| 7:10 pm on Oct 16, 2000 (gmt 0)|
I think '.com' will always carry a certain cachet. It's like a telephone phone number ending in '000.' It might belong to some guy running a business out of an unheated basement, but the phone number tends to make us think it belongs to a business 'of substance.'
| 7:24 pm on Oct 16, 2000 (gmt 0)|
What Jaguar_Joe said
| 9:52 pm on Oct 16, 2000 (gmt 0)|
Joe is right on target, as usual, TV and radio ads use "dotcom" as an everyday word now, synonymous with an online web biz. It'll soon appear in dictionaries I suspect.
The man knows how to turn a phrase, don't he? ;)
| 10:01 pm on Oct 16, 2000 (gmt 0)|
What Joe, Mike and Dave said...but do you think those .shop domains may just look that extra bit clickable on the SE results page?
| 10:15 pm on Oct 16, 2000 (gmt 0)|
>"dotcom" as an everyday word
No doubt about it, we've had dotcom drubbed into our subconsciousness (a fact which I bank on daily). But what about efforts like RealNames? Though somewhat pathetic now, there was a time....
| 12:40 am on Oct 17, 2000 (gmt 0)|
Another factor that's hard to gauge right now is, at the rate the existing "big gun dotcoms" are dropping, there may soon be a glut of real, desirable .com names available and the new .whatevers may not be much in demand for a long time to come...
| 2:48 am on Oct 19, 2000 (gmt 0)|
<there may soon be a glut of real, desirable .com names available and...>
Network Solutions will auction off said domains rather than return them to the pool.