.Green draws are better overall, but that doesn’t mean it will come to market first.
When ICANN planned “digital archery” to determine the order in which it would review top level domain applications, there was a benefit to applying for a domain other people were applying for: all applications would be moved up in the queue to the top spot in the contention set.
You could say the opposite for the prioritization draw that happened yesterday. Basically a draw number is only as good as the worst draw in the contention set assuming the applicants don’t “settle” with each other early on.
By that measure, .green took a slight edge on .eco yesterday. more