Many people like to make their opinions known when it comes to domaining. Some attach their name to it and can provide hard data on what they have done and why they see things the way they do.
Others speak anonymously from behind a keyboard with just a username and avatar. Most don’t provide any hard data on what they have done.
As we enter a new decade we now have an adequate sample size of comments and commenters.
In this article we take a look at 5 prognostications that have not aged well.
Frank Schilling 2013 – Speaking at The Digital Marketing & gTLD Strategy Congress conference. “.Com will become like AM radio” Safe to say .Com is SiriusXM the radio people are willing to pay for.
Andrew Knibbe 2011 – In a guest post on JohnChow.com. “Domain investing party is officially over”. The party is from over and Mr. Knibbe is now Head of Product at @seekjobs.
Evan Williams 2011 – One of the founders of Twitter wrote a post back in 2011, 5 reasons domains are less important. Evan must have had second thoughts as he deleted the post years later.
Fred Krueger 2014 – At NamesCon the Minds + Machines executive said Com would be dead in 10 years. In 2015 Mr.Krueger left the company to focus on Mozart , a website building, hosting and management service he founded. Mozart is currently listed for sale by the registry as I believe they repossessed the domain name when it expired.
Lou Kerner 2000 – The former Goldman Sachs analyst and IdeaLab CEO said this about .tv, “I thought from the start that .tv could be bigger than .com.” I have probably written more about the .tv extension than anyone else on the planet. I wish it were true, but it certainly is not remotely true.
Hope you enjoyed the trip back through memory lane.