Phil Buckingham

Phil Buckingham

CEO, Dot Advice Limited
Joined on December 3, 2009
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Phil Buckingham, CEO Dot Advice Ltd, a UK based gTLD consulting firm with offices in NYC and LA. It provides advisory services to gTLD Registries and Registrars on a number of fronts, from application, successful launch to strategic and financial advice on business plans,funding, operational readiness to launch, contention set strategy, valuations and resolutions.

Dot Advice Ltd is currently providing financial stats, trends, analytics, valuations and reports on individual TLDs from key TLD data metrics and for the industry as a whole.

Dot Advice Registrar has also developed bespoke business models, including those for closed, single registrant single user, vertically Integrated .Brand TLD Registries.

Phil is passionate about the Domain name business, especially in the launching and implications of 1000+ new gTLDs. A strategic thinker, entrepreneurial, DNS 1995 pioneer, he has a deep understanding of the Registry business(@Nominet,UK)and Registrar business(@Netnames,UK)from start up, financing, business development, operations to flotation. Phil was co founder and CFO of Netnames,a corporate brand Registrar back in 1995.He was instrumental in a merger and IPO flotation on the LSE in 2000.

Phil has been involved in ICANN’s gTLD Financial evaluation process, GNSO Vertical Integration WG.

Dot Advice previously advised many gTLD applicants on strategy, financial models and answers,LOC COI calcs.

To contact Phil: Please email: phil(at) or skype: philip.buckingham14

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2019 - Mar 18 on ICANN Terminates AlpNames
2018 - Nov 21 on DOHA and ZIPPO Make Forty Five
2018 - Mar 09 on ICANN Proposed Interim GDPR Compliance Model Would Kill Operational Transparency of the Internet
2017 - Feb 13 on Next gTLD Round - A Seven Year Itch?
2017 - Jan 06 on Is 2017 Crunch Time for the Domain Industry?
2016 - Dec 29 on Confusing New gTLDs
2016 - Oct 03 on A Look at New gTLDs Numbers... We're Doing Good
2016 - Aug 03 on Almost Free Domains for Almost Everyone
2016 - Jul 13 on New Top Level Domain Industry First Half 2016 Analysis & Insights (Infographic)
2016 - Jan 22 on The Real Facts & Stats About ICANN and Its gTLDs: One BIG.FAIL ... So Far?
2016 - Jan 22 on The Real Facts & Stats About ICANN and Its gTLDs: One BIG.FAIL ... So Far?
2014 - Dec 17 on The Real Facts About New gTLDs
2014 - Oct 09 on 5 Common Misconceptions New Registries Have About Domain Revenue
2014 - Oct 07 on New gTLD Fees Threaten the Diversity of the Name Space
2014 - Aug 27 on A New Way to Value Registry Business
2014 - Jun 03 on Antony Van Couvering Interviews Alexa Raad, CEO of Architelos (Video)
2014 - May 08 on Still Think .brands Might Be a Waste of Time? Google Doesn't!
2014 - Mar 07 on Google Launches First Japanese IDN
2014 - Jan 28 on 6 Domain Name Industry Developments to Lookout for in 2014
2014 - Jan 04 on Think ICANN Will End Up Rolling in New gTLD Cash? Think Again!
2013 - Apr 21 on What May Happen to GAC Advice? 3 Fearless Predictions
2013 - Apr 03 on gTLD Applicant Strategy: 2013 The Make or Break Year for Applicants
2013 - Feb 27 on New gTLDs - Preparing for March Madness
2013 - Feb 15 on New gTLD Target Date is April 23? Or is it?
2013 - Feb 04 on How the Registrar Cash Flow Model Could Collapse with New ICANN gTLDs
2013 - Jan 02 on Private vs. ICANN Auction of Last Resort
2012 - Mar 04 on Last Minute Tips for a Solid gTLD Application
2011 - Aug 23 on War of Words - the gTLD Weaponry