NEW YORK, NY – There are a lot of cool looking domain name extensions hitting the market and making the rounds these days – so many in fact it is getting hard to keep up with them all. I mostly like the short ones which at least somewhat represent the Internet such as “.web”, “.site”, “.link”, etc. But who in their right mind would want to register and own a .motorcycles domain name? Could it be any longer? I mean, nine times out of ten the beginning word (what’s left of the dot) will be shorter then what’s left after it – or right side of the dot.
Here is an idea. How about .fantasticmotorcycles (Dot fantasticmotorcycles) or maybe there will be someone who would be very upset that they were too-late-to-the-game and now they missed their once in a lifetime opportunity to own and operate a registry for such a new “premium” gTLD domain such as .motorcycles or . fantasticmotorcycles and they will have to just settle for adding some hyphens in there such as .cheap-awesome-motorcycles (Dot cheap-awesome-motorcycles). I’m sure ICANN won’t mind as long as that application fee is attached. So the new web address could be used for sites like www.buy. cheap-awesome-motorcycles or (OK, OK) being realistic, their email address could be firstname.lastname@example.org. Meh’. Retarded.
Where will it end? Remember the old days when a single new gTLD would hit the market every few years maybe and everyone would get all excited and start registering a bunch of them. You know, those .biz and .ws domains or even better, the .mobi ‘mobile revolution domain’ that completely crashed and burned. Thank God I had only purchased maybe one or two of them in my domaining lifetime – and even then I bought them just in case.
I mean, I like .cars, – that makes sense… I do have and use one of them, and so I do like these new domains enough to play around with them and launch actual sites on them. I also have .guide, .info, live and developed, some others…. But… dot Motorcycles? I mean, it’s a little ridiculous in my opinion. What happened to the non plural, .motorcycle? I guess no one thought of applying for that one. Good news maybe for the next ‘lucky applicant’. Well, hopefully, with only 72 .motorcycles domain registered at this time, yes, that is just Seventy Two (72) registered, no one that has actually invested in one of these .motorcycles domains will read this article (especially the registry operators), but in any event, let the hate-mail begin.
About The Author: John Colascione is Chief Executive Officer of Searchen Networks Inc. and Internet Advertising Inc. He specializes in Website Monetization, authored a ‘how to’ book called ‘‘Mastering Your Website’, and is a key player in several Internet related businesses through his search engine strategy company Searchen Networks®