Mike Mann wrote a Facebook post expressing his views on the .com Vs New gTLDs issue:
The new gTLD domains can sound very good and their industry can grow a bit for a while, but in the long run the sites launched with these extensions will confuse consumers and make the site owners look like scammers or weak unintelligent companies that cant afford a .com. .Com will keep going up in value as the Internet expands and marketers get smarter, as they are perpetually a value added flight to quality away from the confusing gTLD situation.
He then continued to make several other comments:
Dont fool yourself, they all keep diluting each other, the only buyers are speculators, hardly any long term sites yet
Here is an objective metric for you, all the Fortune 500 companies with the worlds best marketing people use .Com and still will a year from now and the year following.
If a company uses .Com the prospective customer only has to remember the branding on the left of the dot but if they use a gTLD they have to remember both sides, inferior branding, inferior recollection ability.
a long .Com is better than a short gTLD, and less expensive, more memorable, less confusion, etc
And I also probably have the best .Co collection which are better than any gTLD and they are very hard to sell too, even com is hard to sell.
Many people made comments including Donuts’s Paul Stahura:
“Com is full up. When was the last time you hand-registered a new .com? Lol “People” (trump voters or not) are used to progress. They want it, need it. As much as you might want to preserve the value of your decade old coms, good luck trying to stop that.”