[Comments-com-amendment-3-03jan20] Help Us Prevent .COM Price Increases

Nettra Pan n at nettrapan.net
Tue Feb 11 18:59:25 UTC 2020


Any act to increase the price of .com domains will artificially increase
the barriers to entry for any aspiring entrepreneurs, artists, businesses.
It would be a move away from the net neutrality that has made the internet
what it is today. Please reconsider your action.

On Mon, Feb 10, 2020 at 11:16 PM Namecheap <support at namecheap.com> wrote:

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