topr8 - 10:45 am on Dec 19, 2013 (gmt 0)
>>I have a hunch that the new model is likely to benefit the existing holders of keyword domains. Why? How? By focusing the netizens minds on the idea of keyword . . domains.
i'm in agreement, there will be big money spent on promoting the .blahblahblah domains, as all those in that game will have a vested interest in doing so.
the spin off will certainly be that the public will begin to think about keywords again, meaning if you have keyword domains in the .com and .co.uk (et al) space, then you are going to benefit from this in a big way.
i disagree that people are set in their ways ... i remember loads of people saying mobile internet would never be up to much and desktops will never be superseded.
>>I'd call this an added incentive to build.
my mantra has always been build, build, build!
>>my thoughts are that the keyword.gTLD will have more inherent authority than the foo.kTLD
i'm not so sure, i'm invested in keyword.gTLD so i hope that is true, however as time passes i think it will change completely. many new businesses will start on the kTLD space simply because all the good .gTLD's are gone ... thereby slowly changing the public perception.
i'd predict there is a whole generation of kids/teens who are going to be growing up with these kTLD's and will think them just as authoritative