ICANN to allow commercial gTLDs

Jorge Amodio jmamodio at gmail.com
Thu Jun 23 18:29:31 CDT 2011


On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 12:10 PM, John Levine <johnl at iecc.com> wrote:
>>Lets say I want to apply for .WINE with commercial purposes, then what
>>is a ballpark figure for the funds/investment required ?
>
> I wouldn't try it with less than a million bucks in hand.  Beyond the
> ICANN application nonsense, you'd also want to budget something for
> running and promoting it for however long it takes to verify that it
> was a silly idea and then go bust.

My perception is that if you don't have access to ~$2M for that kind
of gTLD don't even waste your time.

(Does the $185K include the given gTLD cocktail party at the seasonal
ICANN meeting ?)

Cheers
Jorge




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