Phil Buckingham

Phil Buckingham

CEO,Dot Advice Ltd.
Joined on December 3, 2009 – United Kingdom
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Phil Buckingham, CEO Dot Advice Ltd, a UK based consulting firm with offices in New York and Los Angeles. It provides advisory services to gTLD applicants on a number of fronts, from application to the successful launch. Currently this includes gTLD strategic and financial advice on business plans and funding, operational readiness to launch, contention set strategy, valuations and resolutions.
Dot Advice have developed bespoke business models, including those for a closed, single registrant single user, Vertically Integrated brand TLD Registry.

Phil is passionate about the Domain name business, especially in the launching and implications of 1000+ new gTLDs. A strategic thinker, entrepreneurial, DNS 1995 pioneer, he has a deep understanding of the Registry business(@Nominet,UK)and Registrar business(@Netnames,UK)from start up, financing, business development, operations to flotation. Phil was co founder and CFO of Netnames back in 1995. He was instrumental in a merger and IPO flotation on the LSE in 2000. Netnames, the pioneering corporate brand domain portfolio company is now the largest domain name registrar in Europe. Phil has been involved in the gTLD Financial evaluation process, ICANN GNSO Vertical Integration WG. His company subsequently provided financial expertise in developing business plans, providing financial models and answers for many gTLD applicants(.brands.geo.IDNs.generics)for financial evaluation.

To contact Phil: Please email: phil(at) or skype: philip.buckingham14

Featured Blogs

Key Steps for Operational Readiness and Successful Launch of a New gTLD

31 August 2013 marked a historic day for Internet users worldwide. It marked a very key day in the introduction of new gTLDs. On that day ICANN, who oversees the gTLD programme, six years in the making, announced the completion of gTLD Initial Evaluation (IE) results based applicant's ability to demonstrate their financial, technical and operational capability to operate and manage a TLD Registry. more»

gTLD Applicant Strategy: 2013 The Make or Break Year for Applicants

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»

gTLD Applicant Strategy: Clarifying Financial Questions (Part 1)

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»