[Comments-com-amendment-3-03jan20] Objection to new pricing agreement

Frank@Asterion frank at asterion.pro
Tue Feb 11 09:41:21 UTC 2020

Dear Sir or Madam,

You are proposing an amendment to the pricing structure but fail to 
explain who aside from your own organization and Verisign would benefit.

Domain owners will definitely be the ones who will pay this price 
increase without receiving a better product or service in exchange.

That you are planning to grant Verisign the right to increase domain 
prices and getting in exchange a $20 million dollar injection,
is establishing a co-dependency that is opposing the goals of the ICANN 

People are happy to pay more if they know why they pay more. If you 
cannot deliver that answer in a transparent way then you are failing 
your community.

Due to the raised concerns, I recommend to not amend the existing 

ICANN is risking to lose any credibility and independence by trying to 
solve potential issues this way.

Best Regards

Frank Nowak | Managing Director

Asterion B.V.
Nieuwe Gracht 11 | 2011LN Haarlem | Netherlands
Tax-ID number: NL5695672323

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