I think back-end registry providers will earn money, some applicants will earn money too but my experience launching Eurid, the registry for .EU, reminded me one thing: these days just before launching, until the (first) Sunrise period is launched. These days are special because the entire team is prepared, has been trained, and knows what to do.
So why were these days special and what does it have to do with earning money?
Well...it is very simple but I will let you guess a little more...
Read this article on CircleId.