[registration-issues-wg] [CPWG] renewal of .org registry

cw at christopherwilkinson.eu cw at christopherwilkinson.eu
Thu Apr 25 20:17:45 UTC 2019


+1

NB the same arguments apply to .com

The legacy  TLDs hold a monopoly position vis-a-vis their registrants. Theys hold be regulated accordingly. If not by US-NTIA, then by ICANN.

CW

> On 25 Apr 2019, at 21:48, 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 <mailto: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 <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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