DOHA and ZIPPO Make Forty Five

      Published on Wednesday, 21 November , 2018      58 Views      Comments Add Comment
DOHA and ZIPPO Make Forty Five

  • Doha News

Forty five what? Forty five abandoned top-level domains. On November 7, ICANN received a notice from the Communication Regulatory Authority of the State of Qatar that they are terminating the registration agreement for .DOHA.



Two weeks before that, the Zadco company terminated .ZIPPO.

In addition to the $180,000 application fee, applicants had to hire consultants, make arrangements with back-end operators, go through the certification process to get their TLD online.

I’d say $500,000 is a reasonable estimate of the cost for each TLD. That means 45 abandoned TLDs is over $20 million spent to accomplish nothing.

The list of terminated domains keeps growing, if anything at an increasing rate.

There were only 9 terminations in all of 2017, but this year there were three in January, one in February, one in May, four in June, one in July, five in September, two in October, and one so far in November.Terminations come from a wide range of organizations ranging from McDonalds’ restaurants to Allstate insurance, to Spiegel publishing, to the Qatar communications ministry, the German post office. and even Bond University in Australia. (What were they thinking?)

While I can’t feel very sorry for the big presumably sophisticated organizations that wasted their money, it does make me wonder how much other destroyed value is hiding in new TLDs.

The zone files for over 500 active new TLDs contain less than 10 names each, even though each is paying the ICANN fixed fee of $25,000/yr. That’s $12.5 million of ICANN’s budget from zombie TLDs.



No doubt a few of those still have plans to do something, but even so, we’re looking at a lot of failures.

By John Levine, Author, Consultant & Speaker

Category Doha News | 2018/11/21 latest update at 10:30 PM
Source : Internet | Photocredit : Google
59 Views
Comments Add comment



Related Articles

The editorial staff of Qatar Today would like to give all of its readers from Gulf and Qatar and the whole world the opportunity to participate actively in the development of the website! If you have something interesting, fun, scandalous - just something worth to be seen from more people. Capture it and share it in the Qatar Today with a short text.

Do you have information you want to reach our readers?

Send article/s

You can subscribe to our Facebook, Twitter and Google pages or use our RSS feed channel to always read the most important news about Qatar, the Gulf and the world.

Latest Comments


Qatar’s emir receives invite from Saudi king to attend Gulf Arab summit Emir

Qatar’s emir receives invite from Saudi king to attend Gulf Arab summit

Qatar’s emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, has received a written invitation from Saudi Arabia’s King Salman…

Turkey’s Erdogan hails Qatar emir as ‘friend in times of trouble’ Emir

Turkey’s Erdogan hails Qatar emir as ‘friend in times of trouble’

Turkey’s president hailed close ally Qatar as a “friend in times of trouble” as he met with the…

Amir to take part in first Paris Peace Forum Emir

Amir to take part in first Paris Peace Forum

The Amir His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani will take part in the first Paris Peace…

Amir meets External Affairs Minister of India Emir

Amir meets External Affairs Minister of India

The Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani met External Affairs Minister of India Sushma Swaraj and…

GULF TV

Popular in GULF TV

About DFI

886 Views

Doha Film Institute is dedicated to film appreciation, education, and building a dynamic film industry in Qatar that…

Latest videos in GULF TV

100 Views

PEARL QATAR

Events

Qatar Events

Lifestyle

Life

Culture

Culture News

Sport

Sport

Science & Technology

Science & Technology

Government

Government News