NEW YORK, NY – Sometimes to predict the future, it is as easy as simply examining the past. Based on a comment from one of my readers, this simple graph shows movements and numbers of registrations for some of the ‘original’ alternative dots and what is happening with them. Alternatives such as .BIZ, .INFO, .MOBI, .PRO, .NAME, .XXX for example, verse the originals.
What good are or were these alternative URLs availability and how have newcomers adopted these into branding efforts, marketing and business models? What are the trends of use with these alternative dots? How many are using them? This graph answers some of those questions.
|Domain||Type||Introduced||In Use||See Trend||Peaked|
|.com||Generic TLD||1985||128,548,420||CONSISTANT GROWTH||–|
|.info||Generic TLD||2001||5,916,753||STABILIZING FROM DECLINE||2012|
|.mobi||Sponsored TLD||2005||505,031||STEEP DECLINE||2014|
|.pro||Generic TLD||2004||272,330||STABILIZING FROM DECLINE||2016|
|.xxx||Sponsored TLD||2011||98,966||SLIGHT SLOW DECLINE||2013|