CEO of Dot Advice Ltd.
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By Phil Buckingham, CEO Dot Advice Ltd. Previously Partner DotTBA. Mr Buckingham was involved at the start of the DNS in the UK in 1995,as CFO of Netnames, the pioneering corporate domain portfolio registrar. Subsequently instrumental in a merger to form Group NBT plc., which floated via an IPO on LSE in 2000. He was involved in the Financial Evaluation process, served on ICANN's GNSO Vertical Integration WG. Dot Advice Ltd provides applicant advice and develops fully integrated gTLD financial models, utilising the new vertical integrated market and SRSU brand models.
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Do you agree this is a critical time for many of the original 1930 applications to ICANN to operate a gTLD Registry. How has The "Fadi Effect" contributed to those Applicants' Key Dates, Decisions, Dilemmas and their Critical Path to success or a costly Delay. The first step along the path for each applicant is the need to respond to its Clarifying Questions (CQs), particularly the Financials ones. As of today a small number of global brand applicants have already been withdrawn, reducing the number of applications to 1905. Were their applications' unprepared? more»
It is certainly proving to be a long and winding road for the 1923 gTLD applications submitted to ICANN. Glitches, delays and now a very high percentage of applications will very shortly be receiving clarifying (financial) questions on 26 November. Currently a very high percentage of applicants have not scored the required 8 points to pass financial evaluation. This is the next huge challenge for applicants. more»