POLL: Which New gTLDs Will Be the Most Valuable?

By on November 22, 2010

According to reports at CircleID we will begin to see new generic top-level domain extensions approved sometime late next year. ICANN’s official application period may begin as soon as May 31, 2011.

I recently discovered that NewTLDs.tv maintains an interesting list of new gTLD proposals. This database represents 135 applicants who have expressed interest in managing new top-level domains. However, there are some organizations that have competing interests in the same gTLDs, such as .NYC, .Shop and .Web.

A wide selection of major cities have submitted proposals including .Paris, .Berlin, .Dubai, .London and others. I would like to see more support around new gTLDs for cities and states in America. Several countries, continents and even .Earth are also represented.

Specialized gTLDs have made a strong showing, representing many industries such as .Game, .Bike, .Music, .Sport, .Money and ideas such as .Peace, .Love, .Eco and .Free.

I have selected what I believe are the top 10 gTLD proposals. To get an idea of how I selected these TLDs you may be interested in reading my article on premium TLDs.

Please take a moment to vote for the top three gTLDs you feel will be the most valuable in terms of domain resale for top keywords.

Which new gTLDs will be the most valuable? (Select up to three)

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Thank you for your response. Check in again soon to view the results. If you would like, you can leave a comment below explaining your vote or why you think a different gTLD will be more valuable.

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