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    .GS Domain Name Thread

    Recently i bought a very nice keyword domain under this extension and i want to hear your opinion about it.

    .GS is the internet country code top-level domain for South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

    Official website: http://www.sgisland.gs

    Question:

    Why .GS is not so popular as .CC for example ? or .WS ? i doubt any of this two popular extensions is better than .GS.

    Best Price:

    At this moment the best price is $24.70 $ / year at Moniker.

    Use:

    .GS can be used as shortening for "Global Solutions" for example.

    Other GS acronyms:

    GS - Girl Scout
    GS - Games Started (sports statistic)
    GS - Golden State
    GS - GuideStar
    GS - Ghostscript
    GS - Gamespot (video game website)
    GS - Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
    GS - Gedeputeerde Staten
    GS - Geological Survey
    GS - General Schedule
    GS - Graduate Student
    GS - Giant Slalom
    GS - Gas Station
    GS - Global Sources
    GS - Game Show
    GS - Gamestop (video game store)
    GS - Grand Slam (baseball)
    GS - Gold, Silver
    GS - Gold Standard
    GS - General Service
    GS - Gauss
    GS - General Support
    GS - German Shepherd
    GS - General Surgery
    GS - Grade School
    GS - Garden State
    GS - General Secretary (in colleges of India)
    GS - Gran Sport (Buick)
    GS - Gameshark
    GS - Good Samaritan
    GS - Gundam Seed (anime)
    GS - Gene Simmons (musician)
    GS - Geprüfte Sicherheit (German: Proved Safety law)
    GS - Game Site
    GS - Good Shepherd
    GS - Godsmack (band)
    GS - Ground Station
    GS - Good Shot (games)
    GS - Gaza Strip
    GS - General Staff
    GS - Global Studies (education)
    GS - Get Smart (1960s TV show)
    GS - Gleichstrom (German: Direct Current)
    GS - Glide Slope
    GS - Galvanized Steel
    GS - General Solution
    GS - Government Systems
    GS - Golden Sun (gaming)
    GS - Guidance System
    GS - Grass Seed
    GS - Ground Support
    GS - Gainesville Sun (Gainesville, FL newspaper)
    GS - General Synod
    GS - Group Separator (ASCII character 29)
    GS - General Science
    GS - Group Separator
    GS - George Strait (country music artist)
    GS - Gyroscope
    GS - General Specification
    GS - George School (Pennsylvania)
    GS - Glomerulosclerosis
    GS - Government Security
    GS - Graphics and Sound (Apple Computers)
    GS - Global Supplier
    GS - Ground Speed
    GS - Group Status (insurance)
    GS - Governor's School
    GS - Government Surplus
    GS - Gang Show (scout/guide)
    GS - Ground System
    GS - Generator Set
    GS - Guide to the Scriptures
    GS - Ground Segment
    GS - Game Spy (game)
    GS - General Statute
    GS - General Systems
    GS - Geochemical Society
    GS - Geopathic Stress (alleged illness caused by electromagnetivity)
    GS - Gaelic Storm (Celtic band)
    GS - Genso Suikoden (Konami game)
    GS - Ground Start (telecommunications)
    GS - Golden Slumbers (Beatles song)
    GS - General Stock
    GS - Grade Scale (US federal government wage level)
    GS - GameSurge
    GS - Grace Slick (singer)
    GS - Graded Series
    GS - Graceful Shutdown
    GS - GeoStrategic
    GS - Gilbert's Syndrome (liver disorder)
    GS - Guilty Spark
    GS - Gauss-Seidel (algorithm)
    GS - Geek Speak
    GS - Geomagnetic Field
    GS - German Silver (rabbit breed)
    GS - Giant Spider (gaming, Tibia Massive Multiplayer Online RPG)
    GS - Snow Pellets (METAR precipitation)
    GS - Güzel Sanatlar
    GS - Guidance Section
    GS - Goldshire (gaming)
    GS - Geometer's Sketchpad (education)
    GS - Griscelli Syndrome
    GS - Government Stock(s)
    GS - Guy Smiley (Sesame Street character)
    GS - General Surveillance
    GS - Gelände-Strasse (German: Off-Road / On-Road; motorcycles)
    GS - Grip Safety (firearms)
    GS - Groton School (Massachusetts)
    GS - Grub Screw
    GS - Group Station (Oil and Gas)
    GS - Guest Scientist (program)
    GS - Gelijkstroom (Dutch: Direct Current)
    GS - Grand Soul (gaming)
    GS - General Station
    GS - Graphics Synthesiser (Sony PlayStation2)
    GS - Global Shield
    GS - Glide Scope
    GS - Generic Switch
    GS - Grissom Sara (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation TV show)
    GS - Galilee Society (Israel)
    GS - Galatasaray Sports Club (Turkey soccer club)
    GS - General Satellite Corporation
    GS - Gravity Switch
    GS - Geekshelter (website)
    GS - Guided Scrambling
    GS - Guidance Subsystem
    GS - Generator Shelter
    GS - Growth Sire
    GS - Guteral Steel
    GS - (USN Rating) Gas Turbine System Technician
    GS - South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (ISO country code, top level domain)


    What you guys, girls think ? or do you own a .GS domain ? post it here.
    Last edited by Szise; 4 August, 2009 at 11:04 AM.
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    IMHO that is just another useless extension unless you can develop something related and directed to that regional area.

    I used to own a few names under various ccTld extensions, but the best I've managed to get was $30 or so for summer.ws

    I owned stuff like Hoe.bz, FV.bz (LL.xx), Directories.bz (still own it as it's developed) or OOO.la (a domain name I love and won't sell ).

    Even when we're talking about .info and .biz we're thousands of miles away from .com and hundreds of miles away from .net and .org

    Any domain name is useless unless:


    1. You get a lot of type-in traffic (not likely unless you have a .com, net or .org)
    2. You own a Top Level name under .com extension and sometimes under .net and .org
    3. You have a short quality name (LLL.com, LLL.net, Quad Premium LLLL.com, a few top LLLL.net, etc...)
    4. You can find an end-user for it
    5. You have it developed and get a lot of SE traffic (not likely unless you have a .com, net or .org)
    6. You have it developed for a special niche or regional area (could be the case)

    I suggest you check this out:

    DNJournal.com Year to Date Domain Sales Charts

    I don't see any .gs there, nor I see many names that aren't in the .com, .net or .org categories.

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    I didn't said .GS is popular, i said .GS has potential, is better than .cc or .ws for me.

    Some new extensions are good if they don't exagerate releasing too many, i think domainers hate new extensions or any other extensions except .com .net because those who want a keyword domain can buy it under any ccTLD without purchasing from them. IMO
    The number of websites on the internet will increase very much in the next 10 - 25 years, obviously we need new extensions, .com, .net, org, will not be able to cover the market. Without releasing new extensions after few years the shortest .com available will be a 5-10 chars, useless for any brandable business.

    I bought the domain to make a website, i'm not interested to sell it.
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    I think the best way to use a .GS would be to register names that are related to that particular region. Think of things that are special to just that region. This way, if someone googles for such a special thing that is found only in that region, - even if the results would bring up many sites in the front page - if yours is also there - seeing the .GS extension, they might think to pay a visit to your site. That's what I think. Again, if you can register domains like computer.gs, internet.gs etc that might buy you something great after an year or so ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Szise View Post
    I didn't said .GS is popular, i said .GS has potential, is better than .cc or .ws for me.

    Some new extensions are good if they don't exagerate releasing too many, i think domainers hate new extensions or any other extensions except .com .net because those who want a keyword domain can buy it under any ccTLD without purchasing from them. IMO
    The number of websites on the internet will increase very much in the next 10 - 25 years, obviously we need new extensions, .com, .net, org, will not be able to cover the market. Without releasing new extensions after few years the shortest .com available will be a 5-10 chars, useless for any brandable business.

    I bought the domain to make a website, i'm not interested to sell it.
    Every extension has potential, .me , .info , .pro , .whatever since icann will be releasing a new batch of extensions soon and ultimately allow everyone (with a decent amount of cash) to create their own extension.
    The problem here is how you will be using that domain, developing is always the best alternative, but yet again I'm sure you'll be able to find .com , .net and .org alternatives (of course not top level dictionary names but yet good alternatives) that are much better in terms of SE rankings.

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    When the keyword is very popular and under 15 ccTLDs are available in the world for that keyword ( including .jp, .hk and other extensions restricted like .al or expensive like .nr or .pr ) then i doubt can find any decent .com alternatives, almost any good domain is bought and parked, even keyword1, 2, 3 , 10, 14, 100, 1000, 5000, 10000, 100000 and the keyword is not in english! In this conditions the keyword.gs domain is almost perfect.

    .GS cannot be restricted in SERPs in my opinion because the island is not populated. Probably has or should have the same authority like any .me, .in or .tv. (other geographically unrestricted extensions).
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    I don't mean restricted, I just mean Google keeps ignoring each and every .gs , .ws , .whatever extension in their Serps.

    You'll probably be able to rank better with finacetodayandeveryday.com than with finance.gs , at least from my own experience.

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    I will try to see, for sure is not as good as .com but i hope is not worst than .tv or .cc.
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    It would be cool if you could update us on your experience so we can consider new alternatives.

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    Yes, i will do it, as you can see i'm trying a little with the .co.hu extension to rank for the search term "proxy" but during this summer the proxies are not my priority, i make only few updates and release new sites for the domains i already bought, very fast, also .co.hu can't be compared with .gs, is restricted and it's not even .hu, it's a .co.hu. I tried to create a good site anyway, to compensate the ccTLD.
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