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

David Jimenez Sequero davidjise at gmail.com
Sun Apr 28 12:39:30 UTC 2019


To the attention of the ICANN committee,

As an individual domain name registrant, I strongly believe legacy gTLDs
are fundamentally different from for-profit new gTLDs and should be treated
that way. Legacy TLDs are what the internet was built on. They are
essentially a public trust. They are very different than new gTLDs which
were created, bought and paid for by private parties. Registrants of these
legacy extensions should be entitled to price predictability & stability.

Advancements in technology should be driving the cost of operating a
registry down, yet prices keep going up? Removing price caps is unfair to
the millions of domain registrants. They will have no price protections.
Every registrant will be at the complete mercy and whims of the registry.
This could result in a transfer of funds from millions of non-profits to
one non-profit, with no benefits to the domain registrants.

ICANN is supposed to represent a "bottom up, consensus-driven
multistakeholder model". ICANN should not unilaterally impose URS in legacy
TLDs when that issue is precisely what is being examined by the volunteer
ICANN Working Group who has been mandated to review this issue.

ICANN should be looking out for the .biz registrants, in particular the
non-profits. There is no "public benefit" justification to these changes.
It is just a handout to business at the expense of registrants’ rights and
protections. Where are the protections for the millions of domain
registrants that this could effect in a negative way? These changes would
give way too much power to the registry. This is not acceptable for a
"public benefit" organization that exists to represent many stakeholders.

I sincerely hope this proposal is not progressed any further.

Thank you for your attention,

David Jimenez Sequero

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