My thoughts regarding this article...
From a .INFO / .BIZ registrant perspective, I'm miffed how badly these new TLDs have been managed while ICANN seems to be ignoring the whole situation. Applications "lost", bogus IP claims, illegal lotteries, and general incompetence all around...
But from a .COM registrant perspective, I'm so relieved and happy!! My businesses are going to save tens of thousands of dollars by not having to worry about all these new TLDs - and at the same time .COM domains have just become more valuable and will remain so for the foreseeable future.
The article hit on to something few people have considered - .COM is so valuable that it's in ICANN's interest (big business) to make sure new TLDs fail; this should not come as any surprise to anyone who use to read the Domain-Policy list where the demise of new TLDs was long predicted.
Domain Policy List Archives - late 1999 to May-24-2001 (the end) - about 20 MB
Anyways, it's a great day in .COM land! Thanks again for ICANN for everything!! :-;