[Comments-com-amendment-3-03jan20] Cap the price on .com addresses

Stephen Webb sdavis.webb at gmail.com
Tue Feb 11 01:50:55 UTC 2020

The Internet is, in many ways, a public good, developed using public money,
and is now the public forum for debates, discussion, and commerce. Owning a
.com URL is tantamount to being able to afford a storefront.

The plans to allow Verisign, a company who's net margin is twice Facebook's
or Google's, and who have a monopoly on issuing these domains, to raise the
price to whatever they want, would be to allow Verisign to extort the
entire world. If Verisign could not cover their costs and needed to raise
their rates, that would be one thing. But to be more profitable per dollar
of revenue than some of the largest, most prominent technology companies in
the world tells me that this is just greedy.

Keep the price of .com URLs as they are.

Stephen Webb
e: sdavis.webb at gmail.com
p: +001 404.797.1314
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