PALM BEACH, FL – Few people know the “power” of a good .COM domain name better than Rick Schwartz, widely known as the “Domain King”, a federally registered trademark which represents his insight and experience in the domain name business, and more specifically, according to USPTO (TESS), the leasing of Intellectual Property.
Most people who follow Rick and his domain name advice, which as of late, includes lots of video postings where he shares everything from trade practices and ideas to general recommendations, also know that he is widely known for his criticism of using domain names which are not .COM domains, however, he does have some favorite alternatives including .TV where he had contemplated using it since 2012.
Personally I wanted to develop Rick.TV. But each time I think of doing it I just refer back to what I just wrote. I don’t own Rick.com. That means much of the fruit of MY labor will end up somewhere else. That’s a bad equation.
So, it seems this is something that’s been on his mind for some time now. I agree with domain blogger Eliot Silver; I would have just used either domainking.com/video/ or ricksblog.com/video/ as the home of those videos. Throwing another site into the mix in order to play “cat-and-mouse” with [Evil] Google on search rankings is enough as it is with two sites, now there will be three used.
But what’s different about this is that Rick has a following, and when you have a following, as one of his latest domain acquisitions reads, “NoOneCares.com” – (Listed on his site under Most Recent 2016-2019 Acquisitions)
No one cares what it’s called.
When you have a true following, you really don’t “need” a good domain name. People are going to go out and look for your content, video, images, artwork – wherever it is, and whatever it’s called, because they already know that they WANT IT and there really isn’t any competition to worry about. They need YOU as no one else will do.
Unlike most, Rick could have successfully hosted his videos on www.e68rJi37440.ru; – although clearly inconvenient, I’m confident that his followers would find it, bookmark it, and visit often for updates.
If you haven’t had the chance to watch any of Rick’s videos, as mentioned, they are not always just about domains. I’ve conveniently included one for you above which I took the time to watch today. It offers some very basic, yet good advice. Believe it or not, many people need basic advice such as this. You would think it goes without saying.
About The Author: John Colascione is Chief Executive Officer of Internet Marketing Services Inc. He specializes in Website Monetization, is a Google AdWords Certified Professional, authored a ‘how to’ book called ”Mastering Your Website‘, and is a key player in several Internet related businesses through his search engine strategy brand Searchen Networks®
.tv will be redundant in a number of years as TV won’t excist anymore. We are going to consumer screens, we consume content, ie streaming or whatever. Traditional TV will die like the old newspapers.
Personally I think for that reason .TV is not a good choice.
It seems that .tv has been used as a synonym of “video content”. Twitch.tv is used like that.
thats coming from mapledots . ca the worst s–t domain i have ever seen. .TV will never go away everyone watches TV on their smartphones, watches , comps laptops and yeah TVS. you are a hater that missed the boat on .TV dont be mad just watch us develop our .TV CHANNELS and make millions. every .ca loses out to .COM btw
Heather is quite correct. Nobody goes out of their way to get a .ca domain and nobody cares about .ca. If you let your .ca portfolio expire, you’d have some money to work with and get a decent .com name. The future is streaming media. As a matter of fact that’s what’s already happening. The word television is in the vernacular with TV being the abbreviation of said word. Realize, it is a TV screen as well. You can watch movies or play videogames on the TV screen.
Even the DomainKing(TM) who says everything except .com is pigeon sh*t used .TV. Go look at his blog. He has 11 count them 11 .TV registrations. How many .ca domains does he have? ZERO. You would be better off with a one word .TV domain than all your other domains combined. I looked at your portfolio and was shocked. Those domains are not good. That does not look like the portfolio of a domainer.