[Comments-com-amendment-3-03jan20] (no subject)

Jason Maher Jason at craictastic.com
Tue Feb 11 00:21:17 UTC 2020


I am against any changes that will increase the cost of domain names.
Verisign should NOT be allowed to increase .com prices just because they
have given a "donation" to ICANN.  This is clearly NOT a donation.  This is
a corrupt bribe.  They are paying $20m and getting near $1B in return paid
for by users.  This is WRONG.    The internet is not supposed to be
corrupted by this type of pay for play.  Why are you allowing them to make
all this profit?  Not supposed to be this way.  Please block this!    I
read a defense of this “ICANN org is not a price regulator and will defer
to the expertise of relevant competition authorities. As such, ICANN has
long-deferred to the DOC and the United States Department of Justice (DOJ)
for the regulation of pricing for .COM registry services,” the organization
notes in a public comment period
<https://www.icann.org/public-comments/com-amendment-3-2020-01-03-en> on
the proposed agreement."

This might be a valid argument if anyone actually believed that the US DOJ
were not also now corrupt as of 2019/2020 which clearly the DOJ has become
both political and corrupt.

It seems 98 per cent of public comments were opposed to the cap-lifting.
But yet ICANN approved controversial change
<https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/07/29/icann_slammed_org_price/>s -
which were subsequently labelled a "sham" - without giving any rationale or
explanation.

Regards,
Jason
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Help Us Avoid .COM Price Increases

Hi there!

We have important information
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to
share with you that will affect the price of your .COM domains.

What's happening?

Last month, ICANN, the organization that oversees domain names, announced
significant changes to the contract it has with Verisign, Inc. who operate
the .COM top-level-domain (TLD).

ICANN made these changes in secret, without consulting or incorporating
feedback from the ICANN community or Internet users. Although ICANN has a
history of making similar deals behind closed doors, and also of ignoring
unified opposition against such action, we are focused on leading the fight
against price increases that will harm our customers (and the Internet as a
whole). This is a crucial time to raise our voices given that *.COM domains
make up 40% of all registered domain names online*.

What does this change mean?

Wholesale registries charge Namecheap a set fee per domain name per year.
According to this new agreement, Verisign will be allowed to increase the
wholesale price to registrars for .COM domains every year for 8 out of the
next 10 years, and the increases don’t stop there.

This will mean that* .COM wholesale domain prices can grow by more than 70%
over and above current prices over the next decade*. The contract also
allows for other price increases, which could drive prices up further,
ultimately making .COM domains less accessible and more expensive for
everybody.

Why is ICANN doing this?

Alongside these contract changes, *Verisign agreed to pay ICANN an
additional $20 million dollars over five years to support* ICANN's domain
name system initiatives, without any clarity about how ICANN will spend the
money, or who will ensure that the funds are properly spent on domain
infrastructure.

So, what can you do to help?

These changes will have significant impact on the Internet for years to
come, and only ICANN and Verisign have participated in this decision. If
you want to make sure your voice is heard, let ICANN know how you feel
about their recent decision. *The Public Comment period
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is
open until February 14, 2020.*

You can leave your comment on the .COM proposal using ICANN's form
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