Google’s .App Now a Top 20 GTLD in just DAYS!
Google's .App Now a Top 20 GTLD in just DAYS!
Without giving them away for a penny or stuffing it into accounts for free, Google's new .App GTLD extension is now a Top 20 GTLD. Sitting at #19 and on the heels of #18. With the bleeding that 14 of 18 in front of them, I expect .App to continue to rise and may eventually be a top 10 GTLD extension.
That's pretty impressive after watching HUNDREDS and HUNDREDS and HUNDREDS of others struggle for relevance and survival. Many now simply dying on the vine. Not .App. It has life and some meaning and it has Google behind it that gives it a pedigree and legitimacy.
Google took in millions on early access and general registrations are $15-$20 annually. Premium names come with a higher price tag.
Will it be successful? I have no idea? Will companies use and adapt? I have no idea. But they might. It may be a viable extension. Time will tell. But like anything else, it's a gamble. You place a bet. I grabbed a few. Did not even know about .App until the week it was released. But there were some elements I liked and I decided it may be a decent play.
What are the elements I like.
1. 3 letter extension
2. An extension that is a word
3. I believe people can make their fortunes just on a great app
4. It is an end user play and worldwide market
5. There is a demand
It's a long shot even with those elements. But compared to the crap that is already out there, I like it the best. It's a definite maybe. lol
And here is a tip for you. If Godaddy is not the #1 registrar on any GTLD, I give it much less chance of relevance, survival and values that MAY increase. When I see some registrars, I know there are either many bogus registrations, closely held regs or penny crap. Pretty easy to spot. Here are the top 10 new GTLD's and the numbers for each registrar. Pretty stunning if you follow what I say and apply it.
I always said when a winner came out it would be recognizable. Regardless of the outcome, making it into the top 20 in just a few days while so many others are simply dithering and going nowhere is impressive and somewhat remarkable.
I still believe that when .Web hits, it will break the 1 million reg mark within the same time frame. Demand will be there. Whether it works, we won't know for a number of years. But as a number of years have passed, we KNOW what doesn't work! Which is your favorite GTLD Flop? Did any GTLD surprise you?
Have a GREAT Day!