Case | HBS Case Collection | March 2008 (Revised April 2008)

Opening Dot EU (A)

by Benjamin Edelman

Abstract

EURid considers possible market mechanisms to allocate initial domain names within the Internet's newly-created "dot EU." European Union regulations and community norms substantially constrain EURid's approach, preventing the use of the most natural economic mechanisms (such as auctions).

Keywords: Governing Rules, Regulations, and Reforms; Resource Allocation; Auctions; Internet; Information Industry; Europe;

Citation:

Edelman, Benjamin. "Opening Dot EU (A)." Harvard Business School Case 908-052, March 2008. (Revised April 2008.) (request a courtesy copy.)