Anyone considering the new .GURU domains?

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The next raft of new TLDs were released yesterday, including the .GURU extension, which is perhaps quite suited to IM.

Is anyone considering investing in one of these? Or has done?
There are some good ones still available, but at $40 per year, it's not as cheap as regular domain, so am a bit hesitant on speculating.

From what I've seen around the web, there are mixed feelings on how effective these will be. And no definitive view on how they might work in SEO terms. Plus there are hundreds of others being released in the coming months/years.

Would be interested to hear anyone's thoughts!
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  • Profile picture of the author andrewmark
    If you using .Guru TLD for your SEO then I don't think so that there is a problem in your internet marketing. The main thing is what you're providing from these kind of TLD's. I have also interested in this new domains let's see what Google and other Search engine effects on these.
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    • Profile picture of the author johnnsmith
      Domains names don't affect our internet marketing activities. Whether you have TLDs like .com, .net, .org or other low level domains such as .mobi, .info, it mainly depends upon what you are delivering to people.
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    • Profile picture of the author JRJWrites
      Originally Posted by andrewmark View Post

      If you using .Guru TLD for your SEO then I don't think so that there is a problem in your internet marketing.
      Nonsense...

      OP: I'm sticking to .com domains. No reason to waste money on another.
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  • Profile picture of the author entrepreneurjay
    .guru sounds kind of cocky to me so that right there would be a no for me.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alex Sanderson
      Originally Posted by JRJWrites View Post

      Nonsense...

      OP: I'm sticking to .com domains. No reason to waste money on another.
      This..

      Originally Posted by entrepreneurjay View Post

      .guru sounds kind of cocky to me so that right there would be a no for me.
      And this...

      Sums it up for me really,

      Alex
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    • Profile picture of the author Adam Humphreys
      Originally Posted by entrepreneurjay View Post

      .guru sounds kind of cocky to me so that right there would be a no for me.
      Yeah it's not the kind of image I want attached.
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      • Profile picture of the author agmccall
        I am waithing for the .blahblahblah to come out

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    • Profile picture of the author heavysm
      Originally Posted by entrepreneurjay View Post

      .guru sounds kind of cocky to me so that right there would be a no for me.
      I can just imagine a coaching sales page with the marketer looking super pretentious smirking with his arms crossed. Like the old Rich Jerk site but worse lol
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  • Profile picture of the author zamzung
    I agree with Alex and other guys here... I don't really see any need to go for .guru domains when .com domains still work pretty good and are even better in many ways...
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    • Profile picture of the author SlicedGenius
      Thanks for the responses guys. I suspected that might the viewpoint here.
      I just got a little excited when I saw some very nice one or two word domains still available. (E.g. productlaunch.guru)

      But I have had buyer's remorse in the past over domain fads...
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  • Profile picture of the author Richard Tunnah
    Got to say I hate the 'guru' tag which people in IM particularly seem to self appoint.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Google changed it's algo some time ago to remove the artificial advantage that EMDs used to have, so there's no SEO advantage. Waste of money, IMO. The only ones who benefit from these stupid tlds are the domain registrars selling them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Excitemental
    I only think .guru works for one worded strong domain names.. such as travel, auto, finance, cloud, app etc etc.. all of the decent premium names are gone long before.
    Your better off with a .com imo there more well know and cheaper
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    • Profile picture of the author Joel Young
      I'm waiting for the .god domain to come out.
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  • Profile picture of the author designandplace
    TLD name has little to no affect on an SEO point of view. Although saying that, local SEO I think has benefits, for example, a .co.uk for a UK company would seem logical.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stevie C
    It's not so much about SEO benefits its about branding unfortunately Sex.guru has been snapped up already. I reckon you can have some fun with these!
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  • Profile picture of the author saralees
    I am not sure I would use them as the word "guru" tends to have a negative slant on it online these days.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
    The .guru domain names have zero appeal to me. I am still able to find plenty of great domain names ending in .com, .net, .org, .tv, and .info.

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  • Profile picture of the author ddev
    Please, don't get them because it's getting harder to find good names...

    Just grabbed NewAge.Guru (dyandot charged me $10 more for this one - they haver reserved some names as premium and charge $10 more for them - but still looks like a deal). Will have some fun on Flippa soon.

    Btw: The extension is fantastic to brand projects that not necessarily need to have a "guru" (person) behind.

    2 Examples:

    KeywordResearch.guru can represent a friendly keyword research software / platform.
    The same with TravelPlanning.guru (can have a travel search platfom)

    And so on.
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    • Profile picture of the author metalforever
      Originally Posted by ddev View Post

      Just grabbed NewAge.Guru (dyandot charged me $10 more for this one - they haver reserved some names as premium and charge $10 more for them - but still looks like a deal). Will have some fun on Flippa soon.
      And so on.
      I grabbed occul*t.guru myself. (remove the *). It's the same thing, really
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  • Profile picture of the author Samuel Adams
    Wonder how fast internetmarketing .guru will be taken. Maybe it was already reserved before .guru came out. Lots of big name internet marketing forums would probably love to get hold of a name like that.
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    • Profile picture of the author CharlesL
      Originally Posted by Samuel Adams View Post

      Wonder how fast internetmarketing .guru will be taken. Maybe it was already reserved before .guru came out. Lots of big name internet marketing forums would probably love to get hold of a name like that.
      It's already gone.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jack Gordon
    The people who buy these new extensions are going to be a few years ahead of the curve. I see nothing wrong with it, though you should go into it expecting to spend some resources educating your followers for a while.

    There are a relative few natural domains for most of these new extensions, but over time I think we will see growing acceptance for the ones that catch on with the public, and with that a growing vocabulary of domains that make sense.
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  • Profile picture of the author wbee
    I'm just now hearing of .GURU, but I just don't like the sound of it, sounds to arrogant & cocky, so I probably won't get one.
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  • Profile picture of the author metalforever
    I have a bunch of sites in the new age niche so my eyes glazed over when I found out about .guru
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  • Profile picture of the author OfficerIM
    Originally Posted by SlicedGenius View Post

    The next raft of new TLDs were released yesterday, including the .GURU extension, which is perhaps quite suited to IM.

    Is anyone considering investing in one of these? Or has done?
    There are some good ones still available, but at $40 per year, it's not as cheap as regular domain, so am a bit hesitant on speculating.

    From what I've seen around the web, there are mixed feelings on how effective these will be. And no definitive view on how they might work in SEO terms. Plus there are hundreds of others being released in the coming months/years.

    Would be interested to hear anyone's thoughts!
    i think if you offering a membership site you can use or if the entire AM community could decide to use specifically for product courses. It makes more sense to use the domain as a means for a domain for a product you created this way it distinguishes its self as a single course developed by somone who knows what their talking about.

    I would just use it as product course extension instead of the .Com. Dot com is more larger commercial, you can guru to be more commercially targeted.
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  • Profile picture of the author Moneymaker2012
    well i thinks .guru would be interesting and helpful in future because no one knows about this except IMr's that's why i suggest to use .com , .net, .org as you all know about it.
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  • Profile picture of the author malcsimm
    .guru is just a way of making money for someone!

    In IM circles, "guru" is mainly a negative term, so I wouldn't want to have that anyway.

    I'll stick with the .coms!

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  • Profile picture of the author Lightlysalted
    Didn't realise that they were now available. Another gimmick to get more and more companies and organisations to shell out for a domain name that they don't own but that someone else can buy.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarketingBees
    Got to be honest, I think this whole new wave of TLDs is nonsense. It's .com or nothing for me.

    I think it's simply a move to push the profits of the name registrars out there by using scarcity tactics above the rarity of decent .com domains and so on.

    I'm not sure that's the case now though with Google frowning upon (according to some) EMDs.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jack Gordon
    Keep in mind, .guru is just of of almost 1000 new domain extensions due to be released this year - any one of which could possibly be a better fit for your actual niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author craigslist
    just another way for godaddy to get rich-no need for these extensions--big waste of money
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    • Profile picture of the author 1byte
      The .guru domain does sound a bit pretentious to me, and I would avoid it for internet market, as the word "guru" has developed some negative connotations as of late. However, it might be an ideal extension for someone outside of the IM realm when used for for other purposes such as branding, training courses, marketing of real gurus (say those from India), and so forth.
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  • Profile picture of the author godabhi
    No way to go away with this type of domain.
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