I thought now would be as good a good time to get a pulse on what the industry sees as a success and failure in the new domain name extension space. First let me just say, it’s still early, very early, and this will undoubtedly change over time. Also what metrics are important?
We all know that registries make money when people register and renew domains, but I personally think that the number of websites (quality website not made-for-adsense minisites) really gauges consumer interest in a new extension. I think it also comes down to team – a registry with a good team behind it has a much better chance of success than one that doesn’t.
So what do you think, what new gTLD has really hit it out of the park so far and why?