Information is power. Without sufficient data and unbiased expert knowledge every new registry walking into this highly competitive market is in a boat without a rudder. Even the most astute businessman who believes in his product is easy prey to their own bias. The companies, largely technology providers, who convinced businesses to open a new registry promise blue sky and easy sailing. They are selling the shovels and this is the new gold rush - but can you trust them?
Are the ones advising you without self interest?
Salespeople are wonderful. They tell you all the things you want to hear, build...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