06 Jul '18, 9am

New gTLD fees could be kept artificially high

New gTLD fees could be kept artificially high Kevin Murphy , July 6, 2018, 09:06:33 (UTC), Domain Policy More windfalls for ICANN? It’s possible that application fees for new gTLDs could be artificially propped up in order to discourage gaming. In the newly published draft policy recommendations for the next new gTLD round, ICANN volunteers expressed support for keeping fees high “to deter speculation, warehousing of TLDs, and mitigating against the use of TLDs for abusive or malicious purposes”. It’s one of the ideas posed in the the Initial Report on the New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Policy Development Process , published this week. It recommends that ICANN continues to price its application fees on a revenue-neutral basis, but with one big exception. The report notes that there’s support for an “application fee floor” — a minimum fee threshold that would not be crossed...

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