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

Ryan Gardner ryan at visualpeople.com
Tue Feb 11 00:56:21 UTC 2020


To Whom It May Concern —

We represent a couple hundred small and micro businesses and non-profits who we help keep their domains registered and working and keep their websites up and accessible to the world. The possible changes in the .COM registry are extremely concerning. 

Giving essentially a blank check to raise the price of .COM domain names more than 70% over the next decade would be an unfair burden for the organizations we help. Contrarily, the large .coms will not even notice such increases. Please find another way to recover these costs and keep the Internet a more level playing field for everyone. You are going to drive these smaller players into the not as well regulated and potentially harmful ‘vanity’ tlds and the public at large will lose.

It is incredibly concerning that you are making these contact changes in secret. This is a big deal and if these unjustified increases come to pass, more regulation will come to this industry via government agencies and that isn’t necessarily a good move, either, but certainly would be one you would want to avoid.

Please, re-think this decision and limit the increases us smaller folks will have to pay when costs all around us are already growing.

- Ryan

Ryan Gardner
Visual People Design, Inc.
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