The Domain Market is irrational but does that mean your registry should be on Pricing?
The graph above represents the spectrum of potential retail prices and the corresponding number of domains with equal or greater estimated rational value to that price. The question is that if the world was rational and transparent then what number of domains could justify a value above retail. In this illustrated example the greatest number of domains multiplied by the retail price shows that based of the extensions inherent value the best fit for retail price is $50 per domain. Of course the world isn't rational,...Read more
The Business You Didn't Expect to Run
When you were approached about having your own registry we are sure they didn't focus on what would be required to run the registry effectively or the costs that come with it. They probably talked about the immense opportunity and how wildly successful it could be. That is true, but you need to understand the sweet and the sour. Registries don't run themselves and regardless of what they tell you – you do not want a technology provider running your registry for you.
Outsource or Hire Talent
Human resources like technology are always a question of...Read more