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

Opening Dot EU (B)

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; Internet; Resource Allocation; Auctions; Information Industry; Europe;

Citation:

Edelman, Benjamin. "Opening Dot EU (B)." Harvard Business School Supplement 908-053, March 2008. (Revised April 2008.)