I recently built one of my overarching brands with the gTLD .network and I sort of regret it now. Short story, I have over 100 city domains I am developing and rather than spending $500 a month on emails for each I thought I would brand them together as a network from a business perspective so email cost would be just the $5 for the one by pushing all contacts and business relationships through it. The problem I am encountering is some websites (affiliates, advertising, etc) do not recognize the .network as a proper domain extension causing application forms to error out stating invalid email address. This is the main purpose for picking up the domain, a form of communication among the entire network (SEO, SEM, etc doesn’t even matter to me for this particular domain in this case). Conclusion.... my first usecase for a gTLD and besides the higher renewal fees, any kinds of disadvantages with brand interpretations or radio test (with a little know extension), I am having functionality issues as well. So... back to my old ways - I will only be registering TLDs (99% .com). I didn’t see many advantages to owning a gTLD before this experience and after finally trying one out I am more confident than ever .com will always be king and the more crap extensions put on the domain market, the more confusing, diluted and harder it is for the dev community and average Joe to keep up. Personal advice, just buy a .com. 🤷♂️ What are your thoughts and experiences with gTLDs? Have they worked out well for you?