Originally posted by Lubeca
I'm not a very technical person, but as I understand it what you buy is not myname.shop but myname.shop.new.net. The plug-in enables people to get to your web site without having to put .new.net at the end.
Unless ICANN suddenly decides that .shop is going to be an offical TLD and New.net wins the contract to run the TLD there is no chance whatsoever that the New.net domains will ever work without plug-ins.
Is this going to happen?
Are pigs going to fly?
This is the most important post in this thread.
What exactly are the chances of ICANN suddenly approving .shop etc and then awarding the contract to new.net?
Let's say I went and bought my.shop from new.net right now.
In a years time ICANN decide to approve a .shop TLD and some company wins the right to distribute them.
Guess just how much my my.shop I registered with new.net is worth?
Sweat sod-all because it still won't work - in fact my.shop will go to whoever buys that domain from the people officialy running the TLD.
Anyway that's all "in theory".
Answer to original question - walk/run away from new.net and buy proper domain names only.