Good News – I Was Wrong…But Not as Wrong As I Would Like

This morning I wrote a post about an annoying bug I found while trying to check-out some new gTLD websites on my iPhone. I had some solid comments including a few readers who noted they experienced the same problem on their Android phone. One of my readers with an iPhone noted that it looks like this problem had been fixed in a recent iOS update.

So I looked in the good old setting menu and noticed I had an update. After running the update, viola, the new gTLDs were suddenly being treated just like .COM, phew.

However as the title of this post says, I wish I was completely wrong, it does sound like this problem still exists on Android so I’m hoping that more of my readers with Android phones can comment and let me know if they experience the same problem.

As you all know I’m a pretty big fan of the new gTLDs so anything holding them back is disappointing to me and as many of you know I’m never one to be afraid to take a stand. I do believe that widespread adoption of many new gTLDs will take place, yes, it will take time but with the big boys like Apple clearly making a change for the better that process will happen even quicker.

Now it sounds like Google just needs to follow in Apple’s footsteps…

{ 4 comments… add one }

  • Tripp August 11, 2014, 6:05 pm

    You are also wrong about the gtlds as a whole, Morgan. Those duds are going down faster than Monica did on Bill.

    I doubt you will have the guts to publish this.

    • Morgan August 12, 2014, 2:14 pm

      @Tripp – published! You are always welcome to share your opinion on my blog. Just remember, as I have repeated about a million times now, I don’t think the new gTLDs are going to be good investments, but I do think they offer good development opportunities for startups and small businesses.

      Nobody has a crystal ball so there’s no right answer here, just assumptions. I’m still laser-focused on investing in .COM, period.

  • Tristan August 11, 2014, 6:10 pm

    Like you mentioned, Apple fixed the issue in iOS8. Tested Safari & Chrome without issues.

  • Jothan Frakes August 11, 2014, 6:36 pm

    Not all safari are created equal, and if you try more recently root-added tlds on that safari you may find that they don’t work like .com – depending upon what platform.

    Chrome actually is doing it better on most platforms