About Me & Brands.International

 Brands.International is a website I created to display domain names from my private collection, and to share articles I wrote on the subject of new gTLDs over the years. As an early new gTLD supporter and adopter, I am proud to own some of the best new domain names, also known as new gTLDs. Some of my domains are for sale or lease (I am open to offers), while for others I have the interest to develop them. If interested in a particular domain name, or in a potential joint-venture, please contact me for a non-binding conversation.

 Please note: as internet grows rapidly, it is getting difficult for me to get new good names for reasonable prices.Therefore, since beginning of 2021, I have pulled all my domain names off the market.  I am not interested in financial offers (unless they are truly very value assymetrical and from respectable sources). I might put some of my domain names back on the market around summer 2029. 

If I do not reply to your queries, it means I am not interested in your offer. I also do not give any price quotes.

Marek Eckhaus

Marek is the owner of domain names displayed at his personal website Brands.International. He is private new gTLD investor, collector, writer and regular contributor to Medium & TLDInvestors, and active contributor to Namepros forum.

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Questions & Answers:

1. Important Note:

The availability and price of my domain names are always subject to negotiation. If you like any of my domain names, feel free to write to me at marek@brands.international to start a non-binding conversation.

2. What are the new gTLD domain names, or so-called “new gTLDs” or “new generation of domain names”?

Simply put: A new gTLD domain name is a global domain name that does not end in .com, .net, or .org.

Nearly 1,000 new options have been made available in the last few years. They range from the professional (.news) to the industry-specific (.photo) to trendy (.life) to international (.world) to fun (.guru).

3. Why do we need new gTLDs?

If you’ve tried to register a ‘dot-com’ domain recently, you understand the frustration. It’s hard to find a good domain name that isn’t already taken.

It was time to expand Internet geography, so to speak. Especially as more and more startups and personal brands are coming online. Pretty much everyone needs a website nowadays, and the digital city called ‘dot-com’ has gotten crowded. So new digital cities have been created to support Internet growth.

4. Will having a new gTLD domain name affect my search ranking?

In some cases, it can have a significant positive effect, as top new gTLDs are all about top keywords. Google has gone on the record saying: “new domain endings are not treated any differently than traditional domain name endings such as .com or .org. Domain names with new endings are shown in search just like any other domain name.” This means, if you get great keywords in new gTLDs, it has the same effect as getting great keywords in extensions like .com or .org. 

Keep in mind, however, that being “found” online isn’t pegged to your domain name alone. It’s part of a bigger SEO (a.k.a. search engine optimization) that puts tremendous value on website content, page load times, and longevity. Be smart and strategic with how you build, support, and optimize your website, and visitors will come.

5. Who is using new gTLD domains?

Some of the largest global companies, many celebrities, and a lot of professional athletes are now all-embracing new gTLD domain names for their respective brands and causes.  At the time of writing more than 30 mils new gTLD domain names are registered worldwide. The adoption is accelerating. 

Some examples include:

Alphabet (parent of Google) uses Abc.Xyz as its home page.

T-Mobile uses Tmobile.Careers for its global recruitment process.

The largest 2018 blockchain startup Block One is on Block.One.

Financial venture Swarm Fund is on Swarm.Fund.

5th largest cryptocurrency Chain Link is on Chain.Link

Lady Gaga’s non-profit is on BornThisWay.Foundation.

Pro golfer Danny Willett is at DannyWillett.Golf.

Social media sensation Michelle Phan is on Icon.Network.

Soccer phenom Ronaldo launched Ronaldo.Academy.

Apple uses Apple.Watch to sell its Apple Watch product.

6. Purchase process:

Once the agreement is reached, the transaction will be carried out using Escrow.com, a licensed and regulated online escrow company. Escrow.com acts like a middle man in the process, holding your payment until ownership of the domain is transferred to you. Alternatively, a transaction can be completed using the escrow service of Dan.com global domain marketplace.

7. Can I order an appraisal of the new gTLD name from you?

No, I do not give commercial appraisals. Saying that, I wrote a detailed article about new gTLD appraisals here, and you can also check a few hundreds of new gTLD appraisals I have given at Namepros for free during past few years – I hope it helps. 

8. Will you broker my new gTLD name? I will pay you a 10% commission!

No. I do not do any brokerage services for 3rd parties. Chances are I own better names than your name – so there is no economical benefit for me to get a 10% commission from your name when I can get 100% profit from my own names.

9. I am a student and want to get rich in domain names – will you be my guru?

No. You must read all the available sources, everything is now available on the internet. There are no shortcuts to the try-and-fail approach, and in my honest opinion, no gurus can help you if you can not help yourself.


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