There’s no doubt in my mind that the events we are witnessing and will be witnessing will be highlighted in the Internet’s history book. Now sure, we had gTLD introductions in the past as well but comparing those situations to ours doesn’t make sense.
Due to the sheer volume of extensions that are being released, it’s safe to say that we are dealing with something unprecedented and at the same time unpredictable.
In my opinion, being “here” (in other words, being domainers in 2014) is a privilege and no matter which side of the fence you’re on, I’m convinced you’ll have a lot to learn this year.
Some people think the new gTLD introduction is a good idea.
Some think it’s a bad idea.
Some think new gTLDs in general will gain traction.
Some think they won’t.
Some think there are lots of opportunities for domainers.
Some think there aren’t.
… the list could go on and on.
I love the fact that we as domainers are able to engage in such discussions because being exposed to all sorts of different arguments ultimately puts us in a better position to make informed decisions.
I hope things will continue in this manner and most importantly, I hope the domaining industry will prove to be mature enough to generate rational as opposed to emotional debates. Civilized as opposed to heated. Constructive as opposed to destructive.