So it hasn't been a week to shout about for the new gTLD industry following the price hike of Uniregistry strings. Shows a complete lack of regulation and instability in what is meant to be a 'new era' for the internet.
Frank Schilling and Uniregistry have deserved the immediate consequences of this as Godaddy is not allowing any further registrations and transfers of any of its domains any more. Understandably so as it is the registrars who lose credibility and have to face up to all the customer enquiries and complaints.
I mentioned it has not been a good week, but what Godaddy have done could be the best thing to happen for new gTLDs as other registries will for sure not want to make the same mistake - you would think? especially when Donuts and others are not registrars themselves and rely on other outlets for registrations.
The new gTLD haters are already calling it an end, whereas the events of the past week could be an eye-opener for other registries and the start of more security, stability and transparency thanks to the response by Godaddy.
What do you guys think and how do you feel regarding your new gTLD investments?