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||Kodo, you made a point against yourself.
Let's count: In your example you gave 9 .com domain names, which are
currently reoffered at high prices.|
You say, that these names are not to be registered
at reasonable prices anymore within the existing gtlds and therefore new gtlds are
Kodo, this is a very week point you made, because the following 6 of these
9 names can be registered at 70$ whitin the existing gtlds:
MortgagesInternational.net and .org.
CheaperMortgages.net and .org.
If you say, that .net and .org is less "interesting" than .com, then
you must live with the answer that .web or any other new gtld will be less interesting
than .com, too and therefore no new gtld has to be added at all.
A good thing with
new gtlds would be to give the Internet a chance of a better order, but as no control
to force people respect that possible order is wanted (I think no one would appreciate
an Internet police watching how and where you register you domain names) this remains
nothing more than a hope.
But: Adding new gtlds makes sense, if you can overcome
the existing trademark problems with it and if you want to give all the people who
pre-registered a domain name a chance (by the way: I am among them ...).
try to tell me, that new gtlds are "necessary" because no names are available anymore:
2/3 of the names you gave in your example ARE available!