I just now noticed that del.icio.us redirects to delicious.com…
I personally always liked the .us url, I thought it was clever and unique. But, I can definitely see how it may confuse some users, and I know that I always had to spell it out for friends that weren’t familiar with the site. Yet, delicious.com used to redirect to del.icio.us, so the usability issue for type in traffic shouldn’t have been a big problem. Which would leave me at a branding debate, and I think this one is simply a matter of opinion. .com’s are obviously much more recognizable buy a much broader audience, but on the same note, delicious’s userbase tends to be pretty web savvy.
Sooo… wtf mate? Why did delicious make the switch to .com?
UPDATE: Apparently delicious made this change back in July with the 2.0 version, I just didn’t notice till now because my browser is still cached with del.icio.us! My question still stands though: wtf?