ICANN policy decisions cast cloud over domain name industry.
A non-scientific survey of over 1,500 people in the domain name industry suggests that ICANN policy decisions represent the biggest issue facing their businesses in 2011.
30% of survey respondents cited ICANN decisions such as those affecting new TLDs and IDNs as the biggest issue facing the industry in 2011.
The question was asked as part of the Sixth Annual Domain Name Wire Survey.
Domain investors are also concerned with anti-domainer interests such as overreaching trademark interests and reverse domain name hijackers.
1. ICANN policy decisions 30%
2. Anti-domainer interests 16%
3. Overall economy/recession 14%
4. Changed in pay-per-click market 13%
Other concerns include renegade registrars and resellers, registry wholesale price increases, and domain theft.
More results from the survey are here.