dailypress - 1:05 pm on Nov 20, 2013 (gmt 0)
I agree. Based on my own experience I was excited to participate in the .asia auction as well as the other new TLDs since I had lost the chance to secure good .com domains. Unfortunately, I then ended up deleting most of them.
I think these new TLD's are all a hype and only newcomers (like me) would get excited to be able to purchase a good keyword since we passed and missed the good years of registering the 3 valuable .com, .net and .org's.
On the other hand, I do think some domains will be worth something and we will definitely read stories and articles later on about how example.NewTld was sold for a great amount etc...
I think there are too many domain experts and big companies that wouldn't give the small guys any chance for premium names.
Throughout the past couple years: I have purchased over 80 domains, 40 were a waste (and deleted later on), 30 were okay (and simply parked for now), 6 of them were pretty decent (still in use), 3 were amazing and finally only 1 is premium. But overall I'm happy with the experience and am happy to own several good and valuable names, especially the premium domain.