[Comments-biz-renewal-03apr19] Proposed Renewal of .biz Registry Agreement

Sergey Semenov serg.s at namecheap.com
Fri Apr 26 08:52:30 UTC 2019


Hello,

I am a domain name registrant. 

I've read about a lot of bad decisions under the UDRP. The URS seems even worse. I heard the URS is very new and is being reviewed now to see if it is working properly. It is too soon to include an untested policy on .biz domains where for a few hundred dollars anyone could try to shut down someone else's website.

Telling the .biz registry that it can charge any price it wants for renewing a domain name is a terrible idea. Why would you allow them to set a crazy high price? They could try to force the domain owners to pay a very high price each year to renew their domain name, and if the domain owner either won't or can't, then the .biz registry could take away their domain name, set a high registration price on it, and then try to find someone else who is willing to pay a high price for it. This is very unfair to long time .biz domain owners who may see their prices raised sky high for no reason.

You let the new domain extensions charge any price they want, but that hasn't gone so well. Lots of people got burned when the new registries offered low rates for the first year, and then after people registered the domain names and some built web sites on them, some of the prices were raised through the roof. .Biz has been working just fine for decades where the prices maybe go up a little bit each year. Allowing huge price increases from one year to the next could ruin .biz for everybody.

I think you should pay a little more attention to what is good for the owners of .biz domain names. The registries are doing fine. They don't need your help as they are already making plenty of money.

Regards,
Sergey
Domain Name Registrant



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