Application Fee to ICANN - $185,000 one time (FIXED)
Consulting Fees ~ $25,000 one time (VARIABLE)
Legal Fees ~ 50,000 one time(VARIABLE)
Launch Fees ~ $25,000 one time (VARIABLE)
Annual ICANN fee - $25,000 per year (FIXED)
Registry Back end ~ $50,000 per year (VARIABLE)
Annual Misc Expenses / Undetermined Costs ~ $50,000 per year (VARIABLE)
TOTAL 1 YEAR COST: ~ $385,000
TOTAL 5 YEAR COST: ~ $885,000
TOTAL 10 YEAR COST: ~ $1,510,000
$USD 1.51M x 31 gTLD extenstions = $USD 46.81M
In order to recoup their investment over a 10 year period @$10 USD a domain, they will need to sell approx 4.7M Domains / or approx 1280 domains a day!!!
Be nice to see some trending reports on any recent gTLD releases? Maybe an insider can shed some more light on this .....