jmccormac - 5:41 pm on Jul 1, 2010 (gmt 0)
Just on the ".mobi is dead" thing - the .mobi domain count from this morning's zonefile was 969061 and it has been growing slowly but steadily. That's a global domain count whereas .nl (3.9M approx) and .de (13.72M) are beating .com in their respective markets. The extensions that have the best chances initially are the large city gTLDs. If and when these go live, they will damage the value of geo domains in .com or elsewhere.
@Petrogold Some ccTLDs require that you have the DNS set up and working before they will add the domain to the zonefile. This is different from .com or the gTLDS where there is no such check when registering a domain name. It can cause problems with some registrars who have little experience with ccTLDs.
@ronin There was some talk of country code .mobi subdomains (.uk.mobi etc) but I don't think that much happened with it. In terms of domain footprints, the .mobi count for Irish hosters on 01/June/2010 was 1002. This puts it at just under half the .biz count. Like most European countries, Ireland's domain footprint is mainly focused on the .ie ccTLD/.com.
I've just started tracking .us ccTLD. This morning's .us domain count was 1616405 domains. Not bad but it could and should be doing a lot better.