The majority of the domain community doesn’t want ICANN to approve new domains.
[Editors note: this is the tenth in a series of posts with results from the 2006 Domain Name Wire survey. The complete results of the survey will be posted soon.]
Only 45% of respondents in our survey were in favor of additional top level domains (e.g. .biz, .info). Perhaps the community is tired of seeing top level domains “dilutedâ€ by new extensions. This theory is reinforced by this fact: only 28% of domainers that own 1,000+ domains want to see new extensions. These domainers are big players who likely have a stronghold on the .com market. Domains.info can create confusion with their Domains.com portfolio.
However, 63% of respondents do want to see the .xxx domain approved. My theory is that this domain is unique enough to spark interest and serves a particular interest. It might be a long time before we see the .xxx domain become reality. Here are some previous stories of interest about the .xxx domain: