Every once in a while I download all my stats and look at a detailed view and study them. I did not have to study long as I got to the very last name on the list of domains in that specific portfolio and got struck in the eye? A domain which several years back was getting 750-1000 daily uniques is now getting more than 10x that. Or should I say 10xxx that?
I should also say thanks to ICM Registry and .XXX since they are one of the reasons my traffic and earnings have increased 10 fold. Just LOVE CONFUSION!!! So that is why I NEVER see the gTLD's as a threat. I see it as an OPPORTUNITY!!!! And why wouldn't I? I have PROOF, DATA, STATS and EARNINGS!
Human nature and human behavior is easier to predict than the stock market or the ponies. I have been seeing it for a very long time on a multitude of things in many industries because they are all the same. Every pond has their big fish and water.
Now let me take it one step further. I can ABSOLUTELY GUARANTEE that the owner of xxxyyyyyy.xxx does not get 1/6000 the traffic than the xxxyyyyyy.com gets. But of course that is because I am drafting off .xxx as an entire TLD and not the .xxx domain itself. That my friends is important information and $$Valuable$$ information with the coming gTLD's. Lots of $$$ to be made, but not in the way many think. And if my xxxyyyyyy.xxx does 10,000 a day I can guess that xxx.com is likely much much more.
Have a GREAT Day!