That was an example, a simple one in fact... You don't have to remember every sport out there with every sports channel. Or did I say that you HAVE to remember? Pardon me then... My point is that the domain name and the extension talk about something and make the url shorter, while .xyz and .webs don't.
To make my point more understandable I'll write it this way: product.brandname
Now got my point?
instead of money.cnn.com you go to money.cnn,
instead of mail.yahoo.com you go to mail.yahoo,
instead of shop.ferrari.com you go to shop.ferrari...
Now if someone is not a fan of cnn's money section or ferrari products or yahoo mail its their problem, I'm just bringing simple examples on how in this game big brands win and little ones don't.
Your "point" merely reiterates something that many of us ( myself included ) have been saying since ICANN first mooted this idea ( slightly before your "join date" here ) ..Thus you are not bringing "news" to most of us who post regularly in "domains" or who have extensive domain portfolios..
In other words ..we knew that already and had discussed it at length before..so..
What is of far more import is that Google if successful in its "bids" will shut out far more small websites , brands, businesses than any combination of the largest 1000 big brands ever could..
"Type ins" for dot coms ( even for generic words in English ) are no longer relevant as many browsers now default to "search mode" ( mainly using Google ) when a word is typed into the address bar..or ISPs intercept them and send them to their own "premium publisher" adsense pages or shopping portals..
Add to that the fact that most users do not "type in" to the address bar anything , nor do most of them bookmark ..what they do is go to Google and type facebook.com or ferrari or even yahoo or cnn..and once Google has given them a result to click on then they refine down to mail or shop on the actual domain landing page..
The point being that if Google own .shop then ( given their practices to date vis a vis the promotion of their own products over what would normally be expected to be a #1 result for any given query ) ..then typing shop.ferrrari into Google is far more likely to get you 3 totally blended ads for ferrari, followed by 8 "organic" places for ferrari.shop ( a Google property which ferrari have to pay Google to show up in amongst all the others that Google can rent that "hosting space" or domain name to )..the same can happen with "joke" sites.. they can either pay to be on .lol or be below it in serps..and so on for each Google TLD..
Google do not care if big brands win and small brands lose relative to each other with this ploy..they will all have to buy ads or be G's "sharecroppers" to play..
Their game is that they win all, and that all brands, big or small must pass the Google toll booth..to be on the Google highway..and if you need to pay the gas for your vehicle, they will doubtless let you run their ads on the hood, doors, rear and roof..
You are worried about the detail of their move..they are already thinking of the endgame..as are some of us..
Your "point", is blinding you to what is beyond it, the fixation on this "point" ( which is not news, nor revelational thinking ) is pretty much playing into their hands..and is a distraction..distracting webmasters with "angels dancing upon pinheads" also suits them well, and they have often used such tactics to their long term advantage in the past..
Well said Leosghost. Good to read a meaningful post rather than criticism on picked examples.
John 9:25 ;)
Leosghost, high-five one more time!
So Webwork, you still think that it was wise to sit this one out?
Looks like G$$gle has a plan of complete SERPs domination, unlike you :)
I doubt that google going for credetials like .med and .phd is going to go down well with the AMA or degree awarding institutions
aleksl, I ALWAYS have a plan. ;) (I'm just pizz poor on execution. :-/)
I have an extension idea for all the e-commerce sites that will be put out of business - mystore.gotscrewed (or something along those lines).
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