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Catchy domain names lose their luster...

 5:00 pm on Oct 16, 2000 (gmt 0)

...others disagree, arguing that a confusing jumble of new Internet suffixes will further enhance the value of the common ".com" suffix. -article here [news.cnet.com]

Any comments on the future of "com" ?



 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.

>certain cachet

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.

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