12 November, 2010

Speculation Rife on Market Dominance Scenarios

Over at thedomains.com we see some "could-happen" scenarios discussed; Mike writes:

"In one unexpected resolution the ICANN board just dramatically reduced the competition.

This decision almost insures that there will be less competitors for TLD’s.
The whole new gTLD system now seems to have been in all practicality thrown into the hands of only a few large companies.

So there won’t be more competition, just more extensions controlled by a few huge companies many of which own the distribution channel.  Instead of hundreds of small startup’s going for a TLD extension which would bring a ton of new players into the domain industry, I predict your going to see a few large corporations controlling the registry and the distribution channel.

Big guys Win.
Small Guys Lose.

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