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Catchy domain names lose their luster...

     
5:00 pm on Oct 16, 2000 (gmt 0)

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...others disagree, arguing that a confusing jumble of new Internet suffixes will further enhance the value of the common ".com" suffix. -article here [news.cnet.com]

Any comments on the future of "com" ?

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7:10 pm on Oct 16, 2000 (gmt 0)

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I think '.com' will always carry a certain cachet. It's like a telephone phone number ending in '000.' It might belong to some guy running a business out of an unheated basement, but the phone number tends to make us think it belongs to a business 'of substance.'
7:24 pm on Oct 16, 2000 (gmt 0)

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What Jaguar_Joe said
9:52 pm on Oct 16, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Joe is right on target, as usual, TV and radio ads use "dotcom" as an everyday word now, synonymous with an online web biz. It'll soon appear in dictionaries I suspect.

>certain cachet

The man knows how to turn a phrase, don't he? ;)

10:01 pm on Oct 16, 2000 (gmt 0)

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What Joe, Mike and Dave said...but do you think those .shop domains may just look that extra bit clickable on the SE results page?
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>"dotcom" as an everyday word
No doubt about it, we've had dotcom drubbed into our subconsciousness (a fact which I bank on daily). But what about efforts like RealNames? Though somewhat pathetic now, there was a time....
12:40 am on Oct 17, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Another factor that's hard to gauge right now is, at the rate the existing "big gun dotcoms" are dropping, there may soon be a glut of real, desirable .com names available and the new .whatevers may not be much in demand for a long time to come...
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<there may soon be a glut of real, desirable .com names available and...>
Network Solutions will auction off said domains rather than return them to the pool.