Sep 012017
 
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ICANN Global Domains Division President Akram Attalah made the claim, citing his organisation’s FY18 budget, in a August 29, 2017 letter drafted in response to a proposal made by registries to reimburse some of the ICANN fees they have incurred for the right to operate new gTLDs.

The proposal, sent to ICANN in March of this year, was entitled “Registry Stakeholder Group proposal to offset new gTLD operator registry fees”. It asserted that revenue from the 2012 new gTLD round application fees would exceed ICANN’s predictions by over $96 million!

“The RySG recognizes ICANN’s reluctance to settle accounts before the smoke clears from the 2012 round and all the gTLDs are delegated and yet, ICANN is sitting on nearly $100M in applicant money that could enhance competition and consumer choice,” the RySG letter said.

In his reply, Attalah reminds registries that the 2012 round is still ongoing and that costs are therefore still to be expected.

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Feb 172016
 

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Held February 10 to 13, Biofach 2016 beat the previous year’s record with around 48,000 participants (compared to 2015’s 44,624 visitors). Over 2,500 exhibitors were in attendance, highlighting the strong increase in public awareness of the values of the organic movement: healthy living and eating.

Biofach is the world’s leading trade and industry show for the organic industry. As the operator of the organic movement’s flagship Internet suffix .BIO, StartingDot was in attendance at the 2016 event in Nuremberg, Germany.

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