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Re: FACT: You can do better than GDI and .WS domains.......MUCH better
Posted By: Jamie Boyle In Response To: FACT: You can do better than GDI and .WS domains.......MUCH better (Bob E.)
Date: Saturday, January 19, 2008, at 9:04 p.m.(pst)
In Response To: FACT: You can do better than GDI and .WS domains.......MUCH better (Bob E.)
>> The true fact is that while in theory the GDI program might be a good
>> opportunity, in reality they have a terrible product which makes the
>> opportunity suffer as a whole. That product being the .WS domains (aka
>> TLD). I can't believe that they are being sold at Godaddy for $9.99 still.
>> They are worth no more than $1.99, IMO. .INFO goes for real low many time,
>> like $2.99 and .INFO is a much better TLD than .WS simply for it's
>> recognition. IF I want to buy a domain and the only TLDs left for it are
>> .WS or .INFO, it's a no-brainer. The .INFO is a much better buy from many
>> standpoints. .WS is a terrible buy from nearly all standpoints.
>> The .WS TLD is a dismal failure. From a business/marketing standpoint,
>> .WS is a terrible way to go. .COM is king in the USA and even perhaps
>> around most of the world as far as memorability goes. .WS ranks very low
>> on the list of marketable TLD's, if it ranks at all.
>> Sure, you can sell them to people for personal use, not business use,
>> but then that limits your market considerably. I would venture to guess
>> that over 75% of domain sales are sold to people with the intent of
>> profiting from the purchasing and use of a domain in one way or another.
>> In other words, business. Whether they buy them for speculation and resale
>> or they buy them to put up a profitable site, they intend to profit in one
>> way or another.
>> Is GDI a bad company? Not sure. Probably not.
>> Could a person looking to make money in an opportunity find an
>> opportunity with a better product? You betcha!
>> And if you want to get into selling domains, you're better off getting
>> a wholesale account or a reseller account (there are many companies that
>> offer this and with a complete e-commerce website and they even take care
>> of purchases and support - you just market the site - completely turnkey).
>> This way, you are not limited to one, crappy TLD like the .WS. Rather, you
>> can sell a multitude of TLD's including all the popular ones like .COM,
>> .NET, .ORG, .CO.UK, .INFO, etc, etc, etc.
>> Bob E.
Bob great response back I must say. But know wonder people think bad of GDI. Yes in past all you had to chose was the .WS but things have changed now you can get any TLD like any other domain registry. So with all the same features of other companies plus having the opportunity to make money promoting it, how can GDI be so bad now. If you want .COM, you can get it now. Customers and people promoting it now have the option, best of two worlds now.
Things have changed with GDI, like any business out there. Business's need to keep up with the latest changes in order to keep business competitive and growing. Before with only .WS to choose from didn't give people much of an option but now you can get any domain extension you want. Bigger product line giving people more choices. Don't like .WS that's fine you can get something else now. New change that has helped GDI for the better really.
Ask me if I prefer .WS over .COM not at all. Thing is people are so use to seeing .COM is people reject change really. I've always liked .COM and I always will. The only good thing with .WS is that you may be able to find a good keyword rich domain there, unlike .COM without having to spend a fortune to someone selling it.
I think a lot of people don't know of this change really with the domain extensions. Probably make people have a better view of GDI if they did.
I appreciate your feedback Bob you made good points.
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