1034 New GTLDs (NGTLDs) are added to the internet . I can see lot of paid posts across blogs of domainers and also many promos on NGTLDs every where. A friend of mine recently asked me .XYZ registry is giving a promo of 1 cent for new names registration , Is it worth registering some? He also went ahead to register some and told me why cant you try putting 10 USD for fun , you can get 1000 names to play around.. Another guy told many senior .com investors are registering loads of .XYZ names , one of the Investor has registered 40K names.
My Polite response to the same friend is I dont have the time for .CRAP . Almost all NGTLDs are as good as .CRAP , very few will really survive in longterm. They worth for nothing , clearly the registries managing those NGTLDs are the only one profiting apart from ICANN adding additional funds to their reserves from this program. I cant see the future of NGTLDs survival in long term, perhaps very few NGTLDs can survive out of the total 1034 new GTLDs added internet , also 287 new applications are In progress as of today. Please do not waste your money and efforts focusing on new GTLDs. Specially Indian businesses , never consider to use those crap names for your businesses. Many of these registries will collapse , also clearly .IN is opt for your business and if you have global ambitions look for .COM or .Net or .ORG ..etc GTLDs in addition to owning a .IN name.
On a different note I have also analysed the top 100 Alexa websites. CCTLDs has a bright future, 38 CCTLDs has a place out of 100 and 62 has taken by established GTLDs like .COM / .Net / .Org .