[CPWG] [GTLD-WG] Reflections on registry agreement renewals

Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond ocl at gih.com
Wed May 8 07:44:59 UTC 2019

Dear colleagues,

I used to think it was easy to differentiate between active domains, in
the sense that they are used by someone with a Web site or email, versus
domains that were used for investment and speculation. Being part of the
Domain Name Marketplace Indicators advisory panel taught me that this is
a very complicated issue, with a range of fades of grey, from the pure
speculators to the web site at the other end.
The domain name marketplace indicators latest data has been published

Kindest regards,


On 07/05/2019 22:51, Jonathan Zuck wrote:
> Whew! That's a tough one because how do you distinguish what is
> speculation? Better to just raise prices and bring down the volume, I
> think.
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> *From:* GTLD-WG <gtld-wg-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org> on behalf of
> John Laprise <jlaprise at gmail.com>
> *Sent:* Saturday, May 4, 2019 8:50 AM
> *To:* CPWG
> *Subject:* [GTLD-WG] [CPWG] Reflections on registry agreement renewals
> The recent discussion on this topic has made me reflect on the topic
> more broadly and I'd like to share something provocative I've been
> pondering.
> At the broadest level, domain reselling and all speculation
> surrounding domain names should be outlawed outright. ICANN doesn't as
> a rule tell end users how to (not) use their domains. However there is
> an argument to be made that speculative behaviour hurts all
> non-speculative users by increasing pricing.
> Thoughts?
> Sent from my Pixel 3XL
> John Laprise, Ph.D.
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Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond, PhD

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