Nearly 6,000 .apps are already in the zone.
Google’s .app top level domain name continues to prove itself a winner from a registrations standpoint.
The domain name entered day 5 of its early access program yesterday. This is the cheapest day of early access; the price remains at the current level for days 6 and 7.
Waiting until day 5 of early access meant missing out on a lot of domains. All of my day 5 pre-orders were snapped up in earlier days.
There are about 6,000 .app domain names in the zone now.
Cryptocurrency trading platform Coinbase was particularly active on day 3 of early access, registering nearly 100 domain names. These are mostly for defensive reasons, as you’ll be able to see when reviewing the list.
General availability opens on Tuesday. You can get domains for about $15-$20 starting then…but you’ll be competing against a lot of people.
What were the 5 that you had preordered that got snapped up? Interested…
Andrew Allemann says
Off top of my head socialmedia.app (should have gone earlier on that one), realestate.app, style.app. These all had premiums too
Are those supposed to be defensive registrations?? What a pile of shit. Money down the drain, Coinbase.
Exactly. This is just plain dumb. Well, probably what you’d expect from the average crypto folk.
Cr.app TLD but not for Google, obviously. They are making a killing on speculations alone.
Lots of premium domains – basically, dictionary words – have renewal rates in the hundreds of dollars.
Aaron Strong says
Acro – Just a discussion, no disrespect as I love your writing.
“They are making a killing on speculations alone”
If speculation is an indicator of viable metrics than .App is moving closer to .com. Afterall, .com is filled with speculation like no other extension.
Hey Aaron, it’s been a while. 🙂
Apps/applications is what drives this extension.
The app universe is driven by the two biggest repositories, Google and Apple.
But without an actual application there is no need for an app domain (or a .com that ends in “app” for that matter.)
So speculation on keywords + .app is pointless, especially since many keywords are priced higher to register, even after the end of the EAP.
Aaron Strong says
The internet is migrating towards applications, not away.Progressive Web Apps (PWA) are growing at a rapid pace, pushed by all of big tech due to the features now available such as service workers, security, privacy, CPU usage, etc, etc…. Google I/O is filled with sessions regarding this newer technology next week. Google has lots of discretion with this extension. It may throw priority to search engine results by use of a PWA instead of a traditional website. Time will tell. This new use of ‘Apps’ is why your seeing speculation and defensive registrations that may stun most of the domain community…Most of the domain community seems unaware of the next generation of these ‘App’s, so I mention…As always good to see you Acro.
I don’t think Google is “making a killing”. They will lose tens of millions on this and other extensions.
There is a fool born every minute… truer words have never been spoken.