BusinessInsider.com just published an article entitled “Will Dot.com’s Eventually become the Dinosaurs of the Internet?
“During the Internet bubble, you were an automatic millionaire if you owned a one-word domain name that matched your business (example: Car.com, Hotel.com and Sex.com etc). Now that all the good ones are taken, it seems to be more than popular to snatch up a domain name with a crazy extension.”
“Ever heard of the Internet tool to shorten a URL called Bit.ly? Chances are that you have, and if you haven’t, you have probably clicked on one of their nearly five billion links that have been created to shorten website links. How about Justin.TV, Del.icio.us or Last.fm? ”
“”History has shown us that .com and .net were the standards for most businesses, while .org was the norm for organizations and .gov were limited to governmental entities. However, over the past couple years, everything has changed.”
With hundreds maybe even thousands of extensions coming, it may eventually be more about something that is brandable and memorable regardless of whether a .com is involved or not.
I can tell you out of the 75,000 domains I own one of the most inquired about domains are meet.me and date.me and with the AOL purchase of About.Me is goes to show that brandable domains may well involved what is right of the dot not just the keyword to the left.
All and all an interesting article that everyone should check out.