[GTLD-WG] [EURO-Discuss] [ALAC] ICANN News Alert -- ICANN Publishes Updated gTLD Marketplace Health Index

Michele Neylon - Blacknight michele at blacknight.com
Fri Jun 22 14:56:49 UTC 2018


The financials aren’t going to be disclosed
While some of the larger players (Verisign, GoDaddy, Tucows) are publicly traded a lot of us are private companies, so we aren’t going to start sharing details about what we are making (or losing).



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From: EURO-Discuss <euro-discuss-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org> on behalf of Eduardo Diaz <eduardodiazrivera at gmail.com>
Date: Friday 22 June 2018 at 05:44
To: Olivier Crepin-Leblond <ocl at gih.com>
Cc: ICANN GTLD WG list <gtld-wg at atlarge-lists.icann.org>, Euralo <euro-discuss at atlarge-lists.icann.org>, ICANN list <alac at atlarge-lists.icann.org>
Subject: Re: [EURO-Discuss] [ALAC] ICANN News Alert -- ICANN Publishes Updated gTLD Marketplace Health Index


I found the report encompassing. The only thing that I would add is how much $$ the total business is making.

Having said that, now I can see why ICANN is reducing its budget. GTld growth is flat. I wonder if that has to do with sites like Facebook and such were people create pages very easily for all kind of purposes without acquiring a domain name.


On Thu, Jun 21, 2018 at 3:24 AM Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond <ocl at gih.com<mailto:ocl at gih.com>> wrote:
Hello all,

as you know, I am on the Advisory Panel<https://community.icann.org/display/projgtldmarkthealth/gTLD+Marketplace+Health+Index> that has worked on putting together this set of statistics. I would be really interested in your feedback ahead of this Sunday. (24 June 2018)
That's the day when I am set to meet the main contractor performing the metric collection and analysis. It is a great opportunity if we think that anything should be done differently - but please bear in mind that we have been working on this for over a year and some of the "missing" metrics might be due to objections from some parties, mostly based on the impossibility to find a consensus definition of a specific metric.

Anyway, I am all ears to relay your concerns.

Kindest regards,


On 21/06/2018 01:11, ICANN News Alert wrote:
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News Alert


ICANN Publishes Updated gTLD Marketplace Health Index

20 June 2018

LOS ANGELES – 20 June 2018 – The Internet Corporation for Names and Numbers (ICANN) today announced that ICANN published an update to the gTLD Marketplace Health Index (Beta), which presents statistics and trends related to generic top-level domains (gTLDs).

View the Health Index<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/files/gtld-marketplace-health-index-beta-20jun18-en.pdf> [PDF, 2.86 MB]

The gTLD Marketplace Health Index (Beta) was first published in July 2016. ICANN plans to publish these statistics twice a year to track progress against its goal of supporting the evolution of the domain name marketplace to be robust, stable and trusted. A community Advisory Panel<https://community.icann.org/display/projgtldmarkthealth/gTLD+Marketplace+Health+Index> is working with ICANN to refine the Index in preparation for publishing version 1.0.


ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.

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