New gTLD Program:
Materials on TLD Demand and Economic Analysis
Expansion of the namespace to allow the introduction of new gTLDs is a complex process involving technical, economic, operational, legal, and public policy issues. Study and consultation on economic considerations, including consumer welfare and pricing issues, have taken place as part of the development of the New gTLD Program. ICANN has commissioned a number of reports from independent experts to inform these issues. These reports and related public discussions are included on this page.
New gTLDs – Preliminary Reports on Competition and Pricing (4 March 2009)
Public Comment: CRAI Report on gTLD Registries and Registrars (24 October 2008)
Report from CRA International “Revisiting Vertical Separation of Registries and Registrars” [PDF, 493K]