Domain Name Wire

Domain Name Wire

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  • If I were SportAccord, I’d be careful what I say. “.sport” sounds unnatural compared to “.sports,” kind of like having .scissor or .pant or .shoe. A quick google search shows 1.99 billion returns for the term “sport” and 2.42 billion returns for the term “sports”, making it arguably the more common term in language. While baseball.sport sounds fine, who would want NewYork.sport over NewYork.sports? In almost every left of the dot application that isn’t the name of an actual sport, “.sports” sounds more natural to me as the tld.

    • Pardon – My point being that if one of them have to go, it may not be SportAccord’s preferred choice…

    • I agree James, it was an interesting conundrum we faced when acquiring sports photography.com recently for a major new development. The UK also refers to Sport in a plural context, whereas the rest of the English speaking world generally uses Sports. The plural does at least also cover both bases to some degree, making it more valuable and delivering the greater search results. It will also be interesting though to see how other words will be affected. Take our Photography “postfix”, will we see .photography / .photos / .photographs / .photographers / .pix /.photos and .photographer….etc – how far will the possible variations and element of confusion or similarity go?!

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