Have you ever wanted a .motorcycle domain name for your website? Us neither, but if did, your chance is coming soon. Dealer software solutions group Dominon Powersports Solutions has been granted…ahem…dominion over the new .motorcycles domain, one of many new interest-specific domain names made available by ICANN.
Like the .xxx domain name that came before it, the ICANN hopes that it can corral specific interests into these domains, thereby relieve some of the overcrowding that is going on with the current top-level domains (.com, .net, .org, etc). Will it work? Maybe yes, maybe no.
There is a certain novelty to a .motorcycles domain, and generic domain names will be readily available (imagine owning helmets.motorcycles) — not to mention those domains will be easier to market and share.
Time will tell how it all plays out, but many previous attempts along this vein have failed in the past, as .com domains are still being held the gold standard in the game.
Pricing and rules about squatting will play a huge factor as well, hopefully Dominion is up to the task of playing registrar.