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

Robert Udulutch rudulutch at live.com
Mon Feb 10 22:15:27 UTC 2020

As a former technical manager for Microsoft and owner of multiple small businesses I object to the Proposed Amendment 3 to the .COM Registry Agreement on the following grounds:

1.       The increase is clearly not warranted. The current .com domain administration cost-vs-revenue model is more than profitable for the providers, and the proposed technical enhancements for things like domain security, etc., etc., don't require the proposed rate increases by any measure (or any increase at all for that matter). Thusly, it appears to be nothing less than a money grab attempt which ICANN should strenuously protect against if the organization truly supports their mission.

2.       The proposed increases directly target small businesses. Although the current domain fees may appear to be a 'drop in the bucket', there are many such drops for small businesses when it comes to owning and managing a website (or sites), and those drops add up quickly.

R Udell
Pembroke MA
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