Comments about Auction of new gTLD
I had just reviewed "the paper" and it's ideas on auction mechanism for new gTLDs. From a business point of view, the idea is seems very logical and many individuals would agrees this would be the "best" way to assure correct use of new gTLDs. However, by having these "auctions" you will have already singled out who can compete in the new gTLD world. Only the large corporations with much of the necessary funding will have access to lobbyist to assist in acquiring these new gTLDs as mentioned in the article, and for many that want it to have a legitimate businesses online, and not just another masking to their current domain. You have to understand that many people of the "Y" generation missed out on the first dot com boom, this is another chance for them to start something. By having auctions, you've limited possibilities. Now I briefly understood, the low-cost, low-quality, high-cost, high-quality examples you mentioned, but if you are able to clearly review EACH auction with any bias thoughts (as mentioned in the article), then YES and auction would work...But I don't trust people that well, and that is A LOT of man power, and could EASILY be corrupted. Thanks for you letting me share. TL.