All of the posts saying "Don't add new gTLDs" or "only add one new gTLD" are being
written by spectulators and cybersquatters. These people own lots of "dot com" names
for sale and don't want to lose money. You can identify these people be reading things
1) All existing domain name holders (ie: me) should get first pick if
new gTLDS are added.
2) I am opposed to adding new gTLD's because it would cause
confusion among my clients, the public, or the Net users.
3) Don't introduce new
gTLDS until trademark issues are sorted out. (read: stall the process until I can
sell of my "dot com" names)
If you read all the posts on this entire forum.
There are those who support the addition of new gTLDs (the general public) and thos
who don't want new gTLDs (owners of existing "dot com" names) to be added to the
root. But, regardless of the reasons they give to support their claim that new gTLDs
should not be added there is a common theme among all of them:
"Don't add new names,
because it is not in my best financial interest to do so yet. Let's wait awhile until
it serves my needs better"
The best one that I have seen is the one that appeals
to your sense of helping other people - 'instead of adding new gTLDs let's instead
just increase the use of ccTLDs to help poor people in third world countries improve
At best all this can be described as: FUD (fear,uncertainty,doubt)
people have no interest in what is best for the Net community as a whole, they are
just concerned about their precious investment that they have made in hoarding "dot
com" names to resell to businesses at a tidy profit. Do not buy into these arguments.
Ask yourself these questions while reading their posts:
1) Who will benefit from
what this person is suggesting?
2) Does this person own a domain reselling business?
(Or, is there a financial conflict of interest involved?)
3) Does this post use
FUD (fear,uncertainty,doubt) to try to make a point about why new domains shouldn't
I think if you view these "anti gTLD" posts with a fresh perspective
you will see that the only people who are against the idea are those who stand to
lose money if it happens.
This has been going on since 1994. The addition of new
gTLDs into the root names servers is technically an easy thing to do. For example,
look at the addition of the INT domain (.int). Someone decided to add it. The decision
was made. The domain was added to the root servers. It was that easy! But, the reason
that .web, .shop, .arts and others haven't been added already is that there are a
bunch of people and businesses who stand to lose a LOT of money if this happens.
So,what do they do? THEY STALL THE PROCESS ! It has been in a stalemate for over
5 years now because some people, somewhere are paying a lot of money to prevent this
from happening. This is not a technical decision - it is a political decision. So,
it is about time that we stopped caring about the financial interests of a select
few and started thinking about the needs of the Internet users as a whole.
new gTLDs now !