I remember thinking, when they put .info gTLD's "on sale" for 99 cents, that the sale would do little to improve the reputation of the dot info gTLD . . since it likely would lead to rapid mass adoption by spammers . . which it did. Doh!
The top 3 in our world around here are com, org, and net -- pretty much in that order. Thinking back to when they very first introduced these so seemingly oddball tld's, and wondering at the time why they didn't come up with all of this in 1995, or even earlier, when they could have stood a better chance at legitimacy.
I've always recommended to friends, family, and clients to buy a .com or worst case a .net, unless you have a specific need for something such as a .uk if you live in the UK, or a .tv if its a tv station. The entire spam issue aside, no matter how many new TLDs are rolled out, most people still default to .com/.net when trying to remember a domain name.
no matter how many new TLDs are rolled out, most people still default to .com/.net when trying to remember a domain name.
Yes if you are located in the USA however in many countries one is "expected" to have the local country domain and sometimes it can be quite difficult to get a .com to rank for a localised country search.
I try to do both, I use .com for my international sites and local TLDs for country-specific sites however G is becoming a manipulative pita checking where the name is registered and hosted plus deliberately promoting US companies in G.tlds.
All those new names are 99.99% useless insofar as genuine business sites are concerned, for light-hearted or joke purposes, well, it's your money, not mine.