New gTLD Registries cannot own their domains! - or can they?
Traditionally registries have been forbidden from owning domains other than for those “reasonable and necessary for the management and operations of the TLD.” New applicants seem to believe that the separation between Registry – Registrar – Registrant doesn’t exist anymore. If those restrictions still exist a number of applicant business plans will be cut to ribbons.
This issue is addressed in Specification 9, section 1, REGISTRY CODE OF CONDUCT of the New GTLD Agreement Specifications page 54.
1.In connection with the operation of the registry for the TLD, Registry Operator will not, and...Read more
Registry Strategy has created a framework of valuing new gTLD registries
This isn't a blue sky valuation. It is a ground up valuation based on facts and industry data. It doesn't just provide a number - it provided you a tool for designing your registry.
Creating this framework wasn't easy. It took considerable dilligence to find the right balance and include the wide facet of variables. In essence it is 15 years of executive domain experience wrapped into one concensous opinion. We now feel extremely confident in this registry framework. The valuation calculator allows you to change variables while explicitely showing you...Read more