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---- How has the addition of new TLDs altered your experience of the WWW?
jmccormac - 7:25 pm on Apr 1, 2006 (gmt 0)Thread source:: http://www.webmasterworld.com/domain_names/3644.htm
AS opposed to .info/.biz/.name/.etc? It will take at least 18-36 months before the success or otherwise of .eu becomes apparent. (That's based on over six years of domain names analysis on a global basis.)
|.EU will prove, in my view, to be the most pointless waste of time in domain name history |
Actually there is. All EU Directives are included within individual state law.
Possibly. But there is a potential market for people to register domains that they could not have registered in other cctlds or gTLDs.
|I sense that the biggest users of this extension will be political, government groups, EU-wide non-profit organisations and a plethora of special interest/support & niche groups. |
It will not stop the speculators and other types but there is also the possiblity that regulatory pressure could be brought to bear. I don't think that other gTLDs have such strong anti-squatter regulations. If the EurID mob are going to be wimps, then .eu will be just another mess of a gTLD. If they eliminate the squatters and squatter ops, then it will boost public confidence in the gTLD.
|Yes of course there will be a huge "land rush" to snap up all those names that haven't been reserved during the sunrise period but in the long run, I think these will largely be a waste of money & effort. The cost to acquire domains with this extension is also a barrier to casual speculators. |
Advertising and SEO? The same mistakes of chasing after generic domains will be made again but building a good brand is better.
|How will web users know when to use the .com version the relevant country code or the .EU version? |
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