[NA-Discuss] FW: The European Commission Papers on ICANN

ebw at abenaki.wabanaki.net ebw at abenaki.wabanaki.net
Wed Sep 7 21:26:09 UTC 2011

> If you compare the reality of every new TLD added since 2000 to the 
> promises made, they are without exception total failures.

Without the North American Numbering Plan Administrator revenues, the
business entity "NeuStar/NeuLevel" would have done more then shed staff
in 2002. It would have been re-organized out of recognition, or gone.
After a decade it has a 2% market share in policy-free registry products.

Without the .org revenues, the gradually collapsing in member investor
equity holding entity "Afilias" is also unlikely to have survived, even
in the degenerate two-shareholders form. After a decade it has a 8% market
share in policy-free registry products.

GNR failed and was acquired by its service provider.

The "Professional" model never even started.

The 2004 pseudo-sponsored registries, .cat excepted, are market failures.

>                                                       ... If you dial 
> back the expectations by about 98%, you could argue that .CAT and .COOP 
> are somewhat successful, since they each serve s modest fraction of their 
> quirky little communities ...



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