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RE: [gnso-dt-wg] Reviewing GTLD price increases' impact to tasting activity

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  • Subject: RE: [gnso-dt-wg] Reviewing GTLD price increases' impact to tasting activity
  • From: "Patrick Jones" <patrick.jones@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2007 12:58:36 -0700



Unless the registries decide to release the information early, I believe the
November monthly reports would be available on 3 March 2008 (1 March is a





From: owner-gnso-dt-wg@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-gnso-dt-wg@xxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Jothan Frakes
Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2007 12:26 PM
To: gnso-dt-wg@xxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gnso-dt-wg] Reviewing GTLD price increases' impact to tasting




I acknowledge the desire to take action on domain tasting is strong within
some constituencies; I'd like to suggest that the recent price increases
enacted at registries may have a role in curbing the activity.


The recent price increases on the GTLDs may create a market factor that
significantly removes the financial benefit to tasting because of the higher
per unit cost.


Ultimately, this theory cannot be proved or disproved until data from the
registries for the month of November (the first full calendar month that
would reflect the results of the change) can be reviewed.


How soon would it be before we would see the registry reports that would
reflect November 2007 (the first full calendar month that would reflect the
change) in them to indicate if the GTLD price increases created a de facto


It seems to me that some review of the results of the price increases before
proposing any solution would be prudent and sensible.






Jothan Frakes


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