27 Feb '15, 3pm

#MarkMonitor: Predatory pricing by the #gTLD Registries has to stop #domains #brands #icann #icann53…

MarkMonitor: Predatory pricing by the gTLD Registries has to stop Posted by DomainGang on February 27, 2015, at 10:31 am Brands need protection at a reasonable price. The VP of domain product marketing for MarkMonitor , a company that assists companies with brand protection, raised an interesting subject: predatory pricing by the gTLD Registries. Elisa Cooper is urging brand owners to appeal to ICANN, so that the hefty bill paid during Sunrise registrations is lowered substantially. According to the current modus operandi , gTLD domain Registries often charge 10 times as much than the price of the general availability for domains, and as much as 50 times in some cases. Apparently, ICANN has no oversight over this, and there’s nothing that can be done from a contractual perspective, hence the push for brand owners to appeal directly to the Registries. An interesting twist: ...

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