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

Philip Gegan philipgegan01 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 11 11:25:07 UTC 2020

Dear Sirs,

I am concerned to learn that yourselves and Verisign are contemplating the
signing of an agreement that will result in substantially higher fees for
.com domains. It seems that you did a similar thing with regard to .org,
.info and .biz domains, and without any proper form of consultation.

Is it true that you have agreed with Verisign for the wholesale price of
.com domain names to increase by 7% each year from 2020 to 2023? And then
again, by a similar percentage each year from 2026 to 2029? Will you really
be receiving an extra $20 million over the next five years to "support your
initiatives regarding the security and stability of the domain name system"?

Where is this money coming from, exactly, and what is it to be spent on?

Should not any price increases over the years reflect the actual increase
in running costs for organisations such as yours? Have you taken into
account the fact that nearly all .com domain names are owned by commercial
enterprises, most of them small and vulnerable to price increases for items
that are indispensable for the running of their business?

I await hearing from you.

Philip Gegan
philipgegan01 at gmail.com
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