Well-designed Comparative Evaluation
With all the computing power that is available today, one would expect that a comparative evaluation could be designed to avoid the need for a tie-breaker auction. Auctions are attractive to those who want a quick, hands-off solution.
It would be helpful to see a case study on recent comparative evaluations so they can be compared with auctions. Recent gTLD registries, such as MOBI and ASIA, have experimented with value-based proposals for domain names. Where is the result of their experiences?
<>All the disadvantages of comparative solutions listed in the Economic Case are symptoms of an inadequate evaluation process. A similar list can be made for auctions. Where is the list of disadvantages of the "well-designed auction mechanism"? There are a few.
By the way, heads of consortiums bidding for domains can be just as corrupt as the evaluators. Examples can be found among the CEOs of SEC-regulated public companies.
When it comes to tie-breakers, the IOC implemented electronic timing so what appeared to be a tie in the men's 400-meter swimming relay last night between US and France was actually a win for the US by 0.06 seconds.
A balanced, comprehensive report would certainly be welcome.