Interesting Dot Net Facts
A post from The Indian Express has some interesting Dot Net Facts, I don’t actually own any .NET domain names but have seen some great .NETs being dropped recently.
DOT NET domains still appear to sell consistently for a reasonable amount of cash, From this weeks DN Journal you can see the following dot net domain names sold GHS.net for $6,000, KeyWest.net for $5,800, ASM.net for $4,000, JobApplication.net for $3,888, CrazyHorse.net for $3,000, PlatinumReality for $2,950 and even an IDN Jobbörse.net (IDN) for $2,900 these are just a few domains that have been published as changing hands.
I am not saying anyone should go out and start registering lots of .NET domain names but it should be a consideration, Yes DOT COM is KING and shall command a higher value and often offer more liquidity than other extension but .NET still appears to be selling well in the aftermarket too.
Here are the Interesting DOT Net Facts – Have you sold any .NET Domains recently?
1. Almost 139,000 domains registered in other top-level domains (TLDs) immediately forward to the same name, but as a .net site.
2. The first domain name to ever exist was a .net. While the first domain name to be registered was the now famous Symbolics.com, it is a lesser known fact that the very first domain name ever to exist was Nordu.net. Nordu.net was created by the registry with the same name as the first Internet rootserver (nic.nordu.net). Symbolics.com later went on to be the first domain name to go through the full registration process.
3. Due to its unique status .net is not among the six other original generic top-level-domains in RFC920, the document which outlines the original domain name conventions. It was still created on the same day as the others though – 1/1/1985.
4. Today the .net zone sits at just over 15 million registered domains, roughly 10 times more than in the year 2000 when there were about 1.5 million registered.
5. The .net zone has doubled in size since 2006.
6. In 2012, the average character length of .net domain names created was 12 characters.
7. As social media grows in popularity, a trend of registering domain names and pointing them to social media accounts is emerging; most notably on Facebook. As of March 2013, 6,503 .net domain names pointed to Facebook. This is up from 5,039 in March 2012. That’s almost a 23% annual growth rate.