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

Nate Hashem nate at adrenalads.com
Mon Feb 10 01:12:13 UTC 2020

I am submitting this comment to OPPOSE the proposed Amendment 3.

The global DNS registration system should be run as a public good.  It is
not clear who the beneficiaries of this Amendment 3 are aside from
Verisign.  Verisign reported $300 million in revenue and $198 million in
operating income last quarter.  These price hikes are hardly necessary and
will only serve to enrich this private sector company at the expense of the
entire internet ecosystem that relies on .com domains for their web sites.

It could be argued this is also not in Verisign's own interest as well, as
higher .com registry fees will push small businesses and entrepreneurs away
from the open web and make it more appealing to operate within the various
walled gardens like Facebook.

The web, and global DNS, were envisioned to be run for the public good.
Deals such as this are an abdication of that mandate.  Please do not adopt


Nate Hashem
CTO, Adrenalads

c: (310) 909-9438
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