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Re: [alac] Analysis of .coop, .museum, and .aero renewals

  • To: "John R Levine" <johnl@xxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Re: [alac] Analysis of .coop, .museum, and .aero renewals
  • From: Wendy Seltzer <wendy@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2005 18:59:55 -0500

At 06:06 PM 12/30/2005, John R Levine wrote:
> I'm trying to think up technical or other reasons why ICANN cares if
> there are going to be 20 people in a TLD or 20 thousand. There's the
> money ICANN gets from each domain registration. What else?

You might make an argument that for all the effort involved in negotiating
the TLD contracts, there's no point in doing it if there aren't going to
be a lot of registrations.

Of course, to me that says that the process is much, much, much too

Yes, and I thought the application fees were supposed to cover ICANN's evaluation and negotiation costs. The ongoing oversight costs to ICANN for a TLD should be negligible, especially if it has few registrants.


Wendy Seltzer -- wendy@xxxxxxxxxxx
Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School
Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet & Society

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