RE: [gnso-dt-wg] Reviewing GTLD price increases' impact to tasting activity
Kristina, I think the idea is that the names being tasted at this point are all out on the long tail of any potential return. So the threshold for a name to be considered profitable is very narrow between its return and its cost. A increase in registration cost would make it even narrower and perhaps bring into the question whether tasting continues to be a practical way to try to find the names that would still return a profit. I think that argument *may* have some merit, but I'm not completely convinced either. Regardless, if that is the case, we should be able to see the impact (or lack thereof) by monitoring the zone file activity and not have to wait for the registry reports to be posted. And of course, the registries can report on the impact separately and sooner themselves if they choose to. Tim -------- Original Message -------- Subject: RE: [gnso-dt-wg] Reviewing GTLD price increases' impact to tasting activity From: "Rosette, Kristina" <krosette@xxxxxxx> Date: Thu, October 18, 2007 3:26 pm To: "Jothan Frakes" <jfrakes@xxxxxxxxxxx>, <gnso-dt-wg@xxxxxxxxx> Jothan, I don't follow how the registry price increases will curb tasting if the AGP is being used for no-charge registrations. From my perspective, a refund is a refund - it just may be a bigger one. (It may be more accurate to say that no charge is no charge. The point is the same.) It's not clear to me what market factor/disincentive you anticipate. I'd like to understand the analysis. Having said that, the likelihood that the IPC will be willing to wait an additional six months is between slim and none. If that makes us imprudent and unreasonable, so be it. Kristina From: owner-gnso-dt-wg@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-gnso-dt-wg@xxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jothan Frakes Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2007 3:26 PM To: gnso-dt-wg@xxxxxxxxx Subject: [gnso-dt-wg] Reviewing GTLD price increases' impact to tasting activity Hi- 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 solution? It seems to me that some review of the results of the price increases before proposing any solution would be prudent and sensible. -Jothan Jothan Frakes Oversee Domain Services ?????????????????? 515 S. Flower Street, Suite 4400 Los Angeles, CA 90071 direct +1.213.925.5206 cell +1.206.355.0230 jfrakes@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx www.domainsponsor.com Confidentiality Warning: This e-mail contains information intended only for the use of the individual or entity named above. If the reader of this e-mail is not the intended recipient or the employee or agent responsible for delivering it to the intended recipient, any dissemination, publication or copying of this e-mail is strictly prohibited. The sender does not accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or computer system that may occur while using data contained in, or transmitted with, this e-mail. If you have received this e-mail in error, please immediately notify us by return e-mail. Thank you and have a nice day.