Not a lot, but you can’t ignore that some people are choosing .com alternatives.
It’s no secret that usage of new top level domain names has been far below industry expectations. But that doesn’t mean people aren’t using them and using them in greater numbers.
I’m at the Podcast Movement conference in Anaheim promoting my PodcastGuests.com service. Yesterday I exchanged business cards with about 50 people.
Most of these people use .com addresses. As an audio conference, I wasn’t surprised to also see some .fm domain names. But there were also new top level domains. I came across both a .online and .life domain name yesterday.
I’ve noticed that a number of subscribers to my PodcastGuests.com service use new domain names. Yes, it’s still dominated by .com, but some users are finding new domain name choices to be a good alternative to a lower-quality domain in older TLDs like .com.
Slowly, but surely, true adoption of new TLDs is occurring.