It’s the end of dot .com era, according to a Brisbane publication

Australians are getting ready for .Melbourne and other gTLDs.

Australians are getting ready for .Melbourne and other gTLDs.

“Forget the dotcom era, its time for new top-level domain names – And new domain millionaires?”

This bold tweet, made by Australian journalist, Lucy Battersby, links to her article in Brisbane Times, an Australian online publication.

The article, titled “Old dotcom era gives way to new top-level domains“, introduces the publication’s readers to the brave new world of gTLDs.

“The dotcom era is ending, but not because of any sudden decline in online participation. Quite the opposite – over the next few months the internet will expand from 22 top-level domains to nearly 1400, including non-latin script domains for the first time.”

An analysis of the gTLD application process follows, including references to the biggest gTLD applicant, Donuts, Inc.

The article appears to be overly enthusiastic in its predictions, and it covers the role of the Australian government and local businesses, both applying for and opposing gTLD applications.

Definitely an interesting read about how gTLDs are perceived “down under.

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8 Responses to “It’s the end of dot .com era, according to a Brisbane publication”
  1. Dante says:

    Yeah, it’ll now be known as the era of .schlock – since all the other gTLDs have been such a run-away success, adding thousands more is just what is needed.

  2. DomainGang says:

    Dante – Here’s what I kept from the article:

    1. Australians (and New Zealanders) have a different perception about domains and the Internet, and .com’s in particular.
    2. Donuts, Inc. has a huge financial backing disproportionate to the overall size of the domain industry.
    3. A lot of decisions are made behind closed doors and some matters turn political.

  3. Kassey says:

    I recently dropped my domain used for over 10 years and instead got a .com because it’s cheaper and much easier to manage via Godaddy than my local ISP.

  4. HowieCrosby says:

    This reaction will be great for “extra super short” new glad flips!

  5. says:

    I still believe that .Com will be the desired gTLD for the foreseeable future, but your right there are defiantly some people who are going to cash in on these nTLD’s.

  6. HowieCrosby says:

    Put it this way and the many more short varieties are set to make some money, but I would say that is it.

  7. DomainGang says:

    Howie – In Australia things are done “upside down”, so it’d have to be, and unfortunately.

    Ready for some beer.cold ?

  8. HowieCrosby says:

    Haha we are waiting for a million variants! What in the World is going to happen?

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