New TLDs - anyone taking the plunge

maflynn

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With the new TLDs slowly rolling out, anyone interested in jumping on them, as opposed to the tried and true (.com/.net/etc)?

I snagged a .computer one, nothing really major. I have some ideas of what I want to, and how the new TLDs may aide me in that.

I'm curious as to others feel about them
 

jtara

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I'm not having a problem with them.
See this post:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1717286

I tried the URLs shown there, and they indeed fail in the same way as described.

However, this seems related to the &^%$# combined navigation/search bar.

In fact, the new TLDs work, as long as you remember to prepend http:// to the URL.

I suppose you might also be able to just disable search.

Safari apparently isn't alone on this, and of course results with older browsers will vary:

http://domainincite.com/11673-apple-google-and-microsoft-still-dont-understand-new-tlds
 

maflynn

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See this post:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1717286

I tried the URLs shown there, and they indeed fail in the same way as described.

However, this seems related to the &^%$# combined navigation/search bar.

In fact, the new TLDs work, as long as you remember to prepend http:// to the URL.

I suppose you might also be able to just disable search.

Safari apparently isn't alone on this, and of course results with older browsers will vary:

http://domainincite.com/11673-apple-google-and-microsoft-still-dont-understand-new-tlds
I'm aware of that thread, as I posted in there, stating that the url/domain in question correctly resolved for me on OSX and iOS :)

I'm not saying there's no problems, but this thread is more about who's embracing them, then discussing any problems (which hopefully will be short term).
 

jtara

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I think this is going exactly where .biz went - nowhere. (Or, a graveyard for spam and low-quality sites.) There is nothing to embrace - unless you want to embrace consumer confusion.