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

Andy Amaya aamay001 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 10 22:05:20 UTC 2020


Hi,

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.

Thanks,

Andy Amaya
Moreno Valley, CA
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