Registry applicants need more than a business valuation - they need a framework for comparing competitive opportunity and the nature of the registry business.
Registry Valuations are as much about what is not included in the valuation as what is selected. As there are many registry applicants who seek the same gTLDs these registry rights can be strongly contested. Registry applicants need to have an evaluation of their proposed business and a net present valuation is the most accurate way to do that. In order to be useful what needs to be valued is the common ground - not the uniqueness...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