Any disadvantages to the ".name" domain

I'm considering buying a .name domain. Are there any practical differences between it and the established TLDs?

I read here that it is "unsponsored".

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Basically unsponsored means that TLD policies are set by ICANN in general and no specific group. For example the .edu domain is sponsored because an organization decides who may or may not own a .edu domain, is is reserved for academic institutions. Other than that the only disadvantage is that it is not yet popular, this could lead to some not being able to locate your site. If someone tells you to go to microsoft's site you would most likely type since .com is most popular, if that does not work you may try .net With .name, most people are not aware it even exists so you have to be very specific.

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