By: Raymond Hackney
I have always found the domaining industry rather odd, its the only industry where people bad mouth the people who are supposedly helping their business.
"All these new tlds suck they will only make .com stronger, my .com portfolio just went up in value, etc…"
If they suck and are going to help your portfolio, why get upset ?
".com is king, everything else sucks, but I do spend three hours a day, debating with fools that are supposedly inferior to me and the .com nation."
Again, if you are kicking so much butt, how do you even have time to argue with a .co fanboy or someone who believes .xxx will be hot ?
"I don't care about any of these other extensions, I don't care about Google using G.co or About.me"
You do care, stop saying you don't. You spend hours everyday posting on blogs and forums.
Human beings don't spend time on things they don't care about. If you don't like something fine, but you do care.
When I started the .tv sub forum years ago on Namepros, I set the first rule, "For like minded individuals with an interest in the .tv extension." You don't like .tv great, this is not the place for you. But you have people who claim they dislike and are uninterested come and spend hours debating. The first thing I thought was, what kind of life do you have ? You spend hours on something you say you have no interest in.
The second point that would be obvious to a ten year old, if the others are fools and are helping your business, why point out their mistake ?
Now you will get the looking out for someone, TRANSLATED "I want to tell them that dot whatever sucks and they need to buy one of my .coms."
The bottom line is there are plenty of ways to make money, and no one knows it all. I know people that have sold a .tel for a profit, many made money in .mobi at first, there are plenty making money with .tv and .me and .co.
And if they are all fools, why do you care, why does it upset you ? Sit back and make money off their mistakes. And if you really want to help people, I think there are much greater causes than domaining.