[registration-issues-wg] Fwd: Stop the Price Increase of .com

Roberto Gaetano roberto_gaetano at hotmail.com
Tue Oct 2 08:59:35 UTC 2018


… and this is even more true in the South of the world.
I am just back from Uzbekistan, where $7 are already a considerable amount of money.
R


On 02.10.2018, at 10:46, Michele Neylon - Blacknight <michele at blacknight.com<mailto:michele at blacknight.com>> wrote:

Evan

I don’t think that tripling the price would be a good thing. A lot of small business are put off getting their own online presence by price. While a bigger business might not care too much if a domain was a bit more expensive, for the small businesses starting out every cent counts.
There’s a difference between reasonable increases and trebling costs ☺

Regards

Michele


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From: Evan Leibovitch <evanleibovitch at gmail.com<mailto:evanleibovitch at gmail.com>>
Date: Tuesday 2 October 2018 at 01:25
To: Michele Neylon <michele at blacknight.com<mailto:michele at blacknight.com>>
Cc: Carlton Samuels <carlton.samuels at gmail.com<mailto:carlton.samuels at gmail.com>>, "registration-issues-wg at atlarge-lists.icann.org<mailto:registration-issues-wg at atlarge-lists.icann.org>" <registration-issues-wg at atlarge-lists.icann.org<mailto:registration-issues-wg at atlarge-lists.icann.org>>
Subject: Re: [registration-issues-wg] Fwd: Stop the Price Increase of .com

I agree with your comments on the article, Michele.

Domains are IMO way underpriced. They could triple overnight and not effect legitimate uses of domains to protect a brand or communicate with the public. In the whole cost of maintaining an Internet presence, the domain costs are fractions of a percent.

If anything, the wholesale cost of domains should be significantly higher than it is, with the extra proceeds funding enhanced enforcement and public education programs.

The losers from a significantly higher domain price are
(1) the speculative domain industry whose rent seeking activity subtracts value and
(2) ICANN itself, whose revenue per domain would rise but for a smaller number of domains as speculative portfolios shrink

The winners would be
(3)everyone else on earth; those who want to use domains as a destination, and the people who would use those domains to find them.

To me ALAC should not impede such price increases, indeed if there is any position to be taken we should be in support.
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On Mon, Oct 1, 2018, 12:45 PM Michele Neylon - Blacknight, <michele at blacknight.com<mailto:michele at blacknight.com>> wrote:
Carlton

You might want to have a look at Andrew’s previous post on the topic from last month and some of the comments on it:
https://domainnamewire.com/2018/09/11/verisign-coperative-agreement/

Regards

Michele

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From: registration-issues-wg <registration-issues-wg-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org<mailto:registration-issues-wg-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org>> on behalf of Carlton Samuels <carlton.samuels at gmail.com<mailto:carlton.samuels at gmail.com>>
Date: Monday 1 October 2018 at 17:38
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Subject: [possible-spam] [registration-issues-wg] Fwd: Stop the Price Increase of .com

Um, should the ALAC have an interest enough to speak?

https://domainnamewire.com/2018/10/01/stop-the-price-increase-of-com/

-Carlton


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