[Comments-com-amendment-3-03jan20] .com and .org price increases

Lloyd R. Prentice lloyd at writersglen.com
Tue Feb 11 06:28:05 UTC 2020

As an indie software developer and novelist, I find the notion of exploiting domain name registration for profit extortionate rent-taking. 

Domain names are are like toll-roads—website owners have little choice but to travel the road if they wish readers, viewers, and users to find their sites on the web. 

Allowing monopolistic control over domain extensions serves no useful purpose other than to line greedy pockets. Yes, there is a cost to provide the service. And yes, that cost should be covered by registration fees. But the fees should not be allowed to escalate year after year when digital storage, cpu cycles, and network bandwidth are in general decreasing year after year. Rent-taking profit should not be a consideration nor burden on those who provide genuine value through web content and services.

Lloyd R. Prentice
Writersglen Publications

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