Christa Taylor is the CEO of DotTBA
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Christa Taylor is the CEO of DotTBA. Passionate about new gTLDs and their impact on the internet, she provides financial and operational expertise to gTLD applicants. Christa is no stranger to the internet industry having been the President and CFO of Poker.com Inc. She has spent over ten years as a professional to numerous online organizations including public companies, non-profit organizations and start-up ventures. Christa is a designated Certified Management Accountant who also holds a Bachelor of Technology and a Masters in Business Administration. To contact Christa please email Christa (at) dottba.com or go to www.dottba.com.
Participants in the recently released Global Consumer described new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) as being "innovative", "trustworthy", "interesting", "informative", and "cutting edge". With such impressive descriptions, it appears that the industry has made significant progress in reaching the tipping point. Although Q3 reflects growth, it also highlights the varying degrees of performance and need for further advancement in developing consumer awareness and in turn, the health of the industry. more»
Today, Innovative Auctions announced the resolution of eight Top Level Domains in the second private auction commencing on August 13th for a total of $9,651,000. With the first and second auctions successfully completed and the third auction scheduled for September 10th is now a good time to resolve your contention set and jump on the next auction bus? more»
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Open ascending price or English auctions are the oldest and most common auction form. Derived from the Latin words augere and auctus, "Auction" means to 'augment' via 'increasing'. While there are many theoretical types of auctions (ascending, descending, sealed-bid, second-highest bid, etc.) in this post we will focus on the two main types of auctions provided by Right of the Dot and Cramton. more»