Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this article or follow this journal

Le marché des noms de domaine à l'aube du « Big bang » de la libéralisation


Author Info

  • Philippe Barbet


Domain names are subject to purchases and sales in a market which is becoming increasingly important. The creation of new first level (top level) domain names is controlled by an organization which enjoys a monopoly position : the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). The policy of this organization is based on scarcity of supply which creates many rents. The first part of this study showcases the consequences of this policy by distinguishing between the market for first registration and the resale market for domain names. The ongoing reform in the creation of new top-level names will dramatically change the rules of domain names?market by liberalizing the supply. In the second part of the study, the conditions and the consequences, notably on competition and for owners of trademarks, of this profound change in the rules of the game, are analyzed.

Download Info

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
File URL:
Download Restriction: restricted

File URL:
Download Restriction: restricted

As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.

Bibliographic Info

Article provided by De Boeck Université in its journal Revue internationale de droit économique.

Volume (Year): t.XXIV (2010)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 373-393

as in new window
Handle: RePEc:cai:riddbu:ride_243_0373

Contact details of provider:
Web page:

Related research

Keywords: domain names; liberalization; ICANN; first registration market; resale market of domain names; dominant position; competition;


No references listed on IDEAS
You can help add them by filling out this form.



This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.


Access and download statistics


When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:cai:riddbu:ride_243_0373. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Jean-Baptiste de Vathaire).

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.