In a post on The Next Web titled, “8 myths about new gtlds” the author Jason Chernofsky decided to keep with one of the oldest tropes out there. .Com is losing its grasp. No, no it’s not. Jason also made the rather ignorant assumption that all .coms are owned by “squatters.”
The new gtlds need to point out their strengths instead of trying to create a false narrative about .com.
From the article:
Myth 5: .com is going to dominate forever
That said, ‘.com’ is losing its grasp. With squatters driving up the prices for ‘.com’ and availability limited for quality domain names, it’s becoming increasingly popular to choose a new gTLD.
And while there is no clear frontrunner amongst the new gTLDs, they have grown from two million domains to 22 million in just two years. This 1,000 percent increase makes it pretty clear that while ‘.com’ still has a stranglehold on being the gTLD of choice, people are starting to get used to new gTLDs.
You can read all 8 myths here. The article was a sponsored by Radix who is an advertiser here. Jason is not affiliated with Radix.