By: Raymond Hackney
With dot com as the dominant extension in terms of value and exposure, it made sense over the years for blogs or forums to be established that focused on another niche like cctlds, or new gtlds. They did not get as much attention and these places look to provide more exposure.
Now there is so much attention on the new gtlds, with things such as the new ticker on Domaining.com and TheDomains, a lot of attention at NamesCon will be about the new gtlds, blogs starting that just focus on the new gtld space,(I am a writer for Dot Whatever) that domainers not interested are getting a little peeved. One only has to look at the post comments on thedomains regarding the new ticker to see the schism I wrote about before is widening.
Over the last year I have heard many suggestions, rants and complaints. They include things liked: I don't want to see anything about the new gtlds, Frank Schilling is a traitor, and I will not read a blog that accepts ads from new gtld registries, and many more.
So maybe there is a void and a Dot Com only blog may be the perfect blog for those who want to hear nothing or next to nothing about the new gtlds.
The new gtlds are here and they are not going away, Go Daddy the largest registrar is all in, acquisitions and divestitures have been made by other companies to gear up for them.
So maybe there is a demand for a dot com only blog, leave your opinion in the comments.