Your forecast for the best selling TLDs.
This year’s Domain Name Wire survey asked you what your favorite new top level domain names are, as well as the ones you expect to get the most registrations.
There was no clear runaway winner on which TLD you like the most.
.Guru received the most votes. Although .guru is a fine domain name, I suspect that has a lot to do with it being on top of the registration leaderboard for the duration of the survey period. It’s top of mind, while many people haven’t heard about some of the TLDs coming out over the next couple years.
.Web came in second behind .guru. .Club and .NYC also received a number of votes.
While there was no clear winner on which TLD people like most, there was a clear answer to which one you think will get the most registrations: .web. By far.
I suppose I should have added the caveat “all things being equal”, as pricing, distribution, and timing can all affect registration numbers. We don’t know who will run .web yet, so we can’t know their business model.
.Guru was the second most common answer. I can pretty much guarantee you it won’t be within the top ten a year from now. If it is, a lot of people won’t be happy with the registrations numbers of new TLDs.
.App and .Shop also made the top four. Neither of these two were high up on the favorites list.