There are 13 or 14 digits in a phone number that rings ever single phone in the world. Every single one. And when they run out, which they won't, they can add one more digit and they have TRILLIONS of more combinations. TRILLIONS more combinations!!! 12,345,678,901,234
There are 26 letters and 10 numerals. That spells out....more combinations. Unlimited combinations.
Then you can add a "DASH" and multiply infinity over and over and over again.
Then if you don't like .com you have .net, .org, .country codes, .mobi etc.
And that is before we get to "Personalization".
You may not own candy.com but you can own ZacksCandy.com or maybe BocaRatonCandy.com or SmithCandy.com. All superior to anything else other than your local country code but even in that case, you should own both.
The .com tells you exactly where to go and what medium to use to get there.
800 numbers do the same thing related to toll-free.
212 area code does the same thing.
101.7 and you know it is FM Radio
Channel 7 and you are likely talking a TV
The idea that .com domains are running out just makes no sense to me. There is no industry that a domain name can not be hand registered right now. NONE!
For less than the cost of a desk and chair you can buy a domain name that is better.
For the price of your first and last month deposit you can buy a better domain.
For the price of what it costs to open the most modest of stores and you can own a GEM!
Running out of dotcoms? Please! This is a losing argument.
Not in my lifetime nor anyone reading this today. It's nonsense and the numbers prove it.
So let's get to a substantive and more persuasive argument. At least inside the industry. We need to keep it real.