[Comments-biz-renewal-03apr19] Proposed Renewal of .biz Registry Agreement
Searchen Networks Inc.
johnc at searchen.com
Mon Apr 22 13:00:52 UTC 2019
I write to oppose the removal of price caps on any of the “legacy” TLDs as
doing so will only create a free-for-all on limitless price increases
across the well-established board. The new GTLDs are already accepted as
alternative options with price expectations that vary greatly based on the
registry; however, current registrants of older well established extensions
are expected to maintain some level of stability. These legacy domain
names, some of which have been registered for many years, are unlike the
new mess being created and owners of these legacy names have a reasonable
expectation of affordability and stability. The old manta goes ‘if it is
not broken, you do not try and fix it.’ The vast majority of domain owners
will remain unaffected so long as the fluctuating and exorbitant prices
remain in the newer name space; there will be plenty of years ahead for
ICANN to benefit from those while allowing stability within the legacy name
space. Leave well enough alone and move forward without effecting millions
and millions of current and well established registrants who expect their
domain expenses to remain reasonable, affordable and stable.
Chief Executive Officer
Internet Marketing Services Inc.
515 North Flagler Drive, Suite P-300
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
United States of America
Part of SEARCHEN NETWORKS®
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