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Don’t Worry, Dotcom! No Need to Move Over – Not Just Yet, Anyway!

Original Image: Ingemar Johansson v. Floyd Pattersson 1959 Wikipedia: Public Domain Photo ________________ “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T. S. Eliot _________________ Okay, it’s time to weigh in once again on the new gTLDs (pro) and gTLDs (con) , and the preliminary numbers aren’t pretty. As of today, just a smidge over 1,000,000 new G’s have been registered for the 200 + released thus far, and some of those are a result of padding (also known as papering the house , as defined by veteran domainer Ron Jackson of ), via registrations “gifted” to often unknowing .com registrants. (See also Domain Incite .) I’m not going into this ethical lapse here, because in the long run, I don’t think it will matter in terms of overall success or failure, although it always matters when a business or individual sets out to deceive potential customers into buying a questionable product. If you are not already fam

Move Over, Dotcom: Here Comes the New .Whatever! The Ongoing gTLD “Debate”! And Let’s Go Viral!

Public Domain Photo (Remixed) Wikipedia -- Royal Navy Official Photographer ______________________ He who frames the question wins the debate. – Randall Terry __________________ This post has been divided into three parts, targeted to the following readers: 1. End users and casual internet surfers 2. Domain industry investors 3. The gTLD registries, both new and established 1. For Readers NOT Involved in the Domaining Business: If you are not in the domaining business, you are probably not yet aware of the internet disruption coming your way: the proliferation of the new gTLDs (generic top level domains), the dot-anything revolution. Eventually – perhaps sooner than you might think – you will start seeing websites that look like this: (Disclaimer: this is mine) No .com, .net, or .org. Instead, the extension (gTLD) itself is a dictionary word or branded term, often focused on a niche product area (.shoes and .land), specific bran

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