[Comments-info-renewal-18mar19] Proposed Renewal of .info Registry Agreement
clement at genty.info
Mon Mar 25 10:05:22 UTC 2019
On November 6, 2001, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority
announced that it had chosen mta.info instead of mta.nyc.ny.us. The
President of MTA argued that the domain name in.US was too long and
difficult to remember.
The .INFO was intended in 1997 when it was proposed by the IAHC,
International Ad Hoc Committee, and was created in 2000, two years
after ICANN was created.
.INFO has paved the way for more flexible but also smarter naming
policies, bringing meaning through the TLD. At the time, the registry
was communicating with "Where the World goes for information".
The lack of a framework for gTLD pricing policies has led to some
disappointments, as evidenced by the reactions of registrars when
Uniregistry significantly increased its prices on its extensions.
Similarly, the « Dot Chinese Online » has increased its prices by 25
since 15 March 2019. The market is not ready for significant price
fluctuations on underutilized TLDs. The .INFO, used by many companies
and individuals, is also not ready for such developments. An
entrepreneur who has registered his domain name cannot tomorrow see a
multiplication per cent of the selling price of his .INFO.
While Europe is implementing a charter of good practices for online
platforms, the "Platform to business" project, it would be interesting
to develop such a policy for ICANN's gTLDs in order to frame tariff
increases in an assessment to be defined.
Doctorant | PhD Candidate
École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers
151 bd de l'Hôpital 75013 Paris
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