Mitigating Harm Caused by the ICANN “Draw”

Werner StaubThe gTLD Prioritization “Draw” was a mistake. But its negative impact can still be mitigated. The best course of action follows directly from information that can be gleaned from available data.

Let us start with the latest piece of intelligence: who “played” in the “Draw”?

1766 of 1917 applications had a lottery ticket. This is much worse than expected. Very few abstained. Even the purely defensive applicants saw no other choice but to “play”. read more