[At-Large] Notice of Motion: update to ALAC advice on gTLDs
John R. Levine
johnl at iecc.com
Wed Dec 21 16:35:30 UTC 2011
>> No, I'd rather do arithmetic on verifiable facts. I also have to wonder
>> about .ASIA's long term viability. If they have under 200K domains, since
>> their registry fee is $10, their annual revenue is under $2M. They
>> probably pay half of that to Afilias to manage the registry, and you can't
>> pay much of a staff on under $1M/yr.
> Depends on how many staff you actually need ..
> If Afilias is handling all the technical stuff and the customer support,
> then why would DotAsia need loads of staff?
It's everything that allegedly makes .ASIA different from a purely generic
TLD like .INFO. As a specific example, who if anyone does compliance to
check that registrants in .ASIA meet the registration requirements?
> Several of the registries have very small head counts
Yes, we all know about .MUSEUM and .COOP, but I wouldn't hold them up as
great examples. As I blogged a while ago, I was surprised to discover
that I am .COOP's compliance department.
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