[Comments-com-amendment-3-03jan20] Comment on Proposed Amendment 3 to the .com registry agreement

Jamie Twitchel jamie.twitchel at gmail.com
Thu Feb 13 18:28:30 UTC 2020

There is zero reason for ICANN or Verisign to raise prices for any domain tier, let alone .com, as it is the most prevalently used and therefore would affect the majority of domain holders and alter the way we choose to conduct our business online. The public can and will switch to different, cheaper domain suffixes, and will continue to move for as long as ICANN and Verisign continue to sink to greater depths of greed and secrecy. I personally have six .COM domains and I won’t hesitate to switch to a .CO or .NET or even something more obscure if these price hikes go into effect.

As far as the world understands, neither ICANN nor Verisign actually do ANYTHING to merit receiving a fee at all for registering a domain. Until there is any actual perceived value in whatever it is you actually provide to the public, you don’t have a leg to stand on demanding more money from us.

Additionally, Verisign should not be given agency to sell domains of any level or suffix, especially when they control pricing of .COM domains to other registrars.

It appears you have a history of pretending to accept public comments, only to completely ignore them. (Re: price controls for .ORG, .INFO and .BIZ TLDs) If these comments also go ignored, it won’t be forgotten.

The world is watching,
Jamie Twitchel 

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