As ACRO commented last week on a post at TheDomains.com, “Those that blindly support a crazy-priced gTLD extravaganza are equally clueless as those that fully refuse to partake in the new namespace expansion.”
I’ve got my plan, and will execute it in my own way, with a fixed amount to invest and with an actual strategy to support my buying approach.
Judging by comments I’ve read on my blog and elsewhere, I believe there are many people who are hoping the new gTLD domain names will usher in another “gold rush” in the domain name space, and there will be many great new opportunities to hand register valuable domain names. Sadly, for the most part, I don’t think this is going to happen, despite the fact that I do think we will eventually see some new extensions take off quite successfully. http://www.domaininvesting.com/hopeful-new-gtld-investors/
..."that those new gTLDs that really succeed to brand themselves as something special, within a community or a particular kind of organization have great chances to become popular and successful up to a point where their customers might prefer the .org over the .com version. But it also shows that those that do not succeed will be populated with spam, porn and low-quality sites".
With the new gTLDs coming out within the year, I predict we are going to see hundreds or even thousands of speculators spending millions of dollars on new domain names. Many people will think they’re going to strike it rich with their investments. Most probably won’t do much research on domain investing. There are going to be people who lose a lot of money. http://www.domaininvesting.com/advice-new-domain-investors/
"I voted for Frank Schilling, aware that three time’s a charm but four time’s a true recognition of a man’s worth. Like Alexander the Great, Frank’s too large for this humble industry. Some said his jersey now needs to be retired, as we ran out of hats! Either way, the future looks bigger and better, with Uniregistry assuming a key role in the roll-out of gTLDs".