23 Apr '15, 7pm

Will New gTLDs be to the Internet what Cable was to Television

Interesting analogy but the history of development of Cable TV in the US does have some parallels. It wasn’t an overnight sensation and many of the early operations started out with small companies serving their local area because the local area was outside the range of transmitters in large cities. When the first franchises were offered, some people did buy a few but it took years for them to develop. The idea of the TV market developing as a simple “Broadcast versus Cable” one is quite simplistic. It does not include the massive impact of Satellite TV on the US market. Satellite TV and Cable TV allowed the launch of specialist TV channels so in some ways the launch of the new gTLDs is similar in that they are more highly focused than the original national broadcasters. But what makes Broadcast, Satellite and Cable TV successful is content. If new gTLDs have people develo...

Full article: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/04/23/will-new-gtlds-be-to...

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