Radix who is a sponsor here on TLDinvestors is seeing some big companies develop on their .tech extension.
.Tech has been one of the new gtld’s that I have liked and felt stood a good chance for success. Now when it comes to domain investor’s reaching success with sales, that’s a separate issue.
I had try to pick up a few names, and did pick up Chameleon.tech which I liked for myself, not to resell for big money. Now the one thing that frustrates me with the new gtlds is the renewal pricing.
I tried to play a game that I did for years with .tv on occasion, I did not renew Chameleon.tech for $30 as I thought I would just let it drop and re register it for $8. I was surprised that it was scooped up immediately by a Chinese registrant. I am looking at a couple other .tech names currently and have a client who might be naming their start up a name where the .tech is available and the asking price for the .com was high six figures. That’s their call, the decision has not been made yet. But as a tech company I don’t believe tech is a bad way to go when the .com is just way, way our of their budget.
Radix mentioned that both Intel and Cisco have developed websites on a .tech
Intel, globally recognized American multinational corporation and technology company, launched www.insight.tech, the publication of the Intel® Internet of Things (IoT) Solutions Alliance and chose .TECH for the same. Intel is developing this publication as the go-to destination for IoT design ideas, solutions and trends along with giving access to the thought leadership of IoT stalwarts. The website is available in English as well as simplified and traditional Chinese, thus reaching a global audience.
Paris based Cisco, the worldwide leader in IT and networking, set up its Paris Innovation & Research Lab (PIRL) on www.pirl.tech. PIRL is a pioneering initiative by Cisco to accelerate digitization with research, education as well as open and co-innovation collaborations. Mobile World Capital, Barcelona, one of the biggest events in the world, launched its new venture builder program on www.thecollider.tech. Media brand Viacom also chose .TECH for www.viacom.tech, its tech focused portal.