[Comments-com-amendment-3-03jan20] Disapprove of the proposed ICANN deal with VeriSign

Michael Simson mikesimson at hotmail.com
Mon Feb 10 23:29:47 UTC 2020

To whom it may concern,
The power of the internet is the numerous ways that people can connect and share information, tools, and resources with one another. Through the internet open source projects have become more abundant and easier to scale.  This has resulted in more people benefitting from advances in technology without prohibitive costs associated with corporate offerings.

At the heart of this ability to develop projects online is the ability to start domains affordably.  This proposed deal to increase the prices of .COM TLDs by 7% for 8 out of 10 years will inevitably and eventually take a means for creating equality and accessibility out of the hands of millions of entrepreneurs, hobbyists, activists, and many others who are price sensitive.

I would attest that the internet is the last bastion of freedom.  At the heart of it is the domain itself. Since the overwhelming majority of domains end with .COM there is a need to preserve and protect the access to establishing a domain with this TLD.  Bring this proposal to the public.  Honor the millions upon millions who have used this TLD to make the internet what it is today. Have the courage to stand against the pressure of capitalistic onslaughts and say no to the price increases that threaten our very freedom the internet has provided.

Michael Simson
Unit Scientific

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