Some Considerations For New TLD Operators From A Registrar Perspective

New gTLDs are going to be the topic that gets most people’s attention at next week’s ICANN meeting with the decision on whether ICANN will approve the Applicant Guidebook and launch the new gTLD programme. ICANN is intending to announce the programme launch on 20 June.Michele Neylon of Blacknight Solutions has pondered whether this will happen or not, saying it will happen at some time.”From a registrar perspective I have very grave concerns that some of the applicants might be more than a little naive in their expectations,” writes Neylon.”Let me explain.”With or without vertical integration a domain extension’s success will depend on the marketplace. Put another way, if nobody registers domain names then your registry will fail.”It’s that simple.”To read Neylon’s article in full, see: