Discussion in 'Nominet General Information' started by PaulK, Apr 8, 2016.
Which extensions were they responsible for?
Edit: Answered my own question: http://investors.mindsandmachines.com/
More stats: https://ntldstats.com/backend/Minds-Machines-Ltd
Without wishing to sound negative, doesn't this just dilute Nominet's interest further in operating the .uk extensions if presumably they are now going to start promoting these two bit extensions? Can't Nominet just stick to the .uk and stop devaluing its own product with all these new ventures?!?!
Without wishing to sound negative, isn't this a whole new revenue stream for Nominet that makes their recent 50% price rise look even more greedy?
How many of the 28 extensions are too small to be commercially viable I wonder?
90% of them
Subject line of thread is partially misleading and seems to have been typed in haste so the OP could be first to make his one link post without any further analysis by him.
Minds and Machines LLC (an ICANN accredited registrar) is transitioning its DUMs to UniRegistrar Corp of the Cayman Islands d/b/a UniRegistry under licence from UniRegistry Corp of the Cayman Islands (another ICANN registrar). By today's count the number of DUM's that could be transitioning is just under 50,000.
MMX Registry is outsourcing its BERO including a larger number of gTLDs including .work and .london to Nominet. Nominet already offer BERO services to .bbc and some other gTLDs. In addition Nominet are also a EBERO provider (one of about three worldwide I believe).
Nominet are not operating an ICANN registrar (NRS has been mothballed and is still mothballed having been formed to support the registration of .wales and .cymru should it have been necessary to do so).
The gTLDs that Nominet are going to be acting as a BERO for belong to MMX and it will still fall to MMX and their registrar partners to promote them, not Nominet. Obviously Nominet are to be compensated by MMX for their BERO services just as they are for their existing BERO services by other companies.
It's not possible to reliably establish which gTLDs are profitable as part of a group of gTLDs because the number of registered premiums and their financial worth are not easily available. DUM's isn't a clear indicator because of premiums. Only the parent company, and possibly some of its registrar partners, would have that information.
It was exactly that, a simple copy and paste - readers of the article can take from it what they like.
So were nominet told they could do this deal if they raised their prices and did away with multi year pricing?
Second phase of Nominets not so public plan to come soon no doubt.
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