Allow me to just say, maybe the difficulty is in that the process has changed. SH has said, to my understanding, that several reviewers now get to evaluate one name. Maybe they only accept those that are on par with what they want for the MP as well as when a couple or a few reviewers all agree. Before this, we don’t know what the process was other than it was SH employees that were doing this. Maybe at that time, only one employee had to give the go-ahead for it to be approved. Now maybe a few ‘expert’, meaning people that are in this industry already, have to agree and then SH gets final decision.
Also allow me to point out that there is a pandemic going on across the world right now. Domain sales in general and trends reflect this and things are difficult in general. It is also why we are getting a surge of non-guaranteed and low-reward contests. We cannot, right now, make comparisons to what was commonplace months ago to now. The commonplace has changed. People don’t know what businesses will make it right now or if their businesses will even be able to start. People are being careful. Businesses are closing. Startups are being delayed. Employees are getting laid-off r even released from their duties. Everything is difficult, right now. Hopefully we ALL will be able to make something decent of the world through all of this and coming away from this. But, we have to keep these factors in mind. For everything we do. Things are not ‘business as usual’ right now for any industry. Let’s just make the most of it and be happy that SH is doing their best to remain open, provide support, provide help, and still give us all something to do when who knows what tomorrow may bring. This is a time for us, at least, to be thankful that things are still even chugging along … domains are getting reviewed at all, contests are still going, and things are still happening.
I’m thankful and I’m thankful to SH and the reviewers that are just trying to make the best of these very questionable times.