On the one year anniversary of the rollout of new gtlds to the public, our January poll question was, “Would you have applied for a new GTLD if you knew what you know now ?”
We had 110 votes and 62 people voted no while 48 voted yes. This may have been a tricky question because a lot of participants may not have had the ability to embark on such an adventure due to the price.
I think if you could have been one string registry, that secured its string uncontested it would be intriguing , something like a Dot Luxury with 1315 registrations but with a very high registration price has probably netted the company a profit or close to it.
The big players of course have invested millions of dollars and will continue to invest more, that of course has the prospects for big rewards but also for a lot of volatility and potentially a loss laden venture.