Cost to register premium .tv domains just dropped — including renewal fees.
Since its beginning, .TV’s commercialization was anything but a hit with domain investors. With steep, registry-set prices for premium domain names, the potential for investment returns was essentially wiped out by the registry. Not to mention that you had to renew at premium prices each year.
I just received an email from eNom — a partner of VeriSign’s with regards to .tv — saying that prices on premium .tv domains have been reduced:
Sshhhâ€¦ we wanted to let you in on a little known secret!
Today, all Premium .tv domains were re-launched with a drastically reduced pricing structure and offered to a broader audience. A savvy audience looking to invest in prime internet real estate dedicated to interactive, new media such as video, streaming media, interactive games, and more!
What does this mean for you? This is a perfect opportunity for you to secure your premium .tv name before it’s too late!
Here are some prices for ‘premium’ .tv domains:
Additionally, any premium .tv domain name registered on or after March 19 will renew at standard prices rather than premium.
Some of these domains at the lower prices seem like they might be good development opportunities. However, the lower registry prices may put a damper on existing .tv portfolios, and the timing could lower expectations for Sedo’s upcoming .tv auction. Additionally, those that registered premium .tv domains prior to now and still have to pay premium renewal fees might protest.
.TV is a joke:
cbs.tv – squatted
nbc.tv – squatted
fox.tv – doesn’t resolve
hbo.tv – doesn’t resolve
vh1.tv – squatted
Who wants to buy a domain from a registry with variable pricing that can bleed you dry.
Forgot to check these Ross?
To name a few:
M. Menius says
… and some brand protect redirects: ABC.TV, UFC.TV, AMC.TV
I have NO INTEREST in owning a .tv domain where the registry (Verisign and Enom) are my forced partners.
You know the only reason they are doing this is to reduce some of the objections for the new gtlds.
They also know that if the new gtlds are given the right to charge whatever they want, it will allow them to change .tv rules again in the future.
The .tv tld is great for marketing. But, why build a strong following for a site if your intuition tells you the registry will eventually raise the renewal cost to whatever the market will bare.
Steve M says
iBusiness is correct:
“…any premium .tv domain name registered on or after March 19 will renew at standard prices rather than premium.”
Please define, “standard prices.”
And state exactly for how many years such prices will be in effect.
And put this price lock in all the reg contracts.
And give refunds to all those who fell for the previous false and misleading marketing and overpaid; year after year after year; for their .tvs.
An overwhelming percentage of the public (say, 98%+) doesn’t pay attention to, care, or even know anything about this junk extension.
And never will.
Crap is still crap … no matter what you charge for it.
you know if you dont like, you dont but you look more silly commenting about stufff you have no clue about. TV might be a joke to some, but it isnt to some others and maybe if you read what they did with the extension, you might at least reserve your comments. Some of these comments are so typical of domainers…I don’t think I have read about any one of you making millions on a cover story on dnjournal. Your “intuition” needs a reality check and you might just miss the boat on some good opportunity. Look at how far the extension has come. Instead of putting the extension down, observe it and see what the effects of this new thing will have on the industry.
Get your facts right before commenting.
Can you assure me the .tv registry will not raise renewal fees to market pricing?
I agree with Ibusiness totally.
A crap extension for crappy domainers.
Including Frank Schilling who bought about ten premiums yesterday.
Jeez….that Frank has got no idea what he is doing, never has really.
And he knows it. With his tail between his legs he bought himself an island where he could cry himself to sleep at night without the worry that he may be seen as a loser
Just because Schilling bought a few doesn’t make the .tv successful.
I believe Frank could afford to gamble a little bit.
I know Frank also owns some .info domains and domains in other extensions.
Which ones did he pick up?
I would speculate there is a personal reason he picked up those particular domains.
Those domains probably have the importance to him as a toothpick would be for you.
EM @ KING.NET says
“Including Frank Schilling who bought about ten premiums yesterday.
Jeez….that Frank has got no idea what he is doing, never has really.”
Just in case you don’t know Frank Schilling, he makes millions in domain business. Ten or Hundreds of premium domains will not hurt him.
King, he knows that. He was trying to be sarcastic.
I would be interested to know which ones he purchased.
If I would guess
Frank did not reg the best names.
Michelle 100 % correct.
I wouldn’t touch a .tv with a 10ft pole…and for that matter, not .info, .biz, .me or any other wanna-be.
.com will always rule…everything else is strictly a marketing ploy by those seeking to cash-in on the dotcom phenomenon.
sold horor.tv for $5k
sold get.tv for $10k
I love .tv 🙂
scrabble cheat says
Well I think .tv is really a good domain. You can do so many things with little imagination. As stu said, there are many opportunities with this rather new domain…
Where we belong, GMA. and all the rest of tv network domains, should remain seated.
online theory test says
.tv is a good domain, it hasn’t caught on much though. When I want to watch something, I use the bbc iplayer or the itv version.
If you want to watch something do you go to the network domain or do you go to the .tv version (if it exists)?
Hemendra Kumar Saini says
TV domain names provide great alternative to you than .com, .co and .net, and also easy to remember too.