I noticed that Rick Schwartz hasn’t posted an article on his blog in over a month. His last post was published on January 27, and it is pretty clear that the graphics he shared were related to domain investors having to make decisions about the new gTLD domain names. Since the article was published, it has become an active, ongoing discussion with over 125 comments to date.
Over the weekend, I reached out to Rick to check in and make sure he’s doing alright since I had not heard from him in a while. I thought perhaps he was on his annual cruise and had taken an extra long vacation. Turns out, he is not on an extended vacation, and all is well with him.
With his permission, here’s what Rick shared about why he hasn’t written anything on his blog for over a month:
“After spending a year and a half articulating all the pitfalls of the GTlds, I decided once they came out, to sit on the sidelines, not say anything so no one can blame me for anything that might happen, as some already started to do. The pitfalls, both known and unknown that they are and will be experiencing, will be even bigger and greater than anything I have said so far.
I am on record and I won’t say another word. I’ll let the numbers and the events speak for themselves.”