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Looking for Expertise in Auction Design

by Patrick Jones on January 18, 2008

ICANN announced earlier today that it is seeking expressions of interest from auction design experts (see Announcement).

ICANN has identified several areas where auctions might be an appropriate tool, such as the efficient disposition of data from terminated registrars and registries, the allocation of single-character second-level domain names, and perhaps, resolution of contention between competing commercial applicants for identical strings in the application process for new generic Top Level Domains.

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