What are your thoughts on country specific names (like widget.lu for example)? Will Google and SEs finally allow people to make it possible to geotarget them or will they always be a distant second when it comes to the .com? From my experience it's many,many times harder to rank in US with a country specific name.
Google apparently surrendered on .me and you can geotarget them to the US market. Will they do the same with other names? What do you think?
Edit:same value I meant as far as SE are concerned, with all other things being equal.