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Are You Looking for Reasons to be Cautious of New Domain Extensions?

Reasons to be cautious with new domain extensions New gtld's may limit brands to specific niche's for SEO purposes New GTLD's are required to be able to fund their operations for a minimum of only 3 years New GTLD's aren't being operated by established registry operations and risk outages. The oldest and most popular alternative gtld .info may still be rejected by browsers and email address providers. Very few top sites use new gtld's that have been released. It is projected by ICANN that some registrars will fail www A substantial portion of new gtld revenue is projected to come from trademark holders registering their names for "protection". One of the ─░argest gtld operators Donuts is offer a protection service for 3000 for their 300+ gtld's. Registrars are front loading revenue with high per name initial fees for premium names such as the donuts early access program that charges reg fees of up to $12,000 for premium names The sucks domain appears specifically launched for this purpose. Registrars are focusing on a few specific super premiums in new extensions extensions registered equally charging as high as $60,000 renewal fees It's a small part of the domain world with all the new less than 1% of all registrations. Sources 1. http://www.mycustomer.com/feature/marketing/what-will-new-top-level-domains-mean-seo/165971 2. http://domainincite.com/6670-new-gtld-risk-fund-rubbished-by-brand-advocate 3. http://www.itworld.com/article/2828241/security/in-wake-of-gtld-security-criticism--icann-announces-emergency-back-up-registry-operators.html 4. http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140207_more_problems_crop_up_universal_acceptance_of_top_level_domains/ 5. http://www.theguardian.com/media-network/media-network-blog/2013/feb/12/icanns-gtlds-internet-domain-name 6. http://www.theguardian.com/media-network/media-network-blog/2013/feb/12/icanns-gtlds-internet-domain-name 7. http://www.donuts.domains/services/dpml 8. http://www.kattenlaw.com/what-to-do-about-the-SUCKS-new-gTLD 9. http://www.donuts.domains/services/early-access-program 10. http://www.thedomains.com/2014/10/09/attorney-lawyer-new-gtld-priced-as-high-as-60k-per-year-yes-some-sold/ 11. https://simplercloud.wordpress.com/2014/08/19/6-surprising-facts-about-the-new-gtlds/

Are You Looking for Reasons to be Cautious of New Domain Extensions?

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New gtld's are the hot thing. Supposedly they may make a good investment or provide an opportunity for a new business to get some premium and affordable branding. Or do they? This infographic details ...

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