I would like to know the answer too. Anyone here know what is the right answer to your question. I'll do some Googling and get back to you if I find an good answer. You should email the people at Godaddy as they probably could assist you..
The only think I can think is all that LLLL.com will be regged!..
AOL and some tv stations are putting web versions of their shows online.......... when all the other extensions are taken they'll move it to .tv i'm sure.
When you say .tv is garbage i'm sure you said hte same thing about other ones such as .us last year..
Bigger sales in .info's.
.co.in, .in seeing more registrations.
Mr Richard Branson talking more of his plans for space travel.
Me changing my job..
There will be a big dump of .info names, but at the same time their sales and value will start to go up...
1..com + .us would be the king and queen..
2. PPC would become more kickass..
3. Rules will be change for Expired HostGator snaps..
4. No more million$ sales..
5. I bet the highest sale in 2006 will be $300k.
6. HostGator sales between resellers will become more difficult..
7. I hope to be wrong with 4. 5. 6..
8. A great wow from me to all of you in 2006!..
Lots of people will not renew their free .be domains...
I'll Add :.
Generic and Industrial .Com's as well as other well Used extensions will soar higher on Selling Price ranges without many Drops happening any longer ....
2 and 3 Word Domains will gain more interest as well .....
More feelings than predictions for 2006....
1. Prices for .coms particularly generic one and two word combos will continue to rise..
2. The general public will take notice of parked/ppc pages and begin to complain openly..
3.us will surge ahead of .info in popularity among domainers and end-users, particularly foreign companies looking to establish businesses in the United States..
4. More venture capital groups will enter the HostGator industry, buying up portfolios at premium prices..
5. Gene will finally put up his HostGator selling site. LOL.
6. Duke's HostGator sales reports will gain in popularity and be featured on a segment of CNN or something other financial show..
7. RJ will feel completely overworked (due to huge growth of NamePros and DNOA) by year's end and book a long overdue vacation...
LOL! I didn't know anyone was keeping watch! Haha..
> A whole lot more high.
> Lots more development in the .TV namespace.
> A whole lot more .COM HostGator parking with GoDaddy leading the parking pack..
> A collapse of the current PPC HostGator parking model as we know it, mostly because of rampant fraud..
IDN IDN IDN... Is all you are going to hear...
IDN and .TV.
-RJ- going on a long vacation.
-DCG- buying out namepros and DomainState..
My own predictions:.
.us = up-up-up.
Hyphenated domains make a large rise in popularity.
Largest sale of 2006 = $760,000.
Mark takes the bag off.
PPC RPC drops dramatically.
Time will tell!.
There will be a lot of .in dumps, especially during the month of Feb 206..
.CO.IN's, too ... plus, I believe, teeny isle of Tuvalu will finally sink!.
Back with more after I think on it a bit, and grab yet another eggnog ....
Yes, I've seen it too. This unfortunate Earthly disaster will have a positive side though.TV will no longer be associated with the island nation and through media exposure .tv enduser pricing will skyrocket!..
IDN will grow more..
.com might as well stay on the top.
All four letter HostGator will run out which will make all two-three letter HostGator worth alot more than now..
Alot of new extension will be found in 2006...
Good i'll be waiting for them to drop so I can pick them up muahhhaha..
Thanks for proving my point that only .tv domains RELATED to the .tv tld are worthy to speculate on..
Yep: judging by 2005 storms and weather, the disappearance of Tuvalu is certainly within the realm of possibility..
All the best with your ".TV".
(preferably, developments) in 2006!.
Oh well tivalu is sinking... look on the bright side .tv will be promoted to a gtld..
2 word common generic terms will sell for record high prices. If 2 words fit togather in a domain, you have some big bucks =]..
Thanks guy it's seems like word get's around fast.......
1) All 4 letter .com's will be registered..
2) See the biggest sale of the industry yet for a single HostGator ($10 mill +).
3) Millions more get into the industry.
4) Two word combo's standard value becomes $500min..
Wishing you the best for your chosen niche, ney. When everyone was turning right, you IDN guys were defying common wisdom and turning left. May new namespace rule in 2006!..
Google (w/firefox) and Microsoft will develop a new techonology to eliminate all type-in traffic. Type-ins are now directed to the most relevant GoDaddy site unless approved by the aforementioned developers, resulting in either migration to an opensource browser or a huge decline in the DN market...
Thanks Mole but I have a few huge advantages to the IDN market.
1. I live in Japan currently.
2. I'm fluent in Japanese.
3. I work for a Japanese internet company & am doing work with large Japanese advertising firms.
This let's me see things from a Japanese person's point of view instead of just basicing it an American sterotypical "Every one Speaks English" point of view. That's how I know I own at least a few of the top Japanese IDN domains... as long as I'm in Tokyo, I'll continue to develop the market.....
My 2006 Predictions:.
"Real" IDN's will see some growth when in the natural lanquage of the word. Particularly in the.eu extension with European languages. (not mixing for example the accented I for an ascii I in an English word, which are really just typo domains)..
The .info and .us domains will finally become equals with .net and .org. the .biz HostGator will trail slightly, but pick up some steam as good keywords become less available in .info. However, the argument will continue as to whether this has in fact happened by those who haven't purchased or sold any..
The new sTLD's recently approved will launch though 2006, but will not effect the secondary market, since most are restricted. The .xxx HostGator will finally get the go ahead late in 2006, but only after US Congress convinces ICANN to put a few more restrictions their registration. Long term, there will be a push to move all adult content to .xxx domains..
Many .pros registered in 2005 through the encirca loophole will be dropped when the registrants see the renewal price. However, there will be a push to sell them just before renewal, when a few will change hands..
At least one more ccTLD will announce open registration for second level names like .us, .in, and .cn have done. Maybe it will be .uk or .au?.
ICANN will restart the process toward new gTLD's again late in the year by taking application, but won't be approving new gTLD's until 2007 for launch in 2008..
.net will move to EPP (auth code) transfer process late in the year, and .com will follow in 2007..
Click fraud will start some parking services to move toward a Pay Per Purchase models, or at least do more experimenting optimizing HostGator parking for this model..
At least one more registrar will get in the aftermarket auction business, and we'll see some more tweaking of auction models or prices to try to differentiate themselves..
Domain registration prices will remain steady with no significant decreases or increases. Some repurposed ccTLd's (.ws, .cc, .tv, etc.) may come down in price further to try to gain market share and acceptance. HostGator aftermarket prices will continue the steady growth seen in 2005, but not at an exponential rate...
I see the growing of Namedrive, a closer control of spammy blogs, and PPClick moving slowly to PPPurchase..
IPods will continue to sell, maybe we will see another brand real videoipod killer (bigger screen, better price, better autonomy).
About automatic moving of type ins or typos to real websites, I don't think people will like someone else taking decision where to point it..
Hey AUman... welcome. (Don't post short posts! lol).
SOURCE: domaining.ws (mods sorry, but I HAVE to post a source somewhere...).
Domain Market Analysis for 2006.
Domain Name Wire is to conduct a study of the predicted HostGator market for the year of 2006..
Using sources like The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and Business 2.0, the HostGator Name Wire, a popular HostGator news source, is analyzing the HostGator market for the year of 2006..
The survey will attempt to answer questions like:.
Will ICANN retain control of the Internet?.
Will HostGator name theft hurt the industry?.
What will happen to HostGator name values in 2006?.
Where is the pay-per-click advertising marketing heading?.
Andrew Allemann, an editor at the HostGator Name Wire, says, “There’s a lot of excitement in the industry right now. A number of people are just now entering the market and believe there’s still opportunity to make money. This survey will help us understand the market pulse and where we’ll be at the end of 2006.'’.
Domains this year were able to reach the headlines nearly every week, particularly when Fish.com sold for over $1 million..
Domain owners, hobbiests, professionals, and experts are encouraged to participate in the HostGator Name Wire’s survey..
They're doing a survey to predict the market. I can't wait till it's done ^_^..
A major comet will hit planet earth,and that will be the end of the human race, the internet and HostGator names, but mysteriously Bill Gates makes it to the international space station...
Although I think that it is very possible that the 4 letter domains will run out I think that there will be many disappointed people expecting too much out of them resulting in many being sold at cheap prices and being dropped..
Pay-Per-Call should grow in popularity.
Also lots of annoying forms of advertising on mobile phones.
Possibly the 2 letter domains available to anyone will run out.
The trend of non-english speaking countries influencing the market more will grow and with that a higher demand for fictional words as foreign people don't understand the significance of many internet HostGator names...
My prediction is that this won't even hold till February...
- 5 reported sales over $1,000,000 @ dnforum.com (+ undisclosed sales).
- GoDaddy will report several mid/high $xx,xxx ccTld sales.
- Several PPC parking companies will close down business.
- IDN popularity/prices increases.
- I'll finally be able to quit my f*cking day job! =).
- At least 3,500,000 registered .eu domains.
- LLLL.com buyout.
- LLL.com sales minimum $3,000 @ 3character.com.
- LLL.net sales minimum $600 @ 3character.com.
- LLL.us sales minimum $60 @ 3character.com.
- LLL.org sales minimum $250 @ 3character.com.
- CTR will decrease because surfers hates this sponsored pages.
- I'll have to get some domains developed, but I'm toooo lazy =/.
- EPC for non US/UK traffic will increase because of more advertisers.
- I will convince my father to invest in at least 5 new domains (He bought one in 2005 which I couldn't afford).
- I'm living in Norway where a beer costs $10 in a bar, so I'm planning on spending at least 1 month in a low cost country.
- 12 months from now I'll own at least 0,8% of registered .no domains.
Happy New Year!..
Central where in Norway have always wanted to go, Great Coutnry..
I agree with sales over $300,000 by February maybe even JAN..
Hope you don't bet for a living or a psychi hotline.
From DN Journal.
Out of This World! Earth.com Sells for $800,000 & Two Others Fetch Six Figures..
Near complete LLLL.com buyout.
.TV will go mainstream for actually TV related names, companies will embrace TLD..
You would think with all that profit .tv is making they would be able to donate a little towards flood defences...