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Unlike the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, the #newgTLDs experiment is unlikely to have a happy ending. #ICANN

One can look at the quantity of advertising on the various domain name blogs as a leading indicator of the success (or lack thereof) of the new gTLDs experiment. For example, at one one time, the scrolling banner at the top (or bottom, if you clicked “Why register a .com?”) of TheDomains.com had 16 or 20 different new gTLDs. Now there are only 5. Similarly, other sponsors have disappeared completely. Look at the remaining advertisers. Do you think Escrow.com is advertising in order to earn fees on all the “high value new gTLDs sales”?? LOL Of course not…..most of their domain earnings would come from .com transactions. Most new gTLD operators seem to have retreated to their bunkers. Unlike the “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”, whose title character was rescued from the bunker of a doomsday cult, the new gTLDs experiment is unlikely to have a happy ending, especially for registr...

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