The Winners and the Losers of new TLDs

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Fri, Aug 5th, 2011 14:57 by capnasty NEWS

In this article on DomainNameNews, EasyDNS' CEO Mark Jeftovic argues that the introduction of new TLDs (Top Level Domains) isn't only perplexing for their failure (for example, .jobs and .pro), but that it has mutated into a plain and simple extortion racket that survives on the sustenance provided by purely defensive registrations (such as .biz and .info).

From the article:

The latest TLD that isn't a country code tarting itself up as a pseudo-generic is probably a good indicator of what to expect going forward: .xxx - reviled by the industry it extorts , err, purports to serve and first new TLD that we are seriously considering making a conscious decision not to "grab our name before somebody else does!". I'm certain it won't be the last. I believe one of the first things we will see as all this unfolds is a buyers strike in defensive regs. Once that happens everything will go sideways.

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