Company valuations are not really that difficult. Unless of course the company doesn't exist yet! This is very much the case with the new gTLD registries.
On the first few we did it required extensive research, acid testing hypotheses, and going down a lot of dead in roads. We needed to ensure that the final valuation was realistic and something that would actually be of use. What would the point be if it was just a guess. When we sat back and looked at the final results - we think we have really cracked it!
How did we do it?
The short answer...Read more
Where does market reality meet new gTLD registry expectations?
It is interesting the so many of the "technology focused consultants" when asked about market size or potential registry valuations answer with replies like "its too difficult to be very specific about market size but there are 230 million domains registered - don't you want a part of that?" or "whatever the price is at auction on the day". Market size is a critical part of any registry valuation, and if a valuation cannot be clear and concise with references to the actual data used to form an opinion - it isnt...Read more