Two years ago, in 2008, I put together a session at the Paris ICANN meeting where I gathered new TLD applicants and service providers together in a room to meet each other.
Afterward, I put together a survey and then collected the information in to a grid so that potential new TLD applicants could see side by side comparisons of the many, many registry service providers, and make informed decisions about their initiatives.
I had my friend publish the results of the survey which I’d run personally, and many things grew from that in the two years since.
Some TLD applicants made technology selections, but many are still making decisions. Some new providers have started operations. Subtle new nuances have crept in to the application process which impact the questions that should be asked up front.
This is the 2010 version of the survey. I’ll collect the information until August 4th, 2010.
Participating registry service providers, I will interview you about the service you offer, then publish the information to this blog through August (and into September if the response volume is high).
This is an outstanding opportunity for registry service providers to make their technology known and attract potential applicants.
If you offer Registration Services for a potential new TLD or ccTLDs, please take some time and complete this survey:
Registry Service Provider Survey