30 Oct '14, 6pm

Does auctioning off a new TLD to the highest bidder set up failure?

The bottom line is the ones with deeper pockets will always win if all conditions are held equal. In the case of restricted community TLDs winning auctions, the path to success is more difficult because their restrictive policies that are custom tailored to serve their communities are at odds with maximizing registration volume to increase profits to offset significant auction losses. I think this is more of an issue of public interest since each TLD is a case-by-case scenario. A .WEB TLD should be open and should be auctioned out to the highest bidder. However, a .HEALTH in my opinion should not because health is a regulated sector and should have certain enhanced safeguards to protect the public interest and not be launched under your typical “wild wild west” TLD launch approach. The problem with the new gTLD Program is that it treats every TLD as being equal. Truth is t...

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