| 2:33 am on Jul 25, 2010 (gmt 0)|
I know. I know. I'm such a wet blanket. I mean, the honeymoon isn't even over and already I'm talkin' about . . how often domain love doesn't last . .
Consider this my . . cough . cough . . apology . .
| 7:22 am on Jul 25, 2010 (gmt 0)|
.tv wasn't on the list
| 11:57 am on Jul 25, 2010 (gmt 0)|
Probably limited to TLDs that people had heard of. :)
| 1:23 pm on Jul 25, 2010 (gmt 0)|
You forgot .ws and .name (or is that going back too far?)
It's going to be a payday for early flippers, spammers and phishers (and the registry!) Can you say "zero credibility" with the general public? It's a 3rd rate .com with a letter missing and a higher pricetag. Doesn't matter how nice a site you build on it, the first high-profile news report of malicious use will send people scrambling to avoid it and leave you swimming against the tide to convince would-be visitors that your site's legit.
Overstock also bought O.biz (which they're using for their b2b products) - somebody over there is lovin' those short domains :).
| 4:25 pm on Jul 25, 2010 (gmt 0)|
I see no value in them beyond brand protection.
.TV names have done fairly well for themselves. I run a .TV site that ranks really well and holds its own against .COM names in SERPS.
.MOBI - We all knew this was a bad idea before it even started. When we already have so many free options (m.mydomain.com, mydomain.com/m, etc) why would would anyone need a new domain extension? Just a duplicate content penalty waiting to happen... ;-)
| 4:54 pm on Jul 25, 2010 (gmt 0)|
It should be interesting to see how much of an impact brand protection has made on .co ccTLD. Just on the .mobi, the possible brand protection percentage (where the same domain is registered across different TLDs and on the same hoster) is 50.97%. However .biz has a PBP% of 57.81%. The ccTLDs seem to be rather strange when it comes to brand protection. The .co ccTLD is very much a hyped launch.
| 4:01 pm on Jul 28, 2010 (gmt 0)|
It's big scam in some respects. Now we pay $30/per name just to protect your business traffic from squatters and traffic thieves.
| 12:40 pm on Jul 29, 2010 (gmt 0)|
I'm with edacsac. Everytime a new one of these comes out, we basically have to buy it.