Eric Lyon made an announcement tonight that Namepros is creating a new “gTld section” that will be a place for a discussion of gTlds. Currently this will consist of .info, .biz and .mobi. This is being done in anticipation of the new gTlds coming out later in the year and next year.
I have thought for a long time that the traffic will spike on both Namepros and Dn Forum with the introduction of new tlds. You will get the new tld enthusiasts starting a lot of threads from discussion to showcase to sales and appraisal threads. This will certainly bring a response from those who are not in favor of the new tlds and tend to be .com and strong cctld investors.
The launches of .mobi and .co certainly brought about a spike in traffic along with a lot of animated and heated discussions. Now these forums will be looking at 20 new tlds a week in the future. It will bring traffic and should bring advertising dollars from the new registries.
Having a separate area will give those not interested in the new tld hoopla to be able to discuss other aspects of domaining without the constant .shop is the new .com vs .shop sucks etc…
Namepros has also started specific sub forums for .CO and .Me to join the .de subforum and the .tv subforum.