Over the past 2 years, I conducted a survey of the various service providers, large and small, who would offer their services to new TLD applicants.
Nearly 35 providers responded. Tier 1 providers who currently operate tens of millions of domains in their registries, ccTLDs of varying sizes, and newly formed providers all responded. Providers of DNS/Resolution Services, EPP/SRS/Registration Services, Arbitration, Consulting, and Financial Support
Each provider had strengths, and depending upon the specifics of the TLD initiative, finding the right solution requires a discussion and matching to the needs/objectives and approach that a given TLD initiative might have.
If you’d like to discuss aligning your TLD initiative to the best partner for your project. I am glad to discuss your project and help direct you to the right match of service provider.