It certainly seems like other TLDs have reached a level of acceptance, but my experience is not reflective of the majority of users.
Also, it's crazy to see TLDs with other languages. Very cool, and not surprising at all, but I've never seen that before.
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To me, the asinine part of these gTLDs is that companies can register their gTLD with sponsorship ($185K from when I last checked) yet they don't need to sell domains to the public. I understand the idea of exclusivity, but this simply shifts the profiteering racket from one set of players (domain squatters) to another (ICANN and big business).
I'm not happy with how they are doing it. I'd rather a business model be required to sell domains at $X/yr to the public (some reasonable rate), along with a yearly sponsorship instead of one-time. That would put the focus on maintaining a business capable of supporting the cost of the gTLD instead of a digital billboard and bragging rights. Maybe if that was in place, we wouldn't have stupid ones like .northwesternmutual
The idea was name brands like .microsoft could be kept private for trademark-protection but other gTLDs like .professional would go to applicants that intended to resell.
Not sure how this ended up in practice though.
My example would have been better as <uuid>.canoncam.com
Binky Sky, LLC
Binky Frostbite, LLC
Binky Birch, LLC
Binky Galley, LLC
Binky Moon, LLC
Binky Lake, LLC
Binky Glen, LLC
Silver Glen, LLC
Holly Glen, LLC
Grand Glen, LLC
Magic Glen, LLC
Magic Birch, LLC
Magic Woods, LLC
Magic Pass, LLC
Fern Pass, LLC
Big Pass, LLC
I'm not sure why they formed LLCs for every domain they registered. IANA has lots of regulations and paperwork, and everything is really expensive and slow (it takes years to get a TLD registered). I'd imagine having every domain tied to its own LLC might make things easier (i.e. they can sell their TLDs by just selling the LLC, for example).
If you google "site:.whatever" ("whatever" being the TLD you want), you can see all the sites with that TLD that Google knows about. Very few of them have any other sites besides "nic.whatever" (which is just an information page about the TLD). I am seeing a few exceptions though: http://go.java, http://interactive.cbs
I hope this doesn't sound too snarky, but:
Maybe they know how worthless that TLD is, and just want to ensure they can't be damaged by competition registering those TLDs. After they secured those, they probably didn't want to waste even more money into that topic.
Any ideas on what they they plan on doing with guge & esq domains?
boo = surprises
eat = gluttony
esq = lawyers
page = egocentricity
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