It’s no surprise to anyone following the blog space that Rick Schwartz has been hitting the new gtld’s pretty hard lately, One of many examples includes:
Most products may have 1 or 2 weak points. GTLD’s have 122 weak points! They sold you a bag of shit and you ate it like Filet Mignon! That’s the ugly truth, deal with it!
GTLD’s took a thriving industry and derailed it. Did not kill it. Derailed it. The motivation of GTLD’s was not to make it easier to navigate like the Library and the Dewey Decimal System. It was a money grab by people that were not making money!
One of the biggest reasons I closed TRAFFIC in 2014 is because I did not want to be involved with this pump and dump scheme and promote their NOISE. I would rather walk away than be USED as a TOOL for their agenda! I was even offered a percentage of Namescon. Howard was not interested. I could not do it. I don’t sell out. PERIOD! I would not lend MY NAME to give credibility where it was not deserved. So it was easier to leave the scene for a few years and come back when my predictions started to unfold and MOST domainers would stop being BLIND. They are on record, I am on record. GTLD investors got their heads handed to them and the industry got hijacked.
The worst thing, just look at the GTLD CRAP that they register. Most would be worthless as a .com. What are they thinking?
A poster on Namepros who has been in domaining less than a year believes he understand business, and the psychology of business owners far better than than domainers who have been in this industry for 20 years.
Are you in the “com” business?….or
are you in the the loan, consulting, golf, online, banking, credit, fitness, tattoo, pizza, travel, limo, restaurant, home, boat, diamond, jewelry .Business?
What I find hard to believe is the debate rages on between the “old time” dot commers, and the neuvo domainers. I’ve been in the domain business for less than a year, but I understand business, and the psychology of business owners far better than than domainers who have been in this industry for 20 years.
Maybe it’s because I’ve been in the credit.business, broker.business the consulting.business, the healthcare.business, the rental.business, the realty.business the golf.business and now the domain.business that I get it
Sure, about 20% of my 1,800 domains are .com’s, but many of them compliment my new nTLD’s wherever possible. Much to the chagrin of “old time” dot commers, new domain extensions are here to stay as long as I make it my.Business