[GTLD-WG] [CPWG] Reflections on registry agreement renewals

John Laprise jlaprise at gmail.com
Tue May 7 21:00:51 UTC 2019


It is a tough one and probably like the famous definition of pornography in
the US: "I know it when I see it."

Simply though, buying domains for the express purpose of reselling them at
a profit. At some level, this practice raises the cost to end users.

Sent from my Pixel 3XL

John Laprise, Ph.D.


On Tue, May 7, 2019, 1:59 AM Michele Neylon - Blacknight <
michele at blacknight.com> wrote:

> What do you mean by “speculation”?
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> *From: *GTLD-WG <gtld-wg-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org> on behalf of
> John Laprise <jlaprise at gmail.com>
> *Date: *Monday 6 May 2019 at 13:47
> *To: *CPWG <cpwg at icann.org>
> *Subject: *[GTLD-WG] [CPWG] Reflections on registry agreement renewals
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> The recent discussion on this topic has made me reflect on the topic more
> broadly and I'd like to share something provocative I've been pondering.
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> At the broadest level, domain reselling and all speculation surrounding
> domain names should be outlawed outright. ICANN doesn't as a rule tell end
> users how to (not) use their domains. However there is an argument to be
> made that speculative behaviour hurts all non-speculative users by
> increasing pricing.
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> Thoughts?
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> Sent from my Pixel 3XL
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> John Laprise, Ph.D.
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