Web.com (WWWW) which owns Register.com and NetworkSolutions.com announced last night that they applied for the new gTLD .Web.
Web.com is taking “pre-reservations” for .Web domain names.
Here is some text from the signup page:
“The introduction of .WEB™ extensions may be the biggest thing that has happened to domain names since .COM.”
- .WEB™ registry will be provided by Web.com – an industry leader on the internet with an excellent reputation and recognizable brand
- .WEB™ is easy to remember and communicate
- .WEB™ will not be confused with any other domain extension””
Here’s the statement I don’t like:
“””WEB™ registry will be provided by Web.com””
Its the same issue I had a little while back with ICM Registry whose CEO stated on a Television interview that his company would be getting .sex, .porn and .adult like its a forgone conclusion.
In this case I know of other applicants for .Web, matter of fact the general consensus is that .Web may be the extension that gets the most application.
So to say that “the WEB™ registry will be provided by Web.com“, its misleading because they nor does anyone else know for sure.
They have an excellent change of getting the extension but there is no guarantee they will wind up with and to give any other impression is misleading.
Of course there is no charge for registering for a .Web address from Web.com nor once you do sign up do you know if you will even get the domain, since the domain you per-reserve might wind up on their premium list or in an auction with others who have per-registered a .Web address.