Video: Michele Neylon Shows The Difficulty in Submitting gTLD Comments

I want to share a video with you that was posted by Michele Neylon, CEO of Blacknight, a domain registrar and hosting company. In the video, Michele walks people through the process of posting a comment on ICANN’s gTLD website for the the gTLD applications

Based on Michele’s experience, and as you can see, it seems like ICANN needs to make adjustments to the comment submission form to make it easier to provide feedback and insight. ICANN has said that it welcomes comments about the new gTLDs from the general public, but if it’s difficult to provide this feedback, people will be less likely to share.

It seems like there are issues with almost everything related to the gTLDs.

Thanks to Kevin Murphy for sharing the video.

Elliot Silver
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  1. Another example of how the layman will not have any real input in this process.

    The high cost of application, the complicated background checks, the legal costs involved and the amount of paperwork required.

    All of these things add up to an over complicated process that most end users couldn’t care less about being involved in.

    Think that was a bad move. The whole process could have been marketed a bit more end user friendly in my opinion.

    Thanks Michele for the video and Elliot for sharing.

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