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

Brianna possibri at gmail.com
Sat Feb 8 17:23:04 UTC 2020

This is an unrealistic expectation for small businesses and especially for
individuals who use .COM domains. Up until very recently .COM has been the
most widely used TLD for the average person, and, on top of that, the costs
of other TLDs, including the more newly released ones, have begun at higher
rates and usually are intended for more niche industries/sectors, or just
simply too expensive for the average person to commit to the yearly cost
increases. Additionally, the idea that if a person or business cannot
afford these proposed increases, there is an expectation that they will
just... change their domain? What about those of us who have had these
domains for over 5-10 years and have built a brand or lots of other
materials all with these specific domains? We're supposed to let the domain
go and let a larger company who can afford the increases take the domain
and benefit from the traffic/audience that has already been established?
This seems really backwards, and certainly with all these new TLDs at much
higher costs, those profits surely can offset the costs of infrastructure
changes as ICANN works to improve security and the like. At the very least
there needs to be some sort of waiver program for those of us who are
individuals/small businesses that cannot expect to be able to afford
constant increases, and especially if we use them for non-commercial
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