[GTLD-WG] [CPWG] renewal of .org registry

Greg Shatan greg at isoc-ny.org
Fri Apr 26 15:11:48 UTC 2019


George wrote:

“I think the proper word isn't "scared" but "inform".”

Having read what NameCheap wrote, I think the proper word isn’t “inform”
but “scare.”  Also “misinform.”

Putting up a poll asking whether ICANN staff should be “sacked” for putting
forward the removal of price caps, with the choices being “Yes, all of
them,” “Yes, some of them” or “no” also contributes to the overheated,
scare-mongering atmosphere around this issue.
https://twitter.com/georgekirikos/status/1121125126597038080?s=21

As does tweeting that iCANN staffers should start reading books about how
to handle getting fired.
https://twitter.com/georgekirikos/status/1121547212813586432?s=21

There’s a way to have a reasoned discussion about continuing price caps in
the legacy TLDS, and the pro’s and con’s of price caps, but this isn’t it.

Finally, this concern about protecting small non-profits from paying big
bucks for domain names would seem a lot more genuine if it included support
for price caps in the resale market (i.e., the secondary market or
aftermarket).

Best regards,

Greg


On Fri, Apr 26, 2019 at 6:56 AM Jacqueline Morris <jam at jacquelinemorris.com>
wrote:

> Maureen, well said.
> I would love to hear from the PIR Board as to their take on this.
> Jacqueline
>
>
>
> On Thu, Apr 25, 2019, 3:48 PM Maureen Hilyard <maureen.hilyard at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> I am against any price changes being allowed for legacy domains and I
>> know that the DotAsia Board hasn't authorised any price hikes and we don't
>> have a cap. The recent suggestions of price caps have provided focus on
>> these so that there is a little bit of scaremongering (or "raising
>> awareness" as George prefers to call it) going on I suspect.
>>
>>   .org is used by NGOs who would be sorely affected if the cost of  the
>> domain rose significantly.  Interestingly Im on the PIR Advisory Committee
>> and we haven't been notified by the PIR Board of the implications are of a
>> price cap for .org or what their intentions are.
>>
>> Maureen
>>
>> On Thu, Apr 25, 2019 at 6:17 AM Marita Moll <mmoll at ca.inter.net> wrote:
>>
>>> Further to our discussions this week re: renewal of .org registry with
>>> removal of price cap -- it appears that there is a well organized campaign
>>> going on out there to scare people about potential rate hikes. That
>>> probably accounts for all those opposition letters we saw posted on the
>>> site that George Kirikos was referring to.
>>>
>>> See blog below:
>>>
>>> https://www.namecheap.com/blog/keep-domain-prices-in-check/?utm_source=Iterable&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Service_DomPriceIncrease_20190425
>>>
>>> Marita
>>>
>>>
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Greg Shatan
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