Well, from my perspective, although there are still hundreds and maybe millions of domain name variations left, in this day and age, you're lucky if you can find a valuable dot-com domain that has been reserved even if your business name is something creative like zoom, zumba or zerola.
We all know, there aren't too many valuable domains left (top level domains) and in my opinion a day will come, maybe in the near future - maybe not - when as a people we either demand from or propose to the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) or ICANN a new top level domain (TLD) or they'll see the necessity themselves, if they haven't already.
Is it the time this issue should be looked at?
I might be viewing this from an SEO mindset but even if I was, the average new startup is generally lucky to find their trademark available as a domain name or they have to come up with some whimsical concoction of words related to their industry - or not, because finding a decent domain name is almost impossible - most of the times these days, at best, you're happy if you can come up with some configuration of your trademark. This isn't really fair.
Does anyone foresee a plan or are there any hosting/domain name experts out there who know about this topic and maybe have some answers?
We've all heard that IP addresses are running out so how does that play in too? Maybe it's not even possible to create another new top level domain, is it?