ICANN Posts Video Interviews with New gTLD Applicants


Over the course of the past few weeks, ICANN has been posting interviews with new gTLD applicants, and I have found them interesting. Most of the interviews are fairly brief, but the applicants offer some insight into why they applied for certain gTLD extensions and their plans to use these extensions.

Some of the interview subjects include:

  • Frank Schilling of Uniregistry
  • Daniel Schindler of Donuts
  • Monica Kirchner of Dot Luxury
  • Aaron Grego of .rest
  • Jeff Sass of .club
  • Chris Jankowski of .GOP
  • Alex Stamos of Artemis
  • Antony van Couvering of TLDH
  • Daniel Negary of .xyz

I shared a number of the interviews below for your ease in watching them. I recommend that you visit ICANN’s You Tube page to see the full list of interviews. You may wish to subscribe to the ICANN video page so you can get updates when new video interviews are posted.

Here is an assortment of the videos:

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  1. Thanks for making me laugh, Elliot. I’ve never seen such a large collection of flawed business plans in one place in my life. Are these people serious?

    Hate to break the news to them, but there is zero end-user demand or desire for their “products”. Watching these absurdities gave me the encouragement to log in and renew each of my .com domains for several more years. I just don’t ever see this concept taking off. Total gtld fail.

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