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Old 8th March 2013, 09:49 AM
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http://www.uniteddomains.com/new-top...-registration/

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.HIV: Fighting illness, one domain at a time

The Internet can be a powerful tool for collaboratively developing new medical breakthroughs. With .HIV, you can join a global network committed to battling HIV and AIDS.


and i thought that .travel was a failure

if you look at the gtlds you can just see that this has the potential crash in way that never has been there before.

we have already had some generics they are not new.

.jobs .travel, .info, .tv, .biz, .pro .tel, .me, .mobi

these are not so much worse than many of the new ones. .travel is actually an excellent generic extension at least in theory, in practice it is almost dead.

why do people expect that things will be different this time?

a few have had some degree of success: such as .tv, .info, .biz but still they are nothing compared to .com, .net and .org.

now some claim that this time they will take off because the market will be flooded with hundreds of different generics at the same time.

but is this actually helpful or harmful?

i would say that mid term some may have some degree of success just like .tv or .biz simply because there are so many of them some may work out to a certain extent.

so either they change the entire domainspace forever (i can't see this happening within the next 10-15 years) or they fail.

short/mid-term i can't immagine that this will change much.

another problem that i see with this is that in order to become popular the gtlds would have to reach a critical mass in actual usage but before that i can't see that TV, radio, billboard ads would do well with gTLDs more likely they would do as well as o.co and just burn a lot of money compared to the .com.

the average surfer will not understand them too well and will likely get confused.

which company would adapt a money burning extension for their main projects?

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Re: .HIV

don't forget .md marketed as .MD for medical doctors.

great in theory failure in practice

so far almost all have failed

why would .lawyer work out?

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Re: .HIV

I honestly believe the translit IDN gTLD's are pretty much the only new gTLD's that are going to succeed. All the rest are pretty much a bust apart from a select few that might become popular.
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Re: .HIV

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don't forget .md marketed as .MD for medical doctors.

great in theory failure in practice

so far almost all have failed

why would .lawyer work out?
The logic of the new gTLD believers is that alone, most if not all new TLDs would fail, but as a group, they're likely to get consumers' attention and from there people will know that, generally speaking, there are alternatives to .com and other popular TLDs such as .org and your country's ccTLD.
That what they say.

In practice, the gap is wide in my opinion.
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Re: .HIV

There will be many new gtlds that succeed. Most won't. I agree besides a few freaks who will type in porn.HIV vs. Porn.com. the numbers are not there for HIV porn. There isn't a threat to .com IMHO but several new gtlds will become popular from this, mark my words. There isn't a doubt for me. .com will remain king. The rest? Who cares.
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There will be many new gtlds that succeed. Most won't. I agree besides a few freaks who will type in porn.HIV vs. Porn.com. the numbers are not there for HIV porn. There isn't a threat to .com IMHO but several new gtlds will become popular from this, mark my words. There isn't a doubt for me. .com will remain king. The rest? Who cares.
Umm.... Tina for one but maybe not .... she along with the other new gTLD "experts" will have banked their money whatever.
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