMAIN GRAFFITI

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  8. Anita

    Very good point Rick! So basically what we can observe is that keyword1.keyword2 has no value unless prefixed with www. while keyword.com will always have value with our without the www.

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