Just Bought a New Domain with a Strange Extension!

Last Update: August 17, 2014

Good Evening All,

I just bought a new domain name for a new site. The niche is highly competitive but has a huge audience.

I spent hours on Jaaxy today looking for great keywords. I found a 4 word keyword phrase with results of 538,665/91,572/296/75. Not bad!

So I went to NameCheap and found out that a domain name using those keywords was not available with standard extensions; like .com, .org, .net and .info; they were ALL for Sale to highest bidder.

They offered me a domain name with my keyword phrase with the extension (never heard of it) ".rocks" for $8. Kind of cool since my last name is Rock! So I grabbed it!

Just wondering what the WA community thinks about such a "domain extension". Mistake or not? Worth the testing for $8 ... I think.

Cheers All,

Joe

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bran70 Premium
I got my domain from godaddy.com
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KD6PAO Premium
Yes, they are good. But they also would not have had what I was looking for!
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kholmes Premium
I got my domain from namesilo.com
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KD6PAO Premium
Yes, they are good. But they also would not have had what I was looking for!
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CarlaIves Premium
I know they are coming out with new extensions, but that's one I've never heard! I still like a .com, but its uniqueness may just work for you. Good Luck!
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KD6PAO Premium
Thanks! Worth finding out...
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divadejunk Premium
That's very interesting. I'm wondering why others are selling their .com, etc. Is it for the money or the niche not panning out? An $8 experiment is worthwhile to test the waters, in my opinion.
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KD6PAO Premium
I believe for the money. Yes, an $8 experiment is worthwhile. The keywords get over 1/2 million searches per month...
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Ken-Pringle Premium
Good luck with that name extention.
It may work for you.
I personally would not have bought it.
However my last name is not Rock
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KD6PAO Premium
Thanks Ken!
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