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||Wed, October 3, 2001 at 2:46 AM GMT
||Microsoft Internet Explorer V5.5 using Windows NT 5.0
||The value of INFO
Generally I agree with your assessment and most participants
in this forum will likely do too. The question is how will the world view these TLDs.
In my mind INFO next to ".org" and the lower ".gov", represent the most natural extensions
to intuitive surfing. On the other hand, had Afilias put some more thinking into
the true potential of INFO, this would have become a different picture.|
should become a "category killer" at a time when most search-engines and portals
shed their objectivity in favor of paid- rankings, .INFO would have slipped in nicely
into the public perception as the first source of pertinent information.
still happen, provided Afilias recovers and re-distributes the "hijacked" names that
represent the weight of the extension and enough owners spend the time and effort
in turning their holdings into meaningful destinations.
This extension will change
a few rules however its success will most definitely depend on the quality of its
As for other niche extensions such as biz, aero, museum etc.. I think
these are destined to follow CC, WS and TV into the land of obscurity..