That's a good question. I'm not sure what is the right answer. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I got an answer. You should email the people at 123 reg as they probably can help you..
As a rule I would not advise investing in exotic TLDs because the local market is non-existent and sales are rare..
I believe all the TLDs you quoted have no restriction..
Personally I would pick .ch (Switzerland), I actually own a few. The TLD is well developed and it's a mature, albeit limited market. I would pass on .li (neighboring Liechtenstein) => very small country and market except if you want matching .ch/.li pair..
The others are usually used as vanity TLDs.....
Yeah switzerland is always known as a trustworth & reputable country, I never realized that ch was from there....
Well I'm still trying to decide if I should take a gamble and invest in a couple of generic one word very popular names that are available..
So the names I want are as follows: (best prices found at moniker all for $26-28 each).
So what do you think, is it worth it or am I just wasting my time?.
The other thing is that I can't recall seeing any websites with these tld's coming up on Google results or maybe I just have never noticed them? Is there any issues there?..
Lol, no the word is not xxxx, that was just meant to be a placeholder for the real name.. Actually the names I want have more than four letter but are one word generic names...
Haha, I thought you meant xxxx. Then you gotta see if the keyword's good enough.....
Well I know the keyword is one of the top keywords you can get right now, not sex or business but pretty close... my question is : is it worth buying them or are they basically worthless and I would get no pages indexed from google and hardly any visitors even if I did all the promotion & design perfectly?..
I only use two from the list for my hacks.
.gs and .ms..
Google cares little, if at all, what the TLD is. However a freshly-registered HostGator in any TLD will be way back in SERPs for an extremely popular keyword. Still, a 123 reg website built on a great keyword in a off-brand extension is better than a junky long name .net or org, IMHO...
Some top keywords will be nice to have, I have Traveleurope-ch which generates $10/mon ppc revenue, I also had ecasino-bz with no traffic at all..