Who benefits by the proposed new generic TLD's?
property attorneys (increased number of disputes)
Registrars (more names to register
and need to register for protection of existing domain names)
Would be speculators
Everyone else (increased confusion)
Existing domain name owners (need
to register new extensions for existing names)
that I want to go into the book business. Books.com,.net,.org are gone.
"Books." is available still in many country TLD's, and it is available in country
.com's (like Books.com.pe). In addition, HowardsBooks.com (and .net,.org) is
available (as is JoesBooks.com, HeathersBooks.com, PhilsBooks.com, LindasBooks.com,
etc). So is NewarkBooks.com, FloridaBooks.com, CaliforniaBooks.com, etc., etc.
To say that we are running out of domain names is absurd. And, these are not
especially creative examples.
With all of the country TLD's available, there are
entrepreneurial opportunities available for people in every country in the world.
The use of the country TLD's provides an opportunity for income to countries all
around the world.
The prime .com's are gone and some people are jealous that someone
else registered a name that is now very valuable. Why mess things up for everyone
else? Books.com will still be worth a fortune. Who will be entitled to
Books.web or Books.shop?
There is one, and only one, gTLD that I would agree benefits
the Internet community at large: create the .xxx gTLD. Let this be an
easy way to identify "adult" web sites.