I promised in my last post that I would report on the .MX cctld when I return from vacation. Well, I had a little free time this morning so I decided it would be a good time to report what I have learned about .MX and it’s usage in Mexico so far.
Basically, so far it’s non existent here! As always, I always notice domain names on signs, billboards, within businesses on bumper stickers, etc.. The vast majority, I would say that fifty percent of the domains I see (and yes, there are LOTS of companies around here using domains within advertising) are using the .COM.MX extension. Second, is definitely just the good old .COM. I have seen quite a few other extensions in use around here. .NET.MX is farily common as is .GOB.MX (gob = gobierno or goverment). Also noticed several uses of .org, .biz and even one .tv. As of yet I have seen ZERO businesses using the .MX extension! Ouch.
The largest and most prominent companies seem to heavily favor the .COM.MX here and that is no surprise, afterall that was the original extension that was for public use in Mexico. Does this mean that I think .MX are worthless?? No, not completely but I would be certainly be discouraged if I purchased a bunch of .MX domains thinking I was sitting on a goldmine. Well, short and simple today.. feel free to comment, I just won’t be able to approve them until tomorrow or thursday.
– I am only reporting what I have seen here in Southern Mexico, Cancun, Playa Del Carmen… More info to come.