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An Economic Framework for the Analysis of the Expansion of Generic Top-Level Domain Names

Open: 16 June 2010
Closed: 21 July 2010

Explanation/Background: Greg Rosston from Stanford University and Michael Katz from the University of California Berkeley were commissioned by ICANN to do the following: (1) survey published studies and resources that describe the potential impacts of new gTLD introduction: (2) examine theoretical arguments about benefits and costs of increased gTLDs; (3) and consider and propose new empirical studies that could help assess costs and benefits. The studies should be planned and structured to address open questions. This publication [PDF, 336 KB] is part one of a two phase study. The second phase will begin after the closure and analysis of the public comments.

Staff member responsible: Kurt Pritz

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