I thought you might find this provocative Facebook sponsored advertisement from Minds & Machines to be interesting, and perhaps even humorous. As you can see, the headline says “Dot Com is Dead” and the text below it reads “Long live the new Top Level Domains.”
Clicking the link takes you directly to the Minds & Machines website, where you can reserve gTLD domain names in the .best, .casa, .ceo, .cooking and .horse extensions.
It certainly seems to be wishful thinking on the part of Minds & Machines, and Ron Jackson’s weekly domain name sales report on DNJournal would seem to indicate otherwise.
I’d love to ask Minds & Machines CEO Antony Van Couvering if he really thinks “.com is dead” or if he was just trying to drive traffic with a suggestive headline.