So, I have 153 blog posts that I have written and never published. This is one of them. My thoughts, Franks thoughts on new extensions from the year 2000. I wrote this back in 2014. Get ready to DIE LAUGHING!
FOR THE RECORD and ON THE RECORD!
Do you know what the difference is between those two lines below that read EXACTLY THE SAME? Do ya??
I know a lot of you don't like my thoughts on the new extensions, but step back for a moment. Well let me tell you the difference. One was written in the year 2000 and one was written this morning.
So let's leave the hype and hysterics aside before we all puke! The numbers tell a pretty ugly story for anyone will to even scratch the surface of what is going on.
Deja vu all over again?
You need BOOTS to wade through all the crap I have been hearing the last few weeks. If you are normal, your head should be spinning and we have hardly begun. You know I love numbers and they paint the best picture. But what is almost as valuable and many times more valuable is history.
Would you like to be a fly on the wall and read the conversations of 1999 and 2000? Read my posts then as I am posting one below from the year 2000 talking about the NEW EXTENSIONS! Would you like to hear my thoughts? Frank's thoughts on Gtld's in the year 2000? Thoughts from many of the leading domainers that have survived the test of time? And many that have never been heard from again?
Here's just a tidbit of history Make sure you look at the date stamps. Make sure you draw a line from 2000 to 2014 and see where it goes:
"Good morning folks!!
I know a lot of you don't like my thoughts on the new extensions, but step back for a moment.
Let's use Owens pet.com example.
Will pets.biz make them more or less successful?
Will pets.aero make them more or less successful?
Will pets.info make them more or less successful?
Will pets.museum make them more or less successful?
Will pets.pro make them more or less successful?
Don't like that example?
Let's try it with Amazon.com or priceline.com
The fact is the new extensions are virtually meaningless. But if you WERE to speculate, and you guys still by worthless domains......it will still be worthless. Anything more than a ONE WORD new extension at THIS point in time is SILLLLLY.
Point is.....IF you DO get a GREAT .biz, it won't be GREAT until you build something GREAT there.
Look at human nature.....
He will type in porno.com
He MAY type in porno.net (1 in 100 at best)
He MAY type in porno.org (1 in 1000 at best)
The new extensions will get even less. Especially since the most you are likely to find there is a for sale sign.
I'd rather have a $1500 .com than a 100 .whatevers
As for .biz.......wait for the SALE!!!
Have a GREAT day!!
Mon Nov 20 08:13:15 2000 - 188.8.131.52 - message #7353
I want to be the first to go on record as stating that 2000/2001 will forever be remembered as "Year of the Do-Over". First the election and soon to be with the new GTLD's... this is a period in time when nobody seems to be prepared to take no as an answer. It would seem that the only way to settle things is through litigation and whining... Is anyone else feeling this trend?
Wed Nov 15 01:44:52 2000 - 184.108.40.206 - message #7004
Oh.. and by the way.. for the record.. ".info" will be a resounding failure globally. 10 years from now, the only people talking about .info will be the registries that are giving away two free .info's with every new .com purchased; and the suckers trying to give them away in the after market.
Sat Nov 18 00:05:30 2000 - 220.127.116.11 - message #7231