28 Sep '12, 6pm

.Com/.Net Total Registrations Slows To A Crawl

I think the main issue com and net registrations are slowing is because the only people that understand registering a dot com or dot net are domainers or SEO guys. The basic Joe Schmo off the street that starts a business basically knows nothing about the internet and goes to Godaddy, types in the name they want and its not available or someone wants 10k for it so they settle for biz, us, info or whatever because they don’t know any better and for the very small business it really doesn’t matter. The new gtld’s are going to make it even easier for people to get the name they want because ultimately they don’t care anyway because they don’t have some SEO guy telling them that COM, NET or ORG is a must. The new gtld’s are scaring off a lot of regular domainers and future domainers that don’t see any upside to the new gtld’s and the majority of the big names in this industry ...

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