Check minute 37:19 on this You Tube video dated September 2011.
Matt Cutts is the head of Google’s Webspam team and he is the person to answer the magic question everyone invloved in a new gTLD project wants to hear the answer : will a new Top-Level Domain affect Search Engine Optimization (SEO) ?
Let's "re-question" here :
- Will I be better indexed in Google if my web site which deals about wine has a domain name ending in .wine?
- Will this web site be better positionned if I use www.mywebsite.wine instead of www.mywebsite.com?
Well...Google starts to talk and a new video from Matt Cutts is coming on new gTLDs :-)