Many .Com Domain Names with the Same Keywords as Premium New gTLDs Are Available for Registration

Earlier this month, Andrew Allemann wrote a post on notable NameJet sales in which he discusses the sale of for $2,400 as “a perfect example of how wrong some domain registries are on their premium pricing.” He mentions that the registry operator for the .rehab new generic top-level domain (new gTLD), has marked as a platinum domain name and asks: “Why would someone pay thousands (or tens of thousands) a year for when they could buy for just $2,400?”

While Alleman’s example relates to premium domain names, it made me wonder if .com domain names that correspond to premium new gTLD domain names are currently available for registration. I looked into it by manually typing examples of domain names into two popular registrars’ online search tools and found the following 15 .com domain names that contain the same keywords as premium new gTLD domain names were available for registration as of July 19, 2016.

The domain names examined for the below list represent only a fraction of the available premium new gTLD domain names for which there might be corresponding keyword-rich .com domain names available, illustrating the importance of doing your research when choosing a domain name. Because really, why would you pay thousands of dollars to register a lesser-known new gTLD domain name when you could register the same keywords as a .com domain name? At a minimum, it may be wise to register both.


*Pricing and availability as of July 19, 2016

Premium Domain Name Registrar 1 Price Registrar 2 Price .Com Domain Name Registrar 1 Price Registrar 2 Price $12,000.00 $12,500.00 $13.95 $10.99 $12,000.00 $12,500.00 $13.95 $10.99 $12,000.00 $12,500.00 $13.95 $10.99 $12,000.00 $12,500.00 $13.95 $10.99 $12,000.00 $12,500.00 $13.95 $10.99 $12,000.00 $12,500.00 $13.95 $10.99 $8,400.00 $8,750.00 $13.95 $10.99 $8,400.00 $8,750.00 $13.95 $10.99 $8,400.00 $8,750.00 $13.95 $10.99 $3,499.99 $2,099.00 $13.95 $10.99 $3,499.99 $2,099.00 $13.95 $10.99 $3,499.99 $2,099.00 $13.95 $10.99 $3,000.00 $3,125.00 $13.95 $10.99 $1,800.00 $1,875.00 $13.95 $10.99

Jeannie McPherson

Director of Product Management, Social Media and Mobile Applications. Jeannie McPherson is Director of Product Management for Verisign’s social media and mobile initiatives. An avid social media and domain name enthusiast, Jeannie is responsible for managing the development and implementation of products and campaigns designed to illustrate the value of domain name registration for use with social media and mobile... Read More →