Concerns about Icann selling TLDs


#1

Anyone else think it’s crazy that TLDs are being ‘auctioned off’ to the highest bidder?

The latest is .web, sold for $135m

No idea why Icann needs to raise cash - it makes enough from the sale/reg fee of m(/b?)illions of domains every year.

Also looks like .webs was sold for a whopping, 1 (yes one!) dollar :icon_rolleyes:


#2

So what can those “owners” do to those TLDs?


#3

Pretty much anything they want…


#4

No idea why Icann needs to raise cash

Make more $$ => Pay more salary to management guys?


#5

Sounds about right :043: