Recently, I have been tangling with Rick Schwartz on Twitter (nested replies). His upset may have started last month when I commented on his blog and wrote about his bashing of new TLDs on this website.
I wasn't looking for trouble when things went south, I was just defending my view that new gTLDs like .nycs (geoTLDs) and .tech or .toys (keyword gTLDs) are not aimed at domain investors but they do provide end users a real option to acquire a perfect fit domain name at a great price when the .com is out of reach (being used or offered for sale at a price the end user cannot justify).
Rick's position seems to be that either the end user should stump up the cash for the .com or choose an alternate version of their name but stick to .com. It's a shame that Rick resorted to name calling and not to addressing the points I made - we could have had a great discussion but he muddied the water, it got a bit weird and I'm not sure why!
Back in 2013 the …