Re: [gnso-dt-wg] Collecting Facts
- To: Jay Westerdal <jwesterdal@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "'Danny Younger'" <dannyyounger@xxxxxxxxx>, <gnso-dt-wg@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [gnso-dt-wg] Collecting Facts
- From: Philip Lodico <phil.lodico@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2007 17:53:11 -0400
The quote in question refers to data from a report published by Mark Monitor
in April of this year.
Below is a link to the full report:
The numbers could ultimately be marginally higher or lower, but the fact of
the matter is that millions of names are tied up in kiting, many of which
are being used to harm consumers. Things are obviously not working, and as
a pro-consumer / pro-business group, CADNA is concerned about this.
The data suggests that kiting does not necessarily occur only on names where
the annual revenue is equal to or below the registry fee. If you take into
account that one only has 5 days (under the current AGP) to make the
determination to keep the name, it does not seem impossible that one would
want to see more than 1.5 cents (the rough daily revenue necessary to break
even at $6.20) per day in revenue before making a decision to keep a name.
Thanks for your interest.
Philip M. Lodico, Managing Partner
FairWinds Partners, LLC
2122 P Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
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On 7/24/07 2:28 PM, "Jay Westerdal" <jwesterdal@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> So the average Kited site is bring in $10 - $12.50 a year?
> Why not register the domain for $6 then?
> Perhaps $5 - $20 Million a year. But I think that report
> is bogus and is just making up facts. I want to see some
> real stats and not made up facts.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gnso-dt-wg@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-gnso-dt-wg@xxxxxxxxx] On
> Behalf Of Danny Younger
> Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2007 10:08 AM
> To: gnso-dt-wg@xxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [gnso-dt-wg] Collecting Facts
> [excerpt] "According to a recent industry report,
> there are over 1 million kited sites re-registered
> daily, collectively bringing in $100-125 million in
> annual revenue for criminals and profiteers."
> Press Release: Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse to
> Combat Cybersquatting --
> Footnote: CADNA appears to be a project of Business
> Constituency member Fairwinds Partners. Perhaps
> fellow BC members might prevail upon them to forward
> the above-mentioned industry report to this Working
> Group for evaluation.
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> and lay it on us.