QUOTE (mirc3a24 @ Jul 14 2008, 12:53 PM)
Icann is a very greedy *****. Besides, most end-users associate internet with .com, I don't see a future for the new extensions (even if they are .sex, .law or what else)
"Only those individuals, or companies, with deep pockets, will be able to afford the new domains anyway. "
The Entire Domain Industry is about to get turned upside down and will never be the same as we know it today.
good? bad? Your Right!
There is already over 200 different domain extensions already in existence, but if you asked 100 random people to name as many extentions as they can, 95%+ of them would say .com, .net and maybe .org . THATS IT!
I asked my 14 year old son and a few of his friends this question, and to my surprise they could only name .com off the top of their head.
Dot Com is we'll integrated in every one's mind and I don't see this changing anytime soon. However,
now that ICCAN is finally loosing some of their stranglehold on the domain name industry and basically opening this market WIDE OPEN to just about anyone to OWN an entire virtual market and never have to worry about cybersquatters again, this is even going to effect the #1 domain extention and how we all think about extentions in general.
It's not going to take too many Large Corporations to jump on this band wagon to start the branding of .whatever into the mainstream. Take .NBA for instance.
The NBA could buy this extension and make an unlimited amount of websites for each team and (once branded) the .NBA extention would definently be "THE" Authority Site you already KNOW and TRUST and your Guarenteed to find what your looking for. "ChicagoBulls.NBA"
No More wasting time going to Parked or irrelevant pages, which unfortunately, most of the Best .Com Domain Names are indeed parked.
If you own the extension, you essentially will (for the most part) own that Market, and yes it will effect the price of the .com's counterpart.
Which would you rather own (and control)?FreeGames.com