CNN.com published an article on the 30 year anniversary of .com and at the end asked if .com would even be a thing in 50 years ? New gtlds and ecommerce over smart phones were mentioned as possible reasons to answer no.
From the article:
What will the future hold?
Today, the undisputed champ is challenged by plenty of eager newcomers. New, more personalized domains are cropping up all the time: .coach, .green and .money are just a few of the latest. Increasingly, e-commerce is being conducted on smartphone apps, making it reasonable to ask whether .com will even be a thing in 10, 20, 50 years.
Will future Fortune 500 execs bellow orders to dismantle the old .com websites as a relic of “quaint” 20th century technology? Maybe, but probably not, says Schulte.
“I think .com will always be present at least in a residual way,” she said. “History is important, even in places as seemingly ephemeral as the Internet.”
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