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)dotadvice.co.uk or skype: philip.buckingham14