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
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