Mike Daniels who served as Network Solutions (NSI) chairman from 1995 – 2000 and orchestrated the sale of Network Solutions to VeriSign for $19.3 billion in 2000 shared his thoughts on the new gTLD’s with BroadwayWorld.com
Will the new crop of domain registration companies be as successful as Network Solutions?
Dot com remains the most important domain because that was what we publicized in the mid-to-late-1990’s during the .com boom days.
Dot com became the brand of choice and remains so today. I believe it will be in the future.
According to Mr. Daniels, “the real question is whether the entire ICANN process is appropriate in terms of how they have structured this and the cost to enter the game.
Many believe that ICANN has grown beyond anything ever imagined and that these new domain names and costs associated with them have pushed the limits. The original thinking when we created ICANN did not envision a large organization with a significant multi-million-dollar budget.
Going forward, we need to debate the limits of ICANN and its policies.”