ICANN opens up Pandora's Box of new TLDs

Ken Simpson ksimpson at mailchannels.com
Thu Jun 26 23:28:51 UTC 2008

Has anyone been able to figure out what it will cost to secure a  
completely un-contested tld? I haven't been able to find proposed fees  
anywhere. I think it will be a practical necessity for all  
organizations to secure their own TLD at the outset, lest someone else  
secure it for them and leave it up to the court of arbitration.

.. And where, pray-tell, will the mega cash from the TLD auctions be  
going? Surely ICANN doesn't need a multi-billion $ annual budget, but  
if these TLD auctions go the way of the cellular auctions, there's a  
good potential for that kind of an outcome.

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