ICANN CEO explains domain “hogging” comments made during the Davos Annual Meeting.
ICANN CEO Fadi Chehadé has responded (pdf) to a letter from Internet Commerce Association (ICA) regarding domain “hogging” comments he made in a Huffington Post interview.
In a video interview with Huffington Post in January, Chehadé said:
“The reality is, the more there are names, the less people will actually be hogging names in order to charge a lot for them. Because if somebody took your name on dot-x, you can go get another name on dot-y now.” and “We went from twenty-something top-level domains … to hundreds now… We think it will actually reduce cybersquatting eventually.”
ICA and many domain name investors took issue with this. Click here to continue reading…