The inherent advantage ccTLDs will have over newgTLDs


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  1. Dave says:

    Why would new gtlds even compete with cctlds? New gtlds will be targeted globally, cctlds to their country of origin mostly. I don’t think gtlds longer than 3 letters will do well, as we have seen in the past.

    • mediawizard says:

      There are a lot of ccTLDs that can be and are used globally, mostly because they mean something more than just the country origin.

      For example – .in is used in USA, UK, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, Poland, Japan, Korea, Vietnam etc – primarily because it can be used to denote the preposition ‘in’ or even as a short form of ‘internet’, ‘international’, ‘insurance’, etc.

      Similarly, other refashioned cctlds have been used outside their geo ref – .tv being the best example, others include .co, .me, .ws etc.