ICANN to allow commercial gTLDs
jmamodio at gmail.com
Mon Jun 20 18:38:11 CDT 2011
185K is just the application few, the process includes some
requirements to have a given amount of dough for operations in escrow,
add what you need to pay attorneys, "experts"
, lobbyists, and setup and staff a small corporation even if you plan
to outsource part of the dayt-2-day operations to a back end operator,
you can easy reach a $2M figure just to start playing on that level.
And BTW, there is no guarantee you will get it, and that the NTIA will
give green light to IANA to add it.
And after the last pissing contest between the ICANN BoD and GAC, we
still need to see how everything will play out.
Yesterday's vote was just for the cameras, the program was approved
long time ago, the staff just got the directive to start implementing,
but there are still many holes in the process.
All those part now the ICANN ecosystem are celebrating in fantastic
parties while the developing world supposedly has to be happy because
they reserved $2M (when the organization has at least a $70M/yr
running budget) for assistance...
The circus continues, Jon Postel watching from above the root zone ...
My $185,000 - 184,998.
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