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How do you measure success of a city-TLD?

From: Tom L.
Sent on: Thursday, September 29, 2011 9:21 AM
Yesterday I delivered a paper to the Internet Governance Forum that raised the question of how we measure the success of city TLD. I said:
"Entities that traditionally sell domain names as their business are leading cities into the traditional “the-more-names-sold-the-better” business model. We suggest that a more appropriate model for cities might be the level of improvement in children's education, in residents efficiently provided health care, with the increased number of local communication channels, on how well the digital divide has been reduced, etc. These are the measurements that count for cities, not the number of domain names sold."
Afterward I cringed a bit seeing that my answers needed some work. Help me out between 10-11 AM today at our weekly Google+ Hangout at

(See the full IGF paper.)

Tom Lowenhaupt

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