swa66 - 10:44 pm on Aug 10, 2009 (gmt 0)
It would have been much easier if [...] no other extension other than .com existed.
That's highly debatable as there are quite a few ccTLDs being used what they are intended for. Sure there's the "abuse" of .cc, .tv, .cm, ... but e.g. .at, .be, .cz, .de, .es, .fr, ..., .za are all actively used for what seems to be what they were intended for, quite successfully in many cases as well.
I wouldn't put .tel in the same category.
I've yet to see any good come from there.