I was having a three way conversation with two other domain investors about esports.
The conversation was about esports but it turned to domain names when the prospect of finding a project name came up.
I had mentioned that esports names were pretty well mined, with either outrageous premiums in new gtlds or taken in .com.
How about esportsetc.com for $11,500.00 or maybe esportsbbs.com for $11,500? Perhaps highesports.com for $23,000.00?
esports.net did sell for $50,000 months back. I mentioned that I picked up esports.video for $8.99 on a handreg and thought for the price that it was worth the speculation. They are playing videogames so I think it’s better suited than say esports.shop for $6,250 a year or esports.ooo for $12,498.75 and a renewal of $124.99.
Let me make clear I was not offering anyone on the call the domain name. The conversation was more about development and after I mentioned the esports.video name, the conversation got lively. One gentleman liked esports.video and the other immediately shouted it down saying he could not trust a business run on anything but a .com. “I am sorry but I would think esports.anything is running malware or some other scam.” So I asked if it was just about esports.video or any business on any new gtld? They went on to say they would not trust any business on any extension other than .com period, that they were not picking on esports.video.
The call wrapped up after the other person on the call, who liked the name, called him an idiot.
I laughed and hung up, but it is something that those developing new gtlds have to think about. How many people who know nothing about your business, dismiss you right away because of no .com?
So leave your opinion