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    The end of .com
    What are your views on the new Domains coming in next year. Will Merchants change from .com to . their store name. Will having .anything make any difference at all.

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    Don't think it's the end of the .com at all. I was reading about all that recently. Just for branding purposes, something.com is the easiest to remember and it's just so ingrained with people, the new domains will just cause a lot of confusion. It might be good for more online stuff but for an overall domain, I would always go for a .com.

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    Totaly agree about confusion. What will the fee stucture for the new Domains be based ?

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    the story that I read about this indicated that while the pricing hadn't been set, the TLDs will likely cost tens of thousands of dollars.

    Hopefully ICANN has considered all the squatting that has gone on in the past and will set up checks against preventing activity on this new offering.

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    In some ways that just raises the value of .com, a way of showing the world you've been around a while, like having a toll-free number that starts with 800 rather than 877.
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    Agreed.

    And I don't see how "visit us at www.pepsi.pepsi" is going to work effectively. Dot com has become ingrained in society.
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    A few years ago when they added .biz and others, there was a lot of hype to reserve your .biz domain, "they'll go fast". Well, admittedly, I spent good money to reserve several (seems like it cost me $25 each), and the rest is history...



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    The end of .com? IMHO, not even a ripple on the surface of the pond.
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    With pricing set at $50,000 to $500,000 for your .whatever domain extension it will only be the very premium .com's that might be affected.

    A new extension is not going to get the direct navigation hits that a popular single word .com would get and would require considerable expense for branding.

    On the other hand, the subdomain possibilities could make the vanity extension look real appealing, eg. breast.cancer, lung.cancer, skin.cancer, prostate.cancer, etc.

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    when i tell some people my site.net, they still type site.net.com... so I think .com is still the standard for a long time.
    probably the porn names will be the 1st to sell for big $.

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    Xerox, Band-Aid, Jello-O Kleenex, Jacuzzi, linoleum, escalator and bubble wrap are all powerful brands - so powerful in fact that they all have become synonymous with the common name of the relevant product or service. Same with .com it's the de facto standard and, it always will be, end of story.

    That said, the new extensions can offer many great opportunities - we are marketers right?
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    Dot com has become the defacto standard. Just as horses were the defacto standard for travel and fax machines were the standard for accellerating mail delivery. Creating new standards is simply a matter of time, branding and re-programming the mindset of the internet user at large.

    So while I do not see the dot com world being affected in the immediate future, I never say never.
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    <fast forward 25 years into the future>

    Teenager1: My dad is so old, he used to have dot com websites.
    Teenager2: My mom is so old, she used a keyboard and a mouse.
    Teenager3: That's nothing, my dad is so old he used to have an iPhone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mack
    <fast forward 25 years into the future>

    Teenager1: My dad is so old, he used to have dot com websites.
    Teenager2: My mom is so old, she used a keyboard and a mouse.
    Teenager3: That's nothing, my dad is so old he used to have an iPhone.
    Teenager 4: My dad is so old that he still tells us stories about some company called Google.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Hamilton
    Teenager 4: My dad is so old that he still tells us stories about some company called Google.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Hamilton
    Teenager 4: My dad is so old that he still tells us stories about some company called Google.

    Teenager 5 : Duh ! What daft idea! A company with the same name as our planet!

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    Teenager 6 : My grand dad is so old he remembers the Internet before the Neuralnet with comlink implants, audio/video exciters, and distributed googlebrain processors rendered it obsolete...

    Teenager 7 : My grand dad is so old he remembers archaic items such as...
    Television
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    Quote Originally Posted by HecticDMC

    And I don't see how "visit us at www.pepsi.pepsi" is going to work effectively. Dot com has become ingrained in society.
    But I could see a commercial with a line of text at the bottom that says Point your browsers to drink.pepsi

    Just like how in the 90's the commercials said buy this product blah blah AOL Keyword [insert company]

    That doesn't mean that .com is going away though. I don't see that happening at all.

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    I'm so freaking old I played the first-ever adventure game -- on a mainframe.

    xyzzy, y'all.

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    I'm so freaking old I played the first-ever adventure game -- on a mainframe.
    Sounds like we need a whole new thread for that one "what was your first ever computer game"

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