Right Of The Dot™ Launches Contention Resolution Service For Conflicting gTLD Applicants

Right Of The Dot™, LLC is launching a Contention Resolution Service for new gTLD applicants who have applied for the same or confusingly similar domain name extension as other applicants.

Right Of The Dot™, LLC is an Internet consulting  firm specializing in advising existing and new TLD registries in maximizing revenue, increasing registrations and market share including board advisement, marketing, premium domain and market positioning, sales, and services.

The applications period for new gTLD’s closed just a couple of weeks ago and last week, ICANN has made the “Big Reveal”, publishing the first round of the applicants for the new gTLD and the specific extensions that were applied for by each.

There are over 1,900 applications and 751 are in direct conflict, meaning there are more than one applicant for a specific extension.

What does a company do if they find out that another company or organization has applied for the same gTLD as they have?

Under the ICANN Guidebook, parties are encouraged to work together to solve any contention privately otherwise the string will go to an auction.

Some have predicted that auction prices for contest new gTLD extensions could easily exceed $10 Million dollars.

The seasoned domain name professionals at have 29 years combined experience in the domain name business.

They have pioneered and innovated many of the standard services used every day in the domain industry.

Heading up the new gTLD contention resolution service for are two domain industry veterans and Domain Hall Of Fame Members, Michael Berkens, Esq and Monte Cahn who are uniquely positioned to advise and negotiate for companies to achieve the best outcome for contended new domain names to avoid costly auctions by bringing the applicants together to resolve the strings rather than going to auction.

Monte Cahn is Co-Founder and President of Right of the Dot™, LLC and Founder and former CEO of and and was the former President of Monte has been pioneering domain name and virtual property aftermarket services since 1995, with such innovations as Whois Privacy protection, Domain Escrow, domain name security, and Domain Brokerage, Auctions, Appraisals and Sales.

Monte has sold more than $300 Million domain names since 2001 and operated more than 117 ICANN Accredited Registrars after his company was acquired by in 2007.

Michael H. Berkens, Esq. is Co-Founder and Managing Director at Right of the Dot™, LLC, and Founder of Worldwide Media, Inc., and

Michael holds a law degree (JD) as well as an LLM degree in Taxation from the University of Florida.

Michael’s company is one of the largest privately owned domain portfolio’s in the world and has bought, sold and evaluated hundreds of thousands of domains.

Michael’s  evaluation and expertise has been tapped in several of the highest profile sales and auction events in recent years.

Since 2007 Mr. Berkens, has published a widely read blog on the domain industry at which covers in almost 4,000 posts UDRP and other cases and disputes related to the various rights of domain owners, domain investors and intellectual property rights owners,  as well as sales of domain names, new gTLD’s and other issues in the domain industry.  With over 65,000 comments, is where the domain industry comes to discuss and learn about investment opportunities in domains across all TLD’s.

Monte and Michael are domain name experts with a proven record of success in the domain industry; they are in a unique positioned because they know all the major applicants on a personal and professional level to get a successful resolution to contentious applications thereby avoiding costly auctions.

For more information, you can connect with Right Of The Dot™ in social media: follow Right Of The Dot™ on Twitter at or Facebook at

Once the negotiating is completed, they also offer services to guide your company through the new emerging internet landscape, take it to market, and launch successfully.

For more information contact:

Monte Cahn

President / Director

(954) 288-6810

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