Sunday, November 6, 2011

How much should a domain name be worth?

How much should a domain name be worth? Do market forces always determine prices of domains or some prices are determined by the hard-nosed, block headed, unyielding obstinacy of a registry operator? It seems to me that the lesser the developed the country is, the higher the prices of cctld domain names. In Ethiopia for example, the .et domains are worth close to $300 while in South Africa the costs less than $10!

Suppose ICANN delegates a new cctld or gTLD to your organization, what factors will you use to determine the price of your domains.Insight into this question might perhaps help me understand why Namibia charges $1000 for .na domains .

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