The world of real estate dot-coms
is, by anyone's lights, fragmented.
Fortunately, with the dot-com
shakeout, advertisers are finding cheaper deals and a general willingness by portals to work on more media-rich innovations.
currently does not block out these variant names when a multi-lingual domain is registered.
It probably goes without saying that, given the time frame you're working on at a dot-com
, you can't afford too many surprises or mishaps; paradoxically, the breakneck speed practically dictates them.
While many dot-com
companies are in trouble, there is still a tremendous need for space, so the timing of the program is still relevant.
com has emerged, of late, as the whipping boy of the dot-com
In the early 2000s, the burst of the dot-com
bubble also meant dissolution for many of the online broker pioneers.
I had thousands of emails from dot-com
employees informing me of the goings on in their companies," writes Kaplan.
It's a lesson many dot-coms
learned the hard way as they burned through cash in an attempt to quickly gain market share.
The rest--the "pure play" dot-coms
that bet on sufficient consumer interest in travel, pets or auctions, could very soon be knocking on portal doors begging to be let in--or bought out.
Putting references to The Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again" aside, participants agreed that survival in the dot-com
industry hinges on the same basic business principles as survival in more traditional industries.
About 150 dot-com
companies have failed in the past year, and dot-coms
have eliminated nearly 42,000 jobs during that period.