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There are a few new domain name extensions I don’t totally understand. Among them is .Christmas, a domain name extension operated by Uniregistry. I didn’t really understand why people would buy a domain name based on a holiday. This morning, my perspective changed a bit.

Michele Neylon, CEO of Blacknight Internet Solutions, sent his annual Christmas card/email this morning. In the email, he referenced his online Christmas card, which can be found at Michele.christmas (previously WhiteChristmas.me). When I received that, .Christmas clicked for me.

During the past week or so, my wife and I have received a ton of Christmas and holiday postcards from friends and family. We’ve always been a bit slow with cards like this, and most of the time it doesn’t end up happening. It gets to the final days and we can either do a last minute card and pay extra for speedy shipping, or we can just skip it like usual. With a .Christmas domain name, it is faster to setup and less expensive than mailing a holiday card, especially when compared to postage. We can also send last minute emails to people we forgot to include on our card list.

I know .Christmas is long compared to .com and most other extensions. With just 3,300+/- domain names registered though, the extension is pretty wide open for people to register short domain names like Michele did.

I never really got .Christmas before, but after seeing Michele’s Christmas card, I get it.


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Comments (14)

    Julio Maysonet

    That’s a neat a idea of turning a .Christmas domain into a virtual post card. Just thinking about the time someone will save from writing all them cards is worth the small investment. I was able to pickup a nice name myself Navidad.Christmas I was surprised that it was available.

    December 20th, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    Mark White

    what about ..christmasdotcom.com

    December 20th, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    JayT

    Ya I am always coming up with crazy domain in new gtld! I have a .christmas too, Mewoy.Christmas! Everyone laughs at me 🙁

    “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”…okay maybe it won’t be that bad!

    December 20th, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    Patricia Kaehler

    Your article caught my eye today…
    So I got these:

    Sparkly.CHRISTMAS

    Glittery.CHRISTMAS

    Kaehler.Christmas

    Homemade.CHRISTMAS

    Homespun.CHRISTMAS

    Thanks Elliot…

    ~Patricia Kaehler — Ohio USA — DomainBELL
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    December 20th, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    Dk

    We actually used ChristmasGifts.nyc as our promo domain for our souvenirs site. Worked out really well.

    December 20th, 2016 at 10:14 pm

      Patricia Kaehler

      DK
      that’s a nice site…

      DK = ??

      In reply to Dk | December 21st, 2016 at 12:22 am

      Rich

      your web url is souvenirs.nyc

      In reply to Dk | December 21st, 2016 at 1:23 pm

      DK

      Yes, our main site is souvenirs, but we redirecting Christmasgifts.nyc and using it in url shortness for promos as well as on our banners and postes. here is example we used on face book.

      One of a kind Christmas Wonderland Tree with Big Apple ornament. Handcrafted in NY by master wood carver David Raz.
      Take a Look >>> christmasgifts.nyc/handcrafted-christmas-tree

      So we don’t have to change url (which does very well on google), but we can change branding for the season and get different demographic.

      In reply to Rich | December 22nd, 2016 at 11:57 am

    Rich

    Unless you are going to develop these, they have very little % of resale from a domain investor pov.

    December 21st, 2016 at 1:24 pm

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    Michele Neylon runs a web hosting/domain registrar. He has the technical skills to make his own little digital greeting card.

    This isn’t something that would appeal to the general public or something they would do.

    PS – I bet your still wants a Holiday Card Eliott. 🙂

    December 21st, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    Patricia Kaehler

    I’d much rather get a real Christmas Card from Someone…
    I’d feel like I didn’t matter to get a url to an online bulk greeting…
    I see a purpose for them but it won’t cut the mustard for people you truely care about sending a holiday greeting to…

    I see development potential in some of mine…

    I buy to dev, primarily…
    Although I do monthly sales – it’s never my goal goal…

    Happy Holidays to Everyone…
    from Grandma in Ohio — Patricia Kaehler
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    December 21st, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    Traditional Christmas

    Thanks for the idea, Elliot.

    Have registered Traditional.Christmas

    Merry Christmas to All!

    December 21st, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    dhana

    I too registered Local.christmas and Offer.christmas

    December 21st, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    Ron

    I guess, it’s not a bad idea to get domain name of such extensions. It’s better and easy to remember and when festival comes, such domain names can come in handy. The traffic can skyrockets from nothing to millions in a day and if a site has some unique things to offer, the site visitors might keep on coming even after holidays are over. And again next year same time, they traffic is going to get increased.

    December 22nd, 2016 at 12:50 am

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