[Comments-com-amendment-3-03jan20] Proposed Amendment 3 to the .COM Registry Agreement

John Riccio j.riccio25 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 13 14:49:47 UTC 2020


Hello, I am writing to voice my opposition to Proposed Amendment 3. Despite
there clearly being potential financial gains to be had by raising the
registration fee on .com domains, the global DNS registration system should
be run primarily as a public concern. The only entities that stand to
benefit from the proposed arrangement are verisign itself, at the expense
of the public. While price hikes such as this likely won't mean much to the
larger business concerns that buy in bulk, it will impact the millions of
small, independent businesses and developers that rely on the system as is
to make their livelihood.  At worst, this could prove yet another point of
pressure that convinces a small business to make their online
presence exclusively in the Facebook walled garden and eschew the web
itself. The web, and global DNS, were envisioned to be run for the public
good, and they SHOULD be run for the public good. Deals such as this are an
abdication of that mandate; short sighted profit chasing at the expense of
all else. Please do not adopt this proposal.

Best,
John Riccio
Buffalo NY
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