Every day there seems more and more stories on the new gTLD program.
Bob Liodice the President and CEO of the ANA penned an article in Forbes. He spoke on how they were unnecessary and how they could do a lot of harm to brands and to those using the net. Read it here.
ITbusiness.ca calls it the "Wild West" and trademarks are at risk. Read it here
Naseem Javed on adotas.com called it a war, he mentioned that
"The American Bankers Association has declared its intention to apply for .bank as a gTLD brand for exclusive use for all banks worldwide. A good move, to which Liodice acknowledges that citi.bank will not be available to any outside party or spammers. He insists that spammers will attempt to get citi.sanfrancisco, and he is correct.
But what would it accomplish? “Citisanfransisco.com” is already available for a few dollars as a dotcom. There are already thousands of other citi-based names all over the world, like citi-plaza, citi-college, citi-hotel, citi-center, citi-cats, citi-taxi, citi-this, and citi-that."
The new tld program seems to be getting attention every day all over the world. How closely do domainers need to pay attention to all this chatter ?
What do you think ?