18 Dec '13, 6pm

Paul Stahura and Domainer Polls on gTLDs: “Dot .com is in relative decline”

Paul Stahura and Domainer Polls on gTLDs: “Dot .com is in relative decline”

Rick’s poll, I believe, sorta resulted out of the discussion on his blog of .com being dead (or not). As an old man, Mark Twain famously said “the reports of my demise have been greatly exaggerated”. He actually died a few years later. Obviously .com will never outright dry up and completely die. Even .su hasn’t died and the Soviet Union is long gone. But: we ARE living in “peak .com”… plus or minus a year… I really do not think “the powers that be” think that .com is somehow benefited by new TLDs (from traffic or whatever reason), because if they did, then why did they delay this vast expansion of new TLDs for 15 years? If you think .com is in its ascendancy, then stop selling .coms – buy more! I, for one, don’t think it is. I think .com is in (or soon will be in) RELATIVE decline. Why? I think names in the new TLDs are better than names in .com. They are shorter, more me...

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