Slam Strategy is an Internet strategy firm out of Australia that works with businesses and helping them with their online presence. They are out with an article today on the new gtlds and the top 5 reasons why domainers resist new gtlds.
In the opening paragraph the author did note he is an avid reader of the domains, he was inspired to write the current article based on comments from right here on thedomains.com.
From the article:
Top 5 reasons domainers don’t want new Gtlds
- Invested interest in .com
- Resistance to change
- Lack of understanding of new industry
- Short term objectives
- Old thinking
Invested Interest in .com – Holding on to what we’ve got
Domainers have worked out and well formulated, tried and true strategies, invested money, done the research and built business models around the existing dotcom world. Any alternative to this is a direct attack on their revenue streams and considered a threat to their profits.
You can read the other four reasons on Slam Strategy