Big deal, New.net "stood up to ICANN". So does
everybody who takes advantage of their "open mike" time at ICANN meetings.
Standing up to ICANN doesn't take much more than a little public speaking practice.
New.net is now in a feeding frenzy, creating new extensions by the dozens.
Last time I checked, they had 79 extensions. That doesn't bode well for their
chances of being recognized as a serious applicant for a new TLD.
opinion, they're screwing those customers who bought in early, back when they started
with only 20 extensions ... which was pushing the envelope.
I'm one of their
customers, and now feel like New.net is nothing but a joke. I bought in not
knowing there would be 60 ADDITIONAL extensions, only a few months later. Why
would anyone buy that crap now, knowing New.net could claim hundreds or thousands
of extensions over the next year.
All that and only a fraction of internet
users have the ability to see those extensions. All that and all you have to
do is download a plug-in, or be limited to particular ISPs. Whoopee!
Four or five years from now, (after that many renewals), MAYBE they'll have the userbase
ICANN has now. Now, I knew that upfront. What I didn't know was that
they would flood their market with 4 times as many extensions as when they started.
In my opinion, they fucked their customers. The names I bought at the beginning
are fairly worthless now, even the generics. I probably won't bother renewing
Not to mention the latest New.net extension is being handed out for
free! That's right, for free! No free offerings to the customers who
enabled them to stay in business, but to large corporations who pay millions of dollars
to make movies, but are handed a $35.00 domain name, for free, to help promote their
movies. Allthewhile, most New.net customers are working hard for a living,
spending hard-earned money. I don't give a shit how successful they become,
it's an insult to their customers, and I'll not give such a company another nickel.