[Comments-biz-renewal-03apr19] Keep price limits on .biz
geoff at cs.hmc.edu
Fri Apr 26 05:02:21 UTC 2019
Although it was not part of the original "big seven" top-level
domains, .biz has long served as a sensible alternative to .com.
Thousands of small businesses have taken advantage of that
top-level domain to establish their Web sites; many of them have
done so to work around domain squatters who captured, but do not
operate, closely related .com domains.
Removing price limitations on .biz would put those small
businesses in an untenable position. Equivalent .com domains are
often unavailable, and the existing sites already have established
a presence under the businesses' customers. A significantly
higher price would certainly be a major burden, and would probably
drive a few small businesses into bankruptcy.
Nor is it the case that significant price increases are necessary.
DNS operates effectively on the funding that it has, and the
addition of new high-priced top-level domains such as .money has
resulted in a significant additional infusion of cash.
There is no reason to remove price limitations. Please keep .biz
Geoff Kuenning geoff at cs.hmc.edu
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