[At-Large] Vistaprint is abandoning .vista

Carlos Raul Gutierrez carlosraul at gutierrez.se
Sat Jul 14 08:10:34 UTC 2018

Dear Carlton, 

I support your suggestion of following up on the (market) success, or
lack of it, of individual new gTLDs. 

But to make it effective, my suggestion has always been to do it within
the categories segment of the Subsequent Procedures PDP. 

I see a great difference between a single firm, which sees no economic
sense in spending defensive or marketing money on their own ¨Brand¨ TLD
on the one side, and a very small country and/or geographic sub-unit
(particular if bound by some common cultural traits) that wants to
develop its internet presence, even if they will have to subsidize it
TLD, by hosting it in a public entity (like fundacion .cat). In the
second case I would worry much more, if the TLD dies or gets acquired
for other purposes 

Wish you a nice weekend

Carlos Raúl Gutiérrez 
carlosraul at gutierrez.se 
+506 8837 7176 
Aparatado 1571-1000 

El 2018-07-10 22:09, Carlton Samuels escribió:

> Maybe we should track these 'returns/abandonments' and in context, [re]read the recommendations of the Subsequent Procedures WG?   
> Saw a story of a domain investor account of his return on investment so far; he's in the red with diminishing prospects.   
> On top of these kind of stories that speak to the conditions in the end user market and the 'retired and/or abandoned gLTDs, it just seems 'otherworldly' to me that in all the happy talk of new rounds, this idea that demand has something to do with markets is largely left unmentioned. Helluva thing! 
> https://domainnamewire.com/2018/07/10/vistaprint-drops-vista-top-level-domain/ 
> -Carlton 
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