24 Aug '14, 9am

New gTLD Domain Name Registrations Break 2 Million But There Are Lots Of Caveats & Asterisks

It is getting harder and harder to convince people that there are benefits to registering or switching a new gTLD domain. The registry landgrabs are a major problem because they are killing a lot of development that would happen in a new TLD from people finding a good domain on which they could develop a website or service. A similar dynamic was evident in .EU ccTLD when the TLD was allowed to be overspeculated. Development flatlined and the ccTLD, which was meant to be a competitor to .COM in the EU countries, never recovered. Based on the daily trends, the growth velocity of some of these new gTLDs is slowing and the registries may find it difficult to reverse those trends.

Full article: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/24/new-gtld-domain-name...

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