[At-Large] [lac-discuss-en] Vistaprint is abandoning .vista

Christian de Larrinaga cdel at firsthand.net
Thu Jul 12 09:40:53 UTC 2018

Worth pointing out this note is proposing a tax basis for DNS not a cost
recovery mechanism. Who gets this tax revenue? Who gets to set it? ICANN
does not have the credentials.

Worth also pointing out that the "Internet" and that I think includes
the naming architectures used for it are or at least should be "for
everyone". In other words the Internet is not primarily a business
platform but a means of inter connection open to all. 

bzs at theworld.com wrote:
> A major problem with nTLDs, including (and particularly) brand nTLDS,
> is ICANN should have charged, and should going forward, millions for
> them, not $185K+$25K/year.
> And if any were deserving but not financially capable they could be
> handled on a case by case basis. It's not like it's difficult to give
> something away so let's not bog ourselves down in that.
> I think $2.5M for a new gTLD and $5M for a brand TLD sounds pretty
> reasonable, and $100K/$250K/year, maybe more.
> To quote a recent note here it's not much for a Fortune 500 company.

Christian de Larrinaga

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